For Dweebs Who Think We're Fighting Terrorism: Taliban Cheers Opening NATO Supply Lines.Submitted by James_Madison_Lives on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 01:22
Soldiers getting killed thinking we are over there keeping America safe by not letting the Taliban take over. It has been known for a while we are financing both sides: CBS News "U.S. Tax Dollars Fueling Afghan Insurgency".
We know that this war is a racket:
"The Afghanistan troop surge means profits!...the likelihood that the U.S. will end up the loser in Afghanistan is a long-term worry. In the short-term, military contractors doing business in Afghanistan will make a boatload of money..."
Now the joke could not get any grislier. Taliban actually cheering America re-opening supply lines so they can keep their financing going. Every life lost, every limb or eye at Walter Reed Hospital taken by weapons paid for with American taxpayer dollars.
Taliban: "Hey where you guys been? WE MISSED YOU!
Taliban cheers reopening of NATO supply line
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – As the United States trumpeted its success in persuading Pakistan to end its seven-month blockade of supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan, another group privately cheered its good fortune: the Taliban.
One of the Afghan war's great ironies is that both NATO and the Taliban rely on the convoys to fuel their operations -- a recipe for seemingly endless conflict.
The insurgents have earned millions of dollars from Afghan security firms that illegally paid them not to attack trucks making the perilous journey from Pakistan to coalition bases throughout Afghanistan -- a practice the U.S. has tried to crack down on but admits likely still occurs.
"Stopping these supplies caused us real trouble," a Taliban commander who leads about 60 insurgents in eastern Ghazni province told The Associated Press in an interview. "Earnings dropped down pretty badly. Therefore the rebellion was not as strong as we had planned."
A second Taliban commander who controls several dozen fighters in southern Kandahar province said the money from security companies was a key source of financing for the insurgency, which uses it to pay fighters and buy weapons, ammunition and other supplies.
"We are able to make money in bundles," the commander told the AP by telephone. "Therefore, the NATO supply is very important for us."
"War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small 'inside' group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes." - Marine General Smedley Butler, double Medal of Honor, War is a Racket