As the press reports that Afghanistan bomb attacks kill twenty-one US soldiers in 48 hours … David Petraeus describes the Taliban as if he is pitching a new and improved spray cleaner or laundry detergent; tough, ‘industrial strength,’ stronger than ever.
Does he make this stuff up on his own or have a PR team prepping him before interviews?
Petraeus definitely has certain talking points not to be deviated from … lies to be exact …
“We are here so that Afghanistan does not, once again, become a sanctuary for transnational extremists the way it was when Al Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks.”
Of course he throws a few truths into the mix to prepare us …
Winning the war is a “long-term proposition.”
Long-term as in forever or until the U.S. implodes, whichever comes first.
The general should have to go to the families of each of the these 21 who were wasted in the last two days and just tell them the truth.
“No poppies are being hurt in this operation, the bankers are still making all the money and war contractors, including any possible future employers of mine, are doing just fine.”
That way the grieving families would have a little bit better understanding of how the blood of their sons is keeping these ‘too big to fail’ institutions healthy and not have to fall back on old cliches like ‘for our freedoms’ or ‘fight them there not here.’
Perhaps they’ll just accept the reality and say …
“My husband’s dead and gone but JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs must also soldier on and GE is a brand I can trust!”
That aside, believe me on this. If you truly love a son or daughter, losing them is the worst thing in the world that can happen. Sometimes the loss is seemingly unavoidable. In the deceptions and lies of war there was always the possibility that you could have prevented it.
But for 21 young folks coming home in a box … no one did.
The world is a maddening place.
Now on the eve of another fake and hyped up Israeli/Palestinian peace talk, Israel kills 4 of their own in a false flag and puts the blame on Hamas. Israel doesn’t want peace. They want more land, power and many more dead Palestinians … and Iraqis, Afghanis, Pakistanis, Syrians, Lebanese and of course Iranians.
Obama gives his Iraq war speech filled with lies. What else did you expect?
“Americans across the political spectrum supported the use of force against those who attacked us on 9/11.”
al Qaeda is mentioned 6 times in this short teleprompter swill.
Islamophobia Rising … satire as a weapon …
We’re all oil soaked Pelicans now …