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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #675 on: December 11, 2021, 09:46:58 PM »
0:28 According to a friend who is a bit of an aero enthusiast, that plane's engine doesn't have an afterburner, so the flames shooting out of the tail are an indication of a "hot start" -- which he says will destroy the engine in short order.

That is correct.

I have zero confidence that a goat herder can suddenly become a jet engine mechanic.   Even Iran couldn't make that happen 40 years ago.

The middle east does not do technology.
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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #676 on: December 27, 2021, 12:10:14 PM »
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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #677 on: December 27, 2021, 08:57:22 PM »
That is correct.

I have zero confidence that a goat herder can suddenly become a jet engine mechanic.   Even Iran couldn't make that happen 40 years ago.

The middle east does not do technology.

Windmill!

I think we should send highly paid people like me to help them get all their toys working. Leave when the contract ends. The amount of dead talis from everything falling out of the sky would be glorious.

Thats how all the rest of the sand nations do it, lots and lots of contractors.
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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #678 on: December 27, 2021, 09:00:04 PM »
Windmill!

I think we should send highly paid people like me to help them get all their toys working. Leave when the contract ends. The amount of dead talis from everything falling out of the sky would be glorious.

Thats how all the rest of the sand nations do it, lots and lots of contractors.

This is the way.  Might as well get paid.
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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #679 on: January 11, 2022, 03:35:38 PM »
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    Today the U.S. announced $308 million in new humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan and a million new COVID vaccine doses provided through #COVAX (totaling 4.3M doses). We remain the single largest donor of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.https://t.co/Ds7oMSNJaV

    — Emily Horne (@emilyhorne46) January 11, 2022
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2022/01/11/biden-administration-announc-aes-308-million-of-humanitarian-funding-to-the-anti-humanitarian-taliban-ruled-afghanistan/

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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #680 on: January 11, 2022, 04:00:04 PM »
Windmill!

I think we should send highly paid people like me to help them get all their toys working. Leave when the contract ends. The amount of dead talis from everything falling out of the sky would be glorious.

Thats how all the rest of the sand nations do it, lots and lots of contractors.
It would be especially good if they start a war with some other nation over there.  Maybe we can contract with both sides.
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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #681 on: January 11, 2022, 04:53:53 PM »
It would be especially good if they start a war with some other nation over there.  Maybe we can contract with both sides.

That would be the best option.
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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #682 on: April 27, 2022, 09:01:51 AM »
Update from Ed Nash
While our attention has been on Ukraine things have not exactly been settling down in Afghanistan especially on the borders with Pakistan and Iran.

Taliban Demonstrate Military Power as They Face Issues at Home and With the Neighbours
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S32KIAWCeeY
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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #683 on: April 27, 2022, 09:23:42 AM »
Update from Ed Nash
While our attention has been on Ukraine things have not exactly been settling down in Afghanistan especially on the borders with Pakistan and Iran.

Taliban Demonstrate Military Power as They Face Issues at Home and With the Neighbours
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S32KIAWCeeY

Reminds me again, that the media (all sides) work hard to tell us what they want us to pay attention to. It's actually difficult to find news and information about things that are outside the media bubble.
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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #684 on: April 27, 2022, 09:26:51 AM »
Reminds me again, that the media (all sides) work hard to tell us what they want us to pay attention to. It's actually difficult to find news and information about things that are outside the media bubble.

Check out his channel https://www.youtube.com/c/EdNashsMilitaryMatters/videos
Besides aircraft and other things he like to cover little conflicts around the world that the MSM doesn't even mention. You may have to do some digging to get pass all the aircraft videos.
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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #685 on: April 27, 2022, 09:44:44 AM »
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2022/01/11/biden-administration-announc-aes-308-million-of-humanitarian-funding-to-the-anti-humanitarian-taliban-ruled-afghanistan/



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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #686 on: June 14, 2022, 11:09:02 AM »
Update

Air Force clears crew in deaths of Afghans who clung to plane during takeoff
https://www.foxnews.com/world/air-force-crew-cleared-afghan-deaths-fell-plane in the death of

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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #687 on: June 14, 2022, 11:19:19 AM »
Reminds me again, that the media (all sides) work hard to tell us what they want us to pay attention to. It's actually difficult to find news and information about things that are outside the media bubble.
Check out his channel https://www.youtube.com/c/EdNashsMilitaryMatters/videos
Besides aircraft and other things he like to cover little conflicts around the world that the MSM doesn't even mention. You may have to do some digging to get pass all the aircraft videos.

Case in point.
He dropped this this morning

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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #688 on: June 14, 2022, 02:12:11 PM »
Update

Air Force clears crew in deaths of Afghans who clung to plane during takeoff
https://www.foxnews.com/world/air-force-crew-cleared-afghan-deaths-fell-plane in the death of
Why did it take nearly a year to determine that?  That should have been decided in less than a week.
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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #689 on: June 14, 2022, 02:20:18 PM »
Why did it take nearly a year to determine that?  That should have been decided in less than a week.

Needed to check their voting records to see if they were worth going after
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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #690 on: November 14, 2023, 02:42:17 PM »
Anyone remember the media even mentioning this person?

REVEALED: American aid worker Ryan Corbett has been held hostage by the Taliban for 15 months - as extremist group demands 'unrealistic' swap for Osama bin Laden aide held in Gitmo
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12748457/Ryan-Corbett-Taliban-hostage-wife.html
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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #691 on: November 15, 2023, 02:26:58 PM »
He is not important to the right people or Joe would have already done the swap and added in a few billion.
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Re: Afghanistan
« Reply #692 on: November 15, 2023, 11:11:33 PM »
He is not important to the right people or Joe would have already done the swap and added in a few billion.
Idiot was seized by the Taliban a year ago . . . by which time any sane adult would have known going there was about as sensible as skinny dipping in a saltwater pool filled with toxic jellyfish.
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