Friday Questions: What Have We Learned from the End of the 20-Year War in Afghanistan?

What does it mean to say that we have reached the "end of an era"?  It's good we are no longer putting U.S. troops in harm's way in Afghanistan.  But was this merely a way of shifting troops to beef up the military deployment to contain and confront Russia and China?  Or is it possible to really end the era of geopolitical provocations, and live in a world committed to peace and economic cooperation?  What the war hawks and proponents of empire fear is that the American people will rally behind a rejection of the policies of the last thirty years, of a "unipolar" world controlled by U.S. military power deployed under City of London and Wall Street direction, and instead restore the American system of physical economy at home, and collaborate with other nations for mutual benefit. 

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  • Adam Slowikowski
    commented 2021-09-03 15:46:48 -0400
    This shift in policy by Biden over Afghanistan is to welcomed. However, it might not be a genuine complete break with the Washington establishment, as Biden still seems to want to continue his anti Russian stance over Ukraine. In the same way he pursued an anti Russian policy in supporting the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, supporting the Kosovo separatists. But this could be the beginning of the end of the insane unipolar imperial vision of the Anglo American establishment, so that a multi polar world of peace, cooperation and economic development can come into being.
  • Stephen P Kaylor
    commented 2021-09-03 11:33:51 -0400
    It’s time to put aside positivist implorations and imperial assertions. Then planners from the U.S., China and other nations could set-up infrastructure projects with a new Afghan government. Thus, cooperation and economic development can grow into a New global Paradigm !
  • Asuka Burke
    published this page in Harley Updates 2021-09-03 10:25:17 -0400