- Ahmad Massoud, head of the "National Resistance Front of Afghanistan" in an opinion piece in The Washington Post just a few weeks ago
The American supported government of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fell quickly...in less than two weeks time...sending shock waves around the world, after all our military leaders had predicted that it would take months, maybe even years, for Afghanistan to fall into Taliban hands. But with Joe Biden actually having handed the country over to these murdering islamic thugs with his April announcement ordering the withdrawal of all American troops, along with his letting all know the end date for said withdrawal, the Taliban now had the element of surprise on their side as they moved in quickly leaving America with much egg on her face.
And with 24/7 media coverage certainly being today's norm, we're now bearing witness to what can only be described as horrific desperation and utter chaos at best. And with Taliban fighters reportedly firing shots into the air to disperse the multitudes gathered around and in Kabul's airport, thousands of Afghans wait in fear of now not being able to get a U.S. flight out. And with reports proving to be true about Taliban henchmen going door-to-door, seeking out and killing both those who helped the U.S. and those still loyal to the fallen government as well, unseen video images from late July are now surfacing showing at least a dozen men from the Afghan Special Forces unit...men who had basically surrendered...being shot to death by the Taliban as they took their first baby steps to retake the country.
“government of God” will be set up...as in Sharia law to the nth degree...a government where women will once again be considered as but mere possessions to be thrown away at will...a government where the Taliban's perversely twisted ideology becomes the ultimate rule of law. And with our withdrawal going on unabated, Afghanistan truly does seem to be lost to the ages past, but some of what we are being visually force fed is not the whole truth for what's not being heavily reported on is that the Taliban are now facing signs of “popular opposition.”
How so? First, there's ongoing dissent in several key cities as young Afghan men can be seen carrying their country's national flag in what was, as I wrote this, a second day of protests...protests that led to at least two deaths. And second, and most importantly is that within the country proper organized pockets of both resistance movements and fighters are growing in numbers...anti-Taliban militias if you will...with their central point of both reference and operation now being in Afghan's Panjshir province....the only province in all of Afghanistan that the Taliban have yet to conquer.
And Panjshir, which lies on Afghanistan's eastern border, approximately 95 miles northeast of Kabul and about 60 miles from the Bagram Airfield, has not only never been conquered by the Taliban, but has never been conquered throughout the country's centuries long history...never been conquered by the Persians, by Genghis Kahn, by Great Britain or by the Russians, with the reason being that besides its mountainous location, those who have roots in Panjshir are of a fiercely independent mindset...a mindset that unites them together as one people against those who seek to divide them...something we here in our country surely need to learn.
And so now here we are 20 years later with the balance of power sadly shifting in the Taliban's favor for today's Taliban is better organized and more powerful militarily especially with them now in possession of American equipment that we, in our haste to withdraw, were forced to leave behind. And while Panjshir province still does for now remain free of Taliban control, it seems that the Taliban were still able to cut off the much need material and food supply routes into and out of the Panchir valley.
So now as we wait to see what unfolds half a world away, we sit glued to our computers and TV's to both watch American soldiers come home in defeat...defeated not by the enemy but defeated by and because of their own commander-in-chief. And we will also bear witness to heartbreaking uncertainty for when the cameras and the media go home...when western reporters become persona non-grata...and with the masses staying focused on Afghanistan for just so long...the Taliban will indeed break every promise made and show their true selves...murdering dirty barbarians who do not deserve to walk, let alone live, amongst civilized men.
But there still remains one small possibility that can help turn this tide of uncertainty and give strength and cause to the opposition's fight. And while it also comes with a certain amount of disdain and risk it comes in the guise of American military personnel who voluntarily choose to remain behind...who choose to remain and fight and to show the world that America will not forsake or leave behind to be slaughtered those who stood by her side no matter that their own president obviously doesn't give a damn. Case closed.
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