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Taleban fighters to be 'bought off' with $500m

Old Jan 28th 2010, 4:39 am
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Default Taleban fighters to be 'bought off' with $500m

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle7005445.ece

Oi Westerners I am not ideologically tied to this war so give us a tenner before I pick up my Kalashnikov again. Cheers.

Form an orderly queue gentlemen. Buy them off today they'll be back for more. But maybe I am being far too cynical....?
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Old Jan 28th 2010, 5:18 am
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Default Re: Taleban fighters to be 'bought off' with $500m

Originally Posted by Daniel Marsden View Post
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle7005445.ece

Oi Westerners I am not ideologically tied to this war so give us a tenner before I pick up my Kalashnikov again. Cheers.

Form an orderly queue gentlemen. Buy them off today they'll be back for more. But maybe I am being far too cynical....?
Is that much different to paying off the pirates? it just encourages more violence and more kids to aspire to be the same.
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Old Jan 28th 2010, 5:24 am
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Default Re: Taleban fighters to be 'bought off' with $500m

Originally Posted by Roadking View Post
Is that much different to paying off the pirates? it just encourages more violence and more kids to aspire to be the same.
Completely agree. The Western use of money as a political tool is part of our society these nutters despise - seems sensible to fuel the fire. And of course Western society doesn't have any other use for $500 million after all.... Madness.
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Old Jan 28th 2010, 5:36 am
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Default Re: Taleban fighters to be 'bought off' with $500m

the taliban pays most of its "volunteers" in Afghanistan anyway so its no different and besides if it works its a very very cheap way of fighting a war if it doesnt it only the equivalent of a few smart bombs anyway.
ultimately its worth a shot
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ultimately its worth a shot
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