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Israel is the role model for liberation movements of the post-colonialist era

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30.08.2021

The end of US and allied military presence in Afghanistan underlines a huge development in international politics: the end of western colonialism. Western colonialism is done, over, never to be heard from again.

The idea that the West can invade a country and change its regime should have died with the Vietnam war, but it resurfaced with the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Both wars turned out to be failures that cost the West billions of dollars and killed and maimed (physically or mentally) many allied soldiers.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that the US, France, the UK, and other Western countries will never again send military forces to fight abroad. They will. But they will no longer do it for the purpose of changing regimes. They will do it only to defend themselves and to protect their interests.

The Republican party will try to gain political mileage out of this, but the end of Western colonialism was heavily favored by their own president, Donald Trump, who negotiated with the Taliban and agreed to withdraw US troops. Trump correctly understood that most Republicans no longer want to send US soldiers to die abroad to save someone........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)


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