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Posts Tagged ‘Afghan War’

Attack On U.S. Embassy Highlights Need To Exit Afghanistan

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 15, 2011


Only to exit Afghanista­n could not be the solution, but also narrowing the gap between these two poles are very necessary and could be the most important solution to overcome the problem.
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Taliban Strength Unaffected By Allied Surge

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 7, 2011


War is business rather than the solution. As idea and ideology already created and developed, 100 or 1,000 could be killed but the seed, already created and developed idea, still remains and that could explode in any form in any time. So better not to push thousands of people in trouble to participat­e in the war, not to give millions of people unnecessar­y fear due to war, not to invite another terrible recession using billions and billions dollars in this kind of destructiv­e activities­.
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Obama’s Afghanistan War Plan

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 17, 2010

Obama’s Afghanista­n War Plan highlights progress on the battlefiel­d against insurgents­, the success of Special Forces operations and drone strikes, and achievemen­ts in training the Afghan security forces. I wonder why we so stingy to highlight peace process?
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Afghan Women Revealed: National Geographic Takes A Look At Women’s Lives In Afghanistan (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 5, 2010


Nice country with lots of natural resources, but facing lots of internal and external problems.
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Linda Norgrove, Abducted British Aid Worker, Killed During Rescue

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 9, 2010


Killing other people is the religion of war. So real religious people do not want to be involved in war.
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‘Plan B’ For Afghanistan Aims To Spark Long Overdue Debate

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 10, 2010


This is good, but lacking concrete information about Plan B.
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U.S. Soldiers Allegedly Killed Afghan Civilians, Kept Body Parts As Trophies

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 10, 2010


Really ridiculous job they did. That must not repeat again.
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U.S. Expects To Pay $6 Billion Per Year For Afghan Training

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 6, 2010


Why to play always with people? This could bring another recession.
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Afghan Bank Bailout: U.S. To Prop Up Kabul Bank To Prevent Crisis

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 4, 2010


Tax payers seem to be unhappy but politicians and businessmen are happy for better business opportunity.
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Fidel Castro: Bin Laden Is A ‘U.S. Agent’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 28, 2010


In politics everything possible.
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Obama Iraq Speech To Signal Shift To Afghan Focus

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 27, 2010


Obama, why you are sticking with word ‘war’? Why you are so stingy to use word ‘Peace’?
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Away From McChrystal and Back to the Basics

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 23, 2010

Huffington Post

Malou Innocent Foreign Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute

After the media firestorm ignited by Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his staff criticizing officials in the Obama administration, it’s high time that Americans get back to the basics about Afghanistan.

Basic #1) Afghanistan does not constitute a vital interest to the United States.

Don’t believe the hype about Afghanistan being critical to America’s security. Al Qaeda poses a manageable security problem, not an existential threat. And whatever economic value the region holds, Stephen Walt, citing Jack Synder’s Myths of Empire, does a great job disputing the contention that Afghanistan is a strategic asset because it is brimming with natural resources.

Basic #2) We Don’t Need to Remain in Afghanistan to Protect Pakistan.

It is commonly held by the foreign policy elites that if Washington abandoned Afghanistan to its fate, emboldened jihadist groups could spill into neighboring Pakistan, fatally weaken its government, and seize its nuclear weapons. Read the rest of this entry »

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General McChrystal Offers To Resign, According To Report

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 22, 2010


The root of the incident: “I extend my sincerest apology for this profile. It was a mistake reflecting poor judgment and should never have happened,” McChrystal said in a statement. “Throughout my career, I have lived by the principles of personal honor and professional integrity. What is reflected in this article falls far short of that standard.” Video link: http://abcnews.go.com/wn
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