There have been many false starts about peace in Afghanistan but there may be guarded optimism this time that may be, just maybe, there will be peace. The next few weeks will tell but unless there is actual peace, it is prudent to be cautious.
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!
Zalmay Khalilzad is a nasty creature. He is staunchly anti-Muslim and despite being born in Afghanistan, he is working to undermine the very people from whose ranks he emerged.
Zalmay Khalilzad is a hardcore neo-con. Born in Afghanistan he went to the US as a teenager and immediately fell in love with it. Now he is busy betraying the country where he was born in order to advance the US’ imperialist agenda.
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.