The Afghans are fighting for their own country.

How long before we learn the lesson of Afghanistan?
The recent troop rotation between British and American forces was agreed some months ago. e UK troops were dying at a significantly higher rate than US troops, so now it’s the US troops’ turn to pay the “blood price”, as Blair called it.
Vital statistics

The vital statistics of Afghanistan after 9 years of British involvement, go like this –
Worst infant mortality in the world: Afghanistan
Worst life expectancy in the world: Afghanistan
For those of you conned that we’re trying to do some good – It’s not working!
We’re the enemy!

The greatest single unifying force in Afghanistan, isn’t the government, isn’t the media, isn’t X-Factor, Kabul! – it’s the presence of foreign troops on their soil! We are THE enemy. The people know that they have fought off the Russians, 300,000 of them. They know foreign invaders have never held their country. Now for years ordinary people across Afghanistan have been taking up arms against us – or planting bombs – or even joined the ANA and passing weapons to the Resistance, which we almost always call the Taliban, just to keep things simple.
Doubling the UK deaths

It’s no surprise then that after record violence this year there has been a massive drop in the repatriation of refugees back into Afghanistan.
The Dead UK forces in Afghanistan now stand at 337. Another 21 deaths and we will have lost TWICE the number that Britain lost in Iraq.
We MUST leave!

Yes – if we leave there’s likely to be further violence. But eventually even America will leave – like Russia’s 300,000 troops did before it – and like the British Empire did before that! AND at least it won’t be our families killing – or dying – or, mark my words, taking their own lives later at home.
And finally, whether we’re there or not, the Afghans are fighting for their own country.

4 thoughts on “The Afghans are fighting for their own country.

  1. Yes, “the Taliban” – it’s not even people, just a “thing”! Just as “the Viet-Cong” was in Vietnam. And these aren’t an army: they’re just individual people wearing their own clothes living in their own country. Of course, there are problems in Afghanistan, but I don’t think they can be helped by the presence of foreign troops. There are (unfortunately) plenty of repressive regimes in the world, and we could name quite a few of them, but it’s not sensible to go around invading them at random. There must be a more civilised way of going about things. I don’t know the answer, but I suspect it lies with the United Nations, perhaps laying down criteria on when and how to intervene in the internal affairs of a sovereign state.

  2. OK, rhetorical question, if we leave Afghanistan how are we going to get all that lithium we need for the next generation of electric cars that Deutsche Bank says will save us from a peak oil disaster?

    Are the Afghanistan gov. or the Taliban going to mine it for us?

    If you have a solution for that, how would you spend the £390,000 per year that, according to Alan Johnson, each soldier in Afghanistan costs?

  3. I was listening to the radio and the guy who was in charge of Depleted Uranium for the Americans said that radioactive dust had already been detected in the UK blown from the Gulf war zones.

    Is this true, are we getting a dose of radiation from the yanks?

    • Probably! I did read some YEARS ago about DU being blown into Europe from Iraq (from 2003). DU becomes an aerosol when it explodes so it makes an insidious weapon by getting into people’s lungs for years to come, and also can be easily carried on the wind. (sorry for taking ages to reply!)

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