Post by Pancho
One wonders what posters to this group 20 years ago thought would happen.
I thought the Allies would beat them, the way they beat the Iraqis;
however, I've been reading that the US has been funneling billions to Pakistan,
who has, with the complicity of the US, been funneling it to the Taliban.
I understand why Pakistan would funnel money to the Taliban, but why the US
would send so much to Pakistan when they know it goes to the Taliban
confounds me. I guess they got bin Liner and think that continuing to fight the
Taliban will just keep pissing off Muslims and creating more enemies.
Overall, it feels like the West is in retreat, but maybe that's just me.
Caught something on March 5th and have been sick ever since.
Anyway, I am very sorry for the non-Taliban Afghans. Wish we'd made a
better effort to rescue them. I mean, we took some of the French with us at Dunkirk.
Also, as an atheist, I feel terrible that extreme religion is again triumphant, and
expect that the Taliban will be machine-gunning women in the stadium
before the crowds again soon.
Post by Pancho
Do any of them still post?
Moved over to quora. Trying to protect Churchill from criticism.
Seems like there is an extreme bifurcation of views about Churchill.
Indians and the left wing think he is worse than Hitler and Stain combined
(e.g., one Marxist said that Churchill murdered 1.8 billion Indians)
whereas respectable historians like Zaheer Masani, Arthur Herman, and
Andrew Roberts tend to exculpate him. I am a right wing bastard but I
would like to find out the truth.