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God forbid that our government tries to be efficient with our money. This sucks ass
You know something is badly wrong when the US would rather destroy military hardware instead of letting their puppet government/army have it.... while at the same time planning peace talks with the very enemy they invaded Afghanistan to get rid of. Something is clearly amiss here... and this isn't getting a fraction of the coverage it should on most news channels.
Originally posted by hounddoghowlie
here is another article that is better from the washing post.
from page 2 of the article
A situation unlike in Iraq
The U.S. Army owns the lion’s share of the military equipment currently in Afghanistan. As of May, Mason said, $25 billion worth of equipment was deployed with Army personnel. After an analysis of needs and costs, it has decided to ship back no more than 76 percent. Transporting that much will cost $2 billion to $3 billion, the Army estimates. And repairing the gear that comes back will cost $8 billion to $9 billion.
Scrapping equipment key to Afghan drawdown
so i see no problem with what is happening. within six months after we leave, the taliban will be back in charge again. and the last thing anybody wants or needs is a bunch of poppy grownin , goat heardin, islamic fundies ridin around in armored personal carriers.
we simply live in the real world where things cost blood sweat and tears to have.
No man is without sin right?
I am not a saint
The American empire already exists. God knows. Move along and scrutinize your self for sin.
Don´t look for another´s stains.....just look to keep your self clean. That is the only necessary example to set.
I know where you are coming from. But you are wrong, no matter how right you may be. You just dont get it. What you see in humanity is your own reference to yourself. It is not your enemy. You are always your own enemy. There is no other. Good and bad men are everywhere and always will be.
Be as good as you can be and leave the judgement of whole peoples or humanity to God. Choose for only yourself.
Originally posted by Konduit
What guarantee do we have that all this military hardware and weaponry will in fact be destroyed in it's entirety? Definitely an opportunity for a few things to go missing, I agree with the idea of at least keeping them out of the hands of people that would put them to no good use, but I just can't trust known liars.
Yep. It was foolish to think we could take control of a place like Afghanistan. There is no infrastructure to destroy. No real cities or army, or munitions factories. Nothing you can do that will make them submit. They had litterally nothing to lose. They just head for cover and fight and fight until their enemy is broke and then they come back out and take back over.