Afghanistan’s unwinnable war
Finally Mr. Biden recognizes that they have been dragged in dirty work for 20 years (together with the UK) in the war in Afghanistan without being able to win it despite all their drones and all their technology, and decides to pull out of there.
It is a very tough but realistic decision.
Before the USA the British sank in Afghanistan, and later the Russians. And they all had to get out with their tails between their legs. Now it is the turn of the Americans.
It is almost impossible to win someone who is very poor, and does not care to continue being so, and who sacrifices everything in pursuit of one idea, which is to be independent.
The consequences of this war is a country totally ruined, and with opposing factions, and as soon as the Americans leave, the most normal thing is for the Taliban to return to power. Fanaticism provides a lot of strength.
The positive part is that Afghan women have had access to education for a few years and now they are going to have a very uncertain future; and the aid received in infrastructure is also at risk of disappearing. A shame
Unofficial data indicates that more than 2,000 Americans have died and more than 2 trillion dollars have been spent on the war, apart from the financial “aid” that has ended up being stolen (Afghanistan is a country with a high level of corruption) and placed nobody knows where.
The Afghans indicate that between 50,000 and 100,000 people have died, and many others have left the country. When the regime changes again, many people will continue to suffer and flee the country.
As there is already a “departure” date for the troops (September 2021), despite talks with the Taliban, it is to be expected that no important agreement will be reached, as they only have to let time pass until the troops get out.
Wars never solve anything, since they are started by the interests of the powerful and the “little ones” are the ones who pay the consequences.
And this is a palpable example that the most powerful country in the world cannot prevail over one of the poorest countries.
Too bad the USA didn’t think about it before starting the war!
It would have been enough for them to read a bit of history.