Afghanistan Failure, Vietnam 2.0

Lawrence Edward Hinchee
4 min readFeb 14, 2022

The break down of security and safety for the citizens of Afghanistan has me concerned. As I watched bodies fall from the airplane on Monday, it brought to mind another tragic day, September 11. I have many friends from that area of the world, whose families are still there. Today, a military cargo flight with 823 passengers took off from Kabul, now departures are halted because the refugee centers are full.

I could sit here and say it was a failed policy of the current administration and it is. But when you decide to pull out of a country, take your military hardware with you. Don’t leave it behind for the enemy. Those who have helped us as interpreters, and provided intelligence now hide in fear. We also left behind information on those who helped us and their addresses, which the Taliban is using to track down those who have helped the United States. Why are they hunting them down? Well they aren’t giving amnesty to them, they are killing each and everyone by beheading them.

The purpose of this piece is not to criticize another person’s religion or to put down any religious belief. The only way we are going to rid the world of those who think that terrorizing women and children is the answer is wrong. A five year old boy should be playing with his teddy bear, not beheading it as a practice for when he gets older. I have empathy and sympathy for the citizens of Afghanistan. Now I fear for the ones who helped the United States and feels abandoned by us. I heard the all too familiar phrase the other day when asked about the people falling off the airplane, the response was that was four to five days ago. Basically at this point what difference does it make.

There are several things I worry about in that country. In a Muslim Country, homosexuality is forbidden. The gay men that are caught, get thrown from the roof top. I fear for my LGBTQ brothers and sisters as the Taliban has said they intend to drop walls on them. I am worried about the Christians who live there and will have to pay a tax just to live as second class citizens. How does the world stop this behavior? One thing is don’t count on the United Nations for any assistance. They support the radical regimes.

The best way to combat this is for world leaders to publicly condemn this aggressive behavior. Second impose sanctions on them…

Lawrence Edward Hinchee

I am a published author. Book Titled Silent Cries A Memoir. I am a writer, photographer and author. I write under the pen name Brent Seheult. I also read a lot