July 9, 2019 – On June 26 two US special forces soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, bringing the total of US military personnel who have died in that useless war to 2429. No matter what one might think about the rights and wrongs of the war in Afghanistan, it is sad to record such fatalities, and the question that comes to mind is: What did they die for? According to the US State Department the military are there because “we continue to invest US resources to help Afghanistan improve its security, governance, institutions and economy.” The Pentagon says “the principle goal… is to conclude the war in Afghanistan on terms favorable to Afghanistan and the United States.” Read more here: https://www.fort-russ.com/2019/07/op-ed-the-taliban-have-won-in-afghanistan/ ----- Does anyone of you know? Oh sure, you will say, 9/11 and Osama! But that was about 18 years ago! How much longer do you want to occupy and harass the Afghani? Something sinister is going on, I suspect. Exploitation? Afghanistan may be primitive but they have a wealth of rare minerals... $1 Trillion Trove of Rare Minerals Revealed Under Afghanistan https://www.livescience.com/47682-rare-earth-minerals-found-under-afghanistan.html --- Aha... now we know! 2429 dead American soldiers 31,000+ civilian deaths 29,900 civilians wounded. Over 111,000 Afghans, including civilians, soldiers and militants, are estimated to have been killed in the conflict. 360,000 additional people died through indirect causes related to the war. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilian_casualties_in_the_war_in_Afghanistan_(2001–present) When will the USA be done "improving" the lives of the Afghan people?