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Das Boot(ed) Out

A few weeks ago an Amerikastani Seawolf class nuclear submarine had an “accident” in the South China Sea.

The ludicrous Amerikastani Navy “explanation” as of yesterday is that the sub “hit an undersea mountain” due to “old maps.” Can anyone believe this? Either the Amerikastani Navy is too incompetent to provide its own sailors up to date navigation information and said crew, in peacetime when they’re not being hunted, in international waters, did not use active sonar to ‘see’ where they were going, which bivalves sending out sound impulses like a bat or dolphin and navigating by the echoes. This, by the way, being the crew of the Amerikastani Empire’s arguably only remaining truly world class military arm, its submarine fleet. Or something else happened which is deliberately being concealed, the most likely being that it was not where it was officially stated to be, but in Chinese territorial waters, where it didn’t have proper knowledge of the undersea topography and didn’t dare turn on its active sonar because that would give its position away. And as for what it hit, your guess is as good as mine.Of course, there is the possibility that the Amerikastani Empire is telling the truth, and that its sub crew really is that incompetent. The implications of that are probably more frightening than anything else.

Meanwhile Petrov and Boshirov are the two Russian men accused by Amerikastan’s NATO vassals Brutain and Czechistan of poisoning the Skripals with Novichok and blowing up an ammunition dump in 2014. When Bidet is removed from power they’ll probably be blamed for that too.

Because of software problems I’m compelled to post this one in monochrome. Sorry about that.

Black Hawk Up

The one thing that, to my mind, most symbolises the failed Amerikastani war on Afghanistan is the sight of the Taliban flying around in UF 60 Black Hawk helicopters. Not just because of the oft-repeated claim that Bidet “armed the Taliban “, but because of the shock that seemed to afflict certain of the Usual Suspects when the Taliban did, in fact, start flying around in those helicopters.

There is a strong element of condescending racism among the Amerikastani Empire and its vassals about the Taliban, and Afghans in general (IQ 80 goat herders, as I saw them charmingly called on Unz). Even before they captured a single helicopter, I had said on various fora that they had better start training pilots, or at least organise their defection. On the other hand, this is the trend that I came across online from Western “experts”:

Phase One: “The Taliban can’t ever operate any helicopters, they can only sit in them making vroom vroom noises. Savages.”

Phase Two: “All right, so those low IQ goat herders can taxi around airports in helicopters, but they’ll never get them into the air.”

Phase Three: “All right, those terrorists can fly helicopters, but they’ll never be able to maintain them! They’ll never get spare parts and technical support!”

When the Taliban – like the Iranians in 1978 with their F 14s – show that they can amply source spare parts (from China or Pakistan, or just make them in the same village smithies that produce perfect AK 47 knockoffs), and find trained technicians just as easily as they found pilots, I wonder what Phase Four will be.

Imperialists who persist in imagining that people they attacked and occupied are too stupid to operate captured technology – the same people literally having won a 20 year war against the same colonialists – deserve to never win even a minor skirmish again.

Left On Afghanistan’s Plains Part V

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It’s obvious – or should be at any rate – that no insurgency can possibly survive for 20 years without a substantial amount of support from the local population. In which case, obviously, the question one should ask, but which for some reason almost nobody is asking, is why the population should support said insurgency. Nothing I said in this strip is made up, by the way; under the Amerikastani Empire’s “freedom and democracy”, this is how the ordinary Afghans, outside the westernised “Kabulbubble” urban elite, were treated.

As I said last cartoon, I will carry on with the preplanned series of stories even though events have somewhat, shall we say, overtaken them.

The Message

….is, as one might guess, “get out and stay out!”

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So, first my desktop monitor went on the blink and then my CPU. Numerous failed fixing attempts later, I had to buy a new desktop altogether. In the meantime the Taliban scotched my plans for an Afghanistan cartoon series by capturing Kabul, but, you know what, I’m going to ignore all that and carry on with my original plans anyway. Maybe that was the reason for the early August blitzkrieg, come to think of it, but that’s not going to stop me. So there!

Also, Raghead’s birthday was on 22 July and I had drawn a whole strip for it, but it’s too late now, so I’ll post that next year.

Left On Afghanistan’s Plains Part III

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This is why I call the so called government imposed by Amerikastan on Afghanistan the puppet child sex slaver Quisling warlord regime. Their habit of abducting children to use as sex slaves is called bacha bazi (literally “child practice”), by the way. Eliminating bacha bazi was one of the reasons the original Taliban were created in 1994, and which Amerikastan’s pet warlords brought right back when Bush put them into power again.

From an article by an Irish soldier who served in Afghanistan:

“…most of the people with whom I dealt…are not particularly for example interested that what they see as a miniscule minority of women in Kabul or the other cities may no longer go to university. They are very interested in their daughter getting through adolesence without being raped by some western-supported warlord’s levies.”

This is one of the reasons why the Taliban are winning today.

Green On Blue: Shuja’s Rebellion

Two posts ago – in Left On Afghanistan’s Plains Part I – I had said that Shuja and Hadeed were characters who had appeared in the early days of this strip. I believe that it’s time we took a look at Shuja’s back story, and how he came to join the Taliban.

Cartoons from 2013, with earlier character designs. And how my art has changed!

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Red and Ted, the Amerikastani war criminals, have appeared before and since. If the Bidet regime insists on keeping troops in the Amerikastani embassy in Kabul, expect them to meet Shuja again.