Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, War On Terror at 8:37 am by George Smith

60 Minutes did Afghanistan last night. Fifteen minutes of total cock-up from the war that will never end until we have a President who will do it. And Barack Obama is probably not that guy. We were waist deep in the Big Muddy, And the big fool said to push on. General John Allen: “I […]



Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 3:13 pm by George Smith

Above photo, nabbed from standard rot on “DARPA” wanting to make cyberwar and planning for it “routine” with “X” at Wired. (No link.) The pic, unintentionally hilarious as an inside joke, shows NSA director, Keith Alexander, in Afghanistan. Where everyone knows the Taliban is just loaded with cyberwarriors. Why, the Iranians and al Qaeda in […]


Afghanistanization: Reaching out to the puppet

Posted in Bombing Paupers, War On Terror at 3:41 pm by George Smith

From the wire: “We’ve been watching with deep concern these so-called green-on-blue attacks, where you have Afghan individuals, some of whom are actually enrolled in the Afghan military, … attacking coalition forces,” Obama said. There have been 32 insider attacks so far this year involving 36 shooters that have led to 40 coalition deaths, just […]



Posted in Permanent Fail, War On Terror at 1:12 pm by George Smith

From the wire: The U.S. military trainers handed the new recruit, Mohammad Ismail, his AK-47 to defend his remote Afghan village. He turned around and immediately used it, spraying the Americans with bullets and killing two — the latest of nine U.S. service personnel gunned down in two weeks by their supposed Afghan allies. The […]



Posted in War On Terror, Why the World Doesn't Need US at 10:33 am by George Smith

No surprise, like the infamous Army of the Republic of Viet Nam, the Afghan military is worthless: A research report compiled earlier this year by a group of social scientists working for the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System found that members of the Afghan National Army (ANA) are largely seen by U.S. soldiers as unmotivated, […]



Posted in Bombing Paupers, Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall at 12:47 pm by George Smith

Afghanistan’s only heavy metal band. Yes, grenade. Right in there with the fancy of Afghanistan having an air force: For “District Unknown”, Afghanistan’s first heavy metal band, the answer could be “Two Seconds After the Blast”, from their soon-to-be recorded first album, “A 24-hour life time”… The thumping, heavy metal rock and aggressive lyrics which […]



Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, War On Terror at 4:34 pm by George Smith

You can’t beat American delusion — this time on the non-existent Afghan air force: The budding Afghan air force was supposed to receive $355 million worth of planes custom-made for fighting guerrillas well ahead of the U.S. withdrawal in 2014. Equipped with machine guns, missiles and bombs, those reliable, rugged turboprop aircraft are cheaper to […]