A Legacy Of Failure In Afghanistan
It’s happened. Faster than expected, but clearly expected nonetheless. The United States has officially lost the war in Afghanistan, with the prior Afghan regime nearly immediately coming to power again once we haphazardly left under the failures of Biden.
The war started as a failure with Bush and it has concluded as a failure with Biden. There was no purpose for us in Afghanistan. Each dead American died on the Afghan soil for nothing besides further power and control for the empire’s handlers.
Biden’s failure is even more hilarious considering what he said just a month ago:
Just five weeks ago, on July 8, President Biden stood in the East Room of the White House and insisted that a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan was not inevitable because, while their willingness to do so might be in doubt, “the Afghan government and leadership . . . clearly have the capacity to sustain the government in place.” Biden then vehemently denied the accuracy of a reporter’s assertion that “your own intelligence community has assessed that the Afghan government will likely collapse.” Biden snapped: “That is not true. They did not — they didn’t — did not reach that conclusion.”
Biden continued his assurances by insisting that “the likelihood there’s going to be one unified government in Afghanistan controlling the whole country is highly unlikely.” He went further: “the likelihood that there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.” And then, in an exchange that will likely assume historic importance in terms of its sheer falsity from a presidential podium, Biden issued this decree:
The Taliban is not the south — the North Vietnamese army. They’re not — they’re not remotely comparable in terms of capability. There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy in the — of the United States from Afghanistan. It is not at all comparable.
But here we are. The embassy has fallen and people are frantically trying to get on anything that is flying away. Also, here is BBC’s rendition of the current territorial control in Afghanistan, after just a short time period of conflict since Biden’s withdrawal (about a week):
Sure seems like some type of… Oh, I don’t know, maybe “one unified government in Afghanistan controlling the whole country“, doesn’t it?
I will almost certainly be doing a deep dive into Afghanistan in the near future, so I won’t go into too much detail about the failure, the obvious conclusion that this would have always been a failure, or the hilarities that have come from this event, but rest assured that they are in short order in the future.
My main point with this starter article is as follows. If we can take something from this event, it is this: It does not matter what the enemy has over you. The Taliban were outgunned, outnumbered, technologically inferior, with no resources, minimal supply lines, an entire world turned against them, and practically no chance of success – But they had one thing their enemy did not have. They had the courage necessary to keep fighting no matter these odds. All they had to do was out-endure the American empire’s run in their Afghan territory. As soon as the empire couldn’t sustain any longer, they immediately won. With minimal casualties and minimal fighting, to boot.
That is a massive lesson for anyone on the dissident Right. With moral courage comes endurance. With this courage, we will win. It’s only a matter of time. It’s only if they can break this strength that the enemy wins. But they have no control over it. That strength is inside each and every one of us. They can try to chip away at it, but the spirit of the person can actually let it fall.
Keep fighting. Do not care about the odds, the enemy’s strategic advantages, nor anything else. Care only about the victory that will occur so long as we can keep that collective mindset of resistance and fortitude.
Just like how the Afghans out-survived the American empire, so too can we out-survive it.
With that, chalk up another one for the Afghanistan Graveyard of Empires.
Edit: A related image from Stonetoss:
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