The main priority of the Pentagon/CIA along with the government in Washington in Afghanistan between 2001--2024, is the harvesting of Opium into heroin and the distribution of the narcotic through extensive criminal networks of the above around the world, including the USA, and the profits laundered in the Jewish banks of New York and London. It is estimated that the heroin peddling yields annually anything between $50-80 billion according to Global research, an alternate news website.
The annual cost of "war" and occupation of Afghanistan to the American tax payer is anything between $100--$150 billion, along with the unnecessary military casualties incurred. Since Pentagon figures are so opaque...with a loose $3 trillion unaccounted for, with no audit...AND Tim Osman's "al-CIA-duh" helpfully destroying the specific part of the Pentagon dealing with Pentagon audits in 9/11 2001 using cruise missiles borrowed from the Pentagon...the true cost to the American taxpayer cannot be accurately measured and reported dutifully to the long suffering American public.
The American public, despite lavish Jewish propaganda with skewered logic for prolonging the war and the FBI, never-the less would like to wind down the war in Afghanistan.
American occupation of Afghanistan has been characterized by overwhelming bad faith. In the 21st century as a pose to the primitive Medieval era, it helps to have some good intentions when occupying a country, in order to establish an American empire; Such as those that America applied in its long term occupation of Japan for 67 years. The Japanese are shall we say no less a proud warrior race as the noble Afghans, but as yet there is no Japanese Taliban insurgency against minimal America occupation in Okinawa, despite the messy outcomes that occur when the military are posted in civilian areas. However baseball has become a national sport in Japan, and every where American cultural icons dominate the country to a significant degree. Japan is successful under subtle American domination of election fixing, and the "training" of key state institutions.
In Ariana Afghanistan...no such luck.
The CIA/Pentagon have converted the country into one giant Opium plantation.
They run the country using Yakuza figures straight out of Hollywood B-movies.
If that's not bad enough, they tongue in cheek state that they are are in Afghanistan fighting an indefinite war against the Taliban, an organization created by the CIA in 1994. And further that 99% of the annual $100-150 billion cost for the USA/NATO is spent on security....not building up Afghanistan. So a fake war with REAL CASUALTIES ON all sides is undertaken to hide the real motivations and action of the Pentagon/CIA namely the harvesting of Opium.
Not surprisingly Afghanistan is a failed state, and one of the most corrupt, presided over by the audit-less Pentagon/CIA, after 11 years of hostile, negative, cynical, costly occupation.
The Jewish run Soviet Union was brutal in Afghanistan as it conducted its shadow FAKE Cold War against the Jewish run USA between 1948---1991......they killed 1.5 million Afghans using very aggressive warfare. By contrast 11 years of American occupation has resulted in 50,000 deaths possibly. However the intentions of the Soviet Union were much purer in Afghanistan, as they undertook significant modernization projects, despite being at war, and an ever weakening stagnating Soviet economy. But what will the legacy of the USA be when they are finally pushed out of Afghanistan COMPLETELY 2016/2017/2018.............(i) A war torn country (ii) Capital flight (iii) extensive mafia rule, linked to the CIA/Pentagon (iv) The CIA created Taliban as the hero for the day. A medieval organization that is extremely regressive and provides no real hope as it is guided by the ISI for their CIA's masters.
Comparing America’s Failure in Afghanistan to the Soviet’s in 1989
John Glaser at antiwar.com
Both the Times and the Taliban have made strong, end of the year historical comparisons between the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, coming at least partially in 2014, and the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989.
The New York Times:
The young president who ascended to office as a change agent decides to end the costly and unpopular war in Afghanistan. He seeks an exit with honor by pledging long-term financial support to allies in Kabul, while urging reconciliation with the insurgency. But some senior advisers lobby for a deliberately slow withdrawal, and propose leaving thousands of troops behind to train and support Afghan security forces.
This is a nearly exact description of the endgame conundrum facing President Obama as he prepares for a critical visit by Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, planned for early January.But the account is actually drawn from declassified Soviet archives describing Mikhail S. Gorbachev’s closed-door struggles with his Politburo and army chiefs to end the Kremlin’s intervention in Afghanistan — one that began with a commando raid, coup and modest goals during Christmas week of 1979 but became, after a decade, what Mr. Gorbachev derided as “a bleeding wound.”
Separately, the Taliban released an emailed statement entitled “Quick Glance at 2012″ in which they said “We can unmistakably state that 2012 in Afghanistan for the current occupation was exactly as 1986 was for the former occupation.”
Reporting on the statement, AFP writes “The year 1986 is widely seen as a turning point in the Soviets’ ten-year presence in Afghanistan, with mujahideen attacks forcing Moscow on the defensive before the military finally left in 1989.”
The comparison is an important one, because in the West, the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan is universally regarded as retreat in the face of defeat. And Americans will have to watch, as 2013 and 2014 come and go, as their political leadership tirelessly claim that the war was worth it, the mission has been accomplished, and the troops are leaving with their heads high.
But it’s not the case. As Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in October, America’s war in Afghanistan “will not be successful.” And the surge Obama ordered in 2009 has been a complete failure by every observable metric. A Pentagon report to Congress last month “found that violence in Afghanistan is higher than it was before the surge of American forces into the country two years ago,” The New York Times reported.
US troops are leaving in 2014, not because the mission has been accomplished, but precisely because it hasn’t, and it can’t be.
That said, there is one major difference between the US in 2014 and the Soviet Union in 1989: the US is not leaving Afghanistan. During the vice presidential debates, VP Joe Biden said, “We are leaving [Afghanistan]. We are leaving in 2014, period. Period.” But all along, the US has been working behind the scenes with the Kabul government on an agreement that would govern the presence of at least 10,000 US troops well beyond 2014, perhaps until 2024.
Of course a major problem is that so long as any foreign occupation exists in Afghanistan, and so long as any Kabul government is propped up from abroad, the insurgency will remain alive and well. The insurgency has persisted for 11 years despite the efforts of the world’s most advanced military. And all signs tell me they will continue to fight to oust the occupier even after a “withdrawal” (which we now know really only means a smaller occupation).
So the Soviets perhaps were more prepared to face realities in their failed war than Washington.