So when the Americans and *ahem* their allies slunk away from Afghanistan last week, what did anybody expect? That people would sit back and watch the Taliban slowly roll up the map, like the North Vietnamese in 1975? The Afghans are - of course - in discussions with a range of possible "new friends" and something quite radical is likely to happen in that geography very soon. Stroke of a pen. Overnight. Only limitation is the imagination of those concerned.
The USA, though often more inclined to rely upon overall might than ingenious diplomacy, was nonetheless once quite adept at this stuff in its own way. What a senile prat Biden is. How much more of the world is he going to allow to be carved up over the dinner table - by other people?