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Judge_Joe_Brown
10-27-2010, 02:49 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11633646


The former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, has warned Nato that victory in Afghanistan is "impossible".

Mr Gorbachev said that the US had no alternative but to withdraw its forces if it wanted to avoid another Vietnam.

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"Victory is impossible in Afghanistan. Obama is right to pull the troops out. No matter how difficult it will be," Mr Gorbachev said

He said before the Soviet Union withdrew from Afghanistan, an agreement had been reached with Iran, India, Pakistan and the US.

"We had hoped America would abide by the agreement that we reached that Afghanistan should be a neutral, democratic country, that would have good relations with its neighbours and with both the US and the USSR.

"The Americans always said they supported this, but at the same time they were training militants - the same ones who today are terrorising Afghanistan and more and more of Pakistan," Mr Gorbachev said.

Because of this, it would be more difficult for the US to get out of the situation.

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"But what's the alternative - another Vietnam? Sending in half-a-million troops? That wouldn't work."

The best that Nato could hope to achieve, he said, was to help the country get back on its feet and rebuild itself after the war.

all pro
10-27-2010, 04:03 PM
Mikhail Gorbachev is a sore loser.
/thread

LiftTheIron
10-27-2010, 04:11 PM
Russia steps in to help NATO

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/exclusive-afghanistan-russia-steps-in-to-help-nato-2117468.html

MrAndrson
10-27-2010, 04:16 PM
Russia steps in to help NATO

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/exclusive-afghanistan-russia-steps-in-to-help-nato-2117468.html

"Keep your friends close but your enemies closer"

What better way than to join the party and gather reconnaissance

Kane_89
10-27-2010, 04:18 PM
Mikhail Gorbachev is a sore loser.
/thread

and youre delusional.

BOX_UP_YOUR_DAD
10-27-2010, 04:20 PM
What's new?

Everybody in the White House knows everything he said. They're in 2 deep to pull out now though.

faisji
10-27-2010, 06:49 PM
2011 year of the bloodbaths

realistromeo
10-27-2010, 07:10 PM
ANYONE SURPRISED OLD MAP HEAD IS STILL ALIVE? i am.

Blindead
10-27-2010, 07:12 PM
lol at him saying they were setting up a state friendly to the US and USSR. it was a soviet client state.

AlphaX
10-27-2010, 07:47 PM
lol at him saying they were setting up a state friendly to the US and USSR. it was a soviet client state.

Exactly. What is he going to say, "The American's will win where we failed"? The American's and Russian's have been producing the sequel to the Cold War for a while now, and the Red Menace will have to be put down once again.

Moh7
10-27-2010, 07:49 PM
Exactly. What is he going to say, "The American's will win where we failed"? The American's and Russian's have been producing the sequel to the Cold War for a while now, and the Red Menace will have to be put down once again.



americans: Always have to be afraid of something.

ZIGGLADUS
10-27-2010, 08:11 PM
Exactly. What is he going to say, "The American's will win where we failed"? The American's and Russian's have been producing the sequel to the Cold War for a while now, and the Red Menace will have to be put down once again.

the red menace?

THE RED MENACE?

http://i51.tinypic.com/28soowx.jpg