The Gift That Just Keeps Giving
Is it too late to ask the Russians to take it back?
Editor - How many decades are we supposed to fight in Afghanistan? and for what? Afghanistan has been a crap-hole for 4,000 years. But I am just a crazy Blogger. What do I know?
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|Officers of the 10th Hussars at Jellalabad - 1879|
South West of Jellalabad in North Eastern Afghanistan.
The wars go on and on without end.
See The Battle of Futtehabad.
The British fought three Afghan wars. It changed nothing, Afghanistan stayed the same. But it did make the politicians and companies that make weapons feel better.
|Pashtun Warriors Anglo Afghan War (1878–1880)|
Even if the Afghan war ends you need not worry. Either next year or in ten years the politicians will find some "vital" issue and go into another war somewhere. The dead and wounded vets from the old war will be forgotten as our leaders seek glory on some new battlefield.
Read More: Anglo-Afghan War
|Maiwand, Afghanistan 1880|
British Officers with Captured Cannon, Second Anglo-Afghan War, 1880.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
See The Battle of Maiwand.