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Understanding Why Afghanistan was Lost from the Beginning

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 30, 2021 at 23:51

There is a resounding reason that August is not the best time for 'diplomatic' efforts when dealing with unfulfilled ambitions of empire; the 'guns of August' made that assertion in the starting of WWI.
More than a hundred years later, the world is picking up where the conclusion of the Ottoman Empire was noted with ignominious and seemingly randomized assignments of territory still under the influences, if not the rule, of Islamically based ideologies intent on revenge. Dr. Pipes' studies are replete with decades of study on this topic of Islamic resurgencies; Afghanistan is now the latest in the arguments of why democratic insertion of political ideologies are incompatible in oriental cultures.

Afghanistan as a democratically governed population required more than a desire for freedom; it required a resolve to be free from the dominion of Islam and that was a lost cause as long as the premise of living free was in direct opposition to Islam and repudiation was not going to happen.
Here is a clue: when was Christianity repudiated in America?

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