Afghanistan this country’s longest war EVER!
For 18 years this war has given us a wealth of news….most of which was contradicted the next day sometimes within hours of the issue…..so to say that this is updated news would be disingenuous….
First news that will not make many of your news hours….our troops are being exposed to deadly toxins as reported in my post……https://lobotero.com/2019/07/22/thoughts-on-veterans/
Second is the rise of hunger within the country…..
It’s become a tragically familiar scene in this part of south Asia. Drought, war and flood have combined to create a tragedy in Afghanistan that is – in some places – as severe as anything since the US-led coalition invaded the country in 2001.
Child malnutrition is one symptom of this triple-headed crisis.
“This is the highest rate of patients in 18 years,” said Dr Mirwais Aabidi, who runs the Mofleh Pediatric Hospital on the fringe of Herat, a major city in western Afghanistan.
Then there is the chest thumping by our beloved supreme leader…..he gave his thoughts of winning the war in Afghanistan…..
The commander-in-chief made a bold pronouncement Monday: “If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the Earth. It would be gone. It would be over in, literally in 10 days … I don’t want to go that route.” The comments came during an Oval Office meeting with Pakistani Prime Minster Imran Khan; USA Today reports the two leaders’ countries have been working toward the route Trump does want to take: lowering the current US troop level in Afghanistan. Right now, it’s at about 14,000, and Trump expressed that he believes Pakistan can use the relationship it has with the Taliban to “help us out to extricate ourselves” from the country, reports the AP.
Politico reports Trump referred to “plans” that would allow him to win the war but explained “I just don’t want to kill 10 million people.” He criticized “our leadership” for getting in a 19-year-long situation that currently has our troops focused on “building gas stations” and “rebuilding schools. … The United States, we shouldn’t be doing that. That’s for them to do.” The AP describes the relationship between the US and Pakistan as a “yo-yo” that hit a low point when former President Obama ordered a raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound without first communicating with Pakistan. But it sees Pakistan as wanting “to reset relations with the US in hopes of securing more investment, trade, and possibly a restoration of American aid that Trump cut” in the face of the country’s economic hardship.
Afghanistan needs to end…….just pick a day and call the war a success and bring the troops home.
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