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Truth Seeking Truth

Editors' Article

HAVE WE NOW GIVEN THE TALIBAN A WORLD STAGE?

Posted on August 23, 2021, by Michael Cavalier – Managing Editor

      You might have heard of the Taliban before, but what exactly does it mean? This group is a terrorist organization that has been around since 1994. They are based in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The goal for this group was to create an Islamic state ruled by Sharia law where women could not work or leave their homes without being accompanied by close male relatives

      The word “Taliban” means student which is why they used it as their name when translating into English from Arabic language sources; however, some say there are other meanings behind its meaning such as ‘students of Islam.’

      Why do they hate America?
A nation that is returning to its roots and rejoining the world with open arms, why would anyone want it destroyed. In a country where people are given equal rights regardless of skin color or religion, who could oppose such an environment. The only conclusion I can come up with is their hatred for us; something we will never understand because our love towards this land cannot be matched by any other in the whole wide world! The hatred these people have is so great, they will kill their own people in the street. The Afghanistan people are terrified of the Taliban. The Taliban will rule with fear. They not only hate us they despise us. We showed them and the world when you attack the US Homeland, we will find you and kill you.

      The Afghanistan War is one of the most important events in recent history. It sparked a global discussion about violence, terrorism, and also brought forth many American troops to be deployed overseas for international peacekeeping missions. Osama Bin Laden’s death has been called “the shot heard around the world,” because it represents an opportunity for America to come back home from its extended mission abroad while still maintaining security at our own borders by eliminating potential threats before they have even had the chance to act on their plans against us.

      With the US pulling out of Afghanistan, what will happen to this war-torn country? The Afghan government has been struggling with many issues in recent years and is not seen as a trustworthy ally by some. In addition, there are insurgents that oppose any peace treaty or talk about handing over power to Kabul officials. Syria also poses an issue because it borders both Pakistan and Iran–both countries have supported insurgent groups in their conflicts against each other but might be reluctant when they see who makes up our new cabinet.

      Afghanistan faces an uncertain future. Once a country of possibilities and opportunities for its citizens, Afghanistan now laments the conflict that has torn it apart; will we let this happen?

      Afghanistan is no stranger to turmoil- years before our own military involvement in the Middle Eastern region began, Afghans suffered through one of their worst conflicts with Russia during The Soviet War in Afghanistan. Now they face continued violence on various levels: the civil war within borders as well as outside invasion from terrorist groups who see them simply as opponents not worthy or right enough to be granted respect by these barbaric forces such ills can only result when there are too many problems vying for immediate attention among those tasked with solving them…

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