Monday, September 28, 2009

Worthington so wrong

You can't defeat the Taliban by more soldiers and building more reconstruction projects for the simple reason that the Taliban aren't the problem: the War Lords run that country as they have done for centuries. Afghanistan is on the ancient Spice Road, the Caravan route that Marco Polo took to get to China, way back when. The war lords are master black marketeers, they deal in drugs and arms and everything else, they are gangsters and they control their turf in the most time-honoured and brutal fashions. They play NATO like a game between minor league Tykes and NHL players. It's not an Islamic Nation, it's a tribally divided narco state that uses religion to suppress its women and keep everyone else in line. Worthington is wrong, again.

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