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WHO’S CAUSING THE PROBLEMS?

IF WE COULD JUST FIGURE OUT WHO’S CAUSING THE PROBLEMS?

You’ve probably seen this but, just in case………the message is pretty clear!

This is just one result of 1300 years of serious inbreeding by the Muslims

   The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim

   The Beltway Snipers were Muslims

   The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim

   The underwear Bomber was a Muslim

   The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims

   The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims

   The Bafi Nightclub Bombers were Muslims

   The London Subway Bombers were Muslims

   The Moscow Theater Attackers were Muslims

   The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims

   The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims

   The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims

   The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims

   The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims

   The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Muslims

   The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims

   The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims

   The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims

   The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims

   The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims

   The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims

   The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims

   The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims

   The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims

   The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims’

   Think of it:

   Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem

   Hindus living with Christians = No Problem

   Hindus living with Jews = No Problem

   Christians living with Shintos = No Problem

   Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem

   Confucians living with Baha’is = No Problem

   Baha’is living with Jews = No Problem

   Jews living with Atheists = No Problem

   Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem

   Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem

   Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem

   Hindus living with Baha’is = No Problem

   Baha’is living with Christians = No Problem

   Christians living with Jews = No Problem

   Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem

   Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem

   Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem

   Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem

   Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem

   *********WHEREAS**************

   Muslims living with Hindus = Problem

   Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem

   Muslims living with Christians = Problem

   Muslims living with Jews = Problem

   Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem

   Muslims living with Baha’is = Problem

   Muslims living with Shintos = Problem

   Muslims living with Atheists = Problem

   MUSLIMS LIVING WITH MUSLIMS = BIG PROBLEM

   **********SO THIS LEADS TO *****************

   They’re not happy in Gaza

   They’re not happy in Egypt

   They’re not happy in Libya

   They’re not happy in Morocco

   They’re not happy in Iran

   They’re not happy in Iraq

   They’re not happy in Yemen

   They’re not happy in Afghanistan

   They’re not happy in Pakistan

   They’re not happy in Syria

   They’re not happy in Lebanon

   They’re not happy in Nigeria

   They’re not happy in Kenya

   They’re not happy in Sudan

   ******** So, where are they happy? **********

   They’re happy in Australia

   They’re happy in England

   They’re happy in Belgium

   They’re happy in France

   They’re happy in Italy

   They’re happy in Germany

   They’re happy in Sweden

   They’re happy in the USA & Canada

   They’re happy in Norway & India

   They’re happy in almost every country that is not Islamic!

   And who do they blame?

   Not Islam…

   Not their leadership…

   Not themselves…

   THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!!

   And they want to change the countries they’re happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy!!!!

   – Islamic Jihad: AN ISLAMIC TERROR DIRECTIVE

   – ISIS: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – Al-Qaeda: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – Taliban: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – Hamas: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – Hezbollah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – Boko Haram: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – Al-Nusra: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – AbU- Sayyaf: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – Al- Badr: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – Muslim Brotherhood: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – Lashkar-e-Taiba: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – Palestine Liberation Front: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – Ansaru: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – Jemaah Islamiyah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   – Abdullah Azzam Brigades: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION

   AND A LOT MORE!

   ANY idea who’s causing the problem?

 

I do, do you? Why don’t they move back home?CB

ALL OF A SUDDEN…SEVEN SHORT YEARS HAVE PASSED!

My friend Ray Felske from the great state of Florida sent me this amazing set of facts. Obama and his band of Muslim helpers have covertly imposed, often using law breaking executive orders, to speed up the Muslim plans to conquer our entire earth. He has stuffed enough Muslim sympathizers on the Supreme Court that one more Progressive Liberal will insure the race to make America a Muslim Country will be finished in the next thirty years. Muslims will have control of most of Europe within the next 20 years unless someone stands up and stops their insane immigration policies. We now have a similar race by sending Muslims to every state in the union.

It is fact that in Washington both the Demoncrats and the Repulsivecans are in lockstep agreement to flood as many apparent male middle-eastern Muslims into every corner of the country. Governors of the states must stand together and refuse to accept these people like Governor Abbot has done in Texas. If this invasion is not stopped, ladies order your Burkas and get ready to let them maim your daughters.

If Americans elect Hillary she can make additional billions for the Clinton foundation and buy a country to retire to and reign as Queen. Obama has chosen to retire to Hawaii so he can make it a Muslim state quickly.

OBAMA MADE PROMISED CHANGES

Before Obama, there was virtually no outlandish presence of Islam in America. But . . .

  • All of a sudden, Islam is taught in schools. Christianity and the bible are banned in schools.
  • All of a sudden we must allow prayer rugs everywhere and allow for Islamic prayer in schools, airports and businesses.
  • All of a sudden we must stop serving pork in prisons.
  • All of a sudden we are inundated with law suits by Muslims who are offended by American culture.
  • All of a sudden we must allow burkas to be worn everywhere even though you have no idea who or what is covered up under them.
  • All of a sudden Muslims are suing employers and refusing to do their jobs if they personally deem it conflicts with Sharia Law.
  • All of a sudden the Attorney General of the United States vows to prosecute anyone who engages in “anti-Muslim speech”.
  • All of a sudden, Jihadists who engage in terrorism and openly admit they acted in the name of Islam and ISIS, are emphatically declared they are NOT.
  • All of a sudden, it becomes Policy that Secular Middle East dictators that were benign or friendly to the West, must be replaced by Islamists and the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • All of a sudden our troops are withdrawn from Iraq and the middle-east, giving rise to ISIS.
  • All of a sudden, America has reduced its nuclear stockpiles to 1950 levels, as Obama’s stated goal of a nuke-free America by the time he leaves office continues uninterrupted.
  • All of a sudden, a deal with Iran must be made at any cost, with a pathway to nuclear weapons and HUNDREDS of BILLIONS of dollars handed over to fund their programs.
  • All of a sudden America APOLOGIZES to Muslim states and sponsors of terror worldwide for acts of aggression, war and sabotage THEY perpetrate against our soldiers.
  • All of a sudden, the American Navy is diminished to 1917 Pre-World War I levels of only 300 ships. The Army is at pre-1940 levels. The Air Force scraps 500 planes and planned to retire the use of the A-10 Thunderbolt close air support fighter. A further draw down of another 40,000 military personnel is in progress.
  • All of a sudden half of our aircraft carriers are recalled for maintenance by Obama rendering the Atlantic unguarded, NONE are in the Middle East.
  • All of a sudden Obama has to empty Guantanamo Bay of captured Jihadists and let them loose in Jihad-friendly Islamic states. He demands to close the facility.
  • All of a sudden America will negotiate with terrorists and trade FIVE Taliban commanders for a deserter and Jihad sympathizer.
  • All of a sudden there is no money for American poor, disabled veterans, jobless Americans, hungry Americans, or displaced Americans but there is endless money for Obama’s “Syrian refugee” resettlement programs.
  • All of sudden there is an ammunition shortage in the USA.
  • All of a sudden, the most important thing for Obama to do after a mass shooting by two Jihadists, is disarm American Citizens.
  • All of a sudden, the President of the United States cannot attend the Christian Funerals of a Supreme Court Justice and a former First Lady because of previous (seemingly unimportant) commitments.

There are hundreds more changes Obama has and is making with Executive Orders that bypass Congress to create new laws and ignore existing laws as if he is a dictator. Anyone who believes that Hillary intends to undo any of this if she is elected has deep mental problems and they fully support this move to make America follow Sharia law and burn our Constitution.

One more warning ladies you will not be able to wear designer Burkas or jewelry. Burkas may be warmer in winter but sweating will be uncomfortable during the summer. This is probably why they are concentrating their power already demonstrated in Michigan.

Unless you are insane, can’t read, ignore the news, or just plain stupid ladies, you and your daughters will be the only losers. Men can have four wives, only the insane would want four, and get their 72 virgins when they die. Your rights will be to obey your master. If you vote for Hillary you deserve to be enslaved.

C Brewer June 29, 2016

PEDOPHILIA – THE ISLAM TRADITIONS!

Watching the way the Obama administration has embraced the Muslim situation in the world today is puzzling me. He was educated in Muslin dominated Indonesia as a boy and he is right that all Muslims are not terrorists. I spent a lot of time in Indonesia in the late 80’s and early 90’s and our government and our people could benefit from the way social issues are managed there. They have no Social Security, the government spends its money to make sure people have jobs rather than to get paid to sit on their butts and draw welfare. Their crime rates compared to the United States attest to the fact that the people and government work together united. That’s funny, the United States used to be united and we had no skyrocketing crime statistics to endure.

I also had the horror of spending time in the Middle East and saw the way females are treated as slaves with my own eyes. Our President would win the Nobel Prize for “Con Man” if they had one every year. He has been elected and re-elected because females chose to join the prejudiced minorities and the Welfare Army to try to socialize America and actually eliminate the middle class society I have watched develop and now be destroyed in my 84 years.

Because of this I am publishing this article to see if the American female will be happy with the path Obama is developing for their future. I doubt that many females are unaware and few will embrace what the future holds if someone does not change the current course.

This hits close to home for me as I have one daughter and two granddaughters who are blinded by the propaganda from our own White House. They would obey Obama and jump off of a cliff if asked to do so. What scares me is my current four great granddaughters may be trapped into slavery and they can’t vote. Two of them are currently being brainwashed by family.

I just read an article written by Dave Gibson titled, “Pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam”. I will quote from his article and paraphrase some of my feelings and hope an awakening will happen. This will only happen if the people demand that Congress stop this madness as they have proven they only care about getting re-elected. All Muslims are not peaceful and some would be considered perverts even by females, or at least I hope they would.

Obama’s crusade to appease Islam has gone too far. Two years ago a new U.S. military handbook for troops deployed to the Middle East was drafted to order the military not to make derogatory comments about the Taliban or criticize pedophilia, among other outrageous things. The news reports daily his hatred of America and our way of life but nothing happens.

That draft was leaked and it was reported that it included a list of “taboo conversation topics” that soldiers should avoid, including “making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism towards Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.”

I have read that the Obama Administration changed the way federal agents are trained to combat terrorism and violent extremism by eliminating all materials that shed a negative light on Muslims. Under White House orders, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) destroyed instructional material that characterizes Muslims as prone to violence or terrorism in a government-wide call to end Islamophobia.

Gibson related that under Obama practically every major federal agency has been ordered to participate in Muslim outreach initiatives, including the Justice Department with a special program to protect Islamic civil rights, Homeland Security meetings with extremist Muslim organizations and the nation’s space agency (NASA) with an unprecedented mission to focus on Muslim diplomacy.

Child molestation is not only widespread throughout the Muslim world, but is completely accepted as a standard practice by Muslim men where they can. Read carefully the following statements taken directly from Dave Gibson’s article.

“Of course, when speaking on the topic of pedophilia in Islamic culture, one cannot ignore the original ‘chomo’ (prison slang for child molester)…the prophet himself, Muhammad.

“Muhammad married his bride, Aisha at age six, but reportedly waited until she was 9-years-old to deflower the youngster”.

“In 2011, Muslim cleric Dr. Salih bin Fawzan tried to rationalize Muhammad’s criminal behavior in the following (rather laughable text):

The story of the prophet’s marriage to Aisha reveals to us aspects like the prophet’s conduct with Aisha, and more importantly the aspect regarding the relationship between the husband and wife, to show how one should treat his wife, just as the prophet did with Aisha.

We know that Aisha’s mother went to take her down from the swing that she was playing on to fix her hair and prepare her for the prophet so he could enter her [have sex with her]—and she did that all on the same day”.

It gets even more sickening…

“So you see, she was playing with her fellow playmates even though her day of consummation was that very same day—and all that they did was to fix her up for the prophet so he could have sex with her”.

Now what do we see when the prophet married Aisha? Did he go to her and say “Okay that’s it, you’re married, you’re now a grown up, you’re supposed to be mature, you need to do this and that; you need to forget about your toys and your little friends; you are now a wife of a man, you have to see to my needs and that’s it”?

No. The prophet allowed her to continue playing with her toy dolls—indeed, the prophet even sometimes gave her such things to play with.

This same Saudi cleric issued a fatwa stating that there should be no minimum requirement age for girls to marry, “even if they are in the cradle,” and simply that “they are capable of being placed beneath and bearing the weight of the men.”

And, in the tradition of the pedophile prophet, several so-called ‘moderate Muslim’ countries have no minimum age for girls to marry, these include: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen.

Several years ago, the minimum age for marriage in Yemen was 15, but that was abolished in 1999. Unofficially, Yemeni clerics agreed that puberty begins at the age of nine therefore that is when husbands should begin having sex with their child brides, according to a Human Rights Watch report.

Read more at http://universalfreepress.com/pedophilia-cornerstone-islam/

Dave Gibson has worked as a freelance writer for many years, covering immigration, politics and crime. He once made a living working on Republican campaigns, and has served as a legislative aide to a Va. state senator. He is a frequent contributor to several radio shows, including Talk Back w/Chuck Wilder, and The Peter Boyles Show.

View all posts by Dave Gibson as I intend to to.

This article ended my sabbatical and it will hopefully incite every American to beware of how we treat “all Muslims. We know most are good people but we must stop the way females are mistreated everywhere in this world by anyone or any religion. C Brewer

 

LIBERALS AVOID THIS PROTEST, WHY?

I decided to post this letter with hope that every young American, liberal university professor, President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Polosi, every Liberal in Congress, the multitude of “Occupiers”, aliens and women voters will read it. The language may be a little salty but it does explain why this great young American is attempting to get people with any common sense to understand that we will never change these people’s way of life. I feel certain this Marine would welcome some support for his concerns but Liberals are too busy bitching about Americans having too many freedoms. Liberals all belong in Afghanistan to help convince them to just hug and kiss each other and give up their weapons.   C Brewer 

Bless this young man. He is articulate and has a flare for colorful language and descriptive prose….Scorpions, Chiggers and Sand Fleas; great letter, a must read! Ron

FROM THE SAND PIT.

It’s freezing here. I’m sitting on hard cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains, along the Dar’yoi Pomir River, watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave. A classic”stake out”, my friend and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles.

I also glance at the area around my ass every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting. I’ve actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but the scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod. Hurts like a bastard. The antidote tastes like transmission fluid, but God bless the Marine Corps for the five vials of it in my pack.

The one truth the Taliban cannot escape is that, believe it or not, they are human beings, which means they have to eat food and drink water. That requires couriers and that’s where an old bounty hunter like me comes in handy. I track the couriers, locate the tunnel entrances and storage facilities, type the info into my handheld computer up link. I shoot the coordinates up to the satellite and onto the air commanders where to drop the hardware. We bash some heads for a while, then I track and record the new movement.

It’s all about intelligence. We haven’t even brought in the snipers yet. These scurrying rats have no idea what they’re in for. We are but days away from cutting off supply lines and allowing the eradication to begin. But you know me, I’m a romantic. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: This country blows, man. It’s not even a country. There are no roads, there’s no infrastructure, there’s no government. This is an inhospitable, rock pit, shit hole, ruled by eleventh century warring tribes. There are no jobs here like we know jobs.

Afghanistan offers two ways for a man to support his family: join the opium trade or join the army. That’s it. Those are your options. Oh, I forgot, you can also live in a refugee camp and eat plum-sweetened, crushed beetle paste and squirt mud like a goose with stomach flu, if that’s your idea of a party. But the smell alone of those ‘tent cities of the walking dead’, is enough to hurl you into the poppy fields to cheerfully scrape bulbs for eighteen hours a day.

I’ve been living with these Tajiks and Uzbeks and Turkmen and even a couple of Pushtuns, for over a month and a half now, and this much I can say for sure; these guys, all of ’em, are Huns…actual, living Huns.. They LIVE to fight. It’s what they do. It’s ALL they do. They have no respect for anything, not for their families, nor for each other, nor for themselves. They claw at one another as a way of life. They play polo with dead calves and force their five-year-old sons into human cockfights to defend the family honor. Huns, roaming packs of savage, heartless beasts who feed on each other’s barbarism. Cavemen with AK-47’s. Then again, maybe I’m just cranky.

I’m freezing my ass off on this stupid hill because my lap warmer is running out of juice and I can’t recharge it until the sun comes up in a few hours. Oh yeah! You like to write letters, right? Do me a favor, Bizarre.

Write a letter to CNN and tell Wolf and Anderson and that awful, sneering, pompous Aaron Brown to stop calling the Taliban ‘smart.’ They are not smart. I suggest CNN invest in a dictionary because the word they are looking for is ‘cunning.’ The Taliban are cunning, like jackals and hyenas and wolverines. They are sneaky and ruthless, and when confronted, cowardly. They are hateful, malevolent parasites who create nothing and destroy everything else. Smart. Pfft. Yeah, they’re real smart.

They’ve spent their entire lives reading only one book (and not a very good one, as books go) and consider hygiene and indoor plumbing to be products of the devil. They’re still figuring out how to work a Bic lighter. Talking to a Taliban warrior about improving his quality of life is like trying to teach an ape how to hold a pen; eventually he just gets frustrated and sticks you in the eye with it.

OK, enough. Snuffle will be up soon, so I have to get back to my hole. Covering my tracks in the snow takes a lot of practice, but I’m good at it.

Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans to turn off the TV sets and move on with your lives. The story line you are getting from CNN and other main stream news agencies is utter bullshit and designed not to deliver truth but rather to keep you glued to the screen through the commercials. We’ve got this one under control.

The worst thing you guys can do right now is sit around analyzing what we’re doing over here, because you have no idea what we’re doing and really, you don’t want to know. We are your military and we are doing what you sent us here to do.

Jack Recon Marine in Afghanistan Semper Fi.

“Freedom is not free…but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share”.

Send this to YOUR FRIENDS so that people here will really know what is going on over there.

I Just did. CB

OBAMA’S WAR -PART TWO

One of my friends, Ron Jenkins, neighbors sent this to him. It was deeply motivated to post this message. C Brewer

It is compelling and bodes not well for our President in November’s election, at least not amongst a certain segment of the population.  And, no, he doesn’t purport to speak for all military services or retiree’s; no one could or should do that.   

The following was written by one of my former students. When I knew him, he was sixteen years old. I lost track of him when I left Virginia in 1966, but I never forgot him, and I always wondered if his name was on that black, granite wall in Washington, DC.  I found him a couple of years ago, thanks to Face Book and when we reconnected, he told me about his service in Vietnam and about all the boys I had taught, who came home in body bags.

This is not something that has been forwarded over and over but something that Bob wrote on the afternoon of Sept 14th.  He comes from a long line of military men who served their country and were proud to do so. Now his son is scheduled to go to Afghanistan in a few months. His niece will leave in a few weeks. I promised him I would forward it. I owe him and all those other kids, that much. It’s the least I can do.             

He writes:

More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before.

Thirty have died in August.

The commander in chief is AWOL. Not a peep, although he ordered the White House flag flown at half-mast for some of the local Sihks that were killed by the Taliban insurgents. 

There is a deep disgust, a fury, growing in the ranks of the military against the indifferent incompetence of this president. It has taken on a dangerous tone.

No one knows what to do about him, but the anger runs deep as the deaths continue with no strategic end in sight to the idiocy of this war.

Obama has had 4 years to end this futile insanity, during which time he has vacationed, golfed, campaigned, and generally ignored the plight of our men and women in uniform.

But, there is now a movement afoot in the armed services to launch a massive get out the vote drive against this president. Not just current active duty types, but the National Guard, Reserves, the retired, and all other prior service members.

This is no small special interest group, but many millions of veterans who can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the November election if they all respond. The million military retirees in Florida alone could mean an overwhelming victory in that state if they all show up at the polls.

It might not keep another one hundred U.S. troops from dying between now and November, but a turn out to vote by the military against this heart breaking lack of leadership can make a powerful statement that hastens a change to the indifference of this man who just lets our soldiers die.  

Thanks Ron

OBAMAS WAR!

The media only skimmed over the recent military slaughter and equipment destruction in Afghanistan. Maybe enough bloggers will try to see this report to make all Americans sick to their stomach. C Brewer

Written by Jack Kelly   

The war in Afghanistan effectively ended last week.  We lost.

The last of the surge troops President Barack Obama sent to Afghanistan were quietly withdrawn.  They did not leave in triumph:

*Taliban guerrillas dressed in U.S. Army uniforms attacked Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan, Sept. 14, destroying 8 Marine Harrier jump jets.  It was our greatest loss of aircraft since the Vietnam war.  For VMA-211, it was the greatest loss since the siege of Wake Island in World War II.  The Harrier has been out of production for a decade, so the losses can’t be replaced.

More Harriers likely would have been lost had not the squadron commander, LtCol Christopher Raible, armed with only a pistol, battled the heavily armed guerrillas.  He and another Marine were killed during the raid, which was so sophisticated some defense analysts think it was plotted by Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence Agency.

“The Taliban’s major vulnerability is our mastery of the air, but if they can negate it, we are approaching tactical equality because they have home turf advantage,” said former Special Forces soldier Michael Yon, who’s spent more time in Afghanistan than any other war correspondent.

*The attack on Camp Bastion happened on a Friday.  Two British and four American soldiers were killed by Afghan policemen the following Saturday and Sunday.  After these attacks, NATO suspended most joint operations with Afghan security forces.

“We’re to the point now where we can’t trust these people,” a senior military official told NBC’s Pentagon correspondent.  So far this year, 59 NATO troops have been killed in “green on blue” attacks.

As of Monday (9/24), 1,493 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan, 70 percent of them since Barack Obama became president.  About 15 percent of NATO troops killed this year have been killed by our purported Afghan allies.  “Green on blue” attacks were virtually unheard of four years ago.

“The training mission is the foundation of the current strategy,” said Joshua Foust, a journalist who reports on Central Asia. “Without that mission, the strategy collapses. The war is adrift, and it’s hard to see how anyone can avoid a complete disaster at this point.”

Spencer Ackerman, who writes about national security for Wired magazine, said failure in Afghanistan has “implications for the other wars the U.S. is fighting.”

“Imagine yourself as a Yemeni insurgent,” he said.  The lesson you might draw from Afghanistan is that instead of fighting the government and its American advisors, “a smarter strategy is to join them – to go through training, in preparation for the moment when, perhaps, you can get close enough to the Americans to open fire or detonate a bomb.”

Defeat comes as no surprise to me.  Thanks to Afghanistan’s primitiveness; Pakistan’s enmity (the Taliban is largely a creation of the ISI), and the corruption, incompetence and duplicity of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, our “nation-building” effort there was doomed, I’ve written for years.

Or to Army LtCol. Daniel Davis, who traveled more than 9,000 miles in Afghanistan in 2011.  “In all of the places I visited, the tactical situation was bad to abysmal,” he said.

But defeat may come as a shock to those who believed President Obama when he said Sept. 1:  “We’ve broken the Taliban’s momentum in Afghanistan, and begun the transition to an Afghan lead.”

Despite its import, the bleak war news attracted little attention from the news media.  In the wake of the 9/11/2012 attacks in Libya and Egypt, this is perhaps understandable.  But there has been little coverage of the Afghan war all year.

If George W. Bush were president, “there would be continuous coverage of the disarray in Afghanistan: the soldiers we’re training are shooting us, the corruption is intensifying, and the opium trade spreading,” said Prof. Walter Russell Mead, who teaches foreign policy at Bard College.

“These stories wouldn’t be on the back pages,” he said.  “They’d be perceived as major news with profound implications for America’s global position and the Sunday shows and nightly TV news round ups would be full of talking heads endlessly analyzing each wrinkle of the failure.”

Defeat in Afghanistan is a big deal — especially since we still have 68,000 troops in harm’s way.  It should have been reported — even though it is embarrassing to President Obama.

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Jack Kelly is a former Marine and Green Beret and a former deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration. He is national security writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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