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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Age Bin - Afghanistan

The trouble with the Afghanistan conflict is that nobody knows who they’re fighting. The Americans are shooting at the insurgents in the belief that they’re proxies for Al-Quaeda and Bin Laden, when in fact the main insurgent support base is the Pakistani Secret Service. The Pakistani Secret Service is fighting the Americans in the belief that they’re proxies for the Indian government, when in fact the main American support base is the National Rifle Association back home. The only people who can identify precisely who they’re fighting are the insurgents, who shoot at any foreigner who swaggers into their village carrying a gun and tells them what to do.

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