“It was straight luck that we didn’t have a lot more guys hit,” said Sgt. Brandon Tritle, another squad leader in Company C, who cited the Taliban’s skill at laying down a base of fire to mount an attack.
“One force will put enough fire down so you have to keep your heads down, then another force will maneuver around to your side to try to kill you,” he said. “That’s the same thing we do.”
The Afghan people want their country back.
We do not have anywhere near the complement of military boots on the ground to win this.
We cannot win what is essentially a ground war from the air. We can kill (and further radicalize those who are left) women, kids, the elderly, and the medically fragile. But that's not "winning" this conflict.
The US puppet installed government is believed so crooked by the Afghan people that many believe these people have to screw their socks on in the morning.
There will be a "Saigon Moment" in Kabul. The question is, how many more of our military will have to die and get maimed before that happens.
And why are we there? For the installation of pipelines, and protecting the drug trade, which is so profitable for so many.
Anyone remember the "Golden Triangle" in Vietnam during the Vietnam War?