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Mohammad Arif Jafer

Korean PRT, Afghanistan

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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.

      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.

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