Quote: Originally Posted by Tyr
Probably poor terminology. Perhaps misguided is better. We (Canada) have no business being in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has never attacked us. If there is a perception of a problem, the UN should madate Canada to provide troops fro a set time frame (1 yrs max)
Not too clear on NATO are we?
We belong to a group, with a pledge that anyone who is attacked within that group can call on the rest of the group to come to it's defense.
We're not misguided even slightly about Afghanistan. Perhaps you don't know or perhaps you've been misguided, I'll set you straight right here.
A terrorist group, Al Qeada committed the attacks on the US. The US is a member of NATO and of course our closest friend, trading partner, ally and the closest people of our kind to us on the planet.
In our agreement if someone attacks them, it's is just like attacking us and we will respond just as they will should we face the same situation. That's the way it is and so for good reason.
Al Qeada isn't a country but a group, and as such can't have war declared upon them. But as a group they can be hunted down and brought to justice or killed which ever being the case. Any country that supports them will either give them up or suffer with them.
Other wise it would simply be an easy matter to avoid repercussions for attacking any country. Simply claim your military is a terrorist group and what can you do? That dog don't hunt!
Tracing the terrorists backward from the act to the place where they set out from led to Afghanistan. Not by lies that Bushco made up, not by suspicion or innuendo but by factual investigation leading right back to Afghanistan. 18 of the 19 terrorists were trained in Afghanistan. Trained to do just the kind of thing they did 09/11/2001.
The Taliban being the only form of acting government if you want to call it that, in Afghanistan were asked to hand over Ossama bin Laden to the US along with any Al Qeada. They refused. After being warned of the consequences, they continued to refuse. These are the consequences.
No imperial invasion, no oil barons, no slaves, crusades or hordes.
A country that hosts and trains terrorists to attack anyone in North America needs to have their ass kicked as far as I'm concerned.
And that is exactly what is happening in Afghanistan right now.
The Taliban not only choose to allow for the export of terrorism from Afghanistan, but have shown they are an extremist and brutal regime based on, fueled by and promoting hatred. The later part I would feel isn't my concern if the former didn't effect me. As it stands, screw the Taliban.
That's why we're there. Any questions?