Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The War In Afghanistan Is Lost: US Special Envoy Admits That Military Victory In Afghanistan Is Not Possible!

The war in Afghanistan is a lost cause, and people must demand that the troops be withdrawn and brought home immediately.   The entire war is being fought for the most evil cause of the Opium/Heroin drug empire, and to make sure that the Afghan Opium poppy fields stay in full production for drug addicts around the world.   This puts America and its NATO allies on the wrong and the evil side in this war. Sadly readers, this is fact!

This war has been going on for 9 years now, and the question has become:  "Is there any possibility of a military victory in Afghanistan? "  Well, according to this new article from www.conservativeedge.com, it seems that even the US special envoy to Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, is admitting that a military victory in Afghanistan is impossible!   Here is that article for my readers to view here:


October 24, 2010
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Holbrooke: No 'pure' Afghan victory

Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, is downplaying news reports of American “peace talks” with Taliban leaders, but he acknowledges that a “pure military victory” in Afghanistan “is not possible.”
“I’m not in the spin patrol of the people who are giddy with optimism on the op-ed pages of some papers, or the people who say it’s another Vietnam and it’s hopeless. It’s certainly not another Vietnam, ... and it is certainly not hopeless,” Holbrooke said during an interview aired Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”
“But anyone who doesn’t recognize what a daunting task it is is misleading. And the American public should understand that this is not going to be solved overnight. It is going to be a difficult struggle," he said. "It has a political component. We are not trying to win this war militarily, … but some kind of political element to this is essential and we are looking at every aspect of this. We are talking to all our other nations about it.”
Zakaria interrupted, asking: “What do mean when you say you don’t want to win this militarily?”
“I didn’t say we don’t want to win this militarily. I said we can’t win it militarily because a pure military victory is not possible, as Gen. [David] Petraeus and his colleagues have repeatedly said,” Holbrooke replied, adding that both Pakistani and Taliban leaders need to be engaged on a political level.
“Everybody understands that the Taliban is part of the fabric of recent Afghan political life,” Holbrooke said. “They were a government that controlled the country until 9/11.”

Earlier in the interview, he warned the media against calling the discussions "peace talks" or "negotiations," since the Taliban are a loosely organized insurgency.

"A peace deal requires agreements, and you don't make agreements with your friends, you make agreements with your enemies. But in this particular case, ... there is no clear single address that you go to," Holbrooke said. "There's no Ho Chi Minh; there's no Palestinian Authority."



NTS Notes:  Is it just me... Or does Richard Holbrooke come across with some of his comments as a blithering idiot?   Richard Holbrooke says that the war is "certainly not another Vietnam, and it is certainly not hopeless"...  I wonder who he is trying to kid here?

It seems again that the US cannot admit to the fact that the Taliban is clearly winning this war.   This war has become America's newest Vietnam, and the results will be exactly the same as in that conflict, with America withdrawing from this lost war with soldiers coming home beaten, broken, or in body bags!

Again, lets end this lost cause and demand our governments bring the troops home, now!

More to come

NTS

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Richard Holbrooke, gentile-sounding name notwithstanding, is jewish. One of the rabid, mostly jewish neocons and neoliberals infesting USA (and Canada) political life.
Sally