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US Gestapo Chief takes charge in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Stalin, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Stalin

    Stalin Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2008
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    Like Nazi Germany, the US armed forces occupy a sacred place in the psyche of the nation.

    And like Nazi Germany, the creation of illegal wars has allowed some highly suspect characters to come out of the woodwork.

    However, its all a waste of time,money and lives.

    The US imperial folly in Afghanistan will go down the same path as similar debacles in that Country by the British Empire and the revisionist Soviet Union, the US fiasco in Vietnam and of course, the colossal miscalculation the Hitlerite filth made in invading the USSR.

    "....Confirmed Wednesday as President Barack Obama’s new commander for the widening war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, General Stanley McChrystal has been given extraordinary powers to assemble his own staff.

    According to press reports published Thursday, in forming a permanent war council-dubbed the Afghanistan-Pakistan Coordination Cell-McChrystal is drawing heavily from a super-secret assassination squad that he commanded under the Bush administration.

    That unit, the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), was formed in December 1980 in the wake of the military’s abortive operation to free US hostages in Iran. Comprised of the Army’s Delta Force and Navy SEALs, the command directs Special Mission Units that carry out classified operations, often in collaboration with CIA squads.

    Commanded by McChrystal between 2003 and 2008, JSOC has been linked to assassinations in over a dozen countries as well as abduction and torture. Under the Bush administration, it was reportedly used to carry out covert operations inside Iran, which included the abduction and assassination of officials suspected of aiding Iraqi militia groups.

    Earlier this year, veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who is writing a book on the subject, termed the command “an executive assassination wing.” He said that it was tasked with “going into countries...finding people on a list and executing them and leaving.” Hersh added that, under the Bush administration, the unit reported to Vice President Dick Cheney’s office.

    According to the New York Times, McChrystal “has been given carte blanche to handpick a dream team of subordinates, including many Special Operations veterans.” The newspaper attributed the “extraordinary leeway” granted to the general to the Obama administration’s concern over the war, which over the past year has registered the highest levels of violence since the US invasion of the country in October 2001 and has seen the Taliban and other insurgent elements gain control over much of the country.

    Citing Pentagon figures, McClatchy News reported, “The first five months of this year have seen a 59 percent increase in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan, a 62 percent increase in coalition deaths and a 64 percent increase in the use of improvised explosives compared to the same period last year.”

    Last month, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the sudden ouster of Gen. David McKiernan and his replacement by McChrystal, a move that reflected increasing desperation in Washington. The shakeup followed the findings of a Pentagon task force headed by McChrystal in May that reported in relation to Afghanistan that the “security situation in key areas is poor, stalemated or deteriorating.”

    Tapped to serve as McChrystal’s deputy and assigned to oversee day-to-day operations in Afghanistan is Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, the former commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, who was chosen last year by Defense Secretary Gates as his personal military assistant. Rodriguez is reportedly a longtime friend and protégé of McChrystal.

    McChrystal has selected Maj. Gen. Michael T. Flynn as his intelligence advisor for Afghanistan, the Times reported. Flynn, who is currently director of intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, had previously served as McChrystal’s intelligence chief in the shadowy operations of JSOC.

    Chosen as commander of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Coordination Cell is the longtime special operations officer Gen. Scott Miller, who as a captain commanded Delta Force troops in the US military’s “Blackhawk Down” debacle in Mogadishu, Somalia.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, the so-called coordination cell is “modeled on a system Gen. McChrystal put in place in Iraq, when he commanded the Navy Seals and other Special Operations personnel.”

    The units that he commanded in Iraq are reported to have carried out an assassination program in that country aimed at eliminating suspected leaders of Iraqi insurgent groups hostile to the US occupation. Personnel under his command also ran a detention and interrogation center near the Baghdad airport known as Camp Nama, where prisoners were subjected to systematic abuse amounting to torture. The motto of the unit running the camp was “No Blood, No Foul,” meaning that any form of abuse that did not draw blood was acceptable and would not result in investigations or prosecution. Soldiers assigned to the facility have reported that McChrystal was a regular visitor.

    nore imperial folly at http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jun2009/mcch-j12.shtml

    Comrade Stalin of Gori
  2. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2008
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    Like memoirs of the skitzo, once again we have the left attacking their own, and with such idiotic claims as "illegal wars". Where were the decries of "illegal wars" when the Muslim terrorist were declaring jihad against America?

    Yet here of course is one of their own. A socialist at heart, and a leftist through and through. Yet despite claims that leftists are anti-war, here comes Obama dumping more troops in Afghanistan.

    Yet the brain dead left continues their chants of "illegal wars" and blaw blaw blaw. Look and laugh. The stupidity will never end.
  3. Stalin

    Stalin Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2008
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    The "muslim terrorist" is a "right wing" american invention.

    You invented it. You get blownback by it.

    I do not know what you mean by "left-wing". Please educate me

    ( Hint : French Revolution ).

    Also, I think by skitzo, you mean schizophrenic.

    Please explain to me what you mean by this.

    Is it what I am like when I am not on my medication ?

    Comrade Stalin
  4. GenSeneca

    GenSeneca Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2008
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    ={CaLiCo}= HQ
    Notice how all the Obamatons cheered this guy on and couldn't agree with him enough when such posts were considered "Bush Bashing" but now that his O'liness is CIC, such posts are ignored. Wonder why that is... :rolleyes:
  5. Gipper

    Gipper Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2009
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    Winter Wonderland

    Liberal Speak - "Look at these war criminals playing on the beach."
  6. Dr.Who

    Dr.Who Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2007
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    Horse Country
    "He who mentions Nazi's first looses."

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