Thursday, June 5, 2014

U.S. vs. Taliban: Skilled, Well-Armed, Good Propaganda

Typical Taliban "Small Unit"

Typical American "Small Unit"

Both well-armed and highly trained, but my money's on the skills and tactics of the U.S. soldier, except when terrain and other local factors favor the natives.

Now this headline, it surely will add to the GOP's latest uproar: "See we told ya' so ... yada, yada, yap, yap, etc. etc."
                    Taliban: We’ll Kidnap More Like Bergdahl
According to one unnamed Taliban commander, the exchange of five imprisoned Taliban for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will make his group more likely to kidnap American soldiers and other profitable targets, saying in part: “It’s better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people. It has encouraged our people. Now everybody will work hard to capture such an important bird.”

Now, who with a straight face can say that kind of propaganda will not be all over FOX, Talk Radio, and in forums before the ink on this post dries. 

Honestly, does anyone still think those goofy, ragtag mountain goat herders have not mastered the FOX style 24/7 propaganda game – ha. Think again. They have smart phones, computers, and yes, probably DISH high-speed networking, too. 

Hell, I’d even go so far as to say they can compete with Karl Rove hands down.

I also have to say in all honesty that cartoonist Mike Luckovich nails the two GOP choices: 

Can't prove me wrong - go ahead and try.

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