Afghanistan had their own civil war going on in the rural areas by various warlords. The U.S. was not prepared to make an enemy of all of them, so they sided with certain groups, giving them loads of cash in exchange for their loyalty. And now these warlords, collectively called insurgents, are carrying out attacks. For the past three years they were responsible for most civilian deaths, but since the start of the invasion, the U.S. takes the cake.<quoted text>
I have no idea what you might consider as a credible reference...but Wikipedia seems pretty objective. Listen, I don't necessarily agree with all the decisions made during this 10 year war, but the fact is, the US and allies went in initially to dismantle the Taliaban. We had good reason to go over there in the beginning. Do you think allowing terrorist to fly suicide bombers into our country and kill thousands should have been ignored? We ended up staying in Afghanistan to assist the civilians in the civil war only to find the number of Taliban insurgents growing in numbers rather than decreasing. We've broke our own country, spending billions of dollars, trying to help your civilians build their own army so they can fight against their own radical people. As Americans, it really isn't our duty to fix the problems of the world, but that is apparently what our government thinks. I've lost family members from both Canada and the US in this war, so don't assume I don't feel the devastation of it, believe me, I do. And honestly, as horrible as I feel for the innocent people of the Middle East, it's people like you that make one part of me wanna say, pull all of our troops outta that Godforsaken place and let them figure it out on their own. I'm sure the loss of your innocent people is beyond devastating, but don't assume we are the reason. Your own radicals are the cause of this war, from the beginning up to the present.
3 years into the invasion, I guess you can say you "got your revenge". Over 3100 afghan civilians killed. Well, that's the reporting of the U.S. government. Independent sources say up to 20000 may have been killed due to starvation during their refugee status. All through U.S. airstrikes. You made the whole situation a lot worse. It was contained, and now its spilled into Pakistan because of the U.S. government.
How long before you call the Pakistanis barbaric and cite how they killing each other? How long before you pick on their oppression of women? Their girls can no longer go to school without being shot by the Taliban. You drove the Taliban into their land.
They are not "my innocent people" and "my radicals". I'm South African. Those are Afghans, Iraqis, Pakistanis. FYI, this was never a war between the United States of America and the United States of Islam. There is no United States of Islam. It was the U.S. against Afghanistan, and then the U.S. against Iraq.