posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 12:21 PM
Do Vice Admirals serve in the Army or Marines? Afghanistan is quite a ways from the ocean in the regions that matter.
That said, it is a kind gesture. Not sure if it could mean much though. Too many die for protecting their own homeland, and they are labeled
terrorists for trying to kill the ones who will kill them.
Afghanistan used to be a sovereign nation. A new party arrives and decides to stop bending over for the west, (via eliminating opium), and they are
immediately tagged as a terrorist org. We can't have that, so former EXXON exec Hamid Karzai is installed. Can anyone see the conflict of
Not to mention the "alleged" Caspian Sea pipeline.
What would have been more faithful and demonstrative, would be for the actual officer who ordered the strike to fess up and apologize. Why was a
completely different branch of our military forced to beg down?
It seems as fake as our president or secdef saying we are sorry.
My opinion is damage control. If we were really sorry, then we would pull out and leave them alone. Too many private vested interests who insist on
pulling this off. The russians couldn't do it.
We helped fund the resistance when USSR tried to do it. Who's to say they aren't paying us back by funding our opposition? The whole- If I can't
have it, noone will maxim...
Everyone seems to miss the fact that 9/11 was all Saudis with zero affiliation to Taliban or Al-q-something. According to the official word. They
can't even settle on a spelling for one guys name, much less the org he commands.
They could have pinned it on cobra commander and most would eat it up like pudding, given as much exposure its gotten thus far. Never questioning.
Iraq and Afghanistan are unjust and cruel wars. Its legal to bomb people if you have orders. They are not supposed to fight back! But, in America, its
illegal to defend yourself against the police. Whether it be local, state, or federal. That includes military. Its the same deal.
It seems like our country is not that important. It seems like its more important to keep killers abroad, (we learned them that,LOL!), than it is to
strengthen our own side.
Just my own little rant.