Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Army General Exposes Brutal Truth About What Obama Did For Terrorists

The winning strategy for the military is clear.  Train up local forces to the point that they become highly effective.  Behave as if time does not matter.   That is how the British did it. Afghanistan became the advanced combat school for young officers and soldiers for the British Empire. 

 That meant that no one was terribly inclined to start something anywhere else when anywhere else encompassed  a quarter of the world's surface and perhaps as much of its population..  This is all about establishing your will.

An Empire is sustained through will combined with ample dollops of bullshit.  Loss of will is why it ended.  The American Empire has been slow to learn this and has produced too many fiascos mostly caused by hesitancy.

We now have at least eight years to get it right and Trump is certainly up to it.  The last year has seen the military tighten their grip where needed.  All this encourages our natural allies to up their game...

Army General Exposes Brutal Truth About What Obama Did For Terrorists

-November 27, 2017

The military tends to be very circumspect and adhering to protocol. One doesn’t criticize the current President, the commander-in-chief and it’s rare even to see criticism of a former President.

That’s why it’s pretty significant when one makes a public comment. Especially when a general says that former President Barack Obama gave a psychological advantage to terrorists.

U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson slammed former President Barack Obama on Monday and said that Obama led jihadists to believe the U.S. military had lost their will.

Gen. Nicholson made that statement in a public video, CNS News reported.

Nicholson did not hold back.

As a result, the Taliban saw U.S. forces as weak and believed they had “lost (their) will.”

“From 2011 to 2016, we telegraphed to the enemy that we were leaving,” Nicholson said in the video.

“We drew down our forces steadily – I’d say too far and too fast – and so the enemy believed that in this contest of wills, we had lost our will,” he continued.

“Number one, I’m concerned about international will, and international will to succeed.”

Nicholson said that previously he had been “very concerned about the level of losses” in Afghanistan.

Under the Obama administration between November 2015 and November 2016, the Afghani government lost control of about 15 percent of the country’s districts.

But all that changed with President Donald Trump.

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