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British soldiers are ´exasperated´ by
the Afghan forces, general admits

Telegraph [UK], by Peter Deominiczak

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/15/2013 3:37:49 PM

Gen Sir Richard Shirreff, the deputy Nato commander in Europe, conceded that the Afghan army have “deficiencies and gaps” but said they are now “stepping up to the plate”. He said that security is improving and that insider attacks by members of the Afghan security forces are not “deflecting us from our task”. [Snip] “That doesn’t mean to say they are completely there. I completely acknowledge that there remain deficiencies and gaps in terms of combat support, issues with administration, issues with leadership and command. But all these are areas that can be put right.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/15/2013 4:15:33 PM     (No. 9118352)

My LA landlord was a mechanical engineer who worked in, he said, over 50 countries.

Cannot repeat his exact earthy language... however...

He told me he worked on installing the first oil well platform in the Persian Gulf.

He was disgusted with Arabs and middle easterners.
His comparison...
You could take a native from the jungle in Guatemala and in three days teach him to weld.

He said by comparison you could work for two weeks with an Arab and get nowhere.
His choice of description was very colorful regarding these losers.
Just cannot be repeated here.
But you´d enjoy it.

Mideast oil billionaires have extorted the west.
Since they were dirt poor without us, we should have gone to war in 1973 over
the oil situation.

Another reason the political folly of losing in Nam cost us so dearly.
We ended up gun-shy and chicken-squat.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: curious1, 1/15/2013 4:16:59 PM     (No. 9118354)

FTA: "But all these are areas that can be put right."
Just call him PollyAnna. Brits as well as other allies refusing to acknowledge it´s like trying to teach pigs to sing.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NYBruin, 1/15/2013 4:51:44 PM     (No. 9118432)

The Afghan "army" will disintegrate and Karzai will be dead (or at a villa in Switzerland!) within 6 months of the US drawdown.

Obama campaigned on this war in 2008. He should own the outcome. . .

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