It is easy to understand why, if you live in a country that is torn by civil conflict, or just grindingly poor, any chance to improve your lot in life will be enthusiastically siezed and will no doubt be followed up by attempting to have families join them as soon as possible. People from Afghanistan already make up a sizeable proportion of migrants turning up Europe and now the inevitable happens: The US seems at last to have accepted that it cannot win in Afghanistan and however it tries to dress it up, is getting out. In order to do so, a deal has been done with the Taliban who will now enter into negotiations with the Government of the country. It was always a Taliban condition that they would not negotiate while foreign troops were in the Afghanistan. The clocks are about to be turned back and a return to the dark days of a Taliban dominated country with its harsh religious rule and where women have virtually no rights seems to be unavoidable.
I would imagine that there will in the coming months be a rapid increase in the number of people trying to leave and the immigration and legal systems of countries targeted will become bogged down for years to come with applications for asylum. Lawyers will grow fat on the profits from the chaos, the 'Human Rights Brigade will go into overdrive and the taxpayers will foot the bill. The US? It will have moved on to fields anew and its attentions will have swiveled back Venezuela, Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua et al. However often fingers are burned, the desire to bring about Regime changes in other peoples lands is just irresistible and history just goes on repeating itself.
Maybe in a few thousand years someone will realise if we spend money on food and aid instead of weapons things will improve, I'm not holding my breath though.
When it comes to weapons, powerful financial considerations always seem to win. When it comes to aid, sadly, so much of it is siphoned off into the bank accounts of corrupt leaders, along with any money generated from within countries own economies. It makes your stomach churn when you see film and photographs of the lives and suffering of so many people around the world and nothing will ever change it.
Interesting. Had report from our trucker friend's in America.
U S Marines and equipment heading toward's the San Diego area.
Apart from the navel base apparently there is a big U S A F base near there.
Venezuela's President said today: 'If they want a Vietnam, well give them one …' or something close to those words. Bearing in mind the mess they got themselves in trying to unseat the president of Nicaragua, and how long the rebels in Columbia gave their government the run around, it may not be as easy as they think. However control and a share for American companies in the vast oil wealth of Venezuela may prove an irresistible lure in the short term. All that hooey about democracy fools no one, the US has cosied up to and kept in power many a leader who couldn't give a fig about democracy.