U live in a comic book world, where everything is either black or white, nothing in between. Bulgaria has its own security interests, if u don't get it, too bad for u.
Once again, u cannot get it into your stupid head, that they are VOLUNTEERS, professional soldiers, who willingly chose this way of life n to go there. What part of that is difficult to sink into your head??
Who gives a crap about de facto mercenaries? It is the Bulgarian people are stuck with the bill and have to fund this. Jet if the choice was theirs they would never had been sent there in the first place.
What the fuck has protestantism got to do with anything, as if my blood got switched or something with it u think? As if what the muslims did to our blood just vanished because of protestantism? Dumbest "insult" I have heard in years. I don't even go to church, so stop waving that around as if its some identity. Only fools believe in a bible that says the earth is flat.
Nothing. But we appreciate the irony of a convert riling up about converts.
Post by White Cossack on Jan 18, 2010 3:22:27 GMT -5
These soldiers chose this way of life yeah, it doesn't mean they had going to afganesthan in their minds when they joined Bulgarian army. I am also sure their families are rilled about that. NOT!
Indeed, they are professional soldiers, and they ought to do what they are told, and if they die at "service", they were prepared for that. Still, it doesn't make it right that they are fighting in some stupid hell hole to pursue US interests. They are no mercenaries, they go there because that's their job, but I am willing to assume most of them would rather not. Don't mistake a professioal soldeir for a mercenary. You make it sound like they expressely chose to go to Afganesthan to make a few bucks, when clearly it is not the case.
I am pretty sure how it works in Bulgaria is that only those professional soldiers who specifically volunteer to go to Afghanistan are eligible to go there. Once they arrive they are given three or four times the pay they would receive in Bulgaria so it is very lucrative for them to go which means there is never a shortage of people volunteering to be sent there.
So this is mercenary behaviour. This is more than just signing up for the army and then being willing to go wherever they order you. These people actually have a choice to be professionals, jet not be sent to work for US interests.
I don't know what you meant with families? I looked up some polls and the wast mayority of Bulgarians supports bringing these soldiers home. Sounds logical if they need to pay them three or more times to not even be doing anything good for them.
C'mon fellas, islam is the common enemy to us all, East or West. East and West sucks up to these devils because of money, i.e. they sell them weapons, they sell them oil technology, etc. Too bad the bastards in the East and West don't wise-up, collaborate and destroy these devils for mutual benefit. Mkae no mistake, islam is the real enemy, not Bulgarians or American Slavs.
Post by CHORNYVOLK on Jan 31, 2010 18:17:38 GMT -5
War won with talks, not troops
The answer to ending conflict in Afghanistan does not lie in guns and money
By ERIC MARGOLIS, QMI Agency
Last Updated: 29th January 2010, 6:40pm
The U.S. and its NATO allies are losing the nine-year-old war in Afghanistan. So Washington and London, both in dire financial straits, say they are now ready for a possible face-saving peace deal with the Pashtun Taliban and its nationalist allies.
If you can’t bomb them into submission, buy them off.
A conference was held in London last Thursday to raise tens of millions of dollars to try to bribe lower level Taliban to co-operate with the western occupation and/or lay down its arms.
Bribery is a time-honoured tool of war. But it’s not the answer in Afghanistan.
The bloody Afghan conflict can only be ended by genuine peace negotiations and withdrawal of all foreign troops.
U.S. commanders in Afghanistan admit they have lost the military initiative.
The resistance is steadily gaining ground. Increasing U.S. and allied troops to 150,000 won’t be enough to defeat Taliban.
By year end, U.S. and NATO forces will only equal the number of Soviet forces committed to Afghanistan in the 1980s.
Meanwhile Pakistan, without whose co-operation the U.S. cannot wage war in Afghanistan, is in turmoil.
The U.S. is infiltrating Xe (formerly Blackwater) and DynCorp mercenaries into Pakistan to protect U.S. military supply routes north from Karachi to Afghanistan, and to operate or defend American air bases in Pakistan.
American mercenaries are being used to assassinate militants and enemies of Pakistan’s U.S.-installed government and to target Pakistan’s nuclear installations for future U.S. action.
This, and increasing attacks by American killer drones, have sparked outrage across Pakistan and brought warnings of creeping U.S. occupation.
U.S. and Canadian forces in Afghanistan are like a man trying to fix a chimney on the roof of a burning house. As Pakistan burns, so will Afghanistan.
Washington lacks the men, money and understanding to deal with chaotic Pakistan — never mind chaotic Afghanistan.
Washington, London, Ottawa, Berlin and Paris share the same problem: Their war propaganda has so demonized Taliban as terrorists and woman abusers that western politicians are petrified to deal with the tribal movement, and risk being accused of sending soldiers to their deaths in a futile war.
The far right will howl “appeasement,” “giving in to terrorism” and “betraying our boys.”
Ignore the advocates of permanent war and torture. Afghans have suffered more than 3 million deaths in 30 years of wars. They desperately need peace, political stability and rebuilding, not the current western-installed puppet regime of thieving war lords, drug mafias and thugs of the old Afghan Communist Party.
The best thing we can do for our soldiers is to get them out of the Afghan hell hole before they die in this pointless war.
The west can’t “win” in Afghanistan. In fact, Washington cannot even define what victory means. The intelligent, straight-talking American ambassador to Kabul, former general Karl Eikenberry, as well as VP Joe Biden insist it’s time to start peace talks. We should heed their sensible advice.
Real peace talks are the answer. Not the ruse long proposed by U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal to try to bribe away low-ranking Taliban and so split the Afghan resistance. This stratagem worked to a degree with Sunni tribesmen in Iraq, but it is unlikely to succeed with the proud Pashtun tribes who value honour more than money. Theirs is an antique concept most westerners cannot understand.
The Taliban, an anti-Communist religious movement, knew nothing about al-Qaida’s plans to attack the United States.
That plot was hatched in Europe, not Afghanistan. Many members of the anti-Communist Taliban and its allies were former allies of the West and were hailed by former president Ronald Reagan as “freedom fighters.”
After 9/11, the Taliban refused to hand over Osama bin Laden to the enraged United States without proper evidence of his guilt because he was an honoured guest and hero of the anti-Soviet jihad.
The Taliban chose war with the U.S. before betraying a guest. Such men are not to be easily bought.
Brussels - NATO marked a new first in its Afghan campaign on Friday as officials announced that the alliance had sent supplies by rail to its troops via Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan for the first time.
Most NATO supplies enter Afghanistan via Pakistan. But the route has come under increasing attack by militants in the border region between the two countries, and the alliance has spent months negotiating to open alternate routes.
'The first trial shipment of the NATO train departed Riga, Latvia on May 14 and arrived in Afghanistan on June 9 ... The train transited through Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan before entering Afghanistan,' the alliance announced.
The shipment consisted of 27 standard 20-foot cargo containers loaded with construction materials and food supplies from Belgium, Britain and Spain, officials said.
NATO member Latvia was once part of Imperial Russia and was later occupied by the Soviet Union. Its rail network is part of the former Tsarist and Soviet network which reaches across Central Asia.
'Plans are already under way for follow-on shipments in the months ahead,' the NATO statement said.
A senior security official has said that the threat coming from the so called Islamic State [also known as ISIS, or ISIL] was absolutely real for Russia and its neighbors.
“The threat from ISIS is real because quite a lot of citizens from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO) are taking part in its activities,” deputy director of Russia’s Federal Security Service told reporters Friday after a session of the SCO’s regional anti-terror body.
General Sergey Smirnov added that law enforcement agencies possessed information on about 1,700 Russian citizens fighting in Iraq on the side of Sunni extremists. “The danger of ISIS is also in their ability to infiltrate other terrorist groups,” he added. In particular, the terrorists have demonstrated interest in the Imarat Caucasus group and some of its leaders have already pledged loyalty to ISIS, Smirnov said.
Officials in Tajikistan have estimated the number of the Central Asian country’s citizens fighting on ISIS’s side at about 300, the Russian general said. The overall number of people from post-Soviet Central Asian republics who are fighting for ISIS could be up to 4,000, he added, referring to data provided by the International Research Group for Crisis Regions.
Members of the SCO’s regional anti-terror body have agreed to monitor the movement of ISIS terrorists in their states and jointly thwart their activities, the Russian security official added. Formed in 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization consists of Russia, China, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Belarus, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Pakistan and Mongolia hold observer statuses in the organization.
In December, the Russian government proscribed the Islamic State as a terrorist organization, outlawing membership or any support for it under threat of criminal prosecution. In addition, the Russian Foreign Ministry called upon all nations to recognize ISIS and its fellow jihadist militia, the Al-Nusra Front, as terrorist groups, noting that such a step would be supported by UN Security Council resolutions.
In late March, a major Russian Muslim group issued a fatwa against ISIS, announcing that all of its members were enemies of Islam and calling for their punishment as criminals.
Also last month, the head of Russia’s State Security Council, Nikolay Patrushev, called on the international community to abandon double standards on terrorism and start fighting the threat in line with universally-recognized norms of international law.
Patrushev told reporters that he and other Russian officials preferred to use the term “Islamic State” in quotation marks to avoid insults to true Muslims who, in his view, had no relation to terrorists and extremists. For the same reason he called on people to refer to it by its original name – the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
Afghan opium cultivation ‘grew 40-fold’ during US operation - Russia Security Council chief.
RT.com April 14, 2015 17:45
Opium production in Afghanistan has “grown fortyfold” in the 13 years of US Operation Enduring Freedom, according to the head of the Russian Security Council. The intervention has “exacerbated existing problems,” rather than solved them.
“Unfortunately, the failed policy of Washington did not solve, but on the contrary exacerbated, the existing problems,” Nikolai Patrushev has said while addressing the heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Security Council.
At the same time, the aims of introducing foreign military to Afghanistan, including the destruction of Al-Qaeda and Taliban, were not accomplished, he added.
According to Patrushev, Afghan extremists’ organizations benefit from lax law enforcement and use their positions in northern Afghanistan to enter neighboring countries in Central Asia.
He stressed that the situation in Afghanistan is one of the crucial factors in building stability in the Central Asian region.
In the meantime, opium production has been on the rise in Afghanistan over recent years despite US counter-narcotics efforts.
It was previously reported that since the US toppled the Taliban in 2002, opium production in the country has tripled.
Afghanistan remains a homeland for the largest opium poppy production and distribution network in the world, supplying more than 90 percent of the global crop.
The United Nations says opium cultivation in Afghanistan increased by 7 percent in 2014, hitting a record high despite costly US led efforts to battle the production.
Earlier the head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service, Viktor Ivanov, said the area of poppy plantation is growing. He has called for this problem to be addressed on the UN level as it represents a threat not only to Russia but to the European security.
"The transit of heroin from Afghanistan though the Islamic State-controlled territory is huge financial sponsorship. According to our estimates, the IS makes up to $1 billion on Afghan heroin trafficked through its territory," Ivanov said.
The International Narcotic Control Board says Heroin trafficking from Afghanistan has increased the consumption of opiate drugs in East European countries to levels higher than the world average.
Operation Enduring Freedom lasted for over 13 years and officially ended in December 2014. Currently thousands of NATO troops are still in Afghanistan as part of a peacekeeping mission.
TsarSamuil: Medicines aren't allowed to be sold on the market without a 15 year trial period, to determine short n long term effects. Sputnik just turned 1 year, others not even that, just months, how can we determine long term effects without the data from long term
Aug 24, 2021 11:22:20 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: exposure? Does anyone have a time machine to go 14 years or so into the future n come back n say whether we have good vaccines? Fear makes world abandon its own standards..Besides, vaccines for other illnesses that have been developed for YEARS actually
Aug 24, 2021 11:23:40 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: help. These covid vaccines are literally SHIT, why else do they demand you take 1, 2 n now 3 shots? The problem is also a disease becomes resilient if u administer a weak vaccine that doesn't do the job proper. Allow illness to survive just makes it strong
Aug 24, 2021 11:25:04 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: instead if we go by the book, we should all wait for a really good vaccine to take out the illness for good. Now...we may never get rid of it..but understandably the world economy has a hard time dealing with lock downs, but that is just needless panic
Aug 24, 2021 11:27:06 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: why Swe had fared well with country not being locked down? Because they are cold people, keeping distance was the thing before covid-19 was ever heard of, I hope world doesn't become like that, but some could use a little common sense n change in behavior.
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:12 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: It's no wonder covid hits so many Arabs in the country, stupid bastards..
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:38 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: If I go to H&M a new shirt, if an Arab wants to buy a pair of pants, not only is his whole family along, his friends, even his freaking grandmother is along n all chattering along in a big dumb group of ignorance..
Aug 24, 2021 11:33:05 GMT -5
Boro: Thx for the response. I'm not sure... It seems the vaccines work, at least people aren't dying of Covid. Those who get ill have a problem, it's not "just a flu". Maybe it's from a chinese laboratory, who knows...
Aug 24, 2021 13:46:55 GMT -5
Boro: I agree regarding Arabs..
Aug 24, 2021 13:50:39 GMT -5
Boro: Be glad, Sweden isn't overpopulated.
Aug 24, 2021 14:11:49 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: true, vaccines do help somewhat, maybe better than nothing..I hope in 2022 we can come out of this nightmare..
Aug 24, 2021 15:38:24 GMT -5
Boro: Horrible times, indeed.
Aug 24, 2021 15:47:41 GMT -5