‘It’s horrible to watch’: US veterans on seeing Afghanistan fall to the Taliban

Source: The Guardian

CIC non-resident fellow Said Sabir Ibrahimi spoke with The Guardian about his experience as an Afghan refugee and the mistakes of various actors that led to the current situation of instability in Afghanistan.

“For Ibrahimi, there were many failures along the way. The United States, Pakistan, Iran and other foreign powers have used his country as a site for proxy warfare. There was corruption in the Ministry of Interior Affairs, corruption in the Ministry of Defense, corruption throughout. Opium production has transformed Afghanistan into a narco-state. “Blame goes all over the place,” he said.”

Read the full article at The Guardian here.

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