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Another What-If

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by esmith, May 25, 2020.

  1. columbus

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    Which part of post #37 was factually incorrect?
    Good enough to convince me that you'll dodge hard questions when the answers don't support your party.
    Tom
     
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  2. esmith

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    " VERY high risk since quite a few of our soldiers could be killed" U.S. Navy personnel, in this case SEALS, are not soldiers

    Please expand your statement since I have no idea what you are attempt to say.
     
  3. Milton Platt

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    I don't find such "what if" questions useful What if frogs had wings?
     
  4. Valjean

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    Thanks, esmith.

    Frankly, I think the whole 9/11 affair was used as a convenient excuse to promote a Neo-Con agenda.
    Bin Ladin was just a political pawn He was politically useful.

    I'm surprised no-one/s brought up the Taliban's offer to surrender bin Laden for trial -- on more than one occasion. Why no criticism of Bush's quiet rejection of these offers, and continued promotion of the military adventure under false pretenses?
     
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  5. esmith

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    You mean this offer?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20011014/aponline135016_000.htm
    A senior Taliban leader said Sunday that the Islamic militia would be willing to hand over Osama bin Laden to a third country if the United States halts the bombing of Afghanistan and provides evidence against him.

    Before the start of the air campaign, the Taliban had demanded evidence of bin Laden's involvement in the attack and had offered to try him before an Islamic court inside Afghanistan – proposals that the United States promptly rejected.

    Kabir's offer came a day after the Taliban's supreme leader rebuffed a "second chance" given by Bush for the Islamic militia to surrender bin Laden to the United States. In a blistering statement, Mullah Mohammed Omar said there was no move to "hand over anyone" and accused the United States of killing Afghans.
     
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    whatever float your boat.
    To your other question:
    They wouldn't bump their a** when the jumped.
     
  7. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein Before there was love, there was silence
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    His handling of Libya was fairly awful.
     
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    That being said, he has expressed regret and remorse of the aftermath from what I can tell, partially blaming himself. His accountability and calmness make him nearly a born leader. I'd trust him to run a business, and I'd also maybe trust him to be able to man a country.
     
  9. tytlyf

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    It's well known the Bush family had Saudi ties. Heck, they even let 30 members of the Bin Laden family flee America days after 9/11. I believe tax payers paid for it.
     
  10. Valjean

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    Interesting point. I don't know about who paid for it, but in the days following the 9/11 disaster American airspace was closed to all flights with the exception of the US military and Saudi Arabia.
     
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