BREAKING NEWS: General J. Mattis RESIGNS.

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Really? This happens right after Trump decides to pull troops out of Syria and Afghanistan.
I really don't know what Trump is thinking, you can't just surround yourself with walls and hope to the heavens that somehow you are hermetically sealed from the goings on of the rest of the world, China, Russia, Islamic terrorism, etc.


 

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Mattis resigning is a sad day and portents disaster in the Middle East as it seems he did not approve of Trump withdrawing US troops from there..

Now apart from the ISIS which will rear its ugly head once again, Russia Syria and Iran will rule the roost. The Saudis and Turks will be pissed off and so also the Kurds. Actually this is a good thing as long as the ISIS is not allowed any space out there.
 

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Don't fall for anti-trump propagandus........so far what ever he has done was good for America......he even didn't blinked when 90% of his advisors were against trade sanctions on China and now we are seeing how China is bleeding due to it.
So if they are pulling over troops then there must be something or some msg for arrogant Arabs or someone else.
And US is not withdrawing completely.......these troops can be increased to if it's required
 

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What’s funny is, the same set of people who were against Iraq war are against troop withdrawal from Syria.
 

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Am hearing rumors(peedeeuff) that Black water is going to get deployed in Afghanistan again.
 

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Hope we are not going to step on this landmine called afghanistan by sending troops to fight taliban..That will e IPKF 2.0 with 3 times the worse result of the 1.0 ..Hope modi and doval don't make any stupid decision like that and screw our forces more ..
 

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Hope we are not going to step on this landmine called afghanistan by sending troops to fight taliban..That will e IPKF 2.0 with 3 times the worse result of the 1.0 ..Hope modi and doval don't make any stupid decision like that and screw our forces more ..
Highly impossible...........
Our foreign policy irrespective of the party in power, won’t do this.....

I have a different thought, what are the chances this is a bait for China.

China may have economic strength, but it does not have legitimacy. What better way to gain global legitimacy than by stepping into world’s most contentious issues.
 

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what is black water? man 30 characters
Black water is private defence company, pentagon outsources military activities to private companies to escape accountability.

There are many private defence contractors used in all American wars extensively since Obama years.
 

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Highly impossible...........
Our foreign policy irrespective of the party in power, won’t do this.....

I have a different thought, what are the chances this is a bait for China.

China may have economic strength, but it does not have legitimacy. What better way to gain global legitimacy than by stepping into world’s most contentious issues.
China is expected to face problems next year as well, Russians along with some private contractors might jump in.
 

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Am hearing rumors(peedeeuff) that Black water is going to get deployed in Afghanistan again.
Aye aye... USA wont completely step out of a vast base they carved out in Afghanistan. NEVER!
Lets see how the china dance . Its good for Trump vis a vis the election promise. This is good optics and the USA is already awed.

Highly impossible...........
Our foreign policy irrespective of the party in power, won’t do this.....

I have a different thought, what are the chances this is a bait for China.

China may have economic strength, but it does not have legitimacy. What better way to gain global legitimacy than by stepping into world’s most contentious issues.
A bait for china..yes. This must be the reason why china is all friendly with India now ,as in Afghan opening up venues for the joint project, joint training of Afghan diplomats and soldiers etc. Deep inside china knows the inroads India has made in Afghan..and china want to walk that roads.

Recently even pakis supported India's role in Afghan which is a total departure from the pakistan policy on India in Afghanistan.
Well! Now its clear, china wants India in Afghan and pak has no option but to voice what china prompted them to say. I was thinking it was the winds from the Opium farms that affected the pakis. :D

I love the fact that India is using the chinese effectively to corner pakistan bigtime in Realpolitik, with the token gestures thrown at china like training and co- ops etc.
Well!! the chinese FM is in India today..Coincidence...well!! I dont think so.

:D
if china is using the economic strength in Afghan, then we know where that loot is gonna end up! If economic strength won war..then USA would have had won em all.

pakis will ensure that East Turkestan becomes active with militancy against chinese to "negotiate" with china on the loans and debts. USA can have covert war with china in Afghan and on its vulnerable peripheries.

china cant have global legitimacy without the technology at par or above the global powers who was fighting the sand people for decades together. This is where the chinese mil. tech will be tested to the core, if they ever try to step in. IMO, chinese will use the pak army as usual minus the money or aid or compensation :D

We all know how incapable the chinese soldiers are in real war ( The news coming out of peace keeping missions and all)
 

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Aye aye... USA wont completely step out of a vast base they carved out in Afghanistan. NEVER!
Lets see how the china dance . Its good for Trump vis a vis the election promise. This is good optics and the USA is already awed.



A bait for china..yes. This must be the reason why china is all friendly with India now ,as in Afghan opening up venues for the joint project, joint training of Afghan diplomats and soldiers etc. Deep inside china knows the inroads India has made in Afghan..and china want to walk that roads.

Recently even pakis supported India's role in Afghan which is a total departure from the pakistan policy on India in Afghanistan.
Well! Now its clear, china wants India in Afghan and pak has no option but to voice what china prompted them to say. I was thinking it was the winds from the Opium farms that affected the pakis. :D

I love the fact that India is using the chinese effectively to corner pakistan bigtime in Realpolitik, with the token gestures thrown at china like training and co- ops etc.
Well!! the chinese FM is in India today..Coincidence...well!! I dont think so.

:D
if china is using the economic strength in Afghan, then we know where that loot is gonna end up! If economic strength won war..then USA would have had won em all.

pakis will ensure that East Turkestan becomes active with militancy against chinese to "negotiate" with china on the loans and debts. USA can have covert war with china in Afghan and on its vulnerable peripheries.

china cant have global legitimacy without the technology at par or above the global powers who was fighting the sand people for decades together. This is where the chinese mil. tech will be tested to the core, if they ever try to step in. IMO, chinese will use the pak army as usual minus the money or aid or compensation :D

We all know how incapable the chinese soldiers are in real war ( The news coming out of peace keeping missions and all)
This is more like your day dreaming than actual reality. China has east turkestan under fully electronic surveilance. You cannot move an inch in xinjiang without getting caught. This is the reason for Western world's frustration. So you see increased propaganda against Chinese from western media using uighur card.
 

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:D
As usual never a second late to back chinese version :D
BTW.good luck with the ELECTRONIC surveillance thingy as if the fanatics care
 

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Aye aye... USA wont completely step out of a vast base they carved out in Afghanistan. NEVER!
Lets see how the china dance . Its good for Trump vis a vis the election promise. This is good optics and the USA is already awed.
They are reducing their troop levels to 2016 levels, they still should have at least 2-3 Big military bases left even after withdrawal.
 

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Trump is fulfilling his election promise......
His stock market is tanking, his economy is heading to recession, all he has left for his legacy is keeping those promises. It is scary if you think about everything he said on the campaign trail are his guiding principles.
 

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His stock market is tanking, his economy is heading to recession, all he has left for his legacy is keeping those promises. It is scary if you think about everything he said on the campaign trail are his guiding principles.
Stock market tanking could be because of FED rate hike.
who is saying american economy is going into recession? CNN, WAPO, newyork times, BBC?

i think he is almost done with what he has said on campaign trail, except for sending hillary to jail.
 

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