January 1, 2009 2:49 AM Subscribe
posted by nthdegx (17 comments total)
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The sections of britishbattles.com
about The First Afghan War have apparently been quoted verbatim in Al-Qaeda propaganda
. Site author, amateur historian John Mackenzie, told the press "It's exactly appropriate to use the account of the first Afghan war to point out the pointlessness of the current operations and the dangers that they run of a similar disaster,"
The National Army Museum's Julian Farrance: "They're ignoring the successes that Britain had in Afghanistan, and there have been many. The second Afghan war was concluded very much in Britain's favour and the third Afghan war was a total washout for the Afghans."