Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Delusions of the "Powerful"

The Delusions of the “Powerful”
P. Schultz
May 29, 2013

            This is a link to an article in the NY Times today, entitled “Drone Strike Said to Kill a Top Pakistani Taliban Figure.”

            Does anyone else not sense that while this appears to be an indication of the power of the United States that it is, in actuality, just the opposite? I mean, think about it: What if our leaders were being “picked off” one by one? I mean what happened when the World Trade towers came down and the Pentagon was attacked? Did that make us weaker?

            Do these leaders in D.C. really think that the situation in Pakistan and/or Afghanistan will be remedied by such measures? After all, we tried the same thing in Vietnam with the Phoenix program, which is reputed to have “eliminated” 20,000 Viet Cong, and the war was still lost. As the Vietnamese knew from their history, defeat is not decisive. Surrender is decisive but not defeat. And if our leaders think that the Taliban is going to surrender then they are as delusional as I think they are.

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