For a better understanding of the present situation in Afghanistan, I want to present the following article by Patrick Cockburn, from The Independent online news service out of the UK at www.independent.co.uk, entitled: "Be Under No Illusion, Nato Is In No Shape To Make Progress In This Graveyard Of Empires". I want to present that entire article here, with my comments to follow:
Patrick Cockburn: Be under no illusion, Nato is in
no shape to make progress in this graveyard of
Saturday, 20 November 2010
The US military has been making much of its strategy of assassinating mid-level Taliban commanders, but one study on the ground showed that many of these are men highly regarded in their communities. It concluded that killing them infuriated local people and led to many of them being recruited by the Taliban.
NTS Notes: Afghanistan has always been the graveyard of empires. Historians will point out that the British, the Russians, and now the Americans, have all failed to conquer and control the nation. The only person in history that was able to conquer and subdue Afghanistan was Alexander the Great some 2300 years ago! It is absolutely no wonder that for the empires that have tried to conquer Afghanistan, the result has been the collapse of the invading empires themselves.... Is America about to be the next empire to collapse because of Afghanistan?
This war was started and is continuing for all the wrong reasons. The only sane solution is for the immediate cessation of the American led occupation, and for all foreign troops to withdraw from Afghanistan immediately. But as long as the Rothschilds want their drugs for profits flowing out of Afghanistan, there will absolutely be no withdrawal of their slave nations' forces for the foreseeable future.
The only result of this continuing war based on lies and evil reasons will be more and more soldiers coming home broken or in body bags, the end of the American empire, and the bleeding to death of the American economy. Is this a wake up call for Americans? It should have been already!
More to come