Can Russia Help Us Withdraw From Afghanistan?
By DOV S. ZAKHEIM and PAUL J. SAUNDERS
Published: December 1, 2011
The Kyber pass into Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been the bane of armies for centuries. Currently it is serving as a blockade point against the U.S. armed forces engaged in a now pointless war in Afghanistan. Pakistan, angered by our capability to stage a search and seizure operation inside its borders, and by our success in doing so, has responded to the military humiliation by closing our access to an air base and by blocking the Kyber Pass to prevent the flow of materiel and fuel to our troops in Afghanistan.
No third world nation should be allowed to put our troops at such risk. Were it not for their nuclear arsenal we’d have demolished their military years ago and attacked their fundamentalists wherever they surface.
Engaging with Russia to enable a more efficient and safer logistics train is clearly in the best interests of our military and should politically benefit both the U.S. and Russia. Of course, our fundamentalists will scream and yell about any such cooperation with Russia. They seem to have forgotten that the Cold War is over in their zeal to restage the Crusades.
Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 12/01/2011
Newt Gingrich’s disgusting remarks about ‘really poor children’
Capehart quotes Gingrich:
““Really poor children, in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works so they have no habit of showing up on Monday,” Gingrich claimed.
“They have no habit of staying all day, they have no habit of I do this and you give me cash unless it is illegal,” he added.”
Gingrich must have been born into extreme poverty. He seems to have been booted from Congress, a place of next to no ethics, for ethical violations that even Congress could not ignore.