At least that's what one soldier said as the first of a surge of troops head to Afghan land, many of whom will die in vain.
Sane people don't think war and killing children are fun. In fact, most aware people know that war is a racket for the profiteers and imperialists.
Contrary to what we were led to believe, President Obama is no more than Bush-lite. He’s going to pour some tens of thousands of extra soldiers into
Afghanistan is a dead end for occupiers.
The 20th anniversary of the defeat of the USSR in Afghanistan is a poignant reminder to occupation armies that the Hindu Kush mountains are the "graveyard of empires". The Khyber for 5000 years has witnessed the hordes of invaders come down to the Indus--but the Khyber Pass is a one way street. No invader has been able to go up the Khyber and occupy Pakhtun lands. The Mongols, Alexander, the British, the Russians all discovered it the hard way.NATO war: UK 1880 defeats in Afghanistan.The rising fire of Anti-Americanism has engulfed the land from the Indus to the Amu Darya. more
The lies of war cost all Americans.
In 2005, the Congressional Research Service put the cost of keeping one U.S. soldier in Afghanistan at about $275,000 per year. By early 2006, the cost of keeping one soldier on the ground in Iraq or Afghanistan had jumped to about $400,000 per year. Now Kosiak is estimating that actual cost of keeping a soldier deployed is nearly twice the estimate that the CRS published just two years ago.
A surge in inflation (which is almost certainly coming, thanks to the U.S. government’s huge fiscal deficit and the plans for yet-bigger deficits) will likely send Kosiak’s $775,000-per-year estimate even higher. Thus, by 2011 or so, the cost of keeping a soldier deployed in a war zone might top $1 million per year. And the Department of Defense has already declared its belief in the “long war” against terrorism. In early 2006, in its Quadrennial Defense Review, a closely watched document that reveals much of the Pentagon’s strategic thinking, the Department of Defense’s top leadership said that the war against terrorist networks “may well be fought in dozens of other countries simultaneously and for many years to come.” more
Control of the Afghan drug trade is important to the central banks who fund all wars.
The supply of heroin has been up causing prices to drop. The British were allowed to bust a few labs for show and send a message that competition will not be allowed, i.e. Taliban.
Operation Diesel: British troops have taken £50million worth of heroin during an attack on a remote Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan
Obama may lift the ban on the war dead repatriation ceremony.
"Showing these pictures would remind people of the war," said S. Robert Lichter, director of the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University. But he added that "what turns people against a war is not knowledge that Americans are dying but the belief that they are not dying for something" worthwhile.
As in most wars, the surge in Afghanistan will result in more Americans dying for something not worthwhile. The 'good war' is deception. These pictures, if allowed, will not wake up the sleeping public.
Killer drones play a big part in the surge. CIA, military and hired contractor 'jocks' controlling the killing from video game like control rooms far removed from the action. Some of the bases are even in Pakistan.
Pakistani officials aren't just allowing U.S. killer drones to take off from their airfields, and attack militants within their country. American and Pakistani intelligence services are closely cooperating on the unmanned aircraft strikes -- even as Islamabad politicians condemn the attacks in public.
Previous reports described the arrangement between Washington and Islamabad on the robotic attacks as a kind of "don't ask, don't tell" policy. According to today's Wall Street Journal, however, the arrangement is better described as hand-in-glove. "These operations are helping both sides. We are partners on this," one Pakistani official tells the paper. more
Canada is even using Israeli Rent-a-Drones. Of course Israel has to cash in on the wars the US fights for them.
Now it appears that more Israeli-built unmanned aerial vehicles will be patrolling the skies over Afghanistan. Last week, Flight International reported that Israel's Aeronautics Defense Systems will rent out drones to Dutch troops serving with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Defense Industry Daily has the rundown on possible candidates,including Aeronautics' long-endurance Dominator drone, as well as the Aerostar, a tactical UAV with 12 hours' endurance. more
If the UN can be believed on this:
Look for that number to rise this year. Occupation by foreigners does that.
Obama told us all along that the next front in the 'War on Terror' would be Afghanistan. It was one time he didn't lie.
To all the folks who actually thought that Obama was going to bring troops home and decrease the militarism and fraud of wars, I can only say, "You were deceived."
Last but not least, the war in Afghanistan was never about 9/11. Bin Laden and al Qaeda had nothing to do with it. It was a joint US and Israeli false flag.
It all goes back to the US adopted Mossad motto: "By Way of Deception Thou Shalt Do War."
We'll see how much fun, as the soldier in the above video says, this new surge will be.