Failed Afghan War

President Donald Trump signed an agreement with the Taliban affirming a “temporary truce” and a full-scale American “withdrawal” from Afghanistan. After 18 years of war, spending $1 trillion supporting the war effort, and the death of 2,300 American soldiers and more than 150,000 Afghans, America has conceded “defeat.”

America’s “retreat” from Afghanistan has been a long-standing desire. In November 2001, when the U.S. first started its war in Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks, it was predicted: “The U.S. won’t be the victors in this war. As we now examine the facts emerging from this war, we can see unequivocally that the terrorist snake will survive America’s aggression, head intact and stronger than ever.” 

Now, after America’s “negotiated” defeat in Afghanistan, this prediction rings louder than ever.

According to the New York Times, the “peace deal” signed with the Taliban, one of America’s main “enemies” throughout the 18-year failed war, “affirms” that the U.S. will withdraw all of its 12,000 soldiers from Afghanistan within the next 14 months.

According to the Associated Press, immediately after the signing, America will reduce its troops to approximately 8,600 over a period of weeks. However, the U.S. will keep warplanes in the country in case the Taliban renews its “offensive” on the Afghan government, along with a small force to “protect” its embassy.

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley before addressing the troops at Bagram Air Field during a surprise Thanksgiving day visit, on November 28, 2019 in Afghanistan. (Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP)

What did America receive in this deal? “A promise of peace” like so many previous failed ones.

The peace deal calls for “negotiations” between the Taliban and the Afghan government which should eventually lead to a nationwide “ceasefire, though many experts question whether the two parties would ever agree to “share” power. The Taliban, guilty of suicide bombings and rocket attacks against Afghan and American troops, also agreed to not harbor terrorist groups, like al Qaeda, within Afghanistan’s borders.

In essence, the U.S. negotiated with “terrorists” and made a deal with the “enemy.”

The “War in Afghanistan” quickly became a quagmire for the U.S. As expenses and death rates increased, America increasingly wanted out of the miry mess. Nevertheless, no president was willing to completely withdraw from Afghanistan because each feared underestimating the threat and risking another terrorist attack on American soil.

The motivations to stay were largely political. Because of these factors, American presidents have wavered: “To stay, or not to stay—that was the question.” As a result, the War in Afghanistan became one “defined by half measures.”

On Sept. 20, 2001, then U.S. President George W. Bush said that the “leadership of al Qaeda has great influence in Afghanistan and supports the Taliban regime in controlling most of that country.” If not for al Qaeda’s support, the Taliban could not have controlled the government from 1996 to 2001.

When American troops quickly ousted it from power and forced it into hiding, the Taliban leadership fled to the Pakistani city of Quetta to regroup. While there, it received financial and military support from the Pakistani government and al Qaeda.

With international help and a quick victory, the U.S. installed a new government in Afghanistan. But in 2006, the Taliban returned from Pakistan in a ferocious comeback. Within a couple of years, Afghanistan was again in turmoil.

Afghanistan’s economy was in shambles. Its insufficient infrastructure, nonexistent industry and poverty-stricken agricultural community led many local Afghans to blame the newly established government. As a result, many joined the Taliban as “jihadist insurgents.”

America responded with a troop surge in 2009 that peaked in 2011 with just over 100,000 troops in Afghanistan at one time. That year, Osama bin Laden was killed in “Operation Neptune Spear.” A poll later that year found that the majority of Americans believed the U.S. had accomplished its purpose in Afghanistan.

Then President Barack Obama declared victory and ordered a mass withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Troop numbers plummeted to about 8,400 in 2016.

“Power players all over the Middle East were watching carefully as America showed a will to fight, and then quickly tired of the whole affair,” Vali Naser writes in The Dispensable Nation. “Our only goal seemed to be getting out, first of Afghanistan and then the whole region.”

The number one enemy in America’s eyes was gone, and ever since, the U.S. has been “begging for peace.” The American people have simply lost the “will to continue”; they want out of Afghanistan. However, terrorism still runs “rampant” in the desert nation and the real head of the snake remains “intact, and stronger than ever.”

“While the U.S. wants to eliminate terrorism and is becoming much more aggressive in trying to do so, its efforts will fall short. The Taliban is just one tendril of the monster. The real head of the snake of terrorism is likely a potent Middle Eastern country leading a coalition of nations united by radical Islam.”

America claimed that al Qaeda was the power behind the Taliban and the 9/11 bombings; however, recent findings reveal Iran to be the “true source of the terrorist power.”

In November 2019, the U.S. State Department released a report that drew special attention to the “al Qaeda-Iran” relationship. It states: “Tehran continued to allow an al Qaeda facilitation network to operate in Iran, which sends fighters and money to conflict zones in Afghanistan and Syria, and it has extended sanctuary to al Qaeda members residing in the country.”

Later in November, the “Central Intelligence Agency” declassified a large trove of documents from the 2011 raid, during which bin Laden was killed, detailing how Hamza, Bin Laden’s son, was sheltered in Iran.

According to the Atlantic, one 19-page document showed how negotiations between al Qaeda and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Tehran discussed the funding and arming of al Qaeda members to strike American targets.

Several sources agree that evidence suggests this al Qaeda-Iran relationship even goes back two decades, before the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, which Iran also played a role in planning.

While America was busy pursuing al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, the real threat, Iran, was free to continue expanding its military and funding terrorism throughout the Middle East.

We have spent trillions of dollars and our young men have given their lives in the Afghanistan war while Iran is reaping the benefits. This is what happens when you don’t “destroy” terrorism.

In 1994, then Secretary of State Warren Christopher called Iran “the world’s most significant state sponsor of terrorism.” Most sources claim that Iran spends $1 billion a year supporting terrorism; others say this number could be as high as $16 billion annually.

No other nation in the Middle East has the power, determination or resources to be this power. No other nation in the Middle East is as pushy as Iran. Iran is the king of the “Middle East” and the king of “radical Islam.”

On February 26, Al Jazeera wrote, “After Vietnam and Iraq, the U.S. seems to have lost its third major war and the longest of them all.” It has been said after World War II that “the United States has not won any war!” That forecast seems now to confirm that America will not win its war on terrorism.

“If the Iranian leadership were eliminated, the whole Mideast would change radically for the better. Sadly, history shows that will not happen.”

At the time of America’s invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. State Department had listed five regimes that sponsor terrorism: “Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan and Cuba.” Afghanistan was not on the list. America dealt with the effect and ignored the cause.

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By fixating on individual terrorist entities, the U.S. has gone after the pawns instead of the king. As a result, America’s strength has been spent in vain. This catastrophic failure of American policy was prophesied with remarkable accuracy in the Bible.

In Leviticus 26:19-20 it says, “I will break down your stubborn pride and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze. Your strength will be spent in vain, because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of your land yield their fruit.”

“The Afghanistan Papers,” a confidential trove of more than 2,000 pages of government documents, showed the extent of America’s divided approach and its failure to go after the real threat. The reports revealed U.S. Army generals saying, We were devoid of a fundamental understanding of Afghanistan—we didn’t know what we were doing. We didn’t have the foggiest notion of what we were undertaking.” 

One of the generals said that as a result of U.S. bureaucratic “dysfunction” in Afghanistan, thousands of Americans lost their lives “in vain.” Since 2001, more than 775,000 U.S. troops have been deployed to Afghanistan. According to U.S. Defense Department figures, 2,300 died and 20,589 were wounded in action. In the same period, the U.S. spent nearly $1 trillion, according to inflation-adjusted estimates.

All of the effort, money and manpower the U.S. has expended in its 18-year war in Afghanistan has been “in vain” and has only led to America negotiating its own “defeat.”

Our ultimate success will be determined by our relationship with God. If God is for us, we can’t lose. But if God is against us, we can’t win. We should repent and become a true superpower! But even if we don’t change our evil ways, this is all leading directly to the return of Jesus Christ.

That is the best possible news this world could ever hear! This evil world of “terrorism and wars” is about to end forever. It will then be replaced by a world full of prosperity and peace.

Everyone Knows America Lost Afghanistan Long Ago

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