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Old 05-05-2009, 09:36 PM
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wow, hard to believe I am at war. Just got here today. I am in a dormitory type barracks with Air force Guys (cramped 5/6 to a room). We have toilets and showers indoors. We have to take 3 min combat/ship showers but its awesome. The buildings are hard so when mortars or rockets come, we dont have to leave the building. place is packed too. people come here for R&R. I cant believe I will make an extra gran a month being here. amazing.
You got lucky... enjoy it.... not like that for many.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:11 PM
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Afghan culture is riddled with tribal politics, government corruption, honour killings, Islamic fundamentalists.

Alot of the A.A are only loyal to us as long as the money is there to pay them. It is going to take many years to change the mindset and natural distrust which Afghans have for foreigners.

I think we're going to be there for another 10 years at least
So is Pakistan, but they somehow managed to keep a central authority, but it needs to wake the f8ck up and stop crapping about their pitbull thats turned on them... (Taliban)... HOWEVER!!... Afganistan can get its own peace, but remember its their own peace where they will control the corruption, the fundamentalists, the freakin honour killings, and the rest just like Pakistan has to do now... a switched on Government can do it man!!.. Just wait and see.. as for 10 years, you could well be right there.. its not a quick fix.. but tactics change and so do results...
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:32 PM
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So is Pakistan, but they somehow managed to keep a central authority, but it needs to wake the f8ck up and stop crapping about their pitbull thats turned on them... (Taliban)... HOWEVER!!... Afganistan can get its own peace, but remember its their own peace where they will control the corruption, the fundamentalists, the freakin honour killings, and the rest just like Pakistan has to do now... a switched on Government can do it man!!.. Just wait and see.. as for 10 years, you could well be right there.. its not a quick fix.. but tactics change and so do results...
I would like to see what the A.A are really made of....I wonder what would happen if western armies stopped bottle feeding them.

Well no I dont wonder what would happen....I no what would.

Their willingness to fight would all depend on what the Taliban were offering...and whether the Afghan Government could match or better the offer.

Its brought loyalties mate....dosnt matter how you try to cut it
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:20 PM
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wow, hard to believe I am at war. Just got here today. I am in a dormitory type barracks with Air force Guys (cramped 5/6 to a room). We have toilets and showers indoors. We have to take 3 min combat/ship showers but its awesome. The buildings are hard so when mortars or rockets come, we dont have to leave the building. place is packed too. people come here for R&R. I cant believe I will make an extra gran a month being here. amazing.
mY youngest brother is over in Afgan. he says he is so bored he cant believe he is at war either.
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:40 PM
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mY youngest brother is over in Afgan. he says he is so bored he cant believe he is at war either.
Depends on where and what you are doing....boredom might turn into hell.

The lads out there should be careful of what they wish for
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mY youngest brother is over in Afgan. he says he is so bored he cant believe he is at war either.
He's probably in the north with our German friends.....
Conditions in the East and South remain very dangerous
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:06 AM
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Depends on where and what you are doing....boredom might turn into hell.

The lads out there should be careful of what they wish for
Good point, you never know.. but then again, if full on firefights rows his boat, he just may be in hell being bored!!...
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