by Chris Black
Afghanistan was not just a military defeat for Washington, but a cultural one as well. A 20 year occupation that did not change a single mind. Even collaborators were just doing it for money. 0 ideological conviction.
Afghans are a notoriously obstinate people. Islam is a more enduring philosophy than wokeness.
Taliban brings back guardianship rule. Genuinely impressive accomplishment to stick with the same ideology all these years, defeat the most powerful military in the world, and refuse to budge in the face of this much international pressure. t.co/yUc5OgRPQP
— Richard Hanania (@RichardHanania) March 26, 2022