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Written by Andrew Puhanic
Published on Saturday, September 1st, 2012
10 years after the beginning of the war, the cost and sacrifices made by the ‘coalition of the willing’ and ‘civilians of Afghanistan’ is alarming.
The war has costed billions, killed thousands of innocent civilians and has set a path of cyclical devastation that Afghanistan will never recover from.
THE Government and Globalists have lied to us all in the name of a falsified threat. They convinced the world that Al-Qaida was going to take over the world, that Al-Qaida was the biggest threat of the 21st century and that Al-Qaida and its leaders possessed nuclear weapons.
The war in Afghanistan has hardly achieved any of the targets set and is now a burden on the economies of the countries fighting the war.
The recent murder of 5 Australian solders has inspired the following compilation of facts about the war in Afghanistan that the government doesn’t want you to think about.
The 5 Australian soldiers who were murdered had wives, daughters, mums and dads waiting for them to return. None of them deserved to receive that dreadful knock on the door with news that they have been killed.
How many Australian solders have died in the war in Afghanistan?
Answer: A total of 38 Australian solders have died since Australia began fighting in Afghanistan in 2002 (Source: Wikipedia and Brisbane Times) and as at 25 August 2012 a total of 236 soldiers and 2 sailors have been classified as wounded. (Source: Department of Defence)
How much opium and heroin is exported from Afghanistan?
Answer: Due to the lack of government control and other mitigating circumstances, there is no official record of how much opium and heroin is exported from Afghanistan every year. It estimated that 90% of global opium production is derived from Afghanistan (Source: Wikipedia)
However, there have been many LARGE seizures of opium and heroin since the war began.
How many provinces in Afghanistan grow poppy?
Answer: In 2011 it was estimated that 17 provinces were affected by poppy cultivation (Source: BBC) and in 2012 the United Nation reported that 19 provinces grow poppy and 15 provinces are poppy free (Source: Afghanistan Opium Winter Risk Assessment 2012). At its peak, cultivation of poppy peaked at 477,000 acres in 2007 (Source: New York Times).
How many provinces and regions are safe for westerners to visit?
Answer: Since the invasion of Afghanistan by the ‘coalition of the willing’ in 2001, there are no safe provinces of Afghanistan that are safe for tourists. Lonely planet, wikitravel and the United States Government all do not recommend visiting Afghanistan as a tourist.
In fact, the United States Bureau of Consular Affairs most recent travel warning (27/06/12) states “No part of Afghanistan should be considered immune from violence, and the potential exists throughout the country for hostile acts, either targeted or random, against U.S. and other Western nationals at any time. Remnants of the former Taliban regime and the Al-Qaida terrorist network, as well as other groups hostile to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) military operations, remain active”.
How much has the war in Afghanistan cost?
Answer: At the time of publishing this article, the United States of America has spent $1,368,273,975,928.00 (Source: Cost of War). At the other end of the spectrum, in 2011, Australia has spent more than 7 Billion since the beginning of the war (Source: Melbourne Age)
How many civilians have died during the war in Afghanistan?
Answer: Between 2006 and 2011, it was reported by the United Nations missions in Afghanistan (UNAMA) that 8,558 civilian casualties.
Afghanistan as it stands is a cesspit of lies and deceit designed to convince the masses that fighting wars based on political reason is the norm.
Every day, politicians around the world preach on the progress being made in Afghanistan and that the war effort is justified.
ALL troops and military personal must be withdrawn from Afghanistan. The families of all MURDERED solders must be told the truth about why they died in Afghanistan and NOT ONE MORE family should suffer the loss of a father, brother and loved one.