A new report from the BBC has Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offering the Taliban a number of top government positions in return for ending the insurgency. The Taliban turned them down.
That the Taliban refused the posts is unsurprising, as they’ve been taking territory across southern Afghanistan and likely feel they’re not in a position where they need to reach a settlement with the Ghani government.
That President Ghani offered such posts is a huge deal, even though officials have since insisted the offer was just preliminary and “not formal.” It reflects the level of confidence in the Afghan military after months of fighting, and not in a good way.
The Afghan military has struggled mightily to fight the Taliban on its own, and even with significant aid from NATO has had difficulty holding them off. The Ghani government is presenting this as part of their commitment to “inclusiveness,” but the reality is that they are in a worsening position, and want to placate the Taliban as much as possible.
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Brainpower dictatorship = = Mindless slavery
Afghanistan has always been ruled by the rich ruling class, the 20% most wealthy that have always owned all of the land.
So, as is the norm in any self-respecting dictatorship or democracy is to have the high achiever upper half of society rule by mutual consent on how best to enslave the lower half, to achieve this norm the Taliban are fighting a civil war on behalf of those in upper half who oppose the rich.
And so, if neither Russia nor Empire USA had invaded Afghanistan, there would have been a bunch of war lords and drug dealers who got together once a month to divide fair and square all the profit gained by enslaving their laboring-class.
Therefore, you can say what you want about the need for our Empire to give the Afghan rich the deadly force they need to enslave society, but before the US invasion, the Taliban had ended all of the drug trade, not a poppy was growing in all the land, and divided up fair and square to each laboring man was his own piece of land.
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