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Commander of Resolute Support Mission US Forces in Afghanistan Gen. Austin Scott Miller has admitted that the Taliban cannot be defeated despite a 17-year long US military operation in the war-torn country.

This is not going to be won militarily,” Miller said, according to NBC News. “This is going to a political solution.

The general added that he believes that “the Taliban also realizes they cannot win militarily. So if you realize you can’t win militarily at some point, fighting is just, people start asking why. So you do not necessarily wait us out, but I think now is the time to start working through the political piece of this conflict.”

“We are more in an offensive mindset and don’t wait for the Taliban to come and hit [us],” Miller stated. “So that was an adjustment that we made early on. We needed to because of the amount of casualties that were being absorbed.”

Since taking his command post in September, Miller has eliminated layers of approval for the troops advising pro-government forces. He has gave them the authority to make decisions and move quickly around the battlefield as the need arises. The number of troops and equipment deployed close to Afghan troops positions have been also expanded.

Nonetheless, according to the Pentagon, in August and September, Afghan Security Forces suffered 1,000 casualties. The Taliban is in offensive in multiple provinces across the country. Since the start of 2018, the group has successfully expanded its zone of influence and is now working to continue its efforts in this direction. So, it does look that the US is more in “defensive” position than in “offensive” in this conflict.

Hal's Hyperbole (Opinion)

So there we have it: After 17 years, countless BILLIONS of dollars, hundreds of troops killed, thousands injured, we have arrived at the point where our own Commander says "The Taliban cannot be defeated."

HMMMMMMM.  I wonder what the Chicken Hawk Neo-Cons in the Pentagon andd State Department are thinking right now?

Wait, I know . . . . "We couldn't defeat a rag-tag bunch of towel heads who live in caves, soooooooooooo . . . .

 . . . . let's go after Russia and China!

And while we're at it, how about Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua too?   

Insanity is when someone makes the same mistake over-and-over, expecting a different result.

By that definition, it seem clear that some of the most important, influential, and powerful people running US Foreign policy are certifiably insane.  They keep making the same mistake over-and-over-and-over again.

It's time to remove such people from their positions of influence and power.  Mr. President, fire them.  Clean house.

 

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    Guy Aul · 09:52 11/03/2018
    Guerrilla warfare is not compatible with typical military operations mindset. Common sense is uncommon. But stringing it out sure makes it profitable for those supplying the doomed effort.

    The Revolutionary War was a good example of guerrilla warfare tactics. Back then, the "brilliant British" marched in a line with red coats. The Americans used rifles with longer barrels than the British (we had more firing range). As such, you have a line of British in red coats, the Americans hiding behind trees, rocks and such, with longer range rifles and guess how easy it was to pick off the British. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. DUH!
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    candice99 · 04:28 11/03/2018
    usa are leaving the world , but the west, the others will be left alone with something enough to fight by themself.

    There will be to world the western one and the dark one.
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    Let's Be Honest · 00:43 11/03/2018
    The 'powers that be' are well aware that Islam and Democracy are incompatible. These obvious circumstances, however, are an ideal conflict for the military-industrial complex as it's one that is never ending and equates to monumental profits to be made in perpetual 'policing' of foreign nations.

    Remember, when there is peace amongst the nations, the war cabal profiteers weep and howl while the rest of the world collectively thanks God. There certainly is money to be made in times of peace, but the psychopaths have more than greed and avarice, they have a luciferian bloodlust for war.

    They didn't go to Afghanistan to 'win' anything...they went to justify spending $billions/trillions...which went directly into the coffers of the defense industry.
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    Occams Razor · 00:38 11/03/2018
    The Government Socializes loss and privatizes gain. All those Afgan oil and lithium mining rights were auctioned off, and the American people didn't benefit. All that nation building sure benefited the suppliers, the defense contractors
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    Gen. Zod · 22:45 11/02/2018
    Another US lost war, worth trillion plus. Tax money gone, Raytheon happy...
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