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US soldier clowns with an Afghan corpse
US soldier clowns with an Afghan corpse
Since 2001-10-07 for 16 years,
the United States, Britain and Canada have been killing and
torturing large numbers of Afghans of all ages and genders using all manner of illegal,
cruel and unusual techniques. Why? The only official excuse I have heard is they thought
this would help them find bin Laden, the alleged mastermind of 2001-09-11. But that makes no sense. The military has said they don’t even
think he was in Afghanistan, much less how killing Afghans would help the search. The
real reasons make sense, though they are crass:
$1 trillion a year in heroin profits.
a free pipeline route for Unocal
Similar to Hitler’s use of the Spanish civil war — a place to test new
weapons. The US has perfected, banned weapons, robotic soldiers and predator drones.
The idea is to fight war as a video game, safely far away by remote control.
huge amounts of lithium to use in high performance batteries
Keep in mind not even Bush claimed the Taliban had any part in 2001-09-11, so punishing Afghan children for 2001-09-11 is
Four Lies About the Afghanistan War
American must feel very guilty about what
they did to the Afghan people, or why else would the constantly tell each other the same
Americans claim the Taliban attacked America
Even George W. Bush says it was
Al-Qaeda that attacked on 2001-09-11, not the Taliban. Not even
one of the alleged 2001-09-11 conspirators was an Afghan or
Iraqi. They were nearly all Saudis. The United States attacked Afghanistan first and
illegally. Aiding and abetting that American occupation is a capital war crime.
Americans claim the Taliban are a serious security threat to the USA
could they be when their only weapons are a kitchen-made road-side bombs? They have
no humvees, tanks, ships, planes, ICBMs… The Taliban just want their country
back, same as they wanted it back from the Russians. They did not threaten the
Russians either. The USA has roughly 10 times bigger a
population that Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s population in mostly under
15. America is bombing the shit out of nation of children!
An average American brings in
per month. The average Afghan brings in
per month. Americans claiming self-defence against Afghanistan is like Mike Tyson
claiming self-defence in a mugging/rape of Miley Cyrus. There are only 100 Al-Qaeda left in Afghanistan. Just how few have to be left before
Americans can feel safe? This paranoia is stark raving bonkers.
Americans claim the Taliban are insurgents
That is nonsense. Back in
2001, the Taliban were the legitimate government of
Afghanistan. Even if we don’t like their fundamentalist religion, they still
have the support of the majority of the Afghan population which is almost completely
Muslim. Hamid Karzai is a puppet dictator imposed by the US military. His band of
warlords and druglords collaborated with a foreign enemy. That makes them traitors,
collaborators and insurgents. It is a situation similar to the Nazi occupation of
France in WWII (World War II) with the provisional government of morally bankrupt
French collaborators appointed by the Nazis.
Americans flatter themselves
Americans flatter themselves by claiming the
Afghans love having the Americans occupying their country. Think of the suffering the
Afghan people endured to be free of the occupying Russians then later the Americans.
It is a David and Goliath story. The Afghans take massive casualties and sacrifice
their lives in suicide attacks just to kill one occupying soldier. Only because the
Afghans are so determined to be free and only because the Afghan people are so
unified have they managed to fight to a standstill the world’s largest military
power for 16 years.
Disgust is far too gentle a word I feel for the citizens of the USA, Canada and Britain
who have been illegally bombing and occupying Afghanistan for
16 years and 13 days. When the citizens debate whether to continue tormenting the
Afghans who did nothing to harm the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation)
further have no means to, the only issue citizens consider is Can we
win? They almost never ask themselves deeper questions like:
Why are we doing this?
What do we hope to accomplish?
How would things be different if we won or if we just came home?
What are the benefits to us of this extended slaughter?
What business have we in meddling in the internal affairs of a tiny impoverished
country on the other side of the planet?
What could possibly justify the cruelty we inflicted on the Afghan child burned in
bombing in the photo to the right?
Why are we willing to bankrupt our country in a pointless, endless war?
82 US Airborn posing with a trophy
82 US Airborn posing with a trophy
Since almost no one asks these questions and no politician ever answers them, I must
presume the answers are shameful. What is it that motivates us?
We treat the war like an Olympic speed-skating event. We just can’t stand the
shame of being held to a stalemate by a country much smaller and poorer than us,
especially since we have the help of the largest and most advanced military on the
planet. We we are butchering kids in the name of stubborn national pride.
We want a share of the spoils — Afghanistan’s lithium and Iraq’s
We Canadians and Britons are cowards. We do it only because the Americans tell us
In North America, we manufacture almost nothing but weapons, so the war is just a
cynical make-work program to pay off arms makers who bribe politicians and to create
make-work jobs that don’t actually need doing.
We are bigots and sadists who love the idea of torturing Muslim children.
Many people are under the delusion the war in Afghanistan is legal. It
is not for a number of reasons.
It was an aggressive (first strike) unprovoked war. Aiding an abetting such a war
in a capital war crime.
The UN (United Nations) did not authorise
it. Bush-43 went to the United National Security Council to get a resolution
authorizing the use of military force against Afghanistan and Al Qaeda. He failed. You
have to remember that. This war has never been authorized by the United Nations
Congress did not declare it as required by the constitution.
The Leahy Law prohibits U.S. military assistance to foreign military units that
violate human rights with impunity. The Karzai regime is as sick and corrupt as any in
Book referral for No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
recommend book⇒No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
Mark Owen is the pseudonym of Matt Bissonnette, a SEAL who participated in the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. The military is furious with him for spilling a few details of the assassination, claiming they are important military secrets. They threatened to prosecute him and his publisher. Bissonnette is actually a low-level whistle-blower who exposed some of the military’s lesser lies. He claims there is no classified material in the book. In my view the military has no right to keep secrets from the voters when the purpose is to deceive and manipulate the voters, rather than keeping the supposed enemy from gaining an advantage in battle.
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I wry look at the US military. It starts out poking fun at the astronomical waste and incompetence in the spending for the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. It also makes a convincing case that Ronald Reagan was an unscrupulous, lying lunatic.
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