After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war

 

The US has lost more than 2,400 soldiers in its longest war and spent more than $900 billion. (File/AFP)

AP
November 13, 2018

Afghanistan is rife with conspiracy theories, including the idea that Americans didn’t stumble into a forever war, but planned one all along

KABUL, Afghanistan: When US forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 they were greeted as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the Taliban have retaken half the country, security is worse than ever before — and many Afghans put the blame on the Americans.

The United States has lost more than 2,400 soldiers in its longest war and spent more than $900 billion on everything from military operations to reconstruction.

Three US presidents have pledged to bring peace to Afghanistan, either by adding or withdrawing troops, by engaging the Taliban or shunning them.

But none of it has worked. After years of frustration, Afghanistan is rife with conspiracy theories, including the idea that Americans didn’t stumble into a forever war, but planned one all along.

source:

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1404006/world

2 replies

  1. Just remember: As the USA spent 900 billion $ on the war in Afghanistan some Americans EARNED 900 BILLIONS. After all practically all these funds were spent in America, weapons supplies, other supplies, contractor’s bills etc.

  2. and that’s why the war never ends. (in addition to giving the US army the excuse of containing Iran and being closed to Pakistan and the ex Soviet republics, strategic location of Afghanistan).

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