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This is original to docudharma.
And so we have another general begging to send more troops to a foreign war. Apparently McCrystal doesn’t think we can finish the job with what we have there. All well and good, I suppose. I can’t imagine many generals not wanting more troops when their war isn’t going swimmingly.
Of course, we miss the point about the Afghan people (and the insurgents who may be active in Iraq, and what will happen in Iran shoud we spread the war there). There is one word to explain it all:
Apparently this was the battle cry of a group of teenagers in the flick Red Dawn, which apparently is a training film for some/many on the right. The kids fought back against a Soviet invasion, as all good patriots would.
Tell me, why would we be good patriots for defending our country from invasion, while those who defend their countries against our invasions are considered terrorists? I mean, we all would be expected to take up arms were we to be invaded. I dare say many, if not most of us would.
Why do we expect less of others in similar circumstances?
Well…we’re the empire, aren’t we? And instead of a halfway interesting empire (say Alexander’s up to his death), we choose to follow Rome’s example.
Despite what you may get from reading around the internet, Alexander did conquer Afghanistan and Pakistan (The Graeco-Buhdist kingdom lasted some 250-300 some odd years after he left…it was the White Huns who overran them). Alexander tried depopulation, bribery and finally marriage to win over those fine folks who were his opposition at the time, and win them over he did.
So maybe Obama being a Muslim would be a possibly good thing if it were true.
Point being that we’re fighting against people defending their homelands. We haven’t won them over in 8 years. It’s not likely we will from here on out.
It’s time for the genius in the White House to come to the conclusion that we can’t win without depopulation, bribery and marriage.