* Defeatism all the way. Lord
Paddy Peggy Ashdown drools as always…
* But the question “What can we possibly win in Afghanistan?” would be much more appropriate and to the point.Â
A Taliban fighter in Afghanistan’s south
Nato has “lost in Afghanistan” and its failure to bring stability there could provoke a regional sectarian war “on a grand scale”, according to Lord Ashdown.
The former United Nations High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina delivered his dire prediction after being proposed as a new “super envoy” role in Afghanistan.
Lord Ashdown said: “We have lost, I think, and success is now unlikely.”
The assessment will be considered extreme by some diplomats but timely by those pressing for more resources for Nato operations.
Lord Ashdown added: “I believe losing in Afghanistan is worse than losing in Iraq. It will mean that Pakistan will fall and it will have serious implications internally for the security of our own countries and will instigate a wider Shiite [Shia], Sunni regional war on a grand scale.
“Some people refer to the First and Second World Wars as European civil wars and I think a similar regional civil war could be initiated by this [failure] to match this magnitude.”
Lord Ashdown, 66, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, was speaking in advance of a Nato summit in the Dutch town of Noordwijk yesterday.
Britain and the US infuriated by the lack of assistance granted by allies to those countries with forces operating in Afghanistan.
* The few western feminist groups that speak out on this issue have been claiming for years that female circimcision has nothing to do with Islam. As always, they’re wrong….
Yusuf El-Badry — religious scholar, former parliamentarian and onetime mosque preacher in Patterson, New Jersey — is using Egypt’s courts to promote his strict interpretation of Islam. He has become a courtroom celebrity, appearing regularly on Egyptian and Arabic satellite TV shows, and some see him as a defender of Islam … He is currently seeking to reverse Egypt’s ban on on female circumcision that came after the high-profile death of a 14-year-old girl undergoing the procedure. “The decision to criminalize circumcision means criminalizing something from Islam,” he bellowed in court. Mr. El-Badry won international fame when he spearheaded a case against Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid, a university professor he accused of heresy and apostasy. The judge ruled in his favor and ordered the professor to divorce his non-Muslim wife, but Mr. Abu Zeid and his wife fled to the Netherlands.
* This guy is a dangerous lunatic who prays on the stupid, the poor. He produces zombies in the name of his ‘religion’-he should be arrested and deported or locked up in an asylum.