A report in the NYT on Russian troop movement, placement, and battle exercises along the Ukrainian border. It also outlines that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come down with some hard-hitting speech that warns Russia of harsh sanctions if the policies of the 19th and 20th century return. But the bad part is that Russia is a strong trading partner with Germany.
This all just looks like Karzai is more interested in winning the upcoming election more than being concerned with the well-being of his country.
There is an article in The Post that reports that the number of suicide deaths (349) outnumbered their combat deaths (229) in 2012. Now I make no secret that I am anti-military (though I still feel for the troops) and am anti-war when pertaining to the Iraq and the Afghanistan military actions. And this shows why. These numbers could not be more tragic. As stated in the article, there is an epidemic of depression and PTSD in the U.S. forces and this must be addressed according to issues reported in the article.
These tragic numbers should show the world that we should not so suddenly and recklessly jump into wars.