CNN's David Ariosto talks with U.S. Marines in Helmand Province about the future of the fight, the drawdown and where they were September 11, 2001.
Its about time they put the best of the best in there to kick their @sses!!!! Salerno and the rest of you rat Paki B@st@rds can kiss America's @ss!!!!! You can say whatever you want but know this fact right now, America is and always will be the GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, PERIOD. end of line.
Monkey mothers of the stupids like you are always pregnant. USA is not in the top 20 countries for quality of life. Even Austria is better than US. You are a looser.
Hey Salerno, you PAKI POS, why don't you go there where the Marines are and talk smack BOY!!! Do it you POS go there and talk the smack you talk here if you are a man you stupid Beeoooochhh!!! I just love all these fools who live in hoooches and crap in holes think they know anything about anything. Friggin morons and they wonder why their @sses are getting kicked!!!!
SORRY CNN YOU ONCE AGAIN PROVED YOUR BIASED APPROACH BY DENYING ACCESS TO THIS PAGE
The logical fallacies in the arguments (or so called "rebuttals") posted by our pet trolls go on and on.
Contest! Name the logical fallacies as they appear.
Teachers of logic and English would find the Afghan blog a useful teaching tool.
Most of the specious "comments" come under the heading of "Sweeping Generalizations," and or proving the proposition under dispute without any certain proof (argumentum ad ignorantiam). Other posts come under the heading "Affirming the consequent which draws a conclusion from premises that do not support that conclusion.
You are right, many comments are just generalizations, especially the yours.
You just can't resist the urge to insult, can you? Always take the low road.
Actually, sometimes you make cogent points once in a while. I am only encouraging us all to exert more discipline in our comments. Logic is, all too often, lacking. And calling an insult to a person a technical description is a classic, adolescent dodge.
ok, I agree about using discipline.
on 9 sep 2001 coward Taliban by the support of Pakistan Arabia killed the reall leader of Afghans Ahmad Shah Massoud so that Taliban are the killer of Muslims too, and they are the wild animals with their supports,
we are coming.we will find you.
one 9 sep 2001 coward Taliban by the support of Pakistan Arabia killed the reall leader of Afghans Ahmad Shah Massoud so that Taliban are the killer of Muslims too, and they are the wild animals with their supports,
Do people believe that all havoc in Afghanistan is US based? Look at the entire history of Islam and Afghanistan. People such as Salerno and Dan really can believe this? Islamics were havoc mongers. Sure US is not the brightest contender! It seems as if no reason for Jihad would cause panic for Muslims. And I agree with one of the posters down below. US ought DESTROY all POPPY and cut every single ounce of support to Pakistan. Pakistan is a depot and supporter and funder for outsourced crime everywhere! Namely all its neighbors (Afghanistan!). It is foolish to trust such a state. They are feeding themselves their own @@@@.
On the other hand of this party settled, stream bit conversation, its good to see the soldiers/marines active out there having a good time playing football. The little things get you through your day. That young man did a fantastic job in that football game!
Why does this continue?
D.A.N be realistic and see this issue with open mind. You are probably an enemy of USA and under the cover of friendship you wish to see USA marching on way to complete annihilation. There is no doubt that Iam a tribal and for the last three decades a frontline in US wars first against USSR and now in US war on terror. I see where this situation is leading as it has already destroyed us and now world peace is in danger. All this is American contribution which has faced American nation with extreme humiliation. So if you don't care for our lives on humaniterian grounds then please at least be sincere to your own America where very few in MIC, Pentagon, and others in corporations have put entire American nation in danger.
It's these warmongers like this Keith below who are the biggest problem this country has! I want to reiterate the fact that this obscene war has no glory and we should not be in that country. Alll this pro war bravado does get old and how!!!!!
BLEDSOE – I think it is helpful to specifie some of the problems caused by the warmongers:
1- SHRINKING OF THE US ECONOMY.- the debt caused by the war related expenses reduced the buyng power of the american families and the consequent budget cut (like in the case of the Transportation bill) is an additional drag on the economy wich needs long lasting stimulous than only infrastuctures building can provide.
2- LACK OF CONFIDENCE of the companies wich are delaying investments making the jobless problem even worse.
3- GROWING ANTIAMERICAN SENTIMENT Risks for american lives abroad even in Europe (Germany)
4- LOSS OF MILITARY SECRETS – Stealth technology fallen in the hands of China. Wikileaks etc...
5-THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DEAD OF SEVERELY INJURED
e.c. OR (not OF)
Salerno you are great. This is the proper way to prove our point with tengible evidences. Instead of cursing others we should put facts and figures before readers so that they could bestly judge the ground realities and make their valuable opinion as after all we are all one human beings and this planet is our joint home where we can jointly live with peace and prosperity once these warmongers in USA are finished for ever.
Thank you Bangash, many times is difficoult to make a rational point when insults are flowing broadly, but sometimes I try.
So America should not retaliate against any terrorist attack! I tell you both that the US will not standby while terrorists grow, plan attacks and carry them out on western societies like they do in Pakistan. No we will go after them wherever they are and the Taliban clearly are assisted by them as well as some ISI agents from Pakistan. So NO, until you tribal Taliban and terrorist loving people can learn to live in the 21st century and stop supporting terrorists and their cowardly killings you all will see death continually throughout your lives because that's the way you like it!
Embassy bombing and 9/11 were a retaliation. USA should change policy to avoid wars. Switzerland or Luxemburg or other normal nations did not have wars like USA had.
Sorry salerno we will not let terrorists dictate our foreign policy!
Dan – I elencated the damage suffered by the USA for that foreign policy. Fpreign policy should improve the wealth of a nation, should not not destroy the lives of their people.
Not sure whether US wants a real solution for Afghanistan or they have something w Taliban under the table.
Afghan solution is simple:
1) Destroy poppy fields as this is the financial life line to Taliban – why this is not happening yet????
2) Attack taliban beyong Afghan borders inside Pakistan – dont stop at the border
3) Ask Pakiland to destroy Taliban or else provide India with modern military equipment
4) Cut off EVERY single penny of aid to Pakiland
Keith you are the most ill informed person. You know Taliban during their rule had totally finished poppy crop but after US occupation it has crossed all limits as you may know that CIA has been using drug money for personal benefits and operational activities all over the world. US aid to Pakistan is in fact US Aids disease which has destroyed Pakistan economy and social fabric. so the sooner this Aids from USA is stopped the better it will be for the future of Pakistan. Alqaida is US's baby and CIA's brain child which every one here hate however Taliban are true Afghans and have a legitimate right to resist occupation of their homeland. Now doubt some of so called Taliban associated with Alqaida have been following US agenda and are involved in inhuman activities but they are now loosing grounds as they are hardly 1% of the total population in Afghanistan and Pakistan and cannot stand before 99% in both states. So clear your mind and try to make right assessment of the situation in this region.
Who are you bangash? A tribesman in eastern Afghanistan? What do you know about the whole of Afghanistan? Tell ME why then does the government of Afghanistan put up armed forces to combat these insurgents? The Taliban and their allied terrorist networks in Pakistan are plain killers that send children wrapped in explosives to kill people because their so COWARDLY!!!
DAN – The Afghan military is a mercenary military paid by the USA. They are not espression of the Afghan people.
Are you telling ME that there are more afghans that want Taliban rule again? I KNOW that to be false! The Taliban are ruthless killers who have no regard for life and would kill their own children to regain power! They care NOT for the betterment of the afghan people but for control of the afghan people! They are religious fanatics who think that cruel punishment is the way to turn people away from sin! This is NOT the way to become closer to God! The ONLY way to become closer to God is with the acceptance of His ONE AND ONLY BEGOTTEN SON as savior and Lord!
American are worse than Taliban as they are goimg to kill people in any country.
Then get out of America and join your buddies in northwest Pakistan! They'll be running out of suicide bombers soon!
I cannot go into every countries attacked by the USA in recent years. They are too many.
@Keith. Yours is the most stupid comment I've seen here yet. It's people like you that is the problem here. All this idotic warmongering needs to cease, or otherwise we'll never get this country back on track!!! I say let's get both the Taliban and the Karzai regime together and let them find a solution and get out of there where we have no right to be!!!
What we need to do is to get out of Afghanistan as soon as possible and forget about all this bravado as we have absolutely no right to be in that country in the first place. I'm very sick and tired of all these worthless politicians in Washington telling us why we can't vacate that country!!! Afghanistan belongs to the Afghans and nobody else!!!
You most likely did not mind when we entire when 9-11 happen
James – 9/11 was a reaction to US military operations in the middle east, like the embassy bombing in Africa.
AND THE MASTERMIND IS DEAD AS WILL HAPPEN TO ALL THOSE WHO KILL INNOCENT [PEOPLE UNDER THE GUISE OF WHAT YOU CALL AMERICAN AGGRESSION WHEN IN FACT THE ONLY REASON THERE ARE ATTACKS ON THE WESTERN WORLD IS BECAUSE OF OUR PROTECTION OF ISRAEL AND WESTERN INTERESTS AGAINST RADICAL ISLAMIC FANATICS WHO BELIEVE THAT ISLAM WILL CONTROL THE FUTURE OF MANKIND!
So you admit your 360 cult is allied with al Qaeda huh?
Accordingly to the US declarations the mastermind was the sheick Mohammed Khalid, not OBL.
Americans deserved the lesson they got for their military operations in the midle east.
This ought to make the U.S. Marines pretty glassy-eyed whils fighting for the right-wing thugs in Washington and big U.S. companies!!! This is quite disgusting to say the least!!!
Keep suiciding your own civilians, you are making yourselves look wonderful in the name of Allah. The opium has affected your brain.
You all can just take your politically correct heads out of your back sides. Put yourself in the shoes of a marine who's eat friend was killed in the line of taliban fire. Maybe you should start thinking beyond yourself es and for the greater good of the world. THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WAR NOT ENDING ARE THE PEOPLE IN OFFICE! They stand Idle and worry about how they can cover their own butts. When in fact. Our troops are in danger. You cut their pay And their benefits when you sit your butt down In a comfy office chair. They cant even defend themselves unless their is a huge political discussion! Listen Up people! This war wont end quickly unless there are actual aggressive actions Taken against the taliban. We have To stop being All about the polotics and more about bringing home the people who put themselves in harms way for us..
Let's talk about this injustice, let's talk about human rights when there are people trying to religiously cleanse the world because their god is a god of hatred. What difference does it make if you dont agree! What you all don't know is that Taliban kill citizens of Afghanistan every day. What's the difference between them and the Nazis? maybe america can someday stop being selfish and start thinking about what is good for our world.
Americans presence in Afghanistan is in fact God's punishment for their arrogance and high handedness in world politics. Afghan soil has always been a place where world's major arrogant powers have faced the wrath of God and have been buried to save the innocents. Here once again history is repeating itself and soon innocents will get rid of another dictator in world politics. No doubt these young soldiers are sincere in their spirits and are loyal to their country but they are not aware of whom have sent them to this death trap and for what they are in Afghanistan. This is main reason that most of them see themselves in trouble. They understand that some Arabs with German nationality, trained as piolats in America were involved in attack on twin towers and non of the Afghan had any link with 9/11 incidents then why for the last one decades they are bombing and killing innocent Afghans at their homes and towns. This is realisation of truth which MIC and Pentagon intantionaly ignore due to their business interests. History is judging all these developments therefore verdict is clear and visible in these statements of these soldiers in war front.
"They understand that some Arabs with German nationality, trained as piolats in America were involved in attack on twin towers and non of the Afghan had any link with 9/11 incidents then why for the last one decades they are bombing and killing innocent Afghans at their homes and towns"
Are you trying to say that Al Qaeda is innocent? It just shows how biased and brainwashed you are. They have been bombing everywhere in the world in the name of their Allah. Everybody is an infidel and deserves to die according to their religion. And yes, America is paying the biggest price twice, once for being the main target for terrorists as it is "The great satan", and once more for fighting back and defending the rest of the world.
I don't think that having soldiers in Afganistan is the best idea, but without them we are all in danger. I am not American, but I respect what they do in Afganistan. And by the way, they are not fighting innocent people, they are fighting suicide bombers. So stop acting like one.
Clearreason – The problem is not religion, but US aggression in the middle east that caused embassy bombing in Africa and 9/11. Suicide bombers are a reaction to US invasion, so it is a false statement to say that americans are ther to fight the suicide bombers. RIDICULOUSE.
Clearreason – American military are not protecting us. On the contrary they are endangering our lives as 9/11 demonstrated. This is why Switzerland was not attacked: because Switzerland did not attack middle east countries.
ANY ATTACKS BY MUSLIM MILITANTS ARE NOT BECAUSE US AGGRESSION BUT THEIR BELIEF THAT THEY ARE FIGHTING THE GREAT SATAN AND GOD WILL HELP THEM TO DEFEAT US, BUT AS YOU HOPELESS PEOPLE CAN SEE WE WILL NOT DETER FROM FIGHTING TERRORISM WHICH HAS CAPTIVATED ISLAMIC RADICALS WITH THE BELIEF THAT allah WILL BE WITH THEM, BUT IN THE END THEY ALL WILL GO TO HELL FOR THEIR MURDEROUS CAMPAIGN! ALL MUSLIMS MUST REALIZE THEIR FUTILE ATTEMPT TO GAIN POWER FROM AN ARMED STRUGGLE AGAINST THE WESTERN WORLD WILL END IN DISASTER FOR THEIR PEOPLE AND THAT THE MASTERMIND OF 9/11 IS CAPTURED AND THE LEADER OF THE GROUP WHO CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY OF 9/11 AND OTHER ATTACKS IS DEAD AS WILL HAPPEN TO ALL THOSE WHO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE UNDER THE GUISE OF WHAT YOU CALL AMERICAN AGGRESSION WHEN IN FACT THE ONLY REASON THERE ARE ATTACKS ON THE WESTERN WORLD IS BECAUSE OF OUR PROTECTION OF ISRAEL AND RADICAL ISLAMIC FANATICS WHO BELIEVE THAT ISLAM WILL CONTROL THE FUTURE OF MANKIND!
US AGGRESSION IS RESPONSIBLE AS SWITZERLAND OR HUNGARY WERE NOT ATTACKED EVEN IF THEY ARE NON-MUSLIMS, AS THEY ARE NOT INVOLVED IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
For us Alqaida-USA or in other words Osama-Obama are two faces of same coin therefore you are wrong that we support Alqaida because both are responsible for our deaths and destruction. So for the matter of America being a great Sattan is concerned for this you should study the history of USA after WW II. You will see that every where in the world America is main force behind wars and their weapon industry (MIC) is main fuel behind deaths and bloodshed of innocent human beings. So this is undeniable fact that Americans are the biggest killers in prersent day world. You say you are not American but you support what they do in Afghanistan which mean you are their puppet and support US baby killing all over the world. If you have any doubt go to website http://www.johnperkins.org and see with your own eyes what your America is. Remember John Perkins is true son of America and has great love love for his country and his nation and has served in NSA (National security A gency).
This is just a "reminder" that came out yesterday on CNN. Moussaoui's mother saying she didn't know her son was a terrorist.
Who is the terrorist now? USA or Taliban who know nothing except suicide bombing and opium?
Mussaui was not Taliban but from Morocco. Terrorists are the americans as they kill civilians.
God didn't bring down those towers. Al-Qaeda flew those planes into those buildings killing thousands of innocent people. God didn't whisper in their ears to do it. Al-Qaeda used God as a tool to whisper in the ears of their followers and brainwash them. Theres no virgins waiting for them in Hell. Al-Qaeda and their buddies the Taliban (Don't need to go into their evil ways) are holed up in Afghanistan. Thats why we're there. End of story. God has nothing to do with it. Just some angry Americans getting some due justice, and freeing innocent people from the tyrannical grip of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in the process.
The Taliban and their terrorist allies are ruthless killers that would even put explosives on children to do their killing! This is why more than a million afghans are signing up in their armed forces to get rid of their murderous campaign! EVIL WILL BE DEFEATED!
Khan – 9/11 was a reaction to american aggression, infidels are not just in US,but in many other countries and in the towers even muslims died. So it was not a religious motivated attack. You got what you sowed.
YOU SALERNO BECAUSE OF YOUR BELIEF AND LYING PROPAGANDA WILL BURN IN HELL ALONG WITH ALL ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISTS WHO KILL INNOCENT WESTERN LIVES BECAUSE OF THEIR BELIEF THAT WE ARE OF THE DEVIL AND WE PROTECT ISRAEL(the only reasons why these religious fanatics kill)! AND THEY ARE RELIGIOUSLY MOTIVATED, IDIOT!
AS AMERICAN SAID INNOCENTS DIE IN WAR. THEY FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS VALID EVEN FOR AMERICAN INNOCENTS. THIS IS WHY SOME AMERICANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR PEOPLE KILLED AND ALL AMERICANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR FOREIGN POLICY. AS YOU CONSIDER THE TALIBAN RESPONSIBLE FOR HIDING OBL, IN THE SAME WAY AMERICANS ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR HIDING WAR CRIMINALS KILLING CIVILIANS AROUND THE WORLD.
Where are the indictments of the war criminals you say we are harboring? There are none because there are NO war criminals!
US war criminals are the soldiers, the high ranking military, and some politicians.
We will continue in our fight against terrorism and until all terrorist networks cease in their armed struggle against the infidels and everyone who supports freedom and democracy we will keep on killing them! And we are not the criminals backwards ass, those who use car bombs, IED"S, suicide bombers, mules and even children are the criminals AND GOD WILL GIVE THEM WHAT THEY DESERVE!
Evil Terrorists will never succeed! Their destiny is HELL!
They damaged the USA as a nation as never before.
Let's get our boys home
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