Thursday, June 5, 2014

WAR: U.S. invasion of Afghanistan (video)

Pfc. Sandoval, Amber Larson, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; "Retrepo" documentary film Directors Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington
Priceless Buddhist treasures of Mes Aynak, Afghanistan (AP/Afghan Treasures)
Buddha statues at Mes Aynak or the ancient Buddhist temple complex of "Copper Well" now destined to be a Chinese gold and rare earth mine (
Buddhist ruins of Takht-i-Bahi: the archeology of Indo-Pakistan, which together with Buddhist Afghanistan, once formed a rich region of ancient India called Gandhara (
(SB) "Restrepo" trailer shows daily life of U.S. troops masking as "NATO" fighting to enslave, rape, and pillage one of the most vulnerable countries in the world, while the CIA "manufactures consent" back home.

Power to the people (
What must it be like to be a boot on the ground in rural Afghanistan? Oppressing the natives and bringing "free trade" capitalism and DEMOCRACY FOR ALL traders engaged in free-trade capitalism is hard work. It takes a lot of killing, some raping, and whole lotta pillaging by the companies and limited liability corporations that encourage these foreign conflicts. The reason for war in a society like ours, an empire run by a military-industrial complex, is profit, geopolitical strategic advantage, and world conquest.
Before you judge, walk a mile in my combat boots
"We" (those in power who, like it or not, represent us) will not be satisfied until we get our tentacles into every corner and crevice of this planet. It would probably be better to go AWOL, even to desert, because there is no longer an option for conscientious objection like there used to be in the sixties during the draft.

Sgt. Bergdahl will face the fire. The question is, What was he up against? What did he and others in his platoon figure out about the real reasons for American military adventures that kill good people and get good people killed? War is a lie. Major General (the highest rank possible in his day) Smedley Butler confessed that. And the sickening thing is how many people stateside defend more and more wars, more and more blind patriotism, more and more bloodshed to prop up the lie.

Whatcha kiddies doin out here? - Occupying
Well, cheerleaders, let's have a look courtesy of filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington.

This is a document of their year dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan's most strategically crucial valleys. It allows us an extraordinary glimpse and insight into what's really happening there.

It's a surreal combination of back breaking labor, deadly gunfire fights, and camaraderie as youthful soldiers painfully push back the CIA's own creation, the "Taliban." At best, that's a ragtag group of people fighting to defend their homeland from violent rapists and invaders (us). At worst, they are a cynical ploy by the CIA and Pakistani Intelligence to create whole cloth an "enemy" for the U.S. to fight. This gives much needed justification to our wars over Pakistan, Waziristan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and formerly-Buddhist lands all over the region.

The "Taliban" also help justify the million-dollar price tag of every single soldier the U.S. sends into Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen...Iran to kill for Halliburton, Xe, Black Water, or whatever the "private contractors" are calling themselves this week.

Other War: Restrepo
(National Geographic/Outpost Films) "Restrepo" (full length) Behind the scenes in another U.S. war for dominance in the geopolitical "Middle East" of Central Asia
Thanks to NASA's new Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, anyone can now see the violent explosions that occur on the Sun.

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