Thursday, May 18, 2017

The U.S. War on Afghan-Buddhism (video)

Editors, Wisdom Quarterly; The Cynical Historian (video)
Looted Buddha statue from world's earliest human depictions of the Buddha's body in Scythia, ancient "Shakya Land," Greco-Buddhist Gandhara-style art (Nat Geo)
Ancient Mes Aynak monuments from the beginnings of Buddhism in Afghanistan (Nat Geo)
The Buddha was born in Afghanistan (the real Kapilavastu being seasonal capitals in Bamiyan, Kabul, and Mes Aynak), which was at that time known as Shakya Land, the foothold (janapada) of the Shakya Clan, called Scythia by the Ancient Greeks.

Early excavations at Mes Aynak, Afghanistan
(The Cynical Historian, May 18, 2017) As the USA keeps invading and attacking impoverished Afghanistan, we are reaching a significant date when it might become our war-loving country's longest war ever. Of course, that all really depends on one's definition. So let's run through the contenders. Here is a list of American conflicts.
Note tiny humans between feet on left; note full absence of massive Afghan Buddha due to the CIA and ISI's pretext demolition of ancient world heritage site at Bamiyan, to create worldwide outrage as happened when Iraq's museum was left open for looting. The CIA, with its partners (like Pakistan's ISI) and its creations (like the Taliban, Al Qaida, ISIS, ISIL, Boko Haram, Al Nusra Front, and many more to come as The Bogeyman in all His incarnations), will kill American troops if necessary to promote its personal interests above country and all else. This "war on terrorism" is not a war between the countries that fight it; it is a war between transnational intelligence agencies vying for influence, control, and profit (WQ).

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