With Final Exit, U.S. Joins List Of Countries Unable To Break Afghanistan's Will 1

With Final Exit, U.S. Joins List Of Countries Unable To Break Afghanistan’s Will

On the day that the United States ends its 20-year war in Afghanistan, Rachel Maddow looks at the history of invasions of Afghanistan and why even the world's most wealthy and powerful countries have been unsuccessful in their efforts to control Afghanistan. 
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    1. @ThE DuCk A Court Ruled Rachel Maddow’s Viewers Know She Offers Exaggeration and Opinion, Not Facts
      “Maddow’s show is different than a typical news segment where anchors inform viewers about the daily news,” an Obama-appointed judge ruled.

      Case # 19-cv-1713-BAS-AHG

  1. The Great Game by Peter Hopkirk documents this very well… I read this when I was 13 or so… long before 9/11 and knew any longer term US endeavour was folly

    1. After reassuring Americans and their allies that an Afghanistan takeover by the Taliban was NOT inevitable a month ago, *BIDEN* was *CLEARY WRONG*

      We know that he had been warned many times and ignored advice (or, he chose to take the wrong advice if you want me to put it that way).

      NYT article titled _”Intelligence Warned of Afghan Military Collapse, Despite Biden’s Assurances.”_

      Also Sean Hannity confirmed from dozens of sources that this was the case. The YT video is available to watch.

      *President Trump’s Exit Plan*
      1) evacuate civilians
      2) dispose of military equipment
      3) pull troops

      This is a typical military exit strategy. Biden ignores the plan and did not dispose of military equipment and did not evacuate the civilians he had reassured a month prior that the Afghanistan military would fight.

      By not disposing of the military equipment like President Trump planned to, Biden armed the Taliban with dozens of billions of dollars of equipment. Including, but not limited to:

      – Black Hawk Helicopters
      – A-29 Super Tocano Bombers (aircraft)
      – Armoured Humvee and Drones
      – Night visions goggles

      Since then, we have found out through Breitbart news titled _”Biden Officials gave Taliban List of Stranded Americans, Afghan Allies.”_

      When asked if he trusts the Taliban, he completely dodged the question. Even if he does not trust them why would you give them a list?

      Our government is now “working with the Taliban” to create a perimeter. If he doesn’t trust them why does he want to work with them?

      The Chinese Government openly supports the Taliban.

      – Signed Traitor Joe

  2. Alexander the Great in 330BC-“May God protect you from the venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger and the revenge of the Afghans.”

  3. The British : we dont want them to join our enemies!
    Also The British: we will attack them 3x
    The Russian: we will try the same thing
    The Americans: let’s continue the tradition

    1. @Howard Precisely the same would have happened under Trump. You genuinely believe the Taliban were not waiting in the wings all along? Good grief. History. Look at the history!!

    2. @Howard Bin Laden was not an Afghan,he was a Saudi citizen whose family did business with the Bush family. Why do Americans always forget that bit?

    1. Who cares? Do you know what the national sport of Afghanistan is..? Dragging a dead goat back and forth on horseback. Gee, what a fine place to live.

  4. Probably should have learned this history before invading. Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

    1. But, but it was good for the military industrial complex and shareholders. War is always good for them.

  5. They gave been at war for 100s of years and no one has taken over. It’s just a war that can’t be won Russians, Britain the us it doesn’t matter. It’s pointless.

  6. This withdrawal should have happened the day after Bin Laden died, period.

    Anything more than that was war profiteering and a blatent attempt at modern colonialism.

    1. After reassuring Americans and their allies that an Afghanistan takeover by the Taliban was NOT inevitable a month ago, *BIDEN* was *CLEARY WRONG*

      We know that he had been warned many times and ignored advice (or, he chose to take the wrong advice if you want me to put it that way).

      NYT article titled _”Intelligence Warned of Afghan Military Collapse, Despite Biden’s Assurances.”_

      Also Sean Hannity confirmed from dozens of sources that this was the case. The YT video is available to watch.

      *President Trump’s Exit Plan*
      1) evacuate civilians
      2) dispose of military equipment
      3) pull troops

      This is a typical military exit strategy. Biden ignores the plan and did not dispose of military equipment and did not evacuate the civilians he had reassured a month prior that the Afghanistan military would fight.

      By not disposing of the military equipment like President Trump planned to, Biden armed the Taliban with dozens of billions of dollars of equipment. Including, but not limited to:

      – Black Hawk Helicopters
      – A-29 Super Tocano Bombers (aircraft)
      – Armoured Humvee and Drones
      – Night visions goggles

      Since then, we have found out through Breitbart news titled _”Biden Officials gave Taliban List of Stranded Americans, Afghan Allies.”_

      When asked if he trusts the Taliban, he completely dodged the question. Even if he does not trust them why would you give them a list?

      Our government is now “working with the Taliban” to create a perimeter. If he doesn’t trust them why does he want to work with them?

      The Chinese Government openly supports the Taliban.

      – Signed Traitor Joe

  7. Left out here: the UK *AND* Soviets invaded in August 1939 when neutral Afghanistan was too friendly with Nazi Germany.

  8. The “bomb your enemy into the stone age” strategy only works, if your enemy doesn’t prefer living in the stone age.

    1. What are you fighting for. Installing democracy where ours is barely standing in the first place. Jan 6

  9. Not even the Afghans can fully conquer Afghanistan because it’s just a bunch of tribes that hate each other thrown together and been murdering each other for thousands of years.

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