Abdur Rahman received much funds for agreeing to the Durrand Line. It was
an agreement and not a foreign imposition. My great grandfather wanted a
border with India anyway because he was having problems with Yaghi (wild
and free) Pashtun tribesman, who often rebelled his authority, and so gave
them away to the British to try and manage. So, the Durrand Line wasn’t
imposed on Afghans, as European historians would like to believe, which
serves Eurocentric behavior.
Ungovernable means Afghans eschew attempts at imposed authority from any
sources, including our own. It’s part of being a tribe- self contained
socio-political, economic, military units. No need for additional control
from distant Qandahar/ Kabul. So Afghans are ungovernable by the very
definition of the word. Look at our history. We thwarted any attempts at
domestic and foreign control, except the monarchy knew how to control via
building of kinship with various tribes, e.g. king marrying women from
different tribes created some form of social cohesion. A Hazara leader
could say my grandchild is a prince living in the Darbar, or royal court.
Yes, Europeans, from Russia, British, now Americans, r negative influences
on Afghanistan, only because Afghans didn’t let them control. As my father
says, he wishes the British took over, then we’d be developed. It is the
Afghans who didn’t want this. So here we are today with the insurgency
holding up historical Afghan mythical legacy of thwarting foreign attempts
at control, while the Ghanis, Abdullahs, feeding foreign attempts at
control for own group gain.