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Post Is Afghanistan (Paradoxically) Experiencing Stability? A Voice from the Czech Republic
Created by John Eipper on 09/02/21 8:36 AM

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Is Afghanistan (Paradoxically) Experiencing Stability? A Voice from the Czech Republic (Paul Pitlick, USA, 09/02/21 8:36 am)

In response to Francisco Wong-Díaz's voice from the far right, here's how my Czech language teacher views Afghanistan:

"Expert: Za poslední dva týdny je Afghánistán nejstabilnější za dvacet let."

Translation: Expert: In the last two weeks, Afghanistan has been the most stable it has been in twenty years.


I also mean to reply to your comment: our misadventure in Afghanistan was clearly ill-fated, but I think the decision to invade Iraq was even worse, and as badly mismanaged as Afghanistan.

JE comments:  A provocative point from our Czech expert.  Possibly accurate, too, although we outsiders have no idea what's going on as the Taliban seeks to impose its rule on the entire nation.  The most likely scenario:  the endless Afghan civil war is no less chaotic, but it's no longer the West's problem.

Paul, your final point is worthy of much more discussion.  As we pick apart the Afghanistan debacle, we are forgetting Iraq.  What's the latest?  Is the Baghdad government holding that nation together, or are we simply not paying attention?

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