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US Disaster in Afghanistan

16-08-2021

There is no doubt that the take-over of Afghanistan by the Taliban is an unimitigated disaster.

As the attached analysis in CNN rightly observes: the botched exit of American forces results in very much the same tragic scenes as the exit deceniia ago from Saigon in Vietnam.

To properly understand: go back to the decision of the Bush Administration after 9/11, 2001 to invade Afghanistan. Al Qaida may have been defeated, but turning Afghanistan into a modern democratic state has proven - after twenty years - to be a complete failure. America and Western democracies must learn from it that foreign intervention by the "international community" is a recipy for disaster,  in Afghanistan as it was in many other places.


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Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau

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