H/t reader squodgy:
“We all knew the real reason for the invasion of Afghanistan, but this gem is another case of karma.
Whilst invading Afghanistan & Iraq, the bullying gung-ho United States Military have been quietly burning the bridges which would have made the exit strategy cost effective.
Russia, Iran, Syria, Pakistan, China, Mongolia and a host of ‘stans’ have all been unwilling victims to drone attacks, sanctions or political interference/bullying/bribery.
Now they are trapped. The RT video news summary best explains it. But summarising, all those countries are now hostile to U.S. and thus forces SAC to go around the houses to escape with their 60,000 troops and $300Bn of warmongering, now antoquated and hammered equipment.
And just like in Iraq we were and still are ‘brilliantly succeeding’ ….
Cheney Tells New York’s G.O.P. He Sees Success in Iraq War
At a Midtown hotel ballroom, the vice president declared that the U.S. was “succeeding brilliantly” in Iraq and assailed Democrats on taxes, gas prices and national security.
Published: May 30, 2008
Source: The New York Times
- Pentagon ponders ‘logistical nightmare’ of Afghan withdraw (RT, April 12, 2014):
Ranked as America’s most challenging military action since WWII, the US is faced with the task of transporting millions of pieces of military assets out of Afghanistan as possible exit routes – including through Russia – are blocked.
The US military is learning the hard way from its lengthy experience in Afghanistan that it is far easier to get bogged down in a foreign adventure than it is to extricate oneself from it. Landlocked, isolated and surrounded on all sides by potential enemies, Washington’s withdrawal of its troops and equipment from the Central Asian country by the end of 2014 is beset with numerous obstacles.