Hell-like living conditions are the reality of the new Kabul


Garbage piles in the city, sidewalk dung, and armed guards on the streets hand out beatings — welcome to the new Kabul.

Afghanistan, the former modern capital of the growing middle class, has literally entered the Dark Ages as electricity was cut off at night and 4 million people entered the Dark Ages. This is life under the Taliban after being acquired two weeks ago.

“They are trying to save electricity. Why do they need power at night? It must be dark,” said Afghan businessman Nacelle Wajiri, confusing the Taliban’s thinking. “There is a curfew at night. I can’t go out at night. There are Taliban people in every corner and I’m telling them to go home.”

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If the power shortage is not bad enough, the population now has to fight slow or non-existent Internet services. Afghanistan is primarily a cash country and residents buy monthly cards at stores for internet access. The card is no longer available and banks don’t have the money available for people to buy the card, the Taliban said, adding that the Taliban want it that way and can’t document anything.

Lack of money International trade Inflation is rampant as it has stopped. For example, rice bags have almost doubled, Mr. Wajiri said. No trucks deliver goods on the street.

“Everyone is scared — who is going to import into a terrorist state?” Wajiri said.

The acquisition is a cruel reality for many who grew up under the freedom of Western influence, especially for women who have to wear burqas and cannot go out without a male family.

“If you look at Kabul now, it’s trash. There’s trash everywhere,” said Wajiri. “”[The Taliban] Animals — Go to the toilets on both sides of the street and smell the whole city.One man [portable] The toilet, and he had to be beaten and get rid of it. The Taliban said, “We must do this in a natural way.”

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The state of Kabul is reminiscent of what the US military discovered in 2001 when it occupied a city destroyed by the Soviet invasion in 1979. According to retired Brig, the streets were torn and littered with debris and sewage while the power grid and water systems needed to be rebuilt. General Don Boldak served in Afghanistan.

“I can close my eyes and smell and see it. I know exactly what’s going on there today,” he said. “It was a nuisance. It was a major health problem and a humanitarian crisis.”

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