…and they’re touring in “Technical Toyotas” just like NATO gave the Taliban…

(image source, Land Destroyer)

What WAS it Porter Goss, former Director of the CIA said?
"I can tell you that there is a role in my mind, a proper role, for covert action to continue. And I would not call it ‘paramilitary’. I would call it ‘pure covert action’. And that would be things happening to the benefit of national security that just seem to happen. And there is not an American flag on them. And if somebody came to the President of the United States, he would be able to say, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’" (source)
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Say that (UN “Analytical Support & Sanctions Monitoring Team on the Taliban”) 3X fast in Pashtun… and remember, as we take baby steps towards removing SOME of our troops from the region, we MUST pay off the people who assisted us and were on the CIA’s payroll for at least a decade. This is how CIA mercenary organizations ‘retire’. After all, the CIA hired Osama to recruit for the Kosovo Liberation Army at NATO’s behest, and the West ended up giving those al-Qaeda affiliated mercs a WHOLE COUNTRY. Currently ISIS has been given Mosul and TIkirit (if they can hold them)
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"…the outrageous demonization of Sergeant Bergdahl (is) in the absence of actual facts. Republican operatives have arranged for soldiers in his unit to tell reporters that he was a deserter who cost the lives of several soldiers searching for him. In fact, a review of casualty reports by Charlie Savage and Andrew Lehren of The Times showed there is no clear link between any military deaths and the search…"

The New York Time Editorial Board rakes the Rethuglicans over the coals about their reaction to POW Bowe Bergdahl’s release-by-prisoner-swap, with their own hypocritical and shameless words and deeds. Lots of links, and petards to hang Rethuglicans with, such as:

Senator John McCain (who never met a terrorist he didn’t luv -RR) said he would support the exchange of five hard-core Taliban leaders for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “I would support,” he told CNN… Later, “I would not have made this deal,” he said a few days ago.
And a debunking of the overwrought agitational propaganda ‘deserter’ word. (Trigger Warning! 60s Western TeeVee show, Youtube, Wikipedia, IMDB)
Thousands of soldiers desert during every war, including 50,000 American soldiers during World War II. As many as 4,000 a year were absent without leave for extended periods during the Iraq war…
In full at the New York Times

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Afghanistan’s women want to thank America and it’s women for ignorantly tacitly supporting, and allowing the US to arm the Taliban for all those Cold War years. . Middle three images courtesy of Magnum

More information about the US’ Cold War arming of Fundamentalist Muslims (even when less socially radical groups were available): Operation Cyclone
"…the longest and most expensive covert CIA operations ever undertaken;".

In more recent history, The Nation: How the US Funds the Taliban. Google Search: “US supporting and arming the Taliban

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livesarefractionsofawhole reblogged this from followingthedeer and added:

REALLY? YOU’RE BLAMING AMERICAN WOMEN FOR SOMETHING THAT WE THE CITIZENS HAVE NO CONTROL OVER. REALLY? Attack our government and politicians- not the citizens they so poorly represent- we hate them as much as the rest of the world.
So where exactly do you stand on this? “The New America Foundation (Neoliberal like MOST Americans) is promoting an author who says 14 years of destroying Afghanistan was a waste. It’s The Wrong Enemy. We should be destroying Pakistan

"…SOMETHING THAT WE THE CITIZENS HAVE NO CONTROL OVER…" is the crux of the problem. My dunning IS NOT about the lack of success stopping our government from destroying other nations and their people, it about the lack of trying… Moving beyond the personal comfort zone of driving one’s SUV to the local antiwar demo and driving into the RAGE region where governments tremble and fall.

Listen “livesarefractionsofawhole” The civilized world is HORRIFIED BY AMERICAN’S LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT’S GOVERNMENT’S ACTIONS IN THEIR NAMES and this post (and this one and this one, and most of my posts) is intended to be a kick in the ass saying “Control them!”

Or perhaps, as is easily observable, Americans simply have a problem controlling themselves when it comes to bullying each other, and it’s reflected by our government’s treatment of other societies. It shapes NOT ONLY AMERICAN’S WORLDVIEW but their government’s actions globally.

TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR GOVERNMENT’S ACTIONS AND STOP REPEATING THAT IDIOTIC “I CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT” MANTRA. It’s simply self-fulfilling bullshit in a “delegated representation” society for people who DON’T WANT TO do anything about it, or perhaps in many cases “Do something but god forbid it should affect my lifestyle or my livelihood, or cause loss of ‘friends’, or spending a night in jail over it… or… or…
If it wasn’t for this, if it wasn’t for that It’d be a better world.”

Round TWO:
livesarefractionsofawhole: it assumes that all americans +/ women knew what was happening

2. it assumes that all americans approve of acts of war and aggression

3. literally said i should take personal responsibility:
.Yup I did, and Yup… Yer “ignored”
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Quiz Time! Put your thinking caps on!A Tea Party member and a Taliban Terrorist need help. Can you match the items with the right perp… I mean person?

Quiz Time! Put your thinking caps on!

A Tea Party member and a Taliban Terrorist need help. Can you match the items with the right perp… I mean person?

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