Afghanistan longest conflict in history

Posted: June 9, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Afghanistan surpassed Vietnam as the longest military conflict in United States history by having forces on the ground for the 104 straight month.  Historically, occupations have never worked.  The Romans learned it, the British learnd, as did Hitler, and the French.

The Soviet Union spent billions of rubles, lost countless lives trying to quell the chaos in Afghanistan, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be.  If military occupations can teach us anything it is that occupations weaken soldiers and debase the currency, ultimately bringing a fatal end to empires.

Read the article here.

  1. Nate says:

    Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it…

    • waylon1776 says:

      Wait, doesn’t that go against your “protecting our interests” theory?

      • Nate says:

        Oh no, I still stand by that theory. Our interests are in the area as long as we need oil, but it’s a flawed policy to think we can control restive populations by force. My statement simply notes that empire after empire has tried to wield influence over this region and all have failed. There has to be a better way, but we still definately need to be over there to make sure I don’t pay 10 bucks a gallon for gas…

      • waylon1776 says:

        Its funny to note that before Bush took office gas prices were about $1.50 a gallon, then after we went over there, that’s when prices went up the roof.

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