Sunday, February 7, 2010

Get the hell out of there!

So some of my fellow countrymen have died in battle...

Two Swedish military officers and a local interpreter were killed when their unit came under fire west of Mazar-e Sharif in Afghanistan.

The two Swedish officers, a captain and a lieutenant, and the interpreter were killed in an ambush 40-50 kilometers west of the Swedish army base, in an area where Swedish and Finnish peace-keepers confiscated 70 kilograms of narcotics and a quantity of explosives earlier in the week.

This happens at the same time as Afghan border police killed seven civilians after opening fire on a group of villagers they mistook for fighters, and at the same time as US drones continue to murder civilians in Pakistan.

There are so many wrongs that have been done, are being done and will be done in the near future in the Afghanistan conflict. We could talk about oil, pipe-lines, opium trade blossoming, civilians dying, children suffering and so on.

But you know, even if a vast majority has a negative opinion, that’s still better than having people realizing that the biggest robbery in human history have been committed. Western governments have handed over trillions upon trillions to bankers and other within the enemy class - this need to be hidden away of course.

Also, since the only positive number in the American economy at the moment is military spending, it means that to cut that would decrease GDP…

Money, of course, is also a reason. The protection of valuable oil findings and pipe-lines as well as the drug trade. Arms-dealers, certain banks and some shadowy groups have earned a lot of money from this conflict, and they have no incentive to stop the killing.

The strategy can involve several things, but certainly not to win, as mentioned the US has no intention of winning. Instead one can see the encircling of Iran as a reason for staying, or any of the other above mentioned. So I would argue that the strategy is; to not have a strategy! This isn’t really a war, it’s a conflict at best, a skirmish. If this really was a war and the US really wanted to win, they would destroy any opposition in a matter of weeks.

There is only one way to fight a war. You commit your nation's resources - material and the most precious of all, human - to the complete obliteration of your enemy. You mass those resources against each objective in turn, without reservation, without holding back, without care for collateral damage or world opinion. You do so until your adversary sues for peace, not because it is the political thing to do, not for expedience, but for one and only one reason: they're tired of dying. There is no "armistice" or "cease fire" in a war. There is only victory or defeat. There is only death or life. Collateral damage, including the loss of innocent life, is a known price that will be paid, although the toll is not of concern in that regard - only the certainty that it will occur.

So if America really committed millions of troops, flew in all their support or started to throw tactical nukes around, they would eliminate every single cave, all Taliban’, all terrorists and Bin Laden would be found in bits and pieces, and they would do so in a very short amount of time. Of course tens of thousands of innocent would die and the world opinion would hate America, but they would win the war. As it stands now, 7 years and counting as many as a million plus people may have died, even more so if counting Iraq. The economic cost is staggering and there’s no end in sight.

The US and its buddies need to decide, either end it, or leave. But they don’t want to you see. For the reasons already mentioned and other motives, instead they take what can only be described as the ‘mockery approach’. They bomb some mountains, but not others, effectively only pissing people off, creating more enemies than they had to start with. And the Afghan people are used to fighting an overwhelming enemy, so there’s really no end here.

There are also the soon to be terrorist attacks that will hit one or several targets, such events will probably coincide with worsened public polls for western governments or the next economic crash, so this is yet another reason for this little conflict not to end.

And even if the US have some form of “valid” reason for being there; what the hell are the rest of the countries are doing there? Wasting tax money and showing how much they care about one village while the town next to it is destroyed maybe? Protecting a corrupt anti-women inhuman regime against another corrupt anti-women inhuman regime?


If it is so bloody important to protect female rights and support totalitarian regimes, we have enough of those problems at home. Bring the troops home so they can murder our own citizens instead, would at least be more cost-effective…

Rest in peace and let's hope you dead guys are the last ones coming home in coffins.


  1. Hope they get you first you sick fuck !!

  2. Excuse me but I think you are totally wrong to critisize the Swedish contribution to ISAF. Today Sweden have roughly 500 soldiers in Afghanistan which is not a lot compared to other countries, including similar or smaller countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Norway. These four countries have all suffered casualities many times higher than Sweden until today's date. To suggest that we should suddenly withdraw because of losses in combat would be really coward and not fair towards our partners in the Afghanistan mission.

  3. Sorry? Moi sick? In what way? Because I don't want Swedish soldiers helping out murdering Muslims?

  4. @Anonymous:
    I never said we should withdraw because of losses; people die in conflicts, soldiers as well as civilians. What I’m saying is that we have no reason for being there, not a single one. If you, or anyone else, what’s to fight for some reason, do it at home, why travel across the world to help a warmongering regime murder Muslims for some shadowy reason not yet proven?

  5. Probably these two soldiers will be the main motivator to enforce more laws like Ipred and FRA soon. Yeah, to try and save a few swedish lives in some conflict on the other side of the earth that we had no part in starting at all it is necessary to wiretap the entire population. Sounds like a well balanced democratic society.. riiight.