Based on our understanding of global events and their impact on the Muslim world, we identify certain trouble spots that are likely to remain in the news. We are not making predictions, merely analyzing trends that lead us to such conclusions.
Afghans will observe another grim anniversary in their long ordeal with foreign occupiers: the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan 40 years ago. Today another self-proclaimed superpower is about to bite the bullet in the landlocked country.
Donald Trump’s cancellation of talks with the Taliban had nothing to do with the killing of one American soldier; it had everything to do with the Taliban’s refusal to meet him before an agreement was signed.
When the Americans and their allies first attacked and occupied Afghanistan, they thought it would be a cakewalk. Nearly 18 years later, the Americans are begging the Taliban to allow them a safe retreat!
The US military has lost in Afghanistan. What is underway now in talks between the Taliban and the US is to work out a way for an orderly withdrawal of American forces from the country.
All indications point toward an end to the decades long suffering of the Afghan people. The Americans have been involved in talks not only with the Taliban, recognizing them as a major force in the country, but also with Russians and Chinese.
The Americans have lost to the Taliban in Afghanistan. What is euphemistically referred to as “negotiations” are really the terms of American surrender to be able to safely withdraw their forces from Afghanistan.
If Donald Trump is smart—a big if—he should do in Afghanistan what Richard Nixon did in Vietnam: declare victory and get the hell out. Staying put, as the Washington warlords are demanding, would merely prolong America’s misery.
The Americans are dishonest to the core. Not surprisingly, the Taliban do not trust them one bit. The Americans want to retain military bases in Afghanistan; the Taliban will have none of this. Who can blame them?
Staring defeat in the Hindu Kush mountains, the Americans have come up with other delusional proposals to destabilize neighboring Pakistan and stay in war-torn Afghanistan.
Who would have imagined that after waging a 10-year war in Afghanistan, the Russians would be back as mediators and peacemakers in the now US-occupied country.
Despite being the longest US war, few politicians or media outlets are talking about the never-ending war in Afghanistan. This because the US has lost it but nobody wants to admit defeat.
American warlords have had their noses rubbed in the dust, or on the rocks of the Hindu Kush mountains by the intrepid Afghans. Afghanistan has become graveyard for one more empire!
In recent weeks American officials have made calls for direct negotiations with the Taliban that they had earlier vowed to kill. Is the Americans’ change of heart genuine or is it another dishonest moves to trap the Taliban?
The Taliban control much of the country and America has lost the war in Afghanistan but the Yankees are not going home, yet!
This April marks the 40th anniversary of the Marxist coup against President Daoud that set Afghanistan on a course to endless war. America, the latest invader, is on the verge of total defeat at the hands of the intrepid Afghans.
The US has lost the war in Afghanistan. It is time to pack up and leave.
The Afghan mujahideen’s defeat of the Soviet army in Afghanistan resulted not only in collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of communism but also brought radically changes in global politics.
American officials frequently bark demands of Pakistan to “do more” to fight terrorism yet Afghanistan under US-occupation is a den of terrorists from where they launch deadly attacks inside Pakistan.