Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thoughts on Afghanistan

Watching Channel 4 News tonight I find it amusing to see the pompous attitude of William Hague, Britain's Foreign Secretary, whilst making statements about the war in Afghanistan. Mark my words, there is no "Afghan" side to this war. This is a conflict purely between NATO and the Taliban and the minute the Western powers withdraw from Afghanistan there will be a complete collapse of the ridiculous Afghan government that cannot govern beyond its own cities.

One thing I found amusing was Hague's comment that British forces were there on the "invitation" of the Afghan government and with a NATO mandate. I racked my brains trying to think where I had heard that before, and remembered that was what the Syrian official position regarding Lebanon used to be. Meanwhile the death toll of British troops has increased to an almost steady trickle this week. Not that Mr Hague cares.

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