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National Security Adviser to the President of the United States: The decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan played into the hands of Ukraine

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National Security Adviser to the President of the United States: The decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan played into the hands of Ukraine

National Security Adviser to the President of the United States Jake Sullivan told The Washington Post that the decision to completely withdraw American troops from Afghanistan in the summer of 2021 ultimately played into the hands of Ukraine. As the politician clarified, the American army would feel the onslaught from the Russian Armed Forces if military clashes continue in the region.


If we were still fighting in Afghanistan, this would be an excellent target for Russia

- said the politician.

At the same time, as Sullivan added, Washington's policy "is not at all aimed at a military clash with Moscow."

It should be noted that recently US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken also linked the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan with the further provision of military assistance to Ukraine. The diplomat also adheres to the position that Washington would have exhausted all of its necessary resources for the comprehensive support of Kyiv, if this did not happen. The same would apply to the Western allies of the United States, whose assistance to Ukraine would also be significantly limited.

Recall that the process of the US withdrawal of its military contingent from the territory of Afghanistan began in the spring of the year before last, and they finally left the country on August 31 of the same year. Despite the "promises" of the US Central Command to transfer weapons to government forces (at least 17000 pieces of equipment), most of the abandoned weapons was taken over by the militants. As a result, representatives of the Taliban movement* (a terrorist organization banned on the territory of the Russian Federation) ended up with at least 900 guns, 30 Hummer vehicles, 20 army pickup trucks, dozens of military trucks, and even military and transport vehicles. aviation.
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  1. voice of reason
    voice of reason 5 January 2023 15: 12
    +5
    And the decision to withdraw American advisers and stop military aid will, of course, play into the hands of Poland. Or Romania. Or whom they will train there as a follow-up echelon, after the merger of the former Ukraine. That's how it works. The sepoys are dying and falling from the roof, clinging to the wheels of helicopters, and the white gentlemen are recruiting new blockheads.
    1. marchcat
      marchcat 5 January 2023 15: 35
      +4
      Anthony Blinken continues to justify the shameful flight from Afghanistan, while managing to find the beneficiaries of all this. Clown!!!
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 5 January 2023 16: 26
        +1
        National Security Adviser to the President of the United States: The decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan played into the hands of Ukraine

        In fact, Sullivan in his statements about Ukraine back in June 2021 was bypassed by a Hungarian Jew and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinkin.

        In June, the 2021 showman Zelensky at the head of Ukraine, and along with him to the entire Kyiv political elite, from the American State Department through the mouth of Anthony Blinken, they made it clear that the interests of Ukraine "we (the United States) are able to defend without you (Ukrainians)".

        Such a specific "kick" to the Ukrainians from the United States, as they say, you would not wish on the enemy.
        Here the Ukrainians are now fighting in Washington style - until the "last" Ukrainian!
      2. Leonid67
        Leonid67 5 January 2023 16: 32
        0
        You are not speaking correctly! The Americans, having calculated their plans in Ukraine in advance, decided to throw this insignificant Afghan to hell when it was possible to weaken it, and in the future to tear apart Russia rich in resources. Therefore, it’s not Blinken the clown, but Putin, who allowed the enemy military bloc to run under our noses, only for the reason that you see, he believed in the West ... he danced at their weddings, tried to become his own. Here he is, and in the place with him they bent us, drawing us into a fratricidal war. And even after such deadly miscalculations, nothing can be done because it turned out that our army is exaggerated, plundered, backward in many respects and numerically suitable only for expeditionary operations against barmaley. How do you like such an unpleasant truth? Do you still want to scream urYa?
        1. Andobor
          Andobor 5 January 2023 16: 59
          0
          Quote: Leonid67
          you see, he believed in the West ...

          Yes, I believed, naively believed in the unparalleled resilience of the Donetsk miners,
          - Yes, he created all this from the very beginning.
          1. Leonid67
            Leonid67 5 January 2023 17: 33
            -2
            Are you saying that Putin initially created the conditions in which it would be extremely difficult for Russia to win? But that's what traitors and enemies do, right? It seems to me that most likely the "political judoka" played so much that he himself got into trouble
      3. DymOk_v_dYmke
        DymOk_v_dYmke 5 January 2023 17: 16
        +1
        Quote: marchcat
        Anthony Blinken continues to justify the shameful flight from Afghanistan, while managing to find the beneficiaries of all this. Clown!!!

        Clown or not, but Ukrainians could draw conclusions from Afghanistan about what awaits them.
        1. Leonid67
          Leonid67 5 January 2023 17: 27
          -1
          but Ukrainians could draw conclusions from Afghanistan

          But from Afghanistan, the Russians could conclude what awaits us, just because the United States will not leave poppy fields, which means there is a bigger jackpot somewhere, and at the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were actively preparing for war. Who do you have to be to not guess what was going on?
  2. StarWarrior
    StarWarrior 5 January 2023 15: 20
    -4
    The decision to stop the supply of American weapons to Ukraine will play into the hands of the United States.
    More money will be left to US citizens for health care, housing, roads.
    1. Normann
      Normann 5 January 2023 16: 59
      +1
      Wars, on the contrary, are unleashed in order to raise their economy by fully loading their own enterprises, and there are many other advantages, of course, if this is not a war against a stronger or equal enemy, so do not talk nonsense.
  3. Bingo
    Bingo 5 January 2023 15: 23
    +4
    wink
    Yeah, all the US allies in Afghanistan have felt in their own skin how the US will never throw them away and therefore they go straight off their hooves to help Ukraine. And who was not directly affected, like Qatar and the Saudis, economically imposes ... But for some reason, not sanctions on Russia, but a bolt on Matrasia
  4. Fisherman
    Fisherman 5 January 2023 15: 32
    +2
    The stump is clear that Bolivar would not take out two, the Yankees would not have pulled two such conflicts at once, and they rightly did that they quickly got out (ran headlong) from Afghanistan. True, their strategy at that time was not just to ignite the Ukrainian war, but to set fire to Central Asia for us. They literally forced their proxies to flee from Afghanistan and "asked to take in" our former republics of about 40 Mujahideen trained by them ... so the Yankees tried to creep into our Central Asia practically their troops. But Putin actually forbade/warned the allies about such a creeping US invasion and Berdimuhamedov was the first to actually cut off US requests (that's why he died mysteriously quickly, but his son clearly recognizes Putin's authority and adheres to our policy in the region). Otherwise we would have two fronts at once. And so - the United States has a shame in Afghanistan and could not kindle anything there (although they are still trying, but unfortunately their proxy logistics there are terrible for the United States and in Pakistan such a mess that they can only support "their own" morally) and in Ukraine for them, everything slides into a protracted conflict, where the long logistics of military cargo leads to defeat ... after all, it is enough for us to cut off some paths - and the whole US scam in Ukraine will turn into another flight like in Afghanistan.
    1. Normann
      Normann 5 January 2023 17: 03
      +1
      it's enough for us to cut off some paths
      but for some reason no one does it.
      1. DymOk_v_dYmke
        DymOk_v_dYmke 5 January 2023 17: 23
        0
        Quote: Normann
        but for some reason no one does it.

        Yes, it doesn't.
        and hence the question: for whom or for what?
  5. Alex242
    Alex242 5 January 2023 15: 35
    0
    At the same time, as Sullivan added, Washington's policy "is not at all aimed at a military clash with Moscow."

    - on whom then? something they can’t play lately .....
  6. Alemax
    Alemax 5 January 2023 15: 45
    0
    Somehow everything is turned upside down in this logic of Sullivan.
    In 21, NATO, and specifically the United States, already helped Ukraine quite closely. And they helped her at the rate of unleashing the conflict. Not out of the goodness of my heart. And the Pentagon, it somehow does not tolerate spontaneity and fuss.
    Therefore, he plans everything for 20 years ahead.
    If they had not left Afghanistan, then they would not have started a conflict in Ukraine.
    And vice versa. They came out specifically to switch to the European theater of operations. It is obvious. And 404 is not in business at all. Consumable.
  7. Fizik13
    Fizik13 5 January 2023 16: 09
    -1
    National Security Adviser to the President of the United States: The decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan played into the hands of Ukraine

    The adviser is fundamentally wrong!
    It's just that the United States got out of one hafn and plunged into another.
  8. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 5 January 2023 16: 15
    +1
    At the same time, as Sullivan added, Washington's policy "is not at all aimed at a military clash with Moscow."

    Well, we believed it, especially Sullivan. It all started under Gorbachev, and continued under Yeltsin.
    And not just like that, "headlong", the United States fled from the "familiar bread" place - Afghanistan. They needed to start a war with Russia, but not with their own forces, but with the forces of the native army.
  9. opuonmed
    opuonmed 5 January 2023 16: 26
    0
    so the US current they found out about theirs so they immediately left everyone and flew away, otherwise the Russian Federation would put everything that the current is possible against the US army, if only they would light a cigarette there!
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 5 January 2023 16: 43
      +1
      Quote: opuonmed
      so the current they learned about their usa so they immediately left everyone and flew away

      So the United States itself has been developing an invasion plan for Ukraine since 2014, it’s just that Russia managed to preempt this invasion, literally by a few days.
  10. Fangaro
    Fangaro 5 January 2023 19: 16
    0
    The Afghans were left to be slaughtered.
    And a year later, they found an explanation: for Ukraine, edible and divisible, they had to quickly leave Afghanistan.
  11. Cats
    Cats 7 January 2023 14: 00
    0
    I am of the same opinion that the Americans left Afghanistan on the eve of the war in Ukraine.