The answer is, “No.” There will be some sort of peace process between the Afghan government and the Taliban, perhaps as part of a new deal to help end the war. But if the Taliban takes over again, this time in Afghanistan, there will not be any negotiations or even peacekeeping efforts with the Afghan government because the Taliban has said it will join the peace process. So, will the Taliban take over Afghanistan back to the old days?
This can only be guaranteed if the United States and its allies are really willing to work with the Taliban to help rebuild the country. And this means that there will be no terrorist group in charge. What the Taliban wants is to stay out of government, at least for now. However, if they take over a significant area in the country such as the city of Kunduz, for example, this would be a real problem for the government and the international community. It is possible that other groups of terrorists might start operating in this area, given that the areas are quite near many Pakistani military bases.
Is that what the Taliban wants? Is it an advantage for them? No, it’s not. They simply want to stay out of the spotlight so they don’t get targeted too much. Just as al Qaeda has done in recent years.
So, what can we expect in terms of the future? We may see the remnants of al Qaeda and remnants of the Taliban running around in the country. Of course, there’s also the question of how long these groups will be able to operate in Afghanistan. In terms of fighting, they probably won’t last more than a few months. After that, they will be completely eliminated.
What will happen then? When that happens, what comes next? Is Pakistan going to keep tabs on these groups and deal with them accordingly? What about neighboring countries?
Some people say that if these groups continue to operate, there will be infiltration by the Taliban and others. This could lead to war. Will the United States be involved? It’s possible that we’ll get into that at some point. What do you think?
There’s no reason for the United States to get involved right now. We already have troops all over the world. And they’re not doing very well. For an operation to succeed, they need to be completely ready and capable.
So, what do you think? Should the United States start providing more troops to help Afghanistan? Should the United States start training local forces to fight the Taliban? Should the United States work to create a more friendly government in Afghanistan? If so, what comes next?