Trump has proven that he knows nothing; absolutely nothing about anything related to America. When it comes to the military he has a blank spot in his mental resume. So when Trump began complaining about ‘why we aren’t winning’ in Afghanistan, he simply made an ass of himself.
Trump plans to change personnel in his national security team, and likely replace the general who has been in charge of the soldiers in the field for nearly 16 years.
Okay; time for a little history lesson for Donny Boy. I am positive Trump’s father bought his degree; if he actually has one.
A war waged in Afghanistan is unwinnable. If you don’t believe that nearly 16 years of failed efforts in this treacherous country is enough to prove this fact, you know nothing.
If that’s not enough proof, look at history, The Soviet Union waged a war in Afghanistan for over nine years. From 1979 to 1989, 100,000 Soviet troops battle against the Mujahideen rebels. When they withdrew in 1989, more than a million civilians had been killed, as well as 90,000 Mujahideen fighters, 18,000 Afghan troops, and 14,500 Soviet soldiers. A civil war followed, resulting in a take over by the Taliban in 1996.
As for the Afghanistan War, the truth is that since the end of WWII in 1945, the United States has not won a single war. We are not prepared for modern warfare which is not fought against another super power using similar weapons.
America’s military was forced to negotiate a cease fire in Korea. Our military leaders left Vietnam in shame. The first Battle for Mogadishu in 1993 was a disaster, and the results were the destruction of much of the areas agriculture. The invasion of Iraq destabilized the Middle East, resulted in a civil war between Sunnis and Shiites, and created ISIS. It’s time for this nonsense to end.
Trump’s biggest problem as your illegitimate president is that he refuses to listen to anyone else. During his campaign he boasted to his supporters that ‘he knew more about ISIS than the generals.’
By the way; Osama bin Laden is dead. Why are we still in a country thousands of miles away from our shores?
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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