For Chile, September marks a month of losses. It is also, however, a reminder of a remaining option, and one that has not yet been realised to its full potential.
Unfortunately, rather than acknowledge what their pre-9/11 interventionism produced, the Pentagon and the CIA doubled down and used the 9/11 attacks to invade Afghanistan and Iraq. Those interventions were followed by interventions in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere.
Russian interference in 2016 is nothing but a fairy tale that members of the CIA tell little intelligence agents as they tuck them in at night.
Afghanistan’s geography is a double edged sword. Being in the exact middle of the Old World has made it a target for conquest over and over again.