Sunday, December 03, 2006

Tanks For The Memories

Call it Deja Vu we are now in the same situation the Russians were at the end of their war in Afghanistan and we know how that turned out. And they had 40,000 to 60,000 troops and far more tanks then we have.

PANJWAII -- Canadian troops in the war-torn Panjwaii district rolled out the 42-tonne Leopards yesterday in the first combat deployment of Canadian tanks since the Korean War.

Hours later, they rumbled down the streets of the village of Panjwaii in an impressive show of force on their way to the nearby forward operating base (FOB).

Residents of the village of Panjwaii rushed from their homes to watch the biggest display of foreign firepower since their war with the Soviets in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Jonathan Neale: Afghanistan - the horse changes riders (1988)

Economically speaking, the cost of the war varies, according to the varying Soviet figures, but the most agreeable figure is given as $8.2 billion per year. As for casualties, it too is an arguable topic, due to the strict censorship of the Soviet Union. The official 15,000 dead is a gross underestimation. Experts agree that at least 40,000 - 50,000 Soviets lost their lives in action, besides the wounded, suicides, and murders.

And this war still is not about freeing Afghani's from the Taliban, but securing Afghanistan for Americas Oil Security. At the cost of Canadian lives.

Cotter | Afghanistan and its Neighbors



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