Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires

Source: Common Dreams
by Eric Margolis

“The US-led war in Afghanistan looks to be ending, and not a day too soon. America’s father, Benjamin Franklin, wisely wrote: ‘No good war; no bad peace.’ Yet for 20 years, the United States waged all-out war against this small, remote, impoverished state whose only weapons were old AK47 rifles and the boundless courage of its fierce people. In my first book about Afghanistan, ‘War at the Top of the World,’ written after being in the field with the anti-Soviet ‘mujahidin’ warriors, I called them ‘the bravest men on earth.’ Now, some 21 years later, I repeat this title. For the past two decades, the Afghan nationalist mujahidin have faced the full might of the US empire.” (07/20/21)

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/07/20/afghanistan-graveyard-empires