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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban fighters entered the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Sunday, further tightening their grip on the country as panicked workers fled government offices and helicopters landed at the U.S.Read more from AP NEWS
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 .
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban swept into Afghanistan's capital Sunday after the government collapsed and the embattled president joined an exodus of his fellow citizens and foreigners, signaling the end of a costly two-decade U.S.Read more from AP NEWS
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden and other top U.S. officials were stunned on Sunday by the pace of the Taliban's nearly complete takeover of Afghanistan, as the planned withdrawal of American forces urgently became a mission to ensure a safe evacuation.Read more from AP NEWS
The chop of U.S. military helicopters whisking American diplomats to Kabul's airport punctuated a frantic rush by thousands of other foreigners and Afghans to flee to safety as well, as a stunningly swift Taliban takeover entered the heart of Afghanistan's capital.Read more from AP NEWS
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
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
Hell, haven't we already seen Barbarians at the gates here in the USA?
Kidnapping children, ripping families apart, and vandalizing humanitarian supplies, amoung other things?
The US supplied the Taliban with weapons to fight the Russians
We tried to stop it it the time.
But that was 40 years ago.
In hindsight, it may not have been a wise idea.
There are also a different set of rules with which the two armies are using.
The US is all about positive PR and, essentially, being "the good guys".
The Taliban will drag you from your home and behead you on camera.
It would appear the latter gets results.
The Taliban have stormed back into power in Afghanistan. Here's who they are, what they want, and why the international community is so concerned.Read more from www.abc.net.au