“Merci” French Ambassador Bernard Bajolet for his Honest Swan Song on Afghanistan: “Catastrophe”!!
Once again the American spin machine about improved military, political, and economic progress has been shown to be a DEFINITE LIE! It is once again a discredit to our military personnel everywhere, every time.
As usual our top brass who probably never heard of the US MILITARY CATASTROPHE called VietNam and our so-called successful body count reporting has once again gone into SELF-DELUSION.
Here is what our new US Marine Corps Commander General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. [‘Fighting Joe’] said of US and international efforts to make Afghanistan free of corruption and independent:
And adding insult to injury, once again our Senior Military Officers including his predecessor US Marine Corps General John R. Allen who was summarily dismissed for ‘inappropriate communications’ whatever that means- have insisted on maintaining lies to the US CITIZENS about the so-called ‘SUCCESS’ of their respective military campaigns.
This statement comes on top of US Marine Corps General Joseph Matthis [“Mad Dog”] assurances of stability in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Next we have a slew of other SELF-DELUSIONAL Military Leaders: Admiral Mike Mullen; US Army General David Petraeus; US Army General Martin Dempsey; et al.
Extremely Dangerous to the VIABILITY OF OUR MILITARY AND OUR NATIONAL SECURITY.
So what prompted this blog?
The French Ambassador to Kabul, Bernard Bajolet, the next Director of Frances Direction Generale de la Securite, it’s foreign intelligence service [extremely good from my experience—often called ‘la piscine’ ] made the following summation of the situation in Afghanistan:
--He called the Afghan Situation a PERFECT STORM of political, economic, and military failures.
--‘We do not have enough distance to make an OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT [my emphasis], but in any case, I think it crucial for the AFGHAN HIGHEST LEADERSHIP [read ex-Maryland Deli owner , CIA/Unocal operative—Hamid Karzai] take more VISIBLE and OBVIOUS OWNERSHIP OF THE THEIR ARMY’
--Afghan Govt has to cut CORRUPTION which discourages investments, and DEAL WITH DRUGS and BECOME FISCALLY SELF –RELIANT.
--He said what everyone else but our own US GENERALS/POTUS would not admit that “Afghanistan has become the world’s LARGEST SUPPLIER OF HEROIN!!!!!”
And more IMPORTANTLY, he added, “Heroin trafficking in AFGHANISTAN causes more casualties than terrorism!”
--As for the Famous SELF RELIANCE that our GENERALS/POTUS prevaricate about, the French Ambassador said :
“We should be LUCID: a country that depends almost entirely on the international community for the salaries of its soldiers and policemen, for the most of its investments and partly on its current expenditure, CANNOT BE REALLY INDEPENDENT!!”
Merci Bien, Monsieur Ambassador Bernard Bajolet.
A breath of fresh air and truth from a Frenchman! Bien Fait!
Now, what should we Americans do about the last three presidents who lie and kill innocent people? What about the cowardly, politically hog-tied generals and admirals who are weighed down with ridiculous chest candy. These guys continue to get masters degrees, PhD’s on the taxpayer’s dole! They double dip their way into a cushy retirement after a career of lying to the American public about so called progress.
General Eisenhower, once he became president, personally checked the Pentagon rosters of generals every week to see where they were posted and what these guys were up to. But we can’t expect that from our last three presidents, these guys (Jr, Clinton, Obama) never served in the military (they were CIA tools ) and they even disdained any of the military’s true accomplishments.
Is there not one honorable general or admiral who will stand up, challenge the lies and stop the dishonor that the current military leadership has brought to this nation? Is there not one general who is smart enough, rich enough and independent enough to QUIT and say “Stop!” I would like to believe that the Military Leadership would confront this greedy slime called the military/industrial complex and have the patriotic guts to say "ENOUGH!" But the military has been stuck in the molasses of self aggrandizement and narcissism. Or wait, do these military leaders just feel too comfy in the uber-communistic system of the military….cradle to grave care (but only for the top bananas- the rest of you poor combat vets, fend for yourselves!). I hear rumblings but its not enough, where is an Eisenhower when you need one?