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Afghanistan: anatomy of a fool’s errand


The algorithm’s running social media seem to be getting darn smart. Because just the other day, 55 days: the fall of Saigon popped into my feed. And to say this is eerily similar to events in Afghanistan is an understatement. You even had incidences of desperate people trying to hang on to a rescue aircraft as it tried to take off. Then I turn on the news and the very same thing is happening in Kabul.

But its not another Vietnam we are assured by the Americans. And in some respects it isn’t, its actually much worse. The Vietnam war was an attempt by the US to enforce its cold war policy of containment, fought largely for ideological reasons (because they had such confidence in capitalism, they were convinced if Vietnam fell the whole continent would go communist). But the Vietnamese weren’t launch terrorist attacks against the…

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August 19, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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