There is no enemy in Afghanistan to defeat.....after 16 years.
When the USA finally leaves Afghanistan the country will descend into civil war, ravaged like a dead carcass by hyenas in the neighbourhood.
But that is not the USA's problem......The USA is not a God like power capable of solving every countries problems.
Perhaps the USA could fix its own problems.......perhaps not equivalent to that of a failed state like Afghanistan, but nevertheless huge insurmountable problems that require 'special focus' now.
HOWEVER Afghanistan is a source of problems for the USA under the banner of GWoT, and fighting terrorism generally.
1. In 1979, the native Pole aristo....Brzezinski (A London agent) in July 1979 initiated the 'Bear Trap'.....lure the Russians into Afghanistan, and create a VIETNAM for them.......Good, good... very clever! Only problem is Brzezinski relied on hardball Islamic fundamentalists to destabilise the Communist government in Kabul.....AND then what happens when these Islamists take power in Kabul????? Nobody asked that question.
2. In addition to training 100,000 Afghan Islamists in Pakistan, the CIA also invited Islamists from ALL MUSLIM countries to join in the holy war against the Communists. That's another 10--40,000 foreign Jihadi fighters SKILLED UP with experience.....who are not Afghans but include Osama Bin Laden a CIA agent from the Saudi business elite and his little band of future 'al-CIA-duh' fighters.
3. The CIA and Charlie Wilson also organise a massive charity fund drive to fund the Afghan war. This becomes the greatest covert war by the CIA in terms of money, men, arms, training and range of operations surrounding it.
4. Through the Afghan war 1980--1989, the CIA believes its has found the magic formula which will bring eternal success for the agency.
5. The foreign jihadis are sent back to their countries after 1989 from Afghanistan after the Soviets leave, causing terrorism and chaos in the Muslim countries, and around those countries.
6. Afghan heroin becomes a major commodity of business in Afghanistan as result of the war, initiated by the CIA. Afghan heroin is distributed around the world by the CIA.
7. The CIA creates the Taliban in 1994. (Controlled Opposition)....as a mechanism of better controlling Afghan affairs........initiated by Sandy Berger, the CIA and the Clintons.
8. Osama Bin Laden is SENT in 1996 from Sudan to Afghanistan to begin the 'al-CIA-duh' meme.
9. The CIA carries out acts of terrorism around the world and blames it on 'al-CIA-duh'......IN THE late 1990's.
10. The CIA transports 'al-CIA-duh' FIGHTERS from Afghanistan into Bosnia and Kosovo.......thus confirming its status as CIA's destabilisation foot soldiers.
11. 9/11 is carried out by the American Deep State, and it is blamed on 'al-CIA-duh'..based in failed state Afghanistan wrongly.
12. GWoT is initiated, and Afghanistan is invaded.
13. Afghan heroin production increases 1000 fold, under CIA protection.
14. $800 billion or is the true figure more is wasted pretending to fight a fake enemy in a fake war.
15. Massive gravy train fraud ensues, in a war filled with suicides, friendly fire and the execution of young men who thought there was something rotten about the whole episode. 1000'S of Patrick Tilmans went to fight the good war for AMERCA only to discover the brutal awful 'truth' of the 'WAR'....before being executed by his own side.
The Afghan War has destroyed the American military.
After months of the Pentagon failing to sell a concrete plan of escalation to the White House, officials now say that the administration is considering getting back on track with a drawdown headed for a full pullout from the country after 16 years.
This is happening for the same reason the Pentagon hasn’t been able to sell the escalations, that a number of officials are unconvinced that the escalation is going to accomplish anything, and that they don’t think there’s a clear strategy for victory.
The Pentagon was more or less uniform in arguing escalations, albeit of varying sizes, and are said to be objecting to the proposed pullout as a “minority viewpoint,” warning that it does not meet the goals of the conflict.
The pullout is unlikely to be immediate, if it ultimately wins out. The plan seems to be to increase reliance on special forces and drone strikes in Afghanistan to try to make up for the largely feckless Afghan military in slowing the Taliban’s expansion across the country.
Ultimately though, few think any strategy is going to stop the Taliban expansion outright, with even many proponents of escalation arguing simply that it would slow the rate of loss, but punting the ultimate defeat down the road for someone else.
It’s unsurprising, then, that alternate strategies are being sought, and whether it’s Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s mercenary plan or those on the margins pushing for tens of thousands of more US troops re-invading Afghanistan, there are few optimistic about their chances.
Withdrawing, at the very least, would be an end to the war, if not the end the military wants.