Following the retreat of the U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan, there are two possible directions for the future, according to Helga Zepp-LaRouche. In her weekly dialogue, she said either those such as U.S. General Milley, Sen. Lindsey Graham, and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair -- all of whom are critics of the ending of the war, and are predicting a civil war, which will lead to the redeployment of western military forces -- will prevail, or an alternative, based on economic cooperation, centered on China's Belt-and-Road Initiative, will be adopted. For the latter to occur, she and the Committee for the Coincidence of Opposites have recommended that Pino Arlacchi be nominated to head negotiations with the Taliban.
We have a chance, she emphasized, due to the crushing defeat of the western military alliance by a force of 65,000 Taliban fighters, to reject the axioms which led to this disaster, and act to end the suffering of the people of Afghanistan, and those of other nations which were targeted by the war hawks. We can use the commemorative events of this coming weekend -- including a concert on Friday and a forum on Saturday -- to inspire citizens to join with us to make sure this transformation will succeed.