Friday, 14 November 2008

The British Army Knows From History They Will Never Win in Afghanistan & The First Not So Clever Choice by American President Elect Barak Obama

UK may send 2,000 more troops to Afghanistan: BBC
Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:56pm EST

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could send up to 2,000 more troops to Afghanistan if U.S. President-elect Barack Obama asks allies for more help in the fight against the Taliban, the BBC reported on Thursday.

The government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown would find it hard to refuse a request from Washington to boost NATO forces there, the broadcaster said, citing unidentified ministers and officials.

The BBC diplomatic correspondent James Robbins said British officials had told him there would be negotiations with the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, "and more than one has told me to expect agreement for between 1,500 and 2,000 extra British troops."

Britain, which has more than 8,000 troops in Afghanistan, has urged other countries to make a bigger contribution.

Obama has pledged to send more troops to Afghanistan, where the United States has more than 30,000 soldiers, and he is expected to put pressure on European members of NATO to do more.

A Defense Ministry spokesman in London said no decision had been made whether to deploy more British troops.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said more foreign troops were needed to help fight the Taliban and to control the illegal drugs trade.

"Bring more troops, deploy them properly," he told the BBC in an interview conducted during a visit to London...


Thursday, 13 November 2008

Why Mahathir's Friends and Foes Love Mahathir

Watch the Latest Video on Malaysian Politics by YAB Tun Dr Mahathir, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia

Former Umno president Dr Mahathir Mohamad forewarned Umno leaders involved with money politics - that they are compromising the party’s chances in the next general election.

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Camera: Mohd Kamal Ishak
Editing : Ng Kok Foong

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