I'm sorry, what exact 'message' are we sending the Taliban?
SAS 'will send a message' - defence analyst
The SAS isbeing re-deployed to Afghanistan to send a message to the killers of five New Zealand soldiers and lead patrols against the Taleban, a defence analyst has suggested.
Paul Buchanan is one of the smartest analysts in the game, but this 'sending a message' lark seems optimistic in the extreme.
The message sending the SAS back to Afghanistan sends is 'here are some more NZers to kill'.
Alexander the Great conquered Afghanistan, do we really think John the Clueless can?
When you occupy someone else's country, you need to justify every second of every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year of that occupation. Afghanistan stopped being justifiable right after the West turned a blind eye to Hamid Karzai's corrupt rigging of his first election.
There are no military solutions in Afghanistan.