Afghanistan has proven difficult to conquer for British, Russians and Americans. Strong conflicts between many groups of people makes it difficult to govern the country. Without central authority not even “divide and conquer” will work. Mountainous terrain gives advantage to guerilla warfare.
US supported the Taliban attacks against Soviet. Now Pakistani support Taliban against Afghan government.
2017 there were still 13000 foreign troops in A., officially fighting the Taliban.
The Soviet war in Afghanistan started in 1979
Basically the Afghan government called for Soviet help.
Soviet involvement was induced by the US:
Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahiddin began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan on December 24, 1979. But the reality, closely guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention [emphasis added throughout].
The Mujahideen received Stinger missiles from the CIA. Bin Laden probably also received these missiles. Like Saddam Hussein, Bin Laden had to be killed quickly before he started telling the world about his connections with the CIA. The Stingers have been considered a terrorist threat, but none have brught down civilian aircraft.
The US war started in 2001 after 9/11 terror attacks. There was a hunt for Bin Laden but it has not been verified that he was behind the attacks. He was not charged with the attack by the FBI:
The US attack on Afghanistan was motivated by the 9/11 attacks. However, the attackers were Saudis.
Bin Laden assassination
Five Swedish soldiers have died, two probably by Swedish bullets. (DN paywall, link not investigated). Swedish troops have unofficially claimed to have killed 20 Afghans.
2002 (start of Swedish mission) – 2014:
5 died, 31 wounded
cost: SEK 9 billion
The terrorist attack in Stockholm 2010 was partly motivated by the Swedish involvment in the Afghan war. ref
Mannen hänvisar till svenskarnas tystnad över den svenske konstnären Lars Vilks teckningar av profeten Muhammed, den svenska militära insatsen i Afghanistan och säger att “nu ska era barn, döttrar och systrar dö lika som våra bröder och systrar och barn dör [sic]”.
Två av de länder från vilket den svenska massinvandringen är som störst är Syrien och Afghanistan.
Om någon amerikan åtalas i ICC så hotar Bolton med sanktioner mot ICC och även att åtala deras domare och åklagare!
The United States threatened Monday to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it moves to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes.
“We will ban its judges and prosecutors from entering the United States. We will sanction their funds in the US financial system, and we will prosecute them in the US criminal system,” Bolton said.
Kabul (AFP) – A Taliban delegation has met with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar to discuss ending [I]the Afghan conflict, the militant group said Saturday, the first time either side has officially confirmed talks.
The direct negotiations — a longstanding Taliban demand — were held as Khalilzad seeks to coordinate efforts with regional countries, including Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, to convince Afghanistan’s largest militant group to engage in talks.
The meeting with Khalilzad and other American officials took place in Doha on Friday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement.
Taliban and US negotiators discussed a “peaceful end to the invasion in Afghanistan”, Mujahid said, referring to the US-led intervention in 2001 that toppled the Taliban regime.
“Kriget i Afghanistan – Historisk seger för talibanerna och nederlag för USA” … och Sverige
Skönt om det blir slut på kriget. Verkar meningslöst. Summa fem stupade svenskar, varav två föll för svenska kulor, tror jag.
Några kallar visst landet för “imperiernas kyrkogård”. Britter (Kabul 1842?), sovjeter och nu USA har bitit i sanden.
“Amerikanerna har klockorna men vi har tiden.” sade talibanerna. Verkar stämma.
Har det kommit några nyheter från de svenska trupperna på sistone? Vi kanske bara följer USA:s beslut om deltagande?
En känd general och Kandahars säkerhetschef dödade. Det verkar ännu inte helt fastställt att Kandahars guvernör är död. Talibanerna hade infiltrerat livvakten.
The most elite US-trained forces in Afghanistan suffered a devastating defeat to the Taliban in what’s often referred to as the country’s “safest district” over the weekend, yet another sign the war is a lost cause.
Over 30 of the US-trained commandos were reportedly killed in a district that is “famous” for how peaceful it is.
The Taliban has made major gains over the past year or so, and controls or contests 61% of the country’s districts.
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A few earlier posts: (scroll down list)
2017 12 12 Earlier: IOK saknar bevis – Internationella Olympiska Kommittén stänger av Ryssland utan bevis
2017 12 15 Earlier: Destabilisering genom invandring
2017 12 18 Earlier: Destabilisering genom feminism och HBTQ
2017 12 25 Earlier: Geopolitisk krigföring – Media/USA attackerar Europa med flyktingar. The enemy within. Weapons of Mass Migration
2018 03 01 Earlier: Tesla, Ubuntu/Linux – self destructive moles & Google, Facebook – political control mechanisms
2018 03 10 Earlier: The terrorists’ objectives
2018 04 02 Earlier: UN obstructs murder investigation – UN supports an illegal regime. The true reason why Catalán and Sharp were killed.
2018 04 22 Earlier: The Iraq war 2003 was built on fake evidence. / So far, no accusations of chemical warfare have been proven true. / Also the war on IS was built on fake evidence.
2018 04 25 Earlier: Why only few air crash investigations are accurate. – Passengers lives are at an unnecessary risk.
2018 04 27 Earlier: The Cold War and other anti-Russian activities. The image of conflict; The useful enemy
2018 05 01 Earlier: Journalist wounded by IS ?
2018 05 10 Earlier: Who owns the news media
2018 05 22 Earlier: False flag awards
2018 05 30 Earlier: Fake news
2018 08 30 Earlier: Soros’ funds used to influence Swedish politics
2018 09 05 Earlier: Control of the Internet, Google, troll farms
2018 09 06 Earlier: Quotes
2018 09 07 Earlier: Feeding frenzy, the media monopoly disposes of politicians that do not follow the agenda
2018 09 08 Earlier: The media monopoly sells outdated technology to the Swedish gov’t @ SEK 10 bn.
2018 09 09 Earlier: All parties unite to refuse party SD posts as chairman according to election results.
2018 09 10 Earlier: News media gives birth to a political party – Ny Demokrati
Table of Contents (in English)
Massmedia och demokratin
News media and the democracy]