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    Sen. Rand Paul to hold hearing on 'Afghanistan Papers'




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    Member Statements

    Chairman Rand Paul R (KY)

    Senator Margaret Wood Hassan D (NH)

    Witnesses

    Panel I

    John F. Sopko
    Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

    Panel II

    Hon. Douglas E. Lute
    Former United States Permanent Representative to NATO and Senior Fellow
    Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

    Panel III

    Hon. Richard A. Boucher

    Former United States Ambassador to Cyprus and Senior Fellow
    The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

    Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis, USA, Ret.

    Senior Fellow and Military Expert
    Defense Priorities
    https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/subcomm...as-longest-war

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    Rand says he flew to Dover w/ president to pay his respects to the two dead soldiers. He said they deserve better.

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    He says the Afghanistan effort is 'mission creep' and a 'no clear mission', 'there is no end'

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    'These papers make clear that doing nothing is not an option for senators or members of Congress'

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    'More bombs dropped than at any other year since 2006'

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    Ranking Member Maggie Hassan (D-NH) made sure she got in the neocon line 'to stop attacks on the U.S'. I suspect she has military contractor donors.

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    Rand just said that he suspects Afghani's receiving money are keeping sex slaves (dancing boys) and that he had an amendment to certify that this wasn't the case but it was defeated overwelmingly.



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    The IG can't answer questions on the metrics of success because its 'classified'. He says they have no idea how many Afghan troops there are.

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    The IG says Afghanistan biggest export is by far narcotics

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    Lt. Gen Lute says terror networks in Afghanistan and Pakistan have largely been defeated and marginalized
    Last edited by Warlord; 02-11-2020 at 01:28 PM.

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    Lt. Gen. Lute says there is a stalemate between Taliban and recognized Afghan govt'. Sustaining the stalemate is expensive.. about $50bn a year to keep the military there

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    Back...

    Lt. Lute says the Taliban do not have ambitions outside Afghanistan i.e to attack the US homeland.

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    Lt. Lute says the Taliban has internal factions and are worried about cohesion should they agree to a ceasefire.

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    Lute says they can deal with counter terrorism from outside Afghanistan i.e from a base or something



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    Col. Davis now testifying.

    He was deployed as part of Obama's surge, 150,000 troops. The Generals said they were winning.

    'what I saw on the ground bears no resemblance to the rosy pictures painted by military leadership.

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    Col. Davis going into great detail about his missions and how the government troops wont engage the Taliban or enemy because its 'dangerous'. Taliban safely controls most of the countryside with no fear of gov't troops.

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    Col. Davis: 'We're there for nothing... We do missions for the sake of it. We kill some Taliban and they kill or maim Americans.'

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    Col. Davis: In 2015 he learned there was no strategy, we're just doing missions for the sake of it... and 5 years on it's still the same.

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    Lee: 'The situation in Afghanistan is unacceptable'

    'Facts have been hidden from Congress.'

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    Col. Davis says the dishonesty among the Pentagon and the Generals is institutionalized. They mislead Congress on purpose to keep the war going for as long as possible

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    Col. Davis: We should withdraw now. There's no strategy and the longer we're there the more lives will be lost.

    He is on fire here.



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    Mike Lee: Lets get out.

    Col. Davis: Amen

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    Col. Davis finishes by saying America would be more safe pulling out of Afghanistan.

    And that's it. He was great witness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord View Post
    Rand just said that he suspects Afghani's receiving money are keeping sex slaves (dancing boys) and that he had an amendment to certify that this wasn't the case but it was defeated overwelmingly.
    The behavior of these Satanic Pedophiles in congress is shocking.
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc
    "When you are divided, and angry, and controlled, you target those 'different' from you, not those responsible [controllers]" -Q

    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    The behavior of these Satanic Pedophiles in congress is shocking.
    I found this from 2010

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11217772

    Higher ups in Afghanistan keep these sex slaves and Congress doesn't care.

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    'Declare the victory they achieved and END America's longest war.'

    Feb 13, 2020 - The Afghanistan Papers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31mTHn-408


    https://twitter.com/RandPaul/status/1228061532514324480
    Last edited by Valli6; 02-13-2020 at 03:20 PM.



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