posted on Dec, 21 2016 @ 08:14 AM
Afghanistan has revealed to us the emptiness and hypocrisy of many of our beliefs, and that we may be returning from there also haunted by Mujahideen
ghosts, knowing that, underneath, we believe in nothing.
The Americans knew that the idea of Democracy was failing. In desperation, they poured even more money into the Afghan economy. The idea was that this
would somehow create a simpler, economic form of Democracy and that the free market would liberate people. They would become model consumers following
their own rational self-interest, just like in the economies of the West.
And in an odd way, it worked. Many of those in charge of the money did behave in their own rational self-interest. They simply stole the money,
smuggled it out through Kabul Airport, and used it to buy luxury properties in Dubai. During this period, it was estimated that 10 million dollars a
day was being taken out of Afghanistan this way.
The scandal seemed to confirm for many Afghans that the United States had not brought Democracy or free markets to their country, but instead, a
corrupt Crony Capitalism that had taken over Afghanistan and its government, which was the very same allegation that was being made against
politicians at home, in America and in Britain.
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