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Those Who Do Not Learn History Are Doomed To Repeat It
After spending $83 Billion, US Army withdrew from Afghanistan in July 2021, Taliban swept across the country and in a few weeks. And after capturing Kandahar and Herat moved on towards Kabul the capital city. President Ashraf Ghani fled the country after which the presidential palace was captured.
Afghan troops that were trained by US Army were depended on the air support by the US for supplies, logistics and strikes. which was withdrawn.
Many of the soldiers of Afghan troops abandoned there posts as they were mostly neglected by the Afghanistan Government, going without pay for 6-9 months, whereas Taliban offered these troops to let them and their family go unharmed if they abandon their posts.
Afghan troops were stretched to the limit by being spread across the country were as Taliban could concentrate on single points to target them when they were already low in morale
It seems the turbulent days are still ahead and Taliban establishes the new government in the country.
However, Taliban spoke person has assured the rights and freedom of people specially women will be safeguarded, and promising that women can go to school and work, as well as leave homes with a male companion. Moreover they are promising the freedom of press and media in the country under their rule.
But can that really happen!?
We can only pray for the people of Afghanistan and that the new government under Taliban actually delivers on these promises.