President Donald Trump has given us all patriotic Americans a very happy and thankful Thanksgiving week.
U.S. and Afghan forces have launched a series of attacks this week on narcotics laboratories in southern Afghanistan. What may very well be marking the start of what could become a very long and expanded air war in the area under President Trump. The initial strikes began Sunday and lasted most of the week.
From Active Political:
Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said that this is the first significant use of new legal authorities granted by the Trump administration in August that enable the Pentagon to target Taliban revenue streams.
“This is going to be steady pressure that is going to stay up,” he told reporters from his headquarters in Kabul. “We’re not going to let up.”
The U.S. military had previously only conducted strikes when facing an imminent threat or working directly with the Afghans. This did not work, however, the Muslim Terrorists know very well how to exploit the weaknesses the US makes for its self by bowing down to pressure from politically correct liberal snowflakes. Luckily for us, Trump sees through this nonsense and is ready to do whatever it takes to take out terrorists.
This comes after it was revealed that the Taliban takes in about $200 million yearly from poppy cultivation and opium production.
“It is high time for the international community and Afghanistan to reprioritize drug control,” said Yury Fedotov, executive director of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime.
Nicholson also spoke out to push back on concerns about the Taliban’s gaining influence. He explained that the areas where the insurgents gained control were in rural regions, and that the advances occurred before Trump granted the new war authorities in August.
“We didn’t see the enemy attempt to take cities like they did,” Nicholson said. “They did go after some district centers, but when they did they undertook heavy casualties. … These new authorities give me the ability to go after the enemy in ways that I really couldn’t before, and it’s freed us up now to use airpower the most effective way going forward.”
This is how you treat your enemies. Back in the Bush 43 and Obama days soldiers were only allowed to fire if fired upon, which needless to say put our troops in added danger. If a terrorist would shoot at them and he would throw his weapon under a car they were no longer allowed to shoot at him.
Now, thanks to our new president we will be able to end/avoid the shooting even before it starts. That’s the way it should have been since 9/11/2001. Something tells me this new ramped up war will last a very short time and we will be the victors, after 16 long years of tying our right arms when we have the upper hand.