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Can anyone explain why & for what did over 3000 young Americans die in Afghanist

Some day the politicians and warlords are going to call a war and nobody is going to turn up.
If the politicians want a war they should be placed on the front line in their pinstriped suits and white shirts and shiny shoes.
I somehow feel that if that was the case there would be significantly fewer, if any wars.

To inflate politician's ego.

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to economically and politically empower a small handful of people who already hold a highly concentrated amount of economic and political power. that's all international politics has ever been about.

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A Worker Reads History

Who built the seven gates of Thebes?

The books are filled with names of kings.

Was it the kings who hauled the craggy blocks of stone?

And Babylon, so many times destroyed.

Who built the city up each time? In which of Lima's houses,

That city glittering with gold, lived those who built it?

In the evening when the Chinese wall was finished

Where did the masons go? Imperial Rome

Is full of arcs of triumph. Who reared them up? Over whom

Did the Caesars triumph? Byzantium lives in song.

Were all her dwellings palaces? And even in Atlantis of the legend

The night the seas rushed in,

The drowning men still bellowed for their slaves.

Young Alexander conquered India.

He alone?

Caesar beat the Gauls.

Was there not even a cook in his army?

Phillip of Spain wept as his fleet

was sunk and destroyed. Were there no other tears?

Frederick the Great triumphed in the Seven Years War.

Who triumphed with him?

Each page a victory

At whose expense the victory ball?

Every ten years a great man,

Who paid the piper?

So many particulars.

So many questions.


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If the brave politicians were the first to be conscripted at the declaration of one of their glorious wars and compelled to form the vanguard of any offensive I'm certain the numbers of conscientious objectors and sudden debilitating illnesses would increase a 1000 fold.

''Ah, but due to my religion I can't fight''.


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Can anyone explain why & for what did over 3000 young Americans die in Afghanistan

Hello A:

Hubris and arrogance. For those of us who inveighed against the war in Vietnam, and those of us who railed against US policy in both Iraq and Afghanistan, the outcomes were not surprising. It was always inevitable.


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Advancing the argument that ''we're fighting for peace'' is akin to claiming that ''we're fornicating for chastity''.

Three thousand five hundred deaths and thousands more mutilations FOR WHAT?

Anyone got any ideas?

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