Partly, it seems, the war in Afghanistan, against the Taliban is about perceptions. Who perceives they are going to win? Who is actually going to win? It is almost a horrible comparison, but war, is a little like sports in certain respects, except in war, death is more of a statistically likely potential. Then also, arguably, war has more political and social implications than sports.

I hope peace rains violently on to the region. I hope this manifests as a lack of killing and death and a manifestation of calm and happiness on everyone. Perhaps that is unrealistic at this point. Perhaps eventually however, that is inevitable to a certain degree, on a certain level. Oh well; time shall tell.