Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 12/21/2011


LastDayWatchers the true realities on the ground will expose the lies to the so-called "success of the surge"

"The troop “surge” is usually seen as a success, but it failed in the political objective it was supposed to accomplish: sufficient reconciliation."

This history was predictable, before the war started, to anyone who had looked carefully at Iraq's earlier modern history and the political culture based on it.


In fact, it was pretty much predicted, both inside and outside government, but the makers of the war had a rosier view of how easy it would be to erect a new political order in Iraq.


President Bush accused those who were skeptical about a stable democracy breaking out in Iraq of being prejudiced against a people who yearned for democracy and were just as capable of making it work as anyone else.


Iraq is not going to be very close to a stable liberal democracy any time soon and that to protect U.S. interests it will have to deal with Iraqi governments that do some distasteful things."


Therefore the failures will continues to mount up

NATO said a roadside bomb killed five of its service members in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday

"The bombing was one of the deadliest against NATO forces in recent months. If the Afghan reports that the dead were all from Poland prove accurate, the attack would also make Wednesday the deadliest single day for Poland since it first sent forces to Afghanistan in 2003


The soldiers were headed back to their base in the city of Ghazni Wednesday morning when a bomb ripped through their armored vehicle as they passed an Islamic shrine, said Hazrat Muhammad Ghaznawi, a spokesman for the government of Ghazni province, where the Taliban have long had significant presence.


Thirty-five Polish soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the start of the current conflict a decade ago. Before Wednesday, the deadliest toll came in August 2008, when three Polish soldiers were killed in one day.


Wednesday’s deaths served as a sharp reminder of the casualties borne by America’s allies in the Afghan war. Before Wednesday’s bombing, 973 of the coalition’s 2,830 deaths were not American, according to icasualties.org.


The United States has about 100,000 service members based in Afghanistan under NATO and a separate American-only command. Other NATO and allied countries have about 40,000 service members in Afghanistan."


"The casualty brings the number of foreign troops to have died so far this year in Afghanistan to 554, according to icasualties.org, a website that keeps a tally of foreign soldiers' deaths."

With 100% accuracy inside the May 15th Prophecy written at LastDayWatchers