Insurgency maintains control in Afghanistan
When the Taliban insurgency can’t be snuffed by killing off the leadership, what might one conclude? Just maybe the people in the region, the grass roots, truly like the Taliban as they just might be the Taliban!
Maybe Afghanistan is like Iraq. It needs states. Just as the Kurds maintain a degree of autonomy in a “United Iraq,” the Taliban need Talibanistan in Afghanistan.
“"Fighting in Afghanistan is like hitting coals with a stick, it just spreads to other places," said Delbar Jan Arman, who as provincial governor is trying to stave off the Taliban advances. "It will continue."”