Thursday, August 19, 2021

Juntos Saldremos Adelante

In The Spectator this week, Ahmed Rashid writes...

The last time the Taliban took over, there were three phases. The first was public relations: promising to end corruption, deliver food, services and all the rest of it. Then came the second phase: public mismanagement, economic disaster, food shortages and a drug crisis. The Taliban was just not ready to govern. Then the final phase: all-out conflict with the public — Sharia punishment, beheadings, hand-chopping, and the subjection of women. 

Hand and head-choppings aside, this does not sound so markedly different from one of Guatemala's time-limited, quadrennial mis-governments. 

No comments: