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Old January 14th, 2010, 6:39 am
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Re: Afghanistan: its present and future

While it's true that the Taliban government packed their kalashnikovs and left (for safe havens in Pakistan), the Taliban movement was never defeated. It's alive and well and actively striving to get back in power in Afghanistan. While I totally agree that just keeping them down by military power is not the long term solution, I do believe it's necessary for now and probably until a stable and working representative democracy is built. I'm very much afraid that that's not done in the immediate future.

And even then, Their recruiting grounds in Pakistan will still be there.

The link Dung gave a few posts ago gives a few more links to further information about them: opinion poll


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