Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
And now Iran's theocracy must face their second most deadly enemy (after Israel).
The USA has left a void which is being filled by the Taliban , we left GAZA and the void was filled by Hamas , we left LEBANON and the void was filled by Hezbollah in the 3 cases had Israel and the US negotiated their removal with the national parties the possibility of these events occurring would have lessened .
It is interesting that nobody learns from History and in each case it repeats itself .
What is really astonishing is the speed and efficiency of which the Taliban is taking the country.
The US WISHES they were that organised.
They have had support from China, Russia and Pakistan and Qatar all of whom are opposed to the US .
This is an aside but if Israel left the West Bank , HAMAS like the Taliban would sweep through the area in a day such is the inept abilities of the Palestinian Authorities .
The US as its power rose in the World saw its vision of bringing the ideals of democracy to the World, in this quest it has several HUNDRED military bases all over the Globe and where it deems it necessary it will intervene with military force ...
Historically the US is an isolationist Country , the 1st and especially the 2nd World war saw the USA highly reluctant to enter and assist its allies , the American people do not want see their troops fighting other peoples wars be it the Nazis or the Taliban etc
Korea - Vietnam - Iraq - Afghanistan have seen large military forces spend endless time and ultimately achieve little and as the time dragged on the US Population called for the return of their soldiers .
One of the lessons of war is that unless you are ready to fight with all your power and commit whatever is needed to the battle then don,t go to war at all .
Afghanistan will now become a failed state supported by China and Turkey and Russia and Pakistan and Qatar each with their own axe to grind with the US , the down side of all of this is that the fight will come one day possibly soon to the US as its deterrent power wanes .
History is replete with mighty empires ultimately failing usually from within , the divisions within the US have never been so great and they are growing and weakening the resolve of the people .
The Barbarians will one day be at the gates - be in no doubt