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April 14, 2014

Comment of the Month So Far: On MRAPs


Regarding Afghanistan and victory: "Do you know what piece of inanimate equipment pisses me off? MRAPs. Mine Resistant Armored Personnel carriers. Thousands of them.
When you turn your jeep into Battlestar Galactica, you have admitted to the enemy that you lack the will to kill the minelayers. Or win the war. Money doesn't buy victory. It buys lots of equipment, but failing to IDENTIFY and ATTACK and DESTROY the ENEMY to the point he loses the WILL to resist means you are just buying shiny toys from donors. Declining to attack an enemy is not equal to not having one. I almost miss the last administration; even when "conflict = defeat" was the journalism paradigm. At least the war was acknowledged. Our kids lose their sanity on multiple deployments, some finally lose the armour vs. warhead roulette, and the tribesmen still dig holes on the trails and roads at night. Evil. Posted by: TmjUtah in And the Great talk a good line.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 14, 2014 7:30 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The war on terror needs terror to continue. It is all about money and the military industry. If the war ended funds would stop flowing, and no one involved wants that. Too much money to be made.

The war on terror.
The war on drugs.
The war on poverty.

In order for people to make money and stay in power the wars must never end.

This is why we will always have a terror problem.
This is why we will always have a drug problem.
This is why we will always have a poverty problem.

The war must continue.

Posted by: Potsie at April 14, 2014 8:18 AM

The *threat* of war must continue.

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 14, 2014 9:49 AM

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