Skip to content


AFGHANISTAN: THE FLAWED “OPERATION MUSHTARAK” IS PROLONGING

By Colonel Eugene Khrushchev

The aims and purposes of “Operation Mushtarak” have been a perfect revelation of how an “innovative” approach disperses in a black hole of a familiar, antiquated path, and why high-maintenance troop and time intensive populace-centric COIN (Counterinsurgency) becomes a fiasco.

The grave imperfection:

To do the flawed thing the flawed technique – and at the flawed place:

The initial intentions of the operation were exceedingly go-getting: to sell further the COIN policy and to buy support from multiple target spectators in the US, EU, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The flawed thing
The COIN doctrine, revived and updated by General Petraeus, is one of the most momentous achievements of post-Cold War military intellect.
This is “the right thing,” no doubt about it.
The window of hope to try it in Afghanistan has been irreversibly closed after the US thoughtlessly invaded Iraq when it should have liberated Pakistan from ISI terrorists’ networks—and then to switch simultaneously from counterterrorism to counterinsurgency both in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Nowadays, after almost a decade of US occupation, a mini-surge in Helmand and Qandahar in accordance with classic COIN requirements is just “too much, too late”:

• For the Afghans, the central government supported by the US is perceived as a Kabul faction of companion capitalism, a sickening democratic trio of land, drug and war lords.
• US intelligence in Afghanistan seems unable to come to its grips with a politically incorrect reality that Talibanization, skillfully exploited from Pakistan, is a local resistance to the capital corruption and incompetence of the puppet “government in the box” – to defend a lucrative, narco business from the authorities “protection” chaos, hostile takeover or taxation.
• Even a countrywide inflated-COIN with 400,000 US troops, would be a futile task – because the insurgents enjoy the hideouts (to call them safe havens is insulting) across the border in Pakistan.

The flawed technique
It was a recipe for disaster to put the cart before the horse – the media campaign should be launched after, not during, the “shape” and “clear” phase of the campaign.

Even Anthony Cordesman reluctantly admits that mistake in his latest review.

It could have been a brilliant psyops and disinformation operation on the eve of the special ops raid:

• To deflate expectations for the sake of plausible deniability (if something wrong might happen, it will)
• to preserve and leverage goodwill (if, inshallah, the results exceed expectations) and regain the initiative
• to surprise and arraign the local criminal community of narco-fighters and bomb-makers

The flawed place
Operation Moshtarak should have taken place a long time ago – right across the border, in Pakistan, to shift from open-secret covert JSOC/CIA black ops into unmitigated COIN with redeployment of all US forces from NATO/ISAF countries.

About the author:
Colonel Evgeny Khrushchev, navy brat & army lifer, is the military analyst at RT (Russian TV).

Contrary to the family tradition, he didn’t apply to Vladivostok Navy Academy to join the Pacific Fleet but enrolled in the Red Banner Institute special faculty Persian Team.

The dream to become a military attaché in Tehran has yet to materialize – the first foreign mission started in Afghanistan as a psyops officer of the 56th Airborne Assault Brigade in Gardez, Paktia, Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and the last one was as the First Secretary of the Russian Embassy in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

View the original article at Veterans Today

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Posted in Analysis & Review.

Tagged with , .

Support #altnews & keep Dark Politricks alive

Remember I told you over 5 years ago that they would be trying to shut down sites and YouTube channels that are not promoting the "Official" view. Well it's happening big time. Peoples Channels get no money from YouTube any more and Google is being fishy with their AdSense giving money for some clicks but not others. The time is here, it's not "Obama's Internet Cut Off Switch" it's "Trumps Sell Everyones Internet Dirty Laundry Garage Sale".

It's not just Google/YouTube defunding altenative chanels (mine was shut), but Facebook is also removing content, shutting pages, profiles and groups and removing funds from #altnews that way as well. I was recently kicked off FB and had a page "unpublished" with no reason given. If you don't know already all Facebooks Private Messages and Secret Groups are still analysed and checked for words related to drugs, sex, war etc against their own TOS. Personally IU know there are undercover Irish police moving from group to group cloning peoples accounts and getting people booted. Worse than that I know people in court at the moment for the content they had on their secret private group. Use Telegrams secret chat mode to chat on, or if you prefer if you need to or buy a dumb phone with nothing for the NSA to hack into if you are that paranoid.

So if your not supporting this site already which brings you news from the Left to the Right (really the same war mongering bollox) then I could do with some. Even if it's just £5 or tick the monthly subscription box it will be much appreciated. Read on to find out why/

Why?

Any support to keep this site would be appreciated. You could set up a monthly subscription for £2 like some people do or you could pay a one off donation as a gift.
I am not asking you to pay me for other people's articles, this is a clearing house as well as place to put my own views out into the world. I am asking for help to write more articles like my recent
false flag gas attack to get WWIII started in Syria, and Trump away from Putin. Hopefully a few missiles won't mean a WikiLeaks release of that infamous video Trump apparently made in a Russian bedroom with Prostitutes. Also please note that this article was written just an hour after the papers came out, and I always come back and update them.

If you want to read JUST my own articles then use the top menu I have written hundreds of articles for this site and I host numerous amounts of material that has seen me the victim of hacks, DOS plus I have been kicked off multiple hosting companies, free blogging sites, and I have even had threats to cease and desist from the US armed forces. Therefore I have to pay for my own server which is NOT cheap. The more people who read these article on this site the more it costs me so some support would be much appreciated.

I have backups of removed reports shown, then taken down after pressure, that show collusion between nations and the media. I have the full redacted 28/29 pages from the 9.11 commission on the site which seems to have been forgotten about as we help Saudi Arabia bomb Yemeni kids hiding in the rubble with white phosphorus, an illegal weaapon. One that the Israeli's even used when they bombed the UN compound in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead. We complain about Syrian troops (US Controlled ISIS) using chemical weapons to kill "beautiful babies". I suppose all those babies we kill in Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and Syria are just not beautiful enough for Trumps beautiful baby ratio. Plus we kill about 100 times as many as ISIS or the Syrian army have managed by a factor of about 1000 to 1.

I also have a backup of the FOX News series that looked into Israeli connections to 9.11. Obviously FOX removed that as soon as AIPAC, ADL and the rest of the Hasbra brigade protested.

I also have a copy of the the original Liberal Democrats Freedom Bill which was quickly and quietly removed from their site once they enacted and replaced with some watered down rubbish instead once they got into power. No change to police tactics, protesting or our unfair extradition treaty with the USA but we did get a stop to being clamped on private land instead of the mny great ideas in the original.

So ANY support to keep this site running would be much appreciated! I don't have much money after leaving my job and it is a choice between shutting the server or selling the domain or paying a lot of money just so I can show this material. Material like the FSB Bombings that put Putin in power or the Google no 1 spot when you search for protecting yourself from UK Police with "how to give a no comment interview". If you see any adverts that interest you then please visit them as it helps me without you even needing to give me any money. A few clicks per visit is all it takes to help keep the servers running and #altnews alive!

However if you don't want to use the very obvious and cost free ways (to you) to help the site and keep me writing for it then please consider making a small donation. Especially if you have a few quid sitting in your PayPal account doing nothing useful. Why not do a monthly subscription for less money instead. Will you really notice £5 a month?


0 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.



Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.



css.php