Wednesday, March 13, 2002

The U. S. military operation near Gardez in Afghanistan is being spun as an attack against Taliban/al-Qaeda holdouts. In fact, it appears to be an attack against a local militia commander whose existence, along with the existence of others like him, poses a threat to the rule of the U. S. puppet, Hamid Karzai. The basic American story, that Afghanistan has been liberated of the Taliban and is now united under Karzai, is belied by the fact that the whole country is now governed by a patchwork of local militia leaders, who are going to keep fighting each other, and any colonial interloper, for the foreseeable future.