Friday, June 22, 2007

'Liberating' Afghanistan

Another day- yet more civilians 'liberated' by the benign intervention of the US Airforce.....

6 comments:

Matt Sanchez said...

Neil, you have a problem. If you think laying down arms and "respecting" those who will indiscriminately bomb anything is going to "create peace" then you're sadly mistaken.


I'm sitting in Baghdad after having toured through al Anbar. The folks who assassinate clergy, sheiks, politicians, policemen, teachers, children and women would cut your head off in a heartbeat.

Neil Clark said...

Remind me Matt, were the 'folks' who "indiscriminately bomb anything" and who "assassinate clergy, sheiks, politicians, policemen, teachers, women and children" doing the same in Iraq prior to March 2003? I wonder what event could have unleashed such chaos in the country....?

David Lindsay said...

The British Ambassador to Kabul apparently believes our operation in Afghanistan to be a thirty-year job. How can he possibly know this, when, like everybody else, he has no idea what our aim is in Afghanistan? What, exactly, would ever constitute victory, or defeat, there, and why?

In Afghanistan, there is people (later converted to Shi'ism, and so ruthlessly persecuted by the Taliban) of Mongolian appearence, because descended from Genghis Khan's soldiers who simply got stuck there. There is even a small tribe of Caucasians going back to the army of Alexander the Great.

We either get out of Afghanistan now, or we stay for ever. I know which I'd prefer.

xngogti said...

Remind me Matt, were the 'folks' who "indiscriminately bomb anything" and who "assassinate clergy, sheiks, politicians, policemen, teachers, women and children" doing the same in Iraq prior to March 2003?

Of course they were - the only difference being that they were doing it with the approval and encouragement of the then Iraqi government.

The so-called "resistance" is overwhelmingly made up of Saddam's former henchmen - understandably, since they're unemployable elsewhere.

Petar Franciskovic said...

Matt Sanchez,
Everything you said has been done by American led NATO in their war on Serbia either directly or by terror groups they sponsored. Destroyed churces lay in ruin, property seized at gunpoint and general insecurity prevail with daily unresolved murders abound.Today, few serbians remaining in ghetto like enclaves in the occupied serbian province of kosovo live the most dire existence and 100's of thousands of refugees are displaced and it's all supported by nato occupation troops. One has to wonder then what is behind the carnage in Iraq (I am sure there is plenty of blame to go around including neighbouring countries) knowing prior actions of stirring up ethnic wars by american occupation by antagonizing small groups against the main group which makes them all weak by the end and ready for takeover or is it all just one big "blowback" ? As it is , American credibility in iraq is low from the beginning and the other groups aren't representative of any legitimate factions so it all seems like one big blur.

I don't know what is going on in Iraq and you are there so I give you that much . The mainstream western media seems to go out of their way to cover up things and reports from Iraq almost always resemble a weather reports with dispasionate tally of the latest carnage or the latest push by american forces to win control. Were it not for the internet , this war would still be popular back home.

the talking crocodile said...

Matt is 'embedded' so is obviously he going to toe the official party line.

'The so-called "resistance" is overwhelmingly made up of Saddam's former henchmen - understandably, since they're unemployable elsewhere. ' Do you have any evidence for this xngoti?