PressTV-‘US might continue Afghan war for centuries’

An American political commentator and journalist has warned that the United States has no plans to end the war in Afghanistan and might continue it for centuries.

Stephen Lendman, a Chicago-based author and radio host, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV while commenting on the Taliban’s warning to the United States.

The militant group on Thursday warned the United States it would face the same fate as the Soviet Union in the 1980s if it did not leave Afghanistan.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that US forces face “humiliation” and could “learn a great deal” from the experience of their Cold War foe.

“Take heed from the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan and abandon thoughts of testing the mettle of the already proven Afghans,” said the statement issued on the 39th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of the country.

The Soviets pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, ending a decade-long occupation and…

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