Starvation Spreads – Biden’s Biggest Disaster Spreads!
(DailyVantage.com) – August 30, 2022, marks the first anniversary of the embarrassing final withdrawal of US troops. Since the West departed Afghanistan, the war-torn country has steadily reverted to old ways at the hands of the Taliban regime, despite promises to honor a more “open, inclusive Islamic government.” Now, perpetual fear and hunger are a way of life for many.
Under former President Donald Trump, the United States and the Taliban signed a peace agreement dated February 29, 2020. It promised to withdraw troops within 14 months — by the end of April 2021. The Biden Administration delayed the withdrawal.
Despite the United States’ efforts to democratize Afghanistan, this goal was never truly realized. That became abundantly clear upon the Taliban’s swift takeover. Before US troops even finished withdrawing from the country, President Ashraf Ghani fled, taking large sums of money with him. There was no resistance against a return to complete Taliban control of the country as the terrorist regime took Kabul, the capital city.
Return to Fear
It didn’t take long for the old Taliban ways to set in, despite promises to the contrary. The group promptly disregarded promises to ensure women and girls could work and obtain an education. The government ordered women not to leave home without a male chaperone and to cover their bodies completely from head to toe, leaving only their eyes visible.
Yet, women aren’t the only ones in danger. Former government workers or those who fought alongside Afghanistan troops for democracy found themselves immediately in the Taliban’s crosshairs. Many have gone into hiding, but that hasn’t stopped the terrorists from beating and torturing family members to hunt down the “traitors.”
With all eyes on Ukraine, Afghanistan is falling by the wayside, and the Taliban is getting away with more radical restructuring of day-to-day life.
Starvation Is a Real Concern
In addition to unbridled fear, the sudden lack of Western financial aid threw most of the Afghan population into poverty. The US froze billions of dollars in assets.
Following the Taliban takeover through the end of 2021, income per capita decreased by more than a third, which meant the risk of starvation increased. Many families couldn’t buy food.
Now, a year later, there are even more issues, including the war in Ukraine, which is leading to food scarcity. Likewise, global inflation has driven prices up, so what food is available costs more. According to Jawed, a former prosecutor who spoke with NBC News, “the victims are Afghan poor people. Common people.”
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