Tuesday, May 24, 2005

KARZAI'S SILENT SCREAM

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The last 48 hours has been a catastrophe for America. More than a dozen soldiers blown up. It is curious that there are as usual, zero pictures and near zero headlines. Even yesterday, the dead soldiers were buried in the body of the stories put out by all the major media. Today, it still is a secondary headline.

This refusal to look is pathetic. Like children hiding under the blankets when lightning is blasting outside.

As Culture of Life News said yesterday, Bush told Karzai of Afghanistan to basically eat dirt and die. This poor man was frantic when he came and resigned when he left. He left in despair. Now comes this news from England:
DEFENCE chiefs are planning to rush thousands of British troops to Afghanistan in a bid to stop the country sliding towards civil war, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.

Ministers have been warned they face a "complete strategic failure" of the effort to rebuild Afghanistan and that 5,500 extra troops will be needed within months if the situation continues to deteriorate.

An explosive cocktail of feuding tribal warlords, insurgents, the remnants of the Taliban, and under-performing Afghan institutions has left the fledgling democracy on the verge of disintegration, according to analysts and senior officers.
So "secret troops" from England will fix all that, no? Let's review history here: as America fills all those empty Soviet bases as detailed here on this news blog, now we have to bring in many more hard core troops to fight in Afghanistan. So much for the "elections" getting a mandate to rule.

Elections that end in civil war or worse are not mandates. They are Potemkin politics. The gloss is wearing thin indeed.
An MoD source told Scotland on Sunday: "We are going into an area where there's a civil war going on. It's dangerous and it's somewhere new.

"People within the MoD are now saying we will have to deal with this and go into the south of the country. What they are saying is, don't do it piecemeal. We will have to do it properly."
No kidding it is dangerous. But it most emphatically is not new at all.
But American military experts last night claimed an increase in the British presence in Afghanistan would inevitably threaten the numbers committed to Iraq.
OK, guys. This is now officially insane. This "war on terror" has now run exactly as many days as WWII in Europe. We fought a two front war with two tremendously powerful empires and we won it! Now two rebellions of countries we took over are sinking our ship? This isn't a two front war, it isn't even a one front war, this is more like the Warsaw ghetto rebellion. Of course, we could nuke everyone and declare ourselves victors but then that would make us even worse war criminals, butchering virtually unarmed civilians who just so happen to object to this foreign religious crusade.
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