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Fareed's take: How the US should leave Afghanistan

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As the US prepares to conclude a deal with the Taliban, CNN's Fareed Zakaria urges Washington to not just end the war, but also win the peace. #CNN #News
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TB Seow (1 month ago)
If they quit Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, what is the big War Machine going to do? No way for them to dismantle it. What about the 800 foreign bases?
LEO (5 months ago)
I can't believe I'm actually taking a liking to Fareed.
MOIN KAMAL (5 months ago)
Fareed, please speak about Kashmir as you need to be fair anchor.
Pat Moynahan (5 months ago)
Lets figure out who to get this moron off tv
Andrew Vajda (5 months ago)
Fareed part of Fake News CNN. NO VIEWERS. All Trump haters. Soon it will be off the air
Jan Afghan (5 months ago)
Yesterday two Americans died in Afghanistan 🇦🇫 where is w.bush today ask him what was the result invade in Afghanistan 🇦🇫?
Max Johnson (5 months ago)
The US should just hand the power to the Hazara ethnic group and relinquish power from the Pashtuns. Hazaras are the most intelligent and educated afghans and the most secular. Out of the top 3 most educated provinces in Afghanistan, 2 of them are Hazara dominated areas: 1) Daikundi & 2) Bamyan. The Hazaras already have an enlightenment movement growing and are the only ones capable to carry it out to fruition. Low IQ Pashtun morons are no match for High IQ East Asian master race Hazaras.
P Atway (5 months ago)
The only way out of Afghanistan is to get out and stay out. Re-entering on the Taliban breaking a deal is tantamount to never getting out.
Kobulione (5 months ago)
USA lost the war in Afghanistan. USA don't have ⚽ s to fight terrorism inside the pakistan.
India have to Free Kashmir (5 months ago)
Afghans are in danger because India keeps chanting terrorism against Pakistan. But infact India is funding terrorists like ISIS and Alqaida in Afghanistan and TTP in Pakistan . For regional peace India have to stop it immediately.
Not Quite Right (6 months ago)
We should pull out of the Middle East completely. Fuck the Middle East. Bring our troops home and close our borders. Take care of our own people for a change.
Leigh Oats (6 months ago)
The primadonald is again talking of “the Harvard University of terrorism” (no, not the USA—never the USA), but instead of Iraq . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVSONJiNG2M&pbjreload=10 . . . he now means Afghanistan . . . https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/20/politics/trump-afghanistan-harvard-terrorism/index.html The badly brought up son of Queens will never suggest publicly that his weak-minded gun-cuddling flock of boy sheeple includes either would-be domestic terrorists or future domestic terrorists or actual been-there-done-that-murdered-and-maimed-umpteen-innocent-people terrorists.
leroy brown (6 months ago)
send fredo,,
rolback (6 months ago)
Leave a sign on the door: Next time you harbor a terrorist that attacks the USA, we will not be back for nation building.
twinturbom20 (6 months ago)
If the Taliban keep their promise of establishing a "unity government". Who's going to make sure the United States keeps its promise of withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Haat Praat (6 months ago)
The West should just leave. Let the Afghans sort out their own problems. When we leave we should make it clear that if the Islamic nut jobs do a 9/11 on us or anyone else again, we will nuke one of their major population centers. What is the point of spending trillions on nukes if we do not use them? The fear of being nuked kept the Soviets at bay for decades, I'm pretty sure the Jihadis realize whatever they worship is not powerful enough to stop a B-52 armed with a 10 kiloton nuke.
squeento (6 months ago)
Racist. Dude is one of those house "en-words"😁. Just kidding
Jacqueline Wernett (6 months ago)
And yes...3 weeks ago when we tried to delay Russian Proto 4L rocket again...We also confirmed Thursday and Friday that the next rocket would be the March 3...The Chinasat 18 communications satellite is also part Winnie the Poohs internet...With you Hong Kong and Taiwan...I am laying Easter Eggs...
Jacqueline Wernett (6 months ago)
David S. ...I don't hang out in church reading the Bible...I have never even read the whole Bible...I was not raised religious...I read the Bible when God tells me where to read...about once or twice a week....I have temple in my heart on the go whichever Sabbath a person observes.
Jacqueline Wernett (6 months ago)
Afghanistan is because if Russia, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia
Max Johnson (5 months ago)
Jacqueline Wernett exactly I’m afghan and I agree, fuck Russia Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Jacqueline Wernett (6 months ago)
Congratulations...Sorry to be obtuse...How is the March 3..Chinasat 18 satellite..A communications satellite.....Sincerely Jacova 3.11...
Ricardo carter (6 months ago)
18 yrs and you talk of schools!!! Taliban would have built schools without destructions and deaths. Vetnam is one country because force. Taliban should take it by force. A unified country is better than allowing US to continue to cause instability for years to come
f581474x (6 months ago)
Just because Fareed is brown does not me he knows what he is talking about when it comes to Afghanistan.
Kyle Reese (6 months ago)
USA is never leaving Afghanistan. Hegemony must be maintained in that region otherwise China or Russia will dominate Eurasia
Vinay Kumar (6 months ago)
If the Taliban takes over, Afghanistan will plunge back to the 7th century.
utubetruthteller utubetruthteller (6 months ago)
Fareed Zakaria is a sophisticated jihadi that people cannot detect.
Thomas Tamir (6 months ago)
How would you know? you've never been in uniform, have you?
Sheikh Raouf (6 months ago)
Fared is talking about political power sharing in Afghanistan, that is a misnomer. Corrupt political structure is mainly responsible for the chaos in the country. War lords run politics in Afghanistan. US should exit and let the people of Afghanistan decide what they want to do with their country.
canadian national (6 months ago)
Make it one big nuclear hole.
Jonathan Goodwin (6 months ago)
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Lynn Lamont (6 months ago)
How Fareed should leave the U.S....
Ejenio Luth (6 months ago)
CNN = Communist News Network
Tha Mechanic (6 months ago)
It's not a trade war it's a Cluster Fuck.
Tha Mechanic (6 months ago)
One has to be Nuts and out of his mind to mess with Afghanistan...let it be.
Veronica Letch (6 months ago)
What does it tell you that no matter how long the Americans stay, once they leave, the Taliban will take over.
Haha MissMiss (6 months ago)
There will be no peace until the other side feels america has paid the price.
Haha MissMiss (6 months ago)
No. It will not matter what the US does. You will have to return and collect bodies of your sons and daughter once again and again.
John Smith (6 months ago)
Nobody gives a shit what you think dumbass.
hamparsoum agop torossian denkejian (6 months ago)
if the USA has sunk so low is because of this type of Zionist shill "lecturing" the public.
Yo-yos Tenbucks (6 months ago)
FAREED THE WEAKLING LITTLE ANUS LICKING RECTUM SNIFFER SPEWING HIS ANTITRUMP SPIEL OF FABRICATED GIBBERISH IS LIKE A LITTLE FECES FAIRY SPRINKLING TURDS ON A SCROTUM
kris jausz (6 months ago)
As long as there is OPIUM, the US aint going anywhere!
Konrad Heumann (6 months ago)
The US "withdrew from Iraq too quickly"? Hell, the US had no business invading Iraq in the first place. It's like setting a fire to a house and then blaming the arsonist for not having saved the office furniture.
Voice Of Reality (6 months ago)
With this being used as a tool to defend Israel, Nuclear Winter comes to mind....
Rogue Jedi (6 months ago)
Us westerners have been there for a hundred years, just recently has it been our turn with them. But i fear that war, is undeniably unwinnable. I support the free people of afghanistan, but am shamed the taliban will ruin their freedoms once we leave.
Rogue Jedi (6 months ago)
Also, i believe we are there for their opium. Practice makes perfect.
capital punishment (6 months ago)
Where is Fredo?
Rye Scott (6 months ago)
What’s fredos opinion
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REAl REAction (6 months ago)
CNN is fake news
BEASTLY IDIOTS (6 months ago)
You tell'em Fareed!
cujoe Mblakka (6 months ago)
Send you there, to walk point, or a scotch earth policy, kill everything that moves. Stabilize and keep gains, not only for US, but for the people of Afghanistan itself. These dumb yahoos / Taliban, has nothing but madness and arabism / Islam to offer, 18 century feudalism.
yeah mmm (6 months ago)
Assho news
thiskidkatits (6 months ago)
We left iraq too early? What a blatant lie, straight up.
Bill Tierney (6 months ago)
Mr. Fareed, Mr. Sophisticate, Mr. Erudite, Mr. Front-Man for the CFR. Now that Trump is cracking down on the Opioides, time to move to another scam? Afghanistan has run its course, time to move on to the next prey. Which economic hit man is up to bat? How many lives have been ruined by the opium sourced from Afghanistan? Who has been making the money flooding West Virgina, New Hampshire, etc with opioids? A true investigative journalism organization would find out and inform the public. Is that you CNN?
Crusty Cobs (6 months ago)
We followed the French into Vietnam. We followed the Russians into Afghanistan. Both the French, and the Russians, had had their azzes kicked. Is that stupid or what?
Crusty Cobs (6 months ago)
Just get out of the Middle East, be energy independent, build the wall, and leave them alone
__ (6 months ago)
Fareedooooo!🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡
c russell (6 months ago)
Why is this dude lying so much ? How about how me and my brothers in arm's were guarding opium harvest? Scumbag!!!
Riki tiki Tavi (6 months ago)
What would fredo do?
snowflake melter (6 months ago)
THE TROLL , THE TROLLED , AND THE TROLLING !! 😐
snowflake melter (6 months ago)
WHERE'S OLE DON , IS HE "OFF" SOMEWHERE ?? 🤨 😳
Junior Gomez (6 months ago)
Why can’t we just make and farm our own poppy fields we have Perfect climates
John Travelina (6 months ago)
Fake News CNN Trump 2020
Bill Tierney (6 months ago)
Still no mention by CNN that Hillary was an espionage agent for the Chinese government and that the FBI were willing accomplices. The facts are out if you expand your news sources beyond CNN, MSNBC, etc. Not theory, fact.
Bill Tierney (6 months ago)
Still no mention by CNN that Hillary was an espionage agent for the Chinese government and that the FBI were willing accomplices. The facts are out if you expand your news sources beyond CNN, MSNBC, etc. Not theory, fact.
Bill Tierney (6 months ago)
Still no mention by CNN that Hillary was an espionage agent for the Chinese government and that the FBI were willing accomplices. The facts are out if you expand your news sources beyond CNN, MSNBC, etc. Not theory, fact.
elmosmidlap (6 months ago)
Fuck you Fareed....Vietnam 14 years USA 52k dead, Vietnamese 2 million, Vietnam was not where the USA belonged. Afghanistan 18 years. USA does and should be there.....Afghanistan is where a super power goes to lose it's super power status. Read history.
0tube0user (6 months ago)
Fareed is not a person to consider, he's a paid puppet, talking head and political operative to many self-interest groups.... any information or opinion is slanted.... please avoid this person and his data.
Elvoray Bane of the Darkness (6 months ago)
How about , "How CNN should leave the Airwaves"? Where's Fredo?
Don Trump (6 months ago)
Your Welcome, Obama, Clinton or Bush couldn't do this. TRUMP 2020!
mahbin (6 months ago)
Fareeds you the one taking the place of "Fredo" and little Donny "Stinky finger"?
Darryl Bakerカツオ (6 months ago)
If Obama would have aloud this...
Hands On (6 months ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaqlVAHVRhc
sam M (6 months ago)
America has spent 7 trillion $ in Iraq and Afghanistan wars and many of our soldiers been killed, we are not police of the world. I trust president Trump on this issue. Let them be a multi national discussion between Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Taliban and America.
Chris 3.1416 (6 months ago)
Has this guy ever said anything positive about the US? I think his home town of India needs his expertise. CNN ratings again tank in July.
Peter Schulte (6 months ago)
Ist this CNN Fakenews guy also a Fredo? Criminal DemonRATS like Obummer and Clinon likes war.
卢鲁 (6 months ago)
Taliban will never abide by any peace agreement, Looking forward to Iran’s guarantee of a peace agreement, just as the Europeans expected Mussolini to guarantee Hitler’s peace before World War II, we all know what happened in the end.
vrnc M (6 months ago)
“Sesame Street word of the day—“Recession”. 😂😂😂
E. B. C. (6 months ago)
Fareed key Assumptions 1 Taliban can be trusted if constrained by multilateralism. 2. The Afghan government can survive without its own army swallowing it whole 3. The American military presence is containing the Taliban All false. The main reasons to withdraw quickly are 1. The US presence is increasing the violence 2. The fate of Afghanistan should be left to its people.
Arnold Ziffle (6 months ago)
...yeah yeah, but what about Fredo?
T Losal (6 months ago)
Such anti national rhetoric.... Who needs enemies wen u have CNN...
edward cunha (6 months ago)
Fareed, it will be option 2.
Jake MacHine (6 months ago)
Obama inherited 2 wars . By the end of his 2nd term , Obama was bombing at least 7 countries. Trump, on the other hand, refused to kill 150 people in Iran. Trump has done great things for America despite all of the resistance . The msm won't give the actual facts.
Kathymac1542 Mac (6 months ago)
To be interested in how to leave we d have to believe we should leave
Trofski (6 months ago)
Nazi Hate News CNN. Unite in hate and together we can destroy the US economy. MAPA. Make America Poor Again 😀
Jesus Loves You (6 months ago)
Funny. MSM wants to end war in Afghanistan, but criticized Trump for not going to war in Iran
pat mourassa (6 months ago)
THE OPIUM must keep on flowing right FARREEEDDDDD THE PAID PROSTITUTE.
Tim Moynahan (6 months ago)
Deport Fareed he's a terrorist
pat mourassa (6 months ago)
DUDE,you are just a PAID PROSTITUTE,so AMERICA is in Afghanistan in order to HELP,AVERAGE CITIZEN,YOU FKING m0r0n,is that right?The same help that LIBYA,IRAK is now enjoying right, IMBECILE.
Louis Solano (6 months ago)
CNN TERMINATE DON LEMON FOR HIS VILE ACTS. HE RUBS HIS JUNK WITH HIS BARE Hands AND THEN SMEARS IT UNDER THE NOSE OF THE VICTIM, BECAUSE THAT WHAT THE GUY IS HERE A VICTIM, THIS WAS WITNESSED BY MANY EVIDENTLY SO FIRE DONE LEMON NOW!!!
Facts First (6 months ago)
Where's stinky finger at?
Ernesto Ybarra (6 months ago)
Creepy Fareed it would be better to discuss how you could leave the country. I'm sure your ex-wife would concur. ✡Long Live Zion 🕎 😲
Melissa H (6 months ago)
Enough, just stop it. TV personalities are not qualified to make important decisions. Hasn't Trump taught people anything?
Your Mother (6 months ago)
They should leave in body bags never to return.
Gauss Bogsveigir (6 months ago)
By blasting out "Leaving on a Jet Plane" while doing the truffle-shuffle? Seriously. Let's just express some intestinal fortitude, make a plan, and leave. The Russians learned long ago to get out and cut their losses, but with our "American Exceptionalism", we have to show that we can waste more lives and more money than them.
The Ancient WUN: ADEPTUS TROLLARIUM (6 months ago)
CNN/MSNPC are WHORES for the CORRUPT INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
agikus (6 months ago)
get out now! there is no reason to be there! save the 1.5 trillion dollars just gifted to the pentagon war-machine. warmonger! get out now.
john teague (6 months ago)
No one gives a fuck about your opinion you stupid wanna be American
สุธิดา ศรีเทพ (6 months ago)
The read might want to explain to us why we have been in Afghanistan for 20 years and yet no resolution. The world is Awash with civil wars and unrest why Afghanistan why not Africa why not South America why not the Moon?
Cheryl Clark (6 months ago)
Lindsey Grahams feelings about Trump 3 years ago summed it up beautifly,Trump is Shallow,says the worst things possible about Imagrants,doesn't know how laws work,he's a race baiting xenophobic,religious bigot,jackass 👍
andtam008 (6 months ago)
CIA's shadow companies are the biggest dealers of Afghan poppy.