Afghanistan Warlords Preparing to Fight Karzai

As if the American people and the world need yet another reminder that the US has lost in Afghanistan, here are two more. First, if America was winning, really winning, they would not be talking to the Taliban. Look no further than the Vietnam war. America, then, after 1973, sat down with the North Vietnamese to talk about peace. Half of the time, the North walked out for not getting their way until we gave in. Nixon knew the war was lost then. It was hopeless. Fast forward to now, America wants to talk with the Taliban because we need to have a plausible exit to avoid defeat. One does not sit down with enemies when you are winning a war. Obama knows the US is not going to win. At best, MAYBE a draw that ends up a Taliban win.

Worse now is the fact with America announcing they will be gone soon, the local warlords who despise the Karzai government for whatever reason are now forging alliances among themselves to fight Karzai. These are the same warlords that have helped the US remove the Taliban. Seeing that the US is leaving, they now turn on Karzai and intend to create a new but old civil war. This was prompted when Karzai disqulaified all the government officials who had been elected last September. Karzai's reasoning was based along tribal lines. He stated that the election was BS because it did not represent the true public wishes and diluted the Pashtun ethnic group power. Karzai and the Taliban belong to that group! The warlords that are forging the alliance are not Pashtun but account for 43% of the people. The opposing groups claim that Karzai's government is excluding many other ethnic groups leaving the Pashtun in power. Boy, does this sound familiar?

This new alliance is called the Northern Alliance and oppose the US having having talks with the Taliban because they fear the end result will be a power sharing between the Taliban and Karzai, which is likely. The Northern Alliance fought bitterly against the Taliban in 2001. They want a real independent Afghanistan with no Taliban in power within the government. Karzai wants to share the power with the Taliban. Truly, Karzai is an idiot.

More by this Author


Comments 4 comments

quotations profile image

quotations 5 years ago from Canada

This may not be such a bad thing. The Afghan National Army is a collection of stoned incompetents. I have read articles about how national army officers cannot even read a map. At least the Northern Alliance actually fought the Taliban and seemed pretty effective. The Americans used them to march on Kabul after softening up the Taliban defences with air power. So if the Northern Alliance were to take out the corrupt regime of Karzai we would have a new corrupt regime, but at least a warlike one that might actually fight the Taliban. Plus a civil war that divides the country might actually be good. Partitioning it along ethnic lines makes some sense given their historic inability to get along.


JT Walters profile image

JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

I read the paper from Kabul and I haven't read any of this. The Afgan paper is in English. I doub the USA has left the Opium business.

But I like your hub and thought it was well written.

All My Best,

JT


perrya profile image

perrya 5 years ago Author

Thanks, the Afghanistan was is simply a repeat of history, but worse because while we thought we were avoiding history's lesson, we are simply following it in a parallel manner.


Jt walters 5 years ago

Well we are in good company. The British Empire did this as well and so did the Russians. Perhaps it is a right of passage. Hasn't ths been going on since the 1800(s)?

Just the same. I have loved reading your work. It is really great.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working