From a country that had a stable, socialist and secular government which delivered for the people even two decades ago, Afghanistan now resembles a laboratory of infinite carnage presided over by neocolonial terror-technology. Imperialisms in retreat always inflict terrible blows on subject populations. The half-starved and maimed people of Afghanistan are a testimony to this. While the Pakistani government allows a proxy war by the US regime of occupation to rage within its borders, the Indian government offers full support to the sole superpower and ignores a deadly byproduct of the ongoing genocide: the radioactive effects of depleted uranium used on the Afghans that have been carried into the subcontinent by air. In this climate of sickening obsequity to the imperial overlord, Pragoti presents a perspective from last year by Tariq Ali on the historical dimensions of the gigantic tragedy unfolding in that country at this moment.