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    conflict until the US and Saudi Arabia started funding the insurgents and supplying modern anti-aircraft missiles and guns to the Afghans. The idiocy of believing that there are insurgents capable of supporting an insurgency in the US comparable to the Mujahadeen's fight against the Soviets is laughable. Where is the Pakistan surrogate in this insurgent scenario, Canada, Mexico... This whole line of argument is laughable, we conducted a limited war in Iraq, continue to in Afghanistan and neither country posed an actual existential threat to the US. A domestic insurgency would threaten the very existence of the country, the government would have little choice but to react as Lincoln did- all out war.

    "Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are..." George Santayana

    by KJG52 on Wed May 01, 2013 at 07:06:08 PM PDT

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