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Afghanistan do have a lot of resources

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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), May 15, 2019 at 03:40

Dear Prashant,

You are absolutely incorrect when you say that the US military is just wasting their resources for last 18 years in Afghanistan for nothing.

1. Afghanistan is the leading supplier of Opium to the West and to the rest of the world. Now it is the US military and the CIA that has been controlling this narcotics trade and that is why Afghanistan opium production has been the greatest in the history of mankind. This is the way the CIA reimburses itself the costs for running Afghanistan's efforts.

2. Do you know why Taliban was toppled in 2001 ? 9/11 or OBL was just an eyewash, it was the Taliban edict of ridding Afghanistan of all opium business. CIA and Pentagon toppled Taliban simply because they were the biggest obstacle to Afghanistan remaining a drug lords'paradise.

3. Do you know why the US has been in Afghanistan even though OBL died in 2011 ? It is simply to keep an eye on Iran, Russia and China and to continue Pentagon's war economy. In the 21-st century, the US economy is essentially a war economy, America cannot end her wars or else she will become oblivion. That is the reason that 75-year old man-child and buffoon Trump will continue to pour billions into Pentagon's war economy and that is why the US will never be out of Afghanistan.

4. When you talk about the superiority of the West vis a vis the Muslim world, you are not mentioning the real reason behind the success of the West. This is the use of most organized violence in the history of mankind. Henry Kissinger has pointed this out before. The Westernization of the Muslim world would be good if the Muslim world looks to learn from the West and use military organization to conquer USA, Canada and Australia. So yes I am all for the Westernization of the Muslim world provided it is done to ensure one day Muslims can colonize the USA, Canada and Australia.

Would love to know your views.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1Islam ,a totalitarian religion [46 words]AktAug 10, 2019 04:06252572
Guilty by Connotation [332 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
John MaszkaApr 25, 2019 23:04249517
Guilty by Connotation [151 words]John MaszkaApr 26, 2019 21:33249517
3Teaching our dear John Maszka Arabic and Arabic transliteration! [61 words]dhimmi no moreApr 27, 2019 07:40249517
6Boys and girls we have a scholar here! Mr Maszka himself! And Islamophobia is a word created by fascists and used by cowards to manipulate morons! [231 words]dhimmi no moreApr 27, 2019 08:04249517
2Our dear Mr Maszka earned his صلى الله عليه وسلم! [77 words]dhimmi no moreApr 27, 2019 08:26249517
3Teaching our dear Mr Maszka: There are "moderate" Muslims but there is no moderate Islam! [252 words]dhimmi no moreApr 27, 2019 09:50249517
3Our dear Mr Maszka صلى الله عليه وسلم and more gems [149 words]dhimmi no moreApr 27, 2019 14:03249517
2Islamophobia is indeed a false concept. [94 words]PrashantApr 27, 2019 18:26249517
Everywhere an Islamophobe [100 words]JeffApr 27, 2019 21:27249517
Being dragged into hell [96 words]ECAWApr 28, 2019 03:58249517
Allah O Akbar: A Journey Through Militant Islam [25 words]John MaszkaApr 28, 2019 04:52249517
1Your sarcasm is not necessary [154 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
John MaszkaApr 28, 2019 05:30249517
3I worry NOT about moderate/fundamentalist etc Muslims [289 words]PrashantApr 28, 2019 11:24249517
2Our dear Mr Maszka and argument from "but I read it some where then it must be true"! [60 words]dhimmi no moreApr 29, 2019 14:56249517
ECAW: You have to read the following verses in Arabic and then read Tafsir al-Tabari [41 words]dhimmi no moreApr 29, 2019 15:02249517
1Our dear ECAW and "carcans"? Seriously? [65 words]dhimmi no moreApr 30, 2019 07:13249517
dhimmi no more [17 words]ECAWApr 30, 2019 15:03249517
2Re: Guilt by Connotation [200 words]AnonApr 30, 2019 20:24249517
Our dear ECAW صلى الله عليه وسلم needs to stick Urdu [167 words]dhimmi no moreMay 1, 2019 15:39249517
2Our dear ECAW needs to stick to Urdu! [148 words]dhimmi no moreMay 2, 2019 06:24249517
1Our dear ECAW and evidence that Muslim translations by Pakistanis and Indian Muslims are full of lies! [423 words]dhimmi no moreMay 4, 2019 08:04249517
Our dear ECAW is not aware of the disasters in the book of Islam and this time Ibn Kathir telling us that Muslims should tie non Muslims with chains and bring them to Islam! [109 words]dhimmi no moreMay 5, 2019 10:25249517
Our dear ECAW صلى الله عليه وسلم and one more question [59 words]dhimmi no moreMay 8, 2019 07:12249517
1Our dear Mr Maszka and the bogus word "Islamophobia" and Henri Lammens! [231 words]dhimmi no moreMay 12, 2019 09:42249517
2Maszka, a gaslighting narcisist [218 words]Charles MartelMay 12, 2019 19:13249517
2Our dear Mr Maszka صلى الله عليه وسلم and sarcasm? What sarcasm? [474 words]dhimmi no moreMay 13, 2019 06:58249517
1Our dear Mr Maszka صلى الله عليه وسلم and the victims of Islamic terrorism and in this case the Yazidis [65 words]dhimmi no moreMay 13, 2019 07:38249517
pleading of Satan's lawyer [66 words]Adel SaoumaApr 25, 2019 00:11249489
Dr. Pipes, you give the ostensible scholar, Maszka, too much credit... [210 words]Bryan TaplitsApr 24, 2019 11:15249474
"Moderate Muslims"! [108 words]dhimmi no moreApr 24, 2019 08:24249473
6Charlatans [80 words]AnonApr 22, 2019 19:31249438
Re Charlatans [18 words]John in MichiganApr 23, 2019 23:58249438
1All too Common [31 words]Liatris SpicataApr 22, 2019 19:19249437
4Daniel Pipes Definitely Believes in Moderate Muslims [437 words]David RyanApr 22, 2019 18:10249436
2A long and honorable career. [64 words]Ethan PerksApr 22, 2019 14:17249432
1What resources does Afghanistan have? [124 words]DaveApr 22, 2019 11:11249430
2Afghanistan's resources [319 words]PrashantApr 22, 2019 21:45249430
Afghanistan do have a lot of resources [341 words]Debanjan BanerjeeMay 15, 2019 03:40249430
2Our dear Deb صلى الله عليه وسلم is back! [299 words]dhimmi no moreMay 15, 2019 14:58249430
Our dear Deb صلى الله عليه وسلم and millions of Hindus were the victims of the Muslim invaders of India and he does not care! I wonder why [38 words]dhimmi no moreMay 17, 2019 07:39249430
Our fool's errand in Afghanistan [188 words]JeffMay 17, 2019 11:08249430
2Our dear Deb صلى الله عليه وسلم and Infant Mortality Rates in Afghanistan! [178 words]dhimmi no moreMay 17, 2019 12:50249430
Our dear Deb صلى الله عليه وسلم and more questions! [372 words]dhimmi no moreMay 18, 2019 07:45249430
Our dear Deb صلى الله عليه وسلم and Per Capita Income in Kuffar lands v Afghanistan and Pakistan [60 words]dhimmi no moreMay 19, 2019 06:37249430
Our dear Deb صلى الله عليه وسلم and this time one more question and it is not about the Gospel of Barnabas I promise! [64 words]dhimmi no moreMay 22, 2019 08:22249430
1Prosecutable or not, libel is libel [50 words]JeffApr 22, 2019 11:06249429
Moderate Muslims [54 words]ECAWApr 23, 2019 06:59249429

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