News That Will Drive You To Drink

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Where have we seen this story before…

“Russia’s embassy in Kabul said on Monday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had fled the country with four cars and a helicopter full of cash and had to leave some money behind as it would not all fit in.”

You want to know why Afghanistan fell? The political failure is right here, in this story.

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11 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. MDavis says:

    If only Ghani had been subject to the same oversight and accountability that our own politicians are subject to…

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  2. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    We sure know how to pick allies!

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  3. I would take that information with a …suitably large grain of salt.

    (Not that he fled with a ton of money…of course he fled with a ton of money, but he’s not stupid, it’s all overseas safely socked away in the same kinds of place Uncle Vlad socks his ill-gotten gains…)

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  4. pagan in repose says:

    Remember the pallets of billions of dollars sent to feed the war that was never accounted for…one more time, it’s all about the money, from contractors all the way to movies made years after the war, about the war…what about the Veteran’s left in the moldy basement of Walter Reed during the war…what about…and on and on it goes. Remind me how many little wars are we now engaged in, all the little ones nobody talks about…Shit…That’s not even talking about the country involved in the war and all the damage to it and the civilians…Oh yeah, Dick Cheney and Halliburton, the company he put in the crapper while CEO, and how it ended up with the most contracts right at the start of the war that became the company that profited the most from the war…still is as far as I know. Where are the names: Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Bush doctrine…et al. It was always about the Iraq oil. That’s all they were after. And Suddam had become an unruly puppet, as I understand it.
    I just want a little balance to all the blame assessment going on. And it really isn’t the same as Vietnam. Other than the profiteers, they remain the same.

    Somebody check me on my flame out here?

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    • MDavis says:

      Check? Okay.
      Suddam had become an unruly puppet
      The way I saw it was that Iraq was under sanctions, so Saddam dropped the price of Iraqi oil to get some income for the country. He might have even cut the populace in for some of it. Oil money buys a lot of palaces, so there may well have been enough left over for their basic needs.
      Is this what you mean by “check me”?


      • Bruce388 says:

        There was an article years ago about how Saddam was going to demand payment for his oil in something besides dollars. That decision may have been the reason we went in to create a shining example of democracy in the Middle East. It had nothing to do with protecting the dollar’s position as the world’s reserve currency. /endsarcasm


      • pagan in repose says:

        Yup, yes and please!


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