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Tomgram: Engelhardt and Turse, The End in Afghanistan?

By Tom Engelhardt and Nick Turse
Posted on February 28, 2012, Printed on March 1, 2012
http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175509/

Blown Away
How the U.S. Fanned the Flames in Afghanistan

By Tom Engelhardt and Nick Turse

Is it all over but the (anti-American) shouting — and the killing?  Are the exits finally coming into view?

Sometimes, in a moment, the fog lifts, the clouds shift, and you can finally see the landscape ahead with startling clarity.  In Afghanistan, Washington may be reaching that moment in a state of panic, horror, and confusion.  Even as an anxious U.S. commander withdrew American and NATO advisors from Afghan ministries around Kabul last weekend — approximately 300, military spokesman James Williams tells TomDispatch — the ability of American soldiers to remain on giant fortified bases eating pizza and fried chicken into the distant future is not in doubt. 

No set of Taliban guerrillas, suicide bombers, or armed Afghan “allies” turning their guns on their American “brothers” can alter that

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