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Kabul’s declining and rotten regime has stated that their foreign master (America) is sending 300 extra troops to Helmand to prevent its fall to the Mujahideen.
Ever since the day American President – Obama – admitted that America was unable to defeat the Afghan insurgency, the Kabul regime has gone into panic mode and they are desperately scrambling to prevent the further demoralization of their troops and politicians.
The regime has desperately contacted their superiors in Washington and conveyed to them that unless America takes mitigating steps it is very likely that 2017 will be the last year for the regime’s semblance of control and political unity.
Thus the Pentagon – in a comical gesture – has recently tried to reassure the regime supporters that America will not completely abandon their protégés in Kabul but will continue to support the regime and as a sign of their commitment send a whole 300 extra troops to Afghanistan.
We say to the regime that your benefactors – supported by 49 states and a half a million strong Afghan mercenary army – exhausted the prime of its youth, expended 2 trillion dollars, convened countless international conferences and tried dozens of military strategies, yet in the end they failed and ultimately Obama had to admit that they can never defeat the freedom fighters of Afghanistan.
If the Americans and NATO – despite 15 years of occupation – failed to defeat the Taliban and couldn’t even fully secure Kabul let alone the outlying provinces then exactly what do you expect the 300 extra troops to achieve? At the height of the U.S. troop surge the Americans had up to 60,000 foreign troops in Command Region South (Kandahar, Uruzgan, Helmand) and at least 15,000 were stationed in Helmand. Yet despite these numbers they could not secure this historical land.
If you now think that the Americans will achieve with 300 troops what they failed to do with 150,000 then your situation is even more dire than we had imagined.
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad . She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.