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Old 8th Jul 2021, 01:46
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etudiant
 
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Originally Posted by TukwillaFlyboy View Post
As an Australian I will paraphrase Bismarck;

“The whole of Afghanistan is not worth the bones of one Australian SAS”

Mission creep and lack of clearly defined definitions of success at its worst.Why do we in the West keep doing it?

Plus , as Asturias56 has pointed out, a comprehensive ignorance of history.

I’m extremely happy we are out.
Very much agree, but the near term will be messy as the Taliban take over, which they appear to be on course to complete this summer.
Perhaps we will be able to resist the calls for intervention for 'humanitarian reasons' this time, unlike in Syria, Libya or Kosovo.
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