Dual power in Afghanistan: Americans failed to reconcile Afghan politicians


Ashraf Ghani, acting head of Afghanistan, was sworn in for Kabul on Monday for a second presidential term. Parallel to this event, Afghanistan's Prime Minister Abdullah Abdullah held his own inauguration as President of the country.


Inauguration under rocket explosions


This is the second time that the main candidates for the presidency of Afghanistan have not been able to agree on the results of the elections. Six years ago, the Americans reconciled them. Under pressure from Washington, Ghani and Abdullah then agreed to form a government of national unity together.

The signing ceremony between the politicians was broadcast live on Afghan state television. According to that agreement, Ashraf Ghani took over as president of the country, Abdullah Abdullah - head of government.

Abdullah again did not recognize the results of last year’s elections, accusing Ghani’s team of fraud. The tabulation process dragged on for a good five months. In mid-February, it ended. Ashraf Ghani, who won 50,64 percent of the vote, was officially declared the winner of the election. Prime Minister Abdullah was counted by 39,52 percent of the vote.

This time, the Americans failed to reconcile Afghan politicians. US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad spent Sunday and Monday night in talks with the teams of Ghani and Abdullah. He even achieved a personal meeting of both politicians, but failed to compromise.

In the end, the Americans made their choice in favor of Ghani. Zalmay Khalilzad, NATO forces commander Scott Miller, foreign ambassadors, representatives of international organizations took part in his inauguration ceremony. In total - four thousand guests, including an impressive delegation from neighboring Pakistan, which included 17 leading politicians of the country.

All of them had to endure unpleasant moments when two rockets exploded near the presidential palace of Arg in Kabul. One of them damaged the car of Vice President Donis Sarvar. Ghani was even forced to interrupt his inaugural speech for a while.

This peculiar “salute” to the new president showed: Afghanistan has not come out of the political crisis caused by last year’s elections. Moreover, Abdullah also did not spend his inauguration in an empty hall. Several thousand of his supporters came to the alternative inauguration of Abdullah Abdullah to the Sapedor Palace. Among them are the leader of the influential party “Islamic Society of Afghanistan” Salahuddin Rabbani, the leader of the Islamic Party of Afghanistan Karim Khalili, members of parliament and representatives of the clergy.

Taliban signed to peace?


The United States stated that they strongly opposed the parallel government in Afghanistan. This sounded loud, solid, but in Washington they were embarrassed to say that the current American administration also contributed to the Afghan tear.

On the last day of February news Agencies said: US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and Deputy Leader of the Taliban radical movement banned in Russia Abdullah Gani Baradar signed a peace agreement.

It says: the United States and the Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation) are striving for "positive relations with each other." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was present at the signing ceremony, urged the Taliban to “break ties with al-Qaeda and support the fight against the Islamic State” (both organizations are banned in Russia.).

According to Reuters, the United States and its allies pledged to withdraw troops from 135 military bases in Afghanistan within 5 days. Completely foreign troops will leave the country within 14 months. In addition, the parties agreed to exchange held persons and lift US sanctions from members of the Taliban by August this year.

In response, the Taliban gave the Americans guarantees that Afghanistan "would not become a haven for terrorists," and the radical movement itself would "begin peace negotiations with the government in Kabul." Experts were skeptical of these guarantees, remembering that the Taliban controlled the whole country from 1996 to 2001 and did not abandon their plans to return to power in Kabul.

Moreover, the Taliban leaders did not recognize Ashraf Ghani as the country's president. They consider Ghani to be an “American puppet” and did not accept his inauguration, as well as claims to Abdullah Abdullah’s power.

Given the fact that the peace agreement between the US and the Taliban was signed without the participation of official Kabul, the Taliban, in fact, have their hands untied with respect to government forces. Indeed, for Washington, the main thing is that the radicals do not interfere with the withdrawal of his troops and do not attack the American military, who already lost more than 1900 people killed and more than 20 thousand wounded during the war in Afghanistan.

Official Kabul, weakened by public dual power, is now unlikely to be able to restore order in the country. We know that the Afghan government has always been extremely fragmented according to national, clan, tribal and even religious grounds.

All this was fully manifested in the confrontation between the Pashtun Gani and the Tajik Abdullah. In addition to them, there are other clans in Kabul with their economic and political international ties. They split up the interests of the elites before the monolith of the radical Taliban. It is possible that he can again get the main prize of Afghanistan - power in Kabul. At the very least, dual power will contribute to this.

So the "boiling Afghan boiler", as experts like to say, again raises the degree of its temperature. This process carries risks for other countries in the region.
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  1. bessmertniy 11 March 2020 09: 22 New
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    Trump pitted the Afghans - Trump can leave. what
    1. Nadsor 11 March 2020 09: 34 New
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      Quote: bessmertniy
      Trump pitted the Afghans - Trump can leave. what

      When is the Anglo-Saxons reconciled someone ..? I don’t remember something ..
      That destroy countries and pit nations, in this they are masters.!
      And Afghan is tons of heroin, for the money from which the CIA carries out its operations in the world.
      1. bessmertniy 11 March 2020 09: 40 New
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        These are also different nations, which far from always in the past lived peacefully. Therefore, in addition to today's confrontation between the central government and the Taliban, in the future, civil strife between national groups can seriously come out. And this, too, can be fueled by neighbors and such "peacekeepers" as the United States and its allies. hi
        1. Nadsor 11 March 2020 09: 53 New
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          Quote: bessmertniy
          These are also different nations, which far from always in the past lived peacefully.

          But they remember the shuravi gratefully and with respect ..
          Quote: bessmertniy
          civil strife between national groups can seriously come out.

          On BV the same goes ..
          In the days of the USSR, this was all suppressed and the United States was afraid to make mess in an impudent .. hi
          Now they are again going to arrange such a thing inside Russia, but we are on the alert ..
      2. Mitroha 11 March 2020 10: 56 New
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        Peace in Afghanistan will come only after the destruction of ALL plantations of drug-containing plants. And the ban on pain of death of their reproduction. For only then will the interest in this long-suffering country disappear sharply. And it turns out that there is nothing to share
      3. tihonmarine 11 March 2020 11: 05 New
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        Quote: Nadsor
        When is the Anglo-Saxons reconciled someone ..? I don’t remember something ..

        Mostly reconciled, using the whip and blackmail method.
        1. Nadsor 11 March 2020 11: 28 New
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          Quote: tihonmarine
          Quote: Nadsor
          When is the Anglo-Saxons reconciled someone ..? I don’t remember something ..

          Mostly reconciled, using the whip and blackmail method.

          And while robbing ..? We’ll probably take everything, if you don’t stop and don’t obey .. And they bowed their heads. When their priceless shrines were taken to England and America, etc. If they didn’t obey .. They killed massively throwing up blankets infected with smallpox and other diseases ..
          Now they are also trying to crank!
    2. Gene84 11 March 2020 12: 30 New
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      As a result of the activities of the Americans in Afghanistan, in addition to the Taliban and the official government of Afghanistan, a new opposing side of Prime Minister Abdullah Abdullah may appear.
  2. Insurgent 11 March 2020 09: 23 New
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    Dual power in Afghanistan: Americans failed to reconcile Afghan politicians

    Would you like to? What good is it for the order to reign in the country after their flight?
    1. Honest Citizen 11 March 2020 09: 59 New
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      What good is it for the order to reign in the country after their flight?

      None at all. It will only put the USA in an unsightly light in international politics.
      1. Insurgent 11 March 2020 10: 00 New
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        Quote: Honest Citizen
        None at all. It will only put the USA in an unsightly light in international politics.

        That's it good
      2. tihonmarine 11 March 2020 11: 07 New
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        Quote: Honest Citizen
        It will only put the USA in an unsightly light in international politics.

        Yes, with them “what’s the goose’s water”, everything is turned upside down, and they will remain right.
  3. rocket757 11 March 2020 09: 24 New
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    There was a mess, there is a mess, there WILL BE a mess !!!
    Not quite at our borders, but very close.
    1. cniza 11 March 2020 09: 53 New
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      You can safely speak at our borders, Central Asia is not a hindrance.
      1. rocket757 11 March 2020 10: 08 New
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        Quote: cniza
        You can safely speak at our borders, Central Asia is not a hindrance.

        It may not be a hindrance, but our big problem can be for FREE!
        1. cniza 11 March 2020 10: 19 New
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          It already exists, we just don’t stick it out ...
    2. tihonmarine 11 March 2020 11: 11 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      Not quite at our borders, but very close.

      Well, they just need it.
      1. rocket757 11 March 2020 11: 19 New
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        Quote: tihonmarine
        Well, they just need it.

        By the way, the barmalei who spread Iraq and Syria had clear plans for our southern neighbors. This is not our barmalei map showing! This is by no means a secret!
        1. tihonmarine 11 March 2020 11: 32 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          This is not our barmalei map showing! This is by no means a secret!

          And the ammunition urged.
          1. rocket757 11 March 2020 11: 36 New
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            Yes, there was a whole "iterband" of all suppliers ... however, it did not go anywhere, just the wards were somewhat leveled.
  4. EXPrompt 11 March 2020 09: 32 New
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    And who was the author of the idea that Trump signed the peace with the Taliban. In my opinion, it’s all the easier that he signed the surrender of US troops in their desire to destroy the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Actually, for the reason that Bush introduced them there in due time ..
    But Shmog did not defeat the hegemonic hegemon to defeat the bearded man.
  5. Strashila 11 March 2020 09: 38 New
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    "Dual power in Afghanistan: the Americans could not reconcile the Afghan politicians," what is it about, they didn’t hold it in their thoughts, they promised everyone support, after he won, as soon as he did.
  6. maidan.izrailovich 11 March 2020 09: 46 New
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    Abdullah again did not recognize the results of last year’s elections, accusing Ghani’s team of fraud ...

    In afghan 51% population is pashtuns, 28% it Tajiks.
    Question. Who has a better chance of winning the election, Pashtun Ghani or Tajik Abdullah? The answer is obvious.
    And what kind of diarchy in this situation are we talking about?
    1. cniza 11 March 2020 09: 52 New
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      It was always there, and as long as they did not intervene from outside, they themselves were more or less dealt with and there were no major wars.
    2. Nyrobsky 11 March 2020 10: 42 New
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      Quote: maidan.izrailovich
      In Afghanistan, 51% of the population are Pashtuns, 28% are Tajiks.
      Question. Who has the best chance of winning the election, the Pashtun Gani or the Tajik Abdullah? The answer is obvious.
      And what kind of diarchy in this situation are we talking about?

      The extent to which the national proportions are represented by the parties of Ghani and Abdul is not the essence. With the presence of a third force, namely the Taliban, with which the mattresses signed an agreement on the withdrawal of their troops, the split takes place precisely in the Kabulistan government, which is in the American interests, and this is already fraught with the fact that after the mattresses leave the Taliban will not be very difficult to seize the entirety authorities in Afghanistan using this split.
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  8. cniza 11 March 2020 09: 51 New
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    So the "boiling Afghan boiler", as experts like to say, again raises the degree of its temperature. This process carries risks for other countries in the region.


    And there it is for a long time ...
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    1. maidan.izrailovich 12 March 2020 05: 13 New
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      We would now have to deal with our personality cult ...

      Judging by your avatar, your personality cult ended with Honecker.
      Switch to Merkel.
  10. Prisoner 11 March 2020 10: 09 New
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    Kicking their butting spruce per capita. And how to try them on, if they have their own “politician” in each village and each “politician” has his own “program”.
  11. faterdom 11 March 2020 14: 27 New
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    You can put Guaido, otherwise he still does not have a country, where he is the "president", the place has not been vacated ...
  12. Old Michael 11 March 2020 20: 56 New
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    The author directly relishes this name “Zalmay Khalilzad”.
    Indeed, there is some kind of versatility in it. And if you also correct a couple of letters, then Ukrainian-geo-oriented harmonies will appear.