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Le Temps (via Worldcrunch): The 9/11 Decade: In Afghanistan, dashed hopes and fears of a new civil war

September 7, 2011

Initially, the overthrow of the Taliban had given hope to many Afghans. But 10 years after the Al Qaeda attacks on the US set off a bloody chain of events, the Afghan people seem to have accepted a fate where certain troubles are always bound to return.

Continues at: worldcrunch.com – The 9/11 Decade: In Afghanistan, dashed hopes and fears of a new civil war

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 7, 2011 22:56

    Afgans people is not, today, a fan of the talibans.
    This is due to years of reconstruction of the country. But we need not avoid our credibility and, on case, not improbale, of a civil war, we must need Afghan people by taliban oppressions.
    I am sure this is aou intention and that terrorism will be defeat.
    Claudio Alpaca

  2. Jacqueline Hughes permalink
    September 8, 2011 21:05

    …”the Afghan people seem to have accepted a fate where certain troubles are always bound to return.” …

    This statement is made AS-IF ‘certain troubles’ were a relatively recent phenomenon amongst/between the tribal peoples of this whole region & the outcome of some recent AQ hit on the States!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Perhaps, more correctly, the term ‘certain troubles’ historically & culturally describes & defines what has been the nature of inter-tribal relationships between the various groupings of this region for hundreds of years … if not longer. And, as such, indicates – perhaps – why, as we’ve all seen this last decade, it’s always one-step forward quickly followed by half a dozen in reverse.

    So, cards on the table: Why are many folk back here in the UK & it seems over in the States becoming more & more disillusioned by this so-called ‘war’ against a now pretty clearly identified internal insurgency?

    Well, putting it personally, to the best of my knowledge, this is the FOURTH generation of my family – all infantry – who have now served &/or are currently serving on-this-particular-front line … so, exactly what & whose ‘fate’ are we talking about here!

    Dare I say, in just looking at the credentials, the integrity, the scruples of the current Afghan political leadership / ANA/ Police hierarchies that, more accurately, such a ‘fate’ should be described as a cultural phenomenon of their very own making – indeed, almost a cultural-way-of-life – which will always re-assert itself in some form or other no matter how many NATO troops, $$$$$$$s thrown at it!

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