Saturday, December 26, 2009

Andrew Nuttall's Last Letter.

On one side the people are frightened, impoverished, and seek nothing but safety and prosperity for their families. On the other side is a very small subset of a combination of extreme Salafist muslims (aka seeking to impose an extremist version of islam on the entire world), anti-western mercenaries, and misguided brainwashed (generally) youths that utilize cowardice hit-and-run and ied tactics in order to sway the civilian population of afghanistan and north america to pull their troops out. Then there is us in the middle, an array of nations trying to combine our traditionally conventional forces and conduct combined operations with the young but capable ANA (and young but immature Afghan National Police, ANP), in a barren country with many more needs than just militaristic. Complicated, yes, confusing, only a bit, frustrating, unfortunately too much. . .

- from his blog. His family's statement is here.


Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

Thanks, Terry.


12:13 PM  
Blogger Dirk Buchholz said...

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7:30 PM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

If anyone's curios about the reason I deleted the last comment, it's because its author is a moral cretin who thinks it's "anti-war" to mock and slander a dead soldier whose boots he is not fit to polish.

8:50 PM  
Blogger vildechaye said...

love the way you wield that axe, Terry.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Old Brooktrout said...

I live on Vancouver Island and although I don't know this family or this exceptional young man, I was gutted to read of his death at Christmastime, and found my thoughts often straying to his family over this week. His commitment to the people of Afghanistan takes one's breath away.

10:26 AM  

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