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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!
2 Comments:

The British Army is being replaced by the US Marines. I'm not sure how this qualifies as a victory over imperialism, except in your wonderfully fertile imagination. But British withdrawal after suffering a mere hundred or so casualties, it does indicate that the UK is a mere shadow of the power it formerly was. Celebrate that on your way down the khazi, old chum.

8 July 2010 at 19:59  

So this British power that you wank over. When it existed did it keep the price of your beer down? Were rents cheaper? Did the boss at work keep his fat gob shut?

I just don't see what British power has to do with or for me and mine.

9 July 2010 at 01:45  

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