View Full Version : Is the Taliban back in charge (as according to Gore?)
11-29-2002, 01:16 AM
What is the status of things in Afghanistan? Algore says that the Taliban is back in control. While I don't believe that guy for a second, is there any truth to this? Have remnants of al Quaeda or the Taliban begun to fight a hit and run guerilla war?
12-20-2002, 11:51 AM
haven't you learned to not listen to or trust anything Gore says!?!
12-20-2002, 02:50 PM
i think they've been fighting a hit and run guerilla war pretty much the whole time.......unless they somehow kick the US & its allies completely out of stan, i'm gonna have to say that, NO, they are not "in charge"
gore isnt even running for pres in '04 so he can stfu
Whatever it takes for us not to have to see him kissing his wife in public again is well worth it.
It is rather unlikely that the Taleban will ever regain power in Afghanistan. Without the large amounts of money and resources the US supplied through Pakistan special services they are unlikely to have the same support they once enjoyed. The reminants of Taleban seem to have joined forces with the only remaining faction in the war Gullbedan's (spelling) Iranian backed group.
Unfortunately the US has ignored Afghan history and is making a serious mistake. One of the few good things the Taleban did was crush the warlords. They spent most of the rest of their time building moscs and tearing down statues, but removing the warlords was popular. The Americans have reintroduced them and created some more. The end result will probably be an ongoing civil war without end. This is bad for the country of Afghanistan, but also for the US. Such lawless countries are breeding grounds for nutters everywhere.
03-06-2003, 10:40 PM
Didn't Bore-Gore invent the Taliban, oooooooops, it was the internet.Sorry my bad. :bash:
03-06-2003, 10:43 PM
The Taliban did some good?Lets see torturing women,children,and men isn't doing good.Yes, they got rid of warlords because they themselves were warlords and wanted the drug trade for themselves.If brutalizing women,stoning them,tipping concrete walls on them is doing good, you need help.
"The Taliban did some good?Lets see torturing women,children,and men isn't doing good."
Hahahaha and the warlords didn't do that?
Do you not understand the word "some".
Even Hitler did some good. He basically invented the Highway for faster road traffic, he also turned around Germanys economy and dragged them out of a depression. He was also an evil so and so that I would cross the street to pass water on but are you going to refuse to drive on a highway because the idea was Hitlers?
With the warlords fighting amongst themselves Afghanistan will never develop into a normal country... it will remain a lawless wild west.
well, people are going to be lawless until you have police. you're not going to get the national police to the outskirts when there's no roads. it's going to take many years to build everything in that harsh terrain.. eventually it'll be better, but it won't happen overnight.
03-09-2003, 08:28 PM
it is sad when politics starts being ahead of honor,duty,and country and all ive heard from democrats is untrue rhetoric to trash bush.no,it is not true that the taliban are retaking afghan.i thought it was funny that bush was being trashed for not doing enough on war on terror and then we caught shiek mohamad and all the democrats stuck thier foot in thier mouths
03-09-2003, 08:53 PM
Typical liberal empty headed thinking. The democrats had eight years to handle bin Laden and did nothing but fire off a few cruise missiles in a 'show of force' after numerous international Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks against American targets overseas. Yet they chastise President Bush's war on terrorism as failing when he destroys the Taliban, captures or kills hundreds of Al-Qaeda, puts Osama bin Laden and his network on the run, has apprehended about half dozen of the top Al-Qaeda operatives, broken up Al-Qaeda cells in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the US, and gone after terrorists with US forces in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Colombia, Georgia, and the Philippines. And he has done this in about a year and a half. The war on terrorism is going to take a long time and it is just in its infancy, but to rip on President Bush b/c he is not producing results, well show me what results President Clinton produced to stop terrorism.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.