4 MORE AMERICANS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

And I’m asking why they are there at all.
Americans have been in Afghanistan allegedly training Afghans to fight and control their territory for how many years — 13 years at least.How long does it take to train them?

4 US Soldiers Killed Suicide Bomber Bagram Airfield Afghanistan

4 US Soldiers Killed Suicide Bomber Bagram Airfield Afghanistan

Israel fought for its existence in 1948 without foreign help, with almost no arms, and no money, and won a free independent republic and has since defending itself again and again from genocidal threats. It took months to train soldiers, not years.

 

The Kurds, the Peshmurga, trained without foreign help without years of training, and developed a fighting force that has been the virtually only one to push back ISIS.

4 US Soldiers Killed Suicide Bomber Bagram Airfield Afghanistan

4 US Soldiers Killed Suicide Bomber Bagram Airfield Afghanistan

How long does it take to train a US Marine — not 13 years, for sure. But Afghans need 13 years? The Iraqi Army needs 13 years?

 

Think about it. Clearly the difference is motivation. You can’t teach them to be motivated, to care, not in 13 years, not in 100.

 

Cut losses and come home.

 

 
Sincerely,
Reuven Efraim
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Reuven Efraim

Reuven Efraim

Reuven Efraim

Business Consultant,Libertarian, Historian, Economist, Special interest in Foreign Policy.
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  • Conner

    You definitely lit a fire in me this morning with this Reuven. I agree wholeheartedly! How many of these afghans does it take to change a fuckin light bulb! When a country has to bring in someone else from other countries to train fundamental combat skills like “no dumbass this way” and they reply “oh you don’t understand, I was retreating” one should know they are humping a dead goat. You’d of thought someone would have figured this out after Vietnam. oh, I have some French rifles in my collection. I was always happy and wondered why they always seemed to be in mint condition, then I heard someone say ‘that’s because they were only dropped once. (I think it was the Tool Man) Actually I read that the French Foreign Legion carried most of their rifles first and from what I know from what I’ve found out, the FFL are some bad Hombres. Most of their weapons are damn reliable and interesting.

    • Mikial

      That’s mainly because the FFL is not made up of French troops. I have a good friend who is a former Legionnaire and hard as nails. He is currently running close protection teams in Eastern Europe. He’s German.

      I met him in Jordan back in 2004 when we were both doing PSD runs in and out of Iraq. I saw his Legion tattoo and asked him about it.

  • Mikial

    I have spent a significant amount of time in Afghanistan since 2008 as a security contractor traveling through places like Jalalabad, Kandahar, Lashkar Gah and of course, Kabul. And I was always more watchful around armed “friendly” Afghans than when I was on my own. If we ARE going to stay there (and I think it’s time we left) than do not allow Afghans within 500 meters of our troops.

    • Yeah. Astan is a wreck of a country. It’s too back water to reasonably expect it will stand up on its own as a modern nation state.

      Marky

  • Conner

    I’m thinking about and hurting for these four and all of our fallen troops and their family’s today on Thanksgiving, as we all do everyday. They will be in our thoughts and prayers especially today. We wish their family’s and loved ones peace in whatever way they can find it. Godspeed in bringing home those still there. We will simply never forget their ultimate sacrifice.

    • Mikial

      And let’s add to them the three Green Berets assassinated in Jordan a couple of weeks ago.