Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Is Afghanistan a Lost Cause?

 Stated starkly, the war in Afghanistan is slowly being lost. Now it’s time to say “we told you so.” Vietnam veterans (all of them that I know or even know “of”) opposed the invasion of Afthanistan from the beginning. After … Continue reading

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War, Football, and Realism: If Any

  It is not possible to win a “war of attrition” (kill more of them than they kill of you until they give up) on a foreign shore. Mamas tire pretty quickly of bringing their baby boys home in body … Continue reading

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Invasion, occupation and torture

Myself and every other Vietnam veteran I know tried to tell them they were screwing the pooch from the get go but nobody would listen. How could they ignore all that “experience?” Easy answer. They don’t care. All they were … Continue reading

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Back to Iraq? You Bet!

Hell yes, as we began yelling on day one–Carbon copy of Vietnam. — jtl, 419 By Daniel McAdams As usual, the interventionists who run the US foreign policy establishment are drawing all the wrong conclusions from the news that the former … Continue reading

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Iraq: The ‘Liberation’ Neocons Would Rather Forget

According to press reports last weekend, Fallujah is now under the control of al-Qaida affiliates. The Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, is under siege by al-Qaida. During the 2007 “surge,” more than 1,000 U.S. troops were killed “pacifying” the … Continue reading

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I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn’t) by Heather Linebaugh via theguardian.com An Elbit Systems Hermes 450 drone. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Whenever I read comments by … Continue reading

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Former US Soldiers Turned Into Hopeless Drug Addicts

Young Americans, who are sent across the ocean to “defend democracy,” return home, but their country no longer needs them. During one (of many) of my different stages of post-Vietnam anger, I was fond of telling anyone that would listen … Continue reading

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Are U.S. Soldiers Really This Dumb?

By Laurence M. Vance via LewRockwell.com A U.S. soldier takes issue with a “false and cowardly article spreading foolish nonsense” that I wrote a few years ago. I call him a soldier because he describes himself in these terms: “I have been … Continue reading

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And Now Afghanistan

This supports my long held questioning of why we bother to study history. It seems we never learn anything from it. The USSR invaded Afghanistan, floundered for over ten long years, spent a zillion rubles, killed untold numbers of people (including their … Continue reading

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SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are ‘Battlefields,’ Claims Cops Face Same Dangers As Soldiers In Afghanistan

I once had a student apologize for his father having ducked the Vietnam war by going to work for the SS (State Storm-troopers aka Texas DPS) where he later  became a part of the criminal organization known as the “Texas Rangers.” … Continue reading

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