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The Missing Spiritual Factor In the Afghanistan War

By Ali Al-Hail, October 22, 2009

It's now eight years, since Taliban withdrew from Kabul to the mountains, around it, and outside of it. It's also, eight years now, since the US-led military 'powerful' forces began their efforts to defeat Taliban.

This is now the field truth in Afghanistan. It's not eight years, since the "collapse of Taliban", as the US corporate  media keep saying all the time. The fighting field consistently, shows that, Taliban is far beyond collapse.

Neither did they weaken Taliban, let alone defeating it, Nor did they earn the Afghans' hearts and minds on their side. To the contrary, most of the Afghans perceive these US-led forces as causing the death of civilians.

These  forces possess both, the most ever sophisticated destructive weapons, and the most ever sophisticated monitoring and intelligence equipments in living memory.

Against whom?

Against Talibans, who are capable, according to the BBC of mobilizing in pick-up vehicles, using machine guns, road bombs, and above all a belief that, they fight a holy war for Almighty God, Allah, praise to Him. This makes them, according to an immense number of interviews and documentary programs by global media networks such as, Al Jazeera, BBC, and CNN - determined to defeat the invading forces.

The lack of understanding of this spiritual factor is behind this dilemmatic 'what to do with Taliban' and the quandary, as a whole in Afghanistan.

These forces, must realize that, it's not their monitoring equipment, which know every hidden target, but it is  Talibans, who have been fighting against these most ever existing powerful forces, in modern time.

The recent decisions on the part of US and UK administrations to pour more 'bewildered' troops into the death row in Afghanistan, pressure groups in both countries ought to (if not must) stop such a step. These two administrations, and others are fully aware of the fact that they won't even weaken Taliban, much less defeating it.

Professor, Dr. Ali Al-Hail, Professor of Mass Communication, Twice Fulbright  Award Winner, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Vice-President Of Qatar Fulbright Group, CSR Award Judge, Psychosomatics' lecturer, Management Trainer and Board Member of AUSACE, ASC, IABD, NEBAA, BEA, IMDA and EAJMC American Associations.

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