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Friday, October 02, 2009

Afghanistan is Not Iraq


Ok, we’re under President Obama rule now. He is our President and there is nothing you could do about it. However, one thing that pisses me off is what the hell happened to the “Anti-War” people. I thought they were against the war and against violence. Why did they vanish? The reason I am asking this question is because Obama is talking about increasing troops for Afghanistan and he is investing more money in that country.
Personally, I think it is a horrible mistake. I am not saying we’re defeated and we should cut and run. The reason I am saying this is because Afghanistan is not Iraq. Sorry to say this but THERE IS NO HOPE FOR AFGHANISTA. Afghanistan is not Iraq. Iraq has future and there is hope for Iraq. But Afghanistan does not have anything.
The difference between the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan is that Iraq has natural resources. On top of that, Iraq has an educated population too that could take over the government. The natural resources could pay for rebuilding Iraq and the educated population could assist the democracy to work. Iraq at the same time has been thirsty for democracy. Yes, there are crazies in Iraq too. There are sectarian differences, however thank to Al-Qaeda and their terrorism that devastated this country, people have decided to set aside their differences at least for now. At the same time, the only reason Iraq fell apart in the beginning was that there were not troops in the region and the country was not secured. It was the lack of management of the war by President Bush that forced Iraq into chaos. At the same time, it was also the Media and their hatred of Bush that added fuel into the fire in Iraq. The terrorists quickly realized that if they could destabilize Iraq, they have enough allies in the U.S with same hatred of Bush that they could force U.S to pull back. They were successful to some extent. With every soldier that died in Iraq, the media actively assisted those terrorist by highly publicizing it. They were all screaming: “Vietnam, Vietnam” or loonies such Cindy Sean who grossly took advantage of her son’s death to push her own wacky ideologies on the Americans. Directors such as Michael Moore and other morons were just adding more fuel to the fire. Thank G-d, with exception of Michael Moore movie, none of the movies made a dime and they were a complete loss. However, the only benefit was terrorists were gaining more power and moral support. Of course, Democrats being out of power at the time were also benefiting from it. Let’s just say, Iraq fell apart because of many reasons that could have been prevented. I don’t want to go too much into detail of what happened.
However, Afghanistan is not Iraq. Afghanistan is not Iraq though. Afghanistan does not have any natural resources. Meaning, there is no money to rebuild it. Who is going to pay to rebuild this country in this economic mess that we’re in today? Afghanistan does not have any infrastructure. There are no roads, no electricity, no clean water, and many other goods that a country a needs. At the same time, the worst part is that not that many educated people live there. The country is so backward that it would take hundreds of years to bring it even remotely up to date in terms of infrastructure, education, and political process. This country has been devastated by tribal war for many many years and there is almost no change in sight. The country is still heavily religious and the signs of Taliban practices and rules and can been seen everywhere. The practicing religion has an extreme sect of Islam which is Wahabisim. The same type practiced in Saudi Arabia. There are other type of Islam there too, however it seems like Wahabists are incredibly powerful in that country. I have said before and I say now, Wahabisim will never ever work with democracy and it is the most violent type of Islam that needs to be eradicated. I don’t care if it is someone’s religion; Wahabsim is almost like Nazism and should not be tolerated in any sense or form. Strategically speaking, Afghanistan is located where there are a lot of mountains around. This will provide natural shields for all types of insurgent activities. Iraq was flat; tanks could easily relocate from one place to another. Troops could easily be transferred from one location to another. However in Afghanistan, it is not so easily achieved. The weather, geographical location, and existence of no road make military activity a hell. Investing more troops in Afghanistan will not work that well. I really hope it does, but I think Obama is making a huge mistake in this case.
In conclusion, the only apparent thing in here is the hypercriticism of politics and of course of the Left. They were screaming “peace peace peace”! I still remember the signs that say: “fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity”. My question is what happened to the virgin? What happened to peace? Did they abandon it? What happened to media criticizing this president and his decision? When Bush (worst Commander in Chief in U.S history) with recommendation and pleas of generals in Pentagon especially General David Petraeus wanted to increase the troops, they were criticizing him left and right, but now they are completely silent on this matter? At the end, I think Obama and Left are creating another Vietnam and our troops are going to pay a hefty price for it. I hope not, but that’s the direction we’re headed.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry, couldn't get past paragraph 2 of your rant, even though I agree with it. Cindy Sean, at least show you have the brains to know who you are bad mouthing, it's Cindy Sheehan. It's folks like you who think they are smart enough to write blogs, then show how truly ignorant you are through mistakes like that, which allow MSM to bad mouth the blogging world

Ben Kahen said...

it's good to see that. So making a spelling error makes a person Ignorant? Use facts to prove me wrong.

Anonymous said...

you are an ignorant closed minded hateful idiot

Ben Kahen said...

thanx for the stupidity.

Anonymous said...

Vital B.
you're totally wrong. although afghanistan doesn't have the money to rebuild there is a set of other advantages that iraq didn't have:

1. in iraq, the population lived a more or less stable life, so when the US occupation started and water/electricity suddenly got turned off or was unstable, the iraqis were unhappy. life actually got worse, albeit temporarily. whatever the US does in Afghanistan will not make everyday life worse, since the Afghanis, as you said, already have no water/electricity. US can only bring stability and thats something they didnt have before the US occupation.

2. although afghanistan has been mired in civil war for the last 20+ years, afghanistan was once a prospering stable country. look up on wikipedia the history of the country throughout WWII and up until the 1980s. the afghanis are capable of running a stable country, with or without many educated people. ...

Anonymous said...

Sandrine R.
ben i think that the natural ressources of afghanistan exists, i think its drugs and they are exporting worlwide ; its very sad but pretty common in the area, also the people of afghanistan are drugged, especially the young ones, which makes them numb, and less rebellious and more paralysed against extremists etc... its a political weapon, very used in that area.... check on the Web infos about narcotics in that area , you will be surprised, hag sameah my friend :D

Ben Kahen said...

I think Afghans are highly and extremely religious. You cannt change that, they have not grown numb to it, they have actually grown into it. I don't think Afghans can by any chance change overtime and it will time a very long time for U.S to rebuild this war torn country.

I just think investing more troops will not solve anything.

Anonymous said...

Ben, you are wrong. Afghanistan has the largest opium supply of any country in the world. If the US would simply disavow its trade agreements with Turkey, Afghanistan could become the #1 exporter of opiates to civilized countries, which means it would supply all of our pharmaceutical needs in this area. They have natural resources--they just are not being used efficiently.

Ben Kahen said...

However, the funds from won't simply pay for the reconstruction efforts. NATO is looking for a way to bail out because the countries involved in it don't wana get their hands dirty with this matter. It is simply not enough but again I could be wrong.

Anonymous said...

fadel..

Ben ur loosing it i am telling, first u made some sense but now this is complete BS. so what is ur solution that u offer here, since there is no hope in Afganistan just pull out and let eveyone kill each other?? is this ur solution, u are from the supporters of this war and now u should carry the consequences, if the US destroyed a country they will have to rebuild it... second the funny thing u talked about is wahabisim thats bullshit there is NO SECT in islam called wahabisim NONE this is complete bullshit and the WAHABISIM "sunna" which u are talking about is practiced by 92% of muslims, but whats funny is ur biased talk "the same practiced in Saudi Arabia" hahaha come on give us a break it is the same practiced all over the Arab World, not just Saudi Arabia if u want people to be on your side dont miss-lead them. Third, you are right Iraq is nothing like Afganistan, we all know its impossible for the US and NATO troops to hold in Iraq "which i think is a bad thing since everyone is going to kill each other" thats y obama will try to be victorious in Afghanistan just for the US image as a super power, sooner or later the US will be out of Iraq and the whole world would realise that the previous regime provided more stability to the region, and EVEN TO ISRAEL UR COUNTRY, i think the Iraqi invasion back fired on Israel and the US and the whole word it is the dumbest plan drawn by the dumbest president to ever live, and u expect it to work, i think u need to educate urself about politics before writting is biased BS of yours... I am Arab true, but i am not biased i speak the truth and only the truth

Anonymous said...

Fadel..
U think Afganis are extremly religious hahahahaha what do u think of israeli's then, u need to make some sense just like israel is religous and SOLELY based on religon so can Afghanistan, personally i think Vital B makes much more sense than u, Afganistan has hope while Iraq doesn't for the mean time

Ben said...

Fadel:

Lol you are saying there is no Wahabisim? Care to elaborate a bit mre on this subject?

Well here is the info:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahabism
in case you need to read on it. But yes, this sect of Islam, this notion of Islam should be destroyed. Even if 92% of Muslim practice this, then 92% of them needs to see the light and see what a destructive religion this type of Islam is. It is against Women, civil rights of other religions, and it is incredibl violent.

Anonymous said...

bullshit wikipedia is not a reliable source in the quran and islam wahabisim doesnt exist, way to go waith racism destroy 1.2 billion ppl because they dont believe in ur ideas, hehehe nice, by the way orthodox judisim has the same aspects no one can be deny that so they need to be destroyed too

Ben said...

wikipedia is not reliable source?! you are telling me Wahabisim does not exist? Are you seriously high? Honestly?

lol

come on princess, I didn't say wipe the people off because they are Wahabist, but people who Wahabist are extremist and but the ideology should be openly supressed and fought against becauses it only encourages violence against non-muslims, women, gays, and many other people. Wahabisim is a poison for the modern world that should be desotryed.

It is not the difference of opinion we are talking about here, we're talking about a group of people who openly call for destruction of others.

You really need to educated yourself more of what is taking place and what is really Wahabism.

Anonymous said...

Fadel..
Seriously please explain me IF u can the difference between wahabisim and zionisim, and u know i disagree with both thoughts and i suffer from wahabisim more than u