Lessons from Afghanistan Conundrum
Updated: Sep 5, 2021
The most spectacular victory of the Afghan Taliban, especially the takeover of Kabul without firing a bullet contrary to the US President’s claims till the last moments, is indicative of flaws and failures on many counts. A lot of analysts are pondering over this unexpected and sudden collapse of Afghanistan like a sand castle and offering a host of reasons. Some of those explanations are aimed at face saving to the withdrawing forces, concerned intelligence, military, political and diplomatic institutions and others at giving birth to new twists and conspiracies. Nothing seems to work though as amnesty granted to all and sundry and so far very mature handling of affairs on all fronts by the re-enthroned Afghan Taliban has baffled the opponents on all fronts. It is amusing to watch Indian and western media gone berserk and frenzied, thoroughly embarrassed and finding it hard to cover up their lies and foolish narratives spread in the last 20 years to justify a war unleashed for fake aims and objectives. Nevertheless, some of the clumsiest propagandists and embarrassed officials are still trying to give life to old and failed plots to scapegoat Pakistan by raising most stupid fears of a Nuclear Pakistan supporting Taliban, women and children rights, economic failure of Afghanistan and becoming sanctuary for global terrorists again. This rant continues despite invaders’ 20 long years of destruction and killing of thousands of innocent women, children and other innocent civilians in the name of remorseless collateral damage. Ironically what is not talked about is the one greatest reason for failure on all fronts by the US and allies i.e. the CORRUPTION rampant among the invaders in connivance with their Afghan puppets who have stashed huge stocks of plundered American taxpayers' dollars abroad scot free from FATF eyes.