MANDATORY QUIZ ON THE TALIBAN

1. The Taliban will win the war in Afghanistan because:

A. They are fighting for their country against the foreign invader.
B. They have already won.
C. They present a more compelling moral and ethical choice than their adversaries.
D. They have an inexhaustible supply of manpower, the support of foreign states and a refuge in Pakistan.
E. All of the above.

2. Afghanistan was last conquered by a foreign invader in:

A. 329 B.C. by Alexander the Great.
B. 1382 by Tamerlane.
C. 1849 by the British.
D. 1989 by the USSR.
E. None of the above.

3. The Taliban eradicated opium production in the areas they controlled in:

A. 1990
B. 1996
C. 2000
D. 2011
E. 2016

4. Sun Tzu said: “No nation ever benefited from protracted warfare.” This applies to:

A. The Vietnam War, 1962 – 1973.
B. The first Afghanistan (proxy) war, 1979 – 89.
C. The Iraq War, 2003 – present.
D. The Afghanistan war, 2001 – present.
E. All of the above.

5. The Taliban are bad guys because they:

A. Deny women basic rights.
B. Harbored Osama bin Laden.
C. Both of the above.

6. The Taliban are good guys because they:

A. Are defending their country against the foreign aggressor.
B. Are not corrupt, compared to their warlord/American puppet adversaries.
C. Promote national unity.
D. Place the interests of their country ahead of the interests of foreigners.
E. All of the above.

7. The Americans are good guys in Afghanistan because they:

A. Promote the rights of women.

8. The Americans are bad guys in Afghanistan because they:

A. Have reduced whole areas to an incinerated wasteland.
B. Have turned a bunch of Islamist fanatics (the Taliban) into anti-Imperialist freedom fighters.
C. Have turned a blind eye while their stooges have made Afghanistan the leading opium producing country in the world.
D. Operate by intimidation and corruption, under the guise of promoting democracy.
E. All of the above.

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