Two weeks ago three German soldiers were killed in an ambush that was fully supported by an Afghan village. The soldiers were looking for buried/hidden mines close to a village and everything appeared peaceful - villagers working on the fields, a party going on in the village.
Then the people on the fields disappeared and immediately after that all hell broke loose - heavy fire from machine guns out of the village from probably 40 Taleban. During the battle, three soldiers killed and an armoured vehicle destroyed by a mine dug in probably weeks before. The Taleban had virtually unlimited supply of ammo and tried to kill as many Germans as possible. Air strikes "not being possible" because "woman and children" were seen around the houses were the machine gun fire came from.
What's the lesson of that event ?
1.) The population supports the Taliban to the point of complete conspiracy and deception of NATO troops.
2.) They use "women and children" to protect themselves from airstrikes, because they know of the stupid NATO engagment policies on that.
3.) The Opposition has all the time they need to accumulate enormous amounts of weaponry and ammunition until they decide to stage an ambush.
Bottom Line: We are not fighting "the Taleban". That's a F**king Fairy Tale. We are fighting the Afghan people, who support their fighters, WE CHOSE TO CALL TALEBAN. They can blend into the "civilian population" anytime. Store weapons, ammo and supplies with "civilians".
Short of Hitler-style killing of populations supporting the enemy we could lock up probably 50 percent of the Afghan population in "reeducation camps". The efficiacy of reprisal killings is questionable, as the Russians discovered between 1978 and 1989. So even the "Hitler" solution might not work. Apart from our own moral questions about that.
SO: Stop believing into the DREAMWORLD OF POLITICIANS AND JOURNALISTS. We have to get out of this hell-hole right now.
Today, four more German soldiers died. For the f**king dreams of stupid Americans who can't cope with reality. And British lapdogs sucking up to them. And the German government emulating the British.