I remember driving by endless trains of M1 Abrams tanks being loaded onto ships at the port of Oakland in March of 2001, and no one said anything.
Afghan with Lee Enfield.
Unknown Photographer – Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan Photography
Mujahedeen modified Kamaz truck with a Mi-8 helicopter
The more things change
The more they stay the same.
Where empires go to die.
Afghan soldier with his new equipment. Afghanistan, ca. 1930
Afghanistan: The eternal war.
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier.
Afghanistan: Where Empires go to die.