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US destroys its military equipment in Afghanistan

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In preparation for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the US command began to destroy military equipment worth several billion dollars and sell it as scrap metal, reports The Washington Post.


According to the newspaper, the US Army has already destroyed more than 77 thousand tons of military equipment and equipment in preparation for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Among the dismantled military equipment several hundred combat vehicles with protection from mines and ambushes.

As stated by the representative of the US military mission in Afghanistan, any military equipment, the cost of which exceeds $ 7 billion, turned out to be unnecessary - its transportation back to the United States would be too expensive. Among other things, it will not be easy to ship the equipment to the United States at public expense due to complicated bureaucratic procedures.

The Washington Post called the decision of military officials "unprecedented": instead of transferring equipment to Afghan security forces, which are expected to maintain peace after the Americans left or sell it to other countries, the US authorities decided to turn the weapons into scrap metal.
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  1. experienced
    experienced 21 June 2013 11: 32 New
    16
    It’s nice to read ... I understand that it’s more expensive to export, but somehow they look like they blow up what served faithfully ... Now someone in S. Asia is starting to count already lost profits smile
    1. Komodo
      Komodo 21 June 2013 11: 40 New
      35
      Piz..yat! The USA is blowing up its equipment that it is possible to boil Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Poland, etc. ??
      Yes, even a few billion dollars? Bullshit. More likely to strangle themselves.
      The Taliban blow it to them at night. lol
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko 21 June 2013 11: 52 New
        22
        Quote: Komodo
        The Taliban blow it to them at night

        I would say that the people living in Afghanistan are day and night providing all possible assistance in the metallization of the US Army and its allies.

        And of course, most of the weapons will settle in the hands of the closest countries in need of democratization.
      2. Airman
        Airman 21 June 2013 11: 56 New
        +7
        Quote: Komodo
        Piz..yat! The USA is blowing up its equipment that it is possible to boil Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Poland, etc. ??
        Yes, even a few billion dollars? Bullshit. More likely to strangle themselves.
        The Taliban blow it to them at night. lol


        Business is business, and no one has repealed its laws. It is gratifying to know that mattresses have followers (or teachers) of Taburetkin. Apparently, losses in technology were still underestimated, so as not to lose the image.
        1. Dovmont
          Dovmont 22 June 2013 11: 07 New
          0
          Most likely you are right! Its technology "destroyed by the Pentogon" in Afghanistan was previously destroyed by the Taliban, but these losses were simply hidden by the amers from their own and the world community. Wehrmacht command in the Great Patriotic War had similar approaches.
      3. Dart weyder
        Dart weyder 21 June 2013 12: 02 New
        +4
        Komodo
        "The USA is blowing up its equipment that it is possible to boil Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Poland, etc. ??"
        read the article carefully -

        any military equipment worth more than $ 7 billion

        - none of these countries listed by you, even the money put together, will not have enough! and it’s just that the USA will not give
        1. Komodo
          Komodo 21 June 2013 12: 17 New
          +6
          Quote: Dart Weyder
          none of these countries listed by you, not even money together

          On credit. For other concessions. You can give, and then on occasion to remind. Bargain, exchange, not necessarily for money.
        2. Pilat2009
          Pilat2009 21 June 2013 17: 30 New
          0
          Quote: Dart Weyder
          any military equipment worth more than $ 7 billion

          That is, no one will sell BMPs at retail? Not even pickup?
          Take it for only 7 billion?
          Azerbaijan could probably buy - for 1000 bucks, for example, together with ammunition
      4. dustycat
        dustycat 21 June 2013 13: 15 New
        +2
        Most likely, they soberly understand that everything left in Afghanistan through the Taliban will not be pleasing to anyone who would like the United States. Iran is there, Iraq, Somalia, China.
        1. aviator_IAS
          aviator_IAS 21 June 2013 22: 33 New
          0
          By this, they show how much they believe in Afghan government troops. Absolutely sober look. After the complete withdrawal of troops, the Taliban will quickly clear the country of American henchmen. Even more likely there will be a second option - government troops will simply go over to the side of the Taliban. Well, except for those who particularly strongly collaborated with the invaders. That one road - to p-i-n-d-o-s-i-yu.
      5. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 21 June 2013 17: 35 New
        0
        When this is Ukraine, I bought something about the United States, and most importantly, what kind of shisha?))
      6. Personal
        Personal 21 June 2013 17: 53 New
        +1
        Like in that movie: barbecue ... Threw it into the abyss!
    2. cartridge
      cartridge 21 June 2013 11: 51 New
      26
      ... the US command began to destroy military equipment worth several billion dollars and sell it as scrap metal,
      Among the disassembled military equipment are several hundred combat vehicles with protection against mines and ambushes.

      All of these advertised MRAPs are essentially not war machines. It’s impossible to go into battle with them. they are not intended for this.
      Born in South Africa, they remained just vehicles for movement in areas with increased mine danger.
      At the same time, the failure of only one MRAP wheel causes it to stop, and our good old APC can move, losing four out of eight wheels.
      On October 27, 1987, in our motorized rifle company, one of the BTR-80 (airborne No. 927) near Kalat (this is southern Afghanistan) was blown up by a landmine. Two swivel front wheels on the starboard side tore off the car, the left front wheel remained rotated, the second left one was broken in several places. The platoon commander threw out through the open hatch. All survived, did not even get injured. Two (driver and commander) escaped with concussions, the rest with bruises. The armored personnel carrier remained manageable, and thanks to the KI-80 tubeless tires and the centralized air pumping system, it was able to get to the repairmen’s location INDEPENDENTLY without the help of a tractor.
      So our equipment in conditions of combat use is much better and more reliable than the boiled American MRAPs with a South African pedigree.
      The Yankees themselves understand that these machines are very specific and unsuccessful in practical use, and therefore part with them without much sentiment.
      1. bask
        bask 21 June 2013 18: 32 New
        -5
        Quote: cartridge
        All of these advertised MRAPs are essentially not war machines. It’s impossible to go into battle with them. they are for this

        MRAP, is an anti-mine armored personnel carrier, with enhanced anti-mine protection, for the safe delivery of soldiers to the deployment site.
        And the battle is carried out by tanks and infantry fighting vehicles + self-propelled guns, heavy engineering equipment.
        South African RG-31, an explosion of 8 kg in heat / energy under the bottom. What will happen with a similar demolition test, with the BTR-80/82. A bunch of scrap metal.
        For this, they created MREP, Typhoons,
        1. cartridge
          cartridge 21 June 2013 19: 40 New
          +5
          And the battle is ...


          Dear expert!
          Have you personally participated in at least one battle? And if so, tell me how many and which combat exits are recorded in your personal file?
          hi
          1. bask
            bask 21 June 2013 20: 14 New
            -5
            Quote: cartridge
            Have you personally participated in at least one battle?

            I personally was in Grozny in 1995. And I saw how our troops stormed it.
            I personally saw everything, provided assistance to the wounded Russian residents !!!
            I saw how our burned with CARTON ARMOR BMP and armored personnel carriers.
            The brother fought in Afghanistan in 85-86 in the Airborne Forces. Do..uya what told, you probably served as a political officer, dear.
            1. cartridge
              cartridge 21 June 2013 22: 15 New
              +5
              Why do we start swearing right away? lol
              “Was”, “saw”, “cardboard armor”, “bro” “served as political officer”
              I see that you have a lot of emotions, but you did not give me an answer in essence. request

              I repeat the question: "Have you personally participated in at least one battle? And if so, tell me how many and what combat exits are recorded in your personal file?"

              And do not see this as some kind of catch. I don’t know who you are or what you are.
              It's just that you, sorry, sneakily began to talk about who is leading the battle, that they involuntarily intrigued me.
              So I ask you about the topic that you raised.
              Maybe you, like me, have served in motorized rifles for many years? Maybe we studied together? Maybe in the same Grozny were in the neighborhood? And when, by the way, were you there at what time and in whose capacity?
          2. bask
            bask 21 June 2013 20: 33 New
            -3
            Quote: cartridge
            personal matter?

            Personally, I have never seen my own file.
            But my conscience is clear before me. I was never a traitor and a traitor. I could help people with what I could.
            1. cartridge
              cartridge 21 June 2013 22: 18 New
              +4
              Personally, I have never seen my own file.


              That is, as I understand it, you are not a military man, much less an officer if you have never seen your personal file?

              . Skotinoy and not a traitor when he was not.

              What does it have to do with it? Did I at least hint at this topic or use such words in relation to you? Why did you write this? I have not blamed you for anything.
              Or do you have something connected with this in life? what
    3. Gluxar_
      Gluxar_ 21 June 2013 12: 56 New
      +3
      Quote: seasoned
      It’s nice to read ... I understand that it’s more expensive to export, but somehow they look like they blow up what served faithfully ... Now someone in S. Asia is starting to count already lost profits

      This is all nonsense of a mare and a reference to the movie "weapon baron". At one time, the United States did leave part of its equipment after the withdrawal of troops, but this mainly related to small arms and automotive equipment. And this was due to free up their arsenals in order to buy a new one and support your defense industry. However, this is possible only in conditions of economic prosperity. From the point of view of conventional logistics, transporting 20 machine guns and machine guns in ordinary containers is not difficult. Moreover, even scrap metal will still be taken outside Afghanistan.
      1. MAGNETO
        MAGNETO 21 June 2013 14: 29 New
        0
        At one time, the United States did leave part of its equipment after the withdrawal of troops, but this mainly related to small arms and automotive equipment. And this was due to free up their arsenals in order to buy a new one and support your defense industry. However, this is possible only in conditions of economic prosperity. From the point of view of conventional logistics, transporting 20 machine guns and machine guns in ordinary containers is not difficult. Moreover, even scrap metal will still be taken outside Afghanistan.


        + we must also take into account the fact that these 20 automatic machines most likely used up most of their resources, and it’s more reasonable to sell them to someone who does not master the purchase of new ones (thereby promoting their interests) than return them and turn them into scrap metal. And most likely they will let in scrap metal that has completely exhausted the resource and that it is intended only for the US Army (a not an export version)
    4. Apologet.Ru
      Apologet.Ru 21 June 2013 20: 06 New
      0
      “Nothing is new under the moon: What is, it was, will be forever!” It’s enough to recall how the Indians immediately after the Second World War destroyed the returned equipment transferred under the lend-lease to the Soviet Union - they took everything to the nuts and washers and immediately sent it to the press ...
    5. alex popov
      alex popov 21 June 2013 20: 57 New
      0
      C'mon, we have this long-passed stage, in the unforgettable 90s ... They blew up two armored personnel carriers, wrote off scrap 2 and so on. )
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 21 June 2013 11: 33 New
    11
    Nothing has changed since World War II; I’m not AM myself, but I won’t give it to others either. In general, under this brand, you can write off a lot of things. "Shish kebab, three servings, thrown into the abyss ..." (c)
    1. experienced
      experienced 21 June 2013 11: 38 New
      10
      Quote: Vladimirets
      Nothing has changed since World War II; I’m not AM myself, but I won’t give it to others either.

      They understand that the regime they supported there will not last long, and no one will arm the enemies hi
      And when they accepted the Lend-Lease technique after the Second World War, right up to the last key and then immediately “utilized” many of our tears in our eyes. On collective farms, women still plowed instead of horses. am
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 21 June 2013 11: 43 New
        +7
        Quote: seasoned
        And when they accepted the Lend-Lease technique after the Second World War, right up to the last key and then immediately “utilized” many of our tears in our eyes. On collective farms, women still plowed instead of horses.

        I also speak about it.
      2. pensioner
        pensioner 21 June 2013 11: 56 New
        11
        I wanted to write the same about it. Ahead. Rarely scumbag nation. Nothing! Soon every lawnmower will be happy.
  3. pa_nik
    pa_nik 21 June 2013 11: 34 New
    +7
    "..transmit equipment to the Afghan security forces .."

    But this is not necessary! "It is not known whose hands will fall" (C) These are their own words! Only about another country .., about Syria. hi
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 21 June 2013 11: 42 New
      13
      Quote: pa_nik
      It’s not known whose hands will fall "

      As it is not known, everything is known. Karzai’s regime will last after the departure of the amers, exactly as long as the Taliban take time to reach Kabul.
      1. alex popov
        alex popov 21 June 2013 21: 06 New
        0
        And Karzai is not particularly interested in them. Like his fate. As in general, the fate of Afghanistan. They are already conducting "half-hidden" negotiations with the Taliban. Where negotiations, there is money. And where there is a "monetary interest", people can always agree. Who paid the Taliban so that they would not shoot in their "zone of responsibility"? So it is here.
        Part of the press technique, part of the same Taliban. Or roundabout ways through the CIA channels to Syria. The .ops announced that the other day they received a “miracle weapon” capable of turning the tide of war.
  4. uhu189
    uhu189 21 June 2013 11: 39 New
    +6
    Frank madness. Losses in technology from such a "disposal" will probably exceed losses in clashes with the Taliban. I doubt that it is more expensive for the state to take away than later build new factories, but military corporations seem to be more profitable ...
  5. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 21 June 2013 11: 42 New
    +5
    Yes, as soon as the Americans leave, the Taliban will come to power again and all the equipment will fall to them, and here the Americans will destroy everything that they cannot take with them. Conclusion: Afghanistan swallowed another “great” army.
  6. domokl
    domokl 21 June 2013 11: 44 New
    +1
    Uti uti uti .... Go eat ... Any military equipment, including military equipment and weapons, has a useful life. The Americans correctly calculated that it’s more profitable to destroy and sell metal than to sell and transport it.
    At the beginning of the 80's, I had such a case, in the same region ... A business trip was planned for my hometown, but I could not see or hear vacations. And the command decided to encourage me, to appoint D-30 as commander over the train with howitzers (as now remember) ... xnumx platforms, xnumx former guns ...
    How I took these guns is a separate story (given that the artillery is a dark forest for me). And how the ensign from Kunduz also transmitted them the same (came for the same reason that I, too, am a gunner).
    So when I finally delivered these guns to the factory in 12 days and was getting ready to be procured in order to be affixed (we didn’t find any calipers with ensign) lol , then in the spare parts they didn’t show them), my cannons were dropped with a magnet from the platforms into a common pile, they signed the acceptance documents and to the question, “Can there be any spare parts? You’ve neighing enough.” “You say they saw the year of release? 1942,45,50-th ..- And where did you bring them from? What the hell are spare parts?
    So the Americans, it seems to me, have acted much more intelligently than my then command ...
    1. cartridge
      cartridge 21 June 2013 11: 57 New
      +6
      And the command decided to encourage me, to appoint the commander-in-chief over the train with howitzers D-30 (as I remember now) ... 14 platforms, 42 former guns ...

      You say they saw the year of release? -I saw saying-1942,45,50th ..


      Dear!
      You have a discrepancy in the story. These howitzers began to produce in the early 60s.
      Therefore, the years of release of these tools that you listed cannot be such by definition.
      Something you do not fit!
      Think over your story again! hi
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      2. domokl
        domokl 21 June 2013 12: 31 New
        -1
        Well, I mixed up the letter, it happens .. Not D, but M-30 ... I repeat, I'm not special in tools ...
    2. Airman
      Airman 21 June 2013 12: 07 New
      +6
      Quote: domokl
      Uti uti uti .... Go eat ... Any military equipment, including military equipment and weapons, has a useful life. The Americans correctly calculated that it’s more profitable to destroy and sell metal than to sell and transport it.
      At the beginning of the 80's, I had such a case, in the same region ... A business trip was planned for my hometown, but I could not see or hear vacations. And the command decided to encourage me, to appoint D-30 as commander over the train with howitzers (as now remember) ... xnumx platforms, xnumx former guns ...
      How I took these guns is a separate story (given that the artillery is a dark forest for me). And how the ensign from Kunduz also transmitted them the same (came for the same reason that I, too, am a gunner).
      So when I finally delivered these guns to the factory in 12 days and was getting ready to be procured in order to be affixed (we didn’t find any calipers with ensign) lol , then in the spare parts they didn’t show them), my cannons were dropped with a magnet from the platforms into a common pile, they signed the acceptance documents and to the question, “Can there be any spare parts? You’ve neighing enough.” “You say they saw the year of release? 1942,45,50-th ..- And where did you bring them from? What the hell are spare parts?
      So the Americans, it seems to me, have acted much more intelligently than my then command ...


      122 mm howitzer D-30 was developed in 1967.
      1. TRex
        TRex 21 June 2013 15: 04 New
        -3
        Solid gunners on the site. Well, I mixed up the letter - forgive the old man. The bottom line is that amers count money and calculate the consequences ...
        After the Second World War they () forced to return the equipment transferred to the USSR under Lend-Lease. There was such an agreement. Veterans recalled how they prepared equipment for transmission, in particular automobile ... We completed, repaired, painted, delivered to the port (I don’t remember which one) hundreds and thousands of cars ... And at the berth there was a floating plant with recycling equipment. Bang !!! And a fully functional “Studebaker”, or “Willis,” or “Dodge” - under the press. What about? Or kakovo? For a country lying in ruins? Here you have allies and partners.
        True, something remains. As a kid, in 60, I saw the army “Students” in the cutting areas, as timber trucks.
    3. uhu189
      uhu189 21 June 2013 12: 21 New
      +8
      Dear domokl, they destroy only expensive machinery and equipment, pay attention in the text, and not old howitzers. And they, unlike our army, do not supply their advanced troops with junk, therefore I cannot agree with you.
      By the way, the D-30 howitzers at the beginning of the 60's began to be produced, but not in 42 and 45;)
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      2. Penachet
        Penachet 21 June 2013 15: 49 New
        -4
        Yes, poor Domokl, why are you all kicking him, well, the person was mistaken, he wrote the wrong letter. Well, what, how will we kill? Connoisseurs damn .....
        1. TRex
          TRex 23 June 2013 21: 02 New
          0
          On our website, in our Military Review, there is complete pluralism of opinions. Only for some reason there are more Americans than Russians. It seems so to me.
  7. Vtel
    Vtel 21 June 2013 11: 47 New
    +7
    The Yankees are afraid that, as it were, the weapons against them did not start working.
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 21 June 2013 17: 42 New
      0
      Quote: Vtel
      The Yankees are afraid of weapons

      Yes x ... they are not afraid!
      All this will remain at our borders, and not at theirs!
      Everything will be disposed of in securities, in practice ...
  8. Wedmak
    Wedmak 21 June 2013 11: 50 New
    11
    At the same time, they will hide the scale of equipment losses ... Well done, they can find a way out of difficult situations ...
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 21 June 2013 12: 13 New
      +4
      Quote: Wedmak
      At the same time, they will hide the scale of equipment losses ... Well done, they can find a way out of difficult situations ...

      A repeat of the stampede from the then South Vietnam, when the amers had to drop Iroquois helicopters loaded onto ships to load draping drugs ...
  9. il grand casino
    il grand casino 21 June 2013 12: 03 New
    +2
    Well, the old will explode. They will do something new - they will give a present to their own economy. Dollars are printed regularly and in any quantities. So they are, as always, in the black)))
  10. Aryan
    Aryan 21 June 2013 12: 05 New
    +5
    smoked Afghan hash, now scrap metal began to smoke ... fool
  11. evgenii67
    evgenii67 21 June 2013 12: 07 New
    12
    Apparently, after the withdrawal, more than a dozen WEAPONS BARONOV will appear in this region — don’t go to a fortuneteller! I would like the Americans to take advantage of my hint: LEAVE PEOPLE ALSO THERE, SO WILL CHEAPER TO GO OUT, AND THERE WILL HAVE PENSIONS, BENEFITS TO PAY AND EVERYTHING THESE VETERANS WILL BE EXPRESSED, START FIGHTING FOR CITIZENS OF AFGHAN, AFGHAN, AFGHAN, AFGHAN, AFGHAN, AFGHAN, AFGHANISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, AFGHANISTAN. hi
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 21 June 2013 12: 14 New
      +8
      Why do you tell them how to support their economy and restrain internal public discontent? On the contrary, imagine how thousands of these warriors will be returned to their homeland, and there is nothing to do at home! This is a great time bomb!
      I am not evil and not vindictive, but the USA is simply obliged to get what it deserves, moreover, with its own “coin." I am sorry for the ordinary American people, these people, stitched by propaganda of their "lifestyle" are not to blame for anything, but ... request
  12. Strashila
    Strashila 21 June 2013 12: 18 New
    +3
    "The Washington Post called the decision of military officials" unprecedented ": instead of transferring equipment to Afghan security forces, which are expected to maintain peace after the Americans leave or sell it to other countries, US authorities have decided to turn weapons into scrap metal," they would have passed weapons to the Afghans, just don’t transmit anything, this is an unprecedented concealment of losses.
    1. es.d
      es.d 21 June 2013 17: 04 New
      0
      Quote: Strashila
      it is an unprecedented concealment of losses.

      Rather, not losses, but quantity. Somewhere, all this will come up.
      ".. any military equipment worth more than $ 7 billion was unnecessary ..". The phrase is clumsy, how to understand it? Do aircraft carriers explode?
  13. faraon
    faraon 21 June 2013 12: 31 New
    +2
    Yes, stupidity is all that, if the United States blew up its equipment, it’s possible that it cannot be recovered after the operations will be disassembled and sent to a country like ..... as military assistance, for example, to Syrian rebels and then, for the money of the European Union, but not sent to warehouses of friendly countries in the Middle East as a military aid.
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 21 June 2013 14: 35 New
      +7
      Quote: faraon
      Yes, stupidity is all that, if the United States blew up its equipment, it’s possible that it cannot be recovered after the operations will be disassembled and sent to a country like ..... as military assistance, for example, to Syrian rebels and then, for the money of the European Union, but not sent to warehouses of friendly countries in the Middle East as a military aid.

      But please name the ways of transit of the property of the US Army from Afghanistan, and take the trouble to calculate how much it costs! Apparently you are not the most practical Jew, but just pretend! lol
      A “real” Jew, in view of his innate mentality, would long have figured out the whole alignment and conjuncture in his mind ...
      1. Penachet
        Penachet 21 June 2013 15: 51 New
        +1
        Gee-gee, + you
  14. Pacifist
    Pacifist 21 June 2013 12: 31 New
    +1
    Because unlike any snoopy congresses from Congress, the military understands that the Taliban will have everything that they leave to the "Afghan security forces" in a day. Therefore, as they presented all this, they decided to explode everything out of sin.
  15. Russ69
    Russ69 21 June 2013 12: 41 New
    +2
    Let them destroy everything, otherwise all these devices will sooner or later end up in Tajikistan, where we will have to dispose of them.
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 21 June 2013 13: 11 New
      +1
      Quote: Russ69
      Let them destroy everything

      And did you believe?
      1. Conepatus
        Conepatus 21 June 2013 15: 13 New
        +1
        They will destroy something, and then it will float out somewhere. Oh, and the generals there will warm their hands. Or does someone think that they are all honest there?
  16. Yankuz
    Yankuz 21 June 2013 12: 49 New
    +3
    The American fighter in the photo was impressive.
  17. knn54
    knn54 21 June 2013 12: 50 New
    +6
    "Three portions of barbecue ...- threw into the abyss"
    1. Pacifist
      Pacifist 21 June 2013 12: 53 New
      +1
      But surely good laughing
  18. Sochi
    Sochi 21 June 2013 13: 22 New
    0
    Disagreement to see them, someone slipped a piece of paper ... Destroy on everything that is in the USA !!! and without separation into old and new, all that is to stomp, break and beat without days off, breaks and breaks for sleep and food. laughing
  19. Irbis9
    Irbis9 21 June 2013 13: 22 New
    0
    Maybe the Afghans have already destroyed them, and the amers are written off on paper, so as not to spoil the statistics ....
  20. MG42
    MG42 21 June 2013 13: 27 New
    +2
    The Washington Post called the decision of military officials "unprecedented": instead of transferring equipment to Afghan security forces, which are expected to maintain peace after the Americans left or sell it to other countries, the US authorities decided to turn the weapons into scrap metal.

    Obviously, there is a lack of confidence in the puppet regime, after the withdrawal of troops it will not last long and these weapons will go to the Taliban, partly to Pakistan, relations between Pakistan and the USA have become more complicated lately, but there used to be an ally ..
    so don’t get to anyone crying frame from the movie <american psychopath>
  21. dc120mm
    dc120mm 21 June 2013 13: 44 New
    -4
    As stated by a representative of the US military mission in Afghanistan, any military equipment worth more than $ 7 billion was unnecessary - transporting it back to the States would be too expensive.

    OX are the Americans, the wealth of the creature.
  22. Spike
    Spike 21 June 2013 14: 02 New
    -1
    NO at the Yankees such ensigns as ours laughing
  23. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 21 June 2013 14: 12 New
    +1
    Quote: Yankuz
    The American fighter in the photo was impressive.

    Impressed, only he is not American, but British!
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 21 June 2013 14: 45 New
      +1
      Quote: Kovrovsky
      Impressed, only he is not American, but British!

      One WASHER ...
  24. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 21 June 2013 14: 28 New
    +3
    Quote: Pacifist
    Because unlike any snoopy congresses from Congress, the military understands that the Taliban will have everything that they leave to the "Afghan security forces" in a day.

    probably not sure of their current charges, doubt them? although if you consider that they are prepared by everyone who is not lazy from the NATO rabble, including those tearing into NATO, then doubts can be justified

    Quote: Yankuz
    American the fighter in the photo was impressed.

    his stunted and not brave appearance is not yet an indicator, maybe he is still a fighter and is worth several strokes
  25. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 21 June 2013 16: 56 New
    +1
    A similar story occurred at the end of the 40-ies of the last century, after the end of the 2-th World War. Automobile and other equipment that was transferred to the USSR through Lend-Lease (rental law) and survived the war was supposed to return to the United States (while the USSR paid rental costs, etc.). What was the surprise of our people. when perfectly combat-ready and excellent American equipment fell under the press in our ports. It turns out that turning equipment into scrap metal was cheaper than transporting it to the United States. So the same situation is happening in Afghanistan. They don’t pass the equipment to the Afghan regime, led by Karzai, because it is an expensive present, and they are not sure of the strength of this regime. Better in scrap ... at least some benefit.
  26. Old fox
    Old fox 21 June 2013 16: 59 New
    +2
    Among other things, transporting equipment to the United States at public expense will not be easy due to complex bureaucratic procedures. How shoud I understand this? To bomb anywhere means the procedure is simple, but there is no money to take away?
  27. kind
    kind 21 June 2013 17: 39 New
    -2
    I do not stand up for the Americans, but look at how much equipment in Afghanistan was abandoned by us in the late 80s
  28. Marek Rozny
    Marek Rozny 21 June 2013 18: 48 New
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    Come on weapons. There Afghans rush to tears when the amers in front of their eyes destroy their furniture and household appliances - microwaves, stoves, computers, printers, washstands, etc. It is also unprofitable to export. And leaving the poor Afghans is reluctant to them. Okay weapon, but it’s not too bad to give the printer and bench? I'm not saying that they also destroy their solid military towns with bulldozers.
    They are generous only when they get a kickback from their "technical assistance." The money that they give out to all sorts of “development programs” never reached ordinary Afghans. Part of it immediately goes to pay for American / European "consultants", part of the purchase is all different at inflated prices from American manufacturers, and part of it is tritely plundered by the organizers of the "aid". Only kopecks spent on the services of a local printing company and translators get into the real Afghan economy.
  29. mib-alex
    mib-alex 21 June 2013 21: 28 New
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    do the right thing. Do not leave secret technology to the enemy.
  30. Letterksi
    Letterksi 22 June 2013 11: 45 New
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    I suspect that the Taliban will come to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, after the departure of the amers, just on the "blown up and sold for scrap" equipment
  31. Levinson 1st
    Levinson 1st 22 June 2013 23: 45 New
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    Most pinned dude from the committee of nulliparous mothers
  32. faraon
    faraon 23 June 2013 02: 55 New
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    Quote: Corsair
    Quote: faraon
    Yes, stupidity is all that, if the United States blew up its equipment, it’s possible that it cannot be recovered after the operations will be disassembled and sent to a country like ..... as military assistance, for example, to Syrian rebels and then, for the money of the European Union, but not sent to warehouses of friendly countries in the Middle East as a military aid.

    But please name the ways of transit of the property of the US Army from Afghanistan, and take the trouble to calculate how much it costs! Apparently you are not the most practical Jew, but just pretend! lol
    A “real” Jew, in view of his innate mentality, would long have figured out the whole alignment and conjuncture in his mind ...

    But whoever needs it, he himself will come and take or pay from the same Amer’s military aid. Or do you think that the Syrian rebels will be supplied with weapons for free ??????
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 23 June 2013 09: 30 New
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      Quote: faraon
      that the Syrian rebels will supply weapons for free ??????

      No, in advance my friend, in advance, for future preferences.
      Well, and not without profit now _ If there is no threat to democracy in the world, then who will remember about USA ?!
      For free et only we can , for beautiful words, as they say. On which more than once they burned, and not the usurers will burn.
      Trust is one of the essential attributes of the soul. Even ours, well, it’s clear who, got burned in Cyprus, believed in the decency of Western banks!

      hi
  33. wave
    wave 24 June 2013 09: 46 New
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    "The USA is destroying its military equipment in Afghanistan" - DUCK :)