19 Aug 2021
article by Christos Kapoutsis
Afghanistan, In 2001, an alliance of “willing” states, led by the United States and supported by NATO infrastructure, invaded Afghanistan. It was preceded on 09/11/2001 by the terrorist attack against the Twin Towers in New York (World Trade Center). The stated goal of the larger military coalition is the elimination of the ruling Taliban, the dissolution of AL-KAIDA, and the democratization, by Western socio-political standards, of Afghanistan. Twenty years later, the last soldiers of the Western military alliance leave. The campaign in Afghanistan cost $ 2.2 trillion and over 200 deaths, while around 2 million people fled to Afghanistan. The stubborn Taliban, who certainly do not have a high level of military training by NATO standards, took a little over a week to take control of the country and, on a military march, captured the Afghan capital, Kabul. Government forces, trained and equipped for years by the United States and other countries, including Greece, at a cost of tens of billions of dollars, were simply disbanded and turned into a villainous fugitive.. Severe military defeat of the West (US-NATO). The Taliban fighters entered the capital of Afghanistan, when the United States was evacuating diplomats from their embassy by helicopter !!! These images of Kabul, harm the prestige of the USA…. Memories of leaving Saigon in 1975 remain “alive”.
In Afghanistan, the Western military alliance has been defeated militarily. The reason is obvious and is taught in all military schools around the world. A well-equipped and organized regular army on both sides, guerrillas, local militants, terrorists, fanatical Muslims, etc., that is, a naughty military force without heavy equipment. Insurgent fighters, the Taliban and others, had a significant advantage. To hide and mingle with the locals. At the military level, this asymmetry is in favor of the guerrilla. And even worse, the government forces, armed by the USA, were selling American weapons, even helicopters, to the Taliban !! “A significant amount of US military equipment is already in the hands of the Taliban”, he admitted Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor to US President Joe Biden. The main advantage of the Taliban insurgents is that they use all means legal or illegal, moral or immoral, without hesitation or moral restraint. And above all, they had the support of the local population by exploiting their religious feeling, since the struggle is against unbelievers … The regular army is therefore unable to face guerrilla warfare, that is to say an asymmetric threat by conventional means.
However, in Afghanistan we have not only had a military defeat, but Western culture has also been defeated, because values such as democracy, individual rights, respect for women and minorities are not recognized by the new Islamo-fascist regime in Kabul.
To add to our courses, 10 to 12 people, educated Afghans who knew good English and some Greek, greatly assisted the Greek missions in Kabul. They had only ONE request… Come to Greece legally, because they had been exposed, helping the Greeks and it was and for sure that by staying there they would receive the minis and the vengeance of the Taliban. There are no Greek soldiers now in Kabul. The last left on May 28... but without the Afghan translators !!