a 45-page paper by Army Maj. Jim Gant, the former team leader of a special-ops detachment stationed in Konar province. The paper, called “One Tribe at a Time: A Strategy for Success in Afghanistan,” recounts his experiences with organizing “tribal engagement teams” to help local fighters beat back the Taliban—and it spells out a plan to replicate these teams across the country. …
The premise of his paper is that Afghanistan “has never had a strong central government and never will.” Rather, its society and power structure are, and always will be, built around tribes—and any U.S. or NATO effort to defeat the Taliban must be built around tribes, as well. The United States’ approach of the last seven years—focusing on Kabul and the buildup of Afghanistan’s national army and police force—is wrongheaded and doomed.
It is eight years too late to nuke Tora Bora, which is what I told “you” (ok, my TV) to do on 9/11.
Now our troops are dying to build schools in a country that has no history of literacy or high culture.
They don’t WANT democracy; they want to carry on being opportunistic, ungrateful, inbred low IQ pagan child molesters.
We are MESSING with their “right” to be backward moon-worshipping pedophiles — hell, you’d be pissed, too.
Yeah, let’s teach them to read. What? The Koran? Genius.
I blame National Geographic. They put that Afghan girl on the cover years ago and now we feel sorry for them.
But other people are not your exotic adorable liberal pets or poster children. They are human beings who sometimes want you dead.