the CIA enters after the Russians do in order to protect Afghans. No one will take revenge upon producers, directors and actors encouraging and justifying mass homicide with an upside down version of history as exciting entertainment. During and after the Korean and Vietnam wars, America had a long list of actors, like John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Clint Eastwood, Chuck Norris, Sylvester Stallone, willing to star in feature Hollywood movies in the time worn plot of portraying brave soldiers helping non-White people in poor countries by killing the demonized fathers of the children they then protect and save from communism. "The Vietnamese war depicted in The Deer Hunter (staring Robert De Niro) shows subhuman Gooks unfairly winning battles by living like rats instead of standing in the open to be blasted by highly explosive bombs from seven miles high--dropped by more US heroes. It is not harmless to condition a malleable generation by endless simplistic, boasting, "immortal good guy", "disposable bad guy" images of war. It is no less simplistic today to pretend that people are "saved" by destroying them with the irresistible force of weapons of mass destruction."
Who are these Taliban the US-NATO troops and planes are warring on in their own beloved country subjected to a corrupt US-NATO-UN installed drug dealing government, after the Taliban government had all but eliminated poppy growing? In the age of Internet and CIA files forced open by lawsuits, no one can plead ignorance. A Wikipedia article describes the most often heard story of how the Taliban was born:
'It took two years after the Soviet troops left, before the Kabul government was overwhelmed and dispatched by the CIA-Pakistan-Saudi armed, trained and funded rebel forces reinforced by Arabs. And then the US lost interest in Afghanistan, leaving it up to Pakistan to aid its war-torn neighbor.' "What followed was years of all out war between the US supported warlords. Hekmatyar destroyed half of Kabul with rockets. Atrocities were committed by individuals of the different armed tribes while Kabul descended into lawlessness and chaos. As described by Human Rights Watch, there was little security from murder, rape and extortion. ... The most often-repeated story [of the birth of Taliban] is how Mullah Omar first mobilized thirty followers. Neighbors told him that the local governor had abducted two teenage girls, shaved their heads, and raped them. With only 16 rifles they freed the girls and hung the governor from the barrel of a tank. In the beginning the Taliban ['students' in Pasto language] numbered in the hundreds. Within months however, 15,000 students arrived from the madrassas [strict Islam schools] in Pakistan. ... The Taliban entered Kabul on September 27, 1996, and established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan enforcing Sharia the moral code and religious law of Islam. It gained diplomatic recognition from three states: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates."
This writer remembers quizzing Afghan taxi drivers in New York, invariably with the photos of their small children pinned above the rear-view mirror, and hearing, "Taliban is the only hope for my country."
There is no one to stop today's continuing murder of Taliban along with whoever is nearby, just as for fifteen years no one could stop the murder of Vietcong, similarly demonized by US media. But judging from this weeks attacks on US embassies and consulates across the Arab world, vengeance further than 9/11 might be in the offing.
US GIs brought merciless death to more than a million Iraqis in the "Oops no weapons of mass destruction" million homicides farce, reminiscent of Defense Secretary McNamara's "We made a mistake going into Vietnam," and Obama's "Iraq was a dumb war." Well, never mind. Obama says, or is told to say, that all troops who went anywhere are heroes.
Of course, the wars were not mistakes, at least not for the investors in wars. The investment community knew exactly what coldblooded foreign policy served the high returns on investments, investments Martin Luther King Jr. condemned as "unjust predatory overseas investments". And this powerful financial element makes sure the three branches of government and media it owns and controls would create and manage these wars. (see FDR letter to Col. House,1933) The lead investors knew they would not be arrested and tried for crimes against humanity. Their beholden politicians in office singing military orders that were in effect mass death warrants of the already fleeced victims, would not be able to make trouble.
Reviewing unavenged catastrophes brought about for investment community profit:
The Cambodian Khmer Rouge who suffered devastating, bone chilling, sonar penetrating, earsplitting, ground shaking widespread daily carpet bombing with up to possibly a million tons of explosives on their previously peaceful Cambodia, undefended villages and farmland, apparently took vengeance on their own people who were spared the merciless American carpet bombing. Surely the element of vengeance played a role in the deaths of more than a million as city dwellers were ruthlessly herded out in to the countryside in an obviously ill-conceived return to Nature economy.
No vengeance on America for its carpet bombing.
Laos is the most heavily bombed (often carpet bombed) country on earth thanks to America and Eisenhower, who ordered the initial effort begun to to keep the former French government in power at the cost of lives. Today, a Marxist study society also studies the bombing in acceptance.
Jews who lost six million family members in the Holocaust*, never sought, nor were capable of seeking revenge on Rockefeller, Ford, Dupont and the CEOs of almost every large American corporation for investing heavily for years in Hitler and in low wage Nazi Germany, all the time knowing full well of Hitler's campaign of hatred for Jews and his planned legislation from the beginning. As in Germany, extreme Anti-Semitism in the US was fueled, ingrained and considered legal by a Anglo-Saxon dominated business establishment concerned with rising Jewish investment successes. The right-wing Zionist faction dominant in Israel might imagine having gotten some vengeance elsewhere, but no vengeance was gotten on tens of thousands of Nazi perpetrators, millions of acquiescent Germans or all the wealthy Americans (Many like Ford and DuPont backed Hitler's rise to power) who invested in and partnered with Nazi Germany, most of whom then sitting on their hands during the Holocaust (and whose names are still highly respected in America with the sons of Joe Kennedy and Prescott Bush becoming US Presidents.) * [The greatest and ghastliest crime in history. In all fifteen million human beings exterminated]
No revenge was had on the US for sending two armies into the newly proclaimed Soviet Union, executing, from time to time, alongside the British, Russian revolutionaries, who has had enough of the US investors supported Czar and his businessmen cronies.
Chinese shot down in and around Beijing during the Boxer Rebellion by American soldiers who, arrived in time to save the ruling European business men and diplomates and looted all the art treasures they could carry, stripping the Imperial City. No retaliation from colonially occupied China, nor afterward from Revolutionary China for US investors broadening its trading privileges in Asia with blood-spilling.
The thousands of Filipinos massacred by US soldiers after the US investors instigated war a on Spain, which the Filipinos had helped America win;
Many Native American nations reacted to the intruding and conquering Europeans at times with ferocious vengeance, but vengeance begot vengeance ad infinitum with the Natives outgunned and eventually outnumbered, massacred or driven into barren areas or confinement.
Mexicans reacted much the same with bitter result. Their kids in school learn that the gringos punished Mexican revenge on Americans violently demanding a large part of Mexico by declaring a war that took a full half of their country. Thereafter no more vengeance. There was a half-hearted apology from President Clinton more than a century later.