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    Afghanistan: what an utter clusterfuck.
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    But islamism IS a product of class warfare. Rich white countries come into developing brown dictatorships, wreck the leadership, infrastructure and economy and then act all surprised that religious fanaticism is on the rise.
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    Afghanistan being reconquered by the Taliban in less time than it took the Germans to conquer France.
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    The concept of the ANA was always fucking laughable.

    America is less capable than Russia in implementing effective foreign policy now.
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    In Saigon they played Bing Crosby´s "White Christmas" all day long as evacuation signal. Wondering what they are playing now? "Oops, I did it again"? "The End"?

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    Finally the headline "World to end, women and minorities affected most." comes true.

    It seems that the Taliban understood that by controlling the countryside it becomes impossible for the Government to hold the cities. While there was fighting in a few of the provincial capitals most fell without a fight as the Taliban controlled the roads and it was impossible to bring in reinforcements, food and supplies by air.

    Plus it seems that more Afghanis are interested in getting out of Afghanistan than fighting to save it. It also shows how effective fear is in crushing the will to resist.

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    Afghanistan isn't really a concept which exists in the minds of most afghans in the same way we'd identify as British, American, German etc
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Afghanistan isn't really a concept which exists in the minds of most afghans in the same way we'd identify as British, American, German etc
    As far as i am aware, afghanistan is more akin to early feudal europe.... just with guns and RPG's. Every local tribal leader has fealty to the strongest warlord in the area who, in turn is beholden to someone further up the chain.

    Also nothing in realation to the invasion of afghanistan by the US and UK has been a sucess. It has become a nexus for islamic fighters, the average citizen of 'afghanistan' is just as worse off or even more so, corruption has become even more rife and there is more opium being exported than ever before. An utter failure at the cost of so many live on all sides .... but well, at least the defence companies and their lackies have profited massively from the mis-adventure. What a fucking waste.
    Shitting up eve for .... well, longer than most of you scumbags.

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    The Taliban have said over and over, they have one objective: They will not accept any rule but Sharia law, to the letter. Proper fundamentalists that are entrenched and the country doesn't have anything of enough cultural, geographical or natural resource value for it to be worth anyone's effort denying them in the long term.

    So Afghanistan is a sort of late stage republican Texas, but without the oil money?
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    Bit harsh on the taliban that

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulip View Post
    The Taliban have said over and over, they have one objective: They will not accept any rule but Sharia law, to the letter. Proper fundamentalists that are entrenched and the country doesn't have anything of enough cultural, geographical or natural resource value for it to be worth anyone's effort denying them in the long term.

    So Afghanistan is a sort of late stage republican Texas, but without the oil money?
    There have been photos of billboards with "indecent" (not wearing burqa) women being painted over. They are already blocking female students access to universities and had stated "most likely women will have access to court system but its still being considered if they will be able to be judges and lawyers".

    I expect that when things settle down Taliban will be a bit more liberal than ISIS and Boko Haram, but compared to them Iran will be a liberal utopia.

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    I expect to see battalions of ballsy feminists enroute to Afghanistan.

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    Afganistan was one of the more progressive places in the middle-east, then geopolitics happened. Oh how far the region where things like reading and writing spread from has fallen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by depili View Post
    Afganistan was one of the more progressive places in the middle-east, then geopolitics happened. Oh how far the region where things like reading and writing spread from has fallen.
    From what I've heard Soviets themselves fucked up by being to paranoid and couping their then current puppet regime there, leading to instability to start escalating and creating an opening for Brzezniski and CIA friends to "give Soviets their own Vietnam".

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    not sure if this is connected but interesting in the aftermath.

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    "This is not like Vietnam"

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    But islamism IS a product of class warfare. Rich white countries come into developing brown dictatorships, wreck the leadership, infrastructure and economy and then act all surprised that religious fanaticism is on the rise.
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    A month ago, every media outlet, Afghan observer, military expert etc seemed 100% confident the Taliban couldn't take over any major urban areas, beause the Afghan people were united against them & Afghan army was too well equipped & trained, & would have to negotiate. A couple weeks ago, they were heavily implying there must be some secret Russian or Pakistani mastermind behind their advances, because there's no way the Taliban could concieve & pull off such a strategy. A week ago, the hope was the Afghan army, still supposedly numerically superier & better equipped, would rally & retake lost ground. Now they all seem to be saying the around 2k American troops still in Afghanistan were the only thing standing between victory & defeat. Tune in next week to see where the mental gymnastics can still take them.

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    Watching the news and I heard that the State Dep has told American citizens to shelter in place?
    Approx 5K troops ain't gonna be able to enter that city and get them out. Could you imagine the Taliban grabbing, let's say 100 US citizens, and we not only have a replay of the fall of Saigon but also the Embassy crisis in Iran

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    "This is not like Vietnam"

    Reminds me of Woking railway station at 8am on a workday, pre-pandemic.

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    It doesn't matter how well equipped an army is, if it doesn't want to fight.

    More news at 11.
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    But islamism IS a product of class warfare. Rich white countries come into developing brown dictatorships, wreck the leadership, infrastructure and economy and then act all surprised that religious fanaticism is on the rise.
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