London, UK 14th December 2008 – British soldiers fired on an Afghan minibus in Kabul killing a civilian and injuring three others two weeks ago (28th November). Yet, Gordon Brown didn’t mention this uncomfortable fact when he visited British troops in Afghanistan yesterday nor was the original event that widely reported in the British press. Since the occupation of Afghanistan it has been clear that the attitude of western leaders is that Afghan civilians are ‘expendable’, especially when you can tell the British and American audiences back home that it’s all part of keeping them safe.
Commenting on his visit, Taji Mustafa, Media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain said: “It is not without irony that in the same week that Brown talks of defeating the Taliban, The Times reports that the British government paid money to their Taliban enemy in order to get safe passage for their supply convoys and senior British officers were saying the Afghan war is not winnable militarily.”
“Afghanistan is in a greater mess than ever. NATO seems unable to quell resistance to their occupation. Their puppet Hamid Karzai, commonly called the mayor of Kabul as he has no control much beyond the city, is hugely unpopular and is reported to be unlikely to seek re-election next year. In early December 2008 he backtracked on setting a timetable for western troops to withdraw, reportedly following NATO threats accusing his brother of drug trafficking.”
“The region needs a new leadership and a new system, the Islamic Khilafah state, which will defend the people, and end the era of western occupation of Muslim lands.”