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Old 15th Jun 2022, 08:22
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"It appears that some of the warlords are about tired of the Taliban, and will be trying to do something about it."

Interesting to see the centuries old cycle of Afghan power politics is alive and well -

country invaded by foreigners - all quiet - people rise up and foreigners leave - quiet - regions/warlords//tribes start to fight Kabul Govt (and each other - descent into chaos - chaos exported - country invaded by foreigners

it's about a 30 year cycle
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Old 15th Jun 2022, 14:10
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
"It appears that some of the warlords are about tired of the Taliban, and will be trying to do something about it."
Interesting to see the centuries old cycle of Afghan power politics is alive and well - country invaded by foreigners - all quiet - people rise up and foreigners leave - quiet - regions/warlords//tribes start to fight Kabul Govt (and each other - descent into chaos - chaos exported - country invaded by foreigners
it's about a 30 year cycle
If they do manage to 'do something about the Taliban' I don't doubt that they'll fall to bickering with each other shortly thereafter. Also part of the cycle ...
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Salute!

Great OP-ed appeared shortly after Kabul fell, and it describes the fate of the 'stan. I wholeheartedly agreed with the guy's conclusion.

To avoid some ROE concerning polyticks, I submit the URL for your consideration.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/202...el-greenfield/

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The worst thing that could have happened to the Taliban was to win the war. They are an effective guerilla army but utterly incompetent at running a country and will fail just like the last time. But in any case the traditional model of Afghan governance is a loose federation of states each run by the local.warlord. History has shown that any attempt to impose a national government is domed to fail.
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Originally Posted by gums
Salute!

Great OP-ed appeared shortly after Kabul fell, and it describes the fate of the 'stan. I wholeheartedly agreed with the guy's conclusion.

To avoid some ROE concerning polyticks, I submit the URL for your consideration.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/202...el-greenfield/

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Thanks for the link, that was an interesting take.
At BPF:
The worst thing that could have happened to the Taliban was to win the war. They are an effective guerilla army but utterly incompetent at running a country and will fail just like the last time.
Just like Simon Bolivar and most of the 'viva la revolucion' crowd over the centuries.
Darned few are any good at running a country, all of them are capable of winning a revolution...and then comes the hard part.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss is what happens as often as not.
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And when you can’t name a problem, you never come up with a solution.
Every politician in the world should have to memorize that phrase, and repeat it at least once per day to remind them of what the can and can't do...
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"History has shown that any attempt to impose a national government is domed to fail."

Very true


let's just hope that in 25-30 years outside Governments remember how easy it is to get to Kabul and how it all goes to hell in a handbasket a year afterwards..............
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Originally Posted by gums
Salute!

Great OP-ed appeared shortly after Kabul fell, and it describes the fate of the 'stan. I wholeheartedly agreed with the guy's conclusion.

To avoid some ROE concerning polyticks, I submit the URL for your consideration.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/202...el-greenfield/

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Just read through this piece. With regard to much of the history he offers the same analysis that I posted here last year. His observations about the "religious philosophy" which underpins much of the situation across Asia and the Middle East I heartily concur with. Yesterday, here in the UK, an additional 400 migrants arrived by RIB on the beaches of southern UK. From past observation I think that many of them will have been Afghan. The certainty will be that they are almost all members of the same "religious community". Presumably they were escaping persecution in France? Or one of the numerous EU countries through which they had previously travelled? Otherwise why they would risk their lives in a relatively perilous crossing? I don't see this very obvious question being addressed - ever.

Through a number of contacts in the local community I get something of an inside track on the subculture that is evolving from the influx. As the author of this piece correctly observes it doesn't take too long before they begin to resent their host country - despite being offered a degree of support which is luxurious in comparison with the environment of their origins. Our local council has had to disperse and relocate some of the young Afghan males ( plus Syrian etc) who were coalescing into dangerous gang-like groups. That their characters have been created by the situation in their home country of perpetual war, absence of education and religious obscurantism in no way moderates my objections.




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So Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan released a video footage of today attack on the Pakistan Airforce #Mianwali Airbase. Video footage clearly showing that TJP attacks & destroyed various Fighter Jet of PAF standing side of Runway using Rocket launchers 🇵🇰

We can see it clearly that at least 10-12 Fighter Jets are burning through out line & Shameless Pakistan Airforce said nothing happened. Looks like F-16, F-7,K-8, Mirage-5 & various other big Planes are turned into Scrap now.

Also many Soldiers of PAF K!IIed too but I have cut that part due to Twitter rules.

At least Three Chinese made Chengdu F-7PG fighter jets of Pakistan Air Force damaged beyond repair at PAF Base Mianwali by attackers.

Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan (TJP) claims that their fidayeens have attacked Mianwali Pakistan Airforce airbase in punjab and destroyed many small & Big jets along with killing PAF Pilots & forces personnel, Ops ongoing....

Local residents posted unverified video footage on social media confirming the attack

​​​​​​​PTI is even ahead of RAW in it's propaganda. Indian accounts claiming 6 jets lost while PTI account claims 40.
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With pro indian and pro pakistan spamming rubbish no real clue as to what and how many
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The world does seem to be slowly descending into a spiral of war…

Heavy clashes have erupted on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Taliban soldiers started the clash by attacking the Pakistani Army near the Bajaur-Kunar border.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/01/t...akistan-border
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I think that history will show that the next Korea War level major regional conflict started on October 6.....
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Originally Posted by Big Pistons Forever
I think that history will show that the next Korea War level major regional conflict started on October 6.....
you must be an optimist.😳
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Here we go again…

Al Qaeda opens 8 new training camps, 5 madrasas, and a facilitation network to Iran in Afghanistan

Al Qaeda opened eight new training camps, five madrasas, a weapons depot and safe houses in Afghanistan that are used to facilitate the movement of its members to and from Iran. Additionally, “the relationship between the Taliban and Al-Qaida remains close,” the United Nations Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team reported.

The presence of new Al Qaeda training camps and other infrastructure inside Afghanistan was disclosed by the United Nations Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, which issued its latest report on Afghanistan on January 29.

The eight Al Qaeda camps have been opened in the provinces of Ghazni, Laghman, Parwan and Uruzgan. “Some camps might be temporary,” the Monitoring Team noted.

Al Qaeda is now operating training camps in 10 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. In its previous report, the Monitoring Team reported that Al Qaeda was operating training camps in Helmand, Zabul, Nangarhar, Nuristan, Badghis, and Kunar. An Al Qaeda leader known as Hakim al-Masri is “is responsible for the training camps and conducting suicide bomber training for TTP.”

In the central province of Panjshir, the former bastion of the anti-Taliban National Resistance Front, Al Qaeda has established a new base “to stockpile weaponry.” Al Qaeda is also operating five madrasas, or religious schools, in Laghman, Kunar, Nangarhar, Nuristan and Parwan provinces.

Al Qaeda and the Iran connection

In Herat, Farah and Helmand provinces, Al Qaeda “maintains safe houses to facilitate the movement [of members] between Afghanistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran,” as well as safe houses in Kabul.

At least one Al Qaeda safe house in Kabul was exposed in July 2022, when the U.S. killed Ayman al Zawahiri, the co-founder and previous emir of Al Qaeda.

Zawahiri was killed in a drone strike as he sheltered in a safe house that was run by a lieutenant of Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is one of the Taliban’s two deputy emirs as well as the current interior minister.

Sirajuddin’s powerful Haqqani Network is listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization for its close ties to Al Qaeda. Sirajuddin and many of his top lieutenants are also labeled as Specially Designated Global Terrorists by the U.S.….
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Is the "Al Qaeda Iran connection" about Al Qaeda running ops on Iran out of Afghanistan,
or,
is this a story about Al Qaeda and Iran deciding to be friends for a while?
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If you read the last 5 paragraphs in the linked article - it’s the latter.
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Originally Posted by ORAC
If you read the last 5 paragraphs in the linked article - it’s the latter.
I got that impression, and it puzzled me.
Al Qaeda wasn't, for quite some time, beheld in a good light in Iran. I guess things change.
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Really important story. It is not just that UK special forces have been given veto power over resettlement of former Afghan SF colleagues. It’s that this is a stark conflict of interest, given long overdue investigations into UK SF wrongdoing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-68332923

Special forces blocked UK resettlement applications from elite Afghan troops
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For those who do not want to stand behind our troops , please feel free to stand in front of them when the enemy approaches.
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For those who do not want to stand behind our troops , please feel free to stand in front of them when the enemy approaches.
Are you suggesting that we shouldn't investigate alleged war crimes like, say, the Russians?
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