Sertorio wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:03 am
SteveFoerster wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:46 am
Not to mention that rebuilding Afghanistan's economy will be much more difficult when so many educated people left to avoid Taliban rule, and when the Taliban themselves literally dismiss the importance of Master's degrees and doctorates because the mullahs don't have them and the mullahs are the "greatest of all".
So whatever money the Chinese do pour into Afghanistan will be a bottomless pit.
You may be right. But China has a better idea of what an underdeveloped country needs than the US. Education, vocational training and food providing activities are what China may be trying to promote in Afghanistan.
Education and training are for "tomorrow" Food security is for today. But what you missed is a respectable system of justice. The Afghan government and the US failed to provide one so the Taliban filled the void with Islamic courts. IE some guy cuts down his neighbors tree so the neighbor takes out his AK47 and kills his neighbor. That is not a better solution than a Islamic court. That is exactly what the Taliban did to win the support of the rural Afghan people. Somehow I don't think justice with CCP characteristics will go over well in Afghanistan.
However giving that power to Islamic courts is going to radicalize more people in Afghanistan to extremism.
The US had its politicians get way too involved in nation building in Afghanistan. Which basically means forcing their constituents valves on a country that is mostly living day to day in the 13th century.
Afghanistan needs a stable food supply and a basic system of justice for its people Not gender studies.
TO put a finer point on it Does anyone remember Sub-commandante Marcos? My now deceased brother in law went to private school with him.
He had disappeared for years until he showed up in Chapis and tried to convert the locals to Sandista communism. Told them what they should do and want for themselves. After fighting the Spanish and then the Mexican government for 500 years up until the 1950's when the Mexican government finally built a road for its army to get to Chapis. They did not take kindly to an outsider doing that. So he changed his tactics and asked them what they wanted. Then gave them advise Until then he had had no success in Chapis. Afterwards the indigenous in Chapis finally got some concessions from the government.
Afghanistan has been repelling invaders for longer than the Maya of Chapis. With much more success. They are uneducated but certainly not stupid in either case. They don't need big brother or big sister telling them what they should want to do with their lives.
“"I fancied myself as some kind of god....It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.” -- George Soros