Humint Events Online: Get the Fuck Out of Afghanistan Now

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Get the Fuck Out of Afghanistan Now

Bob Herbert makes the case:
There is no good news coming out of the depressing and endless war in Afghanistan. There once was merit to our incursion there, but that was long ago. Now we’re just going through the tragic motions, flailing at this and that, with no real strategy or decent end in sight.

The U.S. doesn’t win wars anymore. We just funnel the stressed and underpaid troops in and out of the combat zones, while all the while showering taxpayer billions on the contractors and giant corporations that view the horrors of war as a heaven-sent bonanza. BP, as we’ve been told repeatedly recently, is one of the largest suppliers of fuel to the wartime U.S. military.

Seven American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday but hardly anyone noticed. Far more concern is being expressed for the wildlife threatened by the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico than for the G.I.’s being blown up in the wilds of Afghanistan.

Early this year, we were told that at long last the tide had turned in Afghanistan, that the biggest offensive of the war by American, British and Afghan troops was under way in Marja, a town in Helmand Province in the southern part of the country. The goal, as outlined by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, our senior military commander in Afghanistan, was to rout the Taliban and install a splendid new government that would be responsive to the people and beloved by them.


What’s happening in Afghanistan is not only tragic, it’s embarrassing. The American troops will fight, but the Afghan troops who are supposed to be their allies are a lost cause. The government of President Hamid Karzai is breathtakingly corrupt and incompetent — and widely unpopular to boot. And now, as The Times’s Dexter Filkins is reporting, the erratic Mr. Karzai seems to be giving up hope that the U.S. can prevail in the war and is making nice with the Taliban.

There is no overall game plan, no real strategy or coherent goals, to guide the fighting of U.S. forces. It’s just a mind-numbing, soul-chilling, body-destroying slog, month after month, year after pointless year.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, Herbert is just a tool for the PTB.

Nowhere does he state that the US is killing thousands of innocent Afghanis, or that 9/11 was a false flag Op perpetrated by the U.S. regime itself, not by anyone in Afghanistan. Or that DU weapons may end up killing many more thousands there.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U.S. carries out secret Ops against 75 countries.

Intel operators have direct access to "The President."

Of course, I have detailed why.

"The President" is himself a covert operator and CIA NOC.

Been a long time since "The President" was NOT an intel agent or worse.


7:28 PM  

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