Fmr. Afghan Minister: It Was Clear For Years The Taliban Would Take Over

Posted on AllSides September 3rd, 2021
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Afghanistan’s former Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal said he was not surprised the Afghan government fell as quickly as it did. During an interview with the Associated Press, the former Afghan official stressed Afghanistan’s government was not a western democracy, especially while it was under the rule of Ashraf Ghani.

He went on to say, “particularly in the past seven years under President Ghani, we also had a semi dictatorship, a monopolization.”

Zakhilwal added the Afghan people had little to no allegiance to their government after years of rampant corruption and...

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