The sad case of Afghanistan
After 20 years of international efforts so that Afghanistan had something similar to a government and a way of life in which women had some rights, the harsh reality prevails and the country falls back into the well of history, that is, in the hands of the Taliban.
And the worst thing is that it has fallen in a few weeks, which says very clearly that all international efforts to “help and train” its security forces have been for nothing.
Human lives and money ( more than 2 trillion dollars ) spent trying to help them have not served at all.
Spain has also participated with a few hundred soldiers involved in humanitarian aid within its territory, to have to leave there as if nothing had happened. How unfortunate !!
The decision to leave is more than logical. No country can “always” be in another country trying to help them to change, much less doing it with weapons in hand and some soldiers dying from time to time.
I believe that Afghanistan has never been a country as we understand it in the West, but rather a mixture of tribes with sometimes shared and sometimes opposing interests that have always been at war. War for them is a way of life.
All the “empires” that have passed through there have failed. The English did it, then the Russians, and now the Americans (with the help of NATO). They all left with their tails between their legs.
The problem is that time passes, we are in the 21st century, and it is astonishing to see a country in which half of its population (women) are subjugated to men and without rights.
A country like this has no future, but most of them do not care, they have always lived like this and it is normal, and they are willing to fight and die to maintain those ancestral traditions.
That is why they win the war in the long term, because those in front of them are not willing to suffer like them.
The Taliban have won the war with handguns ( AK47 and little else ) in a few weeks, and moving on motorcycles, but they had the will to win at any cost, something that did not happen to those who fought against them.
I have put up here the photo of an Afghan that struck me when I saw it.
I see a man surrounded by a fence, looking noble, austere, and resigned to his fate. Like his country.
In recent times they have seen many comments complaining about the situation, saying that it could not be, and that bla bla bla… ..
We have become a society that talks a lot (social networks help) and that does very little, and above all that is not willing to sacrifice for anything or anyone.
I want from here to thank the Spanish soldiers who have been helping in Afghanistan (some gave their lives for it) in the hope that all their effort has not been entirely useless.
Now Afghanistan is entering the mists of time again and it is up to them to come to light. I hope they will do it one day.