Taliban Case Study

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From what started as setting score right for The Al Qaida attacking the US in 2001, lasted long and lost its goals. The US was successful in driving out Al Qaida ,who were in hiding, protected by The Taliban. They also successfully removed the Taliban from power in Afghanistan. The US and other international forces came together and started nation building in Afghanistan, which led to the establishment of a corrupt government leaving public to revolt and seek help from the Taliban. Even though the government has improved some of the problems like girl education and medical conditions, they have largely failed to bring stability in the country thereby leaving people dissatisfied. Thus, the Taliban fought their way back into the country.
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They wanted to gain political power and have the authority to make decisions for the country. Their views on what is abuse and violence differ substantially from those of international law, since they are broadly based on what is allowed in Jihad and appears to be more stringent. They wanted to redress whatever harm had been done by them before they were overthrown in 2001. This says a lot about their intentions to become a force concerned with people’s interests and politically strong. However the religious, ideological and national motives were not the only driving force to sustain the existence of the Taliban. They sought to maintain high discipline within their own ranks which can be witnessed by the facts that they would throw those into the Helmand river who were not willing to fight for the cause. There have also been evidence of the Taliban soldiers resorting to drugs so as to keep them stimulated. Therefore, these suggest that threat and intimidation were among other forces driving the Taliban. They used terrorism, extremism and excelled in guerrilla warfare. They used guile and trickery as means of fighting the enemy which in most of the cases turned out to be beneficial to …show more content…
They, however, stressed that they were not a part of the government in Kabul, so how could they enforce the action of delinking Al-Qaeda from Afghanistan. The Taliban argue that Osama bin Laden was invited by Mujahideen regime whom the Taliban overthrew from power. They further claim that their ideologies are very different from Al-Qaeda’s and that they had no idea about the 9/11 conspiracy that they hatched.
The Taliban are not educated in western ways and rely mostly on Islamic teachings that speak of legends and myths, what they learn from these they combine with guile and deceit with a realistic and idealistic approach. Their teachings are aimed to give them wisdom if not make them advanced technologically unlike the International troops. These wisdoms have been passed on since a long time through teachings and writings. Therefore, there is a great difference in the way they think. Their ways are more simplistic and at the same time raw and abstract. This makes their moves unpredictable and

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