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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

About those SAS not being in Afghanistan for a revenge killing Mr Key

From our, things-that-make-you-go-hmmmm file comes the curious case of Abdullah Kalta.

So let's get this straight. Last month, Key emphatically denies that he's sent the SAS back into Afghanistan for a revenge killing. This month, Key announces the man responsible for killing our troops is dead.

Hmmmmmmm. How on earth does he get away with this? Are we expected to believe that this is just one amazing co-incidence are we?

How fortuitous that the very guy we wanted dead is dead. What are the odds?

Last month, "I'm not sending SAS back for revenge attack", this month, "Oh look our SAS were involved in the death of that guy we said we weren't going back to kill".

Remember the good old days where a person who did something wrong was arrested and put on trial and a system of legal checks and balances allowed for a sense that something close to justice was being meted out?

Have we replaced that system for military tribunal executions?

Every second of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year that you occupy someone else land must be justified at the highest threshold and this entire adventure into Afghanistan that has killed tens of thousands of civilians and displaced hundreds of thousands more never met that threshold.

Continuing to occupy someone else's land one day longer so that you could kill one of their troops who killed some of yours has no honor. It is simply violence begetting violence.

Our continued occupation is part of the problem.

At the very least, let's for Christ's sake stop pretending that we are doing anything nobel in this wound of a country. There is no military solution in Afghanistan and Key's actions are only bringing dishonor on our house.



At 27/11/12 8:17 a.m., Blogger Arto said...

We won the war in Afghanistan!


At 27/11/12 10:31 a.m., Blogger blondewithaniq said...

'Noble' Martyn.. An interesting slip of spelling, because of course that is an equally tainted word these days too.
Nothing noble or Nobel worthy about what we are doing in Afghanistan under brand KEY for quite some time.
Apparently this is okay from the Land of the Long White Lie not quite clean green or noble these days.. Take my word on it 100% (ish)

At 27/11/12 6:10 p.m., Blogger Fern said...

Something else that makes you go hmmm: While surfing the ’net recently I somehow or other came across a link to the UK regiment the Somerset Light Infantry and ended up reading some of their history. They were fighting in Afghanistan in the 1830s-40s, due to the fact that the British Government had turfed out the man in power in Kabul and put their own choice in. The locals were not happy about this and started resisting; interestingly, the writer refers to them as rebels.

At 27/11/12 7:36 p.m., Blogger countryboy said...

@Fern ! OMG ! Seriously ! OMG ! I was just watching this clip ! http://youtu.be/XF2ayWcJfxo


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