I’m not convinced - but do we realistically have any choice but to wait and see?
Install western democracy in an Islamic state? Where our leaders tripping balls on ketamine when they thought this up?
If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.
Interesting article - I was struck by:
The Taliban fighters are Afghans, too. They did not come from the moon. This is their country.
I also found this perspective different and interesting - and surprisingly funny in a dry, world-weary kind of way…
This was on BBC2 last night and is worth a watch to give background on current situation in Afghanistan.
Billions worth of military equipment left there again but not to worry as that can be written off as the new budget includes a trillions worth of replacements ultimately paid for by taxpayers who never wanted the wars anyway…
And is there any truth to AfghanIstan being the worlds largest source of lithium deposits…???
(Hmmm…And why are anti-vaxxers even mentioned…???
The Taliban fighters are Afghans, too. They did not come from the moon. This is their country and they are not any more fanatical and conspiracy driven than those tens of millions of Trump supporters, the QAnon believers, anti-vaxxers, Proud Boys, and the rest of them. If people are scared of Taliban leaders Haibatullah Akhunzada, Mohammad Yaqoob, Sirajuddin Haqqani, or Abdul Ghani Baradar, they have not been paying attention to Marjorie Taylor Greene, Marine Le Pen, Stephen Miller, Geert Wilders or Steve Bannon. Same level of sugar density, different bucket.
George nails media bias…