Posts Tagged: Afghan War
Like racist mass murders at home, drone attacks killing dozens of civilians at a time are only possible because of a culture of dehumanization.
He's failed to deliver his promised withdrawals from Afghanistan and Syria, vetoed an order to get out of Yemen, and expanded the U.S. bombing of Somalia, all while eyeing Iran.
U.S. Special Forces now blanket most of the world, yet terrorist groups continue to proliferate. Maybe militarism isn't the solution.
Trump's racist remarks are offensive. The brutal excesses of U.S. foreign policy are worse.
Trump's plans to extend the war he once supported ending are even more worrisome for their lack of transparency.
Imagine telling the family of a fallen soldier they died to ensure Saudi hegemony in the Gulf, an eternal Guantanamo, or the spread of terror groups and refugees.
These generals couldn't conquer Iraq or Afghanistan. But under Trump, they've conquered Washington.
The billionaires who backed Trump are making out a lot better than Putin.
Military leaders want more troops to help prop up an unaccountable Afghan government — one that even Afghans aren't interested in dying for.
The wars America is already fighting are going to cost trillions. The cost of the ones to come is almost incomprehensible.