By Hesham Al-Shelwi, a Libyan writer
I wonder about some people who are passionate about the Taliban, which began to control large parts of Afghanistan, the land locked away from a sea port and adjacent to powerful nuclear countries such as Pakistan, China and India, or countries on their way to join this terrifying club.
Since the intervention of the British in the 19th century in this country, through the Soviet invasion in 1978, and the end of the United States’ intervention in 2001 to overthrow the Taliban regime, and this country is the focus of the great border conflict with Afghanistan, or even non-border, since British intervention in 1838, Afghanistan has been suffering from continuous wars, coups, foreign military interventions, and polarization of all local tribal forces, completely destroying this country.
Afghanistan will not be stable because the Taliban will extend its control over it, or because the world accepted the Taliban as a realistic and practical negotiator with influence on the ground. This afflicted land will continue to suffer from local conflicts and an outlet for all external forces to settle their accounts with each other on this land.
Certainly, neither China nor Russia will allow absolute US control near either its borders or its strategic areas of control, and the Pakistani military intelligence has its internal calculations or the balance of power, and the United States for twenty years has made allies on the ground and will continue to support them.
In sum, this country will not rest or settle unless the major countries neighboring it and even those that are far from it but are able to influence it reach consensus.
Afghanistan is an enlarged picture of what is happening in Libya, where the regional and international powers have not yet agreed on an equation for the stability of our country. Thus, we and Afghanistan, will remain as a swing between these powers, either for the same countries or our connection to other files, and it is therefore a complex process after the emergence of new types of conflicts and wars from afar. The major countries have not yet agreed to address issues related to cyber wars and the emergence of epidemics and viruses that shook the economies of the world.
Some may see this opinion as a wave of anger against the Taliban, rather than a sober analysis, and this is right in some aspects, but it is anger directed against the reverence of destruction and destroyers.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Libya Observer