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? asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 6 years ago

Why has no Country ever defeated Afghanistan,And would you say its the strongest hold for Terrorist?

Update:

@That is basically what I mean.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 years ago
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    Because like unlike Iraq.......... where you had a state figurehead to capture and hang....... what constitutes "defeat" in a wasteland? Nobody ever "won" there, because there was nothing to win. ....no one person or entity to beat...........just various tribal leaders, who controlled their little pissant region, and weren't really in charge, of anything,

    We bombed the crap out of Tora Bora and what did it get us? We turned their dustbowl into .....the same dustbowl is was. We knocked the Taliban from power, and installed an ineffective corrupt idiot.....who doesn't control 90% of the country, and lives in fear of being assassinated, and barely holds onto his own pissant section of the country. If we took him out, does that mean we win? No, the warlords still control the other 90%. You take 5 of them out, and 10 more pop up. It's like playing whack a weasel at an arcade........

    the game only ends when you own quarter runs out. You don't really win anything, but had fun playing,, and they keep your quarter.

  • Caleb
    Lv 4
    6 years ago

    Well the current country we call Afghanistan didn't really come into being until 1926. During that time the government has been overthrown around six times both internally and externally. But you could considered it conquered by Ghengis Khan, the British Empire, Alexander the Great, the Soviet Union, Al Queda/Taliban, various local Khans and Shahs, and sorta the US backed Northern Alliance.

  • 6 years ago

    What would you have if you did defeat them. It was a useless pile of rocks, inhabited by mostly illiterate peasants before and the same after you won the war. It would cost you a fortune in men and money to keep it occupied as many nations have found out, the 2 latest being the Soviet Union and the USA.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    Afghanistan is so dirt poor, even the dirt is poor. NO ONE wants Afghanistan. And, that is why the terrorists will always be safe in that pimple on the buttocks of the world.

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  • 6 years ago

    Well, you haven't watched much tv as Obama has claimed

    he has defeated Afghanistan and is bring home most our

    troops (leaving just a few to help with security).

  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    Apparently.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Because no one has been in war with them

  • define defeat?

    the us put in place a puppet government and the cia now controls all the poppy fields.. what more do you want?

  • Robert
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    ...You mean except the US of A?

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