What is it, Exactly…That You Actually Do?

It’s always the tidbits of throwaway thoughts from troubled minds that can lead folks into the pits of despair, or even vamping outside the local McDonald’s drive-thru lane late at night.

And generally those troubled minds occupy bodies that take up corporate executive office suites that rival multi-million dollar Manhattan cribs  – or if you’re really loony, any Washington office that harbors psychopath’s who spend most of their careers deep in thought, wondering how to decimate sovereign nations and end innocents lives.

But every once in a while, a tasty morsel of truth escapes from the halls of the insane, never to be reported by the mainstream media:

After 17 Years of War, Top US Commander in Afghanistan Admits Taliban Cannot be Defeated – via RT.com

The Afghanistan war cannot be won militarily and peace will only be achieved through a political resolution with the Taliban, the newly-appointed American general in charge of US and NATO operations has conceded.

In his first interview since taking command of NATO’s Resolute Support mission in September, Gen. Austin Scott Miller provided NBC News with a surprisingly candid assessment of the seemingly never-ending conflict, which began with the US invasion of Afghanistan in October, 2001.

“This is not going to be won militarily. This is going to a political solution,” Miller said.

He mused that the Taliban is also tired of fighting and may be interested in starting to “work through the political piece” of the 17-year-old war.

Wow! It takes 17 years of killing to come to the mind-boggling conclusion that those lunatics still waging war are a bit tired of fighting, except maybe the military industrial complex of corporations who have profited mightily from Washington’s arrogance, hegemony and taste for death and destruction.

But don’t worry – the Trump administration has tapped another gifted nutjob to replace the previous psychotic as US Ambassador to the United Nations – sure to foment more Washington insanity:

We’ll let RT take it from here:

Who needs experience? Russophobic ex-Fox News Host Nauert tapped as next UN Ambassador

The Trump administration has found the perfect blank slate to push its uniquely belligerent foreign policy at the UN: Heather Nauert, a former Fox News host who had zero political experience until joining the Trump team last year.
Trump has confirmed that State Department Spokesperson Nauert “is under very serious consideration” to become the next US Ambassador to the UN, taking over from Nikki Haley, who announced last month that she would leave at the end of the year amid fierce speculation that she was planning a presidential run in 2020.
While lacking foreign policy experience, she’s good at dodging questions, finding justifications for inconsistent US policy, and making odd statements that would make her Obama-era predecessor Jen Psaki blush. Here are just a few examples from her briefings over the past year:
1. “Russia has long arms, Russia has lots of tentacles. (in an effort to convince reporters Russia was responsible for the Skripal poisoning, despite the absence of proof)
2. There’s no one better, in the world, about lying about US role in the world than Russia.
3. “Tomorrow is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. We obviously have a very long history with the government of Germany. (citing the Allied landings in Normandy during World War 2 as an example of US bonds with Germany)
4.“Our relationship with these countries can ebb and flow sometimes. You have – like a marriage. You have a good day and sometimes you have a bad day, right?” (after Erdogan claimed the US’s arrest of a Turkish trader was “a plot against Turkey”)
5. “I don’t know if you all are working for RT today or what. (after AP reporters questioned the government’s decision to search Russian diplomatic properties)
Before entering the Trump White House in April 2017, Nauert was a presenter on Fox & Friends, one of the president’s favorite news programs. She caught his eye by tweeting that she would buy two pairs of Ivanka Trump brand shoes after Nordstrom’s stopped selling the line. After watching her put her foot in her mouth for the past year, it’s clear why she needed that second pair of shoes.
But lack of experience is not a barrier to achievement in the Trump White House, as it didn’t stop Haley, who admitted after tendering her resignation that she didn’t know what the UN actually did before accepting the ambassador position.
The cold November wind has arrived.  Have a great weekend!
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Tonight’s musical offering:
Russlan And Ludmilla (Overture) – Milkhail Ivanovich Glinka – Orchestra Of Mariinsky Theatre – Director Valery Gergiev

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