The despair Of The British nation.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Jimmy's War?

DEJA VU?

The next Afghan Government, Circa 2013?


2009
"UK and other Nato troops are to launch an offensive to take back areas of southern Afghanistan, the British general in charge of forces there says." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8478220.stm

1980
Resistance intensifies with various mujahideen groups fighting Soviet forces and their DRA allies. In the first six months of the campaign, the Soviets commit more than 80,000 personnel to occupy Afghanistan. The US, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia supply money and arms to the mujahideen.

1985
More than five million Afghans are now estimated to be displaced by the war, with many fleeing to neighbouring Iran or Pakistan. New Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says he wants to end the war in Afghanistan. In order to bring a quick victory, the resulting escalation of troops to pacify the region leads to the bloodiest year of the war.
1986
The US begins supplying mujahideen with Stinger missiles, enabling them to shoot down Soviet helicopter gunships. Karmal is replaced by Mohammed Najibullah.





6 comments:

Edgar said...

The place is a perpetual graveyard of the vanities. How can we not stop this?

Clarinda said...

"Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards everyone.
When will they ever learn
When will they ever learn?"

Written by Pete Seeger around 1961 but it could have been centuries before - not that we can put hard learned lessons into action - when shyster politics hold sway bedazzled with power, patronage and loot.

Oldrightie said...

"when shyster politics hold sway bedazzled with power, patronage and loot."

I know this seems crazy but the Taliban seem less bedazzled by loot and more concerned with preserving their cultural heritage. Now I certainly could not live under their seemingly misogynistic rule but surely they have a right to fight for their beliefs? Better than The Bilderberger NWO of rubbish they seek to impose at the expense of our culture.

Clarinda said...

.....not so crazy - one man's terrorist is another's patriot and freedom fighter with or without oil - but mostly with....?

Demetrius said...

How many Stinger or like missiles are tucked away here and there in the UK and where are they?

Oldrightie said...

Indeed, Demetrius and we may find out soon enough!