Mr. Rashid's theory reflects a more abysmal picture for the future of Afghanistan. Does it mean that all educated Afghans will now have to reach out to the triumphant Taliban (in their office in Qatar) to attain an approval certificate of for their work?
Islam is a life-affirming religion and a religion of love that has no space for those of "God's warriors" who are committed to death. Still, within the last 24 hours, at least six were killed in an explosion at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan.
It is important to recognize that the apprehension of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar wasn't a result of military force, but of intelligence gathering by the military and CIA, in close cooperation with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence.