Did he fulfill his destiny? I would say so. He lured the US empire into a series of failed wars which embarrassed and humiliated the US ruling class on the global stage, undermined the empire’s legitimacy, and contributed to internal fracturing as well. His goal was to repeat what the mujahideen did to the Soviets in Afghanistan, i.e. lure them into a lengthy guerrilla war which results in not only military defeat but internal political collapse. The US has a lot more resilience than the USSR between it is on its way.
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