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"US will 'stay the course' in Afghanistan" - Reporting the myth

The United States government has said that "it will stay the course in Afghanistan" after a US Navy helicopter carrying 30 people was shot down.
Afghanistan Cost of War

After one of the deadliest day for the invading soldiers in Afghanistan where Taliban reportedly  have shut down a Chinook helicopter, killing 30 US special forces and 8 Afghan army personnell, The United States government has said that "it will stay the course in Afghanistan".

While reading the details of the story and official statements from US and Afghani sources, another list of related news items caught my attention. A list that shows the recent events . One does not even have to go back very long to remember these: 

  • Saturday, 6 August 2011: Worst US loss of life in Afghan war as helicopter crash kills 38
  • Thursday, 28 July 2011: BBC journalist killed in Afghanistan attacks
  • Wednesday, 27 July 2011: Afghan mayor killed in suicide attack
  • Monday, 18 July 2011: NATO begins low-key Afghanistan hand-over A ceremony that was not announced in advance, did not run live on any TV channel and to which only a small number of media outlets were invited.
  • Tuesday, 12 July 2011: Brother of Afghan president is shot dead
  • Monday, 11 July 2011: Seven Afghan de-miners found beheaded   

US, Britain, Nato are all trying to convince the rest of the world that the invasion and the war has worked and things are going back to normal in Afghanistan.  But, after:

  • 10 years of invasion (started in October 2001)
  • More than 1700 US soldiers killed (2660 coalition deaths in total)
  • Thousands of civillian deaths
  • Total cost of $450 Billion to the tax payer
  • Total cost of war in Iraq and Afghanistan is summing up to $1.29 trillion  ($1290 Billion = $1,290,000,000,000 = €904,000,000,000)
  • A broke US treasury, that nearly forced a US default

things a are not going as they want us to think they are. It is now clear that the illegal, immoral and unwinnable war in Afghanistan did nothing other than bringing more misery to Afghani people, soldier families who lost their sons and daughers in this war and a huge bill for the taxpayers.

No, things are not going well in Afghanistan. Not at all. Afghanistan as is, has become Obama's Vietnam. He, as the peace prize winner, is now deep in this war,  spending ever more money and wasting human life.

Life for Afghani women is not any better than it was before the invasion. Security and safety in Afghanistan is worse than ever.  Afghanistan is possibly one of the worst places in the world at the moment with thousands of children growing in a war-zone country. Some have not seen anything other than war.

Things are not going well in Afghanistan for the coalition forces. People around the world are not buying this "normalisation" myth. What sort of normalisatio process would that be, considering some of the events reported above only since July 2011?

As the 1oth anniversary of September 11 and the invasion off Afghanistan nears, US, Britain and the coalition countries will face popular anti-war sentiments from people around the worlds against these unjustifiable wars.

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