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Default 03-20-2017, 01:02 PM

Genghis Khan emerged from the Hindu Kush into the Kabul valley
and made a detour to Parwan in order to inspect the battlefield.
Thousands of Mongol bodies were strewn in the valley, sometimes in
large clumps, decomposing; but instead of being angry the Khan calmly
walked with Shigi Kutaku around the field, explaining to him what
he had done wrong. Although under Genghis's leadership the Mongols
were unused to defeat, the Khan himself, while in his younger days as
Temujin, had seen both sides of battle and knew well how a young
commander could get into trouble.
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At Ghazni, Genghis learned of Jalal al-Din's retreat and led his
army in a full-scale pursuit, the men not stopping for food for two
days. In the mountains, a one-thousand-man Afghan rearguard was
overtaken and crushed. After a race across the Punjab, Genghis caught
up to Jalal al-Din at the Indus River, just before the prince was able to
cross. The Mongol army was weary and much reduced by the march
but it probably still outnumbered its opponent. Some say that each
Mongol flank rested on the river in a half-moon formation, Jalal al-
Din's forces standing in the center, their backs to the river. The
Afghans had their left flank along a ridge.
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Default 03-20-2017, 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Firdousi View Post
We lost. I am not in denial. Persian culture has suffered a cultural genocide in Central Asia and in the Indian Subcontinent due to our own weakness.

Well Gengis Khan didn't want to invade Khorasan. It was our st*pid Shah who killed Gengis diplomats. Khawrezm Shah was in decay anyway. Too much inter fighting.

Iskander faced huge resistance in the eastern provinces. Spitamenes (Sogdian), Satibarzanes (Arian), Bessus (Bactrian) fought bravely. But the thing is good times make weak people, bro. Same thing happens now in the West: they are weak due to high life quality. Believe it or not same thing would happen to Pashtuns.
How very true my brother. My father ( may Allah swt bless him) used to say the same. He used to say that you can't defeat Pashtuns by force. One way of defeating Pashtuns is to give them luxury- that will eat away their fighting spirit. Take them away from stones and mountains and they will be defeated.
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