08 July 2010
British cut and run in Afghanistan
When even the Telegraph has to admit that the British have been forced out of Sangin by the Afghan resistance, then you know that something about the forward march of imperialism has gone pear-shaped. It would be nice to be able to equate this latest victory for the people's arms as coming under the leadership of el Che, Fidel, or good old Uncle Ho, instead of a bunch of inbred primitives who stick their noses in the dirt and their arses in the air five times a day. However, beggers can't be choosers. . .
It has been a long, cold decade since 1999 and the war against Yugoslavia, but now we can see the end to the business. The forward march of globalised capitalism has been turned back by the Iraqis and the Afghans fighting for ideologies that are far older than socialism.
Given that we spent the time arguing amongst ourselves I suppose that we should just be grateful that someone, anyone, was willing to stand against the common enemy - and beat him!