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War is action v. reaction. The insurgents got the upper hand in Iraq with their improvised explosive devices. We countered with $40 billion worth of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. That worked for a while.

But the advantage is shrinking. Six U.S. troops, all inside a single MRAP, died Sunday in Afghanistan in the blast of a single IED. “It was a MaxxPro variant of the MRAP, one vehicle,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain John Kirby said Tuesday. “It was really just a large amount of explosive materials — material that was used to penetrate the hull of the MRAP.”

Bottom line: it’s a lot easier for the enemy to build and deploy a 200-pound bomb than it is for the U.S. military to build and deploy hulking armored vehicles. Any advantage is fleeting.

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freefallingbomb
freefallingbomb

Just wondering: Since the “Freedom-promoting” U.S.A. are as single-minded about aggression, invasions and World dominance like the Mongols, but the seemingly unbeatable I.E.D.s aren't going to be “dis-invented” either (he he), how will they affect the future of U.S. American invasions, occupations and thefts of foreign riches?

My guess: If the future victims of the U.S.A. simply decide to defend themselves as valiantly as the heroic Talibans did, showing especially YEARS-LONG PERSISTENCE and a high readiness to die, even to be tortured for nothing by the “democratic”, “civilized”, “liberating” U.S. Americans, then

1) the next invaded countries will become increasingly smaller and weaker (bravo, U.S.A. !!!),

2) the next U.S. occupations will also last increasingly less time (or be replaced by perpetual, COWARD drone attacks)

and

3) the political excuses for invading harmless countries and fleeing quickly afterwards will be increasingly shameless, ill-defined and blatantly violated (like in Libya 2011).

Doesn't really look like a lot of bang for a Hyper-Power's buck, does it? One is tempted to conclude that war has become both unwinnable and unaffordable, and thus irrational. But since these criminal wars ( LOST even against defenseless little countries!) acquired a dynamic of their own in the M.I.C. to the point of consciously BANKRUPTING the entire U.S.A., and the U.S. Armed Forces try hard to be better than everybody else in hi-tech warfare as well (but against WHICH enemy, or enemies?! Who on Earth threatens the nuclear-armed U.S.A. in the least?!), in the not too distant future the history of the U.S.A. will end either in a giant implosion, or in a giant explosion.

Believe it or not, in the end it will all have been the U.S. population's fault, especially of the millions of politically AND MORALLY indifferent, micro-interested, sheepish U.S. citizens. Anglos!

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