I am a FH squatter
- Dec 23, 2003
The situation for many Afghans is now undoubtedly better than it was and will regress when the Taliban take over again.And how have we changed that? It's certainly not much better and has spilled over into the entire region.
Afghanistan is a right bugger of a country to move around in and find the enemy, the Russians found out the hard way and so now have the US and allies.
Short of rounding up all the evil fucks and putting a bullet in the back of their head* there isn't a great deal we can do about it. The region is chock-full of religious loons. Even the moderates are completely bonkers.
*which doesn't work anyway, another fucker pops up almost immediately.
The situation was already spilling over. That's what Al Qaeda were training to do in their enclaves.
You are correct that it is virtually impossible to win a war in Afghanistan. The US leaving won't end it though. It will escalate.
The entire region's instability is caused by so many factors, most of them are nothing to do with the US invasion of Afghanistan. There's also just from the top of my head:
- The ongoing proxy wars between Iran and Saudi.
- The funding of terror groups by many Arab states.
- The funding and support of terror groups by Russia.
- The demands for freedom of people under dictatorships (like Syria) for freedom, being met with brutal crackdowns and the excuse that gave to everyone else in the region to get involved.
- Palestine obvs.