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Staying in Afghanistan
The world is a dangerous place.
This is one of the things civilians don’t get. Most of them
live comfortably in their homes, in the quiet or not so quiet neighbourhood,
and most of the time have no idea how much their day to day existence costs.
Most of the people living comfortably in first world nations
fail to understand How much they take that comfort for granted. They believe
that rule of law, property, and even something as primary as having a door you
can lock behind you at night are unbelievable luxuries, that most of humanity
doesn’t actually have.
These people believe a war is something you can walk out of,
without repercussions. That things are black and white.
Very few people who have not seen war understand how complex
the world is.
Over the past few days, Donald Trump announced that, after
doing some serious thinking and research, he had decided to continue the US
military presence in Afghanistan in order to try and finish the job there, but
with a different scope and renouncing the “nation building” component of the
previously doomed mission.
Trump even admitted that he had previously believed that
pulling out of Afghanistan would have been the better solution, but after doing
a lot of research had realised that was not the best way.
Of course, a lot of people disagreed and attacked him for
it. All of those people have two traits in common: they are civilians, and they
Civilians believe they have rights that are immutable and
safe. Civilians believe that the mere fact they were born confers them these
Of course, they are wrong.
The truth of the matter is that nobody has any rights
inherent to them being born. Those rights have a lot to do with where you are
born and the work your ancestors have done to ensure you are born in a place
that believes in such rights.
Those rights are granted to you by the work and struggle and
blood of your people. And if you don’t defend them, they will be lost to you,
because you never truly had them to begin with.
This is a lesson the people of Europe had to learn recently.
Turns out all of that nice security and rights and freedoms they thought they
had are worth nothing to people not willing to play by the rules of western society.
The people killed by terrorist attacks, raped and hurt, all believed they had
rights and that they inhabit a society who owes it to them to protect them.
They were hilariously mistaken, and paid for that knowledge in
Because, you see, society is a living organism. It can’t
exist without people’s constant active involvement in it, and when you work so
hard to break it down or just refuse to get involved in the life of your community,
it breaks down. All of those things you take for granted take work, and a lot
of that work consists from people choosing to serve in faraway lands because
that’s the only way in which the baddies can be kept from your nice picket
When you decided to withdraw from public life, you left room
for the people who want to destroy your civilization- the villains, and the fools
who believe everyone can have everything they want because it grows on a magical
tree. They wrecked it, and this is why nowadays you are no longer safe in
Western Europe or in many parts of the US.
Because you allowed it to happen. Because you’ve been so
stupid and lazy and careless that you thought you could sleep on your ancestors’
work and just enjoy the rights you didn’t earn.
You were wrong.
The peace you have enjoyed for most of your lives is an
illusion, and it’s broken now.
That illusion is known as Pax Americana. It has been going
on for decades and it’s basically the US spending a lot of money and a lot of
troops to keep an illusion of peace and stability so the world can go on and
grown, hoping that eventually the places and nations that are not functioning will
come to some way of functioning without external influence.
Because most of the world, little chikuns, isn’t safe, and
isn’t stable. It’s also not inhabited by people who like you very much, and
with the advent of technology and cheap flight, a lot of these people can get a
lot closer to your secure homes than you’d like.
This means sometimes you have to help a strongman stay in
power because he will take care of his people and keep an area stable.
Sometimes it means you have to put troops somewhere to keep a bunch of idiots
from killing and eating each other.
Ghaddafi’s Libya was safe and prosperous and its people were
looked after until Hillary Clinton and Obama decided it was better to take
bribes from local villains and destroy that.
The result of the breaking of Libya is having a lot of
Africans invade Europe where they kill and rape and pillage the stupid Europeans
who thought they were safe and had rights.
For decades, all over the world, American troops spilled their
blood to make unstable regions a little more stable so that the carnage and
pain didn’t spill into the clean neat lives of the people at home. More or less
successful, this has kept most people in the West safe.
When America had that hilarious moment of collective insanity
and elected a polished snake oil salesman to the position of most powerful man
on Earth, the people dumb enough to vote for him expected him to magically fix
everything that was wrong with their lives and the world. They thought Obama
could magic jobs and homes and money out of thin air and that the whole world
could put its arms down and succumb to his oily charms.
People have this annoying habit of not realising that just
because they’re stupid, doesn’t mean everyone else is.
Obama is one of these very stupid people. He thought you
could just withdraw from a war zone and it would have no serious consequences-
so he pulled most US troops out of Iraq. An area that was volatile and full of
long standing interethnic and religious conflicts overnight lost the one force
of stability it had.
The result is ISIS. The result of that is a very very unsafe
world today. Because a bunch of cretinous cunts decided to elect a moron.
Said moron went on to wreck several long standing and
functional ME countries because they didn’t quite met the criteria of “democracy”
so much loved by Leftie goons. Because, of course, said goons are far too
stupid to understand that not all people are the same, not all cultures are the
same, and what you call democracy is a toy for the rich that even after 200
years of trying most of the oh so enlightened nations of the West are still
getting it wrong.
So what chance would a people of significantly less
education in a society very different in customs and beliefs from the West have
to make democracy work just because a bunch of idiots tell them they should?
Not so much. The result is the horrid mess of Iraq, Libya
And now the mess has arrived on our shores and the idiots
still don’t understand that everything they take for granted is very fragile,
and it takes a lot of work and a lot of blood to keep going.
It would be EASY to withdraw from Afghanistan. Trump could
do it if he was an imbecile, and the large host of imbeciles that make our
society would be happy about it, because they’re too stupid to see anything beyond
the tip of their own nose. He could chase an ephemeral surge in popularity and
let the problem get worse.
And if he was a lesser man, he’d do that. But he isn’t. He
is a guy who understands actions have consequences, which makes him smarter
than 95% of the Westerners.
Withdrawing from Afghanistan would be gifting it to ISIS-
giving them yet another base from which they can attack the fledgling
democracies in the area.
It would be an incredibly bad idea.
Because your lives and rights and picket fences aren’t worth
shit if ISIS is to continue to exist, and ISIS isn’t even the only enemy the West
ISIS needs to be stopped, and it is because of that the US
troops need to stay in Afghanistan, only they need to chase ISIS instead of
appeasing local “chieftans” with stone age morals and tolerating the local
corruption morass of the area.
This is why Trump mentioned Pakistan. You can’t just chase
ISIS from Afghanistan when they have free reign and pass in Pakistan, and in truth
Pakistan is the biggest cancer.
Because, likkle chikuns, Pakistan has nukes. If the ISIS
influence isn’t removed from that area and from the Pakistani government, it
will soon come that the people who want you all dead because you aren’t
worshipping a delusional goatfucker from the 7th century will have
the means to get rid of you and everything you hold dear, permanently.
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