Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Arming the Enemy

The escalating war in Afghanistan is going to be using up more troops, the actual aim of sending some military out of Iraq. The war that we had a reason to begin, to extract the attackers of the Twin towers, has been so secondary that it has revived on us. This time, we are blaming those nasty insurgents while the government of Afghanistan sees the violence coming from the military in Pakistan. Right, we are busily funding and equipping the military that is killing our soldiers.

The Afghanistan government issued a statement Monday that deplored those developments.

The people of Afghanistan and the international community have come to the reality that Pakistan intelligence institutions and its army have become the largest center for breeding and exporting terrorism and extremism to the world and particularly to Afghanistan.

Afghanistan sincerely welcomed and supported the recent elections for a civilian rule in Pakistan. However, the expectation of the people of Afghanistan that an elected civilian government in Pakistan would have the control over its intelligence agencies hoping for an end to the on-going interference in Afghanistan not only didn't materialize, but the agency (ISI) continued and intensified its murderous activities against the civilians, international partners and foreign troops in Afghanistan.

The assassination attempt against the President of Afghanistan on April 27, masterminding the attack against the prison in Kandahar, beheading innocent Afghans in Bajur, Wazirestan and other areas on the other side of the Durand Line, attack in Dehrawood, attack against the Indian Embassy in Kabul that left more than 60 innocent people dead and more than 150 wounded , beheading of two innocent women in Ghazni, organizing suicide bombings and road side blasts and hundreds of other destructive acts are all indicative of the attempts by the ISI to once again occupy Afghanistan and to perish the true right of the people of Afghanistan for national sovereignty.

Pakistani authorities have recently refrained from attending the expected bilateral and trilateral meetings, thus deliberately harming the process of mutual discussions and the Regional Peace Jirgah.

As Diane and I have both noted, the ignorance on foreign affairs under which our disastrous unitary executive branch has operated is digging us in deeper in the quagmire every day. Without using the knowledgeable on Middle Eastern affairs, in fact ignoring them, the war criminals are making a total mess, and passing it on to the next administration.

While torture breeds more terrorists every day, this government plumbs ever deeper into international contempt.

Can we survive 189 more days?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The news from Afghanistan indicates an intensified terror campaign. The Afghanies claim that it's the Pakistanis. Whatever it is, it does not call for massive forces sent in by Bush. This will do about nothing. Better send in the special forces currently busy in Iran; they'll do more good than another war. We have enough wars.

12:35 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

That's Too Many Wars, by about four if you include Somalia and Iran.

And welcome, from Eschaton, I've been sad without you all.

3:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no more answers to our foreign difficulties than any other American, but I do know this much: We cannot kill our way out of our problems. That must change.

4:13 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

megisi, sadly when you say 'kill our way out' I think about Gitmo, too.

4:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup. Gitmo isn't about literal, immediate, battlefield death or the sudden assasination of some suspected terror cell leader, but it's a killing field nonetheless. Not only does it kill the souls of those caged there, it kills ours, too. We're all complicit because this is done in our name.

4:58 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I don't even watch 24 - or Faux.

Saw a comment earlier on the writers of 24 saying that they'd been consulted by members of the worst administration ever.

5:07 AM  
Blogger Bartman said...

McCain is now saying he can "win any war"

We need to know how he will win a land war in Asia.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Same way they're gonna 'win' anything, make up another goal. Remember, it was to bring democracy to Iraq at one pt, that sure didn't work out well for the WH did it?

12:13 PM  

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