Happy 15th Birthday To America’s Endless War In Afghanistan


War without end.


20 responses to “Happy 15th Birthday To America’s Endless War In Afghanistan

  1. Pretty flowers.

  2. “After 15 years, 2,385 dead U.S. soldiers, more than 20,000 wounded and
    hundreds of billions of dollars spent, the mission is unfulfilled.”

    Depends on how you define the mission. We the little people don’t define the mission.

    From 2005:

    Production of marijuana, hashish, poppies, etc has increased since then.

    For the Elite it’s still Mission Accomplished. And, the harshest part of the “demand destruction” phase hasn’t even started yet.

    • Jimmy the Saint

      Not sure that a mission has ever really been defined, beyond “Do something”. Lack of focus from the get-go allows all sorts of unsavory types to start using their influence to get their goodie lists funded. Granted, from the POV of the elites, that’s a feature, not a bug.

      • the Afghan mission was to get the poppy fields back into production. The mission in Iraq/Libya was to get oil sales back on the dollar. Missions accomplished.

    • SemperFi, 0321

      And the masses still don’t understand about the Neverending War.
      I’ve tried to explain Orwell to people, only to be called a liar too many times. Now I don’t give a shit if someone nukes their stupid apologist asses.

      • “In past ages, a war, almost by definition, was something that sooner or later came to an end, usually in unmistakable victory or defeat. In the past, also, war was one of the main instruments by which human societies were kept in touch with physical reality. All rulers in all ages have tried to impose a false view of the world upon their followers, but they could not afford to encourage any illusion that tended to impair military efficiency. So long as defeat meant the loss of independence, or some other result generally held to be undesirable, the precautions against defeat had to be serious. Physical facts could not be ignored. In philosophy, or religion, or ethics, or politics, two and two might make five, but when one was designing a gun or an aeroplane they had to make four. Inefficient nations were always conquered sooner or later, and the struggle for efficiency was inimical to illusions. Moreover, to be efficient it was necessary to be able to learn from the past, which meant having a fairly accurate idea of what had happened in the past. Newspapers and history books were, of course, always coloured and biased, but falsification of the kind that is practised today would have been impossible. War was a sure safeguard of sanity, and so far as the ruling classes were concerned it was probably the most important of all safeguards. While wars could be won or lost, no ruling class could be completely irresponsible.”

        “But when war becomes literally continuous, it also ceases to be dangerous. When war is continuous there is no such thing as military necessity. Technical progress can cease and the most palpable facts can be denied or disregarded. As we have seen, researches that could be called scientific are still carried out for the purposes of war, but they are essentially a kind of daydreaming, and their failure to show results is not important. Efficiency, even military efficiency, is no longer needed. Nothing is efficient in Oceania except the Thought Police.”

  3. The Usual Suspect

    Lotsa money spent and stolen, lots more will be.
    War is great business, invest your children now
    and beat the Hillary draft.

  4. Steve Kristmann

    “Poppies will make them sleep”….

    Yours in Liberty!
    NorthGunner III

  5. I thought the GWOT was supposed to be an endless war, that’s the way they wanted it. Isn’t that the way they sold it to everybody? “We will hunt the terrorists down no matter where they are, no matter how long it takes.”

    Grey Ghost

    • SemperFi, 0321

      Wasn’t it only a week or 2 after 9/11 when they told us the war on terror could go on into the lifetimes of our grandchildren? They told us up front what they were doing and no one paid attention.
      And now no one cares. They are so far removed from this war, playing groupies to football teams is all that matters to them. Human stupidity at it’s finest.

      • “Wasn’t it only a week or 2 after 9/11 when they told us the war on terror could go on into the lifetimes of our grandchildren?”


        We’re well on our way there. I deployed earlier during this millennium and am now running into combat vets who weren’t even in their teens at the time when I first went over. Kids who were babies on 9-11 are now about at the age when they can do early enlistment. And, if you don’t support these interventions without question, then the ‘murikans dashing from one big box store to their big box McChurch to their big box cubicle farm will question your “patriotism”.

        I make no apologies for being one of the Last Americans.

  6. 15 years in an irrelevant pesthole.

    It’s becoming clearer that the most fundamental purpose of these wars is to kill or cripple red-blooded men that might otherwise be killing tyrants at home.

    • Jimmy the Saint

      Because the American military has such a well-established history of toppling the domestic government.

      • Missing the point.

        They have created a culture that funnels the warriors into your own machine then get them killed elsewhere.

        Some men want to learn how to break stuff and kill people. Perfectly natural for men. It’s obviously in the interests of a tyrannical government to co-opt those types and toss them into the grinder before those types go to work on the local tyrants.

  7. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on ETC., ETC., & ETC..

  8. HHH Old Vet.

    Wombat NAILED IT.