Archive for August 19th, 2022


Afghanistan: What Went Wrong?

Human Wrongs Watch

GENEVA, Aug 19 2022 (IPS)* – After the horrendous tragedies of 9/11 in the year 2001, the US intervened in Afghanistan. Promising statements such as “we are going to smoke them [Al-Qaeda and their Taliban protectors] out” and “we are after ending terrorism” received warm receptions.

Kabul, Afghanistan. Credit: UNAMA/Freshta Dunia

Even the West’s main adversaries, the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China, endorsed the war against radicalism.

Dozens of thousands of soldiers, the most sophisticated military equipment, and billions of US dollars began to inundate Afghanistan to smolder the fanatics out of this country and annihilate barbarism. Afghans assumed that after years of wars and calamities, peace, security, and serenity were at their doorsteps.

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