In a few months, the war in Afghanistan will become the longest lasting war in American history.
The United States was involved in Vietnam for 17-years and 4-months and currently, the US has been involved in the war in Afghanistan for 17-years.
Each year the US in involved in a war that many believe is un-winnable, it costs taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and the lives and health of US service men and women.
A spokesman for the Taliban has announced that they have met with an envoy from the Trump administration to discuss what it would take to bring peace to the nation.
One of the main factors of that peace would be the withdrawal of Us troops from Afghanistan.
(Washington Post) – The Trump administration’s special adviser on Afghan peace met last week with Taliban representatives in Qatar for talks that included “working toward finding a peaceful resolution” to the war, a spokesman for the insurgent group said Saturday.
The spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan remains the “greatest obstacle” to peace, but he also noted that both sides agreed to continue the dialogue — a potentially major step toward formal negotiations with the Taliban to end the 17-year war.
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said in a statement that U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad held “consultations” last week in Islamabad, Pakistan; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Doha, Qatar. The embassy did not confirm the reported meeting with Taliban officials.
It said Khalilzad returned to Kabul for follow-up meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other officials, as well as political and civic groups, “to hear their views and priorities on a settlement.” Ghani’s office confirmed that scenario…
The US has used the excuse of fighting terrorism as the reason why we have been fighting in Afghanistan for so long.
The various tribes and ethnic groups in Afghanistan have fighting each other for centuries and it’s naïve to believe that the United States could possibly bring peace to the region.
As soon as one ethnic group gains power and control, others will begin fighting against them, just as they have done for centuries.
That’s the reason Russia pulled out of Afghanistan after so many years of fighting.
If the US hasn’t defeated the Taliban in Afghanistan in 17 years, one has to wonder if it is worth the cost in lives and money to continue the fight?
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