One hour special of a Norwegian journalist embedded with the Taliban. It made me that realize that this war is just as asinine as I had suspected.
The journalist was with up to 20 Taliban, basically like the local "cops" that do double-duty as militia. They have no electricity or television, they are cut-off more or less and in these craggy mountainous areas.
So, they shot at convoys, although didn't hit any vehicles, but came close. Well, of course the Special Forces is sent in one night and kill 12 of them.
The Taliban don't know why we are there, but it's obvious they don't trust military vehicles that are foreign to them driving through.
I mean, if the Americans were the Taliban and the Taliban were the Americans, you'd probably have the same thing happening, sides switched. What a waste of time, money and lives. Oh yeah, they hit the Taliban commander again a month later and two of his little daughters were killed in that raid.
The absolute clincher that got me, wait for it, is that there was no record of any attacks in that area during that time according to the USA. I think that is complete full of sh8t. Q@!@#$ I was in the Army for three years, there have to be reports somewhere and lots of them. What a freaking joke, we can't even trust our own govt. to tell the truth, either that or they are inept.
Imagine if there wasn't an embedded journalist, you wouldn't know squat. Can you imagine being a soldier driving one of those humvees down the road, and they just kept driving through the anti-aircraft fire, barely getting missed, you could see the dirt in the air, they had to know they were being shot at, and then hearing that your govt. says that nothing took place there, no incidents?
But then this wiki-leaks guy is treated like an anti-christ that should be assassinated.
I find it ironic that it's the Taliban that are the ones open to the journalist. I guess everyone would toss their cookies if the saw the American side of an embedded journalist showing a bunch of Afghans getting efficiently waxed.