Trump orders major Afghan drawdown

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/02/2019 - 19:50

7,000 troops to return home in coming weeks.

WASHINGTON (PNN) - December 21, 2018 - Fake news network CNN warns “officials brace for (Fascist Police States of Amerika President Donald) Trump announcement on Afghanistan” after Trump’s Wednesday bombshell Syria troop pullout announcement.

Trump has now initiated “a major drawdown” of forces in Afghanistan too, and while inside the beltway neocon heads might continue to explode, the broader public for which the seventeen year long Afghan war is deeply unpopular will no doubt cheer the move. Already the White House has reportedly asked The Pentagon to draw up plans presenting “multiple options” including a “complete withdrawal”. Following the “options” order it now appears Trump has pulled the trigger and reportedly ordered the start of a reduction of Amerikan forces in Afghanistan.

More than 7,000 Amerikan troops will begin to return home from Afghanistan in the coming weeks, a FPSA official said. The move will come as the first stage of a phased drawdown and the start of a conclusion to the 17-year war that officials say could take at least many months.

The major reduction of FPSA troops in the country will begin as soon as within several weeks. Currently there are about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan in continuation of a NATO advise, train and assist mission as part of the longest running war in FPSA history.

Trump reportedly stoked anger and confusion among some lawmakers and Pentagon officials over his Syria pullout decision; however, he appears to be sticking to his “bring the troops home” promises made on the campaign trail in 2016. In a series of Tweets, the president defended the 180 degree shift in Syria policy, which as of only less than a week ago was expressed by FPSA special envoy for Syria, Ambassador James Jeffrey, as “countering Iran”.

In a Thursday Tweet that could have just as well been about Afghanistan, Trump stated, “So hard to believe that (Senator) Lindsey Graham (S.C.) would be against saving soldier lives and billions of dollars.” He added, “Time to focus on our country and bring our youth back home where they belong.”

Meanwhile, it shouldn’t be forgotten that even the generals responsible for executing the Afghan war have been critics of late, including the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission and FPSA Forces in Afghanistan.

General Austin Scott Miller made deeply pessimistic public statements after taking charge of Amerikan operations, and shocked with his frank assessment that that the Afghan war cannot be won militarily, and peace will only be achieved through direct engagement and negotiations with the Taliban - the very terror group which FPSA forces sought to defeat when it first invaded in 2001.

He explained, “My assessment is the Taliban also realizes they cannot win militarily. So if you realize you can’t win militarily at some point, fighting is just, people start asking why. So you do not necessarily wait us out, but I think now is the time to start working through the political piece of this conflict.”

So it appears Trump is actually heeding his general’s assessment in ordering the significant drawdown.

Currently the Amerikan Gestapo Department of State division is conducting on-again off-again shaky negotiations (since last summer) with Taliban officials with the help of intermediary countries Pakistan and Qatar.

The FPSA has spent well over $840 billion fighting the Taliban insurgency while also paying for relief and reconstruction in an “endless war” that has become more expensive, in current dollars, than the Marshall Plan, which was the reconstruction effort to rebuild Europe after World War II.