sir, the road wheel’s cracked. Kaminski drank our brakes. We’re low on
petrol. The battery’s low. We’re losing oil. If the engine heats up it’s
gonna seize. The terrain, obviously against us. We have no rations. The
Mujas behind us don’t seem to run on rations, petrol, or anything we
know of. And they have an RPG. Their aim is getting better. Sir.


in other dispatches from a crumbling empire, the US is scrambling to get out of afghanistan far ahead of schedule because the taliban controls most of the country. the press is struggling to frame it in a positive light because they fucking lost, so instead it seems like its being brushed over. the date troops were supposed to leave changed from september 11 to august 31, and while “Washington is not saying how many troops remain in Afghanistan, a CENTCOM statement more than a week ago said the withdrawal was 90 percent complete.”

this is being reported on as “the end of the war” rather than “the loss of the war”

this despite the fact that the taliban controls 80%+ of the country


🤣🤣🤣 when its not comparable

You have to be defeated to lose a war.


PAKISTAN. Outskirts of Islamabad. March 29, 2014. Afghan refugee Basmeenah Hassan, 26, a mother of 3 children, holds her daughter Zara, 3 months, in her makeshift kitchen at her mud house in a slum. Hassan and her husband left their hometown of Laghman in Afghanistan seeking refuge in Pakistan eight years ago. “I want my children to be safe – that’s why we left our homes in Afghanistan, to see them growing in front of our eyes.”

Photograph: Muhammed Muheisen/AP Images for TIME