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Category Archives: Caucasus
Before its failed occupation of Afghanistan, the Soviet Union discovered that the country was rich in natural resources. In the 1980s, Soviet mining experts drafted maps and collected data that would lay dormant in the Afghan Geological Survey in Kabul … Continue reading
Recent conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine have ostensibly been about â€œbad guysâ€ who threatened peace with weapons of one kind or another, or stifled freedom and democracy. Whatever the accusation, concerns about petroleum â€” oil and gas â€” … Continue reading
In a long-awaited moment in aÂ hotly contested zone currently occupied by the Russian military,Â Ukraineâ€™s citizens living in the peninsula of CrimeaÂ voted overwhelmingly to become part of Russia. Responding to the referendum, President Barack Obama and numerous U.S. officialsÂ rejected the results … Continue reading
â€œI never thought Iâ€™d live to see the day when the US State Department whitewashed the neo-Nazi views and heritage of a gang of thugs who had seized power in a violent coup dâ€™Ã©tat. In Iraq, Libya, and Syria, US … Continue reading
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine â€” Ali Aliev was a 9-year-old when German troops occupied Crimea during World War II, and he still remembers the day he and others in his village in the southeastern Sudak region of the peninsula gathered in a … Continue reading
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â€œThese two visions, one of tyranny and murder, the other of liberty and life, clashed in Afghanistan. And thanks to brave US and coalition forces and to Afghan patriots, the nightmare of the Taliban is over and that nation is coming to life again.â€
â€“ George W. Bush, The War College Address, 2004
Not so fast, George.
The United States hasnâ€™t liberated Afghanistan. It hasnâ€™t rebuilt Afghanistan. It hasnâ€™t removed the warlords from power, curtailed opium production, established strong democratic institutions, or improved life for ordinary working people. The US hasnâ€™t achieved any of its strategic objectives. The Taliban are stronger than ever, the central government is a corrupt farce, and, after 11 years of war, the country is in a shambles.
This is what defeat looks like. Continue reading