What America Leaves When It Leaves Afghanistan

This month, the outgoing commander of America’s military effort in Afghanistan told Congress that the country the United States invaded more than 14 years ago was at “an inflection point.” The Taliban reportedly holds more territory than at any time since 2001, and civilian casualties are at record levels. Ethnic minorities are especially vulnerable; some fear that peace talks with the Taliban could open a place in the government for an organization that waged a campaign of ethnic cleansing against them.

For all of these reasons, even as U.S. forces continue to depart the country, the war in Afghanistan isn’t over yet, and by many measures it’s not going well.

  • kkruger71

    Hmmm, it’s almost like these people don’t want to be “liberated from the small minority” of zealots.

    • It’s an Islamic craphole rife with corruption and little hope of ever joining the civilized world.

      I suggest we leave it behind then nuke it should a new terror attack in the west be traced back there.

      • Clausewitz

        It’s going to be interesting listening to the crickets chirping as the feminist abandon their sisters is that God forsaken shit stain of a country.

    • Islamic theology is toxic. No amount of Islam can exist inside a society without eventually turning into an Islamic hell hole.

      The American Afghanistan experiment was doomed to failure. We simply do not have the courage to say Islamic theology is the problem.

      Without complete removal of the pathological Islamic social system, there is no help for an Islamic society.

  • Hard Little Machine

    A society that makes it a badge of honor to live in the Dark Ages should be allowed to live in the Dark Ages.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Devotion, given freely or earned?

  • simus1

    The post 9-11 cleanup should have remained with the CIA, USAF, and Special Forces. No American regular troops. No empire building. Zip.
    The Dumpsterstanis should never have been given anything except credible threats if needed.
    Pashtunistan should have remained unoccupied and ignored when it caused no trouble and bombed to hell anytime it did.
    Kabul and the northern/Western non Pashtun areas should have been worked up to the 20th century nonstop using anyone who could get things done, warlords, marxists, bachi boys, whatever.
    The Russians and former soviet union ‘stans were willing and able to help and their expertise could have been utilized much more than it was.
    That was very stupid and unhelpful.
    The fake government in Kabul with a Pashtun puppet out front was silly.

    • moraywatson

      When their new “Constitution” explicitly placed sharia law above all else, then it had to be obvious that nothing was going to get better.

      • simus1

        The “better muslim” card is always in play among the competing hypocrite monsters who claw their way to the top in muslim cultures.
        Those with backers capable of financing the biggest and most bloodthirsty street mobs tend to be very successful.

        • It is the mark of insanity.

        • moraywatson

          Yes. There is no good brand of totalitarian-islam becuase they all ooze forth from the rot of mohammed.

          • ntt1

            Yes it is hard to shine as a culture when your guiding model is a raping thieving pederast.

  • useless opinion

    I guess my idea of remotely activated pods of nuclear waste radiation might be a war crime. But it would have worked.