THE GRAVEYARD, (where empire’s go to die)

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Update: Rethink Afghanistan • FULL DOCUMENTARY FILM • BRAVE NEW FILMS

Published on Oct 7, 2015

President Obama has committed 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan. This decision raises serious questions about troops, costs, overall mission, and exit strategy. Historically, it has been Congress’ duty to ask questions in the form of oversight hearings that challenge policymakers, examine military spending, and educate the public.

Bomb blast rips through NATO convoy in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Published on Nov 13, 2014

A bomb blast has ripped through a convoy of US-led foreign troops in eastern Afghanistan.

The explosion, which happened in the city of Jalalabad, left at least one civilian dead. It’s unclear yet whether the US-led foreign troops suffered casualties. Earlier, an attacker tried to strike another NATO convoy with a bomb at the same location but he was allegedly killed by the foreign troops before reaching the target. Taliban have claimed responsibility for the two incidents. Attacks on foreign forces are still commonplace across Afghanistan over 13 years into the US-led occupation of the country.

13yr stay in Afghanistan ends as US, UK hand over military bases

Published time: October 26, 2014 13:47
Officially Declared as of Sunday. The US and UK Hand over the last base to the Afghan Military!
The US’ and Britain’s military involvement in Afghanistan came to a symbolic end on Sunday. Operations in the country were officially ended, as they prepare to depart and handed over military bases to Afghan forces.The Afghan army and police will now largely be left to deal with having to fight the Taliban, after the allies ended their 13-year campaign.The US and the UK handed over their last bases to the Afghan forces, including Camp Leatherneck, which was the largest American base in Afghanistan. The British presented them with Camp Bastion, which was their headquarters during the conflict. Both military centers were located in the Helmand Province, which has seen some of the fiercest fighting during allied forces’ engagement.

U.S. general killed in Afghan attack

The Graveyard of Empires… First the British empire, then Russian (the Soviet Union), and now the United States of America, the world’s third superpower in recent times  defeated in Afghanistan!

Killing of U.S. General by Afghan Soldier Underscores Obama’s “Deep Problems” in Winding Down War

A U.S. general has been killed in Afghanistan in what the Pentagon says is the latest insider attack by an Afghan soldier. Major General Harold Greene reportedly died after the soldier opened fire at a British-run military academy near the capital, Kabul. Up to 14 coalition troops were wounded. Greene was the deputy commanding general for the command involved in preparing the withdrawal of U.S.-led coalition troops at the end of the year.

400 fuel tankers set on fire near Kabul

The United States has been in Afghanistan, ‘the graveyard of empires for twelve years now. The end of  it’s engagement is finally in sight, but the recent coupe attempt in the Ukraine and tension with Russia leaves me with doubt. Especially since the U.S. military has given up on the massive air base Manas, that served as a critical logistical hub for the Afghanistan war.

Even if America can withdrawal it’s more than 33,000 U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan successfully, it will be leaving as a very much crippled nation, weakened by the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and expensive foreign entanglements, or military expenditures, in Syria, North Korea, Africa clear across the globe.  Has America spread itself too thin, will the recent tensions with Russia prove too much, for the financially burdened nation, as it attempts a much needed withdrawal ?

NATO is trapped in the graveyard of empires Afghanistan says BBC

As it is quoted in the history, Alexander the Great and his Macedonian (Greek) army after it arrived to the area of Afghanistan in 330 BCE. In a letter to his mother, Alexander described the inhabitants of what is now Afghanistan as lion-like brave people I am involved in the land of a ‘Leonine’ (lion-like) and brave people, where every foot of the ground is like a well of steel, confronting my soldier. You have brought only one son into the world, but everyone in this land can be called an Alexander.

CIA’s Early Withdrawal In Afghanistan Worries U.S. Military!

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Update:   Published on May 27, 2014

Smoke and mirrors; as Afghan Taliban aggression increase inline with American departure, without any agreement mentioned by Karzai, only assurances from an illusive unelected electorate, President Barack Obama announced that 9,800 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan at the start of 2015, leaving the military presence at one-third of the current level.

Watch: Smoke and Mirrors, with no way out !

No bluff: U.S. planning possible withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan

Washington (CNN) — We’re not bluffing, the Obama administration told Afghanistan on Tuesday in announcing for the first timeit has started planning for the possible withdrawal of all U.S. troops by the end of the year if no security agreement is signed.

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Cashing Out: U.S. Military Quits Critical Air Base After $100 Million in Payoffs

And while closing Manas will make the job of leaving Afghanistan harder, the problems won’t be insurmountable, the officer said. After years of threats and negotiations, the U.S. military had planned for the possibility that Manas wouldn’t be available to it forever anyway.

After years of tense negotiations and more than a hundreds million dollars in payoffs, the U.S. military is finally giving up on a massive air base that served as a critical logistical hub for the Afghanistan war.

Under Fire

Dmitry Orlov: Ukraine-Crimea Update, U.S. Will Self-Destruct in Near Future Update & More

– Dmitry Orlov of Cluborlov.com predicts, “The United States right now, from my point of view and the point of view from observers from around the world, is on suicide watch. It’s a country that is going to self-destruct at some point in the near future.”

On the Ukraine crisis, Orlov thinks, “The Crimea referendum was the first legal way to find out what the people wanted to do.” Orlov goes on to say, “In Washington, in the Obama Administration and in the Kerry State Department, we have absolutely breathtaking levels of incompetence. These people really don’t know what they’re doing and are dangerous at any speed.”

Join Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com as he goes One-on-One with Russian blogger Dmitry Orlov co

CLICK THRU: Economic Collapse / 6 Weeks To Default / Russia Sells 30% Of U.S. Debt In The Last 6 Month

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Afghanistan the “Graveyard of Empires”

Afghanistan the unconquerable land

The Graveyard of Empires… First the British empire, then Russian (the Soviet Union), and now the United States of America, the world’s third superpower in recent times,  defeated in Afghanistan!

As it is quoted in the history, Alexander the Great and his Macedonian (Greek) army after it arrived to the area of Afghanistan in 330 BCE. In a letter to his mother, Alexander described the inhabitants of what is now Afghanistan as lion-like brave people I am involved in the land of a ‘Leonine’ (lion-like) and brave people, where every foot of the ground is like a well of steel, confronting my soldier. You have brought only one son into the world, but everyone in this land can be called an Alexander.

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THE VACUUM LEFT WITH U.S. MILITARY WITHDRAWAL:

Why Russia is Worried About “Zero Option” in Afghanistan

Russia does not like or want America’s presence in Central Asia, and has been forceful in limiting the U.S.’s power in the region, like closing the Manaus airbase in Kyrgyzstan, a major transshipment point for men and material entering Afghanistan.  Russia fears the anarchy that would follow a total U.S. withdrawal. To put it bluntly, Russia just wants the U.S. to deal with the mess it started.

Sergei Lavrov illustrates Russia’s position:“We supported an operation to eradicate the terrorist threat in Afghanistan, and added that attention should also be paid to the drug threat. And we assume that if the international forces have decided to withdraw, then they apparently think that they are ready to report to the UN Security Council about accomplishing their mandate, issued by the UN Security Council in 2001. And we, of course, are expecting such a report.”

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Pakistani official: Don’t do it

A senior Pakistani government official told CNN that a full withdrawal of U.S. troops should not be considered, declaring that “the zero option means civil war in Afghanistan.”

Speaking on condition of not being identified, the Pakistani official predicted that 30% of Afghan forces would desert if U.S. forces leave the country.

For the Pentagon, Obama’s order means preparing for all contingencies.

“For the first time, the commander in chief has told us to begin planning for a complete withdrawal” from Afghanistan, a senior U.S. official told CNN.

While the option to keep troops there remains, the situation has reached a point where the Pentagon has to begin planning for all possibilities, the official added.

More than 33,000 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan as the Obama administration winds down the almost 13-year war that began shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The security agreement negotiated between Afghanistan and the United States would cover a continuing mission after 2014 focused on training Afghan forces and counterterrorism.

Pentagon: If freed Afghan prisoners return to fight, they’re ‘legitimate targets’

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1,800 JBLM troops deploy despite Afghanistan withdrawal plan

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