Top U.S. officer warns Afghan war will get worse

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by 7thcow, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. 7thcow

    7thcow Regular Member

    Jun 27, 2010
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    KABUL (Reuters) - More NATO troops will die in Afghanistan as violence mounts over the summer, but Washington's goal of turning the tide against the insurgency by year's end is within reach, the top U.S. military officer said on Sunday.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Apr 17, 2009
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    If the Pakistan Army is not concerned about its own soldiers dying in NWFP and FATA inspite of waging an allegedly unholy war against the 'defenders of the Faith' Taliban and angering their own countrymen, it is makes me wonder why the western forces should be worried about bodybags when they too are waging their 'holy war' set out by Bush to bring 'Freedom and Democracy'.

    Freedom and Democracy does not come cheap.

    India too is paying the price of Democracy with all the foreign inspired and financed insurgencies. If it were a dictatorship, then things may have been different.

    It is absolutely essential that the western armies win the battle and the campaign, not because it extends Freedom and Democracy, but because once they have initiated a campaign, to leave it half way or as a defeated force to a rag tag religious warrior outfit would be more damaging! Having shaken and not stirred the area into chaos, it is incumbent that peace is enforced so that there is no vacuum to add to the misery of the Afghans wherein they become pawns to the next set of force that will move into the vacuum.

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