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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Helicopters for Afghanistan

The USA wants to supply the Afghan Military with Helicopters. Sure, why not? We've already sunk a trillion dollars into this rathole, what's another couple of billion? So what kind of choppers are we sending them? Some old Vietnam war surplus Hueys? Brand new Apaches? Something new and exciting? Something American made? No, no, no and no. We're buying helicopters from Russia to send to Afghanistan. Is this poetic justice? Or maybe it's ironic. Didn't we get started on this madcap escapade by sending Stinger missiles to the Taliban so they could shoot down Russian helicopters? I guess it's a new day, a New Age, the Age of Aquarius. Or a New World Order. Or maybe it's just that Russian choppers are cheaper than American ones and the Pentagon is starting to feel the pinch. It's about damn time.

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