September 2, 2021 at 5:08 pm #221513
Are they so ignorant of capitalism?
I refer you to this blog post listing their business interests albeit some are run as criminal enterprises
Should we declare Wahhabi Saudi Arabia non-capitalist because of its medieval religion?
We know that Islamic banking practice of no usury can adapt to the rules of capitalist economics.
As a designated terrorist organisation like Hamas and Hizbollah, the Taliban will have difficulty accessing the international banking and trade institutions but as we see from those two, being part of or running an administration is not impossible to do.
The role of Pakistan will be crucial to the Taliban as it always has been.September 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm #221530james19ParticipantSeptember 2, 2021 at 8:21 pm #221534
Well, when the British church expropriated the Catholic Church it produced one of the first original accumulation of capital which Marx considered as the original sin of capitalism, therefore, religion ideology is not the problem to produce surplus value, the problem is how brutal is going to be their administration in order to produce more surplus value, and we know that the bourgeoisie democratic republic would provide certain benefits to the working class versus a despotic society.
In Iran, many Leninist, and anarchists organization are operating in Europe and some are working underground due to the fact that they have a theocratic government. Some of the profits obtained by the Talibans leaders and the Afghans government were produce by the economic exploitation of the working class, money obtained from the USA, and others countries, and profits obtained from the drugs trade
We know that the last country over the earth able to obtain internal and independent capitalist development was Russia and in our present time that would be imposible, in the same way that it would be imposible to establish a socialist society in one single country, a town, and one region, or even in one continent
September 2, 2021 at 11:55 pm #221543
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Mark Sedwill, a former ambassador to Afghanistan and senior adviser to two British prime ministers, said the emergency airlift out of Kabul had only helped “relatively small numbers” and greater pressures were likely to emerge as people fled overland.September 4, 2021 at 6:24 pm #221624
The US collected 4.8 million biometric records in Afghanistan, and people in the USA are complaining against a mask because it is against their freedomSeptember 7, 2021 at 4:42 am #221722
The Taliban would welcome German investment in Afghanistan.
“The German government could encourage its entrepreneurs to come and invest in our country,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said. The Taliban would pave the way for investments and ensure companies’ security, he said.September 7, 2021 at 8:20 pm #221746james19Participant
Not sure if it’s of interest or not.
A Tweet by George Galloway, in which he claims, the same people who oppose taking Afghan refugees, are the same ones who supported taking in people fighting against China’s Government, from Hong Kong.
This is certainly not in the realm of probability.
I liked it? for the purposes of bookmarking it and to share. Can’t seem to find it. Damn
September 7, 2021 at 10:45 pm #221749
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They act according to their geopolitical interests. Thousands of Jews were denied entry to the USA and several ships were returned to Germany and many were killed and they were the same ones who were on the Nuremberg trail hanging and executing German nazisSeptember 8, 2021 at 10:16 am #221762
I see the Taleban have announced a government, “inclusive” in the sense that apart from mad mullahs it includes a few bandit leaders. It looks as if they are going to come unstuck trying to run a capitalist state according to pre-mediaeval laws as well as in the interests of one particular tribe. Serves them right.September 8, 2021 at 10:37 am #221763
Our sympathies have to go out to our fellow workers in Afghanistan who already were suffering and will now not only find their misery continuing but very likely increasing without what miserly aid the previous regime received as the puppet government and client state of the USA.
Those who succeed in escaping the Taliban repression will also face the misfortune of being unwelcomed refugees.
It is a tragedy but if we are to be seen as callous, only one among many inhumanities inflicted by the nature of the capitalist system.September 9, 2021 at 7:42 pm #221818
An informative essay on the Taliban leadershipSeptember 9, 2021 at 8:12 pm #221822
We have an article titled which says that all dictators and world criminals have been ally of the Western Powers, they used them and then they dispose themSeptember 9, 2021 at 9:38 pm #221828
That confirms that he’s just a mad mullah who’s living about 1500 years in the past.September 10, 2021 at 12:19 am #221830
Our socialist peace policy is a simple one.
Whatever concessions or compromises to stop the deaths and unnecessary suffering have to be made, need to be made, regardless of unpalatable, it may be.
Continuing to define the Taliban as pariahs and denying those mad mullahs money, handicaps humanitarian aid to the Afghani people.September 25, 2021 at 6:50 am #222553
The Taleban haven’t changed. They still don’t like woman and have begun discriminating against them. Now they are to bring back stonings and amputations. Listen to this mad mullah.
They are still the “obscurantist savages” that George Galloway (right for once) has described them. Their rule is going to be one of mad mullahs interpreting sharia law in the most brutal way it can be and enforced by bandit gang leaders. We can only hope that they will come to a sticky end sooner or later. Meanwhile as many people as can will try to get out of Afghanistan as soon as they can (their best option).
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