IF YOU SAW THE ORIGINAL – THE LAST HELICOPTER OUT OF SAIGON – THEN YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.
BELOW IS HOW THE BBC REVIEWED THE FILM
“The Taliban say they have taken control of the city of Sheberghan in the northern Afghan province of Jawzjan.
An Afghan defence ministry spokesman told the BBC government forces were still in the city and would clear out the Taliban “soon”.
This is the second regional capital to fall to the militants, after Zaranj in the south-western province of Nimroz fell on Friday.
It is a major blow to security forces, with battles raging across the country.
There are also reports of heavy fighting in Kunduz in the north and Lashkar Gah in the south.
Violence has escalated across Afghanistan after US and other international forces began to withdraw their troops from the country, following 20 years of military operations.
Taliban militants have made rapid advances in recent weeks, capturing large swathes of the countryside, and are now targeting key towns and cities.”
This time the USA has no home grown hero like John Wayne to lead them to a cinematic victory as he did in the” Green Berets.” Arnie had to be imported, Clint Eastwood is too old and Tom Hanks is just not tuff enough.
The parallels, however, are there for all to see: A puppet Government propped up by American money, a national resistance force denounced as evil, a long war with the poor foot soldiers being blown apart to prop up the American Empire and the USA pleading for help from their vassal states to get them out of the mess they got themselves into.
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