The US came to Afghanistan to stay, the same is true for all its war theaters by occupation and/or installed puppet regimes serving its interests.
Afghanistan’s troubled history goes back centuries. John Pilger explained that “no country has been abused and suffered more, and none has been helped less than Afghanistan.”
If hell on earth exists, it’s headquartered in Afghanistan — with many global affiliate locations in the modern era, largely because of endless US wars by hot and other means.
For centuries, Afghans endured what few can imagine. Marauding armies besieged cities, slaughtered thousands, and caused vast destruction.
In the 19th century, Afghans were victimized by “great game” struggles between imperial Britain and czarist Russia — a time of endless war, destruction, occupation and human misery, continuing from then to now, notably post-9/11.
Wherever the US shows up, endless wars and mass destruction follow, the human toll of no consequence.
According to Gideon Polya,
“the horrendous carnage of the (post-9/11) US War on Terror (launched in Afghanistan caused) the deaths of 32 million Muslims abroad (by violence or imposed deprivation) and the preventable deaths of 27 million Americans at home inescapably linked to the fiscal perversion of committing to a $7 trillion long-term accrual cost of killing millions of Muslims abroad.”
The true cost is likely three-fold or more higher because of unaccounted for multi-trillions of dollars by the Pentagon since the 1990s.
“Bush, Obama and Trump are indeed American-killing US presidents,” Polya stressed, adding:
“(S)erial war criminal (Trump warned) that “no place is beyond the reach of American might.”
“The US-imposed, 4-decade Afghan Holocaust and Afghan Genocide is to continue under more draconian rules of engagement.”
Since the 1990s, Polya estimated six million preventable Afghan deaths, millions more refugees, an entire population emmiserated, largely post-9/11.
Since US aggression against North Korea in 1950, he estimates around 40 million preventable deaths and tens of millions of refugees.
Since WW II, the US invaded or otherwise attacked “52 countries.”
“American exceptionalism means that the US is disproportionately involved in…existential threats (to) humanity” — notably possible nuclear war that could destroy all life forms on earth.