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Having spent well over $3 trillion dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan what do we have to show for it?
- Shias aligned with Iran rule Baghdad
- ISIS took over parts of Iraq
- ISIS threatens to take over Syria
- The average Pakistani hates the US for drone policy
- Taliban threatens to take over Afghanistan
Taliban Storm Afghanistan
Please consider Taliban Storm Afghan District Southwest of Capital, 100 Killed
Hundreds of Taliban fighters have stormed a strategic district in an Afghan province southwest of the capital and are on the verge of capturing it after killing dozens of people and beheading some in days of fighting, officials said on Friday.War on Multiple Fronts
The Ghazni provincial government has lost contact with police in the province's western district of Ajrestan, said Asadullah Safi, deputy police chief of the area. An army unit reported that fighting was raging late on Friday afternoon, another provincial official said.
"If there is no urgent help from the central government, the district will collapse," Safi said earlier.
No longer pinned down by U.S. air cover, Taliban fighters are attacking Afghan military posts in large numbers with the aim of taking and holding ground.
The attack by an estimated 700 Taliban fighters began about five days ago and early reports were that more than 100 people had been killed, including 15 who were beheaded by the militants, said provincial deputy governor Ahmadullah Ahmadi.
"Without international support it will be hard to provide security ... The example of Ajrestan district shows that without international commitment of troops, it will be difficult to handle the Taliban."
Every instance of US meddling has made matters worse. Tens of thousands of innocent civilians are dead and the economy of Iraq is destroyed.
Our policy is now so tangled we are bombing our friends and protecting those we seek to depose.
Can it get still more convoluted? Of course it can. Just add Israel, Pakistan, or Russia to the mix.
Perpetual war on multiple fronts simultaneously is the warmonger's ultimate wet dream. "Success" is nearly at hand.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock