Let’s give peace a chance!

… sang John Lennon. In 2014, peace may yet happen in Afghanistan, a war-ravaged country that has been occupied by various foreign forces for years!

Yesterday the Afghan Prez, Hamid Karzai, agreed that in 2014 NATO troops would transfer leadership for the fight against the Taliban to Afghanistan. Of course the country has to take ownership of this fight … but it is hard to be  “a country” when you have so many tribes and factions and mercenary “holy” warriors fighting to kill, terrorize and take over the nation.

Despite all the divisions, the Afghanis are a fiercely independent people and they would be happy to see NATO troops, or, as they see it,  “foreign occupiers”  leave. Let’s hope that brings enough jubilation and resolve to give peace a chance in Afghanistan.

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