Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Afghanistan conflict amounts to an exercise in futility

So talks have now begun between the Americans and the Taleban, with the security handover to Afghan forces underway. How long before the Taleban resume total control of the country?

Come that eventuality, it will be time for much reflection by those who took this country into the Afghanistan conflict. £37 billion, 444 plus British service personnel and tens of thousands of Afghanis dead – a price worth paying – for what?

Good news for arms companies, who will even now be salivating at the prospect of new sales to Syria. And so the war games go on – death, destruction and more profits for the merchants of death. The Afghanistan conflict has proved only to be another tragic exercise in futility

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