A US Army soldier patrols near Baraki Barak base in Logar Province, Afghanistan.
Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:52PM GMT
By Finian Cunningham
It didn’t quite garner the same media highlight, but nevertheless there was the unmistakable comparison this week between the evacuation of American troops from southern Afghanistan and the Fall of Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1975.
Both events mark embarrassing retreats by a failing American empire whose hubris always manages to deny reality until the illusion of power finally comes crashing down.
This week thousands of US and British troops were hurriedly airlifted from the giant military base known as Camp Bastion in southern Helmand Province.
It was a huge logistical operation involving a fleet of transport planes and helicopters landing and taking off over a 24-hour period.
The scene of hasty imperial removal from…
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