Foreign troops never should have gone to Afghanistan. Did you read James Michener´s "Caravans"? Gives some insight on Afghanistan and being published in 1963 the ideas are what i call farsighted.
Of course the Taliban way of running a society is certainly diametrical to western democracy´s way. But that does not allow any power to intervene.
The whole plot is a pure NATO game play with the US in the lead. Should be ended as soon as possible. And in the aftermath of the show people come up with ideas like protecting natural resources like rare earth minerals.