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NATO sees no end to Afghan war

Press TV – December 27, 2010

A spokesman for the US-led military alliance says the war in Afghanistan will escalate in 2011 as militants step up their attacks against the foreign forces in the country.

NATO spokesman Brigadier General Joseph Blotz says there is no end to the war and NATO needs to keep pressure on the Taliban all over Afghanistan.

“There is no end to the fighting season; we need to keep pressure on the Taliban all over the country.”

The remarks come as war has taken the lives of over 705 US-led foreign troops so far in 2010, making it the deadliest year for NATO since 2001.

This is while another NATO service member was killed on Monday. The Western military alliance says the soldier lost his life in a roadside blast in the south, without providing further details.

Southern Afghanistan has seen an escalation in violence this year.

A recent comparison of internal maps of the UN indicates “deterioration of the security situation” in Afghanistan despite the United States’ recent claim of progress in the Afghan war.

Fighting has recently spilled over into the previously peaceful regions in northern Afghanistan.

The Wall Street Journal compared two confidential “residual risk accessibility” maps and found that violence has worsened in northern and eastern provinces.

UN personnel use the maps to estimate the dangers of travel and running programs.

US President Barack Obama in his Afghan war strategy review claimed that the US-led forces had made progress in the war-battered country.

Obama had pledged a major drawdown from Afghanistan by July 2011. But Washington has confirmed that American troops will remain in war-ravaged Afghanistan for at least four more years.

The US military adventurism comes as the United Nations recently announced that Afghan civilian deaths had soared by over 30 percent in 2010 compared to the same period last year.

The UN says more than 2,400 civilians died in the crossfire across the country in the first 10 months of 2010.

The 2001 US-led invasion was launched with the objective of bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan. After nine years and despite the presence of over 150,000 foreign troops across Afghanistan, militancy is still high.

December 27, 2010 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, Militarism, Timeless or most popular, Wars for Israel



    The United States is engaged in the longest war in its 234-year history in Afghanistan, one that will begin its eleventh calendar year in two weeks. Like the war that had been America’s longest before now, that in Indochina, the current one is in the Asian continent.
    Since the U.S. invasion in 2001 opium production has grown by 40,000 percent (according to Russian estimates), with Afghanistan accounting for 92 percent of the world’s cultivation of the narcotic. In addition to the killing of Afghan civilians by U.S. and NATO air and night raids, bomb attacks against civilians, including suicide bombings, are regular occurrences in Afghanistan and in neighboring Pakistan and Iran.

    Last month the U.S. and NATO flew 850 combat sorties, three times more than in November of last year. From January through November of this year foreign occupation forces’ aircraft have conducted 30,000 close air support missions for troops on the ground. In the last six months U.S. and NATO forces have launched 7,000 special operations missions in Afghanistan. [1] NATO helicopter gunships have also increased raids inside Pakistan, including one in September that killed three Pakistani border troops.~Rick Rozoff – Dec 17, 10


    Comment by hybridrogue1 | December 27, 2010

    • Do a word search for Israel in that Rozoff article linked above. Of course you will find nothing.

      While contraband is always rife where normal governance is absent, and while occupiers may play a role and benefit, those motives are easily achieved in most any place one could choose. So the placement of opium at the top of Rozoff’s analysis of the Afghanistan occupation is puzzling.

      Rather than acknowledge the role that the occupations play in the military encirclement of Iran Rozoff proceeds to paint an encirclement of China, which is laughable on its face because if you bother to consult a map you would find Afghanistan to not offer much of a base from which to threaten China.

      I am adding a map above to highlight the more logical purpose of an endless military occupation.


      Comment by aletho | December 27, 2010

      • I have maps of all the encirclements of US bases world wide.

        I think you are a bit overly suspicious of anything that doesn’t sream “Israel” at the top of its lungs my friend.
        Some of us take it as a given that Israel is a core cancer.
        It is a fact that all of these “containments” are in place, creating the verifiable Big Brother world of 1984. A huge global strategy of tension.

        ALL modern governments are party to the New World Order military/economic lock down.



        Comment by hybridrogue1 | December 27, 2010

  2. Holy s***, I hadn’t even read the article because the image scared the crap out of me… not because I’m Iranian, but because if I was, I probably wouldn’t be able to see what is happening…

    That’s just frightening. The US needs to start pulling out of the middle east or risk losing the support of their people.


    Comment by Sarai | January 27, 2011

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