Choosing a Gravestone at the “Graveyard of Empires”

“The people of Afghanistan don’t want to be saved by us, they want to be saved from us.”
– US Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH).

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. The cliché begs repeating because history has shown that no one has ever won in Afghanistan.

Almost everyone knows that the USSR was defeated there, resulting in the bankruptcy and collapse of the Soviet Union. We saw their troops leaving on the news in 1989. No, sorry – they didn’t leave because we sent John Rambo.

The British also failed to conquer Afghanistan – THREE separate times. The bloodiest massacre of British troops occured in Afghanistan. Other empires who tried include Alexander the Great, Mahmud of Ghazni, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, the Seljuks, the Hotaki Dynasty, the Moghul Empire, and the Ilkhanate; all fell to the proud and unconquerable people of Afghanistan. That’s why it’s called “The Graveyard of Empires”. Seems yet another empire is picking out its gravestone there now.

“War is Peace” – the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive wars, occupation and bombing of nations that pose no threat to us continues.

Please watch this short video and if you think this war is wrong – call and write to your Congressperson and tell him or her to vote NO on any spending bill that would send more troops to Afghanistan. They have the power to stop this escalation.

The Nobel “Peace” Prize winner wants to use your taxes to bomb Afghanistan further to peace…or rather to pieces. Our country will not become safe if we bomb Afghanistan, or send more drones into Pakistan to kill people in mud huts with our $2 million dollar missiles. They will only create more suicide bombers, terrorists and resistance will esalate putting our troops at risk. Not to mention bankrupt our nation, the great empires of the past collapsed because they couldn’t pay for their wars and occupations. We can use that money to re-invest in our country wisely.

Think about it – would you want your country occupied and bombed by foreign troops? Afghans are a very proud people, why would they? We spend more money on “defense” and “peace” wars than the rest of the world combined. One has to be crazy to think that USA – the “world’s only superpower” surrounded by oceans on its East and West, and puppet states on the North and South needs a military budget that huge to defend the nation against people living in mud huts half way the world across.


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One thought on “Choosing a Gravestone at the “Graveyard of Empires”

  1. Amit, I decided to visit your blog since I hadn’t been here in a while. Great post! Obama’s motives for being in Afghanistan have nothing to do with concern over the Afghanis or in catching Osama bin Laden to make us “safer”. Those in power, view Afghanistan, along with Iraq, as a place that will provide a base of operations to pursue their globalist agenda of securing American dominance. In reality, wraeckless spending on these wars, along with the huge bailouts and “healthcare” bill, will cause America to default on its sovereign debt because no one will be willing to continue to finance a country that is spending way more than it can produce. This default could happen within a year but more likely it won’t be for a few years yet. I believe it will be preceded by a run-up in interest rates on U.S. treasuries which will crash our economy. Prior to the run-up, I believe there will be a stock market correction which will move the US dollar up and gold down. That will be the time to buy gold and especially silver. However, now is the time to get ready for the inevitable economic crash that is coming. Now is the time that, little by little, we can buy food storage, water, protection, medical supplies, etc.

    Keep up the great posts. I’ll try and visit your site more often.

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