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Thursday, March 30, 2017

America Digs Its Own Afghan Grave

The Afghans have never lost a war in recorded history and will not lose this time around: time to bring our exhausted military personnel home and put an end to this Bush/Obama disaster        

STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION
By Paul R. Pillar
03/28/2017

Fifteen years and counting. America’s longest war keeps getting longer. 


Bush, Cheney, Obama criminals responsible for each
and every U.S. military death in Iraq and Afghanistan
The very duration of the expedition, with an end no more in sight now than it had been at any of several points one could have chosen over the last several years, ought to indicate the need for a fundamental redirection of policy. And yet there continue to be calls, including from influential members of Congress, to sustain and even enlarge the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan.

That campaign has now continued under three U.S. presidents, two Afghan presidents, too many U.S. military commanders to count, and a variety of operational strategies associated with the different generals. 


Different levels of U.S. troops also have been tried, with the peak of just over 100,000 American troops reached in 2011.

Something approaching peace and stability will come to Afghanistan the only way it ever has come to Afghanistan in the past: through deals reached among the different factions, power centers, and ethnic groups within Afghanistan. External military intervention does not negate or obviate that process, and instead becomes the object of Afghan resistance to outside interference. It is not for nothing that the place is called the graveyard of empires.


The time has come to investigate, indict and prosecute these mass-murderers of U.S. military personnel

The shape of any deals reached among Afghan factions matters relatively little to the United States. One need make no apologies for borrowing from old speeches in describing the current conflict in Afghanistan as a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing. Unlike the circumstances in which that phrase was first used, there is no hostile and threatening power poised to exploit passivity on our part.

The U.S.-led intervention in Afghanistan in the fall of 2001 was, at that time, a just response to an attack on the U.S. homeland by a group that was enjoying the hospitality of the Afghan Taliban, which constituted the de facto regime ruling most of Afghanistan. One of the fundamental mistakes in how Americans have viewed Afghanistan ever since — in addition to the mistake of treating as an investment the sunk costs, including 2,400 American dead — is to think that the circumstances of 2001 still prevail. They don’t.




The Afghan Taliban never have been interested in international terrorism. Their focus always has been on the social and political structure of Afghanistan. The past alliance with al-Qa’ida was one of convenience, in which the payoff for the Taliban was assistance in prosecuting their civil war against Afghan opponents.

There is nothing special about Afghanistan, distinguishing it from many other strife-ridden places such as Yemen or Somalia, that connects it today with a terrorist threat against U.S. interests. 9/11 itself was the work of Arabs, not Afghans. 




And with the gloves having been taken off after 9/11, the Taliban know, as everyone else does, that if anything at all like the 2001 al-Qa’ida presence were to begin being re-established in Afghanistan, the United States would promptly bomb the heck out of it.

Breeding Terrorism

The United States had an earlier experience injecting armed force into Afghanistan, with its provision of lethal aid — most notably Stinger anti-aircraft missiles — to mujahedin fighting against the Soviets in the 1980s. During that effort, U.S. policymakers showed little or no concern with the political nature and direction of the forces they were aiding, which included what we would today quickly label as violent Islamists. Those forces were used as a tool to bleed the Soviets, who got themselves stuck in a military expedition that reached a strength just slightly bigger (about 115,000 troops) than the later U.S. expedition.




Russians noticed what the United States was doing, and they remember it today. And maybe roles are reversing and the bleeding is coming full circle. U.S. General Curtis Scaparrotti, who is the top NATO commander in Europe, told a Congressional committee this week that Russia appears to be increasing its role in Afghanistan and may be providing material support to the Taliban. The situation is unclear; a spokesman for the Russian foreign ministry strongly denied the accusation, and a careful tally of other relevant Russian interests would not argue in favor of aiding the Taliban.

Nonetheless, it would not be surprising if Moscow — with irony and with what many Russians probably would consider just deserts — took a page from the U.S. playbook of the 1980s. The underlying idea would be that Afghanistan has become for America today what it was for the USSR back then.


American patriots must put an end to this, and prosecute those responsible including the CNN/MSM warmongering frauds and hacks that lied Americans into these disastrous, illegal wars 

The Soviets did get out of the graveyard of empires, even with no more claim to victory than the United States would have today. The last Soviet soldier to leave Afghanistan was the commander, Lieutenant General Boris Gromov, who walked across a bridge spanning the Amu Darya River into Soviet Uzbekistan on Feb. 16, 1989. His departure marked nine years and 50 days since the initial Soviet intervention. The United States exceeded that mark years ago.



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Recent TSA Molestation Video Proves Americans Have Become Authority Worshipping Slaves

Americans now consent to molestation of wives and children by TSA criminals and pedophiles, being irradiated, degraded, humiliated  

ZERO HEDGE
By Mike Krieger
03/2/2017

TSA treating law-abiding American citizens like livestock for the privilege of boarding a plane has been a festering problem for over a decade. 


Such demeaning “security” practices represent just one of many unacceptable privacy invasions we’ve allowed to happen to us as a people since being overwhelmed by irrational fears of terrorism following the attacks of 9/11. 

Such fears are never allowed to dissipate since they’re constantly reinforced and encouraged by corporate media, hack politicians and the military-industrial-intelligence complex looking to make money from imprisoning Americans in an all-encompassing surveillance grid panopticon where we cheer on our own enslavement.



Today’s story brings a very important yet unresolved issue back to the forefront of public discussion, where it must remain until this practice is done away with forever.

The Daily Mail reports:

A furious mom has blasted the TSA officers who she says gave her disabled son an ‘unnecessary’ and ‘horrifying’ pat-down in a Dallas airport on Sunday.

Jennifer Williamson says that her son Aaron, who has sensory processing disorder, was detained for more than an hour at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport despite not setting off the metal detector.




And although she asked the TSA agent not to perform a pat-down, saying it would upset the boy, the agent went through with it anyway.

Williamson then recorded the ‘traumatizing’ incident in a video that has now been seen more than 1.5 million times.

It’s now up to 5.4 million views.

Sometimes the agent appears to pat the boy on areas that he has already checked. 

In a Facebook post, Williamson said that she and Aaron were punished and made to wait ‘well over an hour’ because she asked the TSA agents to respect Aaron’s condition. 

‘We were treated like dogs because I requested they attempt to screen him in other ways per TSA rules,’ she said.

Now watch the video.



Yeah, it’s disgusting, inappropriate and anathema to a free people, but that’s the point. We aren’t a free people. We’ve become a bunch of authority-worshiping subjects toiling on a plantation dominated by multi-national companies who write our laws and manipulate our thoughts through corporate media.


The worst part is we don’t do anything about it. We elect Trump and then puff our chests out yelling stupid slogans like MAGA, as molestations from the TSA get worse.

Well done everyone.

More invasive TSA searches? What exactly am I talking about?

Perhaps you missed the recent Bloomberg article, U.S. Airport Pat-Downs Are About to Get More Invasive.


While few have noticed, U.S. airport security workers long had the option of using five different types of physical pat-downs at the screening line. Now those options have been eliminated and replaced with a single universal approach. This time, you will notice.

The new physical touching—for those selected to have a pat-down—will be be what the federal agency officially describes as a more “comprehensive” physical screening, according to a Transportation Security Administration spokesman.


Anti-TSA activist: TSA Agent Groped My Vagina

Denver International Airport, for example, notified employees and flight crews on Thursday that the “more rigorous” searches “will be more thorough and may involve an officer making more intimate contact than before.”

“I would say people who in the past would have gotten a pat-down that wasn’t involved will notice that the [new] pat-down is more involved,” TSA spokesman Bruce Anderson said Friday. The shift from the previous, risk-based assessment on which pat-down procedure an officer should apply was phased in over the past two weeks after tests at smaller airports, he said.


WHY do Americans continue to allow this?

This from an agency that couldn’t find a bomb if it was placed in its hands. Don’t believe me? Perhaps you missed the following:


Just great. Unfortunately, the move to more invasive pat downs is merely one aspect of a move to even more idiotic security theater when it comes to air travel. Like the banning of electronics larger than a phone on flights from certain airpots, which a former Israeli airport security boss basically called total idiocy.




Finally, while we know the TSA isn’t good at catching terrorists, we do know its agents are very good at theft and sexual perversion. How do we know this? Take a read:



TSA Agent Caught Stealing From Passenger’s Wallet at NYC Airport Checkpoint


TSA has long been a "happy hunting gerund" for pedophiles and molesters of all stripes and predilections 




This is not what freedom looks like.




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"Fake News" Focus Of Senate Probe Into "Russian Meddling" In 2016 U.S. Election

When it comes to fake news the Senate need look no further than CNN  

RT
03/2/2017

Gearing up to start hearings in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election, the Senate Intelligence Committee leaders said they would look at “propaganda” and “fake news” stories that supposedly hurt Hillary Clinton.


CNN sets the fake news standard, colluding with the 
CIA while conducting a non-stop disinformation
campaign against the Trump administration
Though it has been provided with thousands of pages of documents already, the committee has requested raw intelligence from the CIA, NSA, FBI and the Director of National Intelligence, to see what was left on the “cutting room floor” when the agencies compiled the joint intelligence report presented in January. While chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) said the committee would follow the intelligence wherever it leads, the ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia), said that an “outside foreign adversary effectively sought to hijack” the US presidential election, using method that would “send a chill through anyone who believes in the democratic process.”


Warner also brought up “reports” that Russian bots hijacked computers and planted fake news in key states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan – where Republican candidate Donald Trump won by slim margins – and that somehow top searches for “election hacking” immediately before and after the election featured “Russian propaganda – RT News and Sputnik” in the top search results.

While not endorsing Warner’s claims about “Russian” fake news, Burr accused Moscow of interfering in elections around the world, including the recent votes in the Netherlands and Montenegro, as well as the upcoming elections in Germany and France.


CNN fake news frauds Cuomo, Acosta, Stelter

A hearing scheduled for Thursday will focus on past, present and future “Russian capabilities” to influence elections, Burr told reporters on Capitol Hill.

Some 20 people have either been asked to testify or have volunteered to do so, Burr said. Five have already been scheduled to appear. The only person he named was President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, but his hearing has not been scheduled yet.




“We would be crazy to try and draw any conclusions from where we are in this investigation,” Burr told reporters. “Just because you say it, doesn’t mean it’s a fact.”



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The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

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A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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