Kabul becomes the second Saigon For The Americans: Running Like From Vietnam

Kabul becomes the second Saigon For The Americans: Running Like From Vietnam

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The United States is introducing 3 thousand new troops into Afghanistan to ensure the safety of the evacuation, which is increasingly beginning to look like a stampede.

History has repeated itself in Afghanistan Image © The Radical Outlook

By Alexander Grishin

Translated by RO

Triumphal march of the Taliban authorities in Afghanistan

Remember in Soviet history textbooks the paragraph called “The Triumphal Procession of Soviet Power”? Indeed, there was such a short period in Russian history. Now we can actually observe the “triumphal march” to power in Afghanistan, banned in Russia, and recognized as a terrorist Taliban movement. City after city fell at the feet of the Taliban, and province after the province passed under their control. Often with the police and government forces. For the latter, this is the only chance to stay alive in the conditions when the Taliban took control of the borders with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. 

However, let’s leave these intra-Afghan showdowns. For any more or less thinking person all these years it was obvious that the power in Afghanistan was based only on American bayonets, and even then mainly in the cities of the country. In mountainous or rural areas, they controlled practically nothing, especially in the dark. The leadership of our country has repeatedly stated that there will be no repetition of 1979 and our troops will not be deployed in Afghanistan. But as for the attempts of the Taliban to leave their country, unpleasant surprises can await them. 

The evacuation of the Americans and the specialists working for them from among the local population, already looking like an escape, demanded a correction in terms of tightening and became completely similar to a stampede. In these conditions, the Americans are no longer up to local translators and “translators”. They are now just to save their own. 

It is much more interesting that the withdrawal of the American military contingent from Afghanistan and the triumph of the Taliban showed the entire inconsistency of American policy in the East. And the point here is not only that after the departure of the Americans, but regimes loyal to them are also falling like houses of cards. The current situation has shown a gigantic degradation of the United States in terms of not even remote, but immediate consequences of their actions. American analysts are now changing their forecasts on the fly, forced to worsen them in the daily, or even almost in the hourly forecast. 

Chef, it’s all gone!

Recall that a few days ago, the Biden administration cautiously admitted the possibility of the fall of Kabul after a period of three to six months after the Americans left the country. Then the forecasts worsened, and three months became the main date for the capture of Kabul by the Taliban. And literally on the eve of the CIA published its forecast, according to which the Taliban will need no more than a month to take Kabul. 

The evacuation of the Americans and the specialists working for them from among the local population, already looking like an escape, demanded a correction in terms of tightening and became completely similar to a stampede. In these conditions, the Americans are no longer up to local translators and “translators”. They are now just to save their own. 

It is no coincidence that the day before yesterday, the still relatively calm US State Department yesterday suddenly called on all Americans to leave Afghanistan immediately. Not some areas that are or may become dangerous in the near future, but the whole country, in which, as the State Department has thereby recognized, from now on there are no safe zones. Moreover, the State Department announced its readiness to relocate the American embassy in this country closer to the Kabul airport. And, according to “The New York Times”, official Washington is negotiating with the Taliban * to secure guarantees of the preservation of the US embassy after the seizure of Kabul. Note, not in the case, not if, but after. 

The Americans are no longer up to the local Afghans who helped them, but also not to the closest allies. British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said, barely hiding his irritation behind the mask of the outward restraint of an English gentleman, that US behavior “creates many problems. And for the international community, what we are seeing now creates great difficulties.” 

The Taliban have not given any guarantees yet. They generally show themselves to be very stubborn and uncompromising guys. But they can still take the Americans into account, unlike the current official Afghan authorities. The Taliban have already said they would not agree to Kabul’s proposal to share power in exchange for a cessation of hostilities. Because in their eyes the authorities cooperating with the occupiers and their representatives are traitors. Besides, what guarantees can there be that the field commanders will carry out the restrictive instructions of the political leadership of this radical movement? 

The last gesture of despair of the Americans is sending to Kabul, in addition to the 650 American military personnel are already there, another 3,000 Marines and Rangers to ensure the evacuation of diplomats and American civilians. State Department spokesman Ned Price assured that the military will be sent to Kabul “with one and only one purpose – to help reduce the civilian presence” of the United States in Afghanistan. 

So what?

At the same time, no one changed any terms for the liberation of Afghanistan from the Americans. Everything should be over this month. For the American military transport aircraft, this means a double additional workload. First, bring this contingent, and then take it out with the civilians. 

In such conditions, the Americans are no longer up to the local Afghans who helped them, but also not to the closest allies. British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said, barely hiding his irritation behind the mask of the outward restraint of an English gentleman, that US behavior “creates many problems. And for the international community, what we are seeing now creates great difficulties.” After all, now Great Britain is forced to send about 600 of its military to Afghanistan to organize the prompt removal of its citizens from this country. 

The Taliban are not the North Vietnamese army, they cannot even be remotely compared in terms of their capabilities, ”said US President Joe Biden and tried to reassure the Americans and their allies. – Under no circumstances will you witness the scenes when people will be evacuated from the roof of the United States Embassy in Afghanistan, it cannot even be compared. 

One thing remains to be understood – whether the Taliban themselves know about this and whether they agree with it. But for the US allies who pin their hopes on them, the lesson taught by the US in Afghanistan is very revealing and instructive. He who has eyes and ears, let him see and hear. You won’t even be sold if Washington’s roasted cock bites in the crown. You will simply be thrown, thrown away as a well-known used product.

The views expressed in the article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect our Editorial Policy


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ALEXANDER GRISHIN Political observer of the TV channel “Tsargrad”.


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