Monday, November 26, 2012

U.S. Plans On Leaving Up To 15,000 Soldiers In Afghanistan AFTER Withdrawal

General John Allen

The Wall Street Journal reports "Gen. John Allen, the commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, has proposed to keep between 6,000 and 15,000 U.S. troops in the country following the end of combat operations in 2014."

While most people would not consider this a withdrawal, some "military experts", aka shills for the military industrial complex, feel the presence left behind of 15,000 is too little, and we need to leave more!

Kimberly Kagan

Kimberly Kagan, head of The Institute for the Study of War, responded to General John Allen's proposal by saying America needs to more than double Allen's proposed amount of 15,000 soldiers left in Afghanistan, to 34,000 soldiers, to help the military "conduct counterterrorism operations in South Asia."  Kimberly Kagan has worked on various military projects in Iraq and Afghanistan, had supported the troop surge in Iraq in 2007, and has called for expanding the war in Afghanistan.  She is also married to Frederick Kagan, a known Neo-Con, from a family of Neo-Cons.

The Wall Street Journal also reported, in the same article, that there has been complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq.  The WSJ doesn't mention the fact that the United States built a new $750 million embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, that still employs 15,000 people.

The amount of money wasted on foreign adventures is ridiculous, and if utilized for a good purpose, could change life drastically, for the better, not only for American citizens, but for the world.