How Will They Manage without Us?

As the United States completes its pullout from Afghanistan, the usual suspects worry aloud that the country won’t be able to manage without us. What they and other people with a neo-colonialist mentality don’t realize is that Afghanistan is a sovereign country and that we have been interfering with it unnaturally for 20 years.

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  • alex_the_tired
    July 13, 2021 9:51 AM

    More of a question of how we’ll manage without them. All it will take is one Taliban-credited incident in the United States and we’ll arrive at Morton’s Fork: do we turn right around and go back for another 20-year error? Or do we admit that asymmetrical warfare has finally achieved its Moon Shot?

  • DaniilAdamov
    July 15, 2021 11:25 AM Interesting stuff re: the prediction that the Taliban will change nothing. Of course, it’s too early to tell for sure, and the true test will be in the cities. Still, this and other reports already suggest the rural areas weren’t quite so simple as you wrote before, and are going to suffer. “Independence” for the nation may have a high price for the individuals within it – surely you’ve seen this in Central Asia.

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