By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

“We have millions of young men coming of age, America doesn’t realize this.  Each one will become a fighter with one purpose in life, to free their country and drive out foreign invaders.  Each child you see will be a trained soldier with a Kalashnikov.  We will fight for a century if we have to.  Ask Britain, ask Russia, they know. Why did America have to come here, join with criminal elements, brutal drug lords, mass murderers, people whose only history is brutality toward their own, why was America so stupid as to think we would respect them when they and their stooges rain bombs down on our children?”

Last year a number of contractors were thrown out of Afghanistan over the infamous “butT-crack” video showing nude imbeciles involved in an unsanitary ceremony.  Little did we know that these must have been the people who planned the American “Surge” meant to stabilize Afghanistan, supplied the intelligence for General McChrystal, may actually have written his report.  Top leaders of the Afghan people weighed in on our operation in Helmand province with American Marines and British troops.  They call it “imbecilic” and “tragic,” faulting nearly every aspect as uninformed, misinformed or simply wrong.

Tribal “Jirgas” (councils) of the real government of Afghanistan, the actual rulers of that fractured state are behind one thing now, getting America out of Afghanistan and getting rid of Karzai, who they see is, not only an American puppet but one of the most useless human beings ever born.  Why mince words.  Actually, I am, their real words are much worse than anything that could be printed, their rage, their words and their tears.


Word has been pouring out of Afghanistan.  Every move America makes is hitting blogs around the world through a network of Afghani ex-patriots who are in continual communication.  The word is out:  Our “invasion” that combined Afghani forces with American and British has not gone after Taliban strongholds at all but rather attacked areas controlled by Karzai opponents who were ready to negotiate a legitimate government.

To the people of Afghanistan, the Karzai government was put in place out of utter idiocy in the first place, a failure of the Bush administration to understand that Afghanistan was not going to be ruled by brutal warlords from the “Northern Alliance” who are the ethnic enemies of the majority of the population of Afghanistan.  Placing weakling Mohammed Karzai in as president and supporting him thru a rigged election has only made things worse. 


American, Britain and the “Afghani Army” simply aren’t very good at many things, Afghanistan has proven this.  We don’t seem to be able to tell a poppy plant from wheat, we can’t find Osama bin Laden, dead or alive, and we don’t know the Taliban from our own “butt-crack.”  Reports on operations are clear.  We are managing to frighten, brutalize and anger hundreds of thousands of people who have nothing to do with the Taliban, not before anyway.

Now, “they” are rethinking this.  This is the message being received around the world.

Tribal leaders are saying:

We have millions of young men coming of age, America doesn’t realize this.  Each one will become a fighter with one purpose in life, to free their country and drive out foreign invaders.  Each child you see will be a trained soldier with a Kalashnikov.  We will fight for a century if we have to.  Ask Britain, ask Russia, they know.

Why did America have to come here, join with criminal elements, brutal drug lords, mass murderers, people whose only history is brutality toward their own, why was America so stupid as to think we would respect them when they and their stooges rain bombs down on our children?


America calls it “the surge” or the “Sunni awakening.”  Either way, it was all a con.  General Petraeus paid millions in bribes to war lords, mostly Sunni and put the militia members who were fighting the United States on the payroll.  The fighting died down, most American troops withdrew to safe areas and we claimed a victory.  What did we really accomplish?

Well, years later, we are still there and Iraq is becoming less stable every day.  The “leaders” we paid rebuilt the old Baathist party, now, without Saddam to lead it, it is simply a massive crime organization involved in daily murders, kidnappings and racketeering.  We created a country plagued by a Mafia we built, now nobody is asking us to leave anymore, everyone is scared to death.

Thank you General Petraeus.  As with General Westmoreland in Vietnam, we “managed the news” and “stayed on message” but our strategy was a sham, it was simply a way to admit failure and lie about it.  We are planning the exact same thing in Afghanistan but it simply didn’t need to be that way. 


Sitting in Kabul or Washington, surrounded by drug dealers and thieves, even worse people in Kabul, it is hard to get good information and make good decisions.  Everyone you talk to has an agenda, everyone is lying.  Who are our advisors?  Well, first of all, the entire world knows that Karzai’s family is helping run the largest drug cartel in the world.  In fact, the biggest civil project America has done in Afghanistan was to repair a dam producing electricity for Kandahar, a dam that also provides irrigation for most of Afghanistan’s opium crop, one Americans are dying to keep secure today.

“Don’t worry, no poppy plants will be injured in the making of this picture.”

America had the chance to sit down with Pakistan and other regional powers, some that we don’t talk to and come up with an economic solution that could provide lasting stability for the tribal regions which are primarily inside Pakistan.  We failed to realize that 25 million Pashtuns live just the other side of the border in Pakistan.  With the right help for Pakistan, the right economic programs and leadership, both countries could be helped and lives, perhaps millions, could be saved without pouring billions of useless dollars into the pockets of defense contractors infesting the halls of Congress, some with the arrogance and blatant insensibility of our actual elected leaders.


Combine Michael Jordan, Antonio Banderas and John F. Kennedy and you have Imran Khan, or that is how many in Afghanistan and Pakistan see him.  Cricket is “the” sport in Pakistan and he is the most famous player in the historyof that game.  He is also a political leader, outspoken, charismatic and in a country where most other leaders are Punjabi or Sindhi, Khan is a Pashtun.

Khan is known for his outspoken commentaries warning the west of Islamic extremism and advocating economic development over military solutions that Khan says only fuel terrorism.  Khan says:

My Generation grew up at a time when colonial hang up was at its peak. Our older generation had been slaves and had a huge inferiority complex of the British. The school I went to was a similar to all elite schools in Pakistan, despite becoming independent, they were, and still are, producing replicas of public school boys rather than Pakistanis. I read Shakespeare which was fine, but no Alama Iqbal.

The Islamic class was not considered to be serious, and when I left the school I was considered amongst the elite of the country because I could speak English and wore western clothes. Despite periodically shouting Pakistan Zindabad at school functions, I considered my own culture backward and Islam an outdated religion.

Amongst our group if any one talked about religion, prayed or kept a beard he was immediately branded a Mullah. Because of the power of the Western Media, all our heroes were western movie or pop stars.

In University not just Islam but all religions were considered anachronism. Science had replaced religion and if something couldn’t be logically proved it did not exist. All supernatural stuff was confined to the movies…Moreover, the European history had an awful experience with religion, The horrors committed by the Christian clergy in the name of God during the Inquisition had left a powerful impact on the western mind.

To understand why the west is so keen on secularism, one should go to places like Cordoba in Spain and see torture apparatus used during Spanish Inquisition. Also the persecution of scientists as heretics by the clergy and convinced the Europeans that all religions are regressive.

However, the biggest factor that drove people like me away from religion was the selective Islam practised by most of its preachers. In other words, there was a huge difference between what they practised and what they preached. Also, rather than explaining the philosophy behind the religion, there was an over emphasis on rituals.

 I feel that humans are different; to animals whereas the latter can be drilled, humans need to be intellectually convinced. That is why the Quran constantly appeals to reason. The worst of course, was the exploitation of Islam for political gains by various individuals or groups.

Hence, it was a miracle I did not become an atheist. The only reason why I did not was the powerful religious influence wielded by my mother on me since my childhood. It was not so much out of conviction but love for her that I stayed a Muslim.

Firstly, the inferiority complex that my generation had inherited, gradually went as I developed into a world class athlete. Secondly, I had the unique position of living between two cultures. I began to see the advantages and the disadvantages of both the societies.

In western societies, institutions were strong while they were collapsing in our country. However, there was an area where we were and still are superior, and that is our family life. I used to notice the loneliness of the old-age pensioners at Hove Cricket ground (during my Sussex years). Imagine sending your parents to Old Peoples’ Homes!

Even the children there never had the sort of love and warmth that we grew up with here. They completely miss out on the security blanket that a joint family system provides. However, I began to realise that the biggest loss to the western society and that in trying to free itself from the oppression of the clergy, they had removed both God and religion from their lives.


With civil government in Pakistan collapsed under scandal and the Afghani government in Kabul ruling little of the country and mistrusted by the vast majority of its citizens, and NATO, led by the United States fearful of terrorism and Islamic extremism, Khan is the only well known individual with the trust and respect of Islam and the United States yet known for his outspoken independence.  Khan has not been a friend to the United States, quite the opposite.  He has been one of America’s greatest critics at a time known for America’s greatest failures. 

His tough role of standing up to the west and to corrupt forces in his own country and his strong ties to Afghanistan make him the vital key to ending the cycle of terrorism and extremism in the region, a region whose potentials for conflict can be far more threatening than the current war in Afghanistan.

Tensions between India and Pakistan have been increasing daily with each accusing the other sponsoring terrorist group.  Terror attacks, shootings, bombings, occur daily in Pakistan and India and are on the increase.  The two regional nucear powers, both allies of the United States, are on a continual “war readiness” footing.


Currently, no respected leader in Afghanistan will talk to any American, military leader or diplomat under any circumstances.  America believes it is negotiating with the Taliban and is moving foward with a “plan” but is operating under a series of misconceptions.  No non-Islamic forces will ever be allowed to operate in Afghanistan.  They will only cause tribal uprisings, creating terrorism, not ending it.  Why leaders like General McChrystal who knows this very well would purposefully ignore this fact is strange indeed.

The border regions between Afghanistan and Pakistan are areas of lawlessness that can provide safe harbor foreign terrorists and have, in limited numbers, how limited, we will never know.  The same region is also home to millions of people who can be armed insurgents and radicalized “Jihadists” or live in relative peace, largely depending on factors now controlled by the United States.


In the 80s, when the pro-Soviet government in Kabul called for Russian help against tribal opposition, America weighed in, arming Mujahideen insurgents, the exact same people we are fighting today, same people, same leaders, same beliefs, only a generation later.  When we had the chance to come into Afghanistan as a friend after the withdrawal of Russian forces and build a new economy there for pennies, we didn’t care.  The Soviet Union had collapsed and we lost interest.  We are now paying for those mistakes.

Usama bin Laden, Gullbadin Hiktymar and Mullah Omar were our heroes, hundreds of millions of dollars in cash and sophisticated weapons moved their way.  Pakistan was used to manage our war with Russia using what we now call “the Taliban,” the same people we are fighting much as we had used our Marines in Vietnam.  The “Cold War” had become a game played out across the world, dictators like Saddam and the Shah, only two of dozens along with drug lords, revolutonaries, anyone who would act for America and against the perceived menace of communism.

Now the Viet Cong make our tennis shoes and we rain bombs on the Taliban, our former allies against Russia.  And so it goes….








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  1. himesh patel  February 16, 2010 at 6:30 am

    in the end we hindu teach you western and muslim dog lesson, wait and watch semite lickurs

  2. Tom Dillman  February 16, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Hey g, are you suggesting only our Marines were “used” in Vietnam? Well, then, why does my head hurt so much?

    Tom Blown up Vet, First Cav

  3. Tom Dillman  February 16, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Excellent post, G. A cricket player everybody respects is a helluva lot better than a failed lawyer no one ever heard of before the Soros / Ashkenazi mob threw their money behind him to gain control. Viva la’ Pakistan.

  4. Boris  February 16, 2010 at 12:58 am

    America is under the boot of the “morlocks”

    What “morlocks” want America does! Remember the chief “morlock’ said: Don’t worry about America. We control America & they know it!

  5. mrg  February 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    jr… very true and very sad.

  6. j r  February 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    It’s not imbecilic and tragic to the bankers and weapons manufacturers. To them it’s genius and very profitable.

  7. arturo  February 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    This is such an excellent article. Imran Khan will have to stay careful and have
    many watchful and protective eyes around him. I passed through the area 40 years ago. Stayed in Peshawar and a few weeks in Kalaam and Mingora. Very honourable people.

  8. mrg  February 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Duffy some where between mans despair and the summit of his success is where you’ll find our military leaders and most of the current administration… “in the twilight zone”. we should be out of iraq,afganistan and pakistan and putting our troops,corp of engineers and sea-bees to work in haiti rebuilding their cities and our the worlds perception that we are a do gooder country not a bunch of rogue thugs out to kill all the muslims.there are over 600 military bases in afganistan!!300 or 400 more than the afganis!!if obama doesn’t get rid of the lunatics in his administration and soon starting with the zionist asshole raum emanule,i’m afraid of what will happen between now and the next election,because if he doesn’t obama will be 86’d in 2012 and this country will really find out what its like to be hated.

  9. Khalil Nouri  February 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Years of public Pakistani betrayal by its leaders, and decades of wars in Afghanistan can eventually bring a profound hope for a sustainable economical model in South Asia.
    Imran Khan is the answer to Pakistan and soon a similar body from Afghanistan to join him for the same endeavor.
    Knowing the Pashtun tribal intricacy and its constituency allegiance to its tribe, there is no way that Karzai or any discredited Pakistani leader rule the respective countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan under U.S.’s supervision. It only takes nobility and honor to be accepted within the majority.

  10. Dan Alba  February 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Once again, this demonstrates that the only practical, moral, and lawful way is non-intervention. There is no way to tweak strategy or policy that will produce a peaceful and just outcome. The policy must be ditched altogether, and a full withdrawal — from not only Afghanistan, but every country in the world — is a must. That includes the United States. Banking monopolies and standing armies are the biggest threats to individual life, liberty, and property everywhere; they are the primary enablers and ultimate enforcers of illicit State policy.

  11. Alton  February 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Obviously you need an update on the media nowadays. We will have him doing the George C. Scott, er I mean George Patton doing his speech. “we will use their poppies to fill our Opium pipes, I mean Smoke their Camels so we have Lung cancer, I mean, well what do I mean?

  12. Lese Majeste  February 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    The ‘surge’ in Iraq is all about giving money and weapons to our ‘friends.’

    Who are taking the money, stashing the weapons and making GPS maps of all American military bases so that when the shit hits the fan again in Iraq, our troops will be gunned down like cattle.

    The only piece of BS missing from the MSM press reports coming out of Afghanistan and our glorious attack on some mud huts is a rousing video of General Petraeus strorming ashore in an amphibious assualt and that’s because that country is land-locked.

    What’s next, pics of Petraeus smoking a corn cob pipe?

  13. Big Red  February 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Been posting a lot of articles from this site over at What Really Happened. A suggestion Mr. Duff, go over there and check out the 911 section. 911 was a false flag black op done to provide a pretext for incessant war. It was’nt done by Muslims. http://www.takeourworldback.com/itwasntmuslims.htm

  14. Alton  February 14, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    You Know? I’m just wondering…As soon as they finish killing all the supposed bad guys (but not women and children of course), where will revolution break out next? The other side of the country? Or is this all a plan? A few bad guys die here and there, the GIs go round and round (paying $400 a gal for gas for the trucks because it’s impossible to walk that far under those conditions) and since the business of GIs is to overthrow Governments not make them, how far will they have to drive to find somebody to kill?
    What will happen IF the bad guys (if they are not in league with us somehow) get smart and attack us in many different places? Years ago, when I was a wee bairn, I got to know an Afghan that came to America to learn medicine. I remember that he bought a Chevrolet Corvair and he took an American nurse with him when he left. I think he also took a lot of knowledge too. How many more Afghans over the years? Who knows?

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