Predictable people are predictably being critical of Milley who said today:
Milley: There was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days
but I believe him. A whole bunch of hidden backroom deals made in big cities across Afghanistan to switch loyalties should the time come? Would we have known about that? Could we? It wasn’t a scenario.
That level of grassroots organization routinely catches authorities off guard as it did here. It was supposed to be secret and it was. And it worked. They switched governments like a flip of a switch in a way the USA and Germany and England couldn’t have predicted. The mistake was thinking others waited for our say so. But they got their own lives to lead and know that this kind of thing is just how things go around those parts.