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So glad Biden got us out of there.

No more US Flag draped coffins coming back from the region. Thanks, Joe!

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The AvengerToday  08:32 am JST

So glad Biden got us out of there.

No more US Flag draped coffins coming back from the region. Thanks, Joe!

The original reason and purpose for being there no longer exists. Putin was paying the Taliban bounties on US dead and his puppet Trump said absolutely nothing. Even some Republicans were outraged, knowing that trump is a traitor. And Joe said it himself, children of the first vets from that war were fighting there - are we going to send veterans' grandkids there? Trump's lies and treason made it all untenuable and of course unwinnable.

I don't believe a word of what the Taliban says, they are scummy fanatical trash. I don't think they care about the Shiites one whit. But let them duke it out with those other fanatical scum the ISIS.

As for the ISIS taking credit for the mosque bombing, it must be remembered that those punkass turds love to take credit for all terrorist acts whether they are responsible for them or not. They 'bragged' about the Orlando Pulse club massacre which they had no role in five years ago. Either way, if they did bomb this mosque then it truly shows that they ain't true Muslims at all.

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Things seem to be the same in Afghanistan as they have been over the past decades. Terrorist bombings of innocents. Without regard to whomever is in charge these acts continue.

It may be a fore runner for the rest of the world where people cant seem to agree on much these days. America is split along political lines with additional lines over vaccination and covid.

As the world becomes more stressed with serious climate events, water stress through droughts, energy shortages and economic issues, more people find themselves with either nothing left to lose or nowhere to turn for relief. Perhaps the world has reached the limits of human population and adding even more is only going to speed up the disintegration of stable civilization. More hard time ahead.

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Most of the Sunni Taliban think that the Shiites are lower forms of life, so they will not do much to bring ISIS to heel. Eventually Iran will send some proxy terrorists back into Afghanistan to support the Shiites, and the country will descend into the same civil wars and tribal feuds it has had for eons. (Although with fancy American-made weaponry this time, thanks to the precipitous abandonment by the American Biden administration.)

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A religion is something people seek for the solace and tranquility of soul.

So, how can one explain this horrendous bloodshed caused by suicide attacks by one religious group on another? Both IS and Taliban are Sunni Muslims by denomination that hate Shiite Muslims like hell. 

I wonder what the relationship is between IS and Taliban, politically as well as religiously.

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voiceofokinawaToday  01:21 pm JST

A religion is something people seek for the solace and tranquility of soul.

So, how can one explain this horrendous bloodshed caused by suicide attacks by one religious group on another? Both IS and Taliban are Sunni Muslims by denomination that hate Shiite Muslims like hell. 

I wonder what the relationship is between IS and Taliban, politically as well as religiously.

They don't like each other. Both sides think they're 'right'. That's why they fight now.

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 (Although with fancy American-made weaponry this time, thanks to the precipitous abandonment by the American Biden administration.)

You must have missed the angry debates in Congressional committees when DoD and DoS staff were grilled by member of Congress angry at them for buying Russian style weapons from places like Ukraine or the Czech Republic, including MiL helicopters for the Afghan military. The DoD and DoS did this because they figured the soldiers were already familiar and comfortable with them, why buy M-16s or M-4s and have to buy a different caliber ammo when the place was already swimming in old Soviet arms. Likewise their pilots were already familiar with the old Russian helos. Members of Congress demanded they sell them American made arms but they didn't sell them much. In any event the most sophisticated airplane the Afghans had was the Super Tucano, a propeller driven airplane. No jets. Some older C-130s with nothing secret on them. No tanks, no Bradley fighting vehicles are anything like that. No big self propelled howitzers. What they had was basic and for the most part of Russian design if not Russian made.

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I wonder what the relationship is between IS and Taliban, politically as well as religiously.

They are sworn enemies. Daesh doesn't think the Taliban are pure enough. To quote an article in The Diplomat::

Thomas Joscelyn, in the Long Wars Journal, describes how the hostility that ISIS bears toward the Taliban stems from the fact that the Taliban draws its legitimacy not from a universal Islamic creed, but from a narrow ethnic and nationalistic base. In other words, while ISIS fights to establish a Caliphate encompassing the entire ummah (Muslim community), the Taliban merely seeks to establish an Afghan state that they claim is ruled ruled by Islamic Law. However, in an interview with the ISIS Wali (custodian) of Khorasan, a self-declared ISIS province that includes Afghanistan, the group denies that the Taliban even rule by Islamic Law at all:

Does the nationalist Taliban movement have areas of consolidation in Khurāsān? And do they rule them by Allah’s law?

The Wālī: The nationalist Taliban movement only has control of some regions of “Afghanistan,” nowhere else. As for ruling them by Allah’s law, then it does not do that. Rather, they rule by tribal customs and judge affairs in accordance with the desires and traditions of the people, traditions opposing the Islamic Sharī’ah.

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Putin was paying the Taliban bounties on US dead 

That is completely and utterly false. It has been proven false, and admitted to be “mistaken information” by the Dems who perpetrated the lie. You wishing it was true doesn’t make it so.

By all means prove me wrong.

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What they had was basic and for the most part of Russian design if not Russian made.

Is this why the Taliban are parading in full US combat gear including US uniforms, US weaponry, US body armor, night vision, communications equipment, GPS,etc etc?

Add in armored humvees, Bradley vehicles, tanks, helicopters, aircraft etc etc all adding up to over 80 billion dollars and you’ve got an armed force equipped to rival some of the more sophisticated armies in the world.

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The Avenger

So glad Biden got us out of there.

No more US Flag draped coffins coming back from the region. Thanks, Joe!

It was Trump who started the withdrawal plan, but in a sensible way. What Biden did was completely bungle it, leaving the Taliban with a mountain of weapons and countless people stranded. Thanks Joe.

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Putin was paying the Taliban bounties on US dead 

Prime example of fake news. Amazing that there mainstream media consumers who believe this.

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TheAvengenger: So glad Biden got us out of there.No more US Flag draped coffins coming back from the region. Thanks, Joe!

It was Trump actually... so... yea. Read up a little more.

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The current situation is akin to that of an unruly class that has suddenly been left in the lurch after the teacher unceremoniously decided to quit. A former unruly student, who has access to the latest teaching materials, decides to be the new teacher. To his horror, the unruly student is confronted by the school's notorious delinquent.

Oh Taliban, the chickens have come home to roost.

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@The Avenger So glad Biden got us out of there.

Seriously? You really don’t know it was Trump who got the US out of there? He was doing it properly and according to a plan too.

Then came Joe to bungle it on a grand scale while blaming everyone else and enriching the Taliban to the tune of $80 billion.

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It was Trump who started the withdrawal plan, but in a sensible way.

Seriously? Donald Trump pulled the pin on a grenade and threw it under the tent flap on his way out. Let the next occupant deal with the resulting mess. The Trump administration negotiated with the Taliban in secret without inviting anyone from the Afghan government to participate, told them the US would withdraw completely and the icing on the cake was freeing 5000 terrorist prisoners, one of whom was among the Kabul Airport bombers. Mr. Biden was left with no choices regarding Afghanistan short of breaking the agreement the Trump administration had already signed. The Afghan government and military had already given up when the Trump administration cut them out of the negotiations and left them with the prospect of 5000 terrorist prisoners freed and no US or NATO forces to protect them with. And obtw, the Trump administration never consulted with the NATO allies about the prisoner release or withdrawal.

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It was Trump who started the withdrawal plan, but in a sensible way.

Please, tell us what specifically was sensible about it. I haven't seen anything, but I'm making an attempt to not deride you for something I would generally say is as stupid as anything is, and be open to the idea that you aren't an idiot, and that there is some validity behind this statement, and maybe I just haven't seen it.

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Various security companies around the world are looking for (experienced) people to work as security professionals in Afghanistan. This makes me think that US just outsourced Afghanistan.

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starpunkToday  03:53 am JST

> *It was the Lincoln Project, a Republican coalition that revealed that and it's true. Democrats didn't 'make it up'.*

We don’t know whether it’s true because the claim was based off of intelligence in which the US has “low to moderate confidence.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56775660.amp

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