Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SO OUR BEST GENERAL SAYS WE ARE LOSING IN AFGHANISTAN...NOTHING NEW



The movie "Hyena Road" mentions the legend, also mentioned by Steven Pressfield, that Alexander The Great sent Afghanistan soil to his mother.

“Alexander’s mother Olympias wrote him a letter once,” the officer tells me, “getting on his case for taking so long to knock off these primitive, poverty-stricken Afghans. So Alexander captured three tribal chiefs and sent them back to Macedonia, each one carrying an offering of soil from his own tribal homeland; they were supposed to deliver these tokens to Olympias as a gift from her son. But waiting outside the queen’s palace door, the three chiefs got into a fight and killed one another. Alexander’s Mom wrote back: ‘Now I understand, my son.’”

In Afghanistan dogs fight dogs; birds fight birds ; and men kill men.

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