Many Talibans repented and joined Afgan soldiers, if you wonder why the takeover was done with the least resistance because they have plenty people within the circle of leadership and society that believes in the Taliban ideology of government because leadership driven by Religion can hardly be defeated. The silent majority within the society will see American influence in the country as an attempt or act of interference and control over the affairs of their faith and State.
Khairullah Khairkhwa, a Taliban prisoner that was rehabilitated and then released from Guantanamo Bay prison by President Obama is now one of the leaders of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Taliban commander who gave taunting victory speech from Kabul palace was released from Guantanamo Bay after claiming he was a ‘simple shopkeeper’ who ‘helped Americans’ and wanted to return to Afghanistan to care for his sick father. Perfect act of Deception.
We Should allow Afghan people determine their own fate, American forces should not continue to die in war that Afghans are not willing to fight.
The United States and allies invaded Afghanistan following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington and toppled the Taliban, who had hosted al Qaeda militants responsible for the attack. 9/11
United States have long achieved what they went to Afghanistan to do: to get the terrorists who attacked the country on 9/11 and to deliver justice to *Osama Bin Laden, and to degrade the terrorist threat to keep Afghanistan from becoming a base from which attacks could be continued against the United States.
American already achieved those objectives.
American primary objectives in Afghanistan is not that of nation-building. It’s the right and the responsibility of the Afghan people alone to decide their future and how they want to run their country.
I conclude without any iota of doubt in my mind that they made their choice and it’s glaring from how easy Taliban lead Rag tagged Malitia took over the state of affairs despite the fact that US provided Afghan partners with all the tools.
Emphasis: all the tools, training, and equipment of any modern military. They were provided with advanced military weaponry. Equipment and also ensured they have the capacity to maintain their Air territory….Air capability that the Taliban don’t have and yet no single shot was fired.
The defeat was from within the Government.