! An Objective Analysis!! Afghanistan
Are you going to plant some gum trees, insert a few koalas and kangaroos to change the landscape of
Or do you like to change their culture or religion?
Remember, the hopeless South Korean missionaries went to the war ravaged country to spread the ‘good news’ beside many zealots with their zealotry!
Ten years of genocide and destruction to export democracy and free speech (by murdering democracy and free speech) are paramount failure.
Moderator, Sydney Taxi Corruption and Expert, News behind the News
February 20, 2010
This brings me a nagging twinge of deja-vu. Forty years ago, in May 1970, as an ABC war correspondent, I was perched atop a tank of the US Army's 11th Cavalry Regiment, thundering from
Those starchy briefing colonels at the Five o'clock Follies in Saigon liked to talk about the Viet Cong Pentagon or, officially, COSVN, the Central Office for
The invasion - the White House preferred the word ''incursion'' - would destroy COSVN. The
For days we crashed around the boonies, shooting up anything that moved; mostly water buffalo or the odd Cambodian peasant. It was tremendously exciting but, unfortunately, the Commie gooks declined to appear. The invasion captured a lot of weapons, ammunition and equipment. The Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese troops themselves were long gone, off like the wind, to regroup elsewhere. As it turned out, there was no such thing as COSVN. A Viet Cong Pentagon was entirely a figment of the American imagination.
Nixon boasted the invasion had been ''the most successful military operation of the entire war''. In fact, all it achieved long-term was to rock the Cambodian government to its foundations, creating a power vacuum that would eventually be filled by the genocidal maniacs of the Khmer Rouge.
Yes, I know Indochina and
Now, as I read these optimistic reports of the Taliban in flight from