Friday, July 29, 2016

Afghanistan on the Brink of Disaster

For Beyond 50's "Political" talks, listen to an interview with Nasir Shansab, the author of Silent Trees: A Novel of Afghanistan." He was once one of Afghanistan's leading industrialists until he was forced to leave in 1975. In recent years, Shansab has returned often to view the country's struggles firsthand. He'll talk about the opportunity to rebuild Afghanistan has been squandered, and America is losing the war. Since the fall of the Taliban in November 2001, Afghanistan has not evolved into a functioning state. Democracy never had a chance to take root. Without exception, the country's elections were rigged, allowing the worst elements of society to rise to the top. Warlords have retained their power. Institutions have stayed weak and ineffective. The government is infested with corruption and nepotism. Endemic corruption, utter lawlessness, and government incompetence have pushed Afghanistan to the brink of disaster. Tune in to Beyond 50: America's Variety Talk Radio Show on the natural, holistic, green and sustainable lifestyle. Visit and sign up for our Exclusive Updates. *Produced and syndicated by Joy and Daniel Davis of Beyond 50 Productions. **JD449:080213

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