It’s seems even Taliban hates office work.
I feel like screaming “Allahu Akbar” doesn’t really work as well before eight hours of data entry.
The Taliban is an example of “the dog that caught the car.” Now it has no idea what to do with the car.
After kicking the USSR and the USSA out of your country anything would be a letdown.
SS = Surveillance State
The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife’s phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards.
– Edward Snowden
This seems similar to all the documentaries and social work on tv related to soldiers post deployment. Including American/Western. Civilian life is boring. Taliban ain’t so different in that regard perhaps. No one gets used to getting toned down from high stimulating work.
They should all buy farms and be able to run out their excessive energy and thoughts through hard work for peaceful purposes. Such as growing food. Sure beats murder.
I feel sure the USA could help them out with this. Maybe just start a little war somewhere that the Taliban can get involved in and burn off some testosterone. Or maybe they can send some mercenaries to Ukraine?
Anyone else a little skeptical of this story given how long the Taliban ran Afghanistan before the war? I guess their new generation will take a while to adjust, but still.
Most of those guys got the crap bombed out of them.
I think those were different dudes running a different country.
I sort of wonder how many of the old bureaucrats are still around, though. Quite a few, I suspect. They wouldn’t have been the ones getting bombed or shot, really.
Maybe. The Taliban are a bit unconventional. They were in a fight for their lives there for a bit.
The ones who were old in 2001? Not sure.
Anyways, I could definitely see the young guys being given jobs as spoils of war. What else are they gonna do? Someone needs to run the country, but in the grand spirit of civil service a lot of people need to sit in offices on payrolls, too
Don’t blame them , red tape and office work defeats me too. Soul destroying. I guess there are perks in Afghan to bring a civil servant, like company 125cc motorcycle, freedom to carry your AK to the office, prayer time, free food, but the western civil servant probably gets it better , free train pass, tea breaks, watches porn when having nothing to do, can make visa applicants life a misery just for fun…