Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

bluestarone

(17,623 posts)
Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:48 PM Jul 2021

I'm 100% for Joe's decision to bring troops home from Afghanistan, BUT

I do worry about the people left there PLUS i also worry about the Afghans we bring to America, when we all witness the bloodshed we are sure to see. Will some of these Afghans (that we bring to America) turn on us back here? Really gonna be scary to watch. Plus i'm sure the RETHUGS will be using this against us in midterms.

16 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
I'm 100% for Joe's decision to bring troops home from Afghanistan, BUT (Original Post) bluestarone Jul 2021 OP
Bloodshed? Turn on us? WTH are you talking about? (nt) Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #1
When the Taliban starts the killing over there bluestarone Jul 2021 #2
The people to be worried about are domestic terrorists and anti vaxers. BoomaofBandM Jul 2021 #3
I completely assure you bluestarone Jul 2021 #4
This message was self-deleted by its author USAFRetired_Liberal Jul 2021 #6
Did not mean to offend. Many here do keep us updated on right wing sites. BoomaofBandM Jul 2021 #8
Hey NO PROBLEM! bluestarone Jul 2021 #9
There is a no-win situation. Drunken Irishman Jul 2021 #5
Agree! like i stated in my thread i'm 100% bluestarone Jul 2021 #7
Biden is right that AZProgressive Jul 2021 #10
First off TY very much for your service! bluestarone Jul 2021 #12
honestly, people who don't care are assholes Skittles Jul 2021 #11
I feel bad for the young girls. Rustyeye77 Jul 2021 #13
Have you seen the Taliban mocking the Iwo Jima flag raising recently with their elite soldiers? ansible Jul 2021 #14
Won't be surprised if we continue to provide support for years. Hoyt Jul 2021 #15
I can't work myself up to worry about stillcool Jul 2021 #16

bluestarone

(17,623 posts)
2. When the Taliban starts the killing over there
Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:58 PM
Jul 2021

Maybe i'm wrong but i do worry about what will happen when they watch their people dying over there

BoomaofBandM

(1,829 posts)
3. The people to be worried about are domestic terrorists and anti vaxers.
Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:08 PM
Jul 2021

The people we are helping worked for the us military and their families. They have earned our help and our support. Best if you stay off conservative sites.

Response to bluestarone (Reply #4)

BoomaofBandM

(1,829 posts)
8. Did not mean to offend. Many here do keep us updated on right wing sites.
Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:22 PM
Jul 2021

It is common to hear right wing point of view on quote unquote reputable news sources. I worked with someone from Iran in the 80's. His family had to flee because of their pro democracy stance. He faced discrimination because of where he was from.

 

Drunken Irishman

(34,857 posts)
5. There is a no-win situation.
Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:16 PM
Jul 2021

Trump signed a tentative peace deal with the Taliban stating all troops would be removed from Afghanistan by the end of 2021. That was the only thing holding the ceasefire together. Biden could have attempted to renegotiate, but it likely would have resulted in him increasing Afghan troop levels to 14,000+ (the military claims that's the lowest total we can have there and effectively keep any level of peace).

That just isn't the right answer.

There is no right answer, unfortunately. But there's a less wrong one and that's to bring the troops home and stop these forever wars.

bluestarone

(17,623 posts)
7. Agree! like i stated in my thread i'm 100%
Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:19 PM
Jul 2021

In agreement with Joe. Should NEVER have been there in the first place!!

AZProgressive

(29,329 posts)
10. Biden is right that
Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:43 PM
Jul 2021

There is little we can do to change the situation and there could easily be a civil war since the country has been in a civil war since 1979.

I doubt the Afghans who helped the troops will turn on the US and they have probably been screened thoroughly.

I do worry about long term problems with troops. I left the Army 13 years ago and I’m still dealing with mental health problems from the Iraq war.

bluestarone

(17,623 posts)
12. First off TY very much for your service!
Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:52 PM
Jul 2021

I can really understand the long term problems. (because of this war) I wish you the best. I'm sure you're right about the screening process. (never thought of that being a civilian.) I Can't help but worrying about these things. You take care!

 

Rustyeye77

(2,736 posts)
13. I feel bad for the young girls.
Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:53 PM
Jul 2021

No schools
No learning
Become love slaves to psycho islamic fundies...or whatever you want to call them

I hope they can get out somehow.

 

ansible

(1,718 posts)
14. Have you seen the Taliban mocking the Iwo Jima flag raising recently with their elite soldiers?
Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:57 PM
Jul 2021

They're not the same bunch of primitive rag wearing terrorists they were 20 years ago.


 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
15. Won't be surprised if we continue to provide support for years.
Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:51 PM
Jul 2021

Armaments, troops close by, funds, etc.

stillcool

(32,626 posts)
16. I can't work myself up to worry about
Sat Jul 31, 2021, 09:59 PM
Jul 2021

much of anything these days. Certainly not what any Republican says. The bloodshed we are sure to see because of Afghani's coming to this country, because of their aid to Americans? Who's going to kill them? If they stay out of red states they should be fine.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»I'm 100% for Joe's decisi...