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John Zmirak and Eric Discuss the Travesties Inflected by Democrats
"About the translators in Afghanistan who helped Americans fight our stupid war over there? And when Biden abandoned them, they're being shot. They're being starved to death. Their wives are being raped and sold as sex slaves for the Taliban. What about the old people, the military veterans and great grandparents? Who died of COVID in nursing homes because Democrats dump COVID patients there on purpose to spike the death statistics so they could do states of emergency and mail in balloting and steal the election. Yes. Yes, the Democrats did it on purpose. They did it in state after state. No Republican state did this. Compared the death toll of old people in Florida full of old people with New York. It was much higher in New York because in New York, the governor was trying to kill old people. And that's one thing Andrew Cuomo could succeed at. He might not have been able to get his interns to go to bed with him, but he could kill helpless old people. Well, John, I want to say, I just want to clarify again. Folks, this is true. When my wife Suzanne was sharing some of this stuff with me, it was very hard for me to believe it. I just thought, come on. Look, I don't like the cuomos, and I don't like democratic politicians, but to send people to their deaths, I don't believe they would do that. So it took me some time. Faith believe, believe my friend, believe. What would I mean? It did take me time to process this. And if you don't care about this, if you think, well, we'll just we'll let it go. That's not okay, folks. What was done to people all around this country, we have to have a reckoning. It's the right thing to do. And I also want to say what you said yesterday, John. This was done deliberately to make the death rates go up because there were many things that happened if the death rates went up. So all kinds of people that didn't really die of COVID were marked down as dying of COVID.
Taliban official: Women banned from Afghanistan's gyms
"The Taliban is banning women from using gyms in Afghanistan The move is the latest restriction that has seen the religious group crack down on women's freedoms since they took power more than a year ago Ever since the Taliban overran Afghanistan last August they have banned girls from middle school and high school and restricted women from taking on most jobs They have also ordered women to wear head to toe clothing in public the constant containing of women's liberties is a U turn from their initial promises to the country that women's rights would be respected The country's ministry of virtue and vice said the ban on women using gyms and parks was a response to people ignoring gender segregation orders and because many women were not following clothing restrictions I am Karen
A Shining Example of the Callousness of President Biden
"I've sometimes talked about the president Joe Biden as a nasty callous I don't care kind of guy. And it might seem that I'm referring solely to his ugly personality. And I am referring to that. I'm including that. But there's also a callousness and indifference and ugliness to the Biden administration. And what I mean is that the Biden administration is kind of Biden writ large. I'm not saying he's driving the canoe, but I'm saying the canoe and its direction reflects the personality of this gross crotchety man that is sitting at the helm. Now, here's an example of that. And I'm getting this from news reports that a new federal watchdog report shows that the State Department, this is the Biden State Department, recently was found to have as many as 325,000 unread emails from Afghans who assisted the U.S. war effort and want to be evacuated. So let's back up. The United States does this ignominious, humiliating retreat from Afghanistan. But there's a public assurance that we're not this is not going to be a Saigon style, turn tail and run, we're going to get our own people out and we're also going to make sure that the people who worked with us who had trust in us will at least be considered for to be allowed into this country to make the rest of their life in the United States. Now, what was really bad about the actual evacuation is a whole bunch of people ran onto the planes who were not vetted. Nobody knew who they were, they hadn't actually helped the United States in any way. They were just the fastest guys to get on the plane, and they got out. And there were people there who had worked as translators worked in various capacities with the U.S. who apparently have been in the many months now living by the way, these would now be seen as collaborators with the U.S. and targets for the Taliban regime. These people have been trying to reach out to the U.S. State Department probably to document what they did for the U.S., probably give their circumstances and ask if the United States can do anything to help them.
Climate Vandals Want to Destroy What They Can't Understand
"John's mirac, please do your worst. Thank you. Hey, Eric. Well, I got a new piece up at stream dot org that I think people find of interest. It's called climate vandals, want to destroy what they can't understand or replace. And this is okay. Your titles are getting longer and longer, pretty soon. They're going to be paragraph length. But please say that again. Want to destroy what they can't understand or replace. Okay. So what this is a response to that there's a wave of climate activists attacking famous magnificent works of art in museums, especially in Europe. Associated Press reports that the Vermeer masterpiece, the girl with the pearl earring. Of course. Climate activists attacked it with blue and liquid last week. They tried to constitute and splash liquid on it. They earlier this month, they threw mashed potatoes at Claude Monet at a Claude Monet painting in a German museum. And they threw soup over Vincent van Gogh's masterpiece sunflowers. Okay, now I want to be clear, you are talking about works of art that are part of the treasures of western civilization. Sunflowers, I don't know what did that go for $70 million or a $170 million few years ago. These are some of the most extraordinary works in the western civilization. And I don't know if you say it in your piece, but immediately, I think to myself, the climate activists are the Taliban, the Taliban destroyed those statues of those huge Buddhist statues. It's an amazing thing when somebody is trying to destroy or deface or vandalize something that as you say in your title can not be replaced.
Donald J. Trump: 'I'd Get Rid of Milley in a Minute'
"Prepared to get rid of these kinds of officers who, in a minute, Millie, I'd get rid of million a minute. I'd get rid of millions. He's not the right guy. Look, he proved it. Hey, when you have a loss, like we did in you take a look at what happened in Afghanistan with the Taliban. I dealt with Abdul, the leader of the Taliban. He didn't kill a soldier of ours for 18 months after I spoke to him. And I said, don't do it. And I said it very strongly and you know what I said. Okay, you know exactly what is it. We didn't lose one soldier in 18 months. You look at Chicago, run by the Democrats. Look at what's going on in our cities run by Democrats. We didn't lose a soldier in 18 months. There was no reason for us to rush to that extent. I would have been out. I think at the same time frame. But we would have gotten out with strength, dignity, and we would have kept about them. We gave them $85 billion worth of the best military equipment in the world. That I ordered because I'm the one that rebuilt the military. I rebuilt our military. It was dead. Our military. We had 48 year old fighter. And they tend not to do very well. As you probably understood. Now Millie turned out to be a disaster. Absolutely. What he did in Afghanistan with that surrender, because that was a surrender, as you say better than I do. But that was a complete complete and total surrender. And what he did in Afghanistan, he should have been fired for that.
Afghan couple accuse US Marine of abducting their baby
"A custody battle is playing out in U.S. courts over an Afghan toddler I'm Ben Thomas with the story A young Afghan couple among those who fled the country last year as the government collapsed and the Taliban took control are suing a U.S. Marine and his wife for allegedly abducting their child just a baby at the time she had been injured in a U.S. Military raid in 2019 that killed her parents and siblings A couple of months later the Red Cross said they'd found her family and she was sent to be raised as a daughter by her adult cousin and his wife Unbeknownst to them according to court records a U.S. Marine Joshua mast and his wife had filed for adoption in a Virginia court massed helped the family flee Afghanistan during the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops in August 2021 Once on American soil however at a relocation center for Afghan refugees the couple says the child was taken to be united with the masts who they were told were her legal guardians They call it an abduction The mass say they've acted admirably to save the baby and keeping with their Christian beliefs I'm Ben Thomas
The Rude Pundit: Republicans Are Becoming Talibanesque
"Here's the real crux of the problem. Ronald bronstein writer from out here said in polling 90% of Republicans say Christianity in the U.S. is under assault and three fifths say the U.S. should be declared a Christian nation. He's not out on a fringe of the coalition with comments such as these, and you just said 60% of Republicans are insane. By their own emission and should be treated as such. Yes. I think that's the crux of the problem. Is it even, I mean, it is partisan by its nature, but it is that just half the country has really gone crazy. Oh yeah. Yeah. Well, I mean, you know, again, 60% of the Republican Party says this should be a Christian nation. Well, that's the, you know, that's Taliban kind of stuff. Right. Right. Yeah.
Taliban say suicide bombing in Shiite area of Kabul kills 19
"A suicide bomber has struck an education center in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens A Kabul police chief says the explosion hit an area mostly populated by members of Afghanistan's minority Shiite community and took place in the morning hours the victims included high street graduates both girls and boys who were taking a practice university entrance the spokesman adds education centers now need to ask the Taliban for additional security the suicide bombing is the latest in a steady stream of violence since the Taliban seized power No one's immediately claim responsibility for this attack but the Islamic State group remain
Vladimir Putin Projected Joe Biden's Weakness Onto Ukraine
"Easy as the Crimea Or maybe Georgia He basically blew off the face of the earth Tens of thousands died So be it He just thought he'd roll through Ukraine But he didn't roll through Ukraine It's been devastating for the Russians and the Ukrainians But he watched Biden surrender to the Taliban And he saw weakness And he projected that on to the Ukrainian people but the Ukrainian people are not weak The Ukrainian people had to deal with Stalin Then Hitler And Stalin again And now Putin And how Putin And the Ukrainian people fighting for their homes their families and their freedom
US contractor freed by Taliban in swap for drug trafficker
"The Biden administration has pulled off one of its most significant prisoner swaps and achieved rare success in talks with the Taliban The militants have freed navy veteran Mark frerichs after nearly three years in exchange for a Bashir a convicted Taliban drug lord jailed in the U.S. for 17 years Fredericks case has received less public attention than those of other Americans held overseas Secretary of State Anthony blinken says this should send a message to their families The U.S. is committed to free their loved ones Mark's family had my word Every other family has my word For art frex the word that his son was now free came straight from President Biden I'd like to thank all the people that had him in his prayers Telling the AP that the FBI and others in the administration did a tremendous job and stuck with it Sagar Meghani Washington
U.S. Hostage Exchanged for Afghan Drug Lord in Prisoner Swap
"I'm Julie Walker The U.S. swaps prisoners with the Taliban bringing an American held hostage for two years home today in exchange for a Taliban drug lord president Joe Biden says Mark frax released today was the culmination of years of tireless work and negotiations that required difficult decisions The Taliban took the American contract or hostage in January 2020 Meanwhile in Kabul Taliban drug lord Bashir nursei was welcomed home after 17 and a half years in U.S. custody While Biden didn't confirm that he did say the U.S. will not stop until all American hostages or those detained unlawfully mentioning Russia are
Eric Welcomes Erick Stakelbeck, Host of "The Watchman" on TBN
"Heard of Eric stackelberg? Neither by Eric stackelberg, who are you. Now you're my friend, and I can joke around with my friends. You are in case anybody doesn't know who you are. You're the news director for TBN and you do so much as the news director for TBN that I just like to check in with you now and again, especially with regard to the Middle East, so Eric, let's start there. We just had 9 11 the anniversary 21 years. And it's a funny thing because suddenly 9 11 seems old. It's like we used to talk about terrorism in the Middle East and radical Islam all the time and it's like that we're not talking about that so much anymore, but the Iran nuclear deal is in danger of being put back on the table by this corrupt Biden regime forgive me for being political. What do you think is going on? You know more about this than almost anybody. So let's talk about that. Eric, thank you. Hey, number one, in terms of the lack of coverage of 9 11. I found it stunning that the 21st anniversary of 9 11, which took place in New York City, of course, was not even mentioned on the front page of The New York Times. Stunning. That's how far or how low we have gone in the past 21 years. The anniversary of the worst terror attack in U.S. history, which unfolded in New York City is not even mentioned on the front page of the so called paper of record The New York Times, but where have we gone? I think part of it Eric is our leadership and the media class, which is predominantly of the left needless to say, they want to move on. And that's part of the Iran nuclear deal Eric, which you mentioned, and the push for that, the left wants to focus on transforming America from within focus on the domestic front. Foreign policy for them foreign entanglement as they see them, that's a distraction. Look no further than Afghanistan last year speaking of 9 11, the regime which harbored Al-Qaeda, which attacked us the Taliban is now back in power because the Biden administration could not wait to beat a hasty retreat out of Afghanistan. So
Why Haven't the 9/11 Defendants in Guantanamo Been Put on Trial?
"Look at 9 11, and I say to myself, why is it taking so long to try some of these guys? And I'm thinking here specifically of Khalid Sheik Muhammad, who was the primary sort of organizer of 9 11. Now bin Laden was the sort of initiating force probably the guy who put up the money and certainly the head of the operation and then a man Al zawahiri his number two, but Khalid Sheik Muhammad was the guy who sort of pulled it off. And yet Khalid Sheik Muhammad is awaiting trial. And 9 years since charges were filed. First of all, it took almost a decade to file the charges. And now it's taken another decade. And we're not even close to having a trial. No data has been set. They keep having occasional hearings. They keep arguing about evidence, the defense keeps saying that you need to give us more information, the prosecutors appear to be an absolutely no hurry. Of course, there is the fact that some of these prisoners are still in Guantanamo. By the way, the Guantanamo population is really been thinned out at one point there were hundreds. I mean, almost 700 Islamic terrorists sometimes all the way from Khalid Sheik Muhammad to the ordinary fighters on the ground. Many of those people have been released. They're actually only 39. Now left in Guantanamo. And that itself has been a disgrace of its own. I mean, think, for example, about Obama and the Bergdahl deal, where he gets one lousy disorder, by the way, one basic Democrat. Back, this guy Bergdahl, complete loser, and exchanges Bergdahl for 5 season Taliban commanders. At least one of which is now sitting in the Taliban government in Afghanistan and really laughing his head off at the stupidity of the United States. Now, Khalid Sheik Muhammad has admitted his guilt. I did it. I'm the guy. And you would think that they would be a prompt military trial, and the guy would be like executed.
Will We Rise Up and Tell Our Leaders We're Not Putting Up With This?
"Time there is a crisis, are we going to rise up and tell our leaders, we're not going to put up with it. We failed the test after the financial crisis. We failed the test after COVID. After COVID, too many Republicans, too many grassroots people, we were in a state of fear and now we look back, we said, oh, we all know better. Well, our Republican leaders didn't lockdowns, mask mandates, vaccine mandates. Spending trillions of dollars, we don't have, and now the war is no longer against ISIS. It's no longer against Taliban. It's no longer against the Taliban, no longer against Al-Qaeda. No, they are now convinced that the war is here.
The Evolution of DHS' Efforts and the Radical 2009 Obama Shift
"So 9 11 happens, DHS is founded Patriot Act has passed. Mass surveillance begins. Collection of cell phone data, phone records, the erosion of personal freedoms and liberties. And so some people start to whisper about this in O 5 O 6 O 7. And honestly, to their credit, most of the complaints came from the American left. Not left liberals. People that like Dennis kucinich, for example, let me talking about how, why are we spying on citizens? This is not appropriate. Republicans full speed ahead working in the uni party with Democrats past massive United States surveillance bills. And we always thought as conservatives, oh, this is against jihadis. This is against the Taliban. This is against ISIS. This will be used against foreign terrorists and domestic extremists. And so what ended up happening, we passed the bill department and security gets founded. And around 2009, around 2008, 2009, a problem started to emerge, which is, okay, they indicted a bunch of foreign Middle Eastern terrorists that were floating through the country and they did huge dragnets, but they kind of ran out of people to arrest. Department of Justice had a separate desk just committed to American national security Department of Homeland Security had an entire operation dedicated to it and right around 2009 something very important happened. Which is there was a shift. There was a pivot. In 2009, Obama took office and then released the DHS memo on right-wing extremism in 2009. This memo, which was put forward, showed that right wing extremists have capitalized on the election of the first black president and are focusing their efforts to recruit new members and mobilize existing supporters and broaden their scope and appeal through propaganda, but have not yet turned to attack planning.
Debbie and Dinesh Recount the Biden Disgrace in Afghanistan
"W and I here for our periodic Friday roundup of important events that have occurred during the week or just events with larger significance and the first one we want to talk about is Afghanistan, it's approximately the one year anniversary of this really disgraceful loss in Afghanistan, a humiliating pull out, I mean, people falling out of planes, Americans left behind yeah, and you know, here's an article from Gallup, and it says a year after withdrawal 50% of Americans call Afghanistan a mistake, only 50%. Which tells you that the media really did a fine job of hiding a lot of the information, including the celebration of the Taliban and the fact that they basically won all of those things. They didn't want they didn't want Biden to look bad. And they really went through great lengths to keep it from the public. That's for sure. Now, I don't think that the poll actually shows that, because look, let's read. One year after the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops, 50% of Americans say the U.S. made a mistake in sending troops to the country, while 46 say it did not. Now see, I don't think the U.S. made a mistake in sending troops to the country originally. So we're talking about something that occurred over a pretty long period.
Afghan mosque blast kills 18, including pro-Taliban cleric
"Taliban officials and a local medic say in explosion has torn through a crowded mosque in western Afghanistan killing 18 people including a prominent cleric Officials say more were hurt in the blast which went off in the western city of Herat during Friday noon prayers The highlight are the Muslim religious weak when places of worship are particularly crowded There was no immediate claim of responsibility previous mosque attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State extremist group which tend to be aimed against religious and ethnic minorities in Afghanistan as
We Remain Free Because We Have Weapons
"Basically Joe Biden has been on a PR campaign. Recently, talking about all sorts of different things. And so he goes off the teleprompter yesterday and says, hey, for all the brave right wingers that might want to fight the government, you're going to have to fight an F 15 as well. Now I'm going to tell you this argument is actually strategically incorrect. We'll talk about that briefly, but then we're going to go into the deeper aspect of this play cut 42. And for those brave, right-wing Americans are saying it's all about shaping America. You're keeping America's independent and safe. If you want to fight against the country, you need an F 15. You need something a little more than a gun. Now, first of all, that's a threat. He's trying to tell you that we're going to take guns away. We're going to take your weapons away and he's also trying to, and he does it rather clumsily, push back against the true intent and the reason for the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment is not there to hunt deer. It's not there for self defense. The Second Amendment, it's those things are nice. The Second Amendment is there to protect people's liberties and freedoms against a tyrannical government. One of the only reasons why we are able to remain free and we're able to remain not completely and totally under an authoritarian collectivist administrative state government is because we have weapons. Hong Kong was taken over almost instantaneously by the Chinese Communist Party because they were not an armed people. A stronger country will be able to take over a weaker people or a weaker region if those people have no way to defend themselves. And then also let me just say how silly and how stupid Joe Biden's argument is. If you needed F 15s to win a war, then why did the Taliban outlast us for 20 years?
"taliban" Discussed on Throughline
"By september nineteen ninety-six. The taliban had taken over kabul and seized control of the country. You might be wondering but did the world think of all this while. Remember those gas and oil resources fatima. Jd mentioned earlier and the pipeline companies wanted to build. The only way for that to happen would leave. There was a stable government. Perky was supportive of the taliban. Saudi arabia has long been a supporter of the taliban pakistan. And it's intelligence services have long been backers supporters of the taliban as for the us the state department spokesman in a clinton administration glyn davies said. The us found quote. Nothing objectionable about the talibans application of the slavic law and when pressed reporters. He said i'm not going to prejudge where we're going with honest on the united states soon as the taliban came into power wanted diplomatic relations with them. There was a kind of corporate not only interest that really a competition between for example argentinian company. Bright us and the american company unocal her. This is the voice of kill muttawakil. He was the foreign minister of the taliban talking about their negotiations with the american oil and gas company. Unocal genital jewish. He's explaining that. The taliban were negotiating with unocal while they were in power to build a pipeline through the country for unocal. The motivations were clear whoever got the rights to build this pipeline could potentially be cashing in on billions of dollars and the taliban knew that if they could enforce security in the country it also generate revenue from the pipeline and in a poor traumatize country like coniston.
"taliban" Discussed on PM Mood
"To become violent to be unstable and the idea that the more rights right that we bestow to women to make the playing field equal the better off in the long term. Our country is and what this piece is saying. Is that very same thing. But looking at it on a global scale and not just looking at the united states you see the thing is is that in this country we are more interested in putting bandaids on bullet holes than we are on anything else you see we only ever want unpack the psychology. When we're trying to invoke empathy in white male rage. We never actually decide. Let's unpack the psychology to better understand the policies that are driving this type of fucking violence and this type of increase in white supremacy violent groups right because they're oftentimes let us be clear. Is that these white supremacist. Groups are often steeped in misogyny as well which is why in two thousand sixteen. You would found me with my mouth. Agape because i'm like fuck these white women go ahead and vote for these men that don't want you to have access to an abortion that want to keep you locked in the household but in your reptilian brain. You're thinking about what survival and survival. Only which for white women is that the proximity to maleness right is where their power lies. So we enforce we reinforce this continual sickle mockery. Because we don't address anything actually at the root and what they will go on to say in the piece which i thought was really interesting as well. Is that when women are locked into these violent type of domestic situations right. It is also less likely that they are going to be educating thoughtful strategic leaders for the future. So if you're thinking again about your country's ability to rea- mansion manifest destiny and taliban takeover or if you were you know a dictator or what have you and you're looking to spread your wings. Why wouldn't you want as many educated people pushing your country forward as possible. But it's the same question that i ask about. The united states is the same question that i ask about the taliban which is why wouldn't you invest in women. Why wouldn't you make equal. Pay the log the land. Why wouldn't you make it so that in a country that was founded on christian fundamentalism. That if you wanted people to actually have families right to increase the population then you would do so. In a way that would allow there to be a mandate in private corporations to have child care right on the grounds it would be the same for the federal government and workers. That child care is a part of your package right just like a 401k. Just like health insurance that if you have a child that is not of school.
"taliban" Discussed on Ideas
"To find out how the taliban are pulling it off. I went to see my good friend. Ramatullah amiri one of the country's most respected political analysts are not just getting stronger getting organized they becoming some sort of a conventional kind of army if you compare the taliban today where says the taliban of two thousand fourteen You see a much different group. Amiri barely survived a taliban attack on the american university. In kabul's in twenty sixteen thirteen people were killed and more than forty injured including a myriad poor bullets hits me too and the optima and one in the leg one in the arm else pushing myself i guess the ground get to the police because the police was like from the ten meters away from me they could hear my voice but they could not come because of the attackers were pretty close back. Then i'm like okay. Let's try a bit more because my mom lost four sons i was. I knew that if she lose me. I don't think she would. She would say why. Because i'm the solo bread winner of the family And and She's very close to me. So i didn't give up. A myriad slowly recovered rebuilt his strength and he believes the taliban were doing the same by two thousand nineteen from safe havens in pakistan expanding their control across of ghanistan from experienced traveling across country. That would say in terms of terrain taleban control between fifty to sixty percent of the country under the control. If that's what. I would say that if you add the contested.
"taliban" Discussed on Ideas
"Was just over there listening on the radio as canadians on the hillside. We're trying to move north. At taliban positions year after year battle after battle i witnessed the same pattern foreign troops hammering away with modern firepower. Then coming back again and again and again with nothing. More sophisticated than stubbornness stop. Commander had great words of praise today for canadian forces in some troops here have been very accessible. The taliban significant alabama present during the recent operation there a clear military victory canadian politicians and generals kept hailing the afghan mission as a spectacular success. But looking back it was really a string of failures. The taliban were never defeated say just retreated and then launched a renewed insurgency that grew and engulfed the whole country in my reports back. Then i tried to sound a note of caution. But i often felt like a lonely voice in a crowd of media cheerleaders. I really questioned my own sanity. Sometimes in afghanistan. I could see things were happening in front of me and i was trying to write them down. Put them in the newspaper and then military officers and government. Pr people was telling me. No no that's not.
"taliban" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast
"Has got prevent significant amounts of aid actually any aid from the us from its allies and partners and from international financial institutions from being directed to the taliban government with these kinds of individuals its leadership so for a little just quick background. When the taliban overthrew the afghan government the international community froze the assets of the afghan government and paused providing crucial financial aid that included international monetary fund and world bank funding which froze dozens of projects and said that afghanistan would be ineligible for loans until the government was formerly recognized. I do not think the us should formally recognize this government. And so i think that's at least. Those are some of the the key steps. I think the administration should take now. Is that leverage that the taliban will respond to. It's unclear for two reasons. One is the taliban historic. Hasn't really cared that much. They were willing actually by the end of the nineteen nineties. Only to be recognized really by one major government pakistan. Saudi arabia had asked the taliban to hand over. Osama bin laden will omar the head of the taliban have refused so the saudi government took away bin laden's passport and then refused to recognize that government so historically they haven't cared when it's conflicted with the with their ideology. The second reason is that the taliban does have some backing including diplomatic backing today from china and russia and pakistan so if those governments are willing to provide assistance than the taliban may say at the end of the day. Fine if the. Us doesn't want to provide assistance. We'll get it from somewhere else. If the chinese russians pakistan are willing to provide that assistance so instead of bailing out the new government. The united states needs to treat. The taliban is the pariah that it is what you're suggesting in your piece and now so what do we need to do. In terms of the terrorism peace going forward. You know you've also pointed out. And i wanted to ask you about this. The connie network has reportedly met with the al qaeda's leader. I'm an al-zawahiri what does that all mean for. You know us going forward as we try to root out these terrorists before anything bad happens to us well. What it means. Is that sarraj. Connie and his network have close active relations with the same organization that conducted the september eleventh attacks in two thousand one and these relationships to put a fine point. They've met as recently as two thousand twenty correct. They've met as recently as two thousand twenty one the un report. That i highlighted ahead a half a dozen meetings between two thousand nineteen and two thousand twenty. But i'm told by a range of different individuals in government agencies in the us and across european governments that they met repeatedly throughout two thousand twenty one so up until now.
"taliban" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast
"The taliban i think could find very valuable. They're not perceived as a particularly sophisticated group technologically. But i think that that's changing and to the question of is this a new taliban. I think that's one of the ways that they are changing. We see we see the taliban spokesman on twitter. As i said earlier we see them looking at facebook for evidence of of people's interactions and so it could create a really dangerous opportunity to radically increase their power to surveilling control their population if that collaboration were to happen what is the united states. Do to counter those trends if we see evidence that i think there's a few things that we can do so one is that we have taken a number of steps with respect to xinjang in terms of trying to make sure that you ask generated. Technology built. technology doesn't get incorporated into the products. So we have a number of commerce department. Findings are rulings that restrict the ability of us companies to export the technology to china to chinese companies. And i think we need to really keep a close eye whether that list as expansive enough uncovers the folks who may could potentially export to china as well and. I think that we need to be sort of up front end clear about our concern in proactively track. It something that we need to be paying attention to so that we know if it does happen. There's also ways that we should be working with civil society groups in afghanistan and elsewhere to prepare for some level of digital surveillance because we know that any government is going to be interested in what's happening online by civil society groups but there are ways that civil society groups can protect themselves online. And i think we need to really proactively work with those groups to but as protections in place more. I have to ask you along the lines of digital surveillance. There were some equipment. The united states left behind that involve the biometric data of afghans. Could prove to be really scary in the longer of course. The taliban doesn't know how to use this technology. Ed but others do teach them what can lead to. And how could it be problematic for afghans going forward under taliban rule. I think it's a really unfortunate situation. If these reports are accurate that the military left behind equipment that basically collected the biometric information of afghans who interacted with the us government in some way whether visiting a military base or the embassy and this is technology that the taliban now controls what we understand is that they may be cannot crack into this themselves. But that the pakistanis have the ability to do so. The chinese obviously would be able to do so so may only be matter of time before they have access to a database. Like that and it's potentially the tip of the iceberg in terms of talibans ability to to track its population digitally so it's really a scary opportunity for the taliban to really have almost a hit list of people that it can target who interacted with the us government and the beginning of maybe a broader digital surveillance system that the.
"taliban" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast
"Which is certainly better than vetoing it so there may be some room there to to use international mechanisms to get some kind of consensus around these issues. I think that's going to be really important. Or do you think. The united states and were the international community can do if not directly indirectly for women of afghanistan. I think here we have to think. Creatively and really try to leverage the progress that has been made and you know the generation of men and women who've grown up since the taliban was last in place so just for example one of the things that's changed dramatically in the last twenty years since the taliban last ruled afghanistan is is access to technology so we now have cell phone coverage is fairly ubiquitous now in afghanistan which it was not in the ninety s internet accesses available in many places not everywhere and not all afghans are on the internet but in large cities many people are now online and this creates some interesting opportunities one to document human rights abuses and to get information out to the world as it's happening and we've seen that in many countries around the world that people smartphones have incredible power to document and spread the word about what's happening on the ground to it allows civil society organizations women's organizations human rights groups sick continued to communicate and organize and share information and protection and continue to grow their capacity. Potentially less risky way by doing so online and then third and to your point about women in particular if we do see a situation where the taliban quit stack in place these very severe restrictions on women and girls in terms of education and work. There are more options now than there were twenty years ago for online education for online working for online banking things that can allow people to still live their lives a little more easily in these very restrictive environments and in totally different contexts. We've learned a lot from copenhagen and lockdowns on how to work and live online but that's very very difficult to do without the right tools and resources and that's another thing..
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"Is that you from the beginning. That are no good guys in the story. But i'm telling you why. The pakistanis felt the need that in working with audubon will be to their advantage. So that's very interesting. Aim in pakistan supported the taliban because they created much needed law and order as did in fact much of the afghan people during their rise. The taliban managed to take over most of afghanistan promising law and order promising a return of security and stability. I think though it's safe to say that in time that initial respect with slightly wore thin amongst a huge number of afghans because they're they're extremely strict application of sharia law wasn't entirely loved. It was more and more resented a to some extent now internationally the taliban apart from the uae. Saudi arabia and pakistan was not recognized as the official government of afghanistan because mainly the maintenance spy the taliban of a large number of jihadist camps most infamously those belonging to al-qaeda of which you were by this point a member in these camps. now there was. It was a very vexed question. America put pressure on the taliban to get rid of the camps to expel the arabs and exchange of which they would recognize them and the taliban said no they are. We are pashtoon. They are noble. Guest also i recognize us and then maybe we'll deal with the camp so there was a sort of tit for tat. The the taliban wanted the official recognition in order to deal with the jihadist camps and the americans said no no. We only recognize you if you do with the jihadist camp so this went on for several years. Meanwhile al is launching attacks In nineteen ninety eight launching the east africa embassy bombing attacks in two thousand the uss cole attack in aden this of course ultimately climaxes with nine eleven twenty years ago very soon and the americans invasion of afghanistan the quick toppling of the taliban and the establishment of a u. n. overseen new state-building process in afghanistan. So aim. is that all all pretty much right. A good a good summary of of what happened pretty much And also because don't forget. The taliban themselves were split down the middle between those who said closed camps but keep them in. Oh keep them out of medina but close the cups and they'll keep them as a guest aunt and those who were saying no no no no a a. We should look into support. The in the jihadist aspirations of any oppressed people keep them so it is the split within the abundant itself. Basically the doomed them in the end..
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"These are the people who can guarantee justice for us. We want them goes to show you what a i. There was for law and order for security and justice in those areas that they and they thought well these students from pakistan these these afghan students from pakistan. Some of whom had fought the soviets many of whom were too young to have done so they seem to be the ones that are going to provide us this much-needed justice now as the movement spreads and then eventually as the taliban conquer the whole country more or less the idea as propagated that they were a creation. The taliban were creation of the pakistani intelligence services and that they were a puppet of pakistan. But it sounds from what you're saying that it was a much more organic movement the thought of on organically in the first six months. But what happened is that when they took control of the border crossings between ino the provinces of kandahar and helmand with pakistan the pakistani military and the pakistani is. I immediately noticed several things happening in in quick succession. The fuss is thought that nothing of the drugs stopped it to the deuce which was a endemic in pakistan. It was creating a really bad situation pakistan. They for free flow of drugs. The free flow of weapons also reduced the afghan refugees in pakistan. Who went in quick data especially in that part of pakistan started to come back to kandahar unto ghazni and to helmand to really the fruits of the security in the law and order that the taliban had imposed were already being seen and the trade the trade picked up significantly and suddenly basically in there is more money exchanging hands and the The economy of quitter in buxton boomed so they took notice. What does this force that was able to finally finally control this border and actually make. It's better for both pakistan and god. It's done so the investigated the you know the ice. I kept an iron everything. And then they prepared a report and they give it to benazir bhutto who was the prime minister of the time. Remember benazir bhutto is no friend of the abundance or the sunni extremists because no-no she's smiling. She was an israeli shia. That's right so she didn't. She didn't liberal the same time. She was in the more liberal than walk the outlook but she has a country to govern and she thought that if these people can reduce the smuggling of drugs and weapons can actually start to bring back refugees which are a burden on the pakistan economy. And if they can increase the trade and give gun some security so the trade and business can boom. Why not in. It doesn't matter you know it's a classic royal politique. I will ally myself with the devil in no if they serve my purpose so this is exactly what happened. Benazir border decided that the paladin not hekmatyar who was in the darling boy of pakistan in who should be assisted anymore. Because heck matiara for for us. What's taking money but showing nothing for it but these people organically organically proved themselves to be worthy of governing. So this is when the pakistani is i. After six months of initial success by the taliban they went to them and they.
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"Black red bloodshot like in the basic heated and sleep for days and he was angry and he was heading to his helicopter and we were told he is going to salang. from there punchier which has his valley in the north in the northeast that he ended up defending he was throwing another one. How much almost even going into final bullet his his running away and we thought if running away what we do then we will told heck matiara and we have to go to the prime minister office. We went the prime minister palace. And then we saw hekmatyar with a big convoy of black-clad cruises and he was telling us to come with him. he is going to belon- i'm from boulogne. He would mantra defense. Of course he will never mantra defense balon. He will run to iran later. But we didn't know that In a so some of us went with him but forty over said no. we're tired affronting. So the afghan commanders with the heaviest said. Go to barack sarcasm in kabul to the big mud-brick castle in southern kabul which is fairly well defensible. In fact it's it's a it's a royal residence exactly so they said go there in basically look in the take-up Defensive positions and try to negotiate a deal but there. You're you're still. You're still basically terrified of the taliban. You're convinced that if the taliban get you they'll handle the pakistan pakistan will hand you to america or or to saudi arabia. you'll be banged up in a saudi. Prison be tortured. Mistreated scared absolutely. So what happens. Actually when the taliban get to know fortified ourselves inside castle in kabul and then the body bon ino came around and they put their know. deployed the forces around the castle. I could at least accountable one hundred. And then they would with the loudspeaker. They said that they are sending an envoy. Just don't shoot so an invoice came very young man like ino- twenty twenty two and he said you know brothers what nationalities and so. We answered them looking them. In many of us are saudis or kuwaitis of palestinian than some are moroccans. And he said you are honored guest in so basically. Just don't be afraid like what what. Why are you looking to basically nervous here. We said you would hunt us over to pakistan and from that america whatever we have no intentions but let me speak to my commander and come back to you. So he went outside minutes later. Came back and he. My commander is telling you to come out and we give you our solemn oath of a man of security of safety. No one will hand you over to anyone so we looked at each other and we thought looking. I mean if someone is offering us this and the name of a law in that he is swearing it that no one will haunt us over to anywhere and so we came out and you know naturally lacking i mean we started removing are just rigs where we put our rifle magazines. I moved our ak47's and we stopped at a no up putting them. On the dhamma you were surrendering basically dot were surrendering to an enemy. So we'll hand over our weapons. And what did they do. What happened after that was one of the most emotionally charged in experiences of my life. When the polyphonic fights rush towards us picking the weapons and the chest swigs from the in atomic from the floor shoving the weapons back at us and say. Don't you dare surrender. Yana surrendering you are our brothers. Our guests i remember keno. Many of us were in tears when this happened like in the amine really in we were told lies about you guys like i mean..
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"This podcast is supported by mass mutual. Listen to the first episode of the fair shares podcast host and financial guru bullish condie advices a mother juggling pandemic job loss and caring for her son with special needs in the weeks. Since the taliban has taken control of afghanistan there have been a lot of promises in glowing forecasts about what their future will look like this idea that they have changed that they will protect the rights of women that they will refrain from violence and repair relations with foreign enemies but people all over. The world are wondering. How much has changed whether this really is. A new taliban. Griff was in afghanistan in two thousand and two shortly after the us invasion and he saw those first months of what it was like. After the taliban had left there was this mood of real euphoria and joy on the streets of kabul then and a sense of new beginnings. It was springtime but literally felt like springtime in terms of the emotions of the people. When i talked with people in the city they would tell me. This is a country that has been at war for twenty years. But it's over now and we're going to have peace in this country and they were particularly relieved that the taliban were gone because for the people of kabul the taliban were an alien invading force and they were never accepted there by a very large percentage of the people and they were regarded as extraordinarily cruel and people who meted out very harsh punishments and brooked absolutely no opposition and they did not tolerate a free press. They did not allow for women's rights. They persecuted minorities especially the hazara community. The minority shia community of afghanistan. And so when they left and they really and truly were gone they they left the city they left. All cities forgot afghanistan and retreated into the hills There was a sense of extreme relief and optimism about the future so it's been almost two decades since those beginning stages of the war. How has that reputation of the taliban started to change. Will i think for a very large number of guns. They have the same reputation that they always had. They are regarded as as cruel as vicious intent on killing and attacking their way into power. But the taliban have tried to rehabilitate their image in these twenty years. And what you've particularly seen. Since they took over in kabul last week is they have been trying to tell the world. We are not the same taliban that we were before we are different. Now we have changed. We have learned from our last experience in power. And if you have preconceptions about who we are and what we're about we're not dat and that is very much the message that you see emanating from the top leadership of the movement right now the sense that yes we know we have a pretty horrid reputation internationally but it's been twenty years and we've learned a thing or two and are you seeing the international community buying that believing that this is a taliban that is fundamentally different from twenty years ago i think the international community doesn't know what to think very first of all i think that the united states in the west are almost exclusively focused at this point on getting their people out of ghanistan of of evacuating people by the airport. But i think that also they really don't know what this group has an in mind. They don't know what the taliban intend. We spoke last week to a very senior. Us official who had just watched the taliban spokesman give this extremely dramatic press conference in kabul. The spokesman's name is berlin mushahid and he gave this press conference in which he unveiled himself to the world for the first time. He's been the voice of the taliban for years but his face was an utter mystery. No one outside of the the organization had seen his face because in the media appearances that he did it was always covered or blurred and his message at that. Press conference was an extremely conciliatory. One he said we in the taliban. We are going to offer a an amnesty to the people who fought us and opposed us. We are not going to persecute minorities. We are going to make sure that women's rights are protected women who'd be afforded more their rights whether it is at work for other activities women are a key part of society and we guarantee all their rights within the limits of he gave this press conference in which he said all of the things that the international community wants to hear. But we spoke to this. Us official afterwards and he said we don't know what to make of it. The optimistic take is that they really have learned some lessons from their last run in power and they're going to be different. This time the pessimistic take is that this is a group that has fundamentally not changed. They are a bunch of ideologues. They have a very strict very well defined interpretation islam and that it would be foolish to expect anything different so tell people understand this group that is now in control of afghanistan. Can you explain a little bit more about who are the taliban like is this a religious group. Is this a political group. How should we think about them as an entity so the taliban is a little over a quarter century old they were founded in nineteen ninety. Four really they rose out of an incredibly combustible moment and afghanistan's history obviously all forty years Of of afghanistan's recent history have been very violent and combustible. There's there's been almost continuous war that entire time. But the period of the mid nineties was uniquely chaotic and destructive It was a time when the soviets had left there was a vacuum and there was all out civil war in the country and the taliban emerged as a new faction that said essentially. We're going to rise. Above the various factions that are fighting one another and we are going to unify the country under islamic law and we are going to end the corruption. We're going to end the warfare that has completely destroyed the country and we're going to bring security and peace and so what made them so popular like if they were able to get so much control over the country. I mean obviously some people must have supported them. So what were the things that they were doing. That were successful so this was a moment where there was lawlessness in afghanistan and there was extreme corruption. There was extreme Lack of government services of government support for anything. The government basically existed to to fight off other factions and the taliban came and started conquering cities. And saying we're going to bring justice. We're going to bring security. We are going to bring peace and we are going to keep you safe. And in in certain respects they did they brought Security certainly was security at the expense of liberty and at the expense of justice but they promised people we will bring some order to your life and we will bring out of this extreme.
"taliban" Discussed on Post Reports
"As taliban leadership have become the focus of global attention. they've made themselves out to be this kinder gentler version of the group that came before is this. What the hitch up in the donavan. Do not have any positi against any individual. Been the movement in the passage announced. There's all those who have worked for the other side for going on being given amnesty all and though they're saying that they herber no animosity that they'll forgive their opponents. Many of us are wondering. Is this really a new taliban from the newsroom of the washington post this is post reports. I'm martine powers. It's monday august twenty. Third evacuations are continuing at the airport. In kabul on sunday the us military was able to fly out about ten thousand people. Another six thousand people were able to leave on coalition planes but the us is running up against a serious deadline. The united states has promised that its troops will be out of the country by the end of august so a little over a week from now and yet is still a very large number of people who need to be evacuated. We don't know exactly. How many but certainly there are a large number of us. Citizens a large number of afghans. Who helped the united states through the twenty years of us involvement in afghanistan and the united states has an obligation to get each and every one of those people who wants to leave out of there but there is a time limit on it now. Griffin is a national reporter for the post and a former kabul bureau. Chief he says that the us essentially has eight days to continue to run flights out of the country after that. Evacuations will get a lot riskier. The taliban have said that they will not allow the united states to stay after august. Thirty first they will regard that as a violation of the agreement that the taliban and the us made with one another and so up until now there has been a very uneasy level of cooperation between the taliban and the us at that airport where the taliban control what is outside the airport. The united states controls the military side of what's within the airport and the to have in a very general way cooperated with each other not always well not always happily but there has been some level of cooperation and what you could see after august. Thirty first is that the taliban start to take an actively hostile approach to what the us is trying to do there. The us has not finished by august thirty first and so. I think that everyone in the us bureaucracy. In the at the state department at the pentagon is going to be quite desperate over the next eight days to get everyone they can out of there and not risk going beyond that august thirty first deadline. What the taliban will do if the us brake system line is a big question and this is one of many things that us government is basically trying to guess on how willing taliban to follow through on their threats and how willing are they to follow through on their promises. Those are questions that we're talking about with griff today but first a little more about the situation at the airport. Us officials are insisting that american citizens can get through to the airport unimpeded. On sundays secretary of state. Antony blinken said the administration is doing everything they can to bring americans to safety president sector defensive in clear that we will do whatever it takes to get americans home and out of harm's way but but griff has heard from people on the ground is much more complicated. Chaotic is almost not a strong enough word for it. there is no process in place the evacuation was supposed to be an orderly one. There was supposed to be a system for making sure that american citizens that afghans who assisted the americans in afghanistan That other third country nationals. Were were able to leave the country in an orderly way and over the past week. We've seen anything but that day after day. The airport has descended into total anarchy. You have people who thousands and thousands of people have come to the airport. Some of them have been promised to flight out but some of them are just going there because they're so desperate to leave because they have so much fear for what will happen next in their country and you see the americans trying to create an environment where their planes can fly and where they can process people and get them out and you do see in some respects some progress made i think the united states announced ten thousand people had had been evacuated yesterday which is certainly an improvement from where we were but outside of the wire outside of the perimeter of the airport. You still see these very chaotic scenes where people are so desperate to leave. And the taliban out there whipping people and there are gunshots in the air and it is anything but the orderly evacuation that was was promised so for the people who are successfully able to evacuate especially the people who are afghan citizens. Were they ending up. And what happens to them after they leave so the. Us has been taking people to doha cutter and there is a an airfield there where people have been housed but really. It doesn't get a whole lot better afterwards. It it gets better in the sense that it's much more secure. Certainly but but it remains a very haphazard process. You have a very large number of people being housed at this facility and cutter where there isn't adequate access to things.
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"Shit like that All that was brought under government control because they were all a threat to their ideology. Right you can't have people learning how democracy works have people criticizing the government in the paper. You know so. They shut down newspapers. They you know we started keeping records of who's going to religious services They also burnt books and shit That weren't supportive of the revolution. Which once he starts in books burned you know. Just bad sign And you know they started swapping out teachers from the south to the north now. I could see the taliban taking over the news media pretty easily. And i think they're kind of already are right there. I mean they're holding press conferences and shit right so i think they've they've got that unlock the makeup of the taliban like i said before his is just mostly young men An uneducated minute. That's not entirely sure how they would replace things like teachers. I think that would be very difficult for them to do If they were to do anything that would just try as you said to force people into these midrasz and they would need probably outside help to get those funded But if they were to succeed in that that would be obsolete disastrous for the future economy and more so for the you know the kids remember forty. Five percent of them are under the age of fifteen. So there's that now. I could talk a bit more running a little bit long. I can summarize a few additional points big differences between Vietnam north vietnam and the taliban that obviously the the the enemies are are a communist regime. And they you know they basically communist the entire economy so they confiscated all private property in the nationalized. Every business and it backfired really quickly because things like collectivized farmers and not really having incentives on production caused everything to fall rapidly so much so that they were gonna famine. That's probably not going to happen with the taliban because they're obviously not communists in that respect but something tells me that that that the taliban aren't exactly The right people for the job of running a government..
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"And so you ask yourself well. If they're this committed to this sort of medieval interpretation of syria where you're talking about an issue like niqab the full facial vale. Which you know i mean. I'm not an expert. But i think that the majority of islamic scholars agree that a full niqab is not washington. It right it's not essential it's not required and so if the taliban is not willing to be flexible on issues like this where we see all over the muslim world women wearing a simple headscarf. Women becoming prime minister at bangladesh.
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"So we know that soon. After the taliban took over kabul the streets emptied of women. They left their jobs their social lives that freedoms and many have been trapped inside their own homes. Too scared to leave me one. Hope you'll find undoing. Well i am Connected from kabul gun is With the sole much tensions stress and Frustrations we spoke to this twenty nine year. Old woman who Was working in an international organization in the capital. Now as you couldn't probably guess we've decided not to use her name to protect her liable. Startling normal like i was going to this My job and we had meetings. We had confronted We had some discussions on social media raising awareness and also we had some gatherings with our youth groups. We had hungers to have Some Charity works or volunteer works to the society so everything was normal and sadly in a glance or like just Putting an ice and opening it as if retainers change now when she realized that the taliban in kabul she knew this was going to mean for herself and millions of other women. now i'm leaving covered with my parents and siblings family of members. Yesterday i i was in the morning in the city when came home on just one or two hours after that. The news spread in.
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"Inter-afghan negotiations with the elected government of ashraf. Ghani i'm now the fourth united states president to preside over american troop presence in afghanistan to republicans to democrats. I will not pass this responsibility onto a fifth amid rasheed says in its heist to leave the. Us has agreed to a deal. That's lift the taliban holding all the cards. I think the way. The taliban are moving to capture the whole of afghanistan installed themselves involved. I think they have no intentions of doing away with any of these militant groups them. But it's not just kinda de protecting multiple pakistani militant groups that are central asian chinese hold these miniature groups. Many of them are finding the taliban they constitute a real threat to the national community. And the fact is that the taliban have not fulfilled their promise. It was an hundred agreement of the taliban which immediately start controlling al-qaida and these other groups and in fact the last one year the census agreement was made with the americans. None of these militant groups have been apprehended or taken under control or toll to leave the country. They're all active. What exactly did the west will. What did the us get out of that. Deal with the taliban what i think. I'm certainly not saying. I think the. Us made a huge mistake by basically giving away too much. They said they'd release you. Know they released five thousand prisoners. They allowed the taliban leaders to fly around the world and meet with world leaders. They gave enormous concessions to the taliban which were absolutely ludicrous in the light of what subsequently has happened with the taliban are now using those concessions to be able to launch attacks all over afghanistan. I think the us made a big mistake. They lost their bag. Need chimps early on. They announced a withdrawal to fought too early. Which the taliban of course welcomed and the americans are not electoral. Absolutely nothing to log in with. And it's really left up. God president of the government a- show gunny in the doldrums because they have nothing to argue with the afghan president. Ashraf ghani is on record as saying the withdrawal of us. Nato troops has come too soon and afghan forces are already being overwhelmed. The full departure of us forces was to have coincided with the twentieth anniversary of nine eleven. But that's been brought forward to the end of august a power sharing agreement between the taliban and the government of ashraf. Ghani is still a possibility but is looking less likely made a dramatic escalation in fighting. They want to be in the strongest possible position militarily in going to the negotiating table so that they can extract the largest share of power possible from the escon government. You know what's ostensibly a power-sharing agreement but one in which the taliban essentially dominate what do you think is the more likely outcome that there is a power sharing agreement that we end up with a civil war. The ladder to me. A civil war is more likely. I think both the taliban and the government you know nowhere near you know the same page in terms of their demands and their asks what they want the. Us is unable to exercise any sort of leverage on either side. And and of course this withdrawal was unconditional wasn't conditioned on any kind of power sharing agreement. So we have two sides that are unwilling to compromise. The taliban is engaging in violence and so there is a war already going on and it will just intensify given the fact that the us Is out the door. Nato forces are out the gore. What we are going to see is likely a civil war. So what's the future for. Afghanistan should the taliban ashim majority or even full control of the country that talent governments that they invasion putting into face will be radically different from the islamic republic pakistan. Democracy that exists. Now there will be no democracy. There will be no human rights within vision. is islamic rights envision. I'm much more strongly islamic justice system. Of course the current afghan justice system is a mix of sharia and more secular law but the taliban justice system would be purely sharia. We've seen their sharia courts. You would have islamic clerics playing a much larger role in the government. Certainly there would be no elections. Certainly women's participation in government and swells in life in general and in society would be severely curtailed. You'd have no freedom of expression. I would imagine you'd have vast sense of the media and the media has been one of the sectors that's been so vibrant since one is really grown that without all disappear so life in society with would fundamentally change pretty profoundly mr under future taliban government. You've been listening to revision scott wiles technical production from isabella trump piano. You've been listening to an abc podcast. Discover more great. Abc podcasts live radio and exclusives on the abc listen app..
"taliban" Discussed on The Daily
"Roads are just digging up because they were laid by the americans. They say we don't need these so really some one-ton destruction which just sliding to see because there's a lot of effort that went into all that. Let me ask this. What do afghans want. I think every afghan will tell you they want peace. They want peace and security. They want to be able to get the fruit to market. They won't get raised their kids that the people who are appealing to me to help to get out usually saying they're doing it for their children in especially the girls they come back to see them have to sit at home and be robbed of an education just because they're girls so that's the main thing people want. The kids want go to school. The families want to be able to earn a living and have safety and so a taliban win could bring a forced piece but most people are predicting that they weren't because they're trying to take control by force and so the will be inevitably resistance and opposition and so the war will go on. There's no doubt the afghans have been fighting for forty years and the probably gonna fight fo for many more carlotta. Thank you okay. Pleasure great back.