Timothy Benton | Jan 9, 2019 | 0
Rift With Pakistan May Be Perfect Opportunity To Leave
As anyone with any knowledge of military operations knows, access to a supply chain means everything, if the US finds themselves cut off from Pakistan, they may have to pull up and get out of Afghanistan due to the path for resupplying their troops will next to impossible. The rift with Pakistan is widening, do we really need to fill it in, or should we cut our losses and leave?
While there are other nations around Afghanistan that I am sure would be happy to help, of course this would involve like with Pakistan billions in aid, billions more in construction of base networks that will be left with the host county when we leave.
Bordering Afghanistan there is Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, but the problem with any of these areas, not to mention first the problem that may come in with their own native population, not to mention in most places you have crumbling infrastructure that would make such a move very difficult.
But there is more, to access the site the US was able to offload in Pakistan, then were able to directly access Afghanistan, any such move from the other area’s would take into account deals with nations to have overflight rights of one or more nation.
In the end, we have to figure out what we are getting from not only Pakistan but from Afghanistan as well, if the sacrifice we are making in dollars and blood is worth the cost. We also need to take into account Pakistan, a nation that we in the West have propped up for years that is little better then Iran with a very backwards ignorant society who think nothing of killing handicapped people because of some slight on Islam. As the rift with Pakistan widens, we have to ask, is it worth it going in to fix it again, we will after all most likely get stabbed in the back again.
To be frank, I think any further investment with Afghanistan is a waste, they have further pushed the problem with their announcement yesterday that they will be dropping the US dollar as a exchange rate and going to the Chinese Yen. Maybe we would be best served to pull our loses from both nations, the cost of aid to Pakistan, plus the cost of fighting in Afghanistan, it simple my not be worth the cost.
With trillions already spent, a nation that is giving aid and comfort to radical Islamic terrorist, who is belligerent and has for years been moving closer towards China in spite of the billions the US hands to them. I personally am tired of being stabbed in the back, after giving billions being told we gave nothing, maybe it is time to move on from Pakistan, the rift with Pakistan is widening to a impossible size, maybe it is time to call it day and look elsewhere, possibly look to India.