Strategic genius former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said that a Taliban victory was expected in Afghanistan after the Americans left.
However, in his opinion this isn’t because the Afghan Army were understaffed and underequipped, but rather because the Afghan people had “no will to fight”.
The Americans couldn’t help Kabul’s forces, because they didn’t want to really fight and protect their country.
“Ten years ago I said that as soon as the Americans leave Afghanistan, the fall of the Afghan government and the complete victory of the Taliban will take at most a few months. My American friends assured me that no – they strengthened the Afghan army very well, and they are giving them a lot of equipment and weapons. I, in turn, replied that this would not help, because they did not have a spirit of resistance, and no technique would help with this.”
“Afghanistan is a lesson to all countries, to all of us: Americans can only help if you show the will to fight,” Saakashvili wrote.
He also predicted that this would not be the end for the Taliban, they would attempt to spread throughout Central Asia, and a wave of Islamist would be attacking Russia’s borders from the South.
According to Saakashvili, Washington decided to help Tbilisi during the conflict in South Ossetia in 2008 only thanks to “the heroic resistance of the Georgian army.”
Saakashvili also noted that the world is changing very quickly, and you need to be ready for this.
The situation in Afghanistan has become especially aggravated in recent weeks, with the Taliban advancing on major cities. On Sunday, the Taliban occupied the Afghan capital. President Ashraf Ghani resigned and left the country.
The official representative of the Taliban political office, Mohammad Naim, said that the 20-year war in Afghanistan was over.
According to the official version of events, and what Saakashvili boasts as “victory”, Georgia on the night of August 8, 2008 fired at South Ossetia from Grad multiple rocket launchers, its troops attacked the republic and destroyed part of its capital, Tskhinvali.
Russia, defending the inhabitants of South Ossetia, many of whom adopted Russian citizenship, sent troops into the republic and, after five days of hostilities, ousted the Georgian military from the region.
Moscow on August 26, 2008 recognized the sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The Russian authorities have repeatedly stated that the recognition of the independence of the two former Georgian autonomies reflects the existing realities and is not subject to revision. Georgia still does not recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states and considers them to be its regions.
Saakashvili is an infamous “expert” in all things warfare and international relations, his claims are regularly either extremely obvious, or plain wrong.
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