Could there be a more fitting tribute to the reality
of UK troops efforts in Afghanistan than the televised detonation of school British troops
had died to construct as the last troop carrier flees?
And for it to be done not by the Taliban (they would execute you just for having a TV) but our beloved Karzai government?
Dozens of UK-built schools and clinics in Afghanistan may be closed as the government cannot afford to maintain them, a confidential report
revealed. They were built for a ‘hearts and minds’ campaign that cost the UK hundreds of millions of dollars.
Nevermind lives (as I don’t think most people ignoring this war, do).
To See “Google Censorship” In Action…
Just Google: Afghanistan demolish UK school –there’s nothing
about this story on the first 7 pages (at least).
I think it’s fair to say (that as far as any news story reaches us) this one must really infuriate the powers that be –i.e. someone, somewhere, is
plainly ordering a computer to push up the ratings of other stories with these keywords.
Back to the Story
It’s interesting Afghanistan doesn’t have money because it has over a trillion dollars of known
untapped mineral reserves
is sitting on vast reserves of oil, gold, iron ore, copper, lithium, rare earths and other minerals
However 3 trillion dollars is a more
Very interesting because…
Afghanistan has a population of just 35,320,445 meaning every trillion is 28,312.21 for every man, woman, baby. So 3 trillion dollars is $84,936.64
Even more interesting because…
Afghanistan’s current GDP per capita (average income, per person, per year) is depending on your source 585, 576 and 600 dollars a year.
I.e. an average estimate of $587 Yep this is how successful the country is being run under occupation-democracy!
Anyhow: 84,936.64221954168 therefore equals 144.69 years of Afghan salary per adult-child –never mind compound interest, and the fact minerals are
only going to get more expensive as world demand for them increases.
But Perhaps Not Surprising…
It is worth realising that the reason why the 433 men & woman on this military list have died www.bbc.co.uk...
Which is 6.36 times more than the 68 UK deaths on 911
And 8.32 times more than died on the London jihad attacks
(mostly the result of our efforts in Iraq)
Is not simply because UK troops are (presumably) worth (to our government) at least as many times less than terrorist civilian casualties, nor to
simply introduce democracy into Afghanistan (if that had been the case we would have stuck with simply arming the Northern Alliance
which had been fighting the Taliban long before we got there) but they have fallen for a particular
kind of democracy –a carbon copy of something you might find in e.g. Western Europe. This would (if it worked) make it easier for Western
businessmen to do business there (if Afghan’s government, actually worked like our own where you have a single e.g. transport minister for
transport, other guy for defence ect).
Because the problem is, Afghanistan (even with the people we’ve put there) does not work anything like the West, for starters their president is
“the world’s best dressed” heroine dealer…
Mr Karzai and his attorney general had both allowed “dangerous individuals to go free or re-enter the battlefield without ever facing an
Afghan court”, it was claimed.
The release of five border policemen caught with 273lb of heroin and the dismissal of charges against the son of a wealthy supporter particularly
angered the United States embassy in Kabul.
were tried, convicted and each was sentenced to 16 to 18 years in prison, but Karzai "pardoned all five of them on the grounds that they were
distantly related to two individuals who had been martyred during the civil war," the cable said. www.guardian.co.uk...
Here’s the cable: www.guardian.co.uk...
If the fact Afghanistan’s Heroine production had risen from a tiny 185 Taliban tonnes, to 5800 (as of February)
was anything more than a PR problem; then the West’s
military (let alone scientists) have more than enough resources to do something about it…
October 2000 The UK and the US are funding
research on a new biological weapon in an effort to destroy the heroin trade.
The research, by former Soviet scientists in Uzbekistan, is being supervised by the United Nations Drug Control Programme (UNDCP).
they may have finally taken obvious advice…
2010 He said the disease - a fungus - is thought to have infected about half of the
country's poppy crop. Afghanistan produces 92% of the world's opium.
Killer fungus is no mystery to Afghan poppy growers
Afghanistan's opium producers believe they are victims of a biological attack by the United States
www.guardian.co.uk... my veins (I mean heart!) goes out to them!
With this country's democratically elected, president (effectively) a glorified, corner shop knife, point robbing, drug dealer;
is it any surprise UK schools soldiers are being demolished (whilst with both Aid & the cost of war, public services are being cut over
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