Rethink Afghanistan

There is a growing outcrz in the world, both in the US and Europe about the need for a radical change of strategy on Afghanistan.

The riddled recent elections, the drug traffiquing controlled by the Afghan worlords and the endemic corruption of the Afghan government lead more strategists to the conviction that the present solutions do not work. I offer you here two perspectives on this issue.

The first one comes from Europe, the author being Susanne Koelbl, a journalist from Der Spiegel.

The second comes from an American author: ethics theologian David Gushee, professor at Mercer University. It was published by Associated Baptist Press and it can be read HERE.

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

One thought on “Rethink Afghanistan”

  1. Trist..
    Mai intii, cind afganii spun c-au murit 100 de civli si abia-s descoperiti 10 din care 5 sunt barbati, foarte probabil jucind macar rol dublu; pe cine sa crezi?
    Apoi, cu drogurile… cum a ajuns Obama la putere: gata s-a terminat cu distrugerea retelei de droguri; ea nu mai e o prioritate.
    -Oamenii, bietsii de ei, sunt prinsi la mijloc. Pe de o parte poate simpatizeaza religios cu talibanii; populatsia pare ea insasi fundamentalsit religioasa, macar in sud. Pe de alta, sunt platiti de talibani cu bani de droguri. Guvernul central n-are influentsa de loc prin anumite zone…
    -Der Spiegel a uitat bine intseles de prietenosul Iran care furnizeaza IED, precum in Iraq. Armele cu pricina nu cresc printre macii producatori de droguri, binecuvintati de Alah.
    -Mai este o prostie adusa de vestici; au dus-o si in Pakistan. Liderii trebuie sa fie civili; c-asa-i in democratia de salon. Atit presedintele cit si ministrul apararii si cel de interne. Atita doar, ca singurii lideri populari (singurii barbatsi adevarati) sunt cei ce pun mina pe arma si lupta in mijlocul poporului; iar astia-s printre talibani. Dupa mintea lor, Karzai e o paiatsa, nu barbat adevarat. Iata o schimbare de strategie care nu va fi acceptata nici unde pt ca nu se potriveste su modelul nostru vestic. In concluzie, vor avea in continuare lideri care nu vor conduce pe nimeni; decit propriul cabinet.

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