Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 6 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News    H3'ed 3/1/20

US and Taliban sign historic peace deal to end 18-year war

Follow Me on Twitter     Message Josh Mitteldorf
Become a Fan
  (46 fans)

America’s longest war finally has an end in sight. The US and Taliban signed a peace deal Saturday that could see all American troops withdrawn from Afghanistan by May 2021, ending the conflict that began less than a month after 9/11.

Like the British who fought in Afghanistan three times (1839-1842, 1880-1882, summer of 1919), the US is walkiing away from the war, having done great damage but having accomplished nothing.

Like the Soviets, who fought in Afghanistan from 1979-1989, the US went in with the hubris of a superpower, and succumbed after many years to a people who are doggedly determined to be independent.

Like Vietnam, this was a war that was as much about maintaining access to drugs as were the infamous British Opium Wars in China. And like the Vietnam War, this one is ending with a face-saving gesture that upholds the pretext that America achieved its end. 

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad (L) and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (R) shake hands
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad (L) and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (R) shake hands
(Image by Anadolu Agency)
  Details   DMCA

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At nypost.com

 

Interesting 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Josh Mitteldorf Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in


Josh Mitteldorf, a senior editor at OpEdNews, blogs on aging at http://JoshMitteldorf.ScienceBlog.com. Read how to stay young at http://AgingAdvice.org.
Educated to be an astrophysicist, he has branched out from there to mathematical (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this quicklink has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

4 people are discussing this page, with 4 comments


911TRUTH

Become a Fan
Author 15356
(Member since Apr 29, 2008), 26 fans, 2989 comments (How many times has this commenter been recommended?)
Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

  New Content

Wow, the Taliban stopped killing people for a whole week which was good enough for the trump regime to use this 'peace deal' as nothing but a campaign stunt to make his rabid MAGAts even more rabid for him. Pompeo twisted himself into a pretzel this morning trying to explain the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners as part of the deal. trump is being played like a Stradivarius, again.

This will be as good as his peace deal with North Korea.

Submitted on Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 at 5:19:04 PM

Author 0
Add New Comment
  Recommend  (1+)
Help
Indent

Josh Mitteldorf

Become a Fan Follow Me on Twitter (Member since Sep 14, 2006), 46 fans, 637 articles, 405 quicklinks, 1079 comments, 11 diaries (How many times has this commenter been recommended?)
Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Reply to 911TRUTH:   New Content

Regardless of Trump's intentions, regardless of whether the US "get's something out of it"--- I'll take it!

"There never was a good war or a bad peace." -- Ben Franklin

Submitted on Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 at 5:50:39 PM

Author 0
Add New Comment
  Recommend  (2+)
Help

Mohammad Ala

Become a Fan
Author 8028
(Member since Oct 1, 2007), 10 fans, 25 articles, 43 quicklinks, 1149 comments, 1 diaries (How many times has this commenter been recommended?)
Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

  New Content

Millions of people have been killed. Who should be responsible for their death? Bombing hospitals, bombing ordinary people's weddings, killing many children, for what?

Western countries (mostly UK/USA) provided arms.

Afghanistan has become the longest war. Many Afghan people have become refugees and have had a tough life.

There is no justice.

Submitted on Monday, Mar 2, 2020 at 4:19:57 AM

Author 0
Add New Comment
  Recommend  (2+)
Help

Chuck Nafziger

Become a Fan
Author 24101
(Member since Oct 12, 2008), 16 fans, 6 articles, 14 quicklinks, 2270 comments (How many times has this commenter been recommended?)
Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

  New Content

We live in very interesting times. We many learn more about justice as Nature gets her say.

Submitted on Monday, Mar 2, 2020 at 6:20:30 PM

Author 0
Add New Comment
  Recommend  (0+)
Help

 
Want to post your own comment on this Quicklink? Post Comment