"You have the watches, but we have the time” - Ancient Afghan proverb
Iran has strong reason to believe that the sudden withdrawal of western forces was designed to create instability and chaos in Afghanistan.
Western analysts and pseudo-experts often confuse their own wishful thinking and Orientalist expectations with reality.
As Iran is literally depicted as illegitimate and derogatorily labeled a “regime,” these “experts” can inform their audiences without irony of the rising “menace” of Iran and the growing threat it poses to regional stability.
the US sacrificed the people of Afghanistan twice: In service of US Cold War machinations, where it introduced Wahhabi terror to the country, then again, after 2001 when it compounded the suffering of the population under the pretense of fighting terrorism
The world is rapidly changing and the US no longer commands the feared authority that it once enjoyed.