AFGHANISTAN: HOW IS AMERICA GOING TO SAVE THE WORLD NOW?
How many movies have you seen where America saves the world?
Unless you are of a very intellectual bent I suspect you have seen a great many. The images and messages contained within those films slip easily into the subconscious after a while. Whether you are aware of the CIA and U.S. military input or not, it’s there most of the time, and all the time where the good-guy army is required to save the day.
So… there’s something wrong with the picture emerging from Afghanistan is there not?
The most technologically advanced military in the world armed to the teeth with the best weaponry available was forced to skedaddle after twenty years of being fought to a standstill.
As in Vietnam the U.S. military, for all its near sci-fi technologies observing, monitoring, listening-in and targeting, was unable to defeat a guerilla force of lightly-armed, hardly-trained individuals who wore no body armour or uniform of any kind.
The picture developing from the facts above depicts certain interesting things about the future ability of the United States to do anything similar to its exploits in Afghanistan and in addition every nation across the Middle East.
Donald Rumsfeld must be rolling in his grave.
The bluff of unlimited U.S. military power as the world’s greatest threat to the guys in the black hats (or towels) has been called.
It’s an undignified prospect to see all the tub-thumping busted and all those neocon egos deflated. The image of North America as any kind of bastion of this, that and the other has been busted. Its image now consists of a very different type of picture than that which its elites wish to convey. One of torturers and child killers, of savage and murderous attacks on wedding parties, that of liars and propagandists, arm-twisters, bullies and mass murderers.
The prostitutes who hang out with the raving skinhead neocons of the United States are not faring much better these days either. The craven UK in particular. Its elites are now falling over one another to spout raving idiocies about getting back into Afghanistan. The British Empire is so indelibly fixed in their addled brains that tiny melting union jacks fill their eyes and obscure their view. The UK, along with the USA, is finished as a threat-mongering bully, its future finger-pointing threats will now be greeted by uproarious laughter rather than aby form of trepidation.
Britannia cannot even rule the airwaves as the terminally partial BBC has shown ever since it began its utterly biased and irresponsibly scant coverage of the Ukraine coup-regime’s murderous atrocities. The reputation of the BBC is as low as its reputation of integrity these days. In a similar fashion CNN, Fox News and the dregs of U.S. mainstream media news are treated increasingly with a well-earned curl of the lip.
America is imploding in chain-reaction division while its murderous military emissaries return from Afghanistan in shame. Far from providing an example for the world as its elites claim, the social, political, corporate and belligerent military cultures of the USA place it annually at the top of the poll for most dangerous threat to the well being of the world.
Far from saving the world, America was on track to destroy it. Its humiliation in Afghanistan will make it hesitate momentarily… but very soon, invigorated by its love of fantasy over fact, it will undoubtedly continue in its ignorance.