WHERE WERE THE TALEBANS?

In the sixties and seventies of the twentieth century, Afghanistan was very different from what it is known today.
It was one of the most modern and modernized countries, as well as one of the most advanced in terms of women's rights, in the South Asian area.
At the time it was ruled by the monarch Zahir Shah, who was the last monarch in the country and promoted a liberal constitution and was opened and influenced by the West.

Following the 1979-1989 war and the struggle between the various warlords as well as the subsequent takeover of the Taliban and the 2001 war, Afghanistan changed completely and became what it is known today.

In this video, originally published by the user 'Farshid Noori' and taken up on the Youtube channel of 'Informazione Consapevole', you can see unpublished images of the Afghanistan of the 60-70s.
Afghanistan no longer exists. Or at least, this name no longer exists. Nobody expected such a quick surrender. The capital Kabul - about 4.5 million inhabitants - fell in a few hours, President Ghani fled abroad, first to Tajikistan and then to Uzbekistan, "to avoid a bloodbath for the citizens," he said; diplomats had already begun to leave the offices in recent days. After 20 years of war, the country returns to the hands of the Taliban.

The new Taliban offensive started in May 2021: in a few weeks the Islamic militias have mowed down everything. NATO forces withdrew, the regular army broke up, no foreign alliance intervened with new peacekeeping missions, or at least a ceasefire. With little fighting, the Taliban regained power with both hands.
These Americans are making a huge mess and have made a huge mistake, making the figure of the weak ones, since in 20 years I have not been able to defeat the Taliban and now they give a lot of giving a damn if women will end badly, after having had 20 years of freedom. No one cares about this, no humanitarian organization, no feminist association, no international foundation? Is it possible that no one cares if so many people are tortured and killed? So what were the Americans doing there if in just one month everything is back to normal and human rights are again outraged?
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai expressed her enormous concern over the return of the Taliban to Kabul, asking every country in the world to allow refugees fleeing Afghanistan to enter. The 24-year-old activist knows what it means to grow up under the threat of the Taliban: when she was just a teenager, in 2012, she was wounded in the head by a gunshot fired by a militant. His fault? Commitment to the right to education for women. "We are talking about progress, equal rights and gender equality - he said in an interview with the BBC - we cannot stand by and watch a country that goes back decades, centuries".

Malala Yousafzai reiterated that every country has a responsibility at this time and asked to open the borders for those who flee, trying to save their lives: some countries, including Austria, have already said they are against welcoming the displaced. In particular, she turned to her country, Pakistan: "I wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, asking him to allow refugees to enter but above all to ensure that refugees, especially girls, have the right to safety and security. 'access to education'. Already on August 15, the day of the fall of Kabul, the activist had expressed his concern for the Afghan situation. In a tweet she wrote that she was witnessing a complete "state of shock" at the advance of the Taliban and that she was "deeply concerned" about the consequences on human rights, particularly those of women and minorities. In an interview with the BBC, Malala Yousafzai once again underlines the importance of education, a powerful tool for women's emancipation. In fact, she asks that girls who are fleeing Afghanistan today can continue to study, perhaps in local schools or camps. "Their future is not lost," he concludes.

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