Do you seriously think this was about a bunch of shit kickers getting friendly with Mother Russia?
Not as relevant as you may think. Poor foresight by one US administration shouldn't necessitate a hands off policy by one that proceeds it.Becuase it shows the Taliban were essentially put in power by the US.
Again, you present a simplified view of reality. Not that I disagree with you - just making the point that if one country supplies 90% of the heroin to another, saying "just don't buy it" is feably simplistic and quite laughable.Or Americans could jsut stop buying heroin.
Correct. It was only an example.Though in any case this was never the stated reason for the war.
The reason given, principally, was to prevent AQ in it's activities. It's seriously debatable if that can be achieved.
Many of the indiginous combatants are co-opted or under great social pressure to participate. And they are Pashtuns; your average Tajik, for example, won't be doing much shooting.Well many brave Afghan resistance fighters refuse to accept "the way it is", and have thrown a spanner in the works.
Which begs the question: what is an Afghan?
Have a Freedom Fry.