We need to be stronger

This story, and specifically what the Taliban commander says (from 1:48 to 2:04) is why leaving Afghanistan is wrong, why the last twenty years of less-than-all-out war was wrong. These beings cannot conceive of negotiating, do not want to live in peace with people who think differently. Their ideology says that the only conceivable outcome is for them to dominate the entire planet, for everyone to think like them, act like them, believe like them. So, this is the other war (first, of course, we have to keep from dying due to climate change).

I don’t care what your god creature says to you, but if you—in following those instructions—think they apply to me, you have overstepped. And clearly, those religious zealots think their religion applies to me. It does not. This is why I continue to fret.

The quote, for those who can’t see the video (which is 5:39 titled “CNN gets access to US military base seized by the Taliban”), is: “It’s our belief that one day, Mujahideen will have victory, and Islamic law will come not to just Afghanistan, but all over the world. We are not in a hurry. We believe it will come one day. Jihad will not end ’til the last day.”