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Ghost soldiers in Afghanistan   Don't know where to post it? Here is fine

Started 11/10/21 by NISSY (NISSY2); 374 views.
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NISSY (NISSY2)

From: NISSY (NISSY2)

11/10/21

It is a BBC report.
adwil

From: adwil

11/10/21

Yes Nissy, saw it as soon as I checked the news.

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NISSY (NISSY2)

From: NISSY (NISSY2)

11/10/21

I think it is true. The Taliban won to easily.
adwil

From: adwil

11/11/21

I'm surprised the US forces training Afghan troops, didn't notice.

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NISSY (NISSY2)

From: NISSY (NISSY2)

11/11/21

They probably trained the officers who knew English and believed the officers would train the Afghan troops in the respective languages. Afghanistan has four main languages and more minor languages. My Afghan friend in California was Tajik. Pashtun is the language many Afghans speak but no people represent a majority of the languages spoken in Afghanistan.
adwil

From: adwil

11/11/21

You're right. That could make things difficult to keep a close eye on, but it should have been spotted.

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NISSY (NISSY2)

From: NISSY (NISSY2)

11/11/21

Those with power had no motive to spot the fraud. Corruption forces its way up and down. The war in Afghanistan was a cash cow for a few in high places.
adwil

From: adwil

11/11/21

I'd have been surprised if the people on the ground didn't notice what was going on.

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NISSY (NISSY2)

From: NISSY (NISSY2)

11/11/21

I think they knew. But nobody wanted to kill the goose that laid the golden egg so they kept making money and played dumb.
adwil

From: adwil

11/12/21

I meant why didn't the American military notice what was happening and report back to the Gov?

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