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Why are we in Afghanistan…Is it for the $$$?….An Editorial…..

Today the New York Times has a piece on the US Military find of significant natural resources beneath Afghanistan…

I did a post on that story months ago….

The resources in the ground ARe worth trillions of dollars…..

The Chinese have been working on getting contract from Karzai’s government for months…

The British and American’s are right behind them…..

Why bring this up on the front page of the New York Times today?


I seem to remember a post I did just a day or two ago about a certain general asking out loud for more time to prosecute the Afghan war…..

I then remember writing about anti-war stirrings….


The question….

Why are we there?

Coincidently, the fact  that the place is literally sitting on a money mine pops up?

Cash, Money,  Dollar bills…

From Ole’ Christopher Columbus to today…….

June 14, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Ecology, Editorial, Government, Media, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, The Economy, Travel, Updates | , , , | 5 Comments

The Anti-War stirrings are coming back…..

With the Oil spill coverage and Primaries……

People didn’t seem to be doing much talking  about Afghanistan much…..

But US General McChrystal’s asking for more time in Afghanistan and the loss of more than a half dozen solider’s recently, has rekindled a bit of attention there…..

The General will get all the troops he asked for a month or two…….

But things are a bit harder to deal with that he planned…..

Here’s a piece from Jerome Armstrong @ MyDD on the war……

How’s the “war” going?  As predicted. A complete failure, waste of resources and lives. But very profitable for military corporations and companies like BP. I mean, doesn’t the irony lift at all on the mouth-pieces that for, on the one hand, BP is the villain, but on the other-hand they turn a blind eye to the flow of money from our hands to theirs?

The U.S. doesn’t win wars anymore. We just funnel the stressed and underpaid troops in and out of the combat zones, while all the while showering taxpayer billions on the contractors and giant corporations that view the horrors of war as a heaven-sent bonanza. BP, as we’ve been told repeatedly recently, is one of the largest suppliers of fuel to the wartime U.S. military.

Seven American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday but hardly anyone noticed.

Yea, don’t you remember the days when it was Bush leading the war, and we’d see the dead soldiers plastered on the frontpage of the anti-war blogs and liberal mags? Boy, that took guts. Now that its Obama’s leading the corporate war, nothing but silence. Oh, I know the talking point: Iraq was the “dumb war” and Afghanistan is the “smart war” we took our eye off of the ball. Whatever.

What’s happening in Afghanistan is not only tragic, it’s embarrassing. The American troops will fight, but the Afghan troops who are supposed to be their allies are a lost cause. The government of President Hamid Karzai is breathtakingly corrupt and incompetent — and widely unpopular to boot. And now, as The Times’s Dexter Filkins is reporting, the erratic Mr. Karzai seems to be giving up hope that the U.S. can prevail in the war and is making nice with the Taliban.

This isn’t that hard to figure out……


The Dog mentioned that whem McChrystal got Obama to buy in on the war…He had a definate time frame …..Wars don’t really fit nicly in time frames…..

As in VietNam…..The enemy here doesn’t have to win…..It just has to hold on till America gets tired and turnsd its interest elsewhere…..

The shame will be the loss of American lives……

A win ..or a draw…like in Iraq would be a lucky outcome for the White House….

If McChrystal is stalled going into the Presidental election cycle…..He and Obama are in trouble….

There is only one fault in Armstongs piece…..as soon as we get out of here…I forcast that American troops will be going into Africa in mass …..

Just a guess from the Dog….

That’s all

June 13, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Taxes, The Economy, Travel, Updates, Women | , | 3 Comments