Thursday, May 01, 2003

Analysis: Fighting intensifies in Afghanistan, consolidated strategy (via Agonist)
'As spring approaches in Afghanistan, a number of factors are likely to contribute to a significant escalation of the country's ongoing guerrilla war.'

Not to mention the fundamentally unstable nuclear armed Pakistan government, the disintegrated Soviet Union possesses 30,000 nuclear warheads the security of which is uncertain; and enough nuclear material to manufacture another 30,000 weapons (or 'dirty bombs'). In these circumstances the Bush/Pentagon strategy of military aggression against the Arab and Muslim worlds as a response to terrorism can only be described as 'extreme folly': a folly comparable in some ways to the folly of the Kaiser and the General Staff prior to World War One.

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