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Afghanistan a How-To Lesson in Perfect Stupidity: 54,000 Paid Ghosts, ^ | August 3, 2014 | Mike Shedlock

Posted on 08/03/2014 1:08:01 PM PDT by Kaslin

Thank president Bush, vice president Dick Cheney, and president Obama for working together to create a how-to map of perfect foreign policy stupidity.

The Telegraph has details in Afghanistan has cost more to rebuild than Europe after Second World War

What some see as "perfect stupidity" others (especially the industrial-military complex) see as a "job well done", complete with arms to the Taliban to ensure that the war on terrorism goes on and on.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; mullahlovers; paultardation; putinsbuttboys
The rest of the title is: Vanishing Firearms, Warlord Protection Rackets
1 posted on 08/03/2014 1:08:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
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2 posted on 08/03/2014 1:08:28 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kaslin

In Vietnam ONLY bases if South Korea were never attacked by snappers.

South Korea was also the only force to NEVER employ the locals.

3 posted on 08/03/2014 1:19:15 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Sappers, not fish.

4 posted on 08/03/2014 1:19:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Kaslin

It is becoming more and more obvious we should have left more than a decade ago. Decamped after the punitive expedition phase, told them “don’t do that again, or we’ll screw you up worse next time”, and never started so-called “nation building.”

5 posted on 08/03/2014 1:21:16 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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I totally agree.

At this point, we should send all ground forces home, napalm the poppy fields, and only leave Special Forces there as a live-fire exercise and training ground with a side benefit of killing jihadis by the gross.

6 posted on 08/03/2014 1:37:11 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: Kaslin
Despite $7.6 billion spent on counter-narcotics operations, opium production has increased for the past three years and is now at record levels.

But think of how many extra dollars the Fed was able to print as the reserve currency for the Muslim drug pipeline from Afghanistan to Kosovo. Had we not won those wars, the Germans could have been printing Euros instead. What a bargain! Sorta...


7 posted on 08/03/2014 1:42:13 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: trisham

The modern American government in all of it’s glory. This is exactly what our founders warned us against. It’s our own fault folks. We all saw it coming and kept blowing bubbles in our own druel.

8 posted on 08/03/2014 2:17:20 PM PDT by Desron13
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