The US war in Afghanistan just turned yet another bloody, ugly corner. A US soldier finally went totally insane and ran off in the dead of night to butcher Muslims in bed. This is yet another death-knell for our ‘liberation’ of the people there. Papering over our criminal behavior, we pretend we are saving women and children even as we butcher them in cold blood exactly like we did in Vietnam. And then we wonder why they hate us.
We are going to have to leave soon. Just as we left Vietnam. All the deaths of American soldiers will be for absolutely nothing. To this day, my town, for example, flies the childish ‘POW’ black flag because they couldn’t believe they were sent on a fool’s errand to hell. They vote mainly for more wars even as these wars ravage the community and destroys families. They vote for this because it is the last remaining jobs available for their children. Fighting for the imperial eagle in distant lands even the Romans feared to deal with in the far past.
ISAF officials said, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A), in cooperation with Afghan authorities, will investigate this incident and release additional information as appropriate.
The source did not disclose further information regarding the incident and those Afghans who suffered from the incident saying, “Requests for information regarding Afghan casualties should be referred to the Ministry of Interior.”
According to reports the soldier was suffering a nervous breakdown before the attack and had surrendered himself to the US military.
The incident took place around 3:00 am local time at Zangabad area in Zherai district after the US soldier stepped out of the military base in this province.
They are literally going insane. I used to work at the Free Clinic in Berkeley during the Vietnam war. We had more than a few soldiers including Marines come to us for help. I would ask them to tell me about Vietnam and I heard the most hair raising stories. The worst of it all was, the soldiers had no choice but to be cruel.
They were fighting peasants who didn’t want them to be there and no one on earth is more stubborn than peasants when they finally decide to revolt against foreign invaders. They are the backbone of any nation in the end. Attached to the land, they resent anyone coming in and ordering them about once they lose the yoke of their rulers.
The fiercest fighters on earth are not ‘savages’ but peasants. Peasants will literally dig in and go at it for years. We saw this during WWI, for example, when millions of European and Russian peasants were given shovels and ordered to hold their ground. They did this grimly and tenaciously. Just as the former peasants of Palestine grimly hang on, a very valid example of this and there are many such examples.
Afghanistan is a network of peasant farming populations with a floating population of herders. They will not go away, they will grimly hang on while the US hides in various fire bases exactly like Vietnam, sending out patrols who end up going insane like with the My Lai Massacre.
There were thousands of My Lai massacres. This one happened to have a shocked witness. The Vietcong saw it happen from far away or maybe even not so far away, their eyes were always on us. They didn’t stop the massacres because this encouraged the peasants to hate Americans more and more. And they certainly hated us.
Note that today, they don’t hate us! Amazing, isn’t it? We left, we stopped killing them, other people killed them and now they love us! So will the Afghanis. I remember when they loved us in the past. Afghanistan was Hippie high happy land! They were generous and had great artwork and lovely handmade goods and I have quite a few things from back then including the Afghan shawl I used while nursing my two children.
All destroyed by the Cold War. The Afghanis we see today are the suffering, crushed culture that barely survived the horrors of the Cold War which continues as the US fights China and Russia still for control of this part of the earth.
The Iraq and Afghan wars killed many of our soldiers without firing a shot: From 2010, nearly two years ago: Suicide Rivals The Battlefield In Toll On U.S. Military : NPR
Every Army suicide investigation ends up in a conference room in the Pentagon. Army commanders, including medical officers, meet at the suicide senior review group once a month to go over each case.
Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the Army’s vice chief of staff, leads the two-hour meeting.
…The details present portraits of troubled men, but in most of the cases commanders didn’t know someone’s background, his medical history, his disciplinary issues or his problems with alcohol.
One soldier was diagnosed with both depression and bipolar disorder, was medicated, and then sent to Iraq.
By the end of the briefing, Chiarelli is visibly angry. He directs one of the medical officers present to peel back the layers on this case.
Later, he says the suicide rate is part of a much broader problem. One of the most obvious causes is the repeated deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I think you have to have your head buried in the sand to not think a lot of them come out of 8 1/2 years of war,” Chiarelli says.
Heartbreaking, isn’t it? The brave Marines who stormed Iwo Jima are now reduced to despair and are killing themselves after they fought a bunch of barely-armed peasants. Our religious war there is a total failure. Muslim belief systems are growing stronger, not weaker. Liberalization is a failure. Kabul was more liberal in 1968 than today and I know this for absolutely certain. It was more liberal than say, Alabama back then!
I was not scared of going to Afghanistan and was terrified of going to Alabama! Alabama was hippie hell while Afghanistan was our heaven! Today, we have a worldwide heroin epidemic thanks to the US invasion which is identical to Vietnam which led to a huge surge in hot pot grown in the jungles there that was far better than Mexican pot and I know this for absolute certain, too. Pass that joint!
The religious wars continues and Netanyahu mocks the Muslims after meeting with Obama who toed the AIPAC lines about who is the criminal here. That is, he lied to AIPAC people lobbying our DC Knesset and said there are no Jewish war crimes, no US war crimes against Muslims. So, Israeli Air Strikes Kill At Least 18 Palestinians as the Jews think this gives them a red light to be even nastier war criminals.
Both the US and Israel scream about Iran having bombs while bombing everyone around them. This sucks. Our soldiers are rapidly committing suicide as they are the front lines of this insane series of needless wars. Desperate soldiers gave lots of money to Ron Paul only to see him fall further and further behind as the war drumming in the media rises to yet another Zionist crescendo. Hope is fading fast for them and I expect mass murder/suicide events to erupt more and more in the US and in places where these poor people are stationed.
The more the US and Israel fight Muslims, the more they fight everywhere on earth, being increasingly radicalized by this: Suicide car bomber detonates explosives outside Catholic church in central Nigeria. Just as our bloody wars made communism expand, so it is now. When we stopped fighting, communism vanished like fog in the morning sun.
Suicide murders are a HUGE problem for our empire and just in one area, supposedly safe, our schools, it is out of hand: SchoolShooting.org
Hospitals see this, too. Government offices see this. We have ‘security’ all over kingdom come and are less and less safe each year. The Muslim freedom fighters don’t have to attack us: we are attacking ourselves more and more. Soldiers come home and attack and kill their own families. And themselves. Children going to school gun each other down for no reason at all.
10,000+ deaths each year which is also the Japanese suicide rate, by the way. Gun violence in the United States
Homicide rates among 18- to 24-year-olds have declined since 1993, but remain higher than they were prior to the 1980s. In 2005, the 17 through 24 age group remains significantly overrepresented in violent crime statistics, particularly homicides involving firearms. In 2005, 17- through 19-year olds were 4.3% of the overall population of the United States. This same age group accounted for 11.2% of those killed by firearm homicides. This age group also accounted for 10.6% of all homicide offenses. The 20- through 24-year-old age group accounted for 7.1% of the population, while accounting for 22.5% of those killed by firearm homicides. The 20 through 24 age group also accounted for 17.7% of all homicide offenses.Those under age 17 are not overrepresented in homicide statistics. In 2005, 13- through 16-year-olds accounted for 6% of the overall population of the United States, but only accounted for 3.6% of firearm homicide victims, and 2.7% of overall homicide offenses.
I own firearms and use it mainly on vermin and such. And have used it to aim at humans when I needed protection though the dogs did a great job on chasing off unwanted visitors. But our nation is going mad. We are unhappy. Even when surrounded by mountains of worldly goods, we never have enough.
Jews in Israel are in the same boat. They need more and more of everything including ‘security’ and every time they kill someone for this while stealing stuff, they become less secure. And the US: the more we try to steal oil or control parts of the earth for ourselves, we lose our security and oil costs more. This is called ‘digging your own grave’ and our war on drugs is an even deeper grave that is killing Mexico and Central America as well as Afghanistan and Columbia, etc.
This costs a fortune and saves no one. Yet it, too, rolls relentlessly onwards, too. Expensive and futile: a recipe for bankruptcy and suicide. When will this stop? I do support Ron Paul on ending the war on drugs and the anti-Muslim wars! But alas, many in our nation are happy with both. Alas. How sad.
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