No Mention of Pakistan Blocking U.S. Supply Route to Afghanistan?
I was startled to see no U.S. news reports that Pakistan has blocked the route where 9/10 of our supplies for our troops fighting in Afghanistan must pass or that 30 of our stalled oil trucks had been destroyed. We are not loved by the Pakistanis and this may mean the end of our ‘war’ on Afghanistan as well. It took a British paper, the Guardian, to bring this military disaster to our attention:
Most of Pakistan dislikes us for our past support of military coups, killing of innocent people — those drones and some of our troops who are murderers!
I scanned our own news sources and found nothing in such as the NY Times this a.m.
How can Americans vote intelligently in the coming election when most get their news — opinions, not facts — from TV owned by the super rich?
No wonder we have the sad tea party phenomenon screwing up the thinking of the scared — out of work or worried about their jobs?
The U.S. is truly in very bad shape and all too likely facing worse with the attacks on Obama and his willingness to compromise.
We have been warned — but not by our own voices!
“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)
Ed Kent [blind copies]