Skip to comments.Revisiting the Naysayer's Comments on Afghanistan, War
Posted on 06/17/2002 7:40:04 PM PDT by B.R. Burton
Oh how lovely it is to see a moron be proved wrong. Here are some statements made by Marxist.org, commenting on the war in Afghanistan, when it had begun:
"However they may try to disguise it, this war is not about justice or fighting terrorism. The aim is to terrorise the peoples of the former colonial countries, to bully them into submitting to the will of the rich and powerful
- Reality: Afghanistan has been freed from the tyranny of the Taliban, and now has a new representative government. While not perfect, certainly on the right track.
- They have blamed Osama Bin Laden for the death of over 5000 people in the WTC Twin Towers in New York. They have produced a lengthy document in which they claim to "prove" his guilt.
- Reality: Osama has admitted it himself.
- "the capitalist system is not about solving social problems."
- Reality: the "Capitalist War" has already solved more problems than trillions of dollars worth of welfare for the Afghan people, and have set into motion self-sufficiency, something welfare can never do.
- "Every day we are told how bad the Taliban regime is, how badly they treat women, how little they care for the ordinary Afghan people. But how is the bombing of Afghanistan back into the stone age going to solve the problem? Rather than stabilising the situation the war that has just begun is going to further destabilise it."
- Reality: This has turned out just the opposite. Afghanistan has its security problems as the gov't finds its feet, but it is on the way to success.
- It is going to be a long drawn out war
- Reality: The war in Afghanistan is old news. I wanna see some bombs dropped on Iraq now.
- "Once that happens the situation will begin to change among "public opinion". A ground war in Afghanistan will inevitably lead to the loss of US and British troops."
- Reality: The casualties in this war were miraculously small, and most were caused by accidents.
I love it when the nay-sayers are called on their errors. Especially when the nay-sayers are committed socialists.
All of the pseudo-historians who warned us that Afghanistan was a graveyard for any outside force, well I have this to say to them.
That said,I would like to ask....Couldn't they have gotten Ossama some other way?....A way that they would know for sure they got their man?Bill Clinkton had his chance,and blew it.George probally coulkd have waited for his chance.
Since the original Unocal report years ago proposing a pipeline through Afghanistan as, supposedly, the only viable route for Central Asian oil and gas to market, the oil industry in Central Asia has been completely transformed. New pipelines have multiplied, and more are on the horizon. US and Russian companies are teaming in ways not thought possible a decade ago.
India is working toward a pipeline that will go around Afghanistan, by way of China. This would have been impossible at one time, considering their past rivalry, but hey.
Turkmenistan has, actually, the opposite problem. No one is interested in building a pipeline across Afghanistan, and they are worried. All the other Central Asian states have expanded their pipeline networks, but they remain isolated unless they can convince Iran to take their gas.