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Afghanistan – Will Taliban victory mark the beginning of the end of the western empire? (Middle East Eye)

David Hearst

When the US invaded Afghanistan on 7 October 2001, the cover of Time magazine proclaimed: “The Last Days of the Taliban.”

Thus began what became known as “the war on terror“, the neoconservative quest to replace the defunct Soviet Union with Islam as a global threat. By December of that year, the UN Security Council established the International Security Assistance Force to oversee military operations and train the Afghan National Security Forces.

Will Taliban victory mark the beginning of the end of the western empire? | Middle East Eye