The US losing face in #Afghanistan, at the price of so many deaths, puting millions at risk, is no suprise for anyone who followed the releases of WikiLeaks along the years.
Nor are the insane profits made from it by Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin, Northrop-Grumann, KBR, etc.
None of the people responsible for the war in Afghanistan or the war criminals ever got sued.
Yet, #Assange the journalist who helped expose endless wars is rotting in jail, tortured by the Empire...
@jz well they were using helicopters to go a short distance between a nearby base and the airport for years already.
And i think Afghanistan is going to do way worse than Vietnam given the Talibans way more backward ideology.. We can hope they'll be more reasonable than they appear. (and of course, whether they will be is part of a propaganda war aswel as a question.)
@jz The Afghanistan war has been the most cynical in my lifetime. After going in to get Bin Laden they quickly lost any interest in finding him, but stayed anyway to continue harassing/killing the population.
I think this war was primarily about the US developing its military hardware. Air drones, ground robots and "bunker busters" were all pioneered there in the 2000s. The people who got killed were just expendable cannon fodder in a live fire testing R&D enterprise.
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