The last visit of George W. Bush in the Middle East as President of United States left a message clear with respect to the war in Afghanistan: the struggle will be long. A fight that began the own Bush following the attacks of September 11, 2001, and that, seven years later, it does not seem to end. The High Commissioner of United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR) encrypt civilian victims in about 1,500 only until November 2008, either by insurgent attacks or bombings of international troops deployed in Afghanistan. But the war has also claimed the lives of thousands of soldiers.
The recent death of four British soldiers makes already more than 130 deaths in the army of this country. Spanish troops, casualties already reach eighty-seven. United States still does not reveal the number of deaths in their ranks, but, if you count the casualties in Iraq, these are counted by thousands. The conflict in Afghanistan already affects directly to Europe. The threat of the terrorists arrived in Paris in the form of five cartridges of dynamite placed in a department store. Its placement was claimed by the Afghan revolutionary front, claimed the French President Nicolas Sarkozy the withdrawal from Afghanistan of its troops before February 2009.
After the last video released by the Taliban, their threats are extended to Spain, Denmark, Israel, Australia and United States. On Afghan soil, the situation worsens, and the taliban advance seems unquestionable. Until now, the war in Iraq has eclipsed the critical situation that exists in Afghanistan. According to a report from the International Center for security and development (ICOS), the Taliban could already dominate the 72% of Afghan territory, nearly 20% more than a year ago, with the real threat of Kabul back into the hands of fundamentalists. Despite the huge amounts of money destined for the war, the Taliban, with less media, seem unstoppable.