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Afghanistan. Graveyard of Empires – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on August 19, 2018

The United States has inadvertently become one of the world’s leading drug dealers.  This is one of the most shameful legacies of the Afghan War.  But just one.  Watching the world’s greatest power bomb and ravage little Afghanistan, a nation so poor that some of its people can’t afford sandals, is a huge dishonor for Americans.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/08/eric-margolis/afghanistan-graveyard-of-empires/

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After 17 bloody years, the longest war in US history continues without relent or purpose in Afghanistan.

There, a valiant, fiercely-independent people, the Pashtun (Pathan) mountain tribes, have battled the full might of the US Empire to a stalemate that has so far cost American taxpayers $4 trillion, and 2,371 dead and 20,320 wounded soldiers.  No one knows how many Afghans have died. The number is kept secret…

The whole thing smells of the Vietnam War.  Lessons so painfully learned by America in that conflict have been completely forgotten and the same mistakes repeated.  The lies and happy talk from politicians, generals and media continue apace… Read the rest of this entry »

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Sen. Rand Paul: Bring home our troops and, yes, throw a parade

Posted by M. C. on February 8, 2018

Afghanistan-The graveyard of empires.

Then again there are good reasons for hanging around. Oil, pipelines, keeping the pentagram suppliers busy, keeping Saudi Arabia happy, keeping Israel happy (how many Israeli/SA troops in Afghanistan-hard to tell– probably none).

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/02/07/sen-rand-paul-trump-s-military-parade-is-good-idea-if-bring-troops-home-from-afghanistan-first.html

Sen. Rand Paul

If victory requires the disparate tribes and regional factions of Afghanistan to have more allegiance to a regime in Kabul than to their local tribal leaders, then victory will never come.

We spend about $50 billion a year in Afghanistan. When quizzed in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently, undersecretaries of Defense and State could not answer the most rudimentary of questions concerning the war. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Problem With CNN’s ‘Exclusive’ Report On Russia Arming The Taliban

Posted by M. C. on July 31, 2017

Have you ever seen movies where the bad guy makes the innocent dig their own grave before they are executed? The US is digging it’s own grave in the graveyard of empires and executing itself.

http://taskandpurpose.com/cnn-russia-taliban-weapons/

The report, authored by Nick Paton Walsh and Masoud Popalzai, states that two separate groups of Taliban fighters have received “improved weaponry … that appears to have been supplied by the Russian government,”…

There’s only one problem: CNN’s report falls apart after the headline. While many of the weapons flaunted by militants certainly appear Russian in origin, the videos provide little direct evidence of a recent arms transfer from the Russian government to Taliban forces, according to weapons experts from U.S. Special Operations Command and several non-governmental conflict arms organizations interviewed by Task & Purpose. Read the rest of this entry »

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Michael Scheuer Non-Intervention.com

Posted by M. C. on July 28, 2017

http://non-intervention.com/

The quote below comes from an article about the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan that was in the USA Today Network on 14 July 2017. The article discusses several U.S. options in Afghanistan, but the one that takes the cake is the brainchild of two champions of the war in Iraq, who — as Tucker Carlson correctly said about Max Boot — can be relied on to propose ideas that will start unnecessary and always losing wars for the republic. The article’s authors are Michael O’Hanlon, an analyst from the Brookings Institution, who was orgasmic over invading Iraq, and the former general/now-felon David Petraeus, who lost the war in Iraq and helped lose the one in Afghanistan The article refers to some recent work by these two brain-dead beauties. Read the rest of this entry »

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