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Taliban Calls China “Friend”; Beijing ‘Prepared to Invest’ in Afghanistan

Taliban Calls China “Friend”; Beijing ‘Prepared to Invest’ in Afghanistan
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Afghanistan mirrors US evil acts, contrasting China’s goodwill: Global Times editorial

Afghanistan mirrors US evil acts, contrasting China’s goodwill: Global Times editorial

The pain that the US brought to Afghanistan has ended, and a new page is unfolding in the country. It is still uncertain whether there will be a civil war or a reconciliation in Afghanistan, and it is also uncertain what will bring the country together from a mess.

China urges Taliban to denounce terrorism

China urges Taliban to denounce terrorism

The situation in Afghanistan is getting more and more complicated as both the Afghan government and the Taliban, which are fighting each other, are making diplomatic efforts to win support or understanding overseas as the US and its allies leave a huge mess in the country and in the region, and China is paying efforts to stabilize the situation and prevent any potential crisis that could impact regional security.

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An unconditional 'conditional' surrender
An unconditional 'conditional' surrender
July 16, 2021

Beware friends bearing gifts, esp. the Taliban sort. Or in a pinch, deploy Reagan’s famous saying that he plagiarized from the ancient Russian saying: ‘doverai no proverai’. Trust but verify.

It’s catchy either way but in Russian, it rhymes. So clever, those Russkies.

gte
gte
July 16, 2021

Who is the Taliban? They were created by Pakistan with US/CIA funding by recruiting from Madrasa schools in Pakistan to bring Afghanistan under a single ruling government. The US funded and trained the Mujahadin to fight against the Russians and when the Russians left the country descended into factional fighting where one war lord fought against another for territory and power. The US wanted to bring oil and gas from the Caspian Sea through Afghanistan to Pakistan therefore bypassing Russia altogether. Back in the late 1980s George W. Bush even entertained the Taliban at his ranch in Texas.  The Taliban did… Read more »

Eddy
Eddy
Reply to  gte
July 16, 2021

It really amazes me, that people have already forgotten all the above. No wonder the World is in such a mess, if they don’t pay attention to what is going on around them. I wish the Afghan people all the best and hope they can salvage something from the mess NATO and the U.S. has done to their country. After such treatment, who would blame them for turning their backs on the Western World entirely. Good luck to them, I hope things work out with China assisting them.

Fleeting Fancies
Fleeting Fancies
Reply to  gte
July 17, 2021

Exactly, so an entrenched cooperation between Pakistani generated Taliban and Saudi generated wahabite salafists or Iraqi sunni generated ISIS salafists might very well be ‘highly unlikely’.

Or at least, one would like to think so.

Then again, the wild card is how the US could still manage to screw it all up, considering a good many Americans can’t differentiate between a turban wearing Sikh and an al Qaeda terrorist. I assume a good many in Congress share that defect.

Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
Reply to  Fleeting Fancies
July 17, 2021

Defective or not, America will still try to ‘militarize’ the Taliban to their own purpose.

Tiberius Pantera
Tiberius Pantera
July 16, 2021

Remiss not to mention the impending (oxymoron) civil war.
Turkey recruiting Syrian mercenaries to guard Kabul airport to protect CIA heroin export to fund blackops.
The Taliban didn’t win. They had the time on their side. The others were looking at their watches.

The Turkish Connection
The Turkish Connection
Reply to  Tiberius Pantera
July 17, 2021

Given Turkish traits, I assume they’ll be doing their best to monetize the heroin trade.

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