Monday, July 9, 2012

Back to the Future

Canada promised 300 million dollars to Afghanistan a while ago. Last week they pledged another 227 million to aid in the transformation of the country when the Americans pull out. Of course, the Canadians said it was on the condition that the millions were used in the peaceful transition and not to go to the Taliban.
Whoever made that announcement was not asked by our controlled media what exactly our government would do IF it was seen as money going into the enemy coffers. Does Canada expect they will give it back if it disappears into the corrupt Karzai government? Most countries in the so called coalition have also dedicated millions.

Karzai was in exile once, and when the US decided to go into Afghanistan to 'get bin Laden' they brought back Karzai and installed him as a US friendly leader. It has not worked at all. And many expect Karzai to get the hell out of there with the last troops, probably with his pockets stuffed with Western dollars.

After all these years of seeing brave Canadian, British and US soldiers lose their lives in their prime, fighting a lost cause, nothing has been accomplished. The West is barely able to defend itself in the secure zones of the main town of Kabul! The Taliban rules the rest of the country. When there is a concentrated effort against them, they simply retreat, and go somewhere else for awhile. They are not going away and are simply waiting to get their country back. And most analysts, unless they are spinning the preferred line, agree.

Afghanistan is still the world's supplier of heroin. It is estimated that 90% of the drug on Britain`s streets is Afghan. The poppy crops are larger than ever. Despite ten years of 'occupation' by Western troops. Production of the class-A drug by Afghan farmers rose between 2001 and 2011 from just 185 tons to a staggering 5,800 tons. It increased by 61 per cent last year alone! Fueling speculation that it is the CIA that has become the world's largest drug dealer.

Does anyone believe that the women and girls of Afghanistan will continue their emancipation into a fair and democratic society?  Doing all the things other women in the world are able to do? Will young girls in that country continue an education that so threatens the Taliban that they don't hesitate to blow up the primitive schools (built by Canadians) with all those children still in them? 

And just a day ago, a 22 year old woman was publicly executed on the street for adultery amid cheers from bystanders! Keep in mind that adultery in a Taliban world is just talking to or walking with another man. Even rape is adultery. Sharia law is the rule. The future looks bleak in Afghanistan. Some believe that the only reason the US has troops left there at all is to nurture the drug trade. 
Karzai of course, ordered a manhunt for the killer. As if.

So throwing money into the pit of vipers who will use it to attack anyone within their realm is just wrong. So far there is something like 20 billion dollars dedicated to aid Afghanistan. The question of what exactly is aid, goes unanswered.

The only thing that seems sure is that the future of Afghanistan will again be 100 years back.

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