Monday, November 13, 2017

Alfred W. McCoy — Never-ending war: Washington’s drug of choice

About Afghanistan.

There is method to the madness of staying in Afghanistan. The US deep state doesn't want to actually "win" the war, which would be a reason to leave and "save money,", since continued US military presence there is essential in terms of geopolitics and geostrategy, which is focused on US hegemony. Afghanistan is a key piece in controlling Central Asia and the Eurasian landmass. This is a part of a proxy war with Russia and China.

Tom Dispatch
Never-ending war: Washington’s drug of choice
Alfred W. McCoy | Harrington professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


Six said...

That’s the “beauty” of declaring war on a tactic (terrorism). It never has to end.

Ryan Harris said...

Occupying Afghanistan is status symbol of the golden era of your empire.

bbbar said...

There's also the little matter of managing the opium/heroin trade. CIA needs an off-the-books slush fund to run their games without too much oversight.