Monday, May 31, 2010

Afghan regard Britain as colonial, orientalist and a racist country

British Defence Secretary Liam Fox said, “We are not in Afghanistan for the sake of the education policy in a broken 13th-century country. We are there so the people of Britain and our global interests are not threatened.”

This statement clearly shows the contemptuous views of British Defence Secretary. Liberal imperialists like Tony Blair were using spreading of education as a cover to colonize Afghanistan. However, the conservative Fox has blown the cover by showing the real intentions of the British establishment.

A senior Afghan government source replied to Fox by saying that “We see Britain as still a colonial, orientalist and racist country that they should have this view. Dr Fox really believes what he said, and he is not alone. London and Kabul must move on or things will be more difficult.”