JUST A MOMENT THERE!!! I never said anybody was fighting for our freedom in Afghanistan, I’ve said from day 1 we should not have gone in. This Ian guy is an imposter. And I love conspiracy theories so much I even think a couple of them might be half true.
Seriously, Bush’s coalition of the willing (the willing? Nobody asked me, I was never willing.) were always going to get their arses kicked. Alexander the Great in around 350BC was the last to conquer the majority of the country, The British Empire when it was the greatest military power on the planet got our arses kicked, the Soviet Union hung around for a while but achieved nothing while the Turks, Mongols and everyone else just failed embarassingly.
But we should ignore the embarassment factor, it was always about money and power, oil is one theory, another is that there are large lithium deposits in north east Afghanistan near the border with China. Cobalt reserves could be another motive for trying to install a puppet government in Kabul. Both of these are essential to processes involved in making EVs, which all western governments have totally committed themselves to, regardless of the fact that China controls most of the known reserves of both.
It could be a completely diffferent reason of course. We will only know the truth after the elites get what they want.