Giving Afghanistan Back to the Taliban
Our last days in the ‘Graveyard’
by Kelley B. Vlahos, July 02, 2013
And now we’re back
Where we started
Here we go round again
Day after day
I get up and I say
I better do it again
– The Kinks
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Could it be, that after 3,000 coalition troops killed and untold (because there are no official counts) civilian casualties that the U.S would just hand Afghanistan back to the Taliban?
The prospect is dire, and there are many competing opinions on that point, but the picture emerging from recent headlines is that 1) the Taliban has the upper hand entering into negotiations with the United States and 2) they know it. And don’t forget 3) the United States wants badly to put this war behind and may likely capitulate on old “red lines” to do it.
“I don’t trust the American angle in all this – I am concerned that they will be searching for a quick and easy political settlement that superficially looks and sounds like a solution to Afghanistan and something that they can sell as ‘victory’ back in the US – and all before the end of 2014,” wrote British Afghan researcher Tim Foxley, on his blog, AfghanHindsight.
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Sorry, but this Independence Day, the Sheeple and Clovers should be ashamed to have this done in their name.
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