Why Hadn’t the Afghans Left?

The Kabul Airport bomb happened just hours ago. The crowds were warned to disperse, but many did not — why?

The Afghanistan you don’t see. Photo by nasim dadfar on Unsplash

The unfolding events in Afghanistan are utterly abysmal, and my thoughts go out to every Afghan currently trapped between useless bureaucracy, fleeing militaries (fleeing not from cowardice but from fiat of weak political classes), and terrorist insurgents. There is much we will come to learn in the coming…