The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mike Mullen, recently stated that there will be an increase of 20,000 to 30,000 soldiers in Afghanistan.
This mirrors Obama’s claims to increase the number of soldiers there and will nearly double the number of troops. It will also proportionately increase the atrocities committed against civilians and the hatred of the US. It will not decrease the resistance to the US occupation and will only serve to recruit more Afghans and muslims from other countries into the resistance.
Creating more enemies only serves the interests of the US war industry and is a threat to the safety and well-being of US citizens.
Most Americans have little idea why the US is really waging a war against the country. Most believe the lies fed to them by TV and that the US is there to ‘fight terrorists’ or ‘bring democracy’ to the country.
In reality, the ‘Taliban’ terrorists (formerly Mujahideen) were armed and trained by the CIA and would be mostly powerless if the US simply stopped funding them and their Pakistani patrons and left them alone. Terrorists need an enemy to justify their existence, otherwise they just settle down to a normal life.
The US is not a democratic nation and does not promote democracy anywhere. It promotes only a fake democracy where candidates are hand-picked by the ruling elite and tightly controlled media tells people who to vote for, just like in the US.
The US goes to great lengths to subvert real democracy around the world. Claims to the contrary are simply naive and uninformed.
Afghans are mostly illiterate and have lived in a tribal society ruled by regional war lords for thousands of years. They will vigorously resist efforts to impose a US style of democracy on them.
Following are some of the reasons the US is really in Afghanistan:
1. Create enemies – The US is a nation of war-mongers and desperately needs an enemy to justify its existence. 54% of US Federal spending goes to the war industry. This is nearly half of what the entire rest of the world spends. The companies that supply the US military are dominated by secretive criminal corporations that are rarely held accountable for their actions. In fact, the Defense Department refuses to reveal where over $2 trillion in funding went – they claim they don’t know, which is simply not true. Military spending is one of the largest sources of corruption and fraud in the US.
Without an enemy it would be hard to justify bankrupting a nation for the benefit of the war industry and the criminals that control it.
2. Restore and control the opium supply – Afghanistan produces a large percentage of the world’s opium and the Taliban had nearly shut down opium production prior to the US invasion. Since the invasion production has soared. The simple fact is that the people who control the US and many other western countries are heavily involved in the drug trade.
3. Test and prove new weapons – Advanced weapons and tactics need testing and Afghanistan is merely a test-bed for the US military to develop a wide range of new weapons and methods to seize control over a country. The lessons learned in Afghanistan will be applied to other countries in a game of global domination.
4. Establish more military bases – The US has 700 to 800 military bases in more than 63 countries covering more than 3 million acres. It has over half a million people stationed in 130 countries. It uses these bases to dominate and control the government and economies of every country it possibly can.
These bases and troops do not exist to serve the interests of the US people but rather exist to serve the most powerful US corporations and the US war industry.
Whenever the US engages in any type of military action to ‘bring democracy’ or ‘fight terrorism’ it always results in horrific atrocities being committed against civilians.
Liberating Iraq from Saddam Hussein (installed and maintained in power by the CIA) has cost well over 1 million Iraqi civilian lives.
Bringing demonocracy to Afghanistan has resulted in countless rapes and assaults by US soldiers and the murder of over 7,000 Afghan civilians and the imprisonment and torture of tens of thousands more.
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or our democratic processes.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Americans should demand a complete and immediate withdrawl of all US troops from all foreign countries. But, they won’t. And even if they did it would make no difference. The people no longer have a voice or any real power, nor do they want any.
Americans will sit in front of their retardovisions and let it tell them what to think and feel, just as they have done for the 50 years. Meanwhile their country will collapse around them and one day soon they will wake up in a corporate police state. But that’s OK, the ones who were not shipped off to concentration camps will be “Lovin’ It”, just as TV tells them to.