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The Day it Might be Too Late to Decide to Leave the Afghan War

Sunnis and Shiites have been having problems for a long time, but when the US overthrew Saddam they became our problems. India and Pakistan had problems since both counties separated. Militants who hate India even attacking hotels in India. However no US military aid or US troops deaths followed, until a hotel in Kabul was attacked where businessmen from India were staying, and drone attacks by the US on the Haqqani Network in Pakistan followed.

Fast Forward

Many Americans resist the idea that the US is a Christian Nation, some who take Christianity seriously. Many Indians including some very religious Hindus resist the idea that India is a Hindu state, and the idea of a Hindu-Christian alliance would destroy a lot of dreams of what India is all about the way back to Mahatma Gandhi.

Some claim that al Qaeda won if US values are destroyed,
It seems a lot of values are being destroyed far beyond the US

Opposite results can come with a very little difference in time and place, if the US decides to get out of Afghanistan at this point, the Taliban will celebrate,

A week after the dollar dropped 20% in value, US troops and equipment would be held in hostage.

Ending aid to Pakistan and at the same time ending drone strikes would promote peace.

Ending aid to Pakistan the same week a military alliance with India was being negotiated might lead to Pakistan attacking before it is surrounded, and maybe even China involved on Pakistan’s side repeating world history back to World War I.


In Syria the world is getting used to atrocities commented in such away as to place the blame on the other side. The tensions is to the point between the US and Pakistan that provocations by disguised sources could very quickly make tensions worse.

I can and others can only speculate on potential disguised provocateurs.

However, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has been openly provoking tension. He says Pakistan is an enemy of the US as he urges aid for a rebellious province of Pakistan demanding independence, palling around with some of the rebels. Condemns Afghan President Karzai as he demands to be allowed to visit Afghanistan to investigate his accusations. Calls for a Hindu-Christian Alliance even urges Russia to be involved, right before Defense Secretary Leon Panetta went to India to work for more military cooperation.

Rohabacher’s provocations are widely reported in Pakistan and India and some interpreter Leon Panetta’s efforts for military cooperation as him responding to Rohabacher’s urging.

Rohabacher is an early and strong supporter of Mitt Romney the way Rev. Wright was a load of provocative supporter of Obama before Obama disavowed him,

Romney and Rohabacher,



Other supporting links,



Ron Paul is still fighting for the Republican nomination. I hope he and Democrats demands to what extent Romney supports the views of his shrill supporter, the way Obama was questioned about Rev. Wright’s shill support.

Off the subject I wish the millions in rent

for an airbase in Kyrgyzstan be instead paid for one year rent to keep Kabul autonomous the way Hong Kong was to China until recently and Turkish peacekeepers guard the city for a year. In a year perhaps Mohammed Omar, the Haqqani Network and groups in Pakistan might be dwelling on each other instead of Kabul, or they may accept lesser rent from Civil Liberty and the Women’s Movement for future rent.



See Tensions with Pakistan boil and the Peace Movement Yawns.


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I'm retired in Philadelphia. Non religious but there seems to be a life force that I see as more personal than is usually expressed.

I was raised a Quaker (common with Christian Jewish intermarriage back them) But my father was a total pacifist and during World War II, at the time that being so was difficult.

Upbringing included father trying not to get physical, yet still defend us kids from my harsh stepmother until she got her citizenship papers, after which they could get divorced. Been involved in peace issues since the anti-fallout shelter protests through Vietnam and Iraq.

I wrote "Greedy Little Squirrels and Lifeboat ethics,” 1977, when the Moonies were coming to America and got heavily harassed by them. I also think bin Laden is extremely dangerous like the leader of a barroom brawl, who has been manipulating this country into using the US to get Muslims angry enough to join his suicidal permanent war group. Before 9/11 young Muslims rebelled by wearing by covering their hair a little less than expected and at least winking at each other, now he changed rebellion into being militancy. The Northern Alliance would have been legitimately in charge long ago had he not baited the US into entering Afghanistan.

Obama is making a mistake in my mind with how to stop bin Laden’s dream of permanent war in a divided world but less of a mistake than most anyone else would. If due to currency collapses from out ever more expensive weapons the US stops fighting al Qaeda, then other counties will. If it ends up being Iran, the Sunni Shiite divide will be enormous. Al Qaeda is already convinced that the atheist China is a serious enemy, and the Russians have fought for brutally and inadvertently convinced far more Muslims than the US did that they considered Islam itself to be the enemy.

I never stopped supporting Jimmy Carter when everyone turned on him and I support Obama as well, but think he will have to use a lot more persuasion and less force if they aren’t going to succeed at bankrupting us. However Obama has tried less force and al Qaeda has started to respond in kind trying to limit the victim’s in the way of their primary attacks.
Back up reference to above link,

Richard Kane (Philadelphia)
(More information if you google RichardKanePA

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