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.