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Mohammad Arif Jafer

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How do end the prolonged war in Afghanistan? Is the withdrawal of US troops premature?

Al-Qaeda the father of Taliban, which was once was created by CIA with the support of Pakistan intelligence agency, to defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan. But now being claimed as a threat to US and the world. And the war against terrorism has been more than ten years now, but the insurgency has been growing more then before.

Doesn't US has the responsibility to end up the war they started 40 years ago in Afghanistan? What would be the final solution to end this war? And isn't the withdrawal premature?

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    Jul 27 2011: In my personal opinion, it is absolutely disgraceful that there are still troops in these regions, and that there is even a war carrying on. Granted, there is a threat of terrorism, and this threat should be dealt with accordingly. HOWEVER, I do NOT believe that the threat is so erroneous that there needs to be such a level of involvement in the country. I also think it is incredibly irresponsible for American politicians to keep pushing for armed forces to stay in Afghanistan given the current state of their own economy. The US is spending billions of dollars in Afghanistan while people within America are suffering an unresolved debt crisis, and an enormous real estate crisis, with many families being forced to move out of their homes as a result. In 2008 after the global financial crisis, things were so bad that for the first time in American history, the younger generation of citizens were less educated than their parents. And yet despite this, the country still funneled immense resources into this silly war. I would suggest that The US take care of matters at home before it worries so heavily about issues abroad. In my opinion, this is just a matter of skewed priorities.
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      Jul 27 2011: Thanks for your comment,

      I would like to ask you that, who were the creators of this terror network?

      Please take a look at the following pictures, they are the pictures of Afghanistan during the 1970s and comparing it with now. We had a relative democracy, freedom and peace at that time. But now there is nothing left due to this 40 years war.
      http://nerdnirvana.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/83230527.Hehstghw.PaghmanBeforeAfter.jpg

      So 40 years back when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, US created this terror network to defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan and it succeeded. But it actually caused this prolonged war even after the defeat of Soviet Union which is going on till now. And it is gone far beyond the borders of Afghanistan and has become an threat to global peace. US created this terror network and is responsible of millions of Afghan lives during this 40 years of war.

      We lost our peace, our homes and our families due to this CIA invented terror networks. We lost everything. Would you still say that, US has no responsibility for all this?
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        Jul 28 2011: I think you must have misinterpreted my comment, or perhaps I didn't articulate my thoughts properly. I do agree with you that the United States certainly are responsible for many issues that now exist in the middle east, and I believe that the widespread deployment and sustained presence of troops is detrimental to any potential progress in the region. Perhaps the utilisation of rebel forces (for this is what they were at the time, fighting soviet oppression) was reckless and myopic, but I think it would have been very difficult for the CIA to fully grasp the implications of this action and the consequences that they would bring decades into the future.
  • Aug 1 2011: I think what you are saying is absolutely right. It is our responsibility to end this but the reason it is still continuing is because of the conservative voters in my country. The idea that pervades the American collective conciousness is "Fight to defend American Freedom". If you don't support the war then you are not a true patriot. Well I will be the first to tell you that if patriotism means invading other people's land and shattering their lives and futures to support "Freedom" then I am not a patriot. And I have no desire to be one. If you are familiar with American history these people who are largely responsible for the strife in your homeland are the descendents of those who supported ownership of Slaves and later, the Segregation and persecution of Blacks in the American South. I have a deep hatred for them and their bigotry. They are arrogant and ignorant, very deadly combination. Not only do they procreate and continue their biggoted and old fashioned, closed minded heratige, they spread their ideals through their christian religion and through their corporate news media (FOX) to influence other people in America and abroad to think the way they do. They vote for conservative leaders like George Bush and Sarah Palin and those leaders support the Imperialist foreign policy that you are suffering the effects of. The people who support this war have mostly never left the American south, so they think the world is as peaceful and prosperous as their homeland is. Plus they are unintelligent and will believe anything their beloved conservative heroes tell them on television. The battle for Afghanistan can only be won if we can take the fight to their minds. If we can finally explain to them that their ideals are evil and that they must be stopped. They are ardent, ignorant, staunch and stubborn people so it will not be easy but you must know Mohammad, the conservatives do not speak for all Americans. I am your ally in this fight and I will do what I can.
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    Jul 30 2011: The solution to end the war in Afghanistan is only in the hands of Afghans not anybody else. Foreigners are here for their good not ours & we should not expect anything from them.

    Regarding their withdrawal it is good that they are leaving & we will get an apportunity to get united & bring peace. Afghans has never welcomed foreigners. British, Soviets were made to leave & now Americans.
  • Jul 28 2011: Blame it all on America. It's the easiest way.
    Do the Russians have a responsibility? Or the UN? Or people who live there?
    No. It's all USA's fault.