Q:Hey! Your blog is beautiful! I just saw your post about when you were in Afghanistan. I know this probably sounds stupid but what is so special about it? I'm not asking that in a condescending way, because I want to go there so badly. I already feel like I belong there, I just wanted to ask you about it since you've already been.
did you just ask me whats so special about my homeland
An Afghan police official walks to investigate the scene of a suicide car bomb explosion on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, April 14, 2011. The suicide car bomber detonated a truck of explosives covered in wood at a government compound in Musayi district, about 40 miles south of the Afghan capital, according Daud Amin, deputy police chief in Kabul. Six members of the Afghan national security forces were injured. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
Afghan anti-war poster.
From Alexander the Great nearly dying from an archer’s arrow in the Konar Valley in 327, to the 1st Afghan War in 1842, where only a single soldier returned of the 16,500 British and Indian troops sent to take Kabul, to the Soviet Empire in the 1980s, and now the United States—Afghanistan is the Graveyard of Empires.
Even Genghis Khan was forced to put up 1,500 miles of still visible Mughal torch-light signal towers Calcutta to Bukhara to deal with the impossibility of conquering the area. For thousands of years imperial hubris has been humbled by the brutal mountains of Afghanistan.
Gen. Victor Yermakov, a former Soviet commander in Afghanistan, summmed up this by quoting Babur, founder of the Mughal dynasty that ruled much of central Asia in the 1500s: “Afghanistan has not been and never will be conquered, and will never surrender to anyone.”
what makes you think the United State’s occupation will be any different than the other failures of previous empires?
after all, The Afghan willnever be defeated.