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We had the right idea at first. We supported the Northern Alliance and they did most of the work. The ANA will never be reliable. You cannot make a multicultural country out of Afghanistan. The ethnic militias are the only forces that can be relied on to be loyal to whatever the leadership directs. They are like our National Guard or most of our soldiers in the Civil War where the men of each unit came from the same locality and their families all knew each other. Each man knew he and his family could never live it down if he were cowardly or disloyal. We should forget about Karzai and give all support and power to local leaders. Led the local leaders create the level of government over them.
After this becomes the law of the land, the next logical step is to permit gun ownership only for registered Democrats.
Re: Persian Gulf naval incident: I hope it is SOP that when the guns are readied to fire, that someone is filming and recording the whole thing, including loudspeaker and radio traffic.. This could be automated cheaply, but defense contractors would surely charge a fortune. For warnig purposes, they could use lasers in the eyes of the approaching boat operators (about $30 from radio Shack) If this is ignored, stronger lasers could blind them. It is more humane than shelling them as a next step. Come to think of it, it would not be a bad idea to have a "black box" that keeps a record of the last few hours of all operational and situational data.
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Bin Laden Death No Impact on Taliban

Mike1116 Wrote: May 20, 2012 2:37 PM
How about this: offer an independednt state to the Pashtuns in Afghanistan. Then watch Pakistan go on the defensive as Pashtuns try to take territory from Pakistan.
To be a postal supervisor or manager or postmaster, you must first have been a unionized mail carrier or sorter. They never hire from outside. This is why management is inept. Spellcheck was such a godsend for postal documents.
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