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A Trail of Failed Policies and Lost Battles

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Further continuation of the Neo-con agenda will result in expanded war and catastrophe in this region and further destruction of the US economy. Will Obama send in 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan? Does he have them to send? (Today, CNN reports that Obama may send an initial 10,000 "non-combat personnel" which will not be counted among the deman for 40,000.) Or will he resort to throwing more money at new mercenaries who typically fight to earn their paychecks, but not with the risk and sacrifice of someone who is defending his honor and country.

The sweet indulgence of the U.S. war in Afghanistan is costing about $5 billion dollars every month. It, along with its other misadventures, is bankrupting the "land of the free and home of the brave". That amount could have been used to give scholarships to 800,000 US college students or to rebuild the collapsing U.S. infrastructure with a new a jobs program or to pay off mortgages of people who are losing their homes to the blood-sucking banking industry. The entire cost of war in Afghanistan to date has been a staggering $228 billion. [11]


Unfortunately the US government is not concerned about the welfare of its own people, so would we expect them to have a kind thought about the people they victimize in other lands?

This is not a new phenomenon. It happens to empires when they overstretch themselves in their imperial hubris and paranoia. The British Empire once boasted, 'the Sun never sets on the British Empire'. Well, that empire reached it's high water mark and has now been transformed into the Global Corporate Empire with the U.S. as head of the beast. But my oh my, how life turns the best laid plans on their head! We may now be seeing the first signs of the demise of the beast in the forms of the collapse of the world capitalist economy, defeats of the U.S. military in the East and the rise of the Bolivarian Revolution in Latin America.

How long it takes a beast of this size to die remains to be seen. As far as Pakistan is concerned, we are moving towards an ideological revolution and things are moving fast. We, the Pakistani people, are determined to kick out the sick-minded, defeatist US bootlickers who currently occupy important offices in Islamabad. Their U.S. masters will also be packing their bags as well. Our valiant neighbors who are fighting them off in Afghanistan inspire us to do the same. The entry into Afghanistan and now, Pakistan, was easy for the U.S. But the exit is a trapdoor and has been so for any nation or empire that has tried to invade the region in the past.

CNN Iraq Coalition Casualty List
Texas Straight Talk (Ron Paul site)
DAWN (Pakistan)
Ahmed Quraishi RAWA
New York Times
Pakalert Press
The News (Pakistan)
The Daily Times
Asia Times
Axis of Logic
Pakistan Muslim League

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Talha is a Sr. Analyst of (PKKH). Pakistan's first independedt media from Pakistan. Talha is wireless communication engineer by profession. Has studied, lived and worked in USA. Talha follows current affairs and history (more...)
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