The Bizarro-Land That Is Washington DC Now Extends To the Other Side of the Globe Where OUR “Elected Leaders” Have Turned Afghanistan Into Bizarro-Land No. 3 (Iraq Is Bizarro-Land No. 2) Where Nothing Makes Sense and the United States of America Has NO DAMN ENEMY…..Unless One Counts the Enemy That Was Created and Is Now Funded By….The American People’s Hard-Earned Money! – No, You Could Not Make This Kind of Bullshit Up Because NO ONE Would Believe It! – Brian Lamb and Author Douglas Wissing and His Latest Book…Funding the Enemy, How the Taxpayers Are Bankrolling the Taliban – No….You Could Not Make This BS Up Except in the Bizarro-Land That Is America in 2012 Where Nothing Makes Sense and There Is NOTHING in the Social Security Trust Fund…..Except In the Minds of Bastards That Make A Living Out of LYING To the American People
With the American People now sending over $50 BILLION DOLLARS a year to Afghanistan to conduct a war that has…
NO DAMN ENEMY
….we read the two following very interesting and very disturbing stories on the United States and its “war” in Afghanistan:
What the Hell?
So the United States of America has made a “pact” with the puppet government it installed in Kabul that is easily one of the most corrupt governments on Planet Earth to do what exactly past the American pullout in 2014?
Oh, the American People will have to keep sending their hard-earned money to Afghanistan to the tune of Billions of Dollars a year or the “puppet government” led by “president” Karzai will fall flat on its ass so it is either the American Republic pony up and see OUR hard-earned Billions of Dollars flow to Afghanistan or the “puppet” government in Afghanistan will come crashing down…….with probably much of the Billions of Dollars that was sent to Iraq that no doubt ending up in Swiss bank accounts…but even worse than the money flowing to Switzerland so lots of folks can lay around the South of France with the American People’s money it seems that some of the money that Americans send to Afghanistan flows to the people we are fighting in the country which makes Perfect Damn Sense because if you have…
NO DAMN ENEMY
…then you need to make Damn sure you give money to someone so they can fight you and if this sounds like an I Love Lucy episode with the US Government sending money into Afghanistan that is then skimmed off to fund the operations of the Taliban and other people OUR U.S. Military is fighting we can report that it is not an I Love Lucy episode but rather….THE TRUTH.
Did you catch Brian Lamb’s Q&A on C-Span on Sunday night? If not you can watch it below:
Oh, it was a REAL doozy with Lamb interviewing author Douglas Wissing who spent many months in Afghanistan on the frontlines of the “war’ there and here is the book that Wissing just wrote:
Oh, that’s just great, but Hell if you have NO DAMN ENEMY and the only way you are going to make flag officer is to find someone for the United States of America to fight then best Damn way to do that is to give money to someone and let them start shooting at you and the “WA-LA” you have an ENEMY and that is what we now have in Afghanistan…..an ENEMY that we are funding and if the American funding of Afghanistan ended….
The ENEMY would as well!
Below is the Overview of Douglas Wissing’s book Funding the Enemy, How U.S. Taxpayer Bankroll the Taliban, and if you are an American Citizen and you just ate we would recommend you wait a few hours before reading further because you will be up-chucking your food shortly….that is if you actually give a Damn about the American Republic and your children and grandchildren:
“With the vague intention of winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan, the U.S. government has mismanaged billions of development dollars, bolstered the drug trade, and dumped untold millions into Taliban hands. In Funding the Enemy: How U.S. Taxpayers Bankroll the Taliban, investigative journalist Douglas Wissing mounts a scathing critique of how America lost the war in Afghanistan.
During Wissing’s research and field work in Afghanistan’s warzones, a drumbeat of off-the-record and offhand remarks pointed him to one conclusion: “We blew it.” The sentiment was even blazoned across the U.S. military’s fortifications, as Wissing saw at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam in insurgency-wracked Laghman Province: “I glanced over at a concrete blast barrier while waiting for a helicopter,” Wissing says. “Someone had spray-painted in jagged letters: ‘The GAME. You Lost It.’”
“The sense of the war going terribly wrong had been building for months as I encountered problem after problem in Afghanistan and Washington,” Wissing recalls. “Officially, everyone stayed on message. But the soldiers, contractors and government staffers told another story in the mess halls, barracks and armored vehicles trundling through Taliban country. They laughed that we were financing both sides of this war, and the Taliban was doing a much better job with our money.”
Wissing learned American officials regularly funneled money to opium kingpins and Taliban warlords in a ballooning culture of corruption. Afghan bigwigs skimmed hundreds of millions from lucrative security, aid and logistics contracts, blithely playing both sides as they paid off insurgents. Development goals served twisted ends. In one frontline base in eastern Afghanistan, soldiers intimated to Wissing that U.S. officials in charge of building Afghan schools failed to arrange for teachers, allowing tribesmen to convert the empty new buildings into homes, businesses—even brothels.
“General Petraeus likes to say that money is a weapons system,” Wissing explains. “But there is virtually no data to support a correlation between development aid and reduced insurgency. We’ve paid dearly in blood and treasure for a solution we’ve been asked to take on faith. And it’s failed.”
Wissing’s approach demanded months of hanging out in the peculiar world of American soldiers in the remote mountain operating posts, where mortar attacks punctuate the hiss of the base’s cappuccino maker and the blare of ubiquitous big-screen TVs. Wissing saw how commissary surf-and-turf nights alternated with terrifying close calls with rocket attacks and IEDs. He endured mountain-slope slogs in a hundred-degree heat in fifty pounds of body armor. He shared poignant front-line ceremonies to honor the fallen returning home.
With vivid scenes reminiscent of Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s Imperial Life in the Emerald City, Dexter Filken’s Forever War, and Michael Herr’s Vietnam War-era Dispatches, Douglas Wissing’s Funding the Enemy takes the reader down on the ground in frontline Afghanistan. It draws on the voices of hundreds of combat soldiers, ordinary Afghans, private contractors, aid workers, talking heads and government officials. Wissing writes what he saw: U.S. taxpayer dollars flowing into Taliban coffers, courtesy of scandalously mismanaged U.S. development and counterinsurgency programs, to disastrous military and social effect.”
Yes, now you know what YOUR $5 Billion Dollars a month of hard-earned money is doing in Afghanistan….
Funding the Damn Taliban that would have very little to NO DAMN MONEY if the America was not pouring $5 Billion Dollars a month into Afghanistan!
Yes, these are Some Very Stupid People and Some Very Ambitious People as well that would trade putting another star on their shoulder for “X” number of American soldiers getting killed just like the U.S. military generals did in Vietnam which was another Massive Multi-Billion Dollar Boondoggle that President Johnson and President Nixon could not stop once it got rolling because the TRUTH is just like in Afghanistan there are…
Way Damn Too Many People Making Lost of Damn Money on the War in Afghanistan Just Like A Helluva Lot of People Made A Helluva Lot of Money in Vietnam Even Though They Never Got Within 2,000 Miles of the Country….As Is the Case With Afghanistan Today!
President Nixon could not stop the War in Vietnam
President Obama cannot stop the Stupid War in Afghanistan even if he wanted to…
Yes, that is OUTRAGEOUS…but that is the Bizarro-Land that is America in 2012 when OUR “Elected Leaders” play stupid Damn games….War on Women….Interest Rates on Student Loans….. while the American Republic is piling up Trillions in Debt and….
Nobody Gives A Damn.
The other crazy story from this week is that the “president” of Afghanistan, Karzai, prohibited an American congressman from visiting Afghanistan…
….which is the same Damn country that the American People are now sending $5 Billion Dollars a year to prop-up the Toady and Puppet Afghanistan “president” Karzai.
You are right….You could not make this Bullshit up if you tried!
No, it doesn’t get any stranger than a U.S. Congressman not being allowed into a county where the American People are sending $5 Billion Dollars a month to unless of course you don’t count people in the US Government talking about a Social Security Trust Fund that has NOTHING IN IT, but they claim it has over $2.5 Trillion Dollars in it!
Only Very Stupid People could make a $2.5 Trillion Dollar Plus mistake….
Oh, saying that the Social Security Trust Fund has $2.5 Trillion Dollars in it when it has….
NOTHING IN IT….except for paper in a filing cabinet
….is really just One Big Lie? Yes, that is right….
Just like the Bogus War in Afghanistan which NO ONE in Washington DC can stop…
Since there are way too many Damn people making way too much Damn money off of US Military personnel fighting in a war that has….
NO DAMN ENEMY
…except for the enemy that we create and then fund!
Yes, Stop the Damn Madness!