Because they were the government of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, they have an army (armed forces), access to military arms, international governmental connections, and influence on politics worldwide.
This “ex-governmental” body is waging para-terrorist warfare against NATO. Such rules as, “…women can not learn at all…” tells the pure opposite of the “American Way” and the “American Dream”.
Before peaceful negotiations can be made to end this war and international power disruption, we must not be hypocrites, a first step is to remember the Taliban or Taleban does not respect women. Before we can help improve a people, we must first understand them, learn from and with them, and be careful of our approach to the introduction of new knowledge.
They are use to defending, not only a country, but also a heroine trade. Five years of control, power, international influence, and a hidden heroine drug trade is a lot of practice. We are not really fighting the current Afghanistan government, we are really fighting the past Afghanistan government.
Recently escaped, David Rohde, member of the Times team to receive a Pulitzer Prize, was seized in Afghanistan by the Taliban and held for seven months in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan. Crisis Reporting can put your life on the line.Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have published reports including recommendations to the Taliban and other hostile armed groups to, “cease using civilians as shields.” At this rate they may beat Rwanda’s 15 years of genocide, in having the worst violence of the 20th Century in the 21st Century.
Para-terrorism is worst than war, at least war has some rules that all involved agree to follow. The Taliban or Taleban operate out of both Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is a hope and prayer that the United States government learned from past experience the necessity of knowing the enemy its culture, its languages, its spirit.
This article was made possible by donations from Stephan T. Scott, MBA and Jacqueline D. Parker Scott, MBA, Ed.D.