New Troops in Afghanistan Means Big Profits in Washington

23.08.2017 • Switzerland

Henry Bonner – Strategy and Council Letter (Switzerland) –

Everything seems to contradict the idea of ​​”progress” of man …

Yes, civilizations are growing … and technologies are developing …

Instead of digging among the trees for seeds like in prehistory, today’s man finds his food at the store down his street … and pays by card.

On the other hand, man today does not change – in his instincts, his intellect, and his dispositions – of the man of the caves …

With “school for all,” we have more “education” than ever …

What is it for…? From…? To read…?

The story…? Can not we learn it in books …?

Geography…? Is not it enough to look at a map …?

To my knowledge, no study has shown any improvement in society after the establishment of state schools in the late 19th century.

Many things continue inertia, year after year, for fear of questioning them … for fear of change.

More Bombs

Trump announced yesterday to send more troops to Afghanistan, to support “the war effort …”

Today, no one dares to express the hope of “victory” in the Middle East … In any case, common people have probably lost the thread of events for a long time …

Taliban … Al Qaeda … drones … Islamic State … invasions … Syria … civil war … Libya …

As in a sandstorm, events fade, blur, mingle, and forget …

In the fog there are no doubt a lot of atrocities and crimes, on all sides of the conflict … and even the media are lost …

These days, the media have preferred conflicts of ideology … with “good” and “bad” – the winners and the losers.

In the Middle East, the situation seems to degenerate from top to bottom …

Without being able to find “heroes” to cheer, and seeing atrocities everywhere, the media shrugged and turned to internal conflicts …

In response to the wishes of a part of the electorate to “leave the Middle East,” out of disgust at seeing soldiers return to coffins and CIA drones bombing innocent, Barack Obama has carried through the process of withdrawing The troops of Iraq, culminating in 2011.

Like the invasion, the withdrawal would have destabilized the country, mobilized the terrorists, and allowed the militants to obtain funds and weapons …

After so many years of war, so many deaths and so many bombs, the situation in Afghanistan will probably be a problem for at least a generation, with or without the presence of the United States …

Yet behind the scenes in Washington, Army leaders continue to promise results – demanding more spending, more troops, more bombs, and more drones to dump them.

Anyone can realize the futility of the project – and the arrogance of the leaders … but, with their graphs, their studies, their titles – and the support of the media – the “experts” continue to advocate repetition some efforts…

An important newspaper in the capital, the Washington Post, usually attacking Donald Trump, changed its tone today …

In an editorial editorial, the Washington Post supported the President for “changing his mind” in relation to his campaign promises …

“Mr. Trump promised in the elections to end the ‘creation of states’ abroad by the United States … This tired mantra does not take into account the reality on the ground: the government of Afghanistan must surrender More responsible, eliminate its divisions between factions, and get rid of corruption. Otherwise, the United States will never be able to leave the country safely. ”

On the other hand, the Washington Post says that establishing democracy in Afghanistan is worth many lives.

In short, sophisms and gibberish.

In the Fog of War …

Still, in the business world, the world seems to generate more wealth than ever …

According to a report by the Janus Henderson group, the amount of dividends expected to exceed 1,000 billion euros in 2017 … setting a record.

Despite rising markets in Europe, Japan, and the United States, and dividends climbing year by year … the economy still seems to be dragging the problems of the 2008 crisis … with little progress in Households … in savings … and in the purchasing power of people …

Ultimately, the system is increasingly dependent on the flow of money from the ECB and the Fed … rising stock prices … interest rates at nil … and ease of access to credit …

In the market, as on the battlefield, inertia causes more deaths, more bombs, and more costs over time …

… but the fog wraps the truth on the markets … erasing the lines between truth and falsehood – reality and lies – the enemy and the ally … danger or security …

At the end of July, Reuters unveiled a project by the ECB to block bank accounts in the event of a problem … a revelation may prove unimportant … or signal the beginning of the end.

Truly,

Henri Bonner

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