“The Taliban has no experience in delivering or maintaining existing state services, such as electricity or water, let alone tackling complex issues like setting macroeconomic policies. The immediate effects of the financial squeeze saw cash liquidity in Afghanistan drop, driving up inflation – including food prices, resulting in immense hardship to the population.
If the Taliban continues to engage in purges of non-Sunnis and implement regressive Sharia laws like public hangings and mutilation, educated Afghans will continue to flee the country, thus provoking a new brain drain. International actors will maintain sanctions on the Taliban and perhaps even intensify them. The new government will also struggle to find jobs for the many now-unemployed soldiers of the Afghan security forces.” SF
Comment: Maybe Leprechaun Joe can give them some of the money we are currently withholding … No? Well then, let the Taliban rot in the Middle Ages where they belong. The Afghans will rot with them? Yes. They should have fought harder for their country. In the meantime the resistance fire can be stoked by people like me and TTG, cheap at the price. And then there is Pakistan … pl
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