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Stranglehold Afghanistan: How Politics and Lies Are Destroying an ArmyGordon Duff Salem-News.com
First the Army lies to the President - followed by the Mitt Romney knife in the back...
(CINCINNATI) - American troops in Afghanistan are running out of fuel and food as Christmas approaches. The war rages on as it has for a decade and America is losing, nothing new there.
American supplies are being blockaded in Pakistan because US drones killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
Compounding the problem now, we have learned that the version of events Pakistan gave in the first place, called “liars” by our press and military, was 100% correct.
The liars were the Americans on the scene whose “Afghan allies,” as usual, ended up totally infiltrated by Taliban.
After 10 years, the new “national army” are all either working for the drug lords of the minority northern alliance or, as with the new “national police,” either petty criminals or Taliban.
These two forces cost more to train and supply than the entire Chinese army, no, we are not kidding, this is how much we have spent or wasted, you choose.
So, when Americans go into the field, their “allies” are invariably their enemies, troops that know America is leaving and ready to lead Americans into an ambush or direct an attack on America’s Pakistani allies as they have time and time again.
In a report released today, the Army admits that it was wrong and President Obama is preparing to issue an apology to Pakistan.
He hopes this will be enough to partially quell anti-American sentiment in Pakistan and get supplies moving before America is forced to begin a “Berlin airlift” or simply withdraw.
The “airlift,” of course, gives Russia total control over American policy in the region which will include a guarantees for the safety of Iran.
Russia has indicated that it will intervene if Iran is attacked and has military preparations for a “limited war” in the region well under way.
With America out of Iraq and only air assets in the region, all that is needed to paralyze American, read “Israeli,” threats against Iran is the delivery of the S300 air defense system that has been withheld for some time.
It is more than capable of shooting down any American stealth aircraft and is largely impervious to our traditional “countermeasures.”
Russia is in negotiations with Turkey, a NATO country, to deliver the S400 system, even more advanced.
Though the S400 has a slightly inferior radar system to the best American anti-ballistic missile system, the S400 outperforms the best America has.
We are told that the needed radar upgrades to make either the S300 (used by Syria) or the S400 vastly superior to America’s air and missile defenses have been stolen and are “on the market” today.
Oddly, “mutually assured defense” may be the new version of “mutually assured destruction,” the Cold War policy that nearly led to world destruction on half a dozen occasions.
ROMNEY GOES BANANAS
Temporarily taking the lead among potential Republican opponents to President Obama in the upcoming elections is Senator Mitt Romney.
He has been tasked with attacking the President who is trying to save the lives of American troops in Afghanistan, stating that an American “apology” is a sign of weakness.
That America was caught lying, that the Army had been caught lying to the president and that American soldiers at war face bleak prospects because of a supply blockade has escaped Mr. Romney.
He is a total idiot.
The current Prime Minister, Gillani former husband of the murdered Benazir Bhutto, is in Dubai. He has a note from his doctor that says he is sick.
Others say he is hiding. Swiss courts want him for laundering drug money. Few in Pakistan care if he returns.
In the interim, Imran Khan, former cricketer and philanthropist who takes a hard line against Pakistan’s history of subservience to America has become the political front-runner.
We know Khan as a genuine moderate, one willing to stand up to the United States but with real leadership capabilities and wide support. We are somewhat prejudiced for him in that he is an editorial contributor and friend.
Khan has what we believe is a workable plan to stabilize the region, secure Pakistan and create a model there that would likely work in Afghanistan as well. He is the only leader respected by all sides.
Please excuse me rerunning this video of Imran Khan. My point being, of course, is to have you watch the video.
If this person were running for president of the United States, would you vote for him? I know the answer and when I brought it up to Khan, he was flabbergasted.
Tell me what you think:
America sees Pakistan as hostile, extremist and unpredictable. Khan, a friend, is exactly who you see in the video. Frankly, he is who we wish Barak Obama was more like.
THE GAMES GET WORSE
America has been “pulling the strings” in Pakistan since 1947. India had been “non-aligned” but had always leaned toward the Soviet Union.
So, when Russia sent troops into Afghanistan to bolster the Communist government there, by the way, a government America now wishes was still there, we turned to Pakistan to organize the Mujihideen or “Taliban” to fight for America.
I have met most of the Pakistani military leaders who fought in that campaign, many are friends and all are rabidly pro-American.
The Pakistani Army sees America as its “big brother” and takes great pride in their 60 year relationship, one that has gone very very wrong over the last decade.
But what hasn’t…..
As complicated and boring as real life politics may seem, this will be the best analysis on the situation in Pakistan you will have available. The unedited version is available at the link below.
Now we hear that the CIA is planning to send former former Pakistani General Musharraf, back to Pakistan, loaded with cash, to challenge Imran Khan. From an article yesterday by Veteran Today’s Brigadier General Asif Haroon Raja:
What is never mentioned, of course, is that $80 billion dollars of heroin cash is flowing into the region, in and out, with the biggest beneficiaries being the CIA, key GOP policians, bankers in Tel Aviv, Zurich and Dubai and selected elected officials in Islamabad, Kabul and Delhi.
Less well known are groups within Russia who have helped this trafficking of narcotics nearly destroy their own country. Vladamir Putin says, privately, that he plans a bloody purge of all involved, no matter what country they are in. Is this just empty talk?
I hate the use of “conclusion” as a “ham handed” way of tying up my attempt at making a complicated situation seem simple. There is nothing simple about it, nothing for “sound bites” or easy political headlines.
We are working to save a military situation in Afghanistan that is, in itself, unsupportable.
These “conspiracy theories” are facts:
The United States, after apologizing to Pakistan, now owes Iran an apology for overthrowing its democratically elected government in 1953 and replacing it with a brutal dictatorship, not based on security needs but done entirely at the behest of oil companies.
I can prove every word of this, feel free to drag me into a London court any time.
This doesn’t mean the current government of Iran is “ideal.” I find it unbalanced and oppressive but I also consider Israel a military dictatorship.
I am simply being honest and have impeccable sources.
Yesterday, I read an article by Dr. Kevin Barrett on Veterans Today. As his editor, I didn’t find this a “barn burner,” filled with wild conspiracies and tales of bloody rape. Thus, as “journalism” goes, as we know it today, it is hardly noticeable.
What it did contain is quality thinking, in this case, by someone other than myself. I can’t tell you what enjoyment I find in that. I will edit this down a bit, although it is short enough, and hope others will follow the link above and read it all:
I just spent the last 20 minutes writing what is essentially a “briefing” that is considered inappropriate for what Debbie Menon calls “the unwashed masses.” The best materials, of course, were borrowed from others.
When there are political debates and candidates don’t know one country from another, how can we expect them to deal with what should be the normal complexities of office?
I am fairly sure that the average American, given a few days coaching, which I am probably qualified to do, will end up with a rudimentary understanding of economics, military and foreign affairs.
This information, lacking the photos of the Kardashians and J Lo, boring though it may seem, is a vital part of real democracy as opposed to “mob rule,” something we have enjoyed of late and may expect more of.
“Mob rule” isn’t by accident. It has taken several billion dollars to gain control of media and pop culture to “de-educate” America, in particular, putting out two consecutive generations of college graduates, many with advanced degrees, that are embarrassingly ignorant.
Special thanks to Veterans Today
Gordon Duff is a Marine Vietnam veteran. A 100% disabled vet. He has been a featured commentator on TV and radio including Al Jazeera and his articles have been carried by news services around the world. He has been a UN Diplomat, defense contractor and is a widely published expert on military and defense issues. Duff is Senior Editor at one of the most widely read Veterans Online publications Veterans Today
He is an outspoken advocate for veterans and his powerful words have brought about change. Gordon is a lifelong PTSD sufferer from his war experiences and he is empathetic to the plight of today's veterans also suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to feature Gordon's timely and critical reports on Salem-News.com, a news organization staffed by a number of veterans, particularly former U.S. Marines. You can send Gordon Duff an email at this address: Gpduf@aol.com
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