Obama - A bridge too far

Discussion in 'Politics' started by targus, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. targus

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    "Most (80 percent) of the military cargo headed into Afghanistan goes by land, squeezing through one of five major bridges or mountain passes and along roads made treacherous by winter storms, insurgents' attacks, and bandit hijackings.

    An incident -- a downed planeload of soldiers, a crucial bridge blown, an insurgent rocket attack that leaves burning cargo planes blocking a single runway -- could derail the entire sequencing of the surge.

    "We could lose everything . . . there are a lot of things that could come down,'' said the man at the center of it all, Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb. He heads the U.S. Transportation Command and is responsible for all movement of military people and equipment worldwide, by air and sea. Right now, his focus is on Afghanistan and what he worries about is "a catastrophic failure.''


    http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/1...ge-a-logistical-ballet-with-a-cast-of-thousa/

    Has Obama created something that can only prove to be a failure due to poor logistics?
     
  2. windcatcher

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    I believe so.
    Further more if there is any truth to the report I heard that the independant(that is non-military) contractors which are used by the military to truck in supplies.... are running into temporary and questionable road blocks and having to bribe for safe passage.... it is likely these very bribes are being used to purchase the arms and ammo which is used to kill our soldiers... that is, when the supplies are not intercepted and stolen to be used against our men.

    We'd be wise to understand that this is a country which has always had internal conflict and warring factions... and have little concept of unity and government. In such conditions..... they will never agree to organize without a sufficient cause... and if we are the providers of that cause by our presence... then we make ourselves the target for their unification until such time as we are removed. Then they are likely to break up again and continue to be fractionalized in their struggles with each other.
     

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