re: massacre incident in Afghanistan
by a drunk US solider (s) -
I’m not posting anything, and I don’t see anything on my Dash by so far - but I’m using tag search and reading posts people typed and posted. (It’s hard to reblog any of those I find interesting.)
My view is
- maybe the ‘cause’ of the mission may not be sustainable anymore (Soliders’ morale and motivation level for the operation can’t be sustained, rather there probably have been lot of problems internally, but never fully dealt with. Always covered up. Very possible.)
- but - I don’t know why USA has to keep presence in Afghanistan. Sure, Taliban will run over. But then Afghani side themselves have to show a lot more fiber to stand against that possibility - while USA and Nato’s helps are available.
- Thing is there is no leadership for Afghani people. All are crooks looting in to squander aid and development money. Ready to flee. Have no moral fiber for rebuilding Afghanistan.
And it’s been 10 years.
No real debate. No real examination. No real - nothing shown from either side - Americans and Afghanistan.
A year ago, few British experts urged political settlement with Taliban and speedy pull out. They said time is not on the side of Nato/USA. (Meaning pull-out has to happen ASAP). But I can’t recall they were counting that ‘morale of troops running out’ as the looming problem.
Anyway, I’m an amateur.
But - I haven’t read anything much persuading and convincing analysis about how things can go for Afghani people - for a very long time.
Honest clear talk would show the only way out.
If that’s politically un-feasible. Then, America and Nato might really need to kick start real serious re-examination of how they are thinking about Afghanistan.
But then, lack of quality, dependable indigenous leadership. (There might be but …)
How can anyone fix that problem.
I don’t know.
[[Yeah. And now I remembered that there was a Tumblr blog by a Marine’s wife. Very young high school sweethearts from California.
The guy died in Afghanistan. I think it was IED. Leaving his wife and a small daughter.
System has to work but -
Wish there were really clear talk, conversation, public debate about what USA and Nato have to do. Now it’s a forgotten war from public.
Can’t go on like this.
Need to make a turn.]]