Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Iraq was pretty fun

"I'm stoked to go to Afghanistan."

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 as if it will do any good at all. It won’t. Someone doesn’t understand the Hindu Kush. You can’t conquer certain places. He’s going to do it at the behest of Gates and the generals who don’t know shit from shinola. They’re doing it at the behest of whoever has promised them a portion of the plunder in this geo-political rape when the sanest thing is to recognize that different societies are different and to manage your needs and relationships by first recognizing this fact and not operating as agencies for corporations who want to ram their shit down unwilling throats and/or steal what isn’t theirs. Les Visible

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.

British troops participate in Operation Diesel

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.

The Canadian military recently unveiled a new acquisition in Afghanistan: Israeli-made drones, courtesy of Israel Aerospace Industries.

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:

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in its 2008 annual report released here today said that 2,118 civilians had been killed last year in Afghanistan.

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.

1 comment:

  1. 'it will be fun?'
    'i'm excited?'
    what's wrong with these guys!