The US and Afghanistan September 9, 2021
As America keeps her pledge to herself, God, and Humanity as noted in her Constitution and in her defense (911) there was conflict in Afghanistan. The US/Western conflict in Afghanistan is better characterized or defined as an occupation of the territory or boundaries of an ancient country called Afghanistan. We were never at war with Afghanistan, we were occupying a country to prevent some of it’s inhabitants, terrorists, from bringing death and destruction to citizens of the nation seeking freedom and progress, livelihoods in the World, and to the US/Western nations. Historically, occupations usually bring some modifications of the culture/economy of the occupied territory but not a complete transformation. Our efforts were necessary and heroic. Our modifications/influences as a result of the occupation were good. Certainly, however, there has been war, the War on Terror, and as I say, a Holy World War.
America and other western nations did not lose a war, rather worked to maintain some civility in Afghanistan. Since an agreement between America and the Taliban (who I believe is a mixed bag of who’s who) was concluded America’s standing military really has no business there at this time. They made a deal with the United States of America to, as I understand it, allow the Afghanistan people to be free of terrorism and tyranny. They did this under the blanket of the Afghan Society in my opinion. They have now been laid bare for the World to see.
America’s military and other’s bring with them the freedom of will, heart, and soul and it is recognized by the aided peoples and the World. Will, heart, and soul being the groundwork for freedom and prosperity of peoples in need. They are heroes. But they cannot create Economies nor do they build Nations, and never have.
The Afghan citizens must now have their voices heard and be allowed to work freely toward a more healthy, prosperous, and happy society. I believe they will have much help from other citizens of the World. Consider Germany, Japan, Vietnam, and South Korea, all are doing well.
Afghanistan is the passage of Far East countries to the Middle East. And for now a place of reckoning and potentially where the sands of time for World Peace will be revealed or at least a peek into the window. It is sort of the beginning of trade and exchange of ideas for Asian and Indian peoples with Middle East peoples. This is natural and good and should not be considered an aggressive action by America and her allies. I believe Asian and Indian Nation’s actions are good though they may see and do things differently. Pakistan needs to be helpful.
The World’s Holy War centers much where it began, the Middle East and Jerusalem. The terrorists of the World organized as entities within Islam religion, Christian religion, and as White Supremacists, and Antifa etc. They have interests in common and have for decades. They communicate and act together. There are even Asian entities of ill will. These people do not want World Peace and understanding which I and they and many believe may culminate in Jerusalem and the Middle East. They believe they are forbidding God’s Kingdom.
America’s military has become a strike force for the World, so to speak, in my opinion. Our words are usually carefully chosen and hold truth. The Taliban must now do the same or risk more than America and her allies ever have. This country, Afghanistan, must now enter the World Economy to prosper. She either has a lot of help or a lot of enemies and tribulations.
All of this and there is still a chance, in my opinion, that the US and it’s allies will have to reoccupy the country. The military has invested much will, heart, and soul into the freedoms of Afghans as good militaries do and the efforts of monetary investment by the World Economy is needed to honor their work and help alleviate some of the stress caused by not continuing the process and progress of prosperity initiated for Afghans by our military. Investing currency is something the militaries of the World do not do themselves. Nor do they Nation Build. Which brings us back to the Taliban and their actions and their high potential for failure and removal.
The number of deaths per conflict seems to be going down even as the number of people who find more freedom and prosperity in the World increases. Wars and conflicts have begun for several reasons in my opinion. There is often want of control over want of service to humanity and citizens.