The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Afghanistan:
Endless War

Jul 23, 2018

In Afghanistan, 1,700 civilians have been killed so far this year. More than twice that many have been injured. It’s the deadliest first half-year in a decade, according to the U.N.

Although militias identifying themselves with ISIS or the Taliban claimed responsibility for attacks with civilian deaths, air attacks have also gone up significantly since last year. And only two forces carry out air attacks: the U.S. – responsible for almost half of the 149 civilians killed and 204 injured – and the government of Afghanistan.

War continues in Afghanistan 17 years after 9-11, which gave the U.S. an excuse to put together a coalition force and invade.

Trump continues to deploy thousands of American combat soldiers, just as Obama did even after promising otherwise. The U.S. props up the government and provides 90 percent of its military budget.

The population is under fire from competing military machines. The U.S. is not able to restore order. It is only throwing fuel on the fire, feeding terrorism and condemning the population to war without end.