Bin Laden's death complicates U.S. war plan in Afghanistan


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meh. Whoever thought that getting Osama would make the US troops come back was overly optimistic.

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It is so appalling that the U.S. material afforded this idiot an Islamic burial ritual after the Navy Seals got him.

Typical Barack Obama. What a fool.

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I think he should have been embalmed and preserved like Mao etc. and put on display at ground zero.

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Declare victory, leave that hellhole alone, and go home. Good grief, what is there it figure out.

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Akuma is taking pleasure in the death of another human being... Is this bad of Akuma???

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Although Bin Laden is dead I wouldn't expect the troops to pull out quickly. But there needs to be a clear plan to justify them being there .

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Just protecting oil and USA's continued access to it, sakurala, that's what's going down. Hardly news.

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Ranger Miffy:

" Just protecting oil and USA's continued access to "

Umm... except there is no oil in Afghanistan. Try again?

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no oil in Afghanistan. Try again?


proposed gas pipeline.

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WilliB at 01:03 AM JST - 5th May. Umm... except there is no oil in Afghanistan. Try again?

Afghanistan may have little oil itself, however, it borders both Iran and Turkmenistan, countries with the second and third largest natural gas reserves in the world. Turkmenistan is the country nobody talks about. Its huge reserves of natural gas can only get to market through pipelines. The U.S. is pushing for multiple oil and gas export routes. Rivalry for pipeline routes and energy resources reflects competition for power and control in the region. They connect trading partners and influence the regional balance of power. Afghanistan is a strategic piece of real estate in the geopolitical struggle for power and dominance in the region. This is why Afghanistan is so important to U.S.

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