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Russian Reaction On NATO’s Decision To End Its Mission In Afghanistan

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Russian Reaction On NATO’s Decision To End Its Mission In Afghanistan

MARJAH, Afghanistan (June 28, 2010) Seabees, Marines, Soldiers and members of the Afghan National Army take a tour of an area surrounding a newly completed Mabey-Johnson Bridge project. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ace Rheaume/Released)

We bring to your attention a part of the briefing by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, which concerns the NATO’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. This fragment clearly demonstrates the shift in Russian diplomatic language. Formerly, even criticizing the United States and its allies, the Russian Foreign Ministry chose neutral language whenever possible, trying to soften the edges. The most inconvenient facts were often left “behind the brackets”.

Today, they proclaim sharp statements and critical comments, pointing out all the major mistakes, failures and crimes committed by the Western allies. Perhaps such a change in rhetoric will not help to improve the climate of international relations. However, what is certain is that the audience worldwide will get a more complete and objective vision of what is happening, uncensored, as it is or as it is perceived by critics of the supporters of the new global order.

NATO’s decision to end its mission in Afghanistan

International media space is devoting substantial attention to ending NATO’s mission in Afghanistan. This topic was on the agenda for many years. As you remember, US presidents either withdrew or built up contingents there. We are now witnessing another stage of monitoring what is taking place.

We have noted NATO’s decision to withdraw its contingent from Afghanistan; this decision was announced following a similar statement made by Washington.

As we understand, the 20-year presence of NATO troops is ending in Afghanistan. Launched under the slogan of fighting Al Qaeda and the Taliban movement sheltering it, the military campaign evolved into state development efforts in this particular Asian country. Western analysts admit that the Alliance’s Afghan mission can be described as abortive. Although experts and journalists are entitled to their own opinion, we would like other analysts also to make their assessments. It would be important to hear a report about long-term efforts by the relevant contingents at the UN Security Council that had issued the relevant mandate.

According to the most modest estimates, after two decades of confrontation, the Taliban control over 50 percent of the country’s territory and continue armed struggle with the government of Afghanistan. According to UN data, despite Al Qaeda’s diminished potential, this terrorist organisation still has its cells in 11 Afghan provinces. In conditions of NATO’s military presence, Afghanistan accommodates ISIS, a new global terrorist threat that now has around 4,000 militants in the country. They regularly perpetrate terrorist attacks, including those carried out in Kabul.

A deplorable situation has taken shape in the sphere of drug fighting. During NATO’s presence in Afghanistan, the area under opium poppy plantations has expanded more than 20-fold, to reach 163,000 ha in 2019. Afghanistan accounts for over 80 percent of the global opiates market. According to UN data, 24 out of the country’s 34 provinces produce narcotic drugs.

Despite multi-billion injections that exceed US allocations for postwar European economic rehabilitation under the Marshall Plan, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan remains one of the poorest Asian countries, with one of the highest worldwide corruption levels; and at least 33 percent of the country’s economically active population is unemployed.

Billions of dollars, allocated for training the personnel of Afghan law enforcement agencies, have been squandered. Ten years into the infamous campaign, the United States was forced to admit that there is no military solution to the Afghan problems. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed or crippled during this period of time. Many of them became victims of indiscriminate NATO attacks that the Alliance cynically describes as collateral damage (this is what they call people!), and tens of thousands more were forced to flee Afghanistan in search of a peaceful life. So far, Afghans comprise one of the largest refugee groups seeking asylum in Europe.

While leaving the country, the United States and other NATO members promised to continue supporting Afghan law enforcement and security agencies. It is a big question whether they will manage to accomplish this because, over a period of the past 20 years, the Alliance has failed to establish combat-ready local law enforcement agencies capable of independently defending the country and maintaining law and order there.


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  1. NirKon says:

    This is all nothing but a smoke and mirror show to hide the fact that it’s American PMCs that are mostly runnng ops in Afghanistan. Privatize to the military industrial complex ain’t that the American way?? There are about 18,000 of them in Iraq. So, Taliban just keep killin’!

    1. Ewan says:

      Time for the Taliban Mullahs to put a price on Erik Prince’s Head.

  2. shylockracy says:

    Putin’s Zioterrorist business US/NATO/EU partners to keep counting on his leadership to ensure smooth coordination with Russia on globalist issues. And China too.

    About the elephant in the room of the 9/11 Zioterrorist self-attacks that justified the Afghanistan invasion, all that are at the top of the globalist pyramid are to remain silent.

    1. Lone Ranger says:

      Hi Shlomo…
      How is the weather in Tel-Aviv…?

    2. cechas vodobenikov says:

      schmuckocracy confuses her BLM/LGBT village with civilized peoples

  3. thomas malthaus says:

    If the US is leaving behind nearly 20,000 Special Forces, contractors, and special operators, then this isn’t a withdrawal.

    I’m expecting Joe Biden’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination any day now. An award in Mother Teresa’s name isn’t far behind.

    1. Assad must stay says:

      hopefully they are forced out

      1. thomas malthaus says:


        A not-so-random strike on an Israeli nuclear facility might change the calculus, but I’m probably wrong.

      2. Oliver Eitel says:

        why let them get stuck there….so they can not do shit somewhere else….it will be their grave anyways….hehe

        1. Assad must stay says:


    2. shylockracy says:

      The terrorist Ziocorporate globalists of the US/NATO/EU aren’t about to lose any business, much less laundering drug money and hiding it at treasure islands in the Caribbean.

      Putin might rake in some free publicity opening Russian airspace to NATO planes returning to EUkraine and the rest of Europe and start negotiating Nordstream33.

  4. May 1st is the deadline, the Taliban isn’t gonna wait and resume attacks, and Biden is gonna stay, same story from the same playbook

    1. The Objective says:

      Until you factor in that the U.S could use the Taliban to wreck havoc on Iran.

      1. Concrete Mike says:

        Taliban dont give a crap about Iran, they are defending their home and the Pushtun people.

        Not everybody in the middle east prostitutes themselves to the west like you do!

        1. The Objective says:

          Don’t get angry over what I said man. It’s actually a possibility. Do you think the Taliban will do nothing if Iran were to support Shiite militias of Afghanistan? Iran did this in the past, and it is very likely to do it again.
          Afghanistan’s top officials have warned of a bloody civil war should the U.S withdraw. Shiites will be the leading forces against the Taliban who will seek to root out Shiism in Afghanistan no doubt. Do you think Iran will stand idly and watch while the Taliban uproot any remnant of Shiism in Afghanistan? I don’t think so.
          Iran may likely offer covert support and refrain from sending even the Qods forces. Suppose the Taliban retaliates directly against Iran for this? The Saudis may encourage such an action. Taliban would want to deter Iran from fueling the conflict. What better way than to make Iran pay for it?
          Like I said in an earlier comment, Iran would be wise not to pick a fight with the Taliban. They can talk to the Taliban and get them to ease up on the Shiites. But I doubt the Taliban will agree because Shiite militias never disarm, and the Taliban will rightly view them as a major threat to a Taliban government in Afghanistan.
          I don’t know what will happen, but I’m sure that the Mullahs must be careful not to invade Afghanistan or launch attacks at the Taliban, otherwise the Iranian regime will fall without Israel or America firing a single shot.

          1. Ewan says:

            This has already happened – Shiites were attacked and massacred. Whether or not Talibs were involved is a matter of speculation. Iranian military wanted to wipe them out, Soleimani stopped them. That was before the US invasion of Afghanistan. Iran wanted to work with US to wipe out the Taliban. US rebuffed Iran. Iranians realise better the devil you know.Stability for the region means Iran – Pakis – Talibs all work together.

          2. The Objective says:

            Yeah, for the sake of Iran, the Mullahs should work according what you comment here. They wanted to work with the U.S to overthrow the Taliban? They ACTUALLY worked with the U.S to overthrow the Taliban. Soleimani spearheaded that mission. Iranian commandos were deployed in Herat and other provinces alongside U.S special forces. Iranian commandos were connected with U.S forces via American communication gadgets. They fought alongside the U.S until the Taliban government was overthrown, and they helped America during the occupation. This was why Taliban’s leader at the time called Iran a second Israel for the Muslims. Iran did everything it could to help America destroy the Taliban, but this failed in the end. The Taliban today are stronger than at any point since 2001. It was only after bush included Iran in its axis of evil that the Iranian regime scaled back its cooperation and began edging closer to Taliban.

            Iran is still cooperating with the anti-Taliban Afghan National Army (ANA). The ANA is currently Taliban’s biggest and immediate enemy. I have no doubt that the Taliban will defeat the ANA once America withdraws. Every single U.S., Russian, and European analysis I’ve read about this predicts a bloody civil war in Afghanistan that will end with a Taliban takeover of the country.

            What is unknown is whether Iran will get involved and try to stop the Taliban. I don’t think so, but the Mullahs can act crazy at times.

            My biggest worry is the presence of ISIS. Not only can America use ISIS to destabilize Iran (I don’t really care about this), but it can use ISIS to shed a lot of blood in Afghanistan in the hope of slowing down the Taliban. ISIS appear to be better fighters than Shiite militias.

          3. Ewan says:

            There is little evidence to suggest that Iranian military actively assisted the US Inside Afghanistan as a fighting force although not beyond belief. Pakistan betrayed the Taliban (the defacto government)and Musharraf literally threw them under the bus. By allowing the US to stage an attack on Agreed that the Mullahs violently oppress Sunnis inside Iran and Soleimani ran an anti Sunni resistance campaign in Iraq that preceded the advent of ISiS since it is widely acknowledged that it was the pmf inside Iraq that out down the Sunni uprising, not the US surge. By the same token, Gulf monarchies and Saddam violently suppressed their Shia populace and still do till this day. It’s time for regional leaders to realize that the future does not lie with colonial powers but to shove the shia sunni rivalry into the dustbin and rid the region of the already ailing ex hegemon and it’s mini me state occupying Palestine, only then can there be progress for the long suffering people of West Asia. Iran is in the cross hairs but it is the only viable , credible and real threat against the european ghetto rats in Palestine. That issue can be solved in a single war and that war is long overdue.

      2. Ewan says:

        Not in the Taliban’s interest. Iran has made overtures to Taliban as well. Both nations want stability and Taliban will not be the US handmaidens. While talks were happening, Taliban were fighting continuously-never trusting forked tongue Yankees.Taliban are, as before and always will be, a Nationalist movement with hardly any regional aspirations although 40 years of continuous war has created a fantastic asymmetrical war machine. Would be great to use them for an invasion of Occupied Palestine in the upcoming war against ZioStan.

        1. The Objective says:

          It’s certainly not in Taliban’s interest to fight Iran. In fact, a peace agreement with Iran will work to the advantage of both. But here’s the problem: The Afghan Shiite militias trained by Iran and Iran’s radicalization of the Afghan Shiite population.
          For any peace to last between Iran and the Taliban, Iran must get the Afghan Shiite militias to DISARM and be obedient citizens to the Taliban government. Iran must also discourage the Shiite population of Afghanistan from any rebellion and also cease its Shiite evangelical mission targeting Afghan Sunnis.
          I don’t think the Afghan Shiite militias will obey Iran’s orders to disarm. So, a war between the Taliban and these militias is almost certain to occur. What Iran can do in this case is stay out of the fight, or even better, support the Taliban to reassert control and stabilize Afghanistan. Instability on Iran’s borders (with ISIS in the mix) is the last thing the Mullahs want right now.

          1. Ewan says:

            We’re on the same side. But the Mullahs hatred of sunnis is matched by gulf monarchies suppression of their shiite populace. This has got to end. The regions biggest enemy isn’t israel, it’s the illegitimate hereditary gulf monarchies that need to be stamped out of existence once israel has been taken care of permanently. I have no doubt that the Taliban will eventually assert full control over afghanistan and that they were and are the legitimate rulers. Corrupt Pakistan is between a rock and a hard place of its own making. The three have got to forge a regional security pact to counter India and rid the region of US and israeli imposed violence and I believe Iran’s combination of hard and soft power capabilities are sufficient to accomplish the liquidation of the european ghetto rats

          2. The Objective says:

            You’re right that the monarchies of the Gulf are a major problem for the region. It was their fatwa that brought America in the middle east. These monarchies are not only a problem for the middle east but for the entire Muslim world. they prop up dictators like Sisi and plan coups in Muslim countries ONLY.
            But you must understand that these hypocrites and murderers are not representing Sunnis at all. They are an evil lot and I pray that hastens their destruction.
            The Iranian regime too has cased a lot of suffering for millions in the region. Personally, I don’t think the mullahs can resist the temptation to arm and support Shiite militias against the Taliban.

      3. Unfortunately that could happen, straight from the CIA playbook

  5. Tommy Jensen says:

    One more announced withdraw. Do people really still believe in the bs?

    1. Steve Standley says:

      Answer: No.

  6. Steve Standley says:

    They’re not going to leave a CIA cash crop. around 20K contractors and intelligence personnel. Just like the CIA has been verifiably involved with cocaine trafficking from central and south america to the US, the CIA is undoudtedly making hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars on opium coming out of out of Afghanistan. The CIA is a cancer on the world.

    1. Concrete Mike says:

      Our afghan brothers will exterminate these CIA dogs.

      What a coincidence that after NATO had control of the poppy field, north america was FLOODED with cheap opiates and doctors gave em out like candy.

      15 years later…look at where we are at now!

    2. Robert Ferrin says:

      You mean from our base in Colombia to the C.I.A. air strip down below Miami and from there thru out the whole U.SA.

  7. johnny rotten says:

    They will never leave, they should first consolidate a network of drug traffickers capable of surviving their eventual departure, taliban intransingence will be the decisive factor for the fate of Afghanistan, if the Taliban destroyed the cultivation of Opium the Westerners would find some excuse for Return to mass, for the CIA opium is still a payday.

  8. The Objective says:

    So what is the meaning of this article? It promises a lot at the beginning but delivers nothing. What is Russia’s official position in Afghanistan? I’ll guess the Russians and Iranians will not be happy with the U.S pulling out. Because the Taliban is an avowed enemy of both nations – especially Iran. The Iranians are welcome to try and contain the Taliban or bring their Shiite forces to Afghanistan to face these Sunni warriors. We’ll see who Allah gives victory.

    1. Ahson says:

      Evidently, as has been witnessed over the last decade or so, the ANA is quite capable of handling the talibunnies all on its own. Neither Iran nor Russia have any forces in Afghanistan…….There is no need. Busted asss pakistan is cornered via the FATF/ IMF ball and chain…….lol…..they can’t make a wrong move no?……lol……in this context, this works out great for Russia/ Iran no?…..lol

    2. Ewan says:

      No need to ‘see’ who God gives victory. “Graveyard. of Empires’ is an axiom of history. Pentagon war whore Condi Rice was proven wrong when she claimed no such axiom existed. Ultimately it was the Taliban who prevailed , not her gangbangers and mercs. America walked into Afghanistan the world’s only hegemon. It leaves as a second rate power, defeated by 7th century barefooted tribesmen. Ditto Russia,Britain. But it is the nature of White racist arrogance that nobody learns. Perhaps Iran will.

      1. The Objective says:

        Yeah, hopefully, Iran does learn form this and tries to live in peace with the Taliban. The Taliban will strive to control all of Afghanistan I guess.

  9. The Objective says:

    The U.S, Israel and Saudi Arabia can overthrow the Iranian regime through the Taliban. Here’s how this can happen:
    1) America pulls out of Afghanistan, cuts all or much of its financial aid to the Afghan government and wait for the Taliban to take over.
    2) A war starts between the Taliban and Shiite forces backed by Iran (Iran already offered the Afghan government these Shiite forces)
    3) Things get really hot and some Iranian forces covertly deploy to Afghanistan. The Taliban finds out and starts killing Iranian IRGC and Qod forces in Afghanistan.
    4) At this very point, the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. start shipping missiles covertly to Taliban to weaken Iran. Taliban targets critical Iranian nuclear facilities with these missiles. They bomb Iran’s oil fields, power grid, air bases and military bases.

    This could well be the endgame of this withdrawal as I suspect. (Hint: Iran warned that any U.S withdrawal without the consideration of the national security of countries bordering Afghanistan is unacceptable)

    Biden could lift the sanctions and get Iran to reverse its nuclear progress. This way, they can put the Iranian nukes on hold while preparing the stage for the next round of problems for Iran.

    The Saudis and Israelis must be praying that America leaves Afghanistan. Who knows if their pressure is playing a role in this. Saudi Arabia can have their payback for Iran’s support of the Houthis through the Taliban (who seem to enjoy good relations with the Saudis).

    If the U.S really pulls out, then what I’m predicting here is almost certain to happen (depending on whether Iran tries to stop the Taliban). Should a war ensue between the Taliban and Shiite forces in Afghanistan (this is almost certain), Iran must be careful not to pick a fight with the Taliban. They can either abandon the Shiite forces or try to negotiate a settlement with the Taliban. Personally, I don’t think the Mullahs will resist the temptation to join such a fight. Imagine how happy the Saudis would be to see Iranian oilfields on fire. Imagine how happy Israel would be to see Iran’s nuclear sites struck by missiles. Imagine how happy the U.S would be sitting from Iraq and watching Iran bleed in Afghanistan.

    If Biden and Saudi Arabia successfully ends the war in Yemen (by lifting the blockades and sanctions) the Houthis will have no reason to Attack Saudi Arabia again even if Iran tells them to do so. Both America and Riyadh may promise the Houthis a more devastating Yemen war should they listen to Iran and launch unprovoked attacks on Saudi Arabia. After devastating Iran through Afghanistan and the Taliban, the U.S and Saudi Arabia may turn their attention to the Houthis again (this time they have no foreign sponsor for missiles).

    Iran would be making a catastrophic mistake fighting the Taliban when the U.S leaves.

    I’m keen to see how this drama unfolds in the coming years.

    1. Lone Ranger says:

      Hi Shlomo…
      Disney called they want you back, ASAP…

      1. Ahson says:

        lol……pakistani jihadists say the darnedest things don’t they?……lol……clearly this dude’s 14.

    2. Ewan says:

      Iran will not fight the Taliban. It is too thinly stretched. It has to learn to live with them just as Taliban has to live with Iran – as long as Shia populace of Afghanistan behaves.

      1. The Objective says:

        The Shiite militias of Afghanistan are the problem, not the Shia populace. From what I’ve learnt, the Taliban didn’t disturb the Shia populace unless they started to oppose the Taliban government, which they did.
        What will Iran do with the Afghan militias it has trained? Besides I don’t think America will rely solely on the Taliban, because the Taliban will not like to cooperate with America after what the U.S did to them. It isn’t far-fetched to imagine the U.S deploying ISIS in Afghanistan. I read a Russian article which claimed that at least 4000 ISIS members are currently in Afghanistan.
        If ISIS is in Afghanistan (and I think they are), then Iran will not only have to avoid trouble with the Taliban but also help the Taliban take control of Afghanistan and stabilize it. This way, they can checkmate America’s attempts to ship ISIS to Afghanistan. Imagine ISIS right on the Iranian border! The Mullahs will be having sleepless nights, and that’s indeed what I wish for them because they also did the same to Sunnis in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, and even Afghanistan and Pakistan. What goes around comes around.

    3. cechas vodobenikov says:

      another romantic Hollywood comedy from pervertive

      1. Ahson says:

        This guy is clearly a budding teen pakistan jihadist.

  10. Mike Fink says:

    There was a glaring false point in the statement, its obvious Afghanistan has independent law enforcement agencies capable of defending the country.
    They just aren’t under the control of the Americans or their puppets in Kabul.

  11. Andreas says:

    It sounds like security for the 20x increase in the opium fields will now be handled by “private contractors”.

  12. cechas vodobenikov says:

    at least 18000 American drug dealers “private mercenaries” in Afghanistan—amerikans privatize everything except their consumerism, shallowness, puritanism

    1. Ewan says:

      They will be picked off and dispatched to hell one by one

  13. Icarus Tanović says:

    They never actually wanted to prevail over Wahhabis Talibans. They’ve used them as pretext to stay there. If they wanted to, they could win this war, and bring peace, but America didn’t wanted that.

  14. SOF says:

    A giant waste of money that could have been used somewhere else. But Bank of America and the CIA all need their dope money.

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