Remember how bad the Afghans screwed up after the Soviets left their country back in 1988? It was then that they allowed the Taliban to seize control of their government and turned the country into a terrorist playground. Of course, now they’re set to do that all over again. And of course, instead of blaming themselves, they’re preparing to blame the US, according to the Stars & Stripes;
Mohammad Hamimi joined the fight against the Soviets in his 20s and rose to become a commander under famed Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud, who later battled the Taliban in northern Afghanistan. Hamimi later became governor of Logar and Badakhshan provinces. He said the time of jihad, or holy war, against the Soviets were days of high morale and hope for the future, despite daily privations and the constant threat of death from the better-armed Soviet army and air force.
“Thirty-two friends were killed in a single day, but there was not a single tear shed because they died for the goal of making their country free,” Hamimi said.
Now 55, with a healthy dose of gray in his close-cropped beard, Hamimi is worried the fight was for naught. He blames the civil war of the early 1990s and America’s failure to crush the Taliban early after their invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
Or, it could be that the Afghans can’t see past the end of their collect nose far enough into the future to take advantage of the opportunity that the US provided them by driving the Taliban from the capital and into the mountains.
Or, maybe it’s God’s fault;
“Muslims always have hope from God, but with this situation, we don’t know what will happen,” Hamwar said.
My God says he’ll help those who help themselves. I thought it was the same God, with the same rules.