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.