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March 27, 2009
U.S. announces ambitious new strategy in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama announced an ambitious new strategy to fight militants in Afghanistan, calling for 4,000 new troops to train Afghan forces as well as more civilian assistance for Afghanistan. In Pakistan, near the Afghan border, the urgency of the challenge was underscored by a suicide bombing that killed dozens of people.

John Nagl, president of the Center for a New American Security, speaks with Martin Savidge about the Obama’s plan and the reports of an agreement between Taliban militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan to focus on fighting American combat troops.

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Furthermore, the United States is being glutted with cheap, and dangerous goods from China; everything from flatware to outerwear to underwear, to software… and a lot of just plain junk.


Finally someone is focusing on Saudi Arabia: Lest we forget, 18 of the 19 highjackers of 9/11 were from Saudi Arabia, (one was from Pakistan), because Bin Lauden is a Saudi ‘aristocrat,’ who is alleged to be at odds with his home country, but I seriously doubt it… seriously, folks… We borrow from China to pay for Saudi oil. Does anybody care who our real enemies are? Am I alone in my thinking?


When the Russian’s invaded Afghanistan in 1979 could that motive have been to stabilize that part of world against radical Islamic extremist and that the US among other’s reached the wrong conclusions based on Cold War fears by arming such Islamic movements and can the US role in that region be faced with the same radical supporters supplied by outside forces such as Iran,Syria and extremist elements inside Pakistan and Saudia Arabia?

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