Hodjanernes Blog

25 maj 2011

Krig nr. ?

Filed under: Afghanistan, Afrika, Danmark, Evidens, Irak, Islam, Libyen, Palæstina - Libanon, Våben — Tags: — Skjoldungen @ 10:25

Kosovo, Libanon, Irak, Afghanistan, Libyen…vær’sgo, næste patient…

Vi har ikke rigtigt styr på hvor mange krige Danmark fører lige for tiden. Men skal vi alligevel prøve at danne os et overblik, så er det mindst fire. I kronologisk orden har vi sendt danske soldater til Kosovo, hvor vi hjælper muslimerne med deres etniske udrensning af den oprindelige befolkning, serberne. Dernæst har vi – under ledelse af FN (læs: OIC) – sendt soldater til Libanon, hvor vi sørger for at Hizzbollah kan opruste i fred og ro inden de påny angriber de træske jøøøder. Vore soldater i Irak er vistnok p.t. forflyttet il Afghanistan, hvor de på vegne af den ene bande barbarer bekæmper den anden. Og endelig – d.v.s. foreløbig – deltager vi aktivt i en eller anden klanfejde i Libyen.

Nu skulle man så tro, at Danmarks deltagelse i alle disse hellige krige ville blive påskønnet. Det gør den ikke, tværtimod. Ej heller synes vor indsats at inspirere lokale muslimer til nogen synderlig aktivitet. Hvilket jo – udfra et muslimsk synspunkt er logisk nok: hvorfor tage hænderne op af lommen når de vantro gør arbejdet for os? – For eksempel kunne man vel forvente at “Det Arabiske Forår” ville udløse en vis aktivitet fra Libyens arabiske naboer, men nej. Selv en venstreekstremistisk avis som The Guardian kan ikke undgå at føle sig en kende skuffet over arabernes entusiasme for sagen:

The Guardian: “They were welcomed into the fold with great fanfare, the crucial Arab backing for a Nato mission that needed regional allies to give it the stamp of legitimacy. But two months into Operation Unified Protector, a Guardian data gathering exercise has established that the Arab countries involved have made no more than a modest contribution to the aerial intervention in what now appears to be a stalemate civil war. – The Guardian asked all nations involved in the operation to provide details of servicemen and military assets committed, as well as sorties undertaken and bombs dropped.

Some were more forthcoming than others. Qatar, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, the three Arab states involved, gave only the briefest of information. Between them, they have 125 personnel in the operation. Qatar has six mirage jets based on Crete and two C17 transporters. The UAE has 12 jets on Sardinia. Jordan has six fighter escort jets and six transport planes.  Together these represent a small fraction of the 300 jets policing the no-fly zone and bombing warehouses, munitions dumps and army units of Muammar Gaddafi‘s regime. The Guardian understands that none of the three countries has been involved with bombing Libyan targets, sticking instead to “defensive” sorties to enforce the no-fly zone. None of the three countries would divulge the number of sorties flown. But information from the French defence ministry indicates the Qataris at least have been flying a few joint sorties each week with French fighter jets. – One Whitehall source indicated the three countries had been more useful on the diplomatic, rather than the military, front. “What they have been doing is getting involved in the contact group which is trying to find a political solution to the problem and has been providing support and funding for the rebels,” said the source. “That is just as important to the Nato effort. It is very important that Arab nations are involved in that process. They are contributing in different ways and that’s probably where they can help most.”

At the other end of the scale, the Nordic nations can reasonably claim to be punching well above their weight. Norway and Denmark have both dropped far more bombs – nearly 700 between them – than the UK. Both have recently targeted “bunker-busting” bombs on Gaddafi’s compounds in Tripoli. Nato commanders are believed to have assigned Danish F16 jets to target the building in which Gaddafi’s youngest son, Saif al-Arab, was killed on 30 April.”

1 kommentar »

  1. Og så kan vi vel endda tilføje Adenbugten ud for Somalias kyst, til listen over vores krige for tiden…

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    Kommentar af Jacob Andersen — 25 maj 2011 @ 11:26


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