He is being hailed as a hero—the Utah Mayor Brent Taylor who was killed in Afghanistan, on Saturday. The reality is he was killed while meddling in the affairs of a foreign country, on behalf of
So what was he doing there and why was he there at all? That question is not
being asked. He had seven kids. So for the responsibility of such a big family he
was in another country practicing adventurism. How valuable was his own family
that he wanted to be in a foreign country, on behalf of US imperialism, to play
god with someone else’s sovereignty.
has no business being in Afghanistan.
The US conquered a foreign
government and it is trying to create a puppet regime—a country that acts as a
model of what the US wants
to plant all over the Middle East and now Africa, in such places
It is not heroic to conquer someone else’s country and to steal that nation’s resources and sovereignty. He was not defending this country, he was conquering and there is a difference. He is not a hero.
Pix by New York Times.