A Look Back

Even though The Duffel Blog is a satirist site (yes it really is people), this look back on the war in Afghanistan* is not only funny, but also highly accurate.

November 2009: With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Activision brings real Afghan action to living rooms everywhere. So grab a remote and hup two, soldier! There’s a war on!

June 2010: US Army golden boy and future City University of New York professor Gen. David Petraeus replaces “Runaway” Gen. Stanley McChrystal amid scandal.

May 1, 2011: Gah!! He was in Pakistan?! All this time?!? Our Garmins were way off …

2012: Attacks on coalition forces by Afghan military counterparts — so-called “green on blue” attacks — emerge as a prominent and alarming Taliban tactic. “Which is weird,” says a Pentagon representative, “because that’s not what we trained them to do.”

February 2012: US troops at Bagram burn some Qurans, but who will notice? Oh, no, wait. A bunch of fucking people die for this one.

March 2012: Preliminary peace talks between United States and Taliban representatives in Qatar are suspended suddenly, when Taliban representatives learn they’re involved in preliminary peace talks with the United States.

2013: We’re new here, but can someone please explain all this construction on base? Are those stairs made of fucking marble?!

As you can see, it is worth the read. Be sure to check out http://www.duffelblog.com/2015/01/afghanistan-americas-longest-war to read the whole timeline.

*Just to be clear, I don’t believe the War in Afghanistan is over, kind of like that whole Iraq thing that is still going on.

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