UK – The unelected head of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, came to London today to tell the British Government that it was wrong to tell the world that it wanted to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan by 2015 because it would encourage the Taliban to attack NATO Forces.
Well Mr Anders Fogh Rasmussen if you want more war resign as head of NATO and volunteer as a grunt for the Afghan Army. He will not of course he gets too much in kick backs from the Arms industry. He should also remember the fate of recently sacked US General, Stanley McChrystal, who tried telling the elected politicians what to do.
The Afghanistan war is lost. It was lost the day the Americans decided to occupy Afghanistan. After nine years only a mental case pretends that American and NATO involvement is not an occupation.
NATO is re-discovering the same lessons that the Russians learned in the 1980’s. The more troops you add, the more land is occupied and the more Afghan peasants hate the occupiers.
Another thing lets have some honesty in the reporting from Afghanistan. The Insurgents are really the resistance, Afghan peasants. NATO are the occupiers.
The job now is to get out in better shape that we did 1841.