The Defeat of the Taliban in Afghanistan

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As a coalition, these invading countries and states wanted to make it possible that the Taliban era should end and to paralyze all the al-Qaeda operations in the area, ("Afghanistan-control-of-us-special-forces-in-Afghanistan-a-step-toward-accountability-mar-17-2010"). The war is mostly referred to as the War in Afghanistan. It has largely affected not only the economic state of the country but also the political structure. In this essay, the focus will be directed to the reasons why even after the invasion of United States, the war didn’t stop. Discussing the effects of the attack of September 11, 2001, to American attitude towards immigration, ("Timeline of the U. Taliban organized and initiated insurgency to the government and ISAF in 2003 and since then, they have been waging wars all over the country, ("Timeline of the U.

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S. War in Afghanistan"). The strategies that the Taliban have been employing the exploitation of weak points in the government which corruption is stated as one of them. Though in 2006, ISAF responded to the attacks by increasing the number of troops to counter-attack the insurgency that was being induced by the Taliban, ("Afghanistan-control-of-us-special-forces-in-Afghanistan-a-step-toward-accountability-mar-17-2010"). The best plan they used was to exploit the weakest point of the government. Afghanistan has ranked top in corruption the world. Taliban were bribing the topmost leaders who came to help in waging war, ("Afghanistan-control-of-us-special-forces-in-Afghanistan-a-step-toward-accountability-mar-17-2010"). A feature of new wars that stands out in the Afghan Civil war is that it was never between Afghanistan and another state, not even when the Soviet Union sent troops in 1979 to fight the Mujahideen resistance.

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In fact, whenever a foreign power was involved it was to back up and support one of the fighting sides, such as the USSR supporting the Afghan socialist government militarily, and the US, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia supporting the mujahedeen resistance. By then, al-Qaeda had claimed to be responsible for the 9/11 attack of 2001, ("10. The Organizational Theory beyond Afghanistan"). The inversion of Iraq in 2003 was also a part of the plan of paralyzing Taliban government and distracting the operations of the Al-Qaeda. The effects of the 9/11 attack are the ongoing war in Afghanistan, which after several years of fighting the al-Qaeda, the war kept on growing and their effects multiply. Immigration and deportation is the main impact of the attack. The Taliban committed atrocities including the oppression of women and the genocide of Hazara Afghans or ethnic cleansing of Shia Muslims depending on the readers’ outlook.

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The invasion of Afghanistan and overthrow of the Taliban was also justified under humanitarian intervention. Impact of 9/11 on the Economy of United States US trade faced hardships and setbacks after 2001. Not only was the United States affected after 9/11, many countries trading with the US also experienced changes in trade. Canada and the US faced a significant decrease in bilateral trade with one another. Unfortunately, people did not see the changes they wanted as quickly as they hoped, so support in the government and its policies decreased. After the attacks, Americans bound together as one and stood tall and strong as a country. Social changes soon took place and America wasn’t a whole country. People began racial profiling and grew a strong hatred for the Muslim population.

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With the thought that all Muslims were terrorist, American’s felt threatened in their own country and working together became much different. The factions of the Mujahideen and the Taliban were not fighting to promote a certain ideology, but they were rather religious fundamentalists who were fighting for to preserve and enforce their Islamic identity. The inversion of Iraq in 2003 was also a part of the plan of paralyzing Taliban government and distracting the operations of the Al-Qaeda, ("10. The Organizational Theory beyond Afghanistan"). The civil war in Afghanistan resulted in large-scale violations of human rights to a great number of civilians. Apart from indiscriminate bombing of cities such as Kabul that killed thousands of civilians, there are countless instances of mass violations of humanity, such as the massacre and mass rape in Afshar in 1993 where hundreds of women were raped and killed, along with civilian killings.

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