posted on May, 22 2010 @ 05:46 PM
reply to post by star in a jar
UK mate, not England. Get it right FFS. It's like saying that Illinois invaded Iraq in 2003.
And Afghanistan has often successfully resisted foreign invasion. It beat the British Empire in the 1800's but was subsequently turned into a
sattelite state by the British as a buffer between it and the expanding Russian Empire. Look up the Great Game.
Also, Afghan of a few decades ago was a different place, but they are as much to blame for the craphole it's in now as anyone else. They've been at
each other's throats for a good quarter of a century. In fact, it is preciesly because Islamic revolutionaries attempted to take over that the USSR
got involved so to limit any spread into their domain.
I know it's fashionable to blame the West or what have you, but the mess of late is largely of their own making.
EDIT: I've always liked Liam Fox, even before the election. seems like an honest guy who says it how it is.
Bottom line is, we've been there for 9 years and still bugger all real change has happeend within the Afghan power structure. What exactly are we
fighting for if they can't be bothered to make changes themselves?
[edit on 22/5/10 by stumason]