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Aragorn2002 last won the day on February 17 2018

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About Aragorn2002

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  • Birthday 07/30/1963

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    Warfare through the ages

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  1. Aragorn2002

    Barbarossa

    Britain will find it's way, even after the Brexit. It will still be there and it will still need other countries. But perhaps it won't even come to that.
  2. Aragorn2002

    Barbarossa

    Six Nation Rugby with dutch commentary. Horror of horrors...What's the EU without Britain?
  3. Aragorn2002

    Barbarossa

    PEERS: Our lordly style You shall not quench With base canaille! FAIRIES: (That word is French.) PEERS: Distinction ebbs Before a herd Of vulgar plebs! FAIRIES: (A Latin word.) PEERS: 'Twould fill with joy, And madness stark The hoi polloi! FAIRIES: (A Greek remark.) Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) 🧐 Another Brexit, I guess.
  4. Aragorn2002

    Barbarossa

    I'm not pessimistic about the future of quality wargames like CM. Look at the amount of serious, new books on ww2 lately. After a long time of copying each other's nonsense, a new generation of historians are publishing books that really add something new to our understanding of war and history. Not for the hoi polloi either, but still enough people who are willing to spend a lot of money on these books. Same goes for CM, I think.
  5. Aragorn2002

    30 years ago today

    I was indeed wrong about your sexual orientation. My apologies. 🤣 And you did get Rinaldi! He even gave you a Like. How sweet is that! You know what? I will also give you a Like. Little boys like you can use all the support they can get at your age.
  6. Aragorn2002

    30 years ago today

    😎
  7. Aragorn2002

    30 years ago today

    Yeah, sounds familiair, doesn't it? Middle ground? Hmm, let me think. Vietnam perhaps? They sure did. But not the first and certainly not the last of your presidents who blundered his way through history. I'm curious whether you can read. I said that the Russians, backing the communist government, had the best chance of stabilizing Afghanistan, especially when the West and Pakistan hadn't interfered. I didn't say it would have been easy or even succesful. I understand the thought of chatting with a woman without having to pay for it, excites you, but no, sorry. 😀
  8. Aragorn2002

    30 years ago today

    Agreed. But let's not forget the support from the US. Without that no Taliban. Talking about the chicken and the egg... No, we're not just in a thread about the Soviets leaving Afghanistan. We're also in a thread about how difficult it is to stabilize the country. Without the West and Pakistan supporting the Mujahideen the Russians would perhaps have been able to do so. NATO certainly isn't. So the only thing that is weird is your comment. Especially as this discussion really started to heat up after someone said that the Taliban is 'the best bet' for Afghanistan. But perhaps you also agree with that? Quite a few and more than I can remember. See below. Apart from that I spoke to lots of Afghans and other people who where there and know more about it than you and me together. The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89 The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan Taliban: The Power of Militant Islam in Afghanistan and Beyond Farewell Kabul: How the West Ignored Pakistan and Lost Afghanistan
  9. Aragorn2002

    30 years ago today

    PM anwered. 😀 I'm not saying that the Soviets could have prevented the rise of the Taliban, but they were more up to the task than NATO ever was or will be. War against the Taliban has to be completly ruthless in order to achieve victory and the West most certainly is nog capable of that. We're too soft and too sensitive of media and public opinion. So if there ever was a power that could have beaten the Taliban, it would have been the Russians.
  10. Aragorn2002

    30 years ago today

    Can you please give me your phone number? My wife likes to speak to you. Yes, she's from Afghanistan. Refugee. Same as the rest of her family.
  11. Aragorn2002

    Kharkov Map Sneak Peak

    Is this a secret message perhaps? 😛
  12. Aragorn2002

    Kharkov Map Sneak Peak

    Superb work, McIsle. A town to kill for.
  13. Aragorn2002

    30 years ago today

    It's Afghanistan. Everybody hates everybody. But only a Soviet backed communist government could have stopped the Taliban.
  14. Aragorn2002

    30 years ago today

    And with them the last hope for a stabile Afghanistan.
  15. Aragorn2002

    Winter Garden of the Iron Cross

    Oh, he knows...🙂
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