British think-tank labels Canada's Afghanistan foray "a suicide mission"

The Senlis Council is a security and development policy group based in the U.K. Today, it creates waves in Canada and in Afghanistan with the release of a 91–page study in which it accuses Canada of “unquestioningly” accepting U.S. foreign policy objectives.

Following US policies is turning Kandahar into a suicide mission for Canada
Canadian troops and Afghan civilians are paying with their lives for Canada’s  adherence to the US government’s failing military and counter-narcotics policies in Kandahar. The US-led counter-terrorist operations and militaristic poppy eradication
strategies have triggered a new war with the Taliban and other insurgent groups, and are causing countless civilian deaths. To a large extent, it can be said that Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and the  related militaristic counter-narcotics policies are significant contributors to the current state of war in Kandahar and the other southern provinces. Canada and the international community continue to seem to unquestioningly accept America’s fundamentally flawed policy approach in southern Afghanistan, thereby jeopardising the success of military operations in the region and the stabilisation, reconstruction and development mission objectives.


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