Why does everyone underestimate the Taliban?

I do not underestimate the Taliban. A 16 year old boy who watched as the Russians invaded his homeland of Afghanistan in 1979 and who fought the Russians and then the American and the British as well the troops from many countries of the World is now 54. He is of the most experienced and battle hardened warriors in the World.

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I do not underestimate the Taliban. A 16 year old boy who watched as the Russians invaded his homeland of Afghanistan in 1979 and who fought the Russians and then the American and the British as well the troops from many countries of the World is now 54. He is of the most experienced and battle hardened warriors in the World.

When a young Marine is on duty in Afghanistan he is facing an enemy with a cause, a history and a future. What is the young Marine going to die for?

I have total respect for the American Soldier who is prepared to die to stop the spread of terrorism. But it is not right that America alone should be prepared to do what many other countries do not do in order to stop a rising terror.

The Taliban and ISIS are not the same. One is a cause for a homeland the other is a ideology for a purpose that has no place in Afghanistan or anywhere else in the World. Yes the West has often used its military might for strategic vested interest rather than regional stability and ISIS was born out of a flawed American Foreign Policy but terrorism must be stopped.

The U.S will not defeat terrorism by fighting the Taliban. A dialogue must begin that will ensure the Taliban denounce terrorism and America stops bombing innocent Afghanistan civilians.

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How do people around the world see the Syrian War?

How the war is viewed by people is very much going to be a subjective perspective

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This is my answer to this Question on Quora.

How the war is viewed by people is very much going to be a subjective perspective.

I was in my local supermarket in Bicester U.K not so long ago and I pointed out to the man next to me the horrors of the then Alleppo destruction and deaths. His answer was selfish in that he sought to remove the deaths of innocent civilians by saying that ‘they are always fighting we should leave them to it’.

Many people seek to hide the murder of innocent civilians from their conscience by putting the blame on the Syrians themselves.

However, as one who has been subjected to the physical threat of a Goverment I know how difficult it is to protect yourself from the State and its Forces.

The innocent Civilians in Syria cannot rise up against an armed militia, they cannot just walk into the United Nations Security Council and say to Russia stop bombing us. They cannot protest in the streets of Damascus where Assad’s Security Police will photograph and video them so that at the dead of night they can be taken away never to be seen again.

When Hillary Clinton decided to arm the rebels in order to ensure that Iran’s militia and support of Assad was countered she did not do it for the Syrians she did it for Israel. America must stop taking sides in Syria so too Russia.

Syria is all that is wrong with the United Nations. It is a toothless tiger that provides costly ineffective rhetoric and no practical solutions. It needs urgent reform.

My own opinion of Syria is that Assad should be arrested and that the members of the Security Council should combine as one united force without taking sides to disarm the whole country. The amount of weaponry in Syria held by various factions means that a long-lasting Peace is unlikely.

I would expect that there are many like me around the World who are of the same opinion.

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Why do Afghan Taliban and ISIS fight while they have same ideology?

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The Taliban have a relationship with the history of Afghanistan and a vision for its people.

ISIS is made-up of a group of people from different countries who want to force their vision of an Islamic State into whatever space they can find.

As for ideology ISIS apply an out of context development of ‘key phrases’ selected from the Quran to situations in history and then take the people they want to support and die for them back to that time.

The Taliban live in 2017 and apply the teachings of the Quran to the people as a development of its mortality and principles.

U.S policy in Afghanistan is creating an alliance between the Taliban and ISIS which the Taliban do not want but are being forced into in order to fight the U.S. The Taliban have been fighting since 1979. They will never be defeated. How can you defeat a people who will die for their Country and all it means to them.

It is also why it is important that a new development and understanding of the ‘Word of God’ is developed to counter that of ISIS. However, this is lost on the likes of U.K Prime Minister Theresa May and MI5 who I believe do not understand how to defeat terrorism. Their solutions of increased force and security will not stop those who consider ISIS speaking on behalf of God from wanting to support and act for them.

I have tried to make that point to the United Kingdom Government and MI5 but they do not even reply with an acknowledgement – ignoring the obvious is short-sighted and dangerous.

ISIS and the Taliban are very different. But the U.S is bringing them together when it should be talking to the Taliban in order to assist division – after all China and Russia are. It is not Chinese or Russian troops who are being killed in Afghanistan it is American. It is time to move on.

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Why are the FBI and CIA afraid to release all of the files on the JFK assassination if everyone involved is dead?

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This is my answer to this Question on Quora.

Just as there is in the World a movement for Democracy and Human Rights there is also I believe a movement for Power and Control. The existence of such an Elite Group is not beyond the realms of analytical discussion in relation to the question.

There are those in our World who believe that the only way that complete Law and Order with an end to all crime is possible is by ensuring that they control all the People. This includes controlling population numbers and cultures. They have been around for a long time.

They perceive the human condition to be one of stupidity and selfishness. They judge themselves to be the ‘Power for Good’. They do not believe that Law and Order go hand in hand with Democracy and freedom of choice. They will use any means no matter what it is to achieve their control – even nuclear weapons. In their theory the end justifies the means – a modern and updated form of the 1000 year Reich whcn has all the new technologies of control and command available to it.

They, and to some extent it is ‘momentarily justified’, believe that the majority of people are willing to be controlled in order to abdicate any responsibilty for the actions taken by others and themselves which would involve any effort other than that needed for their own selfish existence.

However, the ‘momentary justification’ ceases to exist when the efforts of the people are combined in times of extraordinary human endurance to assist each other.

This then explains the ‘momentary justification’ as being a product not of the people but of the ‘Establishment System’ which seeks to provide that selfishness with its own example of failed morality and selfish justification of any act of war which kills children and allows economic mismanagement to starve them.

The Elite Group perceive the current state of the World to be a chaos approaching critical mass. In order to ‘save the world’ they want to control it. Our Governments whom they despise have proven themselves to be weak, intellectually challenged and politically selfish. Considering the state of our World most would agree. That is the real danger. They now have a truly common ground with those in the Military Establishment(s) who are of the same view.

No doubt at some point in the future they will make themselves known. However, while I seek to embrace the people with change in order that they take responsibilty for the World, the Elite Group seek to embrace the people with the chain of domination and control. Those who object will be removed.

Their Peace will be controlled by themselves and we will all be subject to its control. They will offer absolute Law and Order, a strict hierarchy of responsibility and a life of controlled subjectivity. In effect a version of George Orwell’s 1984. Some will say what is wrong with that? Auschwitz is the answer.

Did such a group exist when President Kennedy was assassinated? Probably. President Kennedy was all they admire and all they seek to destroy.

That is my theory and it explains why any documents relating to President Kennedy’s assassination are slow to surface. The documents may provide information which would be able to be used to locate such a group.

If such a group does exist then they will be part of an ‘elite subterranean’ establishment’ who will have and do use organisations such as the FBI and the CIA for their own purposes within whom they will have placed their own loyal supporters – it is called ‘Third Party Government’.

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Sometimes President Trump you gotta ‘just take it on the chin’.

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Nobody President Trump gets it right 100 per cent of the time. On this
you are wrong. If I were President I would personally visit the family of
each of my Military who died for their Nation. If I could not make that
visit then I would expect the First Lady to make it. Nobody expects you
to be perfect President Trump and it is ok to apologize when you are wrong – sometimes you ‘gotta just take it on the chin’.

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What would it take to change the Constitution so that we could elect Trump as king, orb and scepter and all that?

This is my answer to this Question on Quora

As America has its own Saint – ‘Saint Obama’ – who according to his disciples can no wrong I doubt if there is room for King Trump as well.

Legally it is not possible as America is a Republic. A Republic that is defended both by its Laws and its People. Unlike the U.K with its diminishing democracy and increased Police Powers the People of America always display a strong defence of their democracy. Should President Trump overstep the line they will get rid of him – and he knows that.

President Trump was elected on a manifesto of change. So far all he has done is carry out the pledges in his manifesto. He has not always been right, unlike Obama who according to his supporters was and is perfect – except 300,000 Syrians killed in Syria and thousands killed in Libya might disagree.

I will also mention Obama’s non-mandatory Climate Change Agreement that took 8 years to sign and is not worth the paper it is written on. If you want to stop Climate Change then you make a ‘no disadvantage’ mandatory agreement.

President Trump is doing what he believes to be the best for the People of America – all of them. Which is what he said he would do.

Whereas here in the ‘Land of Diminished Democracy’ the U.K. – our Government does what is best for themselves to remain in Power and what is best for the People hence ‘Brexit means Brexit’.

President Trump would not want to be King but he does want the People of America to become ‘Kings of themselves’ by each of them having the opportunity to do so.

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Was it presidential for Trump to weigh in on the national anthem issue?

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My answer to this Question on Quora. https://www.quora.com/profile/Desmond-Last

If I were President I would react in exactly the same way as President Trump. The flag of the United States of America is a symbol of all the Nation has endured, fought for and died for.

If you do not agree with a Government Policy or action then you should do something about it instead of making pointless and ineffective ‘look at me’ gestures.

I am the last person on this Planet to give Governments who do not answer to the needs of the people any support.

But what has not standing for the National Anthem got to do with racial injustice?

The NFL players should do something about racial injustice instead of insulting all those who died fighting to protect the Country they enjoy.