Those who recall the days of the Kobani resistance will remember certain footage that was recorded at the time: The fighters of the YPG and YPJ [People’s Defence Units and Women’s Defence Units] were trying to respond to the tanks of ISIS using kalashnikov guns. Those who watched this unbalanced power scene with great sorrow took a deep breath when they saw the construction vehicles the Kurds adopted in their battle: finally, the Kurds had ‘armoured vehicles’ too.
With thair hearts, their faith in their cause and their kalashnikovs, the fighters in Ras al-Ayn (Serêkaniyê), Manbij (Mimbic), Tal Abyad (Girê Spî), Sinjar (Shengal) and Makhmour (Mexmûr) fought against the massive vehicles of the regular armies and won the war as well.
The US, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations hypothecated this war won by those fighters to the Turkish state and the pupils of the Taliban.
The US has spent 145 billion dollars for 20 years in Afghanistan, apart from all those war tools they gifted to Afghanistan. When the US withdrew, it left behind 300,000 trained soldiers and a massive supply of war equipment and vehicles, including warplanes and helicopters.
That means that the way to win a war does not merely depend on money, logistics and materials, numbers of soldiers and American support.
It means that there is something much more valuable, much stronger than all of that, to win a war.
When the US withdrew, President Ashraf Ghani and many other leading state officials fled the country. The military allowed the Taliban to take over cities, one after the other, without putting up a fight. (…)
Democrats and US President Biden will be inevitably take a hammering due to this controverial withdrawal. This is the second major defeat of the US after Vietnam, but this is not only a military or political defeat, but also an ideological one.
And this time, it is not only the US which has been defeated. The UN, NATO and Europe as a whole has been defeated in Afghanistan. (…)
Before the Taliban’s seizure of Kabul, General Frank McKenzie, head of the US Central Command, met face-to-face with senior leaders of the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, urging them not to interfere with the massive evacuation at Kabul airport as the US withdrew from Afghanistan, APP announced.
In an emergency Security Council meeting on Afghanistan at the beginning of the week, the UN called for the establishment of a “representative transitional Government that includes all ethnic groups and women’s representatives.” This call reflected an appeal that was made from all sides, one should note, including the US, Russia, China, the UK and France.
On Tuesday (17 August), the EU’s chief diplomat Joseph Borrell said, “The Taliban have won the war, so we will have to talk with them.”
The US and Europe have turned a terrorist organisation of yesterday, which they placed at the top of their terror-list into a reasonable party to deal with, almost “catharising” them from all their sins overnight. (…)
The US, which promises 12 million dollars as a reward to those who kill Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) executives, makes a deal with barbarians who behead women, ban female education and work all over the country, stone women as a form of execution and give the death penalty to followers of religions other than Islam and ban the cinema, music and all arts.
A chief diplomat who updates the “terror-list” they made up themselves, adding the name of the PKK to it every six months, comes up and says they need to talk to the Taliban because the Taliban won.
The hokey organisation called the UN, which does not invite a single individual from the legitimate-political representatives of Rojava to their meetings on “the future and stability of Syria” whilst they invite the Turkish state which is an accomplice of DAESH, calls on the Taliban to be reasonable. (…)
Look at those modern Taliban wearing suits with shaven beards because they will be the ones who will be solely responsible for what happens next in Afghanistan, in Iraq and in Syria and each drop of blood that will be shed in those regions from now on: they are the ones who are responsible for the Turkish/DAESH invasion in Rojava, of the kidnappings of civilians and women in Afrin, of the bombs dropped on Shahba, on Makhmour, on a hospital in Sinjar.