Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
The Taliban will only be beaten if the Americans impose draconian actions , trying to fight them with Queensbury rules will see them bogged down forever that all said any pull out no matter the reason will be seen as a victory for the Taliban even if they have lost thousands of their fighters
When Israel left Lebanon where I was stationed for nearly a decade in an effort to try to find some formula in which the vacuum would be filled and none was found we left , this was declared a victory by Hezbollah and in the end achieved nothing from our side other than an ever emboldened enemy who believed they would beat us and that is a very dangerous gift to give your enemies
Civilians make easy targets sadly and if there are no real security precautions in place then the terrorists are going to have a field day
I worked tried to cooperate with the UN on our Northern Border with Lebanon for over 20 years they would have a problem getting out of a brown paper bag.
They are burden with rules of engagement , very poor officer leadership and in some cases you have nationalities with troops not having a clue what their officers are saying especially under fire .
For the UN to have meaning they need teeth otherwise they might as well paint bulls eyes on their helmets