A video that was released on the internet from NRF Commander Khair Mohammad Khairkhah tells the people of Panjshir and Afghanistan that they're not even close to being done with this fight.
It's all too easy to look at Afghanistan as a bloody chapter in American history and move on past it. To me, and to many other veterans who fought in the GWoT however, we spent our youth in the country of Afghanistan. We went there for the sole purpose of killing Osama Bin Laden and rooting out al-Qaeda from the country. We succeeded in that operation, and decisively won every engagement against the Taliban that we took part in, but our politicians still managed to fail on every single front. Blunder after blunder from politicians and individuals in the media made Afghanistan an entirely unpopular war, and the average American civilian lost their stomach for the conflict, causing it to end prematurely, resulting in a total take over of Afghanistan by the Taliban.
While the average American or allied-nation civilian may be able to just move on past Afghanistan, a lot of us are still holding onto that anger, and can't just chalk it up as a failure yet. For our end of the bargain, we didn't fail in Afghanistan. We accomplished every mission that was assigned to us to the absolute best of our abilities. That's probably why I'm still looking at Afghanistan even now, almost half a year after the fall of Kabul. It's probably why I'm searching out members of the NRF on Twitter and following them.
Fortunately for me, I'm in a position here on Funker530 where I have a platform to amplify the voice of the NRF and make their message heard by our audience. Our audience consists primarily of people who also spent their youth in Afghanistan working towards the objectives of ISAF and a free Afghanistan. So, when I share this video, it gets seen and their voices get heard by people of the same mindset as myself. This voice in particular is Commander Khair Mohammad Khairkhah, a combat leader with the NRF in the Panjshir valley.
This is his message to the people of Panjshir and Afghanistan. This is his message to the Taliban.