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Afghanistan: Longest US War in History

I thought the whole point of the US Invading Afghanistan was to get Osama bin Laden.
October 7, 2001:
US invasion of Afghanistan in reaction to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 begins; it will become the longest war in US history.

How many lives were lost in this quagmire? What was accomplished? This is why we must always question the cry for war. There was never any proof that Osama bin Laden was actually captured when our government or their mouthpieces said he was, his body was said to have been dumped into the sea without so much as an interrogation. Meanwhile how many people continue to languish at
Gitmo with no charges against them?

Troops home now!

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not even a 'war' it is an Illegal Military Occupation / Invasion 08.Oct.2019 01:08

See also :

The U.S. Military Is Winning The Global War On Terror. No, Really, It Is!

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/09/436664.shtml

Decades after the end of the Vietnam War, the U.S. military has finally solved the conundrum of how to "out-guerrilla the guerrilla." And it couldn't have been simpler. You just adopt the same definition of victory. As a result, a conventional army -- at least the U.S. military -- now loses only if it stops fighting. So long as unaccountable commanders wage benchmark-free wars without congressional constraint, the United States simply cannot lose. You can't argue with the math.

The United States has not won a major conflict since 1945; has a trillion-dollar national security budget; has had 17 military commanders in the last 17 years in Afghanistan, a country plagued by 23,744 "security incidents" (the most ever recorded) in 2017 alone; has spent around $3 trillion, primarily on that war and the rest of the war on terror, including the ongoing conflict in Iraq, which then-defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld swore, in 2002, would be over in only "five days or five weeks or five months," but where approximately 5,000 U.S. troops remain today; and yet 74% of the American people still express high confidence in the U.S. military.

07.Sep.2018 21:08