Wait for the do-gooders to throw hissy fits over that!
Senior Taliban leader Waheedullah Hashimi said on Thursday the group would not implement democracy in Afghanistan because Afghan culture and Islamic sharia law do not support such a political system.
Dear God…a reporter just asked the State Dept spokesman if there were any “Covid protocols” at the Kabul airport prior to boarding!!
Frantic Afghans looking to escape are struggling to get through Taliban checkpoints and into Kabul’s airport. The US embassy in the city has warned that it cannot ensure safe passage to the airport.
Yes, CNN. Who would have thought?
Clarrisa Ward, the CNN reporter who said of the Taliban “They’re just chanting, ‘Death to America,’ but they seem friendly at the same time; it’s utterly bizarre,” just got charged by gun-wielding Taliban fighters.
America has fallen.
The world’s mightiest power has failed to stop a stone age, parochial, quasi-terrorist organisation from retaking a country it last ruled with a reign of terror 20 long years ago, writes Joe Hildebrand.
No doubt that Afghanistan is America’s second Vietnam. A prolonged and ultimately pointless war the US entered with both noble rhetoric of democratic freedoms and strategic goals of regional security only to withdraw in humiliation having achieved neither.
American and Australian troops who sacrificed their lives and souls on the ground have every right to ask what it was all for. Today no political leader can answer that question.