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This just means that SOF already there will take a more direct role. Nothing groundbreaking and certainly not a deployment of a regular Army division. 

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What the blood are you talking about? I've never heard of a 1st Airborne. And if this imaginary 1st Airborne were going on an imaginary deployment it would be to Iraq not Syria. 

Stop being a dick

This made me laugh out loud

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Iran Sending Thousands of Afghans to Fight in Syria. Refugees, Migrants Report Deportation Threats. If true, seems pretty messed up

https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/01/29/iran-sending-thousands-afghans-fight-syria
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Iran Sending Thousands of Afghans to Fight in Syria. Refugees, Migrants Report Deportation Threats. If true, seems pretty messed up

https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/01/29/iran-sending-thousands-afghans-fight-syria

I don't see anything messed up. They are offered to earn legal residency in Iran by fighting for Iran. Else they can go back to their country. How is this messed up? US does it . France does the same. These people are illegally in Iran.
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Very dangerous escalation with very little benefit to US.

 

This summarizes US foreign policy since 1917.

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Iran Sending Thousands of Afghans to Fight in Syria. Refugees, Migrants Report Deportation Threats. If true, seems pretty messed up

https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/01/29/iran-sending-thousands-afghans-fight-syria

Or  maybe they are just bullshitting them

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During World War II, some 250,000 to 400,000 Filipinos served in the United States Military,[114][115] in units including the Philippine ScoutsPhilippine Commonwealth Army under U.S. Command, and recognized guerrillas during the Japanese Occupation. As of January 2013, ten thousand surviving Filipino American veterans of World War II lived in the United States, and a further fourteen thousand in the Philippines,[116] although some estimates found eighteen thousand or fewer surviving veterans.[117]

The U.S. government promised these soldiers all of the benefits afforded to other veterans.[118] However, in 1946, the United States Congress passed the Rescission Act of 1946 which stripped Filipino veterans of the promised benefits. One estimate claims that monies due to these veterans for back pay and other benefits exceeds one billion dollars.[115]Of the sixty-six countries allied with the United States during the war, the Philippines is the only country that did not receive military benefits from the United States.[101] The phrase "Second Class Veterans" has been used to describe their status.[101][119]

Many Filipino veterans traveled to the United States to lobby Congress for these benefits .[120] Since 1993, numerous bills have been introduced in Congress to pay the benefits, but all died in committee.

 

 
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I don't see anything messed up. They are offered to earn legal residency in Iran by fighting for Iran. Else they can go back to their country. How is this messed up? US does it . France does the same. These people are illegally in Iran.

Iran signed the 1951 refugee treaty, so they have a legal obligation to accept refugees. People fleeing from Afghanistan probably qualify. Iran doesn't have to offer them citizenship, but they're not supposed to kick them out or prosecute them for entering the country.
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Most afghans doesn't qualify as refugees in Europe, so I doubt they do in Iran.

If someone should be forced to fight the war in Syria, it's the Syrians.
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Most afghans doesn't qualify as refugees in Europe, so I doubt they do in Iran.

If someone should be forced to fight the war in Syria, it's the Syrians.


For whom do you propose Syrians fight?

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Who is the foreign forces going to fight for?
Edited by Find Finn - 1/31/16 at 12:52pm
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Most afghans doesn't qualify as refugees in Europe, so I doubt they do in Iran.

Outside of Kabul, most of Afghanistan has devolved into lawless tribal rule where warlords hold all the power, financed in large part but poppy sale and the world's opiate addictions.
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Who is the foreign forces going to fight for?

Whoever they're told to (in this case for the Assad regime), which may not be in the best interest of many Syrians
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Afghanistan is regarded as a safe country by the UN, so 50+% of the migrants gets denied asylum.
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Or  maybe they are just bullshitting them

Bunch of U.S. veterans stuck in Tijuana know that feeling.
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Outside of Kabul, most of Afghanistan has devolved into lawless tribal rule where warlords hold all the power, financed in large part but poppy sale and the world's opiate addictions.
Whoever they're told to (in this case for the Assad regime), which may not be in the best interest of many Syrians

Yea, women allowed to go uncovered and study in schools and universities is definitely one of those purported Assad's evils that most Syrians and US are oppose to.
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Outside of Kabul, most of Afghanistan has devolved into lawless tribal rule where warlords hold all the power

 

Hooray for US intervention.  $6 trillion pissed away.

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