Afghanistan is Collapsing. Get Out: Now!

Cloughley, Brian

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  23/11/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23073

A look at the disastrous results of US and NATO intervention in Afghanistan, a conflict which has little to do with eliminating international terrorism.



This is fallacious nonsense, but he's got to say it because there is no real reason for the NATO presence in Afghanistan. In the words of the World War One dirge sung by British soldiers in France, "We're here, because we're here, because we're here..."

They got there because the United States was hell-bent on war. And this war has had a most significant and disastrous spin-off that the drum-thumpers didn't think about. It has shown the world that there has been yet another war which the US couldn't and can't win.

The foreign soldiers killed in Afghanistan - almost 3,500 of them, including 1,892 American combatants - have died for nothing. The entire war has been a disgraceful catastrophe, and as I recorded in Counterpunch in 2012, the US-NATO fiasco was well described by US Colonel David Davis:

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