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Thursday, in its first military action, the Biden Pentagon sent two U.S. F-15Es to strike targets of Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia just inside the eastern border of Syria.

The U.S. strikes were in retaliation for a missile attack on a U.S. base in Irbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, which killed a contractor and wounded a U.S. soldier.

“We’re confident that the target was being used by the same Shia militia that conducted the strikes,” said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

But Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine and Chris Murphy want to know where President Joe Biden got his authority to launch attacks in Syria, where there was no clear or present danger to any U.S. troops.

Days before the U.S. strike, Kataib Hezbollah issued a statement denying any complicity in the Irbil attack: “We absolutely did not target Erbil or the Green Zone and have no knowledge of the group that did.”

Iran has also denied any involvement in the missile attack on the Americans. On a visit to Baghdad, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called for an investigation as to who is initiating the attacks inside Iraq.

“We emphasize the need for the Iraqi government to find the perpetrators of these incidents,” said Zarif.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russian forces in Syria got only four or five minutes’ notice that U.S. planes were on their way to a strike.

Bottom line: Those conducting these attacks on U.S. bases and troops in Iraq, provoking American counterstrikes, seek to ignite a conflict between the U.S. and Iran, and its proxies in Iraq and Syria.

And they are succeeding.

Biden broke with former President Donald Trump on the latter’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and impose “maximum pressure” sanctions to compel Iran to negotiate a more restrictive deal. But Biden has yet to reveal his own strategy or goals in dealing with Tehran.

Is he willing to accept a return to the nuclear deal the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, China and Russia negotiated with Iran in 2015? And if that deal is now no longer adequate, how does Biden propose to get Iran to negotiate and agree to a tougher deal?

The leverage we have are the sanctions Trump imposed. If Biden lifts those in return for Iran returning to the terms of the 2015 deal, he surrenders all of his leverage for a new deal covering Tehran’s missile development and aid to Shia militias in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

But if Biden refuses to lift the Trump sanctions, Iran is likely to revive its nuclear enrichment program, give up on the U.S. and elect a hardline regime this year that could adopt a policy of attacking U.S. interests and personnel across the region until the Americans go home.

Six weeks into his administration, Biden seems in danger of being drawn back indefinitely into the forever wars of the Middle East.

In Afghanistan, under the terms of the peace deal negotiated with the Taliban in 2020, all U.S. troops are to be out of the country by May 1.

Under that deal, not a single U.S. soldier has been lost in combat in the last year.

If the U.S. announces, as some believe is likely, that we are not going to withdraw all forces by May 1, the Taliban, who control half the country, are likely to begin targeting the remaining American troops in the country.

Biden could then be presented with this Hobbesian choice: Flee Afghanistan under fire, or send more U.S. troops to protect those we left behind. Writes William Ruger, a veteran of the war and Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to Afghanistan:

“Keeping our troops in Afghanistan beyond the promised deadline is pushing them back in the Taliban’s cross hairs and indefinitely continuing an … unwinnable war, which has already cost more than $2 trillion and more than 2,400 American lives …

“Anything less than a full drawdown means that Afghanistan will become President Biden’s war. He will have to own the predictably terrible consequences of continuing a war that can’t be won.”

Looking at our 20 years of military intervention in the Middle East, since Osama bin Laden drew us in by bringing down the twin towers and hitting the Pentagon, what is on the asset side of our balance sheet?

Two decades of fighting in Afghanistan, yet the Taliban enemy we ousted in 2001 seems today destined to retake power when we depart.

Pro-Iranian Shia militia dominate the Iraq that we sent an army to liberate from Saddam Hussein. In Yemen and Syria, we bear major moral responsibility for two of the worst humanitarian disasters of the 21st century, and we are facing strategic defeats in both theaters.

In Libya, whose regime we helped to overthrow, Turks and Russians are fighting for control.

And China, which stayed out of all these wars we started — or into which we plunged — has prospered in these 20 years as few other nations in modern history.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. ….. sheesh…

    Patkins, just give it up.

    Biden is Zion’s puppet, and he has no mind of his own.

    Jews want more Wars for Israel. You once said much of DC is Israel’s Amen Corner. Well, now ALL of it is Israel’s Amen Corner.

    Speaking of Biden as if he’s really president is laughable. He’s a puppet.

    Name the Jewish Power. Otherwise, just give it up.

    • Agree: follyofwar, Pat Kittle, Druid
    • Replies: @animalogic
    , @Pat Kittle
  2. USA1943 says:

    IF we are going to War with these relatively small less advanced Countries, we should go in with overwhelming force and force an unconditional surrender in well under a Month, I don’t see the point in staying with these Wars for 20 or more years Afghanistan, Syria etc, these are not military power houses, Why risk USA lives any more than we have to, and send a message, you don’t want to try the USA, We would not need Nukes just overwhelming force and it should be quick.

    • Troll: follyofwar
  3. @Priss Factor

    Yes, PF, the absence of the word “Israel” is screamingly noticeable isn’t?
    Other than that I’ll give Pat only this — he has set out, superficially, the essentially “which foot shall I shoot myself in ” choice the US has brought itself to.
    Of course, failure to mention “Zionism” just distorts the whole picture. But — as if the Establishment can even hint at the tribal influence on ME policy (sorry, ALL policy) …..

  4. Afghanistan is where empires go to die.

    • Replies: @TG
  5. There won’t be any return to negotiations with Iran before the US returns to the status quo ante before Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal, which has been the stupidest thing he did to please his master Israel. Erbil’s attack was a trap to draw the US into the conflict and increase US occupation troops in Syria. The real perpetrators could have been ISIS fighters, which the US and Israel created in the first place. Biden’s hands are tied by Israel, who has a say in US-Iranian nuclear negotiations. As a Banana republic, the US has become, plus the Biden administration’s composition, which consists of former Obama appointees, conflict and forever wars are programmed. George W. Bush wanted to finish the job his wiser father didn’t complete; the neoconservative warmongers in the Obama 3.0 administration want regime change in Syria. The US is already transferring troops to Iraq and Syria. As if the US hasn’t created chaos in the Middle East, these war hawks are obsessed with Russia and China. If they confront them, the US will get a bloody nose. As it seems, Biden won’t even honor the agreement with the Taliban President Trump negotiated. The US-supported puppet regime in Kabul will vanish from the pages of history, such as the South Vietnamese regime did after the US had to leave concurred Vietnam. Having fought for 20 years in Afghanistan, the US political class should have learned at least something that a country can’t be defeated against its people’s will. If Biden does not stick to Trump’s agreement with the Taliban, the US will lose credibility after leaving the Iranian nuclear deal. No nation should give a dam for any US word.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  6. El Dato says:

    “Anything less than a full drawdown means that Afghanistan will become President Biden’s war. He will have to own the predictably terrible consequences of continuing a war that can’t be won.”

    Which are zero for the upper crust.

    Haiti-ification/Ukraini-fication will continue unabated until the surplus account of the US hits the bottom. This will be sold as “being the good, really caring, bleeding-heart, non-cruel, so compassionate guys” all the way to the bottom.

  7. Here is an article that looks at recent comments made by NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Tod Wolters about NATO’s new global strategy:

    https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2021/02/nato-and-unintended-consequences-of.html

    Given that Washington’s approach to its sanctions environment against Russia is highly unlikely to change under a Biden Administration combined with Washington’s seemingly innate hatred of all things Chinese, it is quite likely that Russia and China will increasingly co-operate with each other on key issues, particularly the creation of a fighting force that is capable of threatening America’s global hegemony, the current unipolar world and NATO’s growing presence in Greater Europe.

  8. It’s amazing how crafty the Iranians are. Without directly getting engaged themselves, they’ve come to dominate three countries in the region; Iraq, Yemen and Syria. They already largely control Lebanon through Hezbollah.

    God willing, Palestine will be next.

  9. Alfa158 says:
    @USA1943

    This country is no longer the USA of 1943. It is increasingly inhabited by people who view it as a combination Motel 6 and strip mall with an ATM. Despite all the technology and printed Monopoly money, we don’t have the will, stomach or capability to force an unconditional surrender on pretty much anyone bigger than Granada. People like the Taliban don’t understand the idea of surrender. The Bitterly-Clinging-Flyover-Deplorables young White Men who disproportionately make up the boots on the ground are figuring out they are fighting and dying for people who despise them and want them extinct.

    • Replies: @Emslander
  10. Rurik says:

    “… indefinitely continuing an … unwinnable war, which has already cost more than $2 trillion and more than 2,400 American lives …

    And China, which stayed out of all these wars we started — or into which we plunged — has prospered in these 20 years as few other nations in modern history.

  11. El Dato says:
    @USA1943

    1) Afghanistan is an wreckage era, completely abraded. You can’t win. You can’t even know who to fight. You are basically fighting the Pakistani ISI in any case (in spite of MSM pointing fingers at Russia and Iran, this is ISI territory)

    2) Syria is a wreckage era because on the one hand, ISIS came home to its roots (Assad gave them passage into Iraq back in the 00’s) and on the other hand there was US support “below the levels of war” (nowadays you don’t need gas chambers to get rid of the civvies, just the MSM printing sob stories and a few years of “low-intensity warfare” where you can plausibly deny that you are not a participant from your lily pad position). You want the US to officially declare aggressive war on a country? Good idea, making things clear is always a plus.

  12. Exile says:

    More incoherency from whoever writes these columns for Pat nowadays. The only thing we can consistently predict is “GOP good, Demonrats bad.”

    Should we stay or go in Afghanistan? Depends on whether we can call it “Biden’s war” and leverage votes for the next fake gay electoral circus in 2022.

    In “A Republic Not an Empire,” the real Pat Buchanan admirably lambasted both the Wilson and FDR admins for playing bait-and-switch with voters over their anti-war pre-electoral positions. He also took politicians in both parties to task for this over the Spanish-American War.

    The lion in late winter sounds a lot more like a lapdog begging for scraps from a master that’s given him nothing but beatings since he wrote that book.

    • Agree: Liberty Mike, Rurik
  13. The British and French starved Germany into signing the Versailles treaty after WWI. After WWII, Ike starved 1 million German POWs to send a loud message to Germany that the US was serious about demanding compliance with US orders following the war. In Japan the US engaged for months in systematic fire bombing of Japanese cities and punctuated that with two nuclear bombs to send the loud message to Japan that the US would wage a war of extermination. Japan surrendered. In Korea, the North Koreans called the US’s bluff and despite US bombing of North Korea that destroyed virtually every single structure, North Korea refused to surrender because North Korea realized the US would not actually follow through with extermination. Ho Chi Minh saw weakness and Vietnam defeated the US military handily because the North Vietnamese knew that despite US technology the US did not have the will to exterminate its enemies. The US is losing in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria because everyone knows that despite US technology, the US lacks the moral fiber to destroy an enemy. The lesson from history is that you must do as Athens did to the Melians or Rome did to Carthage in order actually to win a war. The US engages in permanent wars because the US lacks the moral character to win wars–or even to act like it will try to win. The last people to show that kind of fiber were folks like Curtis LeMay and Dwight Eisenhower.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @Druid
  14. Deplorable young white men who voted for Trump and MAGA just got shafted.

    First, their votes were nullified in a stolen election. Then, they were made domestic extremists for their patriotic values.

    Some of them will be arrested and thrown in prison as an example to the rest, and their 2nd Amendment rights will be incrementally taken away with their 1st Amendment rights. Their homeland is to be flooded with East Indians, Africans, Orientals and Hispanics.

    This regime then would ask them to fight for it? That’s Chutzpah.

  15. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    Yes, Biden seems to be continuing the ‘forever wars’ which are actually occupations whereby the US is fighting against resistance forces. The war part is long over where the US invaded years ago. It all appears to be part of some long term encirclement strategy aimed at Iran and Russia. However, it’s all ultimately useless since as time goes on the Russians and Iranians have been able to improve their own defensive capabilities, nullifying whatever encroachments the US makes. It’s an obsolete strategy. Perhaps it’s kept running for the financial effects that spending huge sums on military actions have. A couple miscalculations such as a plane shootdown or something else could cause a huge crisis leading to who knows what.

    • Replies: @SafeNow
  16. Emslander says:
    @Alfa158

    The USA fights war with the same goals and tactics that it has sex.

    Sex is rarely practiced as it normally was intended, as total physical intercourse between a man and a woman who loved and trusted each other, often resulting in the glorious creation of a new human being. Without going into the many perversions that masquerade as sex in our current lives, it has become loveless and non-pleasurable. It’s represented in our culture as the fulfillment of some occasional troublesome urge.

    War is no longer practiced by its most enthusiastic participant as it had been throughout the history of man. It was once entered into with an overriding national purpose. It involved bravery, sacrifice and respect for the courage of the opponent. It was fought as a glorious effort, with the idea of exerting physical influence against another people to obtain national justice. Killing was never its primary goal. The USA fights “war” in order to kill as many people as possible in a faraway place, so as to fulfill some troublesome urge. We carry out the perversion of war.

    I’m not certain if its the Jews or the WASPS that got us here, but it marks the end of something. Knowing ample numbers of the representatives of both, I don’t much care.

    For our country, there is no victory in war, nor pleasure in sex.

    • Disagree: beavertales
    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  17. U.S. policy in MENA is above Old Joe’s pay grade. Joe’s job is to pretend to be in charge. Imperial Washington will repatriate it’s legions only after King Dollar finally goes to zero. Untill then Russia, China and Iran will continue to play rope a dope.

  18. @Harry Huntington

    … the US lacks the moral fiber to destroy an enemy….

    Who exactly are the enemy? Who attacked whom, and on what grounds?

    The lesson from history is that you must do as Athens did to the Melians or Rome did to Carthage in order actually to win a war.

    Not that the US pays much more than lip-service to international law or things like the Nuremburg Code on any given day, but outright genocide might not go down well with the rest of the world.

    The US can’t win any wars lately because it is rarely presented with wars worth fighting; it has a Department of Defence that is mostly equipped for offensive purposes against goatherds in other parts of the world, while the true enemies of Americans’ national interests spill over its largely unguarded borders to a relatively warm welcome.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Harry Huntington
  19. @The Alarmist

    Your point is interesting but you forget:
    (1) The US and the UK fire bombed Dresden and routinely bombed civilian targets. in Germany (not prosecuted at Nuremburg)
    (2) The US starved German prisoners after the war (not prosecuted at Nuremburg)
    (3) In Japan, the US firebombed many Japanese cities and dropped two nuclear weapons (not prosecuted at Nuremburg)

    The Nuremburg code is victor’s justice imposed on losers. In war, you fight to win. The US no longer fights to win. Winning means everyone on the other side dies–or believes they will die unless they comply.

    Conservative thinker Richard Weaver pointed out that the US lost any sense of honor or justice with how it fought WWII because the US “prosecuted” the other side after the war for crimes that we no different than the US itself committed.

    The US cannot win wars because it refuses to win.

  20. ’Murka brings justice to the world…

    Ourah!

    /sarc

  21. SafeNow says:
    @anonymous

    “A couple miscalculations such as a plane shootdown or something else could cause a huge crisis leading to who knows what.”

    Just last night I viewed the movie “Threads,” which depicts a US-Russia nuclear war by focusing on life in Sheffield, England. The last two thirds is horrifying, and the movie is to be commended for holding nothing back in that regard. But I am writing to observe how, in the first third, the movie takes pains to present a stepwise, plausible unfolding and escalation between the US and Russia in the Middle East. That a plausible scenario could be depicted is sobering. This is worsened by the fact that the current backdrop for a scenario is US incompetence, systems errors, and miscalculations. In fact, I will add “irrationality” to that
    list, as I think about boys showering with the girls’ soccer team, and do on.

    • Thanks: Emslander
    • Replies: @JimDandy
  22. @Ludwig Watzal

    Trump may have been somewhat swayed to leave the JCPOA by Netanyahu. But I think his main reason for tearing up the agreement was his jealousy over Obama’s success. During the 2016 campaign, candidate Trump said over and over again that the JCPOA was the worst deal the USG ever negotiated. But, not once, did he ever elaborate on what was wrong with it. I doubt if Trump even bothered to learn the details. He was determined, from the beginning, to scuttle Obama’s ONLY foreign policy achievement. It was personal, showing how childish and vindictive Trump is.

    It is possible that Biden’s handlers may want to re-enter the JCPOA to appease Obama. But it will be much harder to negotiate with Teheran after what Trump did (including the murder of Soleimani), and after Biden’s unbelievably stupid air strikes, which surely killed some Iranian fighters. No country should ever trust the Americans.

    BTW, if Biden’s neocon handlers are really insane enough to engage with the militaries of Russia and China, they’ll get far more than a “bloody nose.” They’ll get their asses kicked, and the USA will be finished. Life will be hell for the Americans who survive, but the world will be better off without the US Evil Empire.

  23. KenH says:

    I knew it was only a matter of time before illegitimate Joe channeled his inner John McCain. We claim that we must keep troops in the region to fight ISIS but our airstrikes always seemed to be directed at groups who are actually fighting (and defeating) ISIS.

    No doubt this attack makes Israel very happy and they probably had a great deal of influence over the decision making.

    • Agree: Cauchemar du Singe
    • Replies: @Druid
  24. Paulb says:

    One country has benefited mightily from the destruction of Iraq, Syria, Libya and, soon, Iran – namely Israel. Those countries all strongly supported the Palestinians. The “neocons”- Wolfowitz, Perle, Abrams, Kagan, Dershowitz et al – got what they wanted. Draw your own conclusions.

    • Agree: Robert Dolan
  25. @Priss Factor

    The only treaties the US can be counted on to honor are Kosher-certified.

  26. @Emslander

    I’m not certain if its the Jews or the WASPS that got us here…

    C’mon man, you know.

    “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you cannot criticize.”

  27. @USA1943

    we should go in with overwhelming force and force an unconditional surrender in well under a Month,

    Iraq and Afghanistan both fit that criteria. It’s not the invasion, its the occupation that causes the real problems.

    If the US had gone in to Afghanistan and said, “Keep your heads down for the next few weeks, we’re hunting Osama and then we’ll be gone”, then Afghanistan would be a distant memory. Instead, the US said, “We’re destroying the government, bombing the little bit of infrastructure you have and we’re bringing democracy to the tribes!!”.

    As for Iraq, if the US had just left Iraq alone as it wisely did following the first Gulf War, then it would have been fine. Soon enough Saddam would have died from a bullet or of old-age, and the world wouldn’t care. Instead, the US destroyed the what little remaining credibility it had in the west in return for an imperialist invasion based on lies.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  28. JimDandy says:
    @SafeNow

    Is there any doubt that many creepy, horny adolescent boys who are attracted to girls will identify as female for obvious reasons? This insanity is being crammed down America’s throat by the very same people who rail against “the rape culture” in this country.

  29. Marshal, perhaps you forgot that the Afghan government offered to turn over Bin Laden to the US. All they asked for in return was evidence that Osama was responsible for bringing down the Towers. Washington either wouldn’t or couldn’t provide it. It was never the plan to capture Bin Laden then leave anyway. He was allowed to escape into Pakistan. Due to Afghanistan’s resources and strategic location bordering Iran, it was always about permanent occupation.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  30. @beavertales

    You really nailed it.

    That’s what gets me the MOST.

    ALL of the men in my family fought in jew wars, saw combat, drew blood……and now those nice jews label us “domestic terrorists.”

    They send us to fight and die for them……and at the same time they fucking HATE us.

    It’s REALLY hard for a decent person to process this shit.

    They have no sense of loyalty or gratitude. They see us as animals.

    We are their golem. Expendable.

    A sane person would expect they would want to nurture their proxy army. But no….our lives mean NOTHING.

  31. USA1943 says:
    @follyofwar

    LOL USA would beat China and Russia EASILY, Especially in a ground War.

    • Replies: @Jokem
    , @Pat Kittle
    , @Derer
  32. Jokem says:
    @Marshal Marlow

    If we had left Iraq alone, Saudi Arabia would have been next. At least if you believed the Saudis onthe street. I had one ask me if I were an American. I said yes, and got a thank you.

    • Replies: @Marshal Marlow
  33. Jokem says:
    @USA1943

    …If we were given permission to win…

  34. Druid says:
    @USA1943

    The last gasps of a f’head! Moron!

  35. Druid says:
    @Harry Huntington

    Idiot!
    They don’t want to win. The yin in pla was to sew chaos in these countries so they could never attack Israel. The plan worked, an evil, like you, has won

  36. Druid says:
    @KenH

    Apparently, it was done on PURIM. THAT SAYS IT ALL!

  37. SafeNow says:

    Fred Astaire explains how the nuclear war started. “On the Beach” at 1:26:40

    I recommend this harrowing movie. Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Anthony Perkins, Fred Astaire.

    • Thanks: SeekerofthePresence
  38. @USA1943

    Why are you concerned about China & Russia when the Terrorist Theocracy of Israel is our proven (time & time again) enemy?

    • Agree: Cauchemar du Singe
  39. An excellent article!
    But it should be warned that the crisis in the Middle East – that China has stayed out of for twenty years – is now an interface in the developing confrontation between Washington and Beijing. History shows – world wars begin in one flash point, then spread everywhere
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  40. Emslander says:
    @follyofwar

    They’ll get their asses kicked, and the USA will be finished. Life will be hell for the Americans who survive, but the world will be better off without the US Evil Empire.

    Given our current unsupported arrogance, it is inevitable. We’re doomed, but feminism may be wiped out, too. What make modern or “post-modern” life nearly unbearable are the fucking fat white women.

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  41. KenH says:
    @beavertales

    Some of them will be arrested and thrown in prison as an example to the rest, and their 2nd Amendment rights will be incrementally taken away

    They, or rather (((they))) want to criminalize pro-white speech and speech that asks why such a small minority of Jews should have disproportionate power as “incitement”. Meanwhile advocating for white genocide on social media platforms and in major dailies and discrimination against whites is protected under the first amendment.

    They want to give Jewish AG Merrick Garland and the FBI the power to “red flag” people and confiscate their firearms for their political views which means wrong thinking white men.

    The Jews are recreating the Soviet hell on American soil.

    • Agree: Rurik, Pat Kittle
    • Replies: @SafeNow
  42. Rurik says:
    @follyofwar

    the Afghan government offered to turn over Bin Laden to the US. All they asked for in return was evidence that Osama was responsible for bringing down the Towers. Washington either wouldn’t or couldn’t provide it.

    FBI says, “No hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11”

    https://911truth.org/fbi-says-no-hard-evidence-connecting-bin-laden-to-911/

    but the CIA has an obviously faked video of ‘Osama” confessing, to I guess that’s all anyone needs.

    I find it difficult to see that there really are people out there who’ve taken the government’s and media’s word for what happened on that day, when anyone with a scintilla of intelligence, would by now know that the government and media lie about everything.

    • Agree: follyofwar
  43. SafeNow says:
    @KenH

    “FBI the power to “red flag” people and confiscate their firearms for their political views which means wrong thinking white men.”

    Confiscate not merely their firearms, but also, their assets. “Civil forfeiture.” The same remedy as is used against drug dealers and white-collar criminals. After all, the assets potentially enable the furtherance of their terrorism. This would have a profound chilling effect, because if you speak out, you might lose your house, your car, and your financial assets. If one’s assets are frozen, a team of lawyers could probably defeat that in court. But the inconvenience and legal fees would be a disaster.
    After a few cases of freezing assets, this would silence most people.

  44. @Jokem

    Iraq was a threat to no country after the first Iraq war. The second Iraq war (to which my comment referred) was just mass murder authorised by politicians and enabled by the media, both of which were talked in to it by the neocons by appealing to their ego and to their ratings.

    • Replies: @Jokem
    , @Pat Kittle
    , @Derer
  45. @beavertales

    The Democrats, Republicucks will always find willing cannon fodder no matter how much they appear to hate us, even if Biden got up on stage and said he was gifting every Black and Latino with a Cadillac young white men would still go out and fight in the ME because for many it is their only chance at a secure income and to be fair on the military they are probably the only major employer(especially now that the police is increasingly hostile to white men) that does not actively discriminate against capable White males.

  46. Jokem says:
    @Marshal Marlow

    ‘Iraq was a threat to no country after the first Iraq war.’

    Simply not true. Less of a threat, yes. No threat, no

  47. TG says:
    @The Alarmist

    I have another take.

    Afghanistan is where empires that are already dying go, because they no longer have the sense to avoid obvious folly.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  48. Derer says:

    All this mayhem in Afghanistan or ME or Ukraine is a result of Washington backroom real power holders – the US military junta. Regardless who is the president, he remains only puppet of US generals. Expensive elections provide only appearance of democracy. Search of new enemies and conflicts will continue…the economy needs its number one industry.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  49. Derer says:
    @follyofwar

    Contrary to your suggestion about Trump…he specified his main reason and that was the economic benefits to Iran provided by the Obama agreement.

  50. @Marshal Marlow

    …second Iraq war was just mass murder authorised by politicians and enabled by the media, both of which were talked in to it by the neocons…

    Most politicians & the media don’t need to be “talked into it” — they are neocons themselves.

  51. @Emslander

    Arrogance is the surest sign of impending defeat. Nature and arms crush the arrogant. True of Athens in the Peloponnesian War. True of ’Murka today.

  52. Well, since we can’t impeach Biden, maybe we shuld focus on impeaching Netenyahu and Gantz. Maybe we could donate to AIPAC to get them to do it. If the price is right, they will do it. Either that, or they will just keep voting every few months, They must be getting pretty sick and tired of forever elections coinciding with the scamdemic. I think $2.99 might be the magic price to get them to do it! 

    Andrea Iravani

  53. Jokem says:
    @Derer

    The mayhem is the result of flying an airliner into one of our buildings.

    • Replies: @Cauchemar du Singe
  54. Derer says:
    @USA1943

    Have you finished high school, boy?

  55. Derer says:
    @Marshal Marlow

    authorised by politicians and enabled by the media,

    You should specify…”politicians” from one specific ME country for whose arrogance US young boys are dying.

  56. @follyofwar

    USofA Super Carrier battle group launches NeoCon Talmudic jew Idiot Level strike on Syrian location containing Russian personnel…casualties.
    Enough Is Enough.
    Next sortie of US and/or Israeli aircraft over Syria…blown out of the sky.
    UsofA and Izzyland asses then way up in the air.
    More attacks on RussTech air defenses.
    More US/Izzy aircraft wasted.
    Battle Group Guided Missile Cruisers get to play.
    Aggrieved Opposition now really pissed off.
    Launches Hyper Velocity Carrier Killer cruise missile(s)
    Super Carrier and a few Cruisers sunk.
    SHOCK…HORROR…
    Ruling jew Rats & Snakes in D.C. and Tel-Aviv shit their pants, want to use Nukes.
    China steps up and says TUI HOA !…BACK OFF !
    No Nukes…or, we will Eff You Up…with our new Best Buds, Russia.
    USofA Ruling Swine then preside over Secession and fracturing of all things Federal; A Good Thing.
    Artificial Federal Union…Balkanized; jews. their stooges and biological weapon BLAX laid low.
    Thanks a pantload, you Talmudic Nation Wrecking bastard demons…
    for the “Interesting Times”.

  57. Jokem says:
    @Cauchemar du Singe

    Pleeze what? An Airliner did not fly into the twin towers? Video of such was faked?

  58. @TG

    Very glib but it doesn’t take much research to discover that the British Empire was on the way up when it suffered humiliating defeat in 1842 whereas the 1878-1880 Afghan War at the height of empire substantially consolidated British imperial power.

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