I have been writing about Afghanistan, the US longest war ever, sometimes I feel like I am wasting my time for most people seem to not give a crap what goes on in this country.
But I continue to watch and write…why? Americans are dying in this country and we should be all concerned with this simple fact.
So until it ends I will write and give my observations….looks like I shall be at an end before this damn war.
Recently the peace talks collapsed between the US and the Taleban and that brought a close to the chance of an end for our troops….our vets have let their feelings known about this war….
After 18 years of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, that waiting game continues, leaving some veterans questioning whether the conflict — and the personal risks they took for their countrymen — were worth it. President Donald Trump, who has complained about wasted “blood and treasure” in Afghanistan and has vowed to pull all U.S. troops, now seems less sure of a full withdrawal.
“Afghanistan is an unwinnable war, an empire killer,” says James, who is now running for a Democratic congressional seat in New York. “Ask Alexander the Great, ask the Russians. America is no different.”
Women are always on the lips of anyone analyzing Afghanistan……as it is now they are second citizens and have little rights…..but what do these women really want?
The survey shows that life in Afghanistan in 2018 was, on many levels, worse than at any point in the past decade. Afghans felt less safe, struggled more to find work and afford the basics, and rated their lives worse than anyone else on the planet.
Underscoring their desperation in this environment, more Afghans than ever also said they would like to leave their country permanently if they could — and join the mass exodus that has taken place in the country since 2015, according to the survey.
In the midst of the deadliest year for Afghan civilians since the United Nations began documenting casualties–and as millions of Afghans also grappled with food insecurity–a record-high 41% of Afghans said they would move to another country permanently if they could.
The big question as it is every year is…what is next for Afghanistan?
The answer may lie here…..https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/09/19/afghanistan__whats_next_114754.html
We have an election approaching….maybe more attention should be paid to our endless wars….just a thought.
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