The USA after playing their longest war in history lasts more than 20 years and spent more than $ 2.3 trillion did not get good results and left Afghanistan with filthy shame, reason behind this fact is that WAR was never a solution in Afghanistan and that too with people like the Taliban actually created by the USA, people who gift their newborn babies with guns and trained in war like situation had no choice but to take revenge and fight the powerful USA Forces who had all the modernized weapons and technology. To gain control over Afghanistan and cleansing of Taliban USA used all its resources from monetary to weapons from raising their own puppet government to training of local Afghan Military nothing went in way for USA and as soon after the departure of US troops from Afghanistan leaders of local government and their president Ashraf Ghanie fled the country leaving poor Afghans in trouble also Afghan special forces trained by US troopers in their 20-year span in Afghanistan did not even try to stop the Taliban coup across the country and surrendered to Taliban, this raised a lot of questions for White House and their achievements in Afghanistan that are purely visible during current times. Today its commoners of Afghanistan who are suffering due to insurgency in region, unemployment rate is getting higher, people are fighting for food and basic necessities of life, recently an old man sold his 9 year old daughter for food, the visuals coming on media are very disturbing. There is no stabilized government or enough resources in hands of Afghans to overcome such crisis, they are leaving their homeland and getting settled in neighboring countries like India, Pakistan, and central Asia.
What could be the possible solution to stop Afghanistan Crisis.
A political deal from USA with Taliban can be a solution to the people of Afghanistan as currently there is no other legitimate government than Taliban in Afghanistan, so USA who has created all this mess in Afghanistan post-Soviet union breakdown and then 9/11 attack revenge needs to take responsibility on its shoulders to protect the Afghan citizens by giving them a stabilized country and also intervention from NATO allies and United Nations can play a big role in long run. If Afghanistan remains instable it will be a problem for all Asia Countries especially its neighbors like India, Pakistan, China, Iran in terms of trade links as Afghanistan is at the center of a number of trade routes linking Europe with Middle East countries and the Far East, including China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Writer Mohammad Momin Khan is a socio-political activist from Srinagar J&K and can be reached at [email protected]