Recent rioting in Kabul after
military vehicle collided with civilian vehicles killing dozens has highlighted
once again the dilemma facing the imperialists. Resentment at the presence of
foreign troops is growing among the people as Taliban activities also spread.
With Iraq as the focus of world opinion, Canada, Germany, France and Italy are quietly conducting an imperialist war in Afghanistan. The recent deaths of four Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan highlight the need to oppose the intervention.
Marx explained that in the long run capitalist society would either be replaced by Socialism or it would degenerate into Barbarism. The situation in Afghanistan is a living example of what Barbarism means. In this interview, held on March 22, 1998, Afghan socialists explain the situation in their country after the victory of the Taliban.