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Why are the UK forces going into Afghanistan?

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by Samtheman1k, 11 Jul 2006.

  1. anarchist

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    Yes, Pakistan seems so much more involved in terrorism than afghanistan doesn't it. But they are an ally so therefore above criticism!
     
  2. Indy500

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    I wonder how Musharraf manages to stay in power... ;)
     
  3. anarchist

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    Well he agreed to the Turkmenistan/Afghanistan/Pakistan pipeline so that's one thing in his favour!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/2017044.stm
     
  4. Indy500

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    Think that was abandoned in favour of a western route via Turkey to the Meditteranean...
     
  5. anarchist

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    Well certainly temporarily yes, due largely to the problems in Afghanistan no doubt.
     
  6. Fop

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    Pakistan gets does plenty of criticism, the big difference is that the Government doesn't directly support it (although whether you can call Pakistan's Government legitimate is a different thing).

    At the end of the day no one can close the Islamic schools in question there because it would spark untold unrest and because broadly they don’t support terrorism directly, even those that might preach support for it and provided meeting opportunities for other networks.

    Pakistani forces do try to secure the Afghan boarder (working along with Western special forces) but at the end of the day that areas is nigh impossible to control in a military sense (both on the Afghan and Pakistani side).

    If the Taliban has taken the same path as Pakistan’s current “Government” I’d imagine they’d still be in power there, although whether they really ever could is perhaps the issue.
     
  7. pegasus1

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    Drugs, as they are the cause of 90% of UK crime, they underwrite terror operations around the globe, kill a terrorist and another steps up, stop the funding and they will go and find another job. There are a massive number of 'fair weather' terrorists around the globe.