September 22, 2021

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(Op-Ed) Post America Afghanistan – So many questions

The US military withdrew from the occupation of Afghanistan after two decades. Here are my questions:

1. Are the current Taliban, after the invasion of Afghanistan, better than those before the invasion?

2. What happened to all the other warlords and leaders other than Ashraf Ghana Like successors from general dude, Malick Pahalwan, Gulbuddin Hikmatyar, Mullah Omar, Mohmmad Najibullah, Rafsanjani, Hamid Karzai, and many others?

3. Will there be retaliation by the Afghan people in general or the Taliban / ISIS against the Americans and Afghans who worked with the US military and State Department during the war? Will there be a terrorist attack on American or European soil?

4. What happened to the 300,000 Afghan Army soldiers trained by the US Army? Are there currently pockets of resistance to the Taliban?

5. Why the Pentagon, intelligence agencies and the US State Department failed to have an effective contingency plan ahead of time to prevent the Taliban from taking full control of the country before the peace agreement was signed ? If the terms of the Agreement were not met, why did President Biden withdraw?

6. Is Islamabad happy with the revival of the Taliban? If so, is it related to the Taliban’s refusal that the northwestern border and Balochistan are under Pakistani occupation? Is India happy?

7. What will the Taliban do now? Will they look at the above areas that Pakistan has claimed so far?

8. In a fair retrospective assessment, what have been the diplomatic, intelligence and military failures of the United States and allied forces in Afghanistan?

9. Did the United States of America achieve its goals by invading Afghanistan and occupying it for two decades?

10. Will there be a full account of all the trillions America has poured into Afghanistan under the infrastructure and nation-building umbrella?

11. Is Joe Biden lying when he says that US involvement in the region was to prevent another possible terrorist attack on the homeland rather than nation building in Afghanistan?

12. Is Afghanistan a greater defeat for the United States and allied forces than what many consider Vietnam?

Over the past 25 years, the United States has spent trillions of dollars on political interventions, construction, force training and reconstruction of Afghanistan. Now, Joe Biden has begun to say that the United States was not here in Afghanistan for his reconstruction, his statement seems completely contrary to what he said when he was vice president under Obama. His policies and choices appear to be the most unsuccessful policies on Afghanistan and the result is to leave the entire South Asian region in an unbalanced state, displease its close partners like India, and leave American citizens and many Afghans at bay. mercy of the Taliban.

Furthermore, Biden’s policy has rehabilitated the Taliban, who can choose to feed terrorism at any time. Now, Biden’s political decisions have resulted in thousands of intelligence officers, interpreters, translators and nearly 300,000 US Army-trained Afghan military personnel whose future is unknown. It’s also a big question mark about the competence of a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration when it boasted that 75,000 Taliban can’t do anything effective against 300,000 strong American-trained Afghan forces. The whole world is seeing what happened in Afghanistan. Its current security and future have been completely jeopardized.

Now, when the Taliban have control of Afghanistan facilitated and supported by the United States, we are seeing alliances with Russia, China and Pakistan supporting the Taliban. It appears that the United States has only India as a friend and which Joe Biden and Kamala Harris can trust to monitor Taliban rule in Afghanistan for the next few years. It appears that Biden is choosing the Hail Mary policy to ensure that Afghan soil is not used to create more Osama bin Laden, Mullah Umar and thousands of other terrorists for which the United States will then have to re-deploy its army and spend. trillions of dollars to hunt them down.

Where are the 300,000 that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris claimed would not allow the Taliban to succeed? There are too many questions before Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and they offer very few answers. The truth is that the Afghan people are unable to trust anyone, be it the previous government in exile or the United States and allied forces or, at worst, the Taliban. In such a situation, the only hope is that the Taliban will behave well and win the trust of the people, not repeat the 90s, so the world has another chance to take revenge against them. They must be merciful to the Afghan people and to the whole world.

But will they do it?

And if they don’t, what will the story about Joe Biden’s presidency and the choices that led to horrific results record?

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