PEACE: How do “we” get out of the Afghanistan quagmire

Monday, March 19, 2018

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/a-war-without-an-objective-6000-days-in/

WORLD
A War without an Objective, 6,000 Days In
By GEORGE WILL
March 11, 2018 6:30 AM

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It would be helpful to know just what is America’s interest in Afghanistan.‘The war is over.”
— Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in Afghanistan (April 2002)

“I believe victory is closer than ever before.”
— Vice President Mike Pence in Afghanistan (December 2017)

With metronomic regularity, every thousand days or so, Americans should give some thought to the longest war in their nation’s history. The war in Afghanistan, which is becoming one of the longest in world history, reaches its 6,000th day on Monday, when it will have ground on for substantially more than four times longer than U.S. involvement in World War II from Pearl Harbor to V-J Day (1,346 days).

America went to war in Afghanistan because that not-really-governed nation was the safe haven from which al-Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks. It was not mission creep but mission gallop that turned the intervention into a war against the Taliban who had provided, or at least not prevented, the safe haven. So, the United States was on a mission opposed by a supposed ally next door — Pakistan, which through Directorate S of its intelligence service has supported the Taliban.

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Whatever the tactical or strategic objectives in Afghanistan is, I don’t know what it is.

I blame Congress for its continued abdication of its “war making” power. I blame the various Presidents for not just declaring “victory” and marching out.

“Yes. In the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.” — movie Gandhi (1983)

So to, if “We, The Sheeple” refuse to support it, what will the warfare state do?

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PEACE: Good men and women in harm’s way

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Hornet’s Nest (2014)

The Hornet’s Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U. S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan’s most hostile valleys. What was planned as a single day strike turned into nine intense days of combat against an invisible, hostile enemy in terrain where troops had never dared go before.

Starring: Mike Boettcher, Carlos Boettcher

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Let’s bring all the girls, boys, women, and men home now! We have so many politicians and bureaucrats to send in their place if it’s really needed!

So sad.

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PEACE: DJT45 maybe a peace maker

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2017/05/28/trumps-commitment-to-peace-is-serious-and-fulfills-major-campaign-promises/#22948e82137e

MAY 28, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets
Trump’s Commitment To Peace Is Serious And Fulfills Major Campaign Promises
Ralph Benko, CONTRIBUTOR
Here you will find a political Secret Decoder Ring.

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President Trump returns from his foray into Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, then with EU leaders. He demonstrated a unique foreign policy vision, one unpopular with many elites but welcome to voters.

He brings home an under-sung foreign policy triumph.

America is giving up a world hegemony it never sought. The world will be a safer, better, place for that.

There are two deliverables that the voters want, above all, from their president. One is prosperity. The other is security a/k/a peace. All else — except dignity, call it national honor, important but intangible — is either sideshow or amenity.

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This will be a very great side effect of the “hold your nose” election. 

I can’t think of any greater side effect of that election would be that we get some “world peace”.

But, then what will the beauty queen candidates wish for?

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