So now the military commanders try to put some lipstick on a pig they raised.

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So now the military commanders try to put some lipstick on a pig they raised.

Postby Niner Alpha » Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:57 pm

For years top generals were singing in harmony the "we got this and are winning" tune at the direction of Presidents waving the baton. Over twenty years some generals graduated on to retirement, or near prison, like Petraeus for passing on secrets to a girl friend writing a book, and others rose up to take their places. All of the rising brass learned the same tune and sang it strong in support of Presidents who were trapped in a no exit war. Now they have to sing a different tune. This tune contains words like "it mattered" and "pride in service" and how those who were sucked up into that war "did not serve in vain" and how they "made a difference". The only thing is ..... there is no President directing and the music sounds a bit muffled and it's hard to find a beat that anyone wants to dance to, and more importantly, the words seem untrue.



Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, commanded troops in Afghanistan:
“For more than 20 years, we have prevented an attack on the U.S. homeland. 2,448 lost our lives, 20,722 were wounded in action, and many others suffered the unseen wounds of war. To each of them, I want you to know, personally, that your service matters,".

Gen. David Berger, the Marine Corps commandant, said now is the time to come together. “You should take pride in your service — it gives meaning to the sacrifice of all Marines who served, including those whose sacrifice was ultimate,” said the letter, co-signed by Marine Sgt. Maj. Troy Black.

Adm. Mike Gilday, chief of naval operations:
“Reach out to those who may be struggling, and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to a grateful nation,” he said. “I want to be very clear, your service was not in vain, and it made a difference.”

https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan- ... 82fc2604d0

I wonder what they are going to say when we get completely out of Iraq one day and something like happens again?
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Re: So now the military commanders try to put some lipstick on a pig they raised.

Postby Niner Delta » Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:45 pm

At least the ARVNs held out for a couple of years...... :roll:

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Postby Niner Alpha » Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:21 pm

So now the dust is settling on that less than heroic retreat. One thing I noticed that the talking heads haven't paid much attention to that is even now being buried deep in news files. That story was the Biden gets pay back at IS for using a self exploding fanatic to blow up a lot of people including a dozen young service members as America beats a retreat. The hand out news from the White House was that a car load of fanatics with explosives intent on another run at self destruction murdering more US military was zapped by a drone. The story was that IS people were loading missiles or bombs in to a vehicle and were taken out by an observant flying weaponized drone . Great story of pay back. Yet there was another story that the target was actually a guy who worked for some foreign do good service and the drone took him out as he was arriving home and killed not only him but a number of his children.

The AP story according to the script:
https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan- ... ee297bd270

The Washington Post Story not according to the script:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/20 ... mic-state/


Now my feeling is..... if last thing the US did in Afghanistan was a shameful atrocity driven by a need for a story of quick revenge, how can the ongoing political/military establishment not admit it?
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Re: So now the military commanders try to put some lipstick on a pig they raised.

Postby Delta75 » Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:24 pm

Afghanistan? Never heard of it! Is it one of those newly formed countries in Africa? No! I remember! It’s somewhere in South America isn’t it? :roll:
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Postby Niner Delta » Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:41 pm

It's that little country in the middle of nowhere surrounded by Iran and "Stans" ......
Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. I wonder who makes up these names....... :lol:

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Postby Niner Alpha » Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:51 pm

The AP is now reporting the Drone cover up story as likely true. Biden's people circle the wagons. More lies to follow in all probability to pretend it didn't happen.

https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan- ... 3e20090c2c
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Postby Niner Alpha » Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:33 pm

And at last. The latest news report....

“The strike was a tragic mistake,” Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, told a Pentagon news conference.

McKenzie apologized for the error and said the United States is considering making reparation payments to the family of the victims. He said the decision to strike a white Toyota Corolla sedan, after having tracked it for hours, was made in an “earnest belief” — based on a standard of “reasonable certainty” — that it posed an imminent threat to American forces who were securing the Kabul airport. The car was believed to have been carrying explosives in its trunk, he said.

https://apnews.com/article/pentagon-cal ... 71fe5f4ca7

Apparently white Toyota Corolla sedans are driven by mad bombers as their vehicle of choice....at least the military thought so as their standard of reasonable certainty.

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