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Afghanistan has been the doormat of the Middle East for 1395 years, since 622 AD when the Holy Qur’an gave the order to spread Islam worldwide.

Unfortunately, the people of the Arabian Peninsula were among the few who not only knew the world was round, but some had actually been quite a way around it, knew where other people lived, what they produced, how to trade and bring some home as shown by Cannibus seeds, and other items, found in tombs.

The first effort to spread Islam went smack into Afghanistan and it seems that every conqueror thought it a good idea to trample over this tiny nation in every century from thereon. The result is that they have 30 million people who are armed, angry and good shots with small weapons. To think we would consider an expeditionary force of a few thousand could win a war in that place is ridiculous. One million would not get the job done. These were the first people to demonstrate that an armed population cannot be defeated by invaders.

History shows it would take a force equal to or greater than the population to prevail over an angry, armed people. This is a simple fact war generals have a very hard time learning. It interferes with promotion and after retirement profits working for weapons makers. There is no force that can prevail in Afghanistan as they are very well armed just from weapons left when the last invaders ran. To Afghanies invading armies have been weapons suppliers.

They know every nook and cranny, road, path and hiding place. All they have to do is wound one-fifth of our boys and we are beaten. Such is the nature of guerilla war. We will never be invaded because the American hunter is the largest armed force in the world. Long live the Second Amendment. It is our best guarantee of freedom.

Our own revolution is a case in point: In spite of all the talk of the great battles of the Revolutionary War it was the thousands of boys with rifles designed to kill squirrels and rabbits that would only wound men that defeated the British. Wounding one many ties up four just to carry him off the battlefield or out of the march and almost that many were needed to take care of him. If field commanders do not take care of the wounded they get shot in the back or see a lit grenade come rolling in their tents. Regiments are fraternities not birthday parties. There are no clowns in war.

Afghanistan is a man-made Hell thanks to two great forces: Doormat destiny and the Opium Poppy. This tiny nation has created more Hell than Satan. If we could have erased it, much bad history would not have happened and will continue unless we have a thermonuclear solution.

Today the Taliban controls 70% of Afghanistan, all but the northern provinces of Afghanistan. They will have a headquarters in a defendable canyon surrounded by tall mountains with only two roads into a valley. This is a perfect thermonuclear target as there will be no significant collateral damage and even a small nuke could do the job, but a big one is better as it would turn the ground into a glass monument many will see for a long time and all the neighbors feel the earth move.

Our use of a nuclear weapon in this situation will have a profound effect on our world image, politics and economics. America needs to send such a message as we are the dominate thermonuclear power on this planet having invented the fusion bomb which is as far as you can go in bomb technology, but war profiteering politicians have kept us from using our best weapons as war is good for their business, campaign contributions and Swiss number bankers. This era can end. Afghanistan is perfect!

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Adrian Vance

Trained as a science teacher, with eight years classroom experience, he has been writing professionally since the age of 15. He was the youngest person to be published in Journal of the Illinois Academy of Science at 17 as a result of a paper he wrote suggesting a revision in the science teaching curriculum. Publication was accidental as his teacher headed the selection committee and his paper was sent to the printer in error. Nonetheless, it received positive response. It proposed teaching General Science, then Physics followed by Chemistry with Biology in the senior year given the then new molecular focus in Biology. During his college years he worked on the school newspaper, primarily as a photographer and did an occasional feature, some of which caused him to be called to the Dean's office. "You don't like the way we do things here?" was the usual opening remark followed by the expected suggestion. After his third year, exhausted and without direction, he left for one year, but returned, when Sputnik and Admiral Rickover's books documented a crisis in American education. He felt called to teach and completed a B.S. in Physical Science at Illinois State University with a major in chemistry, minor in biology, near minors physics and education. He did graduate work in both Illinois and California completing a California Life Diploma teaching credential in 1962. While teaching he saw many needs and opportunities in educational publishing so he wrote and produced educational materials, primarily filmstrips and sound recordings. He also wrote for photographic magazines as film work put him in touch with many photographic and production problems. He has 325 screen credits in educational, industrial film and filmstrip as a writer-producer. In 1976 he won the Learning Magazine “Best of the Year” award for his “You in the Universe” filmstrip series and the New York Film and Television Festival Silver Medal for “An Introduction to Cells” filmstrip series. For a partial database of Adrian’s publications please click on and you will see them listed by series title and publisher. Each series title included four to 30 filmstrips and all are not fully listed in this database. The grand total is over 800. Over that 30 years Mr. Vance also wrote other material: two books, published in New York: “UFO’s: The Eye and the Camera” for Barlenmir House and “Audiovisual Production” for Amphoto Books. He wrote and illustrated over 100 features and columns for photography magazines. He was a Founding Contributing Editor for Peterson's PhotoGraphic Magazine and the West Coast Editor of Popular Photography from 1974 to 1978, writing a monthly column for the magazine. As a result of underwater photography work he contributed to SKIN DIVER magazine in the 70's. His "Timing Waves to Enter The Sea" article, first appearing in SKIN DIVER, is now a chapter in a classified U.S. Navy Seals training manual. "UFO's, The Eye and the Camera" documents his "Two channel information theory for the analysis of events simultaneously seen and photographed." It is the first comparative analysis of vision and photography written with the idea of combining information from both sources into a single analysis that can be used scientifically and forensically. Mr. Vance is also credited with solving the mystery of how complete maps of Earth were drawn in antiquity and he rediscovered Captain Cook's secret method of locating Pacific islands so well their positions have only recently been improved. He is cited with discovering the method in the seventh edition of "The Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings," by Dr. Charles Hapgood and he later contributed to a definitive article on cartography in antiquity for The Smithsonian Magazine as they confirmed his method. On February 19, 1976 Mr. Vance got a “Certificate of Appreciation” award from the Los Angeles Police Department “in grateful recognition of his generosity in make available to officers of this Department the talents and training of his German Shepherd, Boris. The ready willingness of Mr. Adrian Vance to become involved and to make available his valuable dog in a potentially hazardous situation deserves the gratitude and approbation of the entire Los Angeles Police Department.” This incident was critical to the LAPD administration’s realization that trained dogs could be of value in police work and they are now employed by the LAPD. When the computer replaced film the school market audio-visual field he switched horses at full gallop and produced 460 computer educational disk systems for the Apple II computer over 15 years. During that time he became a professional broadcaster in the 90's to promote the State Water bond issue in Santa Barbara, California as he felt it was critical for the town. He was publicly credited for having been one of the top ten reasons the measure passed thanks to his book “Drought in Paradise” and radio work. The collapse of his software business when Apple Computer discontinued the "II" machine line in 1995 crystallized the failure of his second marriage. With no clear direction in the school market supplemental materials field he sought a career in broadcasting in Las Vegas, Nevada doing shows on both KDWN and KXNT. This was unsatisfying due to the "star" economics of commercial radio where a few performers make millions and everyone else starves. Mr. Vance has also been a day trader, strategist, system developer and author on the equities markets and trading. He now trades stock, land and develops residential property. His website and trading information service, "The Stock Surfer" was a leading Internet service for seven years. He has been developing “The Young Americans” series of Young Adult novels promoting conservative values as well as his personal memoir, “A Long Way From Normal.” You can buy Adrian Vance’ books or downloads at December 21, 2010 he was awarded US. Patent 7,855,061 for his “Fuel Farm” that makes a gasoline equivalent 100 Octane fuel, butanol, from CO2, water and sunlight with algae and bacteria. You can see the full disclosure websites regarding his inventions at: and -30-


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