• Thursday, October 17, 2019

A-10 Rocks Insurgents At Night In Afghanistan

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  1. F-7

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    Invisible to the naked eye, Taliban insurgents have no idea that a giant beam of infrared light is marking their position. An A-10 Warthog comes out of nowhere and rocks them into a quick end.

    The infrared beam is most likely originating from the Forward Observer or JTAC’s IZLID (Infrared Zoom Laser Illuminator Designator) made by B.E. Meyers, which emits an ultra bright beam that is used to identify targets for high-altitude aircraft or ground troops with night vision optics.

     
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    You mean Afghan Taliban?
     
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    A10 and anyother u.s jet has failed in afghanistan
     
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    And how many civlians?
     
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    Are you sure? Shortsighted view of a very complex problem.
     
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    What they have achieved otherthan waste of u.s public money due to which there is rise in homeless people in u.s and increase in bumpy roads in u.s due to lack of spending on aging infrastructure in u.s
     
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    They have killed many terrorists over the course of years (Al-Qaeda Network and its affiliates), and have also prevented Taliban from imposing their will on entire Afghanistan. Perhaps you will not understand but many Afghans also desire democracy so it is not wise for one ethnic group to impose its will on others.

    It would be much better if Taliban and existing Afghan government reach an understanding and strive for lasting peace and good terms with neighboring countries including (and most importantly) Pakistan.

    About broken infrastructure in US, you must be joking. While US does not look new and shiny like China, it is still far better developed than majority of countries in the world. Many Americans are wealthy actually; mostly unproductive drug-addicts are homeless there.
     
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    I think you should ask yourself this question you asked him cu you're the one in denial.

    The Afghanistan conflict is complex, but deciding if US has won or achieved its desired objectives isnt complex. Us is trying to get out of Afghanistan so those troops can be available again for a conflict with Iran, North Korea or China. People like you think technology will solve US military's manpower "problem". it wont.
     
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    My observations are valid actually. There are deeper realities at play in Afghanistan due to China factor.

    There aren't many American troops in Afghanistan at present (US pulled much of its manpower from Afghanistan in 2014 after defeating Al-Qaeda Network in the region), and US does not need these troops to project power elsewhere.
     
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    But so many are still alive and doing well in "Jihad" IN Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. Safe havens are still present in Pakistan and Iran, training, nurturing, treating Taliban soldiers. So where is the value in all the "terrorists" that have been killed so far? Also US introduced ISIS into Afghanistan within the past few years, so while you kill 1 type of terrrorist(AQ), you nurture another one(ISIS). You're playing too many games. US probably brought ISIS in as an equivalent-but-opposite pseudo-Salafist militant group in Afghanistan. The countries that were afraid of this ISIS in Afghanistan were all US enemies- Taliban, Russia, Iran.

    But Taliban have imposed their will(physically) on 60% of Afghanistan and everyone but you understands that Kabul's hold on Afghanistan is rickety and weak. You're proud you've blocked the Taliban from controlling Afghanistan but by this time you should have already setup a functioning govt for all Afghans, but you've failed at that and this Afghan govt will start to fall or disintegrate the moment NATO and US troops pull out fully if they do that soon.
    There's no consensus to support this! can you show me some stats that shows Afghans "WANT" democracy? Or isnt this just your western-leaning "democratic values" confirmation bias kicking in? You're just projecting your political views onto Afghans! its ridiculous! Afghanistan IS NOT America or UK. Boy you're wild. selling wrong thing to the wrong people.

    Yes, this is what we wish for. We all wish Afghanistan a peaceful existence and good development. But how we get that and if its actually possible, no one can be sure of.

    C'mon bro. If you're American, you know US has MANY bridges that need repair AND train systems are old. Even Trump sold this "invest in infrastructure" to voters who voted him in, but offcourse he hasnt pushed it through, prolly cuz there isnt money for it(at least not yet).
     
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    But still they are on the run
     
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    Any non-white is a terrorist to you?
     
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    Didnt the support arm train and fund and create the taliban to fight the soviets. Didnt the call them the mujahadeen. Now they call the same people terrorists because it suits them. Wake up man
     
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