"They love authority and control, it's in their culture."
Hahaha. Okay, I'll just believe this because you say so.
I suppose their parliamentary democracy was thrust upon them from outside sources as well then?
"As for militias vs regular modern armies... The Taliban defeated NATO."
The Taliban "defeated" NATO? So the Taliban now rule Afghanistan? I must have missed something in the news...
If you're referring to our lack of a clear victory in Afghanistan, that had more to do with commitment on our part which is why citing a foreign occupation is a bad example. Syria is a prime example. Libya is another good example, those people were getting butchered by artillery and air power before our air strikes began.
If civilian militias can't defeat third tear armies fighting for their survival how will they fair againts first tear? I mean, think about it. How would that play out? Would it be like the 80's movie Red Dawn where a bunch of Americans with rifles savage the Soviet Army?