How Did Taliban Fight Its Way Back?

(Left) Evacuees crowd the interior of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, carrying some 640 Afghans to Qatar from Kabul; (Right) US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the crisis in Afghanistan during a speech in the East Room at the White House in Washington. (Reuters Photo)
  1. Nobody can win an invasion wall, not in history, neither in future. This is true in the history of every corner of the world. Colonialism, World Wars, you name it. Why? Justice prevails, not army force, not power, not nothing else. Those who are with the US would say it’s not unjustified for the US army to enter Afghanistan because it is the breeding ground for terrorism and Bin Laden was responsible for the attack on the World Trading Center. Well, that’s true, but if we dig a little deeper, what is the root cause of terrorism and how did it come into shape at the first place?
  2. When you are waging a war in another country you run short of support, of every kind. Intelligence for example. The US army couldn’t collect useful and timely intelligence that help them to win, that’s why it took them 10 years to kill Bin Laden after entering Afghanistan. By book, the US army’s mission was accomplished on the killing of Bin Laden, but they maintained their presence for another ten years, for what?
  3. Corruption. When you are fighting a war of injustice, the soldiers got depressed and they lost the will to fight or to kill. Some knew that they were killing innocent people and they were fighting a war without justifiable reason. So PTSD, so is corruption. When one is not equipped with a mind of justice, they got corrupt. Corruption led to loss of hope.
  4. Drugs. Afghanistan is not scarce in drugs at all and the soldiers can easily put their hands on it. Especially when they are corrupt and see no hope for their future. Killing innocent people make them guilty, but they don’t want to be killed either by their enemy, and they are not 100% sure if their enemy is their enemy.
  5. Taliban is not fighting alone. Killing of innocent people by US army definitely caused outcry and hatred. Slowly, there are more and more people coming against them. Also, from day one, there had been continuous support in terms of military equipment, money, fighters from countries around Afghanistan.
  6. At the end of the day, nobody, black, white or brown, would like to be ruled by another country, no matter how weak they are.

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Ben Li

Ben Li

Self taught commentator, history buffs, worked abroad, hosiery manufacturer, provide objective and balanced perspectives to what's going on in today's world.