Steering clear of Afghanistan’s Graveyard of Invaders
My recent travels and talks with Afghan and Pakistani leaders, including several ex-Taliban leaders and with hundreds of ordinary Afghan and Pakistani citizens, lead me to this conclusion: the West has bombed itself from the role of the liberator into the role of the occupier. Afghanistan no longer matters when it comes to global, anti-Western terrorism.
The gruesome Taliban — and all the resistance forces the West conveniently labels “Taliban” — are part of a popular uprising caused by, and directed against, the brutality of the occupiers.
While the word "terrorism" is the most abused expression in recent history, we must ask ourselves —who is our real and most dangerous enemy?