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Colonel MacGregor: voice of peace and reason re Afghanistan
by Paz Pax Shanti
17 Jun 2010
Colonel Douglas MacGregor outlined the
reasons for US withdrawal from Afghanistan
on the diane Rehm Show
Thank you to Diane Rehm Show for having 1 lonely guest of 4 who questioned the Afghan
War. 3 of 4 hawkish guests is better than 4 of 4 on other NPR shows.
The charismatic, acutely intelligent and powerfully voiced
Colonel Douglas MacGregor said there are valleys in Afghanistan which could swallow
a force of 150,000 men, that the Russians concluded they would need 600,000 men
to seal the borders. He said the US government is reinforcing
failure with more troops, more money. He said there are some
who want to put a happy face on the dead rat before they leave.
He said of the Chevron paid consultant Karzai that he has secret
accounts in the Cayman Islands and Dubai, that American money
is outright stolen or squandered in incompetence.
Another guest said the Taliban are Pashtuns and will essentially
wait us out.
The president of the warmongering loanshark capitalist Council on Foreign Relations is in favor of continued violence as is
the Meyer family Post's reporter.
There are now over 100,000 US soldiers and between 68,000 and 100,000 mercenaries,
along with soldiers from other NATO countries.
A gruesom statistic objectifying murder: One govt.agency has concluded 250,000
bullets are expended for each 1 opposing soldier killed.
One caller: We are investing the blood of our sons and trillions
in a bottomless pit, chasing a few hundred men in the world's
most inhsopitable territory.
It is disinformation for Obama to say that the US goal is the
defeat of Al Qaeda.
Colonel Douglas MacGregor: One can protect India from Pakistani
nuclear weapons through intelligence and surveillance, not ground
In the name of protecting the women of the Taliban, the US and
NATO have slaughtered countless tens of thousands of women
Meanwhile the Chinese who are undewriting the Afghan war with
loans which allow their perceived foes, Muslims and the US, to
kill each other, are
a. profiteering from war loans
b. increasing their war objectives while harming both the Afghanis
and the US military
c. hacking the computers of the military to whom they loan money
d. !!!!! mining copper in Afghanistan while guarded by US soldiers!!!!
The Japanese are saying that their 5 billion dollars is being wasted
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