Dubbed as a major offensive, the assault
on Marjah turned out to be mere photo opportunities to show the American
tax payers that their money is being
People around the world were led to imagine Marjah as a large city until a few months later when it was suddenly Discovered that Marjah was the name of an agricultural farmland in southern Afghanistan.
The number of coalition forces’ casualties in Afghanistan reached a new record in June at 103 NATO troops killed including 61 Americans.
This is despite Obama administration officials voicing confidence over the prospect of victory against local Taliban militia forces after nearly ten years of combat. Last year US officials were talking about the importance of a new strategy in which to boost troops by more than 30,000 dispatched from Iraq.
They said within a limited time period the coalition would be able to crash Taliban without any problems. Early in 2010, the US and coalition troops announced that they were ready to defeat Taliban resistance after taking over a large city called Marjah home to 300,000 residents. People around the world were led to imagine Marjah as a mid-size town until a few months later when it was suddenly discovered that Marjah was the name of an agricultural farmland in southern Afghanistan consisting of several small villages of no strategic importance for any of the warring parties.
It was also discovered in May, the US Army is actually paying Taliban fores not to attack supply lines passing from south of the border with Pakistan through Khyber Pass, a long-narrow mountainous pass where Taliban militias can easily target supply convoys.
After spending billions of US tax payers money for staying too long in Afghanistan, Obama administration officials continue to proceed with their illusions regarding the war. Top Army officials say they are now planning a major offensive against Taliban’s last stronghold in their native province of Kandahar any time soon.
On Wednesday US Army’s second in command Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez said everyone should expect more coalition casualties when the final offensive on Kandagar begins. “We are going into places that have been significant support bases for the Taliban for the past several years, and they’re going to fight hard for those, and that’s why we expect the casualties to go up,’ explained Rodriguez.
He also brushed aside any talk about failures in Afghanistan saying, ‘This is a contest of wills, there is an upward trajectory in the war.’