The return of the Taliban to power will be one more signpost of the end of the American empire — and nobody will be held accountable.
Donald Trump might be considered the superpower version of an Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and this particular cult did not come from nowhere, but from a land of growing extremity, a country that now, it seems, may be willing to preside over not just cities in ruin but a planet in ruin, too. Doesn’t that seem just a little extreme to you?
They are the extremists. If you need proof, look no further than the Afghan capital, Kabul, where the latest wave of suicide bombings has proven devastating. Recently, for instance, a fanatic