posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 08:17 AM
Firstly, this was only posted as a headline in the Asia section of the BBC, but as a snippet much further down than the vastly important "Drinkers sue
over 'watered-down' Bud" in the U.S./Canada, and nowhere in the Europe section, which is interesting in and of itself.
This type of propaganda has been used in every war since the beginning of time, but it never ceases to amaze me that in this age of modern information
technology the "powers that be" still use it. Then again, it seems to work.
Perhaps the timing of the whole Secretary of Defense nomination has something to do with the timing of this "correction".
Almost every serious analysis of the situation in Afghanistan sees a stalemate as the only possible outcome, but, I guess there are more bombs and
guns that have to be sold before this happens.
Remember this from the Vietnam war? (following threats of nuclear attacks by Kissinger if a surrender was not agreed to)
"They could not threaten us for we knew that they could not stay in Vietnam forever, but Vietnam must stay in Vietnam forever." -Nguyen Co Thach
(North Vietnam's foreign minister)
Pathetic how history has a way of repeating itself. If our leaders are not psychopaths or blundering idiots (or both!) than I can't see this as
anything other than a money-making opportunity for the military-industrial complex.
For, just as in Vietnam, the conflict in Afghanistan is not one of military strength, it is one of endurance, and the Afghan people will be in
Afghanistan far longer than any of our soldiers.
Hopefully not all of them will have to die (both Afghans and our soldiers) before our "leaders" realize it.
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