Will the USA leave the world stage?
Indeed, here is the question - so the question. Mr. President of that part of the world, Biden, declared that American interventionism is all over. More precisely, Defense Secretary Austin first said that wars had drained America and their era was over. And then Biden himself developed his idea, and, by the way, did it in a very original way.
Indeed, Mr. Biden did everything to beautifully explain the failure in Afghanistan.
“… We conducted a counter-terrorism mission to combat terrorists and stop attacks. But it was transformed into building a nation, into attempts to create a democratic, cohesive and united Afghanistan, which has never been done in many centuries. stories of this country. "
Suppose, about "democratic" Afghanistan - it was old Biden who banged without thinking. Now the Taliban will establish life there according to Sharia, and there will be no talk of any democracy.
But Biden carried on.
“To put it simply, we took on an unsolvable task, we wanted to civilize the wild people, the children of the mountains, nothing happened - so we will no longer do this. We are still better, more progressive, more elected and stronger than everyone, but now we will not send troops to overthrow foreign governments. "
In general, it would be worth recalling the historical facts here. Afghanistan is a territory where war is constantly going on. Three Anglo-Afghan wars, civil wars, in which, in turn, the USSR got involved, and then the United States.
So far, no one has succeeded in civilizing the Afghans. And this is normal for such a country. War is a normal state of affairs for Afghanistan, where the overwhelming majority of the people know nothing more than how to fight. And he doesn't want, by and large, anything else.
And here the question generally arises: do the Afghans need some other peace? This one, with LGBT people, gay rights and so on? The Taliban said "there will be no music." But not all of them, but if you look seriously, if Conchita Wurz is not seen in Afghanistan under the Taliban, who will feel bad from this?
So, in general, it is worth seriously thinking about whether it is generally necessary to impose on the bayonets the "achievements of democracy" on a country that has lived almost its entire history according to the laws of the Muslim world?
But we will see how the Afghan people will live under the old / new government. They will show us this for sure.
Quoting Biden again:
“The decision on Afghanistan concerns not only Afghanistan. We are talking about the end of the era of major military operations to remake other countries ... Giving up this worldview and large-scale deployment of troops will make us stronger, more efficient and safer at home. "
What is this? The United States can so easily abandon the usual military operations around the world? But what about the imposition of democratic principles and freedoms? But what about the already familiar US hegemony on the world stage?
As for democracy, the situation in the States itself is a bit tense today. For the United States is now hostage to its own program of globalization and polishing the whole world according to its own model.
In fact, the world itself is not hungry for it. And the United States found itself in a very interesting situation. Let's see if the States can use their fleet and your army to conquer half the world? Yes, easily. Defeat, occupy, plant your administration ... Well, like in Iraq or Libya. We know, we remember.
In general, South America, Africa, part of Asia will just fall like ripe apples. With whom it really does not work - it is, perhaps, China and Russia. The rest are unlikely to have any problems, but ...
By and large, such an alignment of world domination was not needed by the States themselves in the first place. How this ends can be traced normally to the example of Germany and Japan 80 years ago. Occupying and crushing the whole world is somewhat different from what the US program is based on.
But to control the world by creating a "correct" order in it is quite normal. Correct is based on common American values and freedoms. Well, yes, slightly so backed up by the US military machine. That is, not an occupation, but simply the presence of forces superior to any coalition that may be formed in the foreseeable future.
And, of course, His Majesty Dollar. Weapon no less, but even more effective than an aircraft carrier. And since one does not interfere with the other, the city takes the dollar, and the aircraft carrier makes sure that everything goes decorously and democratically.
In principle, the United States has succeeded in winning the geopolitical struggle at the top level, at the global level. Indeed, a large number of countries in the world have adopted, if not American ideals, then the American dollar. Here, too, one does not interfere with the other at all, but the fact is: the world has ceased to be bipolar and the communist idea, which for many years was a counterweight to the American system of democracy, has died. What is being built in China today is somewhat different from what Marx, Engels and Lenin dreamed of, although it is a completely viable cocktail of communist ideas, state control and ordinary private business.
But at a low level, let's say, not in general, but in particular, the United States, perhaps, lost. Let's put our hand on our hearts and acknowledge that all US gestures in the Middle East and Asia are not for the sake of fighting terror. The oil of Iraq, Syria and Libya, of course, is a reason, but all the same, these countries are by no means leaders (except for Iraq), and Afghanistan is famous not for the import of oil, but for completely different substances.
In general, the situation turned out to be quite the opposite: on the one hand, hatred of the United States on the part of the occupied Islamic countries in particular, and on the part of the Islamic world in general, increased, but on the part of the allies there were more claims.
Although, as the American military dumped from Kabul, completely spitting on everyone else, this, in principle, shows that even in the military organism of the States, not everything is all right. The body is clearly sick.
In this situation, after such a frankly disorganized flight, of course, there is a direct sense for some time to abandon plans to control the world and to "cure" your state organism.
By the way, it was on this "treatment" that the previous US president, Donald Trump, was burned to death. But his view of the role of the United States in the world was somewhat different from the views of those who so famously removed him from the political scene.
Those who really turn the steering wheel of the American state machine, they cannot view the world otherwise than as a kind of platform for the implementation of the idea of American domination over the rest.
Here, if anyone can be called "God's chosen", it is the Americans. Because they assigned themselves to this role, especially without asking anyone. This is what irritates the countries most of all, which could well have done without American pressure and US interference in their internal affairs. For example, Germany would very much like to become a European gas hub, but ... 35 American soldiers seem to hint at who is the boss in the country.
It was not for nothing that I mentioned Germany, a very striking example. In fact, the United States began "building democracy" from this very country. Of course, compared to the Nazi period, what the Americans began to build was the light at the end of the tunnel. However, the result was not USA-2, but something completely different. A truly half-occupied country, the government of which often gets a hand in case of excessive independence.
By the way, something strange was built there and in Japan. On the one hand, there is a constitutional monarchy, on the other, a dozen military bases and almost 50 US troops who "protect" the Japanese state.
But in the case of Afghanistan, it turned out to be completely different. The United States seems to have decided to build, as in Germany, a democratic society. The fact that in the Islamic country of Afghanistan with its tribal way of life, it was as if they simply did not understand the essence of democracy. Initially, there was an orientation towards a completely different system in Afghanistan.
So it is one thing to recreate a legal democratic state (let me remind you of the Weimar Republic) in Germany, and quite another thing to impose the construction of such a form on Islamic Afghanistan.
But who, when in the US, was interested in an opinion different from the American one?
Again, in 2002, the Loy Jirg, the tribal council of Afghanistan, decided to return to the throne of Zahir Shah, who was overthrown in 1973. Why not the democratic voice of the people who wanted to return the ruler and the usual forum of government?
However, stroking the barrels of machine guns, the Americans explained to the Afghans that the shah / king is very bad. We need democratic elections. Who needs it is not entirely clear, but very much needed. Without them, there is simply no way.
In general, the United States wanted to spit on the aspirations of other peoples. There are two visions, one is American democratic, the other is wrong.
The natural result is the flight from Afghanistan, which Biden is now trying to pass off as a well-executed operation.
Well, as much as you like.
Most importantly, the system of establishing a democratic society by imposing its own rules and ideas on other countries has finally begun to falter.
So, has the United States decided to abandon such operations? At all?
Of course not.
The United States refuses to conduct "major military operations" to alter the structures of other countries. It is a pity that so far no one has explained how a large operation differs from an average one. Because, as I understand it, medium and small operations will continue to be carried out.
It turns out that everything will remain as it was, the scope of operations will simply decrease. The main goal of the United States - to dominate the world and remake the world at will with the help of various means (political, economic, ideological), and even supported by the military - will continue in the future.
It’s just that the United States simply cannot exist as a state otherwise. This is the main meaning of the functioning of this country. As they say - for peaceful purposes, there would be energy ...
It turns out that Biden's words are so, words. Roughly speaking, he seems to have voiced actions that no one in the United States is seriously going to implement. He said goodbye to the whole world, but he is not going to leave anywhere.
This is the whole essence of the existence of the United States. And those who determine its course for the coming years simply do not see another way for this country.
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