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South Asia and World Terrorism Discuss the War in Afghanistan, civil war in Pakistan, and events around the Indian sub-continent.

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Follow the money. Some are making great big bundles yearly from the death and destruction. Long past time to go home.
One could say such about most to every war of the past couple centuries ~industrial age. The War per say may not be "profitable", but most every war had some individuals/companies/corps. that found a way to "profit".

I'm inclined to think there is more a strategy/ideology failure* in play here that over-runs the manipulations of "individual" profit incentives.

* = the Western inclination to "compartmentalize" an enemy/conflict and focus on the trees rather than the forest ...
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I heard Obama announce more troop deployments to Afgh on TV during his first term, and couldn't believe my ears when he went on to say-
"Our aim in Afghanistan is not to defeat the Taliban, but to contain them and prevent them spreading their influence in the region"

I think I like Gen Douglas MacArthur's view much better- "It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it."


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The ex-president doesn't seem too cut up about it-


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Thank God Don Trump is in the MacArthur mould..


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