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"CIA won the war" is a mythology. No, overwhelming Air Force, Navy and Marine munitions SOFLAM'ed and killboxed by Air Force F JTACS and SF teams supporting Dostum's horse mounted Afghans coordinating with the CIA won the war in less than 6 weeks. nytimes.com/2019/09/02/us/…
Secondly the Taliban we are in talks with are demonstrably corrupt and incompetent at running anything. So the same people that helped us (Dostum, Atta, Karzai etc) along with ISIS and AQ will be cast in insurgent roles against the taliban. Creating a bizarro world of violence.
Atta, Dostum and other minorities have the support of Turkey, Iran, the Stans and India..and popular support. Pakistan will support the fake beach talibs and the real talibs and ISIS will begin to attack shia groups in Afghanistan and Kabul. Just as they are doing now.
The war against ISIS is simplistic now but will be rapidly spread towards Herat, Mazar and the border with Iran, the Stans. Who will do this? Pakistan with Saudi money while the same country will begin to execute Erik Prince like plans to use mercenaries like in Yemen and Libya
Has anybody gamed "Peace in Our Time" scam? No. Because Trump wants a 2020 bumper sticker talking point, like his fake fence in el Paso being transposed on pre-existing Obama era replacement/extensions and Obama-era peace talks with the Gitmo Beach Talibs, Bowe Bergdahl swapmates
The initial foray into Afghanistan by just over 100 men should not be confused with the massive budget spent to create "campaigns' or Afghan mercenaries to hunt down al Qaeda and put people like Wali Karzai in power. nytimes.com/2018/12/31/wor…
But even any criticism of US-trained forces pales in comparison to what the taliban did to their own countrymen. hrw.org/legacy/reports…
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