If you watched the president's speech on Afghanistan the other day then you know that he called the war a religious one.
Personally, the president scares me to death and I nearly hate him. With that said...
I was flipping through channels just a few minutes ago and saw just a few words on Amanpour speaking with the president of Afghanistan.
Hopefully someone else caught the whole broadcast but this is what I heard him say.
"By all means necessary, by all means necessary, by all means necessary. I will by all means necessary help the people of Afghanistan."
Mrs. Amanpour suddenly looked afraid, very afraid and abruptly ended the interview with him. She looked extremely worried to me.
Did the president of Afghanistan just threaten us? Obama got his wish in asking for help from the British with his request to have at least 6,000 more troops to help over there. He get's more then he asked for.
Are we gonna get nuked? I am being serious, the whole idea of America helping liberate the people and defeat the Taliban seems like a facades.
I think it is strange that Obama thinks it's a good idea to tell the entire world he is sending more troops there. I think it is strange that he tells the world that he has a plan to start withdrawing in 2011 and I think it is even more strange that he just told them where he is going to put the troops too.
Now, I am not a war strategist or anything like that but why would you tell your enemy where you will be? Why would he call it a religious war, why would he bring up 911 and the hunt for what's his face and then say that the guy they are hunting down isn't even there.
Because he announces that it is a religious war, I don't know what this really is other then the feeling that he is setting up for Armageddon.
The timing seems right, the circumstances seem right, Obama seems more like a third world leader... dictator then anything else.
Taliban in pakistan were originally trained by American CIA to fight russians in Afghanistan...so it's actually a monster of their own creation that has grown too big for them to fight! Besides, it IS the war in Afghanistan that has pushed them over the border into waziristan...so what then...are they going to now enter into another country and turn it into another afghanistan? it's endless....and meanwhile one country after another is being turned into war zone....
But if we were to put all of our troops in one place; the taliban and their allies totally leave the area; appearing that we have won? Everyone in Afghanistan are seen as our allies, Why wouldn't they nuke us and our allies?
Considering that these extremists want nothing more than to bring about the end of their Jihad, I think that they would use any means available to do something like that. Maybe not nukes but something just as demoralizing. I mentioned it as a possability only.
Please explain how the president of Afghanistan relates in any way to extremism or Jihad, this thread is about Hamid Karzai. Educate yourself so that you can distinguish between extremists and the good people, Karzai is an ally of the Americans and does not want them to leave the country.
Well get off this thread then, the original post referred to the president of Afghanistan - who is Hamid Karzai. If you haven't got anything constructive or relevant to say then don't say anything at all.
Karzai used to be a member of the Taliban, he has openly admitted this. He later left, and his father was assasinated by The Taliban as a result. He is now very anti-Taliban and very critical of America for providing them with weapons. Please remember that The Taliban were not the group of people that attacked America on 9/11 though, and have not been responsible for any deaths in the West, Americans and British should perhaps remember that. The Taliban have not blown up tube trains in London and Madrid, or flown planes into Stock Markets.
Apparently Karzi is still Taliban but a divided one in which it seems he wants to implore the Taliban that he sided with against the Taliban that killed his father then.
You have to watch the interview. He is definitely not anti-taliban. His interview doesn't indicate that he is critical of Amerika for giving them weapons either but in a round about way he is saying that the 'good' Taliban will reform and rule Afghanistan.
Leaving 911 out of it and sticking to what he just said and the portion of the interview that was removed.
I haven't seen the interview to be honest, but I guess that is all plausible. All I know is that he is in no rush to take over from the Americans http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5B51GH20091206 - I am sure that he is no angel, but is the democratically elected president. There is no way that he would attack the allied forces, since in actually wants them to stay for the time being....
Hmmmm, you must have a very good intelligence agency working for you. Most people who spend their time on Hubpages don't have the detailed knowledge you seem to possess, or maybe you just don't have a fucking clue as to what you are talking about but want others to think you do, toss up!
Who would nuke America? The Taliban do not have nukes, Al Quaeda do not have nukes.
India are allies of the west, Pakistan are fighting the Taliban themselves, Russia have had a war with Afghanistan, China are making money from this war, the UK are Americas allies, Isreal are American allies, and North Korea have nothing whatsoever to do with Afghanistan.
The president of Afghanistan has no access whatsoever to nuclear weapons, and was probably himself referring to the battle against the Taliban. Remember that the current Afghan leaders are not extremists and work closely with the USA.
exactly! I am at the moment in south asia...on a trip to study the taliban and the refugee crisis here in pakistan....and trust me, all these so called talibans are just poor fanatics who are obviously being supplied by the latest state of the art ammunition that just doesn't make sense how it ended up in their hands....! And the civilian deaths adding up every day is just not being reported in the media! absolute crisis here....
Im actually training as a psychiatrist here in london but I like to study and work with poor people all over the world (social work projects)...it's a passion with me....so...here I am for a month in pakistan at the moment....
@MYO just be careful over there please ! @ Sandra I am not surprised I was going to write a hub the other day about a congressperson , and the Information I had originally seen had dissapeared off the face of the earth . So I beleive you
it's actually quite fascinating to be at the centre of things....and see how people can sit far away and support these wars....! I say, come talk to the common man here on the streets....you'll see how they're all sick to death of these wars, talibans and american govt. alike!
I will....and just to let u know the average pakistani is as far removed from taliban as u can ever imagine....and actually wants them (along with nato forces) the hell out of their country! the refugee crises and civilians deaths everyday are crippling in numbers.....and the hospitals are overflowing with children and women....! unbelievable really....so much for this war on terror!
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