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US Empire Finds a Friend in India

On his trip to New Delhi this past week, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and his band of rabble-rousing State Department officials met with India’s Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. The two diplomats spoke fondly of the blossoming US-India partnership and reiterated their shared commitment about how "no military solution" can fix the conflict in Afghanistan.

"I think it’s also accurate to say that there is largely agreement among most countries… and certainly a rejection of the proposition that military force is the way to define the future of the country," Blinken said in his remarks to the press after the closed-door meeting. "There’s only one path" to international recognition and legitimacy, the secretary noted — "and that’s at the negotiating table." "Taking over the country by force and abusing the rights of its people is not the path to achieve those objectives."

Blinken, of course, was not referring to the current Afghan government. He spoke only of the Taliban and the sweeping territorial advances which they’ve made against the Washington-backed regime in recent weeks. Among the 426 districts, the Taliban now controls approximately 212, mainly those in northern, rural areas which border Pakistan.