Document:A warring nation, united against us
|Craig Murray's letter to The Herald from prison in Edinburgh: "As with the previous three times when UK invasions were defeated in Afghanistan, we have united a warring nation in hatred of us."|
Subjects: 2001 Invasion of Afghanistan, Afghanistan/2021 withdraw, Afghanistan, Taliban, NATO, NGO, The Herald
Source: The Herald (Link)
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A warring nation, united against us
Nobody should be surprised by the rapid collapse of the western puppet government in Kabul.
Prior to 2001, the Taliban were very much a Pashtun nationalist force, fiercely opposed by the Tajik, Uzbek, and Hazara forces of the Northern Alliance.
Twenty years of hated foreign occupation has transformed the Taliban from a Pashtun internationalist force to an Afghan nationalist force.
As with the previous three times when UK invasions were defeated in Afghanistan, we have united a warring nation in hatred of us.
Journalists and politicians who never left the bubble of NATO-protected, pro-western NGOs are as surprised as they are ignorant.
Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan.