Thursday, July 15, 2010

The War In Afghanistan Is Lost: US Special Representative, Richard Holbrooke, Announces Afghanistan War Can NOT Be Won Militarily!

Everyone must be made aware of this fact once and for all: The war in Afghanistan is LOST! We the people must demand that our Governments withdraw our forces from that country immediately and bring them home! Afghanistan has become America's newest Vietnam, and the eventual outcome will be exactly the same, if not worse, than in Vietnam, with America losing the war, and its soldiers coming home broken or in body bags!

Further proof that this criminal conflict is a lost cause comes from this latest statement made by the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, in which he says clearly that the Afghanistan conflict can NOT be won militarily! Here is that article, courtesy of PressTV @ www.presstv.ir, for my own readers to view and ponder:

Holbrooke: War cannot be won militarily
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 05:14:17 GMT

Before a July 20th donors conference in Kabul, US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, announces the Afghan war cannot be won militarily.

"As you said, Mr. Chairman, there is no military solution here, so as General Petraeus and General McChrystal said, you cannot win this war by killing every member of Taliban," Holbrooke, told US senators on Wednesday, Press TV reported.

He made the remarks as casualties of US-led troops rise in Afghanistan; more than 350 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of this year.

Meanwhile, Holbrooke defended the Obama administration's decision to push more US troops into Afghanistan, but noted that July 2011 is a deadline for starting a withdrawal of soldiers from the war-torn country.

"The idea here was quite clear: to tell the world and the Afghans that we do not have an open-ended, limitless, Vietnam-type escalation," Holbrooke said.

"The size, scope, timing, pace and an end-point for combat troop presence has not been decided on," AFP quoted the envoy as saying Wednesday.

"I do not want to give an optimism/pessimism report to you... I think there are significant elements of movement forward in many areas but I do not yet see a definitive turning point in any direction," he further explained.

Some 140,000 US-led troops are currently stationed in Afghanistan. A further 10,000 are expected to be deployed there in the coming weeks.

NATO's mounting death toll has caused public support to plummet for the Afghan war across Europe and the United States.

Meanwhile, results of a CBS poll show most Americans believe the war in Afghanistan is a no-win scenario.

According to the poll, 60 percent of American people think the Afghan war is being handled badly. Fifty-one percent of Americans want the US government to set a date for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

DB/JG/HRF

NTS Notes: The Rothschilds in Europe originally demanded their puppet nations, including the US, to get into Afghanistan back in 2001 to restore their cherished Opium/Heroin drug empire that was being wiped out by the real freedom fighters, the Taliban themselves. GREED has always been the main reason for the invasion and occupation in the first place!

Now over 9 years later, the country is a shambles, and more and more American and NATO troops are coming home either in body bags, or as shadows of their former selves mentally! THIS is exactly what happened in Vietnam, and can only get worse as time goes on.

This war is for all the wrong reasons, with the US and its NATO allies fighting on the evil and wrong side of the conflict. Again, it is up to everyone to demand an immediate ending to this fiasco, and demand that our governments bring our troops home immediately.

More to come

NTS


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