The Afghanistan military loses power and capability as the Taliban moves from town to town and regains control. The United States military has largely left the region and left the Afghanistan military in charge.
The United States has already been fighting wars in Afghanistan for 20 years, which some see as necessary while others see as futile. Regardless of the cause, the result is the essential and relevant piece of the puzzle currently. Former President Donald Trump first introduced the removal of troops with an expectation that troops would be out of Afghanistan by the spring of 2021. When Trump wasn’t elected as President for his second term, President Joe Biden chose his date of separation from the region.
Biden said that all U.S. troops would be out of Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021. Interesting date because September 11th, 2001 was the start of the war that landed Americans on Afghanistan soil. Many expected the result of removing the troops to be bloody and miserable for the Afghanistan people. Still, Biden assured Americans that wasn’t going to happen, and the Afghanistan military had the region under control. Biden said that the Afghanistan military had 300,000 well-armed troops, and the Taliban had 75,000 incapable members.
Even before the September 11th, 2021 removal date, the Taliban has ramped up their invasions. The Taliban and Afghanistan citizens are now running entire cities are being killed, mainly if they worked with the U.S. government or any Christian organization.
Biden’s administration has pleaded with the Taliban to take it easy in Afghanistan until all U.S. troops are evacuated. The Taliban has pressure from the world as the United Nations advises that “seizing power through military force is a losing proposition. That can only lead to prolonged civil war or the complete isolation of Afghanistan.”
The Taliban has been fighting for years against the Afghanistan military and the U.S. military. Do you think the Taliban cares about the civil war? No. They want total control and won’t stop until they’re eradicated or win. There’s no in-between.
The U.N. has said that over 241,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes, and over 100,000 people have been killed thus far. The U.N. is promoting negotiations between the Taliban and the international community to avoid civil war or isolation.
The U.N. also said, “directing attacks against civilians is a serious violation of international humanitarian law and amounts to a war crime.” But the Taliban isn’t going to cower U.N. They know that if they take control, then they can join us in their power against others in the world to kill and destroy.
The Qur’an speaks heavily about hatred for Christians and Jews, and the Afghanistan people would love the U.S. to leave, and they likely wouldn’t be upset if they were killed in the process. It’s a complex dichotomy to deal with when the Afghanistan people are being brutalized by the Taliban and hate the U.S.
There seems to be no winning. The Afghanistan President has supposedly fled the country as the government is falling. Military bases and weapons have been stolen and are being used against the citizens and the Afghanistan military at large. It’s said that Kubal is one of the last significant cities left outside of the Taliban control, but they’re supposedly attacking the city right now.