The advent of Putin made Obama stay in an Afghan swamp ("Walla!", Israel)

The advent of Putin made Obama stay in an Afghan swamp ("Walla!", Israel)



The decision of the President of the United States to leave thousands of American soldiers in Afghanistan and after the end of his term in office is associated with Russian expansion in the region. After Syria, the Russian leader concluded a new regional union and warned that the emergence of ISIL in Afghanistan would require intervention.

The rapid defeat of Afghanistan’s security forces, which could not stand the Taliban’s strike on Kunduz, was an alarming signal to the Pentagon. The fighters, who were trained by American instructors for 14 years, were unable to repel the militants' advance. For the first time since the fall of the Taliban, they managed to capture the main city of the district. Aviation NATO helped Afghan government forces recapture the city in October. However, this incident left many questions regarding the ability of the Afghan authorities to withstand extremist forces.

US President Barack Obama, who inherited the war that began in 2001 on the orders of George W. Bush, was forced to change plans for the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan before the end of 2016. This program envisaged leaving only a small group in the Central Asian country to guard the American embassy, ​​but after seven years in the White House, Obama had to admit that the Afghan security forces had not reached the level expected by Washington. "I will not allow again to turn Afghanistan into a greenhouse for terrorists," said the president, explaining his decision. He had previously promised to completely withdraw troops from Afghanistan, but now he decided that the 9.800 soldiers would remain there in the 2016 year, and also the 5.500 after that time. Soldiers will be divided between four districts.

Obama hoped that negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani would bring results, but the group that controlled the country for five years refuses to stop fighting. The Taliban saw how its attractive force weakened at the expense of other groups, more radical, including the Islamic State. The Taliban lost their popularity because they failed to expel the “infidels” in the past years. The desire to prove that the Taliban still remains a force to be reckoned increased after the official death of the group leader Mullah Omar, who nearly split the movement.

Thus, the president handed over the baton to his successor, and the Afghan problem will become an important part of the election campaign. After being repeatedly accused by Republicans that withdrawing troops from Iraq led to the rise of the Islamic State, Obama realized that he had to avoid repeating such a scenario in Afghanistan, at least in his term. So far, his strategy to avoid participation in conflicts in the Middle East and to rely on local forces has not been successful; the ambitious training program of Syrian oppositionists turned out to be particularly unsuccessful.

In addition to concerns about the inability of the Afghan security forces to independently solve their tasks, there are other factors. In the USA, they understand that the vacuum in Afghanistan formed with their departure in Afghanistan will be filled by Russia. The beginning of the Russian operation in Syria and the strengthening of Moscow’s ties with Iraq — in which the Americans invested a lot of forces and means to keep under their influence — re-confused the maps in Afghanistan. The White House is watching from the sidelines and sees that President Vladimir Putin is not afraid to jump into the Syrian pool to save Russian influence, and there is no reason to believe that he will act differently in his back yard.

Just yesterday, the Russian president outlined his goals in Central Asia. Accused by Western countries in an attempt to revive the Soviet Union, Vladimir Putin met with leaders of the former Soviet republics at the CIS summit in Kazakhstan. The Russian leader and representatives of the leadership of the nine states that belong to the organization agreed to form common armed forces to protect the border in the event of a hardening crisis in Afghanistan, with which three of these states - Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan - border.

This agreement means that, if necessary, to determine which will be the Kremlin, Russian soldiers may appear on the border of Afghanistan, where there are still Western troops, gradually leaving this country. Putin, as he has become a habit lately, is using the threat of ISIS to revive alliances with the republics that 25 liberated from the Soviet grip years ago. The President of Russia noted that 5-7, thousands of people, citizens of his country and Central Asian states, are fighting in the ranks of ISIL in Syria.

"Terrorists of various stripes are gaining more and more influence and do not conceal plans for subsequent expansion," Putin warned leaders of other countries. The Russian leader called the situation in Afghanistan almost critical, and stressed that neighboring states should be ready to respond. The previous Russian adventure in Afghanistan ended in a catastrophe, however, after Ukraine and Syria, the Russian president is looking towards Central Asia, where the United States has lost the little influence that they had.

In a style reminiscent of rhetoric in the days preceding the start of the air operation in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry negatively assessed Washington’s plans, saying that they were a new confirmation of the failure of the US over the 14 years of the anti-terrorist operation. On the actions of the American coalition against LIH in Syria, Russia responded in the same vein, until it itself decided to bomb those whom it calls terrorists.

Putin continues to expect new mistakes

Slightly more than a year later, President Obama will complete his second term and sum up eight years in the Oval Office. Although some of his actions, such as signing an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program and reconciliation with Cuba, can only be judged years later, his rejection of the Middle East is already felt today. In order to reduce damage and not tarnish his legacy, the president decided to change the policy that his successor will inherit.

The leading contender for the post of US presidential candidate from the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, has already said she supports the Obama plan. Republicans, including Senator John McCain, who lost the election to Obama in 2008, on the contrary, argue that the proposed measures are not enough to solve the problems of Afghanistan. Putin, for his part, will have to think about domestic policy only after six years, so he calmly continues to expect new American mistakes.
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  1. PlotnikoffDD 25 October 2015 07: 24 New
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    It’s clear that Putin’s mistake is a mistake, and Obama is just a model!
    1. afdjhbn67 25 October 2015 09: 09 New
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      Quote: PlotnikoffDD
      It’s clear that Putin’s mistake is a mistake, and Obama is just a model!

      Before comment blurt out, read the article - it’s useful, maybe your horizons will expand ...
      1. Your friend 25 October 2015 12: 20 New
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        Quote: afdjhbn67
        Quote: PlotnikoffDD
        It’s clear that Putin’s mistake is a mistake, and Obama is just a model!

        Before comment blurt out, read the article - it’s useful, maybe your horizons will expand ...

        Irony. Not?
        1. afdjhbn67 25 October 2015 12: 53 New
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          Quote: Your friend
          Irony. Not?


          Sarcasm yes ..
        2. Sterlya 25 October 2015 21: 04 New
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          Afghanistan is where the mattresses shit poppy grow?
          1. Insurgent LC 25 October 2015 22: 02 New
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            yes no cucumbers new variety = democracy =
    2. Zamachus 25 October 2015 09: 23 New
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      you sleep in one boot, eyes open
      1. Kasym 25 October 2015 17: 45 New
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        Now a lot depends on success in Syria. If everything goes well, it is obvious that both Iraq and Afghanistan will ask for "help." And then Washington will again have to puff out its cheeks and "move". Dostum already hinted, the Iraqi authorities did the same.
        Russia is already such a factor in BV with which everyone must reckon. No wonder all the Arab countries, Israel and Turkey "marked" in the Kremlin. And what will happen if everything goes together? hi
        The only concern is how the US authorities will oppose such a turn? On the one hand, it’s possible to supply weapons, and you can hurt yourself. On the other hand, without this, Russia and Assad cannot be stopped (I think the delivery of MANPADS will not break the will). Therefore, we hear this contradictory horror from the West.
    3. 222222 25 October 2015 20: 53 New
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      "" "In Bulgaria today, October 25, there are general local elections and a referendum on the issue of granting citizens the right to electronic voting during elections and referenda.

      More than 80 political parties and socio-political movements and three electoral blocs take part in the elections, but many Bulgarians express their position in a very original way - they support the head of the Russian state, Vladimir Putin.

      This is evidenced by the photo, widely distributed in social networks "" "" "
  2. Aleks28 25 October 2015 07: 25 New
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    Putin continues to expect new mistakes
    More precisely, you will not say !!! good
    1. sssla 25 October 2015 09: 30 New
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      I offer Mattresses a new chevron (here's the blank) as an analogue of the Russian with polite. To hunt, ennoble the picture under the chevronchik.
  3. yuriy55 25 October 2015 07: 29 New
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    Perhaps the strength of Putin’s external strategy lies in the fact that, with his usual calmness and certainty, he doesn’t strain his opponents to waste much more strength and money than he spends?
    1. Aleks28 25 October 2015 07: 36 New
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      Quote: yuriy55
      Perhaps the strength of Putin’s external strategy lies in the fact that, with his usual calmness and certainty, he doesn’t strain his opponents to waste much more strength and money than he spends?
      That's right. He acts on the principle of a fighter, waits for actions, and then uses their actions to the detriment of them.
      1. olegglin 25 October 2015 15: 28 New
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        ..................................................
  4. Foresterer 25 October 2015 07: 55 New
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    For many years, our country did not respond to America’s foreign policy challenges, limiting itself to minor actions at the UN, and the United States began to get used to the fact that they can do anything. They began to provoke frankly, crossed the red line with Ukraine, and woke up the bear. But it turned out that they themselves were not ready for this. Not ready for the fact that we have our own foreign policy, and most importantly, we have what we can protect it with! And the Americans didn’t have a “plan B” on any issue, they are now trying to fix everything in haste, but they are wry-witted masters. They can put a puppet somewhere in the seat of the ruler, they can destroy the state, they can feed financially or with weapons scum around the world, but for some reason they cannot build a worthwhile and working one. Putin began to forge iron will continue to do so. While America is at a loss.
    1. Kasym 25 October 2015 18: 05 New
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      And there was nothing to answer. EBN and Gorbachev all "leaked". Tsar Boris only defaulted in 98 sobered up his head - at least he found an intelligent person to whom power could be transferred.
      There is a proverb: "With your charter do not go into someone else’s monastery." Something like this. And the West "smashed" their exclusivity and arrogance about it. The GDP has very accurately chosen the time when the West will get bogged down in this swamp. hi
      1. IS-80 25 October 2015 21: 44 New
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        Quote: Kasym
        The GDP has very accurately chosen the time when the West will get bogged down in this swamp.

        Yes, he did not choose anything. There was, by and large, no choice. Or we abandon Syria and get a new source of chaos in the Middle East with a springboard for attacking Iran and further towards Russia and other tactically and strategically interesting countries (by the way, say hello to Kazakhstan!) And minus our bases in Syria. Or try to help restore order there.
        1. Kasym 26 October 2015 01: 27 New
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          And what prevented Assad from arming with "junk" (which is a lot in the warehouses) to the "teeth", incl. aviation? You can throw money too - let him hire fighters. It could not work out quickly and with lightning speed, and Assad could still hold on for a long time. And the strike with Caliber - could it have been decided “cheaper” ?!
          Why now? The Yankees climbed into the swamp to the ears - a ball full of contradictions, a dead end. ISIS must be beaten on the one hand, and supported on the other (opponents of Assad). It’s necessary to leave Afghanistan (10t. Soldiers will not solve anything, except perhaps some local task), but with a loss of “face”. In Egypt, the Muslim brothers (their fosterlings) "failed." In Libya, the ambassador was killed in general, after they organized an armament. coup - there is a complete failure. In Iraq, the army and Nar. American militias are increasingly unhappy.
          What prevented GDP from further non-interference? Please note, until recently, Israel did not take ISIS seriously and others. They criticized Assad more, and I don’t think that the spirits would go to the Caucasus. They were more interested in the Arabian Peninsula, and most likely would have engaged among themselves butting for trophies - there, besides the IS, there are 20 pieces of any organization. The Taliban also sat in Kabul (until Sept. 11) and were not going to go anywhere, moreover they hung up drug dealers. I do not want to say that there are no threats to us. But I am sure that GDP was choosing the moment. hi
          1. Kasym 26 October 2015 01: 51 New
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            And the Kurds, there are many of them in the union space? Through them it is possible to arrange such a stream of arms there that their Peshmerga (going to their deaths) would become a significant force in the entire warhead. But no, the GDP decided to demonstrate everything by independently entering into this conflict. Show the strength of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation clearly. The blow is well calculated, both politically and militarily, and in time. Well, what prevented the GDP from doing this in cl. year? Assad with the Alawites could still be held for a long time in the west of Syria, where the population was for him. And in the rest of Syria, there would be such a chaos that the NATO people themselves would not have stuck their nose in order to build pipelines in the EU. hi
            1. IS-80 26 October 2015 02: 19 New
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              Quote: Kasym
              And the Kurds, there are many of them in the union space? Through them it is possible to arrange such a stream of arms there that their Peshmerga (going to their deaths) would become a significant force in the entire warhead.

              At that moment, somewhere far away in his residence, Erdogan choked on coffee and coughed.
              Quote: Kasym
              But no, the GDP decided to demonstrate everything by independently entering into this conflict. Show the strength of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation clearly.

              Yeah, like, well, shto busurmane and other non-catchy hold on. Feel the power of Russian heroic in your own skin. laughing
              Quote: Kasym
              Well, what prevented the GDP from doing this in cl. year? Assad with the Alawites could still be held for a long time in the west of Syria, where the population was for him.

              Is this the one that is scrambling to Europe?
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              And in the rest of Syria, there would be such a chaos that the NATO people themselves would not have stuck their nose in order to build pipelines in the EU.

              These pipelines were given to you. The point is not in them. Well, that is, not only not in them. But in many ways not only in them. smile
          2. IS-80 26 October 2015 02: 03 New
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            Quote: Kasym
            And what prevented Assad from arming with "junk" (which is a lot in the warehouses) to the "teeth", incl. aviation?

            Yeah, that we were once again accused of aggression?
            Quote: Kasym
            You can throw money too - let him hire fighters.

            Well, actually the answer is the same. See above. smile
            Quote: Kasym
            And the strike with Caliber - could it have been decided “cheaper” ?!

            Can. But here I think everyone understands that this blow is a demonstration of strength. And honestly, not from a good life, I think.
            Quote: Kasym
            It’s necessary to leave Afghanistan (10t. Soldiers will not solve anything, except perhaps some local task), but with a loss of “face”.

            So they do not leave. Yes, I actually think that they did not plan. So we’ll see how they solve nothing there. The area there is very interesting in terms of nasty things to all of us Eurasians.
            Quote: Kasym
            In Egypt, the Muslim brothers (their fosterlings) "failed."

            Ну и что?
            Quote: Kasym
            In Libya, the ambassador was killed in general, after they organized an armament. coup - there is a complete failure.

            Well, of course, a failure. In the Pentagon, everyone is sobbing. And the overthrow of Gaddafi, too, write in the list of failures?
            Quote: Kasym
            In Iraq, the army and Nar. American militias are increasingly unhappy.

            This is already more interesting, but in Iraq, in fact, has long been a powerful centrifugal movement. And what will happen there next and with whom it will be necessary to deal with an interesting question.
            Quote: Kasym
            What prevented GDP from further non-interference?

            It hinders the fact that Assad is unable to defeat ISIS and the situation has become completely critical.
            Quote: Kasym
            They criticized Assad more, and I don’t think that the spirits would have flooded the Caucasus. They were more interested in the Arabian Peninsula, and most likely would have engaged among themselves butting for trophies - there are, apart from the IS, 20 pieces of all kinds of organizations. The Taliban also sat in Kabul (until Sept. 11) and were not going to go anywhere, moreover they hung up drug dealers. I do not want to say that there are no threats to us.

            And why then such interesting CSTO initiatives about the southern borders if everything is calm in Baghdad?
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            But I am sure that GDP was choosing the moment.

            It was just lucky that finally enlightenment came in many in the head. Otherwise, I would have to start without any good points.
            1. Kasym 26 October 2015 02: 35 New
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              Well, what aggression, if everything can be formalized in accordance with international law, is a contract with the legitimate authorities of Syria under an agreement of 1972 (I can make a little mistake with the date) on friendship and mutual assistance. And the air wing with bombing - a reason much more serious to blame for aggression, do not you?
              In Afghanistan. What happens if the IRA asks for official help? The Yankees will only have to contemplate how the neighbors will help. Dostum already hinted, and he is the vice president in my opinion (i.e., an official. Person). I remember Masouda was helped (2001), so he threw the Taliban from Kabul - it was us (we from the warehouses in Otar mortars, ammunition, etc.) that we put weapons, not Yankees.
              I meant that the United States pulled itself into the North. Africa and BV, while the GDP was seen (he warned how it would end - refugees, chaos, etc.) as the United States plunges. And he could write a stop in Libya.
              The situation in Syria for the Russian Federation has become critical? Assad could draw all forces to the West and barricade, if the Russian Federation helped with weapons. I served on an air training ground under the USSR, where all pilots of friendly countries studied. And the Syrians were one of the best - I remember they even had MiG-25s. So the frames would be found. And it seems to me that the GDP hinted at Valdai when it opened the curtain on the negotiations with Assad, namely to the Kurds. Yes, there are Turks and the Kremlin does not want to spoil relations yet. But Erdogan’s policy is a whole bunch of contradictions, and the GDP will find a way to remove them from the process (aviation has already been put out, but you can present the oil trade with terrorists). The Kurds are good and trained fighters who clearly lack weapons. Give them artillery and large. machine guns, RPGs and machine guns with ammunition. They will still prove themselves. Therefore, I do not see a critical situation for the Russian Federation.
              I write that I do not think that there are no threats. They are and are obvious. But only in the attacks, and not in direct military aggression - places. the population of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan will not support. The question is only in Tajikistan, and not the participation of Turkmens and Uzbeks in the CSTO.
              Based on everything, I concluded that GDP chose time. hi
              1. IS-80 26 October 2015 02: 52 New
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                Quote: Kasym
                They are and are obvious. But only in the attacks, and not in direct military aggression - places. the population of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan will not support. The question is only in Tajikistan, and not the participation of Turkmens and Uzbeks in the CSTO.
                Based on everything, I concluded that GDP chose time.

                Dear Kasym, I do not read the analyst who lies down on the table to Vladimir Vladimirovich. Therefore, my assumptions are nothing more than my assumptions. smile But on the basis of those meager facts that I have available, I also concluded. And he is not so rosy. I believe that Putin was forced to help Assad.
                1. Kasym 26 October 2015 15: 56 New
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                  So I do not read, wink but could pull the GDP. Apparently, the factor of demonstrating strength in front of the West was very important. After all, it follows from history that when they attacked the Russian Federation, the enemy always considered Russia weak. What is Napoleon, what is Hitler. And here everything was so clearly shown what the RF Armed Forces are capable of. And of course, Ukraine is not the last one here. West GDP warned about red line for NATO in Munich (2008). But they crossed it and Moscow was tied hand in hand with all sorts of agreements. Syria is the best option for demonstration. Now, somehow threatening force in Ukraine or there with all sorts of arms supplies is simply stupid. hi
                  1. Kasym 26 October 2015 16: 19 New
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                    In my opinion, Russians are acutely perceiving everything because of Ukraine. What happened in Central Asia after the collapse of the USSR because of Afghanistan. hi
                    1. IS-80 26 October 2015 18: 34 New
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                      In my opinion, Russians are acutely perceiving everything because of Ukraine. What happened in Central Asia after the collapse of the USSR because of Afghanistan.

                      This is yes. But how else to perceive? The war has already come to the house. sad
                  2. IS-80 26 October 2015 18: 32 New
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                    Quote: Kasym
                    So I do not read, but could pull the GDP.

                    Where can I pull after Ukraine.
                    Quote: Kasym
                    Apparently, the factor of demonstrating strength in front of the West was very important.

                    Yes, there is a demonstration too. I think so too. But you can’t surrender Syria in any way. But it was a disaster.
                    Quote: Kasym
                    Now, somehow threatening force in Ukraine or there with all sorts of arms supplies is simply stupid.

                    This is a very interesting question. In general, they will become. If they are very pressed and there will be such a need, they and the troops will be introduced, I think. Fortunately, their puppets are in power there right now.
                    1. Kasym 27 October 2015 01: 56 New
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                      Ukraine, in my opinion, is a settled issue. It was clear from the start. Without a sales market and supply of cheap energy (that is, without the Russian Federation and Co. = EAEU), it is an economic corpse. Even imagine what the energy carriers gave them (as GDP did last year, when gas was pumped for free from the end of winter to the beginning of summer), then there is no sales of products. And this is unemployment and the decline in living standards, not to mention other negatives. Now there is no free gas + default. And what will happen to the next heating season? Poroshenko to stay on watered. arena, it’s necessary to kneel in front of the Kremlin - there is no one else to help (the PRC is out of the game, the IMF is freezing tranches, the EU is “accepting refugees”, Obama has vetoed the military. He has helped - it’s easier for them to merge Poroshenko and declare him the greatest corruption official). Therefore, in terms of demonstrating power, Ukraine does not fit in any way - after all, this walking woman will return home and should not spoil relations with the people (we don’t need to do with the Poles). We’ll ask economically - just keep your head cool, don’t have to get excited.
                      Even if Assad is overthrown, where is IG going? In my opinion, not in any way to the Caucasus or Central Asia (they will rake there and have little to plunder) - we can imagine even if the IG interrupts all competitors. They need legalization, even in the Muslim world. There can be only one goal - Mecca and Medina. Because Muslims will require access to shrines. And it will be necessary to talk. The bombardment of such cities is not real - the radicals and fundamentalists will raise such a howl that it will not seem enough. Jihad and terror will come to those countries that do it. And few will trample on the ground - therefore, everyone will be forced to agree. And this means the legalization of these scumbags.
                      NATO troops in Ukraine are fraught with them. Ukraine is in the CIS and we have more rights to send troops there, the EU will not agree to this for any kind of carriage — the pipe is blocked instantly — who will supply the enemy with resources !? Air and sea space overlap. Even German generals say that NATO will inevitably lose, because Ukraine will get a knife in the back, and the Russian Federation has all the infrastructure ready for such a turn. They have no answer to such a tank armada, especially in a combination of the airborne forces and air defense of the Russian Federation. And then there is such a demonstration from the Caspian. Conclusion: they will not introduce, this will be the end of NATO; because they’re not even able to fight for Eastern Europe - the EU doesn’t have that many BTTs to do anything. And since they cannot help a NATO member, then who will remain there? Therefore, they will sit quietly on the fifth point. Do not forget that the NATO soldiers so far, that in Afghanistan - that it’s worth putting weapons to Dostum with certain conditions or some other loyal to us. hi
                      After the start of the action in Syria, the GDP has no “back”. He, like Assad, really needs a victory. And something tells me that GDP has very good analysts and executors. Without a real plan, he certainly would not have snooped.
  5. Tigrus 25 October 2015 08: 09 New
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    American fashionistas, they only walk on the catwalk, and not fight anywhere!
  6. demo 25 October 2015 08: 14 New
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    Putin’s appearance made Obama stay in an Afghan swamp.

    The title of the article is perceived as something very specific.
    Somewhere like that.
    63 years ago, a born boy was named Volodya.
    Born in the Putin family.
    So his appearance made some Obama stay in Afghanistan.
  7. Rurikovich 25 October 2015 08: 35 New
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    In-in ... Poppy plantations threatened by the Taliban. Only a blind man could not see what the FSA troops really are in Afghanistan. After the victory, the area under drugs grew from zero to sky-high indicators. Drug plays an important role in scotting the population of Europe, Russia, the CIS countries and brings good profits. And the destruction of a couple of fields on camera should only strengthen the thoughts of the great mission of the God-chosen people in a foreign land. The fact that people already believe in the box and refuse to turn on their brains even for a minute only plays into the hands of the authorities. An obedient herd will always believe the box, and not the real state of affairs.
    That's why the Americans remain in Afghanistan to protect their "golden" poppy fields repeat
    1. The stranger 25 October 2015 11: 41 New
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      Poppy - poppy, it is fundamentally important to them. But it seems that there are the largest reserves of lithium, of which there are very few in the entire Universe. And such a game will already cost not only candles, because without it good batteries cannot be obtained, but they already become energy. All the transport is still not enough, but at least for that.
  8. Gardamir 25 October 2015 08: 40 New
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    Well, we need as many as three articles in a row in which the West praises us. Maybe what are we doing wrong?
    1. BLOND 25 October 2015 08: 57 New
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      they are "afraid" ..!
      They believed in the victory in the Cold War, relaxed ...
      Peaceful family life - The mattress is one hegemon on the planet, the rest lie under the mattress or occasionally satisfy the needs thereof
      Russia appears on the horizon, which does not understand that it is a splinter of the Union and a loser
      And now the shock, Russia is strong, it is on the rise
      They need to change a lot, and what they have not yet realized ...
      1. afdjhbn67 25 October 2015 09: 12 New
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        They believed in the victory in the Cold War, relaxed ...

        This is a true remark .. as if the "hawk" in a year did not fall on our heads ..
        1. Gardamir 25 October 2015 11: 37 New
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          like a hawk
          if only the “dove with iron wings” did not take it upon himself to fly.
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    Afghan is a nursery and greenhouse not only for terrorists, but also for the opium poppy, which is so guarded by American planters.
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  11. Rigla 25 October 2015 09: 53 New
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    Let them stay longer, let Afghanistan drink the blood of the United States.
  12. RuslanNN 25 October 2015 10: 28 New
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    I have a feeling that they are trying to drag us by hook or by crook into as many wars and conflicts as possible. They understand that there is no arguing against Russia, the sanctions did not give the expected effect, and the growing Russia is like an eyesore to them. Let the Yankers themselves perish in Afghanistan, the first Afghanistan was enough for us. It is better to strengthen the border with Afghanistan.
  13. eternalmotor 25 October 2015 11: 38 New
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    How much opium poppy! That's it, I look, take a closer look, squinting with a purple look, the "professionals" of landing on the sandy shores of Portugal ... laughing
  14. v.yegorov 25 October 2015 11: 46 New
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    Russia responded in the same vein to the actions of the American coalition against ISIS in Syria until it decided to bomb those it calls terrorists.

    As it turned out, the bombing of the bombing is different. Either the Americans have bombs of the wrong system, or their arms are crooked, or something interferes, like that dancer.
    1. Vladimir Pozlnyakov 25 October 2015 22: 19 New
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      This rabble by nature can not appear Kozheduba, Pokryshkina, Gastello, Talalikhins ....
  15. Arkan 25 October 2015 15: 16 New
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    US President's decision to leave thousands of American soldiers in Afghanistan


    The photo from the article shows why you need to leave the soldier. Cool guards to the color of the heads of the opium poppy.
  16. Vladimir 1964 25 October 2015 17: 32 New
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    Given the fact that the author of the article is a foreigner, it seems to me that the article is quite good for himself, and from the point of view of the Western people, the author shows Russia quite positively. Briefly but competently enough, both the position of Obama and the Taliban are shown. Though on the western, but in general it is correct, and reasoning about the actions of Russia.

    As it seems, by the standards of the West it’s a completely objective article. The opinion is of course subjective, Dear colleagues. hi
  17. Fight cat 25 October 2015 19: 28 New
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    the pictures of the Pendagon warriors were always touched against the background of poppy fields, the photo as if hints that they are just extortionists in opium fields! lol
  18. Vadim12 25 October 2015 23: 50 New
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    The Americans are not good at teaching Afghans that they are fleeing from the Taliban right away. Maybe they are taught to grow their drugs, and not to fight?
  19. Dimon19661 26 October 2015 06: 02 New
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    The rapid defeat of Afghanistan’s security forces, which could not stand the Taliban’s strike on Kunduz, was an alarming signal to the Pentagon. The fighters, who were trained by American instructors for 14 years, were unable to repel the militants' advance. For the first time since the fall of the Taliban, they managed to capture the main city of the district.


    And they didn’t know that we were already passing through it ??? Or do they really think that only eggs are cooler than them. This is the East, everything is different there, like in Mattress and Geyrop.