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Post Script-in Retrospect, Afghanistan Was Inevitable - Only None in Power Learned Why

Reader comment on item: Nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq Was Never Going to Work
in response to reader comment: To Say Never Contradicts the Reality - If It Could Happen, It Likely Will

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Sep 21, 2021 at 15:42

While considering the more extreme implications of this colossal failure of one of the more modern attempts to achieve peace in the face of insurmountable obstacles, a recall of certain circumstances in history prompted a second part to what has already been observed and the follow on commentaries. A certain bane of humanity is that historical inability to make peace: why is that? Put is this way; war always seem certain: why is that?
In this case, Afghanistan, in its modern construct, was inevitably doomed to be a repeat of is more modern past.
America's attempt to reconstruct 'conquered' empires in a neo-democratic model based upon its own democratic form of governance, was imperfect at best; and in the worse case scenario, doomed to failure. Why is that? To repeat: '[a] certain bane of humanity is that historical inability to make peace.'
Yet lost in that attempt to search for democratically based governance that might enable a peaceful solution there is that certain innate rejection of how America was formed and how even now, in modern assertions of secularism that strangles the true basis of America's former successes as a free and 'democratic' society, people forget where true freedom comes from. It is not innate to human nature. Islamism demonstrates that with impunity; and that impunity is manifest and thrown in the face of an American 46th Administrative Chief Executive; see how that was responded to. Even now, the rejection is manifest and how many realize that this is why Afghanistan will never leave the American conscience for quite some time to come.


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