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Sunday, 6 December 2009

Afghanistan Will Not End Well

To me, the key to understanding geopolitical events and policies is what happens to the ordinary people. We have had a spate of articles about Afghanistan, but few that consider the viewpoint of the people involved in the killing, the suffering and the dying.
For once I would like to hear the officials speak in human terms, as Rep. Alan Grayson D-FL does on health reform. I want to read articles from people who have been on the ground. One Diary of a Mad Baghdad Housewife sheds more wisdom and light on Iraq than the entire North American blogosphere could in all the war years.
It doesn't take an ethical genius to figure out the UDHR definition of the Afghan War. It is a war crime with millions of perpetrators.
Supporting the perpetrators is a crime against humanity.

Doki Entered the US in 1950 Disguised as the Red Menace 
In 1950 I was confused. The Communist North Koreans had mercilessly invaded the south. Our WWII Marines were gathering at Pusan to repel the invaders. UN member troops united against the Communist aggressors.
We kids stocked up with Army Surplus and Red Ryder bb guns. Ski, Rothblatt, man your machine guns cried a popular comic book.
There was a problem. They called every decent American I knew a Communist. We ceased being a Republic.

In the old and brilliant Japanese movie ‘The Banners Of Samurai', the ruler of a kingdom hires a gruesome War Captain to extend his domain. When asked about the name of his new minister, the ruler replies, ‘His name is Yamamoto Kanske, Doki  
which means The Devil of War.'
Mark Sashine, OEN
Dumping Obama Begins the Problems
Americans love wars until we lose them.
Few of them ever mention the 7.2 millions slaughtered in Asia. They weren't white. Many connect wars with jobs and prosperity. Even with the recession 83% have jobs and 85% retain their homes.
The voters must suffer a great deal more before they will elect a Progressive. Republicans would be happy to unite with Progressives in any plan to derail Obama or his programs. This is a quick way for the USA to become even more of a dictatorship.

Hasn't Karzai Already Decided to Contest for Heroin Trade?
Afghanistan is the number one producer and distributor for Heroin. It seems the US Military and the CIA are working to control this trade. They assassinate warlords who have sided with the Taliban.
If our military withdrew completely, Blackwater and the CIA might still be able to hang onto their share of the heroin traffic. For sure, there is nothing but suffering for the Afghan people in this mess.

Hobson's Choice: Impeachment or Assassination?
The President made a difficult decision with his speech. It could inspire a number of Progressives to bolt his Party line on the Afghan escalation issue. Since the Republicans have united to oppose him on any issue, Barack Obama is in danger of losing his majorities in both Houses of Congress.
The Afghan War will determine who controls the world supply and distribution of heroin. The US military and the CIA assassinate the warlords favorable to the Taliban and vice-versa. The hapless Afghan people will suffer no matter who wins. If the President had chosen to withdraw, he would have run a serious risk of assassination.

Heroin, Nukes and Assassination are the Real Issues
Heroin dominates the Afghan economy. Our military and the CIA battle with the Taliban for control of the trade. Both sides assassinate the warlords not allied with them. The US military and the CIA operate black, which means they are not held to an accounting for their expenditures.
The "war" is a struggle between US mafia-types and the Afghan bandits. The Afghan people suffer no matter who prevails. Anyone who interferes to stop this tragedy risks assassination.
If the US officials feared nuclear war with the Middle East, why did they sell them our nuclear secrets? The espionage Agents have been exposed to the public and to the Bush and Obama administrations. Why weren't they prosecuted? Does the USA have a death wish?
Rep. Kucinich D-OH deserves our respect and admiration. Few Americans have the courage and insight to speak for the Afghan people. Many Afghans desire that foreigners leave the country, but the US MSM will not show dissidents such as Marilia Joya speak nationally. She is on the YouTube with European interviews. My article on her was rejected by OEN. American officials don't want to hear from the Afghan people.

Charles Krauthammer said, "It's not exactly the kind of speech that you would have heard from Henry V or Churchill. And it's not exactly the kind of speech you that heard from George Bush when he announced his surge."

Escalation Was a Smooth Move
Obama shows the olive branch to the world, but he keeps Afghanistan to show what happens to people who don't co-operate. Why isn't a Progressive in the WH? Many of them want to leave Afghanistan and Afghans with nothing to show for it but a bloodbath.
Does Right Make Might? Does Wrong Produce Weakness?

ABC News estimates that, with the surge included, there will be a ratio of 1,000 US troops for every Al Qaeda member in the country. The cost of the war will work out to $300 million for every Al Qaeda fighter.
And Justin Elliott at TalkingPointsMemo reported Wednesday that the US now has more than 104,000 defense contractors in the country, which exceeds the number of regular troops on the ground, which will be 98,000 after the surge is completed.
The president's party will not support his new policy, his budget will not accommodate it, our overstretched and worn-down military will be hard-pressed to execute it, and Americans' patience will not be commensurate with Afghanistan's limitless demands for it. This will not end well. – George F. Will, WaPost
Born a month before Pearl Harbor, I attended world events from an early age. My first words included Mussolini, Patton, Sahara and Patton. At age three I was a regular listener to Lowell Thomas. My mom was an industrial nurse a member of the

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