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Afghanistan: Western armies always lose guerilla wars in the “Third World,” but it never really matters.

Monday, August 16th 2021 - 06:45 UTC
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By Gwynne Dyer - “I will never kneel before such a destructive force (as the Taliban),” declared Ashraf Ghani, the ex-president of Afghanistan before fleeing. “We will either sit knee-to-knee for real negotiations at the table or break their knees on the battlefield.” Good luck with that, Ashraf. Read full article

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  • Baxter

    Interesting . But the author seems to have forgotten two victories by the British in ex-colonies . Malaya -1958/1968 - which was an outstanding victory over the communists . And Cyprus where Greece was unable to control the island . EOKA was soundly defeated . I am particularly surprised by his ignorance on Malaya - a brilliant campaign .

    Aug 16th, 2021 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    You have a point there, Baxter, but the UK only wonin the short run in Malaya - today Malaya is neither a UK BOT or colony.

    Aug 16th, 2021 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    Don Alberto . You are right , up to a point ! After the defeat of the terrrorists Malaya , now Malayasia , gained independence .

    Aug 16th, 2021 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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