Afghanistan

Afghanistan at the crossroads (II) – the interim government office
Afghanistan, Asia

Afghanistan at the crossroads (II) – the interim government office

Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban Porta Vorz during a press conference in Kabul (6/September;2021). EPA-EFE/FILE/STRINGER The Taliban reported yesterday, 07/09, the names of the members of the interim government cabinet he installed in Kabul in 15/08. Unlike what I had previously announced, whatever, establish an inclusive criterion that encompassed the various aspects that make up the country's complex ethnic and political fabric - which had generated a certain optimistic expectation on the part of the international community – all the names announced are of established leaders, and no women were included. In fact, these names refer to the historical lineage of the radical movement that predominated in Afghanistan between 1996 e 2001. And many of them awaken bad memories.... Lidera o ga ...
Cemetery of Empires
Afghanistan, Americas, Asia, China, U.S

Cemetery of Empires

US Air Force plane take off at Kabul Airport The scene looked familiar to Americans.. A helicopter of its Armed Forces flew over the US Embassy in a distant country, picked up passengers for a hasty evacuation, while the enemy approached from all sides. the troops, after long war, are returning home unable to celebrate the victory. The similarities between the Saigon retreat, at the end of the Vietnam War, and the withdrawal from Kabul last Sunday, 15 of August, marking the end of the Afghan War, are obvious and inescapable. Everything happened at an amazing speed. On an offensive of about ten days, the Taliban conquered all the provincial capitals and reached the capital of Afghanistan, obscene. President Ashraf Ghani fled p...
Afghanistan at a crossroads: scenarios
Afghanistan, Asia

Afghanistan at a crossroads: scenarios

Yeah...the Taliban owns the power in Afghanistan, and there's not much the world can do until the situation in the country is clearer.. The circle whose trace began in December is closed. 1991 when the troops of "Enduring Freedom" and the "International Security Force" (ISAF), da him, American-led, entered Kabul and expelled the group to inhospitable rural areas in the Afghan provinces, who entered, So, in hiding, but it was never wiped out. After twenty years, it is back to "ground zero": they went... and came back.... In the meantime, Afghan society has changed., who started to live with a certain security and freedom, especially when it comes to women, and with a sense of "normality", run by a fragile government, by the western troops and ...
The chronicle of the announced death: the fall of Kabul
Afghanistan, Asia

The chronicle of the announced death: the fall of Kabul

Taliban Takes Control Over Afghanistan's Presidential Palace. © AP The Afghan press has just reported the fall of Kabul this morning. The Taliban finally occupied the capital, completing a strategic cycle delineated by the advance of its militias through provincial capitals while the leadership discussed in Doha, in Qatar, the formation of a government shared with the constituted authorities of Afghanistan. It has always been known that, actually, these discussions, which included representatives of the US government and other countries, were destined, at the bottom, to “buy time” for the Taliban rebels to gain ground across the country. Definitely, it was a stage game to "deceive" the western negotiators, that publicly committed to ...
The Chinese and the Taliban…
Afghanistan, Asia, China

The Chinese and the Taliban…

Photo: chinamission.be On the last day 28/07/2021, a delegation of key members of the Taliban group, from afghanistan, headed by its co-founder and political committee leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, met in Tianjin, and China, with none other than Chancellor Wang Yi to address issues of great sensitivity to the Chinese in the political sphere, economic and security. It was the first time a “senior” member of the organization had visited China since Sunni radicals captured several key districts in Badakhshan and Kandahar provinces and, according to the news, took control of about half of the country, to the border with the Chinese region of Xinjiang, although for now they control neither the capital nor the government.. Wang said the withdrawal of troops ...
Chronicle of the announced death (II)… or the imminence of the Afghan tragedy
Afghanistan, Asia

Chronicle of the announced death (II)… or the imminence of the Afghan tragedy

In the edition of 13/7/2021 Estadão replicates an article from “The Economist” whose title - “US mission in Afghanistan was a fiasco” - is tragically self-explanatory. Using historical memory, this script looks like “déjà vu”: the same happened in vietnam, in iraq, in Libya, in Syria; and as with these countries, the cycle of the American/Western presence in Afghanistan ends the same way it always does: a fiasco, as "The Economist" qualifies. The Taliban is already preparing to occupy the space left by Western troops and, according to the vast majority of analysts, very soon it will again assume absolute power in Kabul and will again impose ultra-conservative Islamic governance, based on the strict Muslim legal code – Sharia -, like what happens...
Chronicle of the announced death… or the afghan tragedy
Afghanistan, Americas, Asia, U.S

Chronicle of the announced death… or the afghan tragedy

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani in 2019 (REUTERS NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE - RC142B0FF7F0) Yesterday, 25/06, the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, accompanied by its Prime Minister and President of the High Council for National Reconciliation – and political antagonist – Abdullah Abdullah, met at the White House, with President Joe Biden to establish a roadmap for the country after the departure of American troops, fixed for the day 11 of September, fateful date of the tragedy of the "World Trade Center", by the way. Faced with the political and social upheaval that is predicted with the departure of the American contingent, White House spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, reaffirmed the US commitment to the country's governability. In press release, she stated that “the United States is committed to a....
The end (?) of the Afghanistan War II
Afghanistan, Asia, International Organizations, OTAN

The end (?) of the Afghanistan War II

Soldiers from the US Naval Hospital and US Mariners in Afghanistan (Photo Reuters) Polemizando ... I commented in the article End (?) War in Afghanistan, in day 14/04, American President Joe Biden's decision that American troops permanently abandon Afghanistan. According to the White House announcement, the last contingents, of 2,5 thousand soldiers, leave the country until the day 11 of September, symbolic date, by the way, when the 20th anniversary of the invasion ordered by George W is celebrated. Bush. This decision reflects the intense and sometimes dramatic negotiations that took place in Doha, in Qatar, between American officials and Taliban representatives, witnessed by representatives of some countries in the region, but without the presence of envoys from the government of Kabul, that culminated in ...
End(?) of the war in Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Americas, Asia, U.S, International Organizations, OTAN

End(?) of the war in Afghanistan

Sefa Karacan / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Today's Estadão replicates a New York Times article that President Joe Biden declared yesterday, 14/04, the end of the presence of US troops in Afghanistan, ending the twenty-year engagement of the United States in the struggle for peace in the country and dismantling the Taliban militancy, that has already cost them more than US $ 800 billions and the life of 2.218 military. According to the announcement, the latter 2,5 thousand American soldiers will leave Afghanistan until the day 11 of September, symbolic date, by the way, when the 20th anniversary of the invasion ordered by George W is celebrated. Bush. Biden said that “I am the fourth president to lead the presence of troops in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two democrats ... I will not pass this responsibility on to a fifth ...
NAVROZ, the new year parsi
Afghanistan, Asia, Europe, India, Will, Middle East, UK, Global Themes, Turkmenistan

NAVROZ, the new year parsi

On the last day 16 of august the parsi community of india celebrated the Navroz, your new year, the day she commits herself to renewing hope. Homes are neatly arranged, individuals wear new clothes, exchange gifts and make donations to charities. Nothing much different from Christian Christmas. Tradition of 3000 years, the parsi New Year holiday was created by the prophet Zoroaster, according to legend. But, who are zoroastrians and parsis? Zoroastrianism is considered the oldest of the known monotheistic religions, although there are controversies in this regard. It started with the revelations of Zarathustra, whom the Greeks called Zoroaster. There is not much information about your life; believed to have been born in Sogdiana, no r...