WHAT WAR BRINGS: long term occupations
It is a fact that wars and occupations come to an end one day. Could be weeks, months, years, decades, but they do come to an end.
However, I don’t seen any end (at this time) to the eight year occupation of
Casey said several times that he wasn't the person making policy, but the military was preparing to have a fighting force deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan for years to come. Casey said his planning envisions 10 combat brigades plus command and support forces committed to the two wars.
When asked whether the Army had any measurement for knowing how big it should be, Casey responded, "How about the reality scenario?" This scenario, he said, must take into account that "we're going to have 10 Army and Marine units deployed for a decade in
I would call it the ‘insanity scenario’ but then I happen to be a linear thinker with some morals…. two BIG differences that Casey does not share with me.
Well, it sure looks like we plan to stay in
And the Taliban don’t seem to mind. They think the more troops we send, the more targets they have. This is a very good article on what the Taliban are thinking and doing, and why ‘beating’ them is a totally silly idea, unless the REAL plan is to make Afghanistan into a wasteland (which the evil shits just might do).
The men separated into three groups. Two headed to different villages, while the third climbed up the cliff to take up fighting positions. We followed one group down to a small village.
After half an hour we were among houses, and the men dispersed. We waited outside a green door while a Talib went in to talk to the owners. In a valley where everyone comes from the same tribe and everyone is someone's cousin, finding a shelter for the night is simply a matter of knocking on a door.
The family gave us their largest room and six of us took their places, on cushions and mattresses that were still warm. A kerosene lamp was lit and we shared a dinner of eggs, tomato, yoghurt and dry, dark bread.
Of course, we have already pulled out from Iraqi cities and they are now going to vote on whether they want us to stay until the end of 2011 or leave in the summer of 2010.
The vote, scheduled to take place by July 30, never happened.
….. American interests likely played a significant role in the missed vote. The postponement came a week after Maliki's White House visit, during which both he and President Obama reiterated the December 2011 deadline for withdrawal. Neither mentioned the referendum.
Well, so much for sovereignty! Jokes on you! Bullets still headed your way also:
American troops shot dead two attackers who tried to blast their convoy with hand grenades near Abu Ghraib west of
….. As part of a security pact between
However, some American soldiers remain in Iraqi cities as trainers and advisors.
WHOOPS!! They lied. Some Iraqi police thought that what they were told was the truth and tried to arrest the
Two of the wounded civilians were children, in case any Americans are noticing or care.
Nearly a month after American troops officially withdrew from urban areas in
From the sounds of this article, one would be lead to think that the American troops had nothing, NOTHING to do with the violence in
A vote in the US House of Representatives was held on the amendment that required an exit strategy for
We don’t need no stinking exit strategy! We can do wars and occupations FOREVER!!!!
And here is a message from the Association of Muslim Scholars in
But let me tell you what your country has achieved for you. Your government has committee the most evil act against humanity for the sake of controlling the resources of another nation in your name, in the name of your humanity and your civilisation. It tried to legalise this evil crime by initiating a so called treaty with the so called government of
I don’t think they like us, and I don’t think those Iraqis will have any appreciation or good feelings about what we did for them. But then, the people of
So, pretty soon we will have more troops in
Checking the MSNBC headlines, this caught my eye: “Order to protect Afghan civilians frustrates
Protect? Protect from whom? Translation: Order to protect Afghan civilians from US troops frustrates US troops.
“Drive to reduce casualties slows Marines’ progress.”
Progress, what progress?
Translation: The world's mightiest military has been fighting the "cavemen" for 8 years and, according to its commander on the grounds, is losing the war to the cavemen. Why? MSNBC explains :
When you can't kill the women and children, then "progress slows down" and freedom & democracy must wait.
And this was in the comments:
Apparently somebody over at MSNBC realized that maybe they should change the headline. Click on the link now or you can google it, and the google page title is still the old headline, but the link directs to a new story. The new story headline: "Marines in Afghan town meet fire from all sides." Oh the irony of that re-write.
Anyone up to the challenge of listing all the various reasons we were told for staying in
If you support the continued occupation of
Afghan children starving after being displaced by US bombings