I am most astonished by the Taliban’s moronic interpretation of the departure of Stanley McChrystal from his NATO command as revealed in the CNN
article that can be viewed at this link… www.cnn.com...
I guess it is
appropriate that they should be allowed to weigh in at this pivotal moment in the war and reassuring that they don’t yet realize that all hope is
lost for their cause.
On one hand, I am looking at this concept called the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and on the other a concept called the Islamic Emirate of
Afghanistan. The former is Islamic primarily in the sense that the people that created this modern state, which happens to possess international
legitimacy, overwhelmingly insist that they are bound culturally to the religion of Islam and at this juncture in their journey through life are not
yet prepared to separate themselves from their deeply held beliefs that have sustained them for many 100s of years. The state which they created
doesn’t venture far from their holy book, but has adopted modern social and political concepts, such as women’s rights, specifically, and human
rights in general. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is a legal concept which claims to be strictly based upon these people’s religious texts and
is as practiced by the founders of the religion 1600 years ago. This state has never been recognized by more than a handful of lawful states and with
the exception of some of their leaders being treated with the same respect given to any human being, it is not apparent that as a legal concept that
it ever could be.
While I do believe, know even, that this war is at this moment quite clearly over, I am certain that in the coming weeks, the Taliban won’t at all
like what gradually begins to become more and more evident; Afghanistan has been utterly conquered. What no Empire, in Afghanistan’s long history of
burying Empires, has been able to accomplish, has been accomplished this very day, actually four days ago. Luckily for us all, however, it is not an
Empire that has conquered Afghanistan, perhaps I can go into those details at some other point. So, you who boast falsely at your abilities, your
reign has come to a complete and undeniable end. Let me explain.
McChrystal turned on his master; the people who put him in command of the NATO operation upon their ascension. Why? Who gives a #, but it did happen.
Petraeus, the same man that swept in upon Iraq shortly after the destruction of Saddam Hussein in late 2006 and oversaw the American military conquest
of the Islamic State of Iraq has now come, not as a conquering general, but as a seasoned manager and tested leader to oversee the unwinding of the
international effort in Afghanistan in cooperation with the lawful and internationally recognized Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to begin the
departure which is scheduled to start in 12 months.
If you can remember…up to October 2006 Afghanistan had been an American led effort, after this, Afghanistan legally became a NATO operation. It was
under NATO’s watch that the Taliban was allowed to reemerge in Afghanistan as a potential power and to a great extent their rise coincided with the
rise of the Presidential aspirations of political unknown Barack Obama. It was at this time that Hamid Karzai was often derided as “the Mayor of
Kabul.” By the time Obama became President of the United States, the Taliban were considered to be a challenge to the lawful state of Afghanistan
and a serious threat, not to just the lawful Afghan state but to Pakistan as well and possibly could be the domino that set off a chain reaction of
state collapses. McChrystal’s departure doesn’t represent an attempt by Obama to do damage control, we all know this mess is far worse than the
Gulf Oil Spill and he has been able to get that event under control, nor does Petraeus’ arrival represent an attempt to falsely portray a renewal of
strength; no such portrayal is needed. This whole affair represents the complete and utter collapse of the NATO/Taliban Alliance in Afghanistan and
McChrystal’s departure represents the Taliban walking off the battlefield and being replaced permanently by the lawful Afghan state.
I know many cannot accept this, but I’ve seen footage of what it might look like when a war is lost. If the Taliban actually think they have
won…Goosestep your happy asses into Kabul and see what happens.
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