Britain’s Prime-Minister, David Cameron, announced that he believes it is time to pull out the troops of Afghanistan after nearly 11 years of war. Since Tony Blair involved Britain in the war after the terrorist attacks on US soil in 2001, 438 UK soldiers have lost their lives. 438 lives are the price of the United Kingdom-United States friendship.
David Cameron plans to put an end on this and pull out all British soldiers by the end of next year. He made that announcement during his visit in Afghanistan and more specifically in the Camp Bastion base, where most of the British troops are located. David Cameron’s decision was expected. Elections are approaching. It would be naive to believe that it is not mostly about politics. If he really wanted to pull out the troops of Afghanistan, he would do it years ago.
David Cameron assured us in his speech that Afghanistan will not turn into a terrorist shelter after the British soldiers leave. It would be interested to see how Afghanistan will look after most NATO troops leave. Who will become leader, what will be his first steps, what relations will he maintain with the countries invaded his motherland? What will be the Taliban’s reaction to the changes? These are just few questions which we will be able to answer in the near future.
Author: Harutyun Derderyan