"We keep romanticising the Taliban, like the Taliban are some semi-virtuous, rural movement. This is a transnational terrorist organisation that is interconnected with others and it's a creature of support from Pakistan's ISI" Fmr US National Security Advisor @LTGHRMcMaster

Aug 17, 2022 · 10:39 AM UTC

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Then why did the West abandon Afghanistan ? Probably resulted in the Ukraine disaster ,Chinas more aggressive attitude to Taiwan and a much more unstable global outlook !
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Taliban are an umbrella for all other terrorist groups.
He's spot on. These fanatics are no different from any other terrorist organisation. There is no pretence here: they are old wine in an old bottle, contrary to the famous adage.
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Management is done by Pakistan's ISI but there are more organizations involved here.
I have no idea who is romanticising the Taliban, but his description is spot on. How a nation of 16 million let a relatively small terrorist group take over and ruin the country is beyond my understanding.
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He is damn right, I hope his opinion matters
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CIA is the actual founder of Taliban. Even Ronald Reagan called them freedom fighters.
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It's quite funny to see how US still scapegoating Pak for their failure. They remained here for 2 decades. During Doha talks while Kabul was under US, Taliban was controlling 60% of Afghan territory.