We Can’t Play Their Games

Let Them Work It Out.

by Thomas Wictor

Thu, January 3, 2019

Here’s a video that shows why President Trump is right to pull our 2000 ground troops out of Syria.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took the city of Hajin on December 14, 2018. This was the last Islamic State stronghold in Syria. Trump announced that our 2000 ground troops would come home, and the world ran to the fainting couch. We saw weeks of outrage and panic.

Well, there are multiple reasons why we should no longer embark on large-scale ground operations in the Middle East. For one, our direct participation is not needed.

The SDF fighter on the right is armed with a brand-new RUSSIAN rocket, the RPG-26.

Here it is.

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Both of those men wear hoods, so my guess is that they’re Arab commandos. Our Syrian allies are in good hands.

But here is the main reason we should not risk American lives in the Middle East. This is a new .50-caliber Browning M2 machine gun being used by the Islamic State.

The gun and the ammunition are Turkish.

The Islamic State hasn’t overrun any positions held by Turkish-backed rebels, capturing their weapons. Therefore the Turks must have supplied the gun and ammunition. Even now, Turkey is arming terrorists.

Enough is enough. We marched right into this traditional double dealing in 2003. As a result, over 4400 Americans were killed, many by people who we considered allies. President Trump is right to withdraw our ground troops. The locals need to solve the problems of the Middle East.

If we decide to stay in the Middle East, we need to deal with the Turks the way we dealt with the Pakistanis.

That munition is the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB).

To this day, not one western news organization has figured out why we dropped a MOAB in Afghanistan. The answer is found in an article by an Indian news outlet.

“At least 500 Pakistani nationals have been killed in the US bombing that took place at Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. The area that was targetted was controlled by the Islamic State and protected by the Pakistan army, sources say.

"Indian agencies say that the Pakistan army and the ISI were nurturing these operatives. The entire area that was bombed was under the control of the ISI officials backing the IS, sources also said. The impact of the bomb was so huge that it blew up at least 500 Pakistanis and an equal number of IS operatives."

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500 Pakistanis including ISI officers blown up in mammoth Afghan bombing by US

Atleast 500 Pakistani nationals have been killed in the US bombing that took place at Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. The area that was targetted was controlled by the Islamic State and protected by the Pakistan army, sources say.

The Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has created more terrorist groups than any other government agency on earth. We begged them for decades to stop. They refused. So we dropped a MOAB on their heads. My guess is that we killed the entire Covert Action Division—the men who trained terrorists. These were former members of military special-operations units. Because of their experience, they would be impossible to replace.

The MOAB is designed to destroy surface targets. The only such targets at Nangarhar were the Pakistanis.

Can you imagine the horror in Pakistan when this happened? The Pakistani nuclear weapons were meaningless. They were no deterrent whatsoever. US Army General John W. Nicholson Jr ordered the MOAB delivered in 2016, and then he ordered it dropped ON HIS OWN INITIATIVE. Trump approved of the operation AFTER it was carried out. That has to scare the hell out of our enemies.

I would very much like to see a MOAB dropped on the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT). They’re the ones arming and training the Islamic State. It’s probably not feasible to kill them all, so my position is that we need to withdraw our ground troops from the Middle East and let the locals tackle their own issues.

Different cultures do things their own way. We aren’t Middle Easterners, which is why we shouldn’t try to involve ourselves directly in their wars. We can help the right people win—as we did in Syria—but Americans are at a disadvantage when it comes to being on the ground in the Middle East. As satisfying as it was to drop a MOAB on the Pakistanis, that’s the sort of thing you can do only once. You don’t want to make a habit of it.

Since brute force doesn’t work in the Middle East, we need to bow out and mediate, not fight.

In time, the locals will work it out. And if they don’t, it’s not our problem.


About the author
Thomas Wictor was born in Caripito, Venezuela, and has lived in Texas, the Netherlands, Norway, Great Britain, Oregon, Japan, and California. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Lewis and Clark College and has worked as a stevedore, library archivist, conversational English teacher, editor of the world's first online newspaper, voiceover actor, delivery driver, process server, field representative for a document-retrieval service, and music journalist.


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