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but could not do anything about. The residents of Afghanistan were not permitted to grow as individuals instead they were controlled and indoctrinated into a regime which they abhorred, and this would further lead to the land and people being overrun by a fast growing dominant and controlling figure that further tore Afghanistan apart instead of repairing and healing it. Kunz states in The Paradox of Power and Weakness that:

Individuals who control, regulate, restrain, manipulate, exercise a dominating influence over the situation. Their ambition for power urges controllers to totally take over the action. They do not trust. Only total control guarantees success for the ambitious. (Kunz, 1998, p.66−7)

Kunz’s declaration about power certainly places the Taliban’s