Posted originally on the conservative tree house September 1, 2021 | Sundance | 154 Comments
There is an argument to be made that U.S. policy specifically, perhaps intentionally, culminated in delivering a mechanized national army for the Muslim Brotherhood to use in Afghanistan. Earlier today, the Taliban held a celebratory parade including U.S. military assets we left for the Afghan army.
A couple of videos below highlight the types of vehicles and weapons now in the hands of Taliban forces, and they are not exclusive to the Kabul area. Mavlave Abdul Ghafor, the Kandahar Commander of Taliban, congratulated Afghans on “great victory and success”.
Whether the Taliban forces have the systems, personnel and training to maintain and operate this equipment in the long-term is unknown. However, in the interim period they are well prepared to fight an internal civil war against any entity who would challenge their power.
The Taliban face the issue now of having to run a nation. In the Sky News segment below the question is asked: “Will the west have the stomach to help them?”
If we consider the ideological approach from the U.S. State Department; the larger elements of the American government who are aligned with an interventionist U.S. foreign policy; and the sympathetic sensibilities of the Foggy Bottom community who are well aligned with the goals and objectives of the Obama-era operatives; well, one can easily imagine a U.S. policy that gives the Taliban support from the United Nations.
It is a bizarre world Alice. “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”
…And so it is.