Recently, a Chinese news forum, Globaltimes.cn stated that America’s 20 years Afghanistan war was a total waste of time and resources.
The 20-year war in #Afghanistan launched by US ends like a joke. American soldiers died for nothing. The only change is more people have died and American taxpayers have wasted their money to feed military-industrial tycoons: Chinese netizens”
Some Chinese web users said on China’s Twitter-like social media platform Sina Weibo that “those people who deeply believe in the US never learn the lesson, they just get abandoned by Americans like rubbish,” and “the American 20 years Afghanistan war ends like a joke. American soldiers died for nothing, the Taliban returned, and the only change is more people have died and American taxpayers have wasted their money to feed the US military-industrial tycoons.”
However, a good number of people has criticized this statement and pointed out the positive impacts and achievements America made with 20 Years war in Afghanistan.
Below are some of the achievements of America’s Afghanistan war.
✓Who knows the number of terrorist groups that would have been created by the period in question.
One of the achievements of America in Afghanistan is the end of terrorist groups that would have spruted by the period America stayed in Afghanistan. Without the presence of America in Afghanistan, countless number of terrorist groups originating from Afghanistan would have been the nightmare of the world by now.
✓ Who knows the number of countries and people that would have been targeted and destroyed within the period.
A good number of people knows the activities of terrorists in the world. At least the Osama Bin Laden incident in USA is a raw example.
Without the American Afghanistan 20 years war, many countries and people would have been destroyed in the Osama style by now.
✓ The 20 years American war in Afghanistan has librated the women. Which has made the government now to allow the women to occupy public positions or work. Allowing women to acquire education etc.
Before the America’s 20 years Afghanistan war, the Afghanistan woman was merely a human being without any importance. But the period of 20 years has rehabilitated the Afghan woman. Giving them opportunities to education, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, Freedom of movement, etc.
Consequently, the Talibans have stated that government under them will still uphold these virtues.
✓American war has proven to the talibans that impunity can be dealt with by external forces.
Yes, even if the talibans are ruling Afghanistan, they will thread with caution. Having in mind that external forces can quash their excesses and negatives. No more room for detrimental autocratic decisions that can affect both the country and the whole world.
So, the talibans will thread with caution as they rule Afghanistan.
✓ Above all the primary aim of America was to deal with Osama Bin Laden which they succeeded in doing.