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The USA Defeat in Afghanistan, or the new Yankee games in the region

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 18:46

The U.S. military air base in the capital airport "Manas" was opened in Kyrgyzstan after the terrorist attacks on shopping centers in New York in autumn of 2001. Americans convinced everyone that they were going to fight terrorism around the world, namely "Al-Qaeda" and its allies.
Who were the allies of "Al-Qaeda" for the USA? Of course, it was Saddam Hussein who was executed by "situational" U.S. allies in Iraq. "Taliban" was the ally of "Al-Qaeda" for a long time, until the historical pattern of Afghanistan was confirmed and it became clearly obvious that the Pashto majority in Afghanistan, constituting the backbone of the "Taliban" movement, will not let NATO forces prevail. Moreover, in the country there was a situation, in which the officers of the antiterrorist coalition forces virtually bribes from the Taliban to prevent them from attacking coalition soldiers.
Americans fought with the Taliban at first, then they negotiated, then they began to destroy them, turning the country into scorched earth. In one of the issues of Washington Post it was reported that the CIA has carried out the paramilitary operations in southern Afghanistan since 1997. This article contains references to Bob Woodward, who gave certain details regarding the role of the CIA in a military conflict between the Taliban and Northern Alliance, which included the deployment of a secret paramilitary unit called "Special Operations Division". This unit, according to Woodward, consisted of teams of about six people, who do not wear military uniforms. "The unit had about 150 fighters, pilots and specialists, and consisted mainly of veterans, who had retired from the USA armed forces," - said Woodward. He also said that 18 months before the start of a major anti-terrorist campaign in Afghanistan, the CIA worked with tribes and warlords in the south of the country, and the units of the dеvision helped create a significant new network in the region, where the positions of "Taliban" were the most powerful.
Thus, it is known that even before the events of September 11 in New York the Americans conducted military operations against the Taliban, who at that time represented current government in Afghanistan.
In the book "Bin Laden, the Forbidden Truth" written by French authors Jean-Charles Brizard and Guillaume Dusky, it is reported that before the attacks of September, 11, Bush administration wanted to recognize the regime of "Taliban", in spite of the accusations of supporting terrorism, if it will cooperate on the plans of the development of oil reserves in the region of Central Asia. The authors said that until August 2001 the U.S. government considered "Taliban" to be a source of stability in the region, which can contribute to building an oil pipeline through Central Asia. But when the Taliban refused to accept U.S. conditions, the Americans changed their attitude towards them.
The book says that after the inauguration of Bush in February 2001, negotiations began between the Bush administration and the "Taliban". The emissary of "Taliban" arrived in Washington in March 2001 with gifts for a new head of state; one of the gifts was an expensive Afghan carpet. But the Taliban did not want to accept the conditions of the Americans, and it set the pronounced negative tone to the negotiations, and the U.S. officials said the Taliban, "Either you accept our carpet covered with gold or we’ll bury you under a carpet of bombs".
Worsening negotiations of the Americans and the Taliban were broken off on August 2, 2001 after the last meeting between the U.S. envoy Christina Rocca and the representative of "Taliban" in Islamabad. Two months later the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan, says Brizard.
Eleven years after these bombings Americans have bombed not only Afghanistan, but they also invaded the territory of neighboring Pakistan.
In the end it turned out that the Taliban, sustained "world" military onslaught under the U.S. leadership, were able to survive, and moreover they began to cause the significant losses in manpower and technology for their invaders. The morale of the coalition forces was zero. The experts say that the Europeans in Afghanistan fight without much enthusiasm, or simply bribe in cash from the Taliban, waiting for the period of demobilization.
The military operation of the Americans against "Al-Qaeda", in fact against the Taliban, gradually came to the expected and predictable impasse. The apotheosis of the American struggle against terrorism in Afghanistan was the statement made by the U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden published in December of 2011 in the interview with the weekly Newsweek, in which he stated that "the Taliban" is not an enemy of America. According to Biden, the U.S. president never said that "the Taliban" was "our enemy only for the reason that this movement threatens our interests". However, the head of the U.S. administration has repeatedly stated that he considered Afghanistan, and not Iraq, to be the main front in the fight against global terrorism.
This provoked disturbance wave of the politicians in both the USA and in Europe, from where the U.S. call on to send troops, the NATO allies, to Afghanistan. Suddenly it turns out that Americans are not fighting with the Taliban.
At present the Americans and their allies, which "drove up the wall" this long-suffering nation and its people, faced an unsolved task, namely, how they intend to leave Afghanistan with a minimum of geopolitical and strategic losses for the USA and its allies? Of course, in this case it is out of question that the Americans are gone completely, but the output of the allies and some parts of the U.S. military should still take place, because Afghanistan is an independent state. According to the experts, on the background of incremental victories of the Taliban it is now quite a challenge for the USA.
In November and December last year in Waziristan there were two major conferences held with the participation of the "Taliban" leaders and a number of field commanders of "al-Qaeda", and Abu Yahya al-Libi, who was declared dead earlier in the Western media, was present on it. In January 2012 the final third conference was held in Pakistan, which defined five key figures in the management of all parts of the Taliban in the Waziristan region as well as in Afghanistan. The head of the movement was Mullah Omar.
Today's "Taliban" is not what it was before. According to the experts, the movement may have its own initiative in a number of geopolitical projects both at home and in the region. If the Taliban associated their own initiatives exclusively with Pakistan, then now, having active participation of foreign "volunteers" that include many people with higher education, projects of the Taliban can be quite ambitious and go contrary to the interests of the United States or Pakistan. Recall that the Taliban has already opened their embassy in Turkey and Qatar.
According to some political analysts, the USA will look for ways to maximize close collaboration with the Taliban, if not with the whole movement, then at least with a part of it. According to the experts, in this case the Taliban leadership will reservedly come into contact with the Americans and will try to impose its own conditions.
Against this background, the republics of the region, building their own concept of cooperation with the USA in line with absolute military and geopolitical dominance of the Americans in Afghanistan, were confident in the victory of American counter-terrorist operation against the Taliban since the beginning of the military campaign of the coalition forces. Now everything can be turned out differently. Americans can traditionally replay, having established close contact with some Taliban leaders. And it is not clear what will be offered by the Pashtuns in the next geopolitical development.



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