Articles written by: Helena Malikyar & Tanya Goudsouzian
Wednesday, 28 Mar, 2012
In the wake of the US soldier civilian shooting in Kandahar, many notable American pundits have called for an accelerated pullout of their troops in anticipation of reprisals or worse, a descent into full-fledged war with the local community. But if any lessons are to be gleaned from the failures of imperialists of yore, whose visions of world domination began to fade after drawn-out battles lost in Afghanistan, a premature withdrawal is precisely the move that America must avert at all cost...
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Wednesday, 14 Mar, 2012
When in October 1879 General Fredrick Roberts, commander of the occupying British army, delivered a condescending imperialist speech and ordered the public summary executions of Afghan rebels in front of the Bala Hissar Fortress in Kabul, he was employing a time-tested colonial tactic that had proved successful in neighboring India. But those public hangings, which were meant to quash the Afghan rebellion, only served to embolden the resistance, and as such, triggered the outbreak of the sec...
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