Surprise! Taliban is winning in Afghanistan.

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Village Elder
#1
Brian Cloughley

On June 26 two US special forces soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, bringing the total of US military personnel who have died in that useless war to 2429, according to iCasualties, an independent casualty tracker. No matter what one might think about the rights and wrongs of the war in Afghanistan, it is sad to record such fatalities, and the question that comes to mind is: What did they die for?

Neither of the presidential contenders had anything to say about the increasingly appalling human situation in Afghanistan, but we do get some indication from the New York Times which has a weekly ‘War Casualty Report whose record of events is sobering, although, as the NYT points out, understandably incomplete.

For the week June 28 to July 4, for example, it notes that “At least 264 pro-government forces and 58 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the past week, the highest death toll of 2019. Attacks by the Taliban spiked around the country as American negotiators met with Taliban officials in the seventh round of peace talks in Doha.” In addition to roadside and car bombings, the Taliban mounted forty ground attacks on government forces. We’re approaching the end of Phase Two of Chairman Mao’s three phases of revolutionary war.

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), Mr John Sopko, reported to Congress on April 30 that, the NATO-run Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan “is no longer producing its district-level stability assessment of Afghan government and insurgent control and influence.”

The Pentagon has refused to provide such information for over a year, and Mr Sopko was reported by the Military Times on 1 May 2019 as saying “I don’t think it makes sense. The Afghan people know which districts are controlled by the Taliban. The Taliban obviously know which districts they control. Our military knows it. Everybody in Afghanistan knows it. The only people who don’t know what’s going on are the people who are paying for all of this, and that’s the American taxpayer.”

That sums it up: when the US military establishment knows that things are going downhill, they do their best to keep citizens in the dark. They refuse to admit that the situation in Afghanistan is out of control of the US and the Afghan government in Kabul, even when it is blindingly obvious

The most significant recent indicator that the Taliban are ascendant has been their killing of these two US special forces soldiers in a classic firefight. Afghanistan isn’t supposed to be like this, because of the vast US airpower available to strike insurgents.

The current series of negotiations might produce some sort of agreement between the US and the Taliban, but there is no representation of the Kabul government at the Doha talks. Why would America negotiate with "terrorists" it went to war with 18yrs ago? Nobody knows whether President Ashraf Ghani will accept a US-Taliban agreement, but that is verging on the irrelevant because the Taliban only need to sit him out. They have already won in Afghanistan.

As Member of Congress Tulsi Gabbard (who had served in Iraq) summed it up in congress “The Taliban was there long before we came in; they’ll be there long after we leave. Very ironic ending to a war code named "Operation Enduring Freedom" 18yrs ago.


Just a reminder!
Fifteen of the 19 al-Qaeda hijackers on 9/11 were Saudis, two came from the United Arab Emirates and one each from Lebanon and Egypt.
 

spear

Village Sponsor
#5
$1 trillion spent, nearly 2500 dead, 30000 wounded and 20 years of war that lead to another predicted defeat. Its just a matter of time Taliban retake Kabul and the imperial evil usa goes running. Right now the peace talks with Taliban is to save face and claim they signed a peace deal so therefore they can leave. They are going either way. Yankee bastards.
 
#6
The problem is less to do with the US and more to do with the Afghans themselves. Even when they are given the best training money can buy(and The US spent ALOT), Corruption, laziness and the lack of trust between generals and between generals and their subordinates, a problem that plagues all Middle Eastern armies except those of Iran Turkey and to a lesser extent, Syria plague the Afghan Army.
Also, what exactly differentiates the Afghan Army from the Taliban.
Ideologically, they are more or less the same 7th Century egg heads.
This is why they cannot easily fight their 'brothers'.
In contrast, the armies of Turkey and Syria were constitutionally given an ideology:Secularism, to fight for.
Perhaps that is what the Afghan army needs.
In addition to them having more oversight over their Mpesa(they have Mpesa there) coz it is being used to launder opium money.
 
#7
Americans can never win a ground war, simply because it comes to mundu khu mundu, rifle to rifle. 40% of Americans of fighting age are either obese or overweight, and the citizenry there cannot accept casualties in the thousands today as they did in WWII.

So, Americans fight their wars from the air using drones controlled from Nevada. Can't smoke every Mujaheedin from his hole that way.

Which is why the Iranians are sitting pretty. They have studied the Americans for so long that they know they can never ever dare invade their country. The worst they can do is bomb it from the air using cruise missiles, but Iran is so huge (almost 3 times Kenya, four times Iraq!) that the Americans would have to bankrupt themselves with the number of missiles they'll have to use.

If the Russians rolled into Europe, you can bet your last penny Uncle Sam will find a reason not to intervene because he knows there is no way he can win a war against those suicidal mathafakas. Which is why Ukraine, Georgia, Syria, Crimea etc etc are happening without the 'powerful' US military raising a hand.
 

Baby Panay

Village Birrionea
#8
Taliban are tough and when they have a common goal they will always win. Best way to defeat them is to let them have want then help them destroy themselves.
 
#9
Americans can never win a ground war, simply because it comes to mundu khu mundu, rifle to rifle. 40% of Americans of fighting age are either obese or overweight, and the citizenry there cannot accept casualties in the thousands today as they did in WWII.

So, Americans fight their wars from the air using drones controlled from Nevada. Can't smoke every Mujaheedin from his hole that way.

Which is why the Iranians are sitting pretty. They have studied the Americans for so long that they know they can never ever dare invade their country. The worst they can do is bomb it from the air using cruise missiles, but Iran is so huge (almost 3 times Kenya, four times Iraq!) that the Americans would have to bankrupt themselves with the number of missiles they'll have to use.

If the Russians rolled into Europe, you can bet your last penny Uncle Sam will find a reason not to intervene because he knows there is no way he can win a war against those suicidal mathafakas. Which is why Ukraine, Georgia, Syria, Crimea etc etc are happening without the 'powerful' US military raising a hand.
The only reason why they can never intervene in the case of Russia is because Russia has made it clear it would use its nuclear weapons on an offensive rather than defensive capacity and Russia has more nukes than the United States.
Iran has no nukes and even if it had, it cannot match up to the US in terms of nuclear firepower. Only Russia can.
In the case of Iran, they really do not need to invade.
They just need to take out the IRGC and all the Mullahs(which they can. Thanks to the fact that so many Iranians oppose the theocracy that many even work with Israel to undermine them. That is why Israel was able to assassinate many of Iran's nuclear scientists.The US as a country(but not as a Government) is extremely popular in Iran far more popular than Israel) and offer minorities long oppressed by Iranian rule, both before and after 1979 some autonomy(Balochistan, the Arabs of Khuzestan, the Kurds) or independence(Iranian Azerbaijan which would join up with the current Azerbaijan).
Iran would collapse internally and even if the US put on ground troops, very many would just let them pass on their March to Tehran
 
#10
If the Russians rolled into Europe, you can bet your last penny Uncle Sam will find a reason not to intervene because he knows there is no way he can win a war against those suicidal mathafakas. Which is why Ukraine, Georgia, Syria, Crimea etc etc are happening without the 'powerful' US military raising a hand.
Pale Georgian border with Russian the cunt Russians wanongesha boundary side ya Georgia everyday. Unakuta kamzee kako trapped in between Russia and Georgia(shamba side moja iko Russia and the other Georgia). Some can't even go on the Georgian side to collect pensions.
 

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