The foreign fighters never had the country to begin with, it was endless war, endless revolt against the endless lies to feed the endless greed which produced these events.
A brief history of the empires that were broken in the Hindu Kush.
“Afghanistan is a notoriously difficult country to govern. Empire after empire, nation after nation have failed to pacify what is today the modern territory of Afghanistan, giving the region the nickname “Graveyard of Empires, ” even if sometimes those empires won some initial battles and made inroads into the region. If the United States and its allies decide to leave Afghanistan, they would only the latest in a long series of nations to do so. As the British learned in their 1839-1842 war in Afghanistan, it is often easier to do business with a local ruler with popular support than to support a leader backed by foreign powers; the costs of propping up such a leader eventually add up. The closest most historical empires have come to controlling Afghanistan was by adopting a light-handed approach, as the Mughals did. They managed to loosely control the area by paying off various tribes, or granting them autonomy. Attempts at anything resembling centralized control, even by native Afghan governments, have largely failed.”
Update August 27th, 2021
The Biden Admin incompetent War Hawks definitely fucked up the withdrawal, though. They had months and months to plan then execute but instead, what? Woke fiddlesticks? Total fucking idiots.