The strategic situation of Afghanistan is also its curse, historically as well as today. The term “war by proxy” very much belong in the valleys and mountains of this vast country of 32 million inhabitants. Many are the countries with vested interests in keeping control – or at least keep others from controlling Afghanistan. From 1979, when the Soviet Union invaded through the following civil war, the Taliban rule and the american invasion, up until today – tens of thousands have been killed and many more maimed and wounded.
And the killing continues.