"As for the United States'
future in Afghanistan, it will be fire and hell and total defeat, God willing, as it was for their predecessors - the Soviets
and, before them, the British." - Mohammed Omar
Afghanistan - Failed War from a False Empire
What did the last decade accomplish in
the occupation of Afghanistan? Other than streamlining the opium shipment trade, what did this foreign expedition achieve? Wikipedia reports, "As of December 29, 2011, there have been 2,765 coalition
deaths in Afghanistan as part of ongoing coalition operations (Operation Enduring Freedom and ISAF) since the invasion in
2001." This may seem a small number by recent loss standards, but the excuse of fighting the CIA invention and bogyman,
Al Qaeda is the height of hypocrisy.
Not much, comfort
for the Pat Tillman family or confidence in the inept cover-up mission to silence would be whistleblowers. The convenient
idiot Osama bin Laden overstayed his usefulness. Too bad that Seal Team 6 knew too much to risk their loyalty on future escapades.
The sick foreign policy that orders the ritual killings of their own military trained assassins offers up their heroes as
necessary sacrifices for the New World Order.
The Insider provides
several mainstream media references in the article; CIA created al-Qaeda and
gave $3 BILLION to Osama bin Laden. "The US government trained, armed, funded and supported Osama
bin Laden and his followers in Afghanistan during the cold war. With a huge investment of $3,000,000,000 (three billion US
dollars), the CIA effectively created and nurtured bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist network using American tax-payers money."The definitive source in opposition to the Afghanistan debacle, antiwar.com is invaluable. Back in 2009, Philip Giraldi wrote in The Cost of War:
"Why are these wars so expensive? The main supply route starts in Karachi, Pakistan,
and works its way up through the Khyber Pass, at which point the truck convoys are frequently attacked by insurgents. When
a convoy is destroyed the US Army assumes the loss as no one will insure such a perilous enterprise. Sometimes the trucking
companies pay off the attackers to be left alone, ironically putting US taxpayer-provided money into the hands of those seeking
to kill American soldiers.
The Pentagon estimates that the cost of fuel
delivered to the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq averages $45 per gallon, including all expenses but excluding legacy
costs like interest on borrowing money to buy the fuel in the first place.
total of one trillion dollars has been spent already in Iraq and in Afghanistan but legacy costs to include paying off the
money that was borrowed and medical care for the many thousands of wounded soldiers and marines will drive the total cost
of the war past the $5 trillion dollar mark even if the two wars were to end tomorrow."
Over two years ago, a video entitled,
Afghanistan War Is a Failure provided a visual account of the "so called" progress on the ground.
The NeoCon "chicken hawks" will dismiss the losses as regrettable but necessary. That is the basic issue.
What is essential about keeping foreign legions on distant soils when the cause for such deployment is based upon a false
premise? As long as the phony war on terror is used to wage aggressive warfare and maintain a permanent garrison presence,
victory will never bring national security.
The conflict between using military combat forces and private contractors for implementing
search and destroy operations poses a serious issue. While both are voluntary participants, the public would want to deny
that each is a mercenary. Separated by the pay scale may seem harsh to many, but the patriotic enlistee is often in training
to become a Blackwater thug. Burning Koran’s is just learning the drill before graduating to work for the corporate
Now the Uniform Code of Military
Justice is certainly a welcome standard for conduct, but pirate Xe Services armies, are restrained only by their own demons. Such reliance on using
private black bag enforcers is hardly consistent with the illusive notion of nation building. Endemic corruption is inevitable
when money and brute force controls the border. Paying tribute in order to wage war exemplifies the absurdity of the military
machine. Their only fear is the ending of the campaign.
CIA made a historic mistake in encouraging Islamic groups from all over the world to come to Afghanistan." The US provided
$3 billion for building up these Islamic groups, and it accepted Pakistan's demand that they should decide how this money
should be spent."
Called, "C.T.P.T., mostly Afghans
who capture and kill Taliban fighters and seek support in tribal areas. Past news accounts have reported that the C.I.A. has
a number of militias, including one trained on one of its compounds, but nothing the size of the covert army.
Mr. Woodward reveals the code name for the C.I.A.’s drone missile campaign in Pakistan,
Sylvan Magnolia, and writes that the White House was so enamored of the program that Mr. Emanuel would regularly call the
C.I.A. director, Leon E. Panetta, asking, "Who did we get today?"
Afghanistan is probably one of the least desirable locations to carry on maneuvers. However, the imperialist empire must demonstrate
its ability to project and drone anyone to death. It seems that all the hard-learned lessons of Viet Nam are lost. The memory
banks of the officers that direct and carry out the dictates of a civilian authority, who love to play soldier, pervert their
command. Playing video games is not entertainment when human body parts explode from bombs that rain down from the sky.
Standing down and rejecting unlawful
orders are the supreme duty that escapes most military careerists. The fear of Courts Martial proceedings 10 U.S.C. § 502 and 5 U.S.C. § 3331 keep the system shouting gung-ho.
"It seems appropriate that military members swear to support and defend the Constitution
of the United States rather than simply swearing to support and defend the United States simpliciter. This is significant.
It means that military members are more than just neutral tools of the political party in power. This oath places an affirmative
responsibility on military members to read and understand the Constitution, to recognize the source and limits of the authority
they have, and to uphold the specific system of government that the Constitution sets forth."
adventure, in now the longest imperium war, that even the mass media laments. ABC news observes,
"Vietnam and Afghanistan do have this much in common:
they are distant, profoundly complex, and ill-understood campaigns. Not surprisingly, then, they defy easy resolutions. And,
in their own ways, these two wars have tested the mettle and patience of a nation."
and patience" of the military is the real concern. As long as there is no draft, crisis of conscience are confined
to those who succumb to obeying illegal orders for trumped up assignments. The American empire is a prime cause and reason
for the destruction of the nation. The government is not the country nor is it legitimate when it acts as a belligerent.
War on Terror is a pseudo fraud. Claims of an existential threat to America are bogus. The despotic War Party regime
that fosters continuous international intervention wants a perpetual state of war. The hysteria that keeps citizens in a self-delusional
trance pushes the military into uninterrupted carnage.
Alexander the Great discovered the limits of the Macedonian empire
in Afghanistan. The English also discovered the hard way. Rudyard Kipling’s poem THE YOUNG BRITISH SOLDIER sums up well.
When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.
Go, go, go like a soldier,
go, go like a soldier,
Go, go, go like a soldier,
So-oldier ~of~ the Queen!
CIA report concludes that the lessons learned from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan indicate: "There is no single
piece of land in Afghanistan that has not been occupied by a Soviet soldier . . . no single military problem that has arisen
and not been solved, and yet there is still no result." Unfortunately, the most prolific attribute of American foreign
policy is stupidity. The palpable explanation is that the best interests of the country are suppressed for the benefits of
the ruling global elite. It is time to recognize that ill-placed patriotism is a guarantee for destruction.
"Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble
home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in
the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own.” - William E. Gladstone