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    Re: Should Australian troops leave Afghanistan early?

    Quote Originally Posted by soloooooo View Post
    Why do we need to invade Iran though? Why can't the US and/or Israel just use airstrikes on the nuclear facilities?
    1) we don't know where all the nuclear facilities are, the extent of nuclear weaponisation (they may be prepared to retaliate with unproved weapon systems)
    2) attack on iran --> iran activates its terrorist networks worldwide (new intafada in israel, attacks in certain western countries) and islamist movements worldwide gain momentum
    3) liberal european fuckheads would whine about it, and i don't know whats worse - that or iran getting nukes.
    4) iran would retailiate with conventional weapons on nearby US military facilities (afghanistan, iraq, saudi arabia, kuwait, etc.) and most likely on israeli civilian targets. we've never conducted a surgical strike on a country with iran's retaliatory capabilities (and psychopathic leadership)
    5) resultant chaos in oil markets --> economic mayhem for everyone


    and lots of other reasons why this is a terrible, terrible idea
    Last edited by funkshen; 17 Apr 2012 at 8:51 PM.

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    Re: Should Australian troops leave Afghanistan early?

    also you forget
    the fact that
    we have no reason
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    invade
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    Re: Should Australian troops leave Afghanistan early?

    (or anyone)

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    Re: Should Australian troops leave Afghanistan early?

    Quote Originally Posted by boris View Post
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    what about the principality of hutt river

    or the gay and lesbian kingdom of the coral sea islands

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    Re: Should Australian troops leave Afghanistan early?

    Quote Originally Posted by funkshen View Post
    we determine it's a success when we use the mcdonalds we have built in every afghani village as forward operating bases for our invasion of iran
    +1
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    Re: Should Australian troops leave Afghanistan early?

    We should never have stayed as long we have. If America has a beef with Afghanistan and its neighbours, let their soldiers be the ones enforcing their stuffed up foreign policy.
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    Re: Should Australian troops leave Afghanistan early?

    - Longest war in Australian history, US history
    - "leaving early"

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    Re: Should Australian troops leave Afghanistan early?

    I think the point is to train the Afghan Army to fight their own wars then leave. Might as well finish the whole thing than leave something not done.

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    Re: Should Australian troops leave Afghanistan early?

    Quote Originally Posted by Okashi View Post
    I think the point is to train the Afghan Army to fight their own wars then leave. Might as well finish the whole thing than leave something not done.
    "It's better to kill every last enemy down to children than to not murder children"

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    Re: Should Australian troops leave Afghanistan early?

    Whenever we go into a war with America it seems to be one massive screw up.

    Unfortunately US foreign policy is also automatically our foreign policy due to ANZUS and if we are attacked directly we are well and truly screwed.

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