WASHINGTON (AP) — Built and trained at a two-decade cost of $83 billion, Afghan security forces collapsed so quickly and completely — in some cases without a shot fired — that the ultimate beneficiary of the American investment turned out to be the Taliban.
- Taliban grabbed not only political power but also U.S.-supplied firepower — guns, ammunition, helicopters and more.
- The Taliban captured an array of modern military equipment when they overran Afghan forces who failed to defend district centers.
- Bigger gains followed, including combat aircraft, when the Taliban rolled up provincial capitals and military bases with stunning speed, topped by capturing the biggest prize, Kabul, over the weekend.
- The reversal is an embarrassing consequence of misjudging the viability of Afghan government forces — by the U.S. military as well as intelligence agencies — which in some cases chose to surrender their vehicles and weapons rather than fight.
Trump threatened to go back and wack the taliban if they invaded Afghanistan. And trump is arrogant enough to believe he could do it. That full of himself arrogance would have made the taliban apprehensive.
With the current biden administration and woke USA military, the taliban has zero fears of that happening, which resulted to the utter collapse of Afghanistan.
Its a game of poker. Trump appears to have a full house, Feeble Joe openly shows his cards before the taliban even called his hand.
The decision to withdraw is correct. But, the manner to withdraw is totally screw up. There is no coordination, no planning, totally chaotic and disorganised.
Compared to the way Trump organised the withdrawal from Syria, very organsied and systematic... he even managed to use the withdrawal to lure out Baghdadi and then have him killed.
It is like preventing the spread of covid. Everyone know that we must control the spread by tightening border, clean up the foreign dormitories, monitor the KTV and fisheries.... but some govt are too fxxk up compared to others.
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