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warlords, some of which trading with the US government. Ironically enough, this provides a certain amount of stability in the region.

I wouldn't call that stability. After both the Soviets and the CIA pulled out, the warlords first conducted a terrible civil war. That civil war was kind of ended by the Taleban, which conquered most of their territories. Then the US let the warlords back - but they conduct their own fiefdoms, their soldiers are no better for the population than the Taleban (in fact, some Afghanis say, worse: by allowing free reign of common criminals), clash with each other ocassionally - and all the while the Taleban conducts a guerilla campaign, lately with Iraq as the model.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Feb 28th, 2006 at 09:56:52 AM EST
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