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What you are mistaking is that we are not there to "beat" Afghanistan. We aren't there to beat Afghanistan , we are there to kill terrorist and we are doing it well and very efficiently , however , they use civilians if you havent noticed for cover , and we eventually are forced to shoot at the house and kill them and possibly kill the family or surround the house.Generally before we get inside the village , they will run.
Do we all really think this man acted alone? Burn a Koran, stir up the Muslims. Kill a few innocent civilians, stir up the Muslims. This has a resounding effect on all the Muslim countries, not just Afghanistan..
What is victory in Afghanistan? People say it's to kill all the terrorists, but who are the terrorists? How does one know which Afghanis are the bad ones?
The families and friends of those civilians killed may now take up arms against the Americans. Does that make them terrorists and fair game?
I see some say, we need to hit them harder until they surrender. But, who are "they", the Taliban, the Warlords, the angry locals who fight back? and what does Surrender look like. You expect them to put down their guns?
Originally posted by spy66
reply to post by EvanB
Sorry, but your job as a US soldier is not to do our political will. You swore an oath when you signed up to be a soldier. Which probably dosent mean anything to you, its just a bunch of fancy words without meaning. The oath you swore basically tels you not to do our political will. But to protect the constitution so that political will does not get out of hand. This means you have a obligation to the people against political will. You are supposed to know the difference between right and wrong according to the set of instruction given by the constitution.
edit on 27.06.08 by spy66 because: (no reason given)
a letter to the ex prime minister from a soldier who refused to take orders....
Dear Mr Brown,
I am writing to you as a serving soldier in the British Army to express my views and concerns on the current conflict in Afghanistan.
It is my primary concern that the courage and tenacity of my fellow soldiers has become a tool of American foreign policy.
I believe this unethical short-changing of such proud men and women has caused immeasurable suffering not only to families of British service personnel who have been killed and injured, but also to the noble people of Afghanistan.