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Thursday, February 18, 2010

CREATING COSTLY ILLUSION IN AFGHANISTAN


Gareth Porter is a historian and investigative journalist on US foreign and military policy analyst. He writes regularly for Inter Press Service on US policy towards Iraq and Iran. Author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam.

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Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

AP published a picture today with a US or NATO grunt carrying off a wounded comrade on his shoulder. Given that the Surge claims the ownership of the roads and towns, and the Taliban are on the run, out of Ammunition and demoralized and defeated...

Either that picture was staged, they're lying about being control or D) all of the above.

The Taliban lost all five of their aircraft within the first minutes of the bombing raids in 2002. The only things flying in Afghan skies are controlled by the U.S. and French Air Forces.

In a situation like that, allegedly under full control, what the Hell is that grunt doing, pulling a Forrest Gump style stunt? They would have attack helicopters standing guard while either ground based ambulances or Pararescue Helicopters were taking the wounded off the battlefield, after first making sure they were able to be moved safely.

2/20/10, 11:16 PM  

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