U.S. may leave no troops in Afghanistan after Dec 2014

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    megosaa

    i don't understand what authorities do the 'murcans have over foreign soils. also, was the purpose through an invitation?

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    Zen student

    It's about bloody time. That country is one serious mess.

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    lostrune2

    i don't understand what authorities do the 'murcans have over foreign soils. also, was the purpose through an invitation?

    The U.N. gave it to them when they were allowed the invasion of Taliban Afghanistan.

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    Herve Nmn L'Eisa

    lostrune,

    And what authority does the UN have to authorize invasion of a sovereign land?

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    Serrano

    "The U.S. now has 66,000 troops in Afghanistan"

    And the Chinese still don't have any troops there? What gives?

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    Fadamor

    i don't understand what authorities do the 'murcans have over foreign soils. also, was the purpose through an invitation?

    OK, crash course in the Afghanistan/U.S. conflict:

    1.) Bin Laden's al-Qaeda attacks the U.S. on 9/11 and Bin Laden takes responsibility for the attack in a subsequent pronouncement.

    2.) U.S. determines that Bin Laden is operating somewhere in Afghanistan.

    3.) U.S. tells the leaders in Afghanistan (the Taliban) to hand over Bin Laden for trial.

    4.) Taliban responds with a "Pound sand, you yankee dogs! We don't sell out our brothers!"

    5.) U.S. replies that, "If you won't hand him over, we will come get him ourselves."

    6.) Taliban responds with, "Yeah RIGHT! You and what army?"

    7.) On 7 October 2001 (less than a month after 9/11) Forces comprised of U.S., British, Australian, and French troops enter Afghanistan.

    8.) It's been 12 years since then. The government of Afghanistan says that the U.S. has to stick around to train the Afghani military and police. The U.S. is saying, "We've been holding your hand for 12 years, now. Time to grow up and be a big boy. You need to start operating on your own."

    And what authority does the UN have to authorize invasion of a sovereign land?

    Ask the North Koreans that. It was th U.N. that sent troops to Korea in 1950. It's just that the majority of them were U.S. troops because we were already nearby in Japan.

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    lostrune2

    And what authority does the UN have to authorize invasion of a sovereign land?

    megosaa was asking for an authority, so I gave her an authority.

    An authority only has as much authority as its members give it. And the UN members gave the UN to authorize the US invasion of Taliban Afghanistan. In other words, who's gonna "arrest" the US for it? No one, that's what. People could argue all day long whether it's illegal or not, but at the end of the day, nothing's gonna happen - legality is determined by the "authorities" and when they already said they're not going to "arrest" you for it, then it's not "illegal" for all intents and purposes.

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