Thursday, December 2, 2010

US milestone in Afghanistan- Longer occupation then the Soviets

USA! Yeah! A milestone to be proud of.
And Canada, way to follow.....right into the muck and mire.

The US has now been in Afghanistan, the Graveyard of Empires, longer then the Soviets.

Today is December 02/2010. As of November 26/2010, this Friday past, the U.S.-led coalition will have been fighting in this South Asian country for as long as the Soviets did.

Put another way, the coalition have been occupying Afghanistan for longer then the Soviets ever did.

Too bad the mainstream media didn't cover that milestone!
(what with the wikileaks distraction)

And it is going so swimmingly in Afghanistan too!

The Pentagon's semiannual report to Congress on the war in Afghanistan has 'progress' in the title but little elsewhere. Instead, it chronicles corruption, violence, and a growing insurgency.


Well, at least the word progress is in the title? That must mean something, right?

Speaking of Canada... Troops are staying put, "non-combat troops", that is.
And if you believe that......
Santa Claus is coming to town!

4 comments:

  1. Did you really think that the Canadian troops would leave before being given permission by the US or the UK who are still smarting from the bloody nose that they got in Afghanistan so long ago?

    The Russians would still be there if the US had not gotten involved and supplied the very same Tali-ban troops that they are now fighting with stinger missiles and other assorted toys.

    The only thing that surprises me is that the Russians are not playing payback. I know I would.

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  2. hey silv:
    I absolutely did not think Canada would leave before getting their "ok" from the boss man.

    BUT.

    Wouldn't it have been more appropriate for the media to report on the fact that the troops US/UK/Canadian etc., are mired in a no win war for longer then the Russian's were?

    Particularly since many people's children are dying..

    Instead we have the wikileaks and the sideshow in Korea.

    When we should be demanding a withdrawal.

    Actually the whole war was ill gotten and bogus..


    "The only thing that surprises me is that the Russians are not playing payback."

    Maybe they are and we don't know about it?
    I mean who knows?

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  3. I want to know if there's light at the end of the tunnel. I want to hear an interviewer ask that precise question. I want to see Obama's, or petraeus's, or whoever's face it is when they have to answer it. It'd be worth watching frame by frame I reckon.

    Otherwise never mind those bullshit Russians, we've been in Afghanistan longer than it took to fight WWII. Soon we'll have been there longer than Vietnam. And then we'll only have to match the thirty year war to have Afghanistan as the longest thing ever. Won't that be great? We'll all be celebrating from the rooftops I'm sure.

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  4. Nobody:

    I want to know if there's light at the end of the tunnel. I want to hear an interviewer ask that precise question.

    no interviewer will ever ask that question or any number of other tough questions that should be asked.

    This little factoid didn't even get a mention in the msm.

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