Several American departments immediately announced the beginning of Biden administration investigations on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. The Wall Street Journal wrote about it. Inspectors from the Pentagon, the State Department, the Interior Ministry, the Ministry of Health and the United States Agency for International Development will conduct their inspections. There are a lot of questions about emergency evacuation from Afghanistan: how the diplomatic staff were taken out and the embassy was closed, how the Afghan refugees were taken out and who, in fact, were taken out, how the program for issuing special visas worked, and much more, including the senseless killings of civilians.
In Moscow, the Afghan theme is posed in a different voice. A Taliban delegation arrived in Russia to discuss current affairs. The meeting was also attended by ten countries of the region, including India, Pakistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The United States was also invited, but the Jesuit Americans said they could not come for “logistical reasons.” That is, they suddenly had difficulties in moving around the world.
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For the Taliban themselves, the main thing now is security. Special patrols took to the streets of Kabul.
The height is almost 2000 meters. Mountains surround Kabul. The sun sets quickly here. And you can see how almost the entire city is plunged into darkness. Rare lights – only where people have batteries in their homes. Diesel threshes in the Russian embassy non-stop. And so for several days. Constant power outages. According to some reports, the terrorists blew up the power line. According to others, it is gradually falling due to a reduction in supplies. Afghanistan owes more than $ 60 million to neighboring countries. In case of non-payment of debts by winter, the supply of electricity to Kabul may be completely cut off.
But the Taliban live here and now. And they are not discouraged. The deputy head of the Intelligence Service, Ahmad, claims that the terrorists will soon be finished: “ISIS is not going against us directly.” make single explosions.
Friday is a day of rest, both physical and mental. All the mosques in Afghanistan are filled with people. After prayer and traditional preaching, they rest with their families – this is how it should be, but, unfortunately, the situation is making its own adjustments, and now they are waiting for the weekend with fear, and a trip to the mosque may end in death.
With a separate group of Taliban special intelligence, we go on a patrol around the city. These fighters do not look as bright as the rest. No unnecessary paraphernalia. There are no headbands with sayings from the Koran. But they went through a lot. And with all their appearance they make it clear: Afghanistan is now theirs.
On the surface it seems that the city patrol – especially with armed people – is absolutely safe. But not in Afghanistan. A couple of days ago, a fragmentation grenade was thrown at exactly the same vehicle. The bandits are trying to establish the Taliban for pushing them, imprisoning them and freeing the city from such unofficial power.
“There can be no revenge. We don’t even think about it.
Drivers. We went as we wanted. And now it’s impossible.
But this is really a little strange and very Afghani. Friday is a day off. On this very day, all entrances to the city are absolutely open, not a single checkpoint works – only mobile patrols. It is on Friday that terrorists blow up mosques in Kabul and other cities in Afghanistan. This happens on a regular basis, because terrorists do not know days off.
And I am not at war, I have been participating in jihad for 18 years. we are ready to do what our command says, “says one of the special forces.
Yesterday’s command (today – the power structures) is more concerned with the problems of peaceful life. Every month hundreds of thousands of people cross the poverty line. There is no work. Those who are employed in the civil service work for free. The rest are at a loss. In Kabul, the city moneychangers keep afloat. People are dumping dollars accumulated under the Americans in order to survive. Sellers of Taliban symbols are still profitable. They earn about 300-400 rubles a day. Good money. Most of them do not even dream of.
To make juice, you need to deliver cane from Jalalabad to Kabul. Internal cooperation and logistics are working perfectly, but, unfortunately, the external borders are still in an economic blockade.
Squeezing out the Americans and coalition troops is only half the battle for the Taliban. The main war is ahead. Informational. Western press attacks: “The Taliban hang, kill, chop off their hands.” The people say the opposite. But who in the world hears him? ..
“I’ll tell you this: it’s all a lie. I don’t even want to talk about it. local residents.
In a conversation with the residents of Kabul, you often come across the fact that people with nostalgia recall the old days when specialists from the USSR worked in Afghanistan. And even the jihad announced to our troops later could not turn the population against the shuravi, literally Soviet.
“When the Russians came, they didn’t want to fight, they first built everything for us. Our fathers told us that if a Russian shook your hand, it means friendship, and if you raised your weapon, then you are an enemy, we are friends.” – said one of the local residents.
Afghans are now very much counting on outside help. From the Americans and Europeans, who are undergoing the economic blockade, there is no good waiting yet. International organizations, first of all, do not curtail their programs. But these are mostly long-term projects, not direct deliveries. People are hungry now. But Russia has already declared the need for humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.