The entire Afghanistan, including its capital, is now under the Taliban’s control. The U.S. and NATO 20 years-long mission ended with a catastrophe. Today, Washington and its allies were forced to rashly evacuate their personnel, in fact to flee.
The vast majority of allied Afghans are left in the lurch face to face with an inevitable vendetta. The drastic developments on August 15 proved that the Americans were not able to ensure the necessary conditions for the planned evacuation of their personnel, citizens and allies. The Americans also proved that they were unable to negotiate or ensure the implementation of agreements by the Taliban.
The Taliban should not enter the city today, but they entered. The Taliban should not capture the Presidential Palace, but they captured. The Taliban should not shell the Kabul airport, but they did. The Taliban should not start a crackdown in Kabul, but they did.
We recall to our readers that one of the largest CIA overseas centers was located in Afghanistan where about a thousand of CIA members were employed, in addition to the staff of the diplomatic mission and employees of other bodies. One of the largest special service operating networks was deployed in Kabul. Thousands of Afghans collaborated with the Americans. They provided US intelligence with different kinds of information, contributed to various operations. Even more Afghan citizens were involved in open cooperation with NATO, being employed as translators, drivers, secretaries etc. Today, their bosses left them.
Now a small part of them is in the crowd at the Kabul airport. A video from the airport clearly demonstrates that the number of those who want to fly from Afghanistan is much bigger than the number of places on board.
Hamid Karzai international airport. 16 August, 2021. pic.twitter.com/LXsAQPpFXG
— BILAL SARWARY (@bsarwary) August 15, 2021
At the same time, there are pretentious videos of European top officials with their luggage flying away on half-empty aircraft.
New US and NATO troops arrive at the airport, engulfed in chaos.
Apparently, there is a belief that the agreements on the deployment of US and NATO military personnel at the main points of control over the evacuation routes to the airport will be preserved.
US troops guarding the perimeter of the Kabul International Airport tonight.
— Status-6 (@Archer83Able) August 15, 2021
No matter what the U.S. officials promised, Washington is simply unable to ensure safety even for the U.S. citizens, and thousands of people will be left in the lurch.
No matter what the Taliban officials promised, loudly declaring that there will be no repressions, a bloodbath will take place in the country soon. Moreover, the crowd at the airport is an easy target for any potential strike of the Taliban.
The first assassinations did not take long to wait. In Kabul, the Taliban shot the first three “marauders”. No details have been provided yet.
It is still difficult to realize the full scale of the disaster in Afghanistan. In recent history, there have been no precedents for a major capital to surrender in less than one day without a fight. In Afghanistan, this day may lead to a “night of the long knives” in the country.
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