Trump’s comments about killing millions of Afghans expose the immorality of western foreign policy

The ‘enemy’ is always an abstract concept and so who really cares if millions of civilians get slaughtered in the process of war?

Nabila Ramdani@NabilaRamdani
Thursday 25 July 2019 21:59
Donald Trump says he could 'wipe out' Afghanistan: 'I could win that war in a week'

Apocalyptic-grade stupidity comes easily to Donald Trump, but his latest words about the ongoing war in Afghanistan were as monumentally macabre as they were moronic. In comments filmed in the Oval Office during a meeting with Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan on Monday, the commander-in-chief of America’s armed forces suggested that the near two decades long conflict could be resolved with a Muslim holocaust.

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan could be “wiped off the face of the Earth”, Trump blustered. He first said that killing 10 million people out of a population of just under 35 million would take 10 days, and then a week.

Given that there are currently, at most, 200,000 Taliban-led fighters involved in the insurgency in Afghanistan, this would mean at least nine and a half million innocent men, women, and children being killed if Trump went down this “route”, as he called his genocidal strategy for victory.

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