Taliban in the house of Dostum, the warlord the US gave the vice presidency and $100k a month to. pic.twitter.com/wAwr9h9kQ6— Richard Hanania (@RichardHanania) August 14, 2021
The month of June is recognized as (LGBTI) Pride Month. The United States respects the dignity & equality of LGBTI people & celebrates their contributions to the society. We remain committed to supporting civil rights of minorities, including LGBTI persons. #Pride2021 #PrideMonth pic.twitter.com/qgKPQAPaOY— U.S. Embassy Kabul (@USEmbassyKabul) June 2, 2021
The collapse of Ghani’s government orphaned a generation of globalized, smartphone-using, urban Afghans, who had been protected for 20 years by NATO security. Those who squeezed onto flights out barely had time to consider their sudden change into refugeeshttps://t.co/9fAMekEKlf— Alfons López Tena (@alfonslopeztena) September 5, 2021
Butlerian Jihad begins in Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/rp9ZiuLeMG— David Pinsen (@dpinsen) August 15, 2021
This is why we lost. pic.twitter.com/SgdkTSLXUn— blue (@blue_prop) August 15, 2021
We keep hearing on FOX News that the United States should not recognize the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan. The Taliban are nothing but “terrorists.”
Who is the “legitimate” government of Afghanistan then? Whose government were we supposed to stay in Afghanistan to prop up indefinitely? Whose government lost so swiftly to the Taliban and mostly without a fight? Whose government were we spending billions of dollars to sustain?
Note: Imagine sitting across from Ashraf Ghani and going through the motions of this charade because you have internalized your own Washington neoliberal bullshit.