BREAKING NEWS!塔利班上台了!

今天(週日)下午五點左右的時候,正悠閒的躺在床上刷手機,偶然看到Twitter上新聞說阿富汗喀布爾正發生銀行擠兌,銀行的現金都沒啦,紛紛關門停止營業(Saw large crowds in front of banks in kabul. People trying get out money. A run. Told banks are now closed by an Afghan journalist. He’s on bike going from one to the next. All shut. @RichardEngel),好奇阿富汗怎麼了,不是上週才看新聞說美國撤軍嘛?怎麼感覺塔利班就要勝利的節奏了?然後就看到一條昨天的消息說塔利班已經快速掌控了阿富汗除了首府外的所有關鍵城市,正在向首府喀布爾(Kabul)推進(The Taliban now control all major cities in Afghanistan with the exception of the capital Kabul @spectatorindex)。哇,怎麼突然這麼迅速就把整個國家大部分地區都控制下來了,想說首都淪陷是不是也近在眼前了,結果就看到半小時前新聞說,塔利班已經兵臨城下了(Afghan officials say that the Taliban have entered the outskirts of Kabul @spectatorindex)。馬上跟朋友分享這一突發新聞,還討論說看要多久才攻下來。誰知道過了大概半小時吧,又刷到一條新聞,說是塔利班已經進入總統府與阿富汗政府談判了(Reports that Taliban are currently negotiating with the current authorities in the Presidential Palace in Kabul @spectatorindex)。事態發展得太快了,真是讓人措手不及。

真是太快了,我才開始看新聞半個多小時,歷史的車輪就毫不留情地向前轟了一里地。

Twitter上各種消息爆炸了。

Spokesman of #Taliban just announced that they will temporarily permit women leaving houses in #Kabul. Despite that, the women must cover their faces all over #Afghanistan. If they don't, they will be punished. @BabakTaghvaee

#Taliban has not only ordered women to cover their faces in public and to not exit houses without guardian, they have also started removing every single sign of women's freedom across #Afghanistan. Images of women are being painted on the wall of a wedding hall @BabakTaghvaee

People have been fleeing the Afghan capital city Kabul in their cars, causing long queues of standing traffic https://bbc.in/3CP1mW8

Citizens are leaving Afghanistan's capital #Kabul after #Taliban had announced its takeover of the city.  @AlArabiya_Eng

還記得911事件的時候還在學校上課,回家看新聞才知道這個事,然而小小的電視屏幕裡播放那個畫面看起來就好像是災難電影一般,讓人無感,也可能是當時的我還未接受社會的毒打。

PLAY "911 ATTACK EVENT" ON YOUTUBE

後來認識的一些朋友有當時在現場附近大樓的,都說當時十分恐怖和驚慌。

在911之後,因為塔利班包庇美國認為的罪魁禍首本拉登,美國就迅速組織軍事力量進行打擊,進而開啟了長達數十年的阿富汗戰爭。

在2021年的今天,這場戰爭似乎終於要劃上終點了?

我就這麼再一次見證了歷史了?

對美國目前的行為,許多人都說是當日西貢淪陷的再現,他們不斷發出“Saigon”的消息,啊,這段歷史不了解。

塔利班攻入城市後首先去監獄釋放犯人的行為被很多人拿來跟蘇聯當年釋放集中營的相類比,也是不了解這段歷史。

對塔利班政權上台的消息,阿富汗女性們紛紛發出瑟瑟發抖的信息。因為塔利班是一個嚴格執行伊斯蘭教義的組織,他們規定婦女必須戴上頭罩在監護人的陪同下才能出門,不許女性接受教育和外出工作等,否則將接受懲罰。而他們的懲罰又是古老的嚴刑峻法,什麼公開鞭笞、絞刑、亂石砸死等等,讓人懷疑現在是否是21世紀。太可怕了。然後看了一個BBC記者對塔利班的採訪,更覺得可怕了。

Play "Life inside a Taliban town as insurgence in Afghanistan continues - BBC News" on YouTube

現實再一次狠狠地告訴我們,沒有什麼權利是天然就有的。今天能夠舒舒服服的躺在家裡的床上吹著空調刷著手機,是因為有很多很多的人去抗爭,去為你為大家爭取來的權利。這抗爭通常也帶著血。

Pray for women, girls in Afghanistan.

Y Cheung
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