posted on Aug, 16 2018 @ 01:38 AM
Just some random thoughts after golf today.
Unfortunately most people to not think about our military men and women dying in a far away land as statistically less than one percent of Americans
serve in one branch or the other.
We are going on 17 years in Afghanistan with many estimates saying we have 30,000 troops posted there.. The last thing I heard was that the Taliban
now controls 60% of the country.. Of course they do not control the Poppy fields..... or Afghanistan would not be the number one producer of Opium in
Afghanistan is a tribal society and anyone who thinks they can make them into a "Mini Me" is just plain wrong and stupid unless you want to decimate
the population and start a breeding program ..
I do realize there are companies and individuals getting incredibly rich with the war... but still, I had hoped Trump and Mathis (whoever) would get
us to heck out of there.. I see no shining light at the end of this crap laden sewer pipe, unfortunately.
Iraq makes the news ever so often with troops killed or bombs going off in the capital.. Iran is now one of Iraq's best friends and no telling who
else. Again I had hoped our new leadership would have pulled the plug and got our troops out of there..
Nothing to say about Libya as it is toast now after our intervention other than to say the war has not stopped for those who live there..
Syria... IMO if Russia had not intervened and stepped up their attacks on ISIS they (ISIS) would still be a force to reckon with. Yes Trump redouble
the efforts to eradicate ISIS which has actually had some effect. Better late than never for if the past USA regimes methods would have continued ISIS
would be able to focus exclusively on the Syrian government, Iran, and Russia unless they tried to pass some imaginary red line in the sand next to
one of our officer's clubs..
I had a friend, A-10 pilot, and even posted his letter a couple of years ago (3 or 4 ?) about being on station in Syria and not being able to get
clearance to fire on a huge oil convoy or even a ISIS troop convoy.. To say he was pissed and wondering why he was there would be an understatement.
He is a better man than me for I would have hung up my guns or had an inadvertent discharge of my weapons...Oops..
I suppose I could continue but it will do no good other than for me to vent. For those who took the time to read and understand my frustration thanks.
I do not like seeing anyone (especially our troops) killed needlessly to enrich some sociopaths.
There were millions marching and protesting during Vietnam due to the draft IMO. Just about everyone knew someone dead or permanently messed up from
that war. If a war is worth fighting it is worth winning IMO otherwise stay the heck out of other countries and CIA regime change dreams..
I am glad I came back without being a crispy critter or missing important pieces of my body. No PTSD or hate for me but I did hang up my guns for
Uncle Scammy and never looked back.
P.S. I just went back through and read this post....I won money at golf today so I have no idea why I am in a black mood ? Maybe a hormone or