Saturday, August 26, 2017

'Toontime: The Warfare Line

Trump is only a faux-populist as readers probably realize now; in actuality he is a front man for empire.  And he is reliably maintaining the frontiers despite his campaign rhetoric about withdrawing from Afghanistan.  In 2013 Trump twited: “Let’s get out of Afghanistan. Our troops are being killed by the Afghanis we train and we waste billions there. Nonsense! Rebuild the USA.”  One member of Congress called his decision to send more troops to the benighted wilderness, "the definition of insanity."  Jeffery St. Clair cogently writes at Counterpunch: 
Nothing better illustrates the eclipse of US global power than the fact that Afghanistan refuses to be subjugated or even managed, despite 16 years of hard-core carnage. Since the first US airstrikes hit Kandahar in October 2001, more than 150,000 Afghan civilians have been killed. Still Afghanistan resists imperial dictates....the Taliban now retains almost as much control of the country as it did in 2001.

credit: Adam Zyglis, Buffalo News
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