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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Trump Approves Heavy Weapons for Kurds, Afghanistan Surge Likely
by Stephen Lendman
Trump straightaway in office proved his noninterventionist campaign promises were baloney!
He escalated Bush/Cheney/Obama wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, threatens possible nuclear war on the Korean peninsula, dashed hoped for improved relations with Russia, and likely intends sending thousands more combat troops to Afghanistan – America's longest war, lost years ago.
No increased US troop strength can change things. America's presence is the root cause of raping and destroying the country, devastating long-suffering Afghans – ruled by illegitimate pro-Western puppet governance.
Trump abdicated militarism and warmaking to administration generals and Pentagon commanders. They want authority to deploy more US forces – for front line combat against Taliban fighters, without White House permission.
Claiming they're solely to train and advise is cover for
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