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Taliban Spokesman: Afghanistan To Have “No democratic system at all”

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

“There will be no democratic system at all because it does not have any base in our country. We will not discuss what type of political system should we apply in Afghanistan because it is clear. It is sharia law and that is it.”
— Waheedullah Hashimi, Taliban spokesman in an interview with Reuters, Wednesday, August 18, 2021

In a previous entry, I had written in part that,

I applaud POTUS BIDEN for ceasing the 20-year failed social experiment of the sociocultural-political elites – those with high-powered degrees from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and others (no disrespect to the institutions, or to education) — who built their careers, increased their fortunes, and padded their CV’s playing “nation building” with practically unlimited American tax dollars (we’ve burned a TOTAL of at least $2.6 TRILLION on that good-for-nothing wasteland hell-hole money that COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER SPENT HELPING OUR NATION, OUR PEOPLE), using the “expendable” lives of men and women from rural America and elsewhere far removed from the ivory-towered intelligentsia, all in the erstwhile hopes that somehow, they could foist upon a people a liberal democracy — by force, if necessary — who have no interest in such a type of government.

So, there you have it.

Like I said… a people who have no interest whatsoever in a liberal democracy type of government.

Washington, D.C.’s policy/lawmakers should take note:

STOP ABUSING OUR MILITARY BY FORCING YOUR NATION-BUILDING EFFORTS UPON THEM!

This story from NPR is well over 10 years old.

U.S. Easing Out Of Nation-Building Business
November 24, 2011, 7:21 AM ET
https://www.npr.org/2011/11/23/142699506/u-s-easing-out-of-nation-building-business

In the wake of the U.S. engagements in places like Somalia, Bosnia and Kosovo, George W. Bush ran for president in 2000 on a platform that specifically disavowed nation-building. Yet the concept became central to his response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“Bush came in denying it and then embraced it, and it became a pillar of his foreign policy,” says David Ekbladh, a Tufts University historian. “It’s one thing that’s always there in our tool kit, no matter how much we deny it.”

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