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    $500M Jobs Program — for the Taliban?

    Britain is ready to contribute millions of pounds to a fund to buy off Taleban gunmen who are fighting British troops in southern Afghanistan.

    More than 60 delegations, from Colombia to Australia, will gather in Lancaster House this morning to draw up an exit strategy from Afghanistan. Much of it is based on reintegrating the Taleban rank and file, wooing the Taleban leadership and gradually handing security to the Afghan Army and police.

    The conference is expected to agree a $500 million (£310 million), five-year fund for President Karzai to “buy off” insurgents who are not ideologically committed to destroying the West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Britain is ready to contribute millions of pounds to a fund to buy off Taleban gunmen who are fighting British troops in southern Afghanistan.

    More than 60 delegations, from Colombia to Australia, will gather in Lancaster House this morning to draw up an exit strategy from Afghanistan. Much of it is based on reintegrating the Taleban rank and file, wooing the Taleban leadership and gradually handing security to the Afghan Army and police.

    The conference is expected to agree a $500 million (£310 million), five-year fund for President Karzai to “buy off” insurgents who are not ideologically committed to destroying the West.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle7005445.ece
    That's a bargain compared to the billions the Pentagon spent bribing the Shiats in Iraq to fight Al Quada insurgents at the beginning of the "surge" in 2007. Yes, you and I tax payer Joe spent Billions on that little escapade. And we can't build schools, or fund health care, or re-build our inefficient and outdated electrical grid. But we can piss 15 Billion a month down that rat hole in Iraq......Sorry for the rant.
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    You don't understand religious zealots. They aren't motivated by money, they are motivated by faith. They are much more concerned about what their god thinks than getting an education, house, or food on the table.

    Look at that dude from Ft Hood. He was a muslim. He killed his American brothers so he wouldn't have to go back over there and kill his religious brothers.

    This will backfire immensely. They will take this money and buy whatever they can get their hands on to keep fighting the west.
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    Not everyone who joins the Taliban does so out of religious extremism. Your foriegn fighters do, but some of the local Taliban do so for tribal/ family reasons or because they are broke. If you have a job then you don't have time to run around blowing shit up. Also you become invested in maintaining the peace because if there's fighting then you can't go to work.

    Sometimes it is really that simple.

    This actually has a long record of success in ending insurgencies throughout history.

    So it boils down to this: The ones who want to work get work, the ones who want to fight die.
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    This money would be better spent in Pakistan. Round up the Pakistani Army Generals and give them 250 up front and 250 when they deliver the heads of Taliban leaders. My guess is that they would be more effective in destroying their own creation than the Brits or Americans ever could be.

    To me its simple. The Army runs Pakistan and Pakistan runs the Taliban.

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    This is some of the craziest shit I've ever heard....
    The British government trying to buy out hard working billion dollar opium farmers with just 500 million?????????????(LOL)

 

 

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