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The Longest War (2020)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 15 August 2020 (UK)
This documentary feature unpacks the human stories and drama behind America's involvement in Afghanistan, now the longest war in U.S. history. First-hand witnesses bring their experiences to life through emotional interviews.

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The Emmy® and Peabody winning creators and executive producers of HOMELAND, Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, team up with Emmy® winning director Greg Barker for this documentary feature, which unpacks the human stories and drama behind America's involvement in Afghanistan, now the longest war in U.S. history. First-hand witnesses - ranging from U.S. intelligence operatives, to soldiers and their families, Afghan officials, journalists, top government and military officials - bring their experiences to life through emotional interviews. Written by SHOWTIME

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11 November 2020 | by dncorpSee all my reviews

Drafted Vietnam War age 18, U.S. Army Field Artillery, life expectancy 6 months. Age 18 told that I Volunteered to be U.S. Army Special Forces Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol life expectancy 2 Weeks. Combat Schools Republic of South Vietnam, U.S. Army Airborne School (included Air Mobile today's Air Assault), U.S. Army Ranger School (two classes before mine got massacred), U.S. Army Special Forces School, U.S. Army Special Forces Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol School as Strategic at Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, not the Tactical U.S. Army Ranger Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols. Age 18 killed Vietcong at less than 10 meters, Age 19 killed North Vietnamese Army Soldier, each LRRP of my 4 member Team credited with killing Hundreds on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. After College, University Re Entered the U.S. Military as Officer, Combat Service Support as NOT wanting anything to do with Combat.

After Graduating from over 6 Career Field Schools stationed with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Europe, as Missile Officer, Nuclear Weapons Physics and Physiology Officer. While on "The Duty" (Nuclear Control Orders), and Staff Duty Officer a message came in addressed to ALL Major Military Commands and Government Agencies, requiring anybody with Combat Experience to Report to Ramstein Air Force Base, Building xx (a Hanger) Date Time Group (DTG), attached was a list of about 1,000 names, social security number (used instead of assigned Service Numbers). Field Uniform, Assigned Weapon(s), Field Gear. I read the first pages only not the entire message and the list, believing this did not concern me, as was not a Nuclear Control Order.

Next Morning routine brief the Chief Of Staff, he will then brief the Commanding General. After the Briefing I went home. Next day I got called in to see the Commanding General, he said did you Read this Message. He showed me my name on that List. With a copy of that message I went to Ramstein Air Force Base, a C-5 Hangar. There were about a 1,000 from all Branches of Service, and Government Agencies. We got assigned to U.S. Army Special Forces Teams. Boarded C-141s were not told were we were going nor mission. Doors opened sign said "Baghdad International Airport". Training, U.S. Ally Iraqis Army to fight the U.S.S.R. backed Iranians of Ayatollah Khomeini during the Iran Iraq Wars, I lead a Iraqis Combat Brigade of over 100,000, 3 other Team Leader Led the other 3 Iraqis Combat Brigades north of Baghdad, to the South a Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable to Colonel) Led the Iraqis Combat Divisions. U.S. Ally Iraq was losing as the 30 Million Kurds turned Traitor and allied with Iran. The Millions of Iranians that previously fled the Massacres of Ayatollah Khomeini turned Traitor and allied to Iran. U.S. Ally Iraq was losing.

CIA Operation Cyclone

Afterwards we were rotated with the Teams of CIA Operation Cyclone. Training, Arming the CIA's Afghan Muhajeen at the Afghan Refugee Camps Pakistan. The Pakistanis Inter Service Intelligence as Allies of the U.S.S.R. did not do that. After Training, Arming the CIA Muhajeen they went across the Border and started killing each other as Revenge Kills from Decades, Centuries ago, Solution each U.S. Army Special Forces Team Member would lead a 12 man Afghan Muhajeen into Afghanistan to kill U.S.S.R.

FIM-92s sent to Us were defeated by the U.S.S.R. use of Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) that broadcasted the Friendly Signal to the FIM-92s "Stinger" Missiles. We did raids of the U.S.S.R. Depots and got SA-7s with no Identification Friend Or Foe, IFF, and shotdown U.S.S.R. MI-24s and the SU-25s hunting Us.

The U.S.S.R. could not figure out how we moved undetected because they did not know about the Thousands of Miles of mining tunnels, everywhere including inside the Mountains, that started since the Age of the Pharaohs of Egypt as Before Christ, as Millions from the other Nations went to Afghanistan to dig up anything of value, and sell along the Old Silk Road.

There were also the interconnected Afghan Water Well Tunnels, that allowed Us to appear inside the U.S.S.R. Base built around the Afghan Water Wells.

The idea started as to How to end this. Kill the age 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 U.S.S.R. "Conscripts", knowing that they had Living Parents, brothers, sisters, Relatives, Friends, and they would protest the U.S.S.R. War at Afghanistan, we knew that the 17 to 22 year olds at the U.S.S.R. fearing being Conscripted would Demonstrate, Protest. We did not kill the Old U.S.S.R. Military intentionally. We ambushed the U.S.S.R.s Main Supply Route from Pakistan thru the Khyber Pass to Kabul, we ambushed the U.S.S.R. Main Supply Route 2 from Tajikistan into Afghanistan to starve out the U.S.S.R. Bases at Afghanistan.

After the U.S.S.R. left their Pro U.S.S.R. Afghan Government and Pro U.S.S.R. Military became the Afghan Taliban 1990. Our CIA Muhajeen continued to fight the Pro U.S.S.R. Afghans as the Northern Alliance. When we Returned 2001 the former CIA Afghan Muhajeen of 150,000 helped Us overthrow the 5 Million Afghan Taliban Government and Afghan Taliban Armies (not "Militia"), See 2018 Movie 12 Strong.

OBL was never there during CIA Operation Cyclone he was at Northern Yemen creating his Al Quada to do Terrorist Acts against the House of Saud to get the U.S. Military Bases out of U.S. Ally Saudi Arabia, that were built by the Bin Laden Group his Parent's Corporation.

Because of all of this I was called some kind of "Expert" pertaining to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Kuwait, Indonesia, Philippines, etc., and instead of being away from Combat, I was Months, Years before the "Tip of the Spear" or as others told me I got "Shafted". As involved with EVERYTHING since 1982 ---> 2020


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