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Friday, February 09, 2018

US forces in Afghanistan have attacked networks of anti-China militants in an action that is likely to please Beijing, which had called for Western cooperation in its fight against a group it says wants to split off its Xinjiang region. The strikes in the northern province of Badakhshan destroyed Taliban training camps which support militant operations in Afghanistan as well as operations by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) in the border region with China and Tajikistan, Afghanistan's NATO-led mission said in a release on Thursday.

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"They pose a threat to China and enjoy support from the Taliban in Badakhshan and throughout the border region," NATO said.

"Striking against terrorism is the responsibility of all countries in the world," China said on Friday.

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Well now.... had to happen sometime.

Now watch US Navy's BS "freedom of navigation" stunts slowly vanishing from South China Sea.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-02-09 06:04 AM | Reply

People get terrorists and freedom fighters confused all the time.

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-02-09 06:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The dotard wants to spend more tax money on the MIC so he can get better marketing deals in China and Russia.
Happy fleecing dotardians.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2018-02-09 11:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

-The dotard wants to spend more tax money on the MIC...

Then why support the DNC and their war-friendly apparatus?

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-02-09 12:00 PM | Reply

China would get Afghanistan under control. They wouldn't do it nicely and worry about civilians though. I am honestly not sure if that is good or bad for the people overall.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-02-09 04:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3
and a happy fleecing to you too, sir!

#6 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-02-09 06:19 PM | Reply

#5
neither is J_Trem.

#7 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-02-09 06:20 PM | Reply

Hell, give the entire mess to the Chinese. The share a common border, have the manpower and they have experience invading and taking over a country. Ask Tibet.

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-02-10 01:44 PM | Reply

So did Russia. It didn't go so well.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-11 09:39 AM | Reply

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg, The Russians never had the manpower or the technique to completely subjugate a population. The Chinese have proven they do. The ethnic Tibetans are now a minority in their own country and are expected to be extinct by the end of this century.

#10 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-02-12 02:30 PM | Reply

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