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The Taliban have not changed, warn Afghans living under their rule

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By Rashid Durrani and Nick Perry

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An absolute folly and waste of coalition lives and billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars for this nonsense 'war' in Afghanistan since 2001.

All for nothing, as the Taliban are back and even worse than before the U.S. invasion.

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I want to know what the EU, the Russians and the Chinese are going to do about this.

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I want to know what the EU, the Russians and the Chinese are going to do about this.

What do you think they should do?

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Impossible. I can’t believe it. Trump ended this war and defeated them in a few short months. He did what no other leader could do for thousands of years. It only took threats and a few short months.

Wasted lives and dollars. Yes.

Jimmy Carter was the last President that truly tried to get America off of reliance of fossil fuel energy. Every President since has reversed his moves and increased the power of oil companies. Our Middle East war began because we wanted better control over the pricing. All it has led to is wasted time and money.

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Of course the Taliban hasnt changed. Trump is right - end this unwinnable war and get out of the Middle East. Leave the Arabs to their own perpetual messes.

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Leave the Arabs to their own perpetual messes

The vast majority of people in Afghanistan are not Arabs.

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The Taliban would be far from pleased if you called them Arabs, Kestrel. A different part of the world.

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They need a Yellow Vest / Venezuela people power

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The influence of fundamentalist religion is certainly keeping this country in an earlier millennium. Part of the problem with Afghanistan in particular is a terrible heroin problem. They have poppies galore.

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I want to know what the EU, the Russians and the Chinese are going to do about this.

What do you think they should do?

Help the Afghan people to rid themselves of this scourge. Why should it be only the U.S.?

Only thing is the Russians have a really bad track record in Afghanistan, worse than the U.S.

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Help the Afghan people to rid themselves of this scourge.

How? What do you want them to do? You keep posting that you want other powers to get involved without saying wahat you want them to do.

Why should it be only the U.S.?

The US decided to invade Afghanistan. The Bush 2 government decided, along with other governments, to overthrow the Taliban. The results are not good.

What do you want the EU, Russians and Chinese to do?

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Leave the Arabs to their own perpetual messes.

Pashtun people, I think you mean.

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Leave them be so they can figure it out themselves. Ironically, Trump is the president most likely to allow that. Afghanistan is a pile of rocks that offers the West nothing.

Our Middle East war began because we wanted better control over the (oil) pricing. 

Afghanistan is not the Middle East nor does it have oil. I have no idea what you're point is, apart from the usual knee-jerk anti-Americanism. Anyway, the first round of bidding for oil-field concessions after the Iraq invasion all went to non-American firms. The Chinese to this day have among the biggest stakes. US firms aren't all that interested.

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