The hospital bombing in
is an example of a failed policy of nation building in the Middle
east. Years ago some US
people I knew bragged that the US
could do what the other imperialist nations, such as the Soviet Union and Britain, couldn't do: That is to pacify and
successfully. They were wrong, pure and simple. Afghanistan
As to the Hospital bombing, according to Yahoo News:
"To be clear, the decision to provide (airstrikes) was a
decision, made within the
chain of command," (Gen. John F. ) U.S.
said. "The hospital was mistakenly struck. We would never intentionally
target a protected medical facility." Campbell
I'm sure it was a mistake and no one in the
military really wanted to hit a
hospital. However, the relentless campaign against Afghans who are fighting for
their countries sovereignty is a crime against humanity in itself. In this
sense, the bombing of the hospital WAS a war crime and the US military leaders and politicians
need to be held accountable for it. That is not to say that will happen, that
is to say it SHOULD happen. US
The resurgence of the Taliban, recently, prove that the country was never subdued and the government there is still seen, by the local people, as the phoney puppet it is. Even before the
started to reduce the troop strength, there were reports of members
of the Afghan military opening fire on their paternal
While I don't support the Taliban, they are providing the only military challenge to US imperialism. There are Maoist groups, such as Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan and they are armed. But they have chosen to concentrate on political work over military operations.
Campbell and other military leaders in the
are already planning to send more US
for the foreseeable future. They have admitted these extra troops may be permanent.
They claim they will be needed for the training of Afghanistan Afghanistan
troops, but what they don't say is that the Afghan military lacks enthusiasm
for the government the
has bestowed on it. US
It is time to oppose the idea of nation building and the idea of creating US protégées any where in the world. Bring our troops home and don't send anymore anywhere in the
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