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Unbeatable

Talyn

Ronin
Founding Member

Unbeatable: Social Resources, Military Adaptation, and the Afghan Taliban


Theo Farrell is a leading expert on the Taliban and the U.K.’s war in Afghanistan.
 

KillerFord1977

Hellcat
Founding Member
Because of Pakistan's malfeasance the US should cut off any military and non-military aid to that country. Besides they're in China's back pocket so that's another reason.
But….. Texas would not have as many new citizens from abroad or transplants from California. Our economies would suffer from lack of direct immigrants..😬

(My child's HS is 79% W Asian culturally)
 

Pitdogg2

Custom
Yes it's as plain as the nose on your face, Pakistan played both sides of the fence. The amount of money we flowed to them during the war was astronomical. Once we found out they were hiding Osama bin laden for a decade we should have frozen bank accounts.
 

Bassbob

Ronin
The United States is quick to give money away to foreign countries but they lag behind in supporting its own citizens here at home.
They are also quick to give guns to foreign countries, but lag behind in supporting it's own citizens right to buy their own. Almost 400,000 full auto combat rifles ( likely M4s) and another couple hundred handguns now belong to the Taliban courtesy of the US government. Along with a bunch of heavy machine guns and god knows how much ammo. Humvees, helicopters, airplanes. Here ya go terrorists. Enjoy yourselves. :rolleyes:
 

Equalizer

Operator
> > Here is a list of US supplies left behind.
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> > Equipment now controlled by Taliban:
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> > -2,000 Armored Vehicles Including Humvees and MRAP’s
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> > -75,989 Total Vehicles: FMTV, M35, Ford Rangers, Ford F350, Ford Vans, Toyota Pickups, Armored Security Vehicles etc
> >
> > -45 UH-60 Blachhawk Helicopters
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> > -50 MD530G Scout Attack Choppers
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> > -ScanEagle Military Drones
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> > -30 Military Version Cessnas
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> > -4 C-130’s
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> > -29 Brazilian made A-29 Super Tocano Ground Attack Aircraft
> >
> > =208+ Aircraft Total!!
> >
> > -At least 600,000+ Small arms M16, M249 SAWs, M24 Sniper Systems, 50 Calibers, 1,394 M203 Grenade Launchers, M134 Mini Gun, 20mm Gatling Guns and Ammunition
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> > -61,000 M203 Rounds
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> > -20,040 Grenades
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> > -Howitzers
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> > -Mortars +1,000’s of Rounds
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> > -162,000 pieces of Encrypted Military Comunications Gear
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> > -16,000+ Night Vision Goggles
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> > -Newest Technology Night Vision Scopes
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> > -Thermal Scopes and Thermal Mono Googles
> >
> > -10,000 2.75 inch Air to Ground Rockets
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> > -Recconaissance Equipment (ISR)
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> > -Laser Aiming Units
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> > -Explosives Ordnance C-4, Semtex, Detonators, Shaped Charges, Thermite, Incendiaries, AP/API/APIT
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> > -2,520 Bombs
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> > -Administration Encrypted Cell Phones and Laptops ALL operational
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> > -Pallets with Millions of Dollars in US Currency
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> > -Millions of Rounds of Ammunition including but not limited to 20,150,600 rounds of 7.62mm, 9,000,000 rounds of 50.caliber
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> > -Large Stockpile of Plate Carriers and Body Armor
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> > -US Military HIIDE, for Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment Biometrics
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> > -Lots of Heavy Equipment Including Bull Dozers, Backhoes, Dump Trucks, Excavators
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> > Pissed yet?
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> > Does this sounds like it was planned.. but why?
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> > Anyone with half a brain would get our American Citizen's and all our equipment out FIRST!
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> > Then withdraw our troops!
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> > Not the other way around!!
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> > This administration is incompetent!!!
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> > Now we have thousands of stranded Americans hiding from terrorists in fear of their life!!
 

Talyn

Ronin
Founding Member
1/3 of the fixed wing aircraft escaped north out of the country, and also alot of the helicopters.

One problem for the Taliban/Afghans is a great lack of ability to maintain the more complex US aircraft. Contractors maintained the majority but when they left in June the available operational aircraft dropped significantly except for the relatively simple Russian Mi-17 choppers.

The BIG problem are these....

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> > -16,000+ Night Vision Goggles
> >
> > -Newest Technology Night Vision Scopes
> >
> > -Thermal Scopes and Thermal Mono Googles
> >
 
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