Saturday, January 3, 2015

Good News and Bad News

With respect to our triumph in Afghanistan, here's some good news--the Taliban of old won't take over the new and improved government.  The Talbian is a bit fragmented.  Oh, the bad news,  multiple Talibans will compete with each other as they each try to take turf.  It's deja vu all over again, now it will be Taliban warlords running amok instead of the former tribal thugs.  For most folks death and destruction will continue for another century, but that's been Afghan normal as long as people have lived in that rubble pile.

Unruly Factions Hurt Taliban’s Bid to Capture Afghan Hearts, and Territory

Unlike S. Korea which developed a bit after the war ended in '53,  in the next fifty years Afghanistan will remain unchanged.

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