When President Joe Biden announced that US forces will leave Afghanistan by September 11 2021, the objections and remonstrations were swift. As retired Marine combat veteran Matthew Hoh writes in CNN, “these protests are nearly all disingenuous, false and specious, and meant to utilize fear to continue a tragic and purposeless war.”
“The ill-advised and illegal 2003 US military invasion caused most of the current madness; Trump’s “maximum pressure” sanctions and saber-rattling predictably and demonstrably backfired; Iran’s offensive military capacity is actually rather limited and wildly exaggerated,” Sjursen argues.
Yet another Franco-American Forever War in Africa is failing. This time, it’s in Mali.
Retired major Danny Sjursen reflects on Washington’s support of a coup in Mali, and argues that this latest chapter in America’s neocolonial legacy boils down to “the three Rs: Resources, Rivalry, Relevance.”
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