UK military commander: War against Taliban cannot be won

Of course not. Fighting Islam-terror with chivalry and Miranda rights was doomed from the beginning.

In war, you fight to win. You go to war to destroy the enemy. If you don’t go to war with that intention, you will have lost before the battle begins.

There are no ‘hearts & minds’ to be won anywhere amongst the ummah Islamiyah. And there will never be democracy under sharia.

If we in the West continue to allow appallingly stupid ‘leaders’ to make appallingly idiotic policies things will get much worse before they get better.


Reaping the consequences of the PC delusion that the jihadists represent a tiny minority of extremists whose points of view are decisively rejected by most Muslims. “War on Taliban cannot be won, says army chief,” by Christina Lamb for the Times, October 5 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):

Britain’s most senior military commander in Afghanistan has warned that the war against the Taliban cannot be won. Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith said the British public should not expect a “decisive military victory” but should be prepared for a possible deal with the Taliban.His assessment followed the leaking of a memo from a French diplomat who claimed that Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, the British ambassador in Kabul, had told him the current strategy was “doomed to fail”.

Carleton-Smith, commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade, which has just completed its second tour of Afghanistan, said it was necessary to “lower our expectations”. He said: “We’re not going to win this war. It’s about reducing it to a manageable level of insurgency that’s not a strategic threat and can be managed by the Afghan army.”

The brigadier added: “We may well leave with there still being a low but steady ebb of rural insurgency . . . I don’t think we should expect that when we go there won’t be roaming bands of armed men in this part of the world. That would be unrealistic and probably incredible.”…


* Melanie Phillips: “The leaders of the democracies are…burying their heads in the sand”

8 thoughts on “UK military commander: War against Taliban cannot be won”

  1. The only way that we could ever win in Afghanistan is if we wage war against Islam itself. But since we have no intention of ever doing that, we can never win in this war.

  2. “In war, you fight to win. You go to war to destroy the enemy. If you don’t go to war with that intention, you will have lost before the battle begins.”


  3. He’s right, it cannot be won. The idea was to install democracy and wipe out terrorism. Islam hates democracy, loves terrorism. The only interaction we should have with these savages is to fire bomb their opium crop as and when required.

  4. p.s.s. The poppy fields in Afghan FUND their guns and ammo. These fields have grown 75% since 911. Agent orange anyone?

  5. Infidela and Urban11:
    You’ve got it exactly right. One faction of moslems is no different from another. They all hate democracy and freedom, and want to impose their barbaric, stone-age delusions upon the rest of us. Tragically, our invertebrate pc governments are enabling them to do so.
    It’s long past time that we should be out in the streets to defend our free and tolerant countries.

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