Signe Wilkinson for April 14, 2021


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    Concretionist  2 months ago

    Nice idea. But drawing that line is the place where it fails.

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    Daeder  2 months ago

    So is Afghanistan trying to copy the USA or vice versa?

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    CARLOS W KING Premium Member 2 months ago

    Make Afghanistan Great Again…MAGA

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    Fflashbang  2 months ago

    It’ll never happen while their choice of religion is so revenge orientated.

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    LookingGlass Premium Member 2 months ago

    Shrub should have learned the lesson from the Brits and the Russians – Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires!! Even Alexander the Great learned that – the hard way!!


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    GiantShetlandPony  2 months ago

    It would have been nice for everyone to enter the 21st century and give up the superstitions of old.

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    William Bednar Premium Member 2 months ago

    15th Century? More like 8th Century.

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    Newenglandah  2 months ago

    Well, the United States are divided into blue states, where people live in the 21st century, and red states where people (or at least their local governments) live in the 1850s.

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    Redd Panda  2 months ago

    It’s the ‘’Labrea Tarpits conundrum’’…you got in, now how to get out?

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    William Robbins Premium Member 2 months ago

    Are we sure that’s not Kentucky?…

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    monya_43  2 months ago

    We got ourselves into that quagmire and have spent billions of dollars that could have done a lot more for our country. We can redirect the money into the USA where it can rebuild for us. We weren’t very smart by not learning from others mistakes.

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    weatherman  2 months ago

    Our original goal was to get bin Laden. Even though he was killed in Pakistan we should have left the region in May 2011.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 2 months ago

    America has not managed to meld the South over the last 160 odd years so why would they expect to do it in a foreign land in only 20.

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    Michael G.  2 months ago

    You botched the map of the US, Signe. :-0

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    MontanaBill Premium Member 2 months ago

    The side with the guns and determination wins.

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    Frankfreak  2 months ago

    We aren’t already out of Afghanistan?

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member 2 months ago

    The regressive republican Taliban is eyeing that 15th century thing for the USA.

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    thelordthygod666  2 months ago

    Almost 20 years ago I wrote Pres. Bush, saying the U.S. should go into Afghanistan, make a big display of force, and then quickly leave saying we’d be back and it’d be much worse if they allowed more terrorists – hoping that would work. I reminded him that Alexander, the Brits and the Russians had all failed when they tried to occupy & change the society.

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    ferddo  2 months ago

    Maybe the former guy could build a wall there?

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    willie_mctell  2 months ago

    It’s really 21st vs. 21st. Sad but true.

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    jvscanlan Premium Member 2 months ago

    Surrender the Afghan people to the Taliban . . . what a great idea

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    Lola85 Premium Member 2 months ago

    I understand why we have to leave, but it’s going to be sad to watch the Taliban take complete control again. It’s going to be very bloody.

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    briangj2 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Then come two names who romped through this region with no indication that they were either unduly troubled in conquering it or in holding on – Timur and Genghis Khan. Both empires eventually died, but no sane person attributes their fall to their conquest of the Afghan region. In fact Timur’s reign was so well embedded that the only reason Babur was virtually given the throne of Kabul was because he was a Timurid and the people wanted a Timurid to reign.

    TL;DR: Despite having some independent powers, the region that is Afghanistan today, has been part of many, many foreign empires. Leaving aside the “disputed” case of the Soviet Union, here is a (partial) list of non-Afghan empires that ruled all or part of Afghanistan and did not “die” because of it: The British Empire, The Mughal Empire, The Safavid Empire, The Khwarizm Empire, The Delhi Sultanate, The Timurid Empire, The Mongol Empire, The Arab Empire, The Mauryan Empire, The Bactrian/Seleucid Empire and the Kushan Empire.

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    bakana  2 months ago

    Our Politicians allowed themselves to forget that Afghanistan’s nickname is “Death of Empires”.

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