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Taliban, Afghan forces clash as U.S. hands over base

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Afghan forces alone don't stand a chance against the Taliban.

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Why are the Taliban called insurgents when they control most the country, have popular support and are not funded/supported like puppets of the Coalition like the govt?

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Jesus! US soldiers have been fighting for 20 years there since 911. Just wonder the US got any profit from there? It seems so many young soldiers died/were crippled in vain.

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Thoughts and prayers for the truly innocent civilians that remain.

“Since, the Taliban have not directly engaged foreign troops, but have mercilessly attacked government forces in the countryside and waged a terror campaign in urban areas.” -

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Jesus! US soldiers have been fighting for 20 years there since 911.

Seems nothing has changed

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Since the U.S. withdrawal deal was struck the Taliban have not directly engaged foreign troops, but have mercilessly attacked government forces in the countryside and waged a terror campaign in urban areas.

That deal would have been something like;

Us negotiators. Ah, well, it's been fun, but we really must go.

Taliban, See ya.

Us negotiators.. Um by the way, as we leave could you keep things a little quiet?

Taliban, Sure. We will just attack government forces in the countryside and wage a terror campaign in urban areas. Is that OK?

Us negotiators. Seems fine. Well, bye.

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If the Afghans can’t stand on their own after 20 years of having their hands held by the US, there’s nothing the US can do to teach them how to stand.

The Afghans have to have the will to enjoy a democratic government; it can’t simply be imposed upon them.

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Immediately after US began its pullout, the Taliban has started returning to Kabul and displayed its strength.

Watch out, the dormant Taliban in Kabul itself is being re-activated quickly too.

Want it or not, the war-battered nation is looking back to the year 2001. (?)..

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ok its getting more clear what the story is now. not really leaving at all.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CBS' "60 Minutes" in an interview that aired Sunday night that Washington has to be prepared for every scenario.

"Just because our troops are coming home doesn't mean we're leaving," he said. "We're not. Our embassy's staying, the support that we're giving to Afghanistan when it comes to-- economic support, development, humanitarian, that-- that remains. And not only from us, from partners and allies."

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ok its getting more clear what the story is now. not really leaving at all.

Reminds me of the previous Obama/Biden era, when troop reductions in Iraq was actually more just renaming troops as something else...

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