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Pepe Escobar – 9. Juli 2021 – 1.500 Wörter – 15 Kommentare – Antworten

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Taliban-Mitbegründer Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (Mitte) und andere Taliban-Mitglieder treffen am 18. März 2021 zu einer internationalen Konferenz in Moskau ein. Bild: Alexander Zemlianichenko / AFP

Letzte Woche fand in Moskau ein sehr wichtiges Treffen statt, das nahezu geheim gehalten wurde. Nikolai Patruschew, Sekretär des russischen Sicherheitsrates, empfing Hamdullah Mohib, den nationalen Sicherheitsberater Afghanistans.

Es gab keine nennenswerten Indiskretionen. Eine fade Erklärung wies auf das Offensichtliche hin: Sie „konzentrierten sich auf die Sicherheitslage in Afghanistan während des Abzugs westlicher Militärkontingente und der Eskalation der militärisch-politischen Situation im Norden des Landes.“

Die wahre Geschichte ist viel nuancierter. Mohib, der den umkämpften Präsidenten Ashraf Ghani vertritt, tat sein Bestes, um Patruschew davon zu überzeugen, dass die Regierung in Kabul für Stabilität steht. Das tut sie aber nicht – wie die nachfolgenden Vorstöße der Taliban bewiesen.

Patruschew wusste, dass Moskau dem derzeitigen Kabuler Arrangement kein wesentliches Maß an Unterstützung anbieten konnte, weil dies die Brücken abbrechen würde, die die Russen im Prozess der Auseinandersetzung mit den Taliban überqueren müssten. Patruschew weiß, dass die Fortsetzung von Team Ghani für die Taliban absolut inakzeptabel ist – unabhängig davon, wie ein zukünftiges Abkommen über die Machtteilung aussehen wird.

Daher war Patruschew, diplomatischen Quellen zufolge, definitiv nicht beeindruckt.

Diese Woche können wir alle sehen, warum. Eine Delegation des politischen Büros der Taliban reiste nach Moskau, im Wesentlichen um mit den Russen das sich schnell entwickelnde Mini-Schachbrett im Norden Afghanistans zu besprechen. Die Taliban waren bereits vier Monate zuvor zusammen mit der erweiterten Troika (Russland, USA, China, Pakistan) in Moskau gewesen, um das neue afghanische Machtgleichgewicht zu erörtern. (…)

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A Saigon moment in the Hindu Kush

A Saigon moment in the Hindu Kush


A Saigon moment in the Hindu Kush
The US is on the verge of its own second Vietnam repeated as farce in a haphazard retreat
from Afghanistan
by Pepe Escobar July 7, 2021


US Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade wait
for helicopter transport as part of Operation Khanjar at Camp Dwyer in Helmand Province in
Afghanistan on July 2, 2009. – The US pullout from the Pentagon’s once mighty Bagram Air Base in
the dead of night, while Taliban fighters pour across the country, looks a lot like a military defeat.
Photo: AFP / Manpreet Romana

And it’s all over
For the unknown soldier
It’s all over
For the unknown soldier
The Doors, “The Unknown Soldier”


Let’s start with some stunning facts on the Afghan ground.
The Taliban are on a roll. Earlier this week their PR arm was claiming they hold 218 Afghan
districts out of 421 – capturing new ones every day. Tens of districts are contested. Entire
Afghan provinces are basically lost to the government in Kabul, which has been de facto
reduced to administer a few scattered cities under siege.
Already on July 1, the Taliban announced they controlled 80% of Afghan territory. That’s
close to the situation 20 years ago, only a few weeks before 9/11, when Commander Ahmad
Shah Masoud told me in the Panjshir valley , as he prepared a counter-offensive, that the
Taliban were 85% dominant.
Their new tactical approach works like a dream. First, there’s a direct appeal to soldiers of
the Afghan National Army (ANA) to surrender. Negotiations are smooth and deals fulfilled.
Soldiers in the low thousands have already joined the Taliban without a single shot fired.

The Taliban will not accede to the Saudi-Emirati joint proposal for talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government – Asia Times

The will not accede to the Saudi-Emirati joint proposal for talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government but they are ready for third round of talks with US, writes .

India must prepare for the daybreak of peace in Afghanistan

‚The danger today is that out of sheer fatigue and exasperation, the US might cut loose and exit from Afghanistan leaving it to the region to cope with the debris, which it is ill-equipped to handle,‘ says Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. | India must prepare for the daybreak of peace in Afghanistan

Quelle: India must prepare for the daybreak of peace in Afghanistan

Article In Saudi Daily: U.S. Planned, Carried Out 9/11 A ttacks – But Blames Others For Them; MEMRI, May 19, 2016

globalcrisis/globalchange NEWS
Martin Zeis, 24.05.2016

Dear all,

on April 28, 2106 the London-based Saudi daily Al-Hayat published an article uncovering the hidden agendas of the 9-11-attacks and how the „Empire of Chaos“ used/uses his plot as an internal and external policy-tool.

The author, Saudi legal expert Katib Al-Shammari, argues that the U.S. itself had planned and carried out 9/11, while placing the blame on a shifting series of others – first Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, then Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq, and now Saudi Arabia.

Below and attached extracts translated in English by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Greets,
Martin Zeis

*****

http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/9202.htm

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) – 9/11 Documentation Project
Special Dispatch No. 6438, May 19, 2016

Article In Saudi Daily: U.S. Planned, Carried Out 9/11 Attacks – But Blames Others For Them

On the eve of President Obama’s April 2016 visit to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Congress began debating the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), that would, inter alia, allow the families of victims of the September 11 attacks to sue the Saudi government for damages. Also in April 2016, the New York Times published that a 2002 congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks had found that Saudi officials living in the United States at the time had a hand in the plot. The commission’s conclusions, said the paper, were specified in a report that has not been released publicly. [1]

The JASTA bill, which was passed by the Senate on May 17, 2016, triggered fury in Saudi Arabia, expressed both in statements by the Saudi foreign minister and in scathing attacks on the U.S. in the Saudi press. [2] On April 28, 2016, the London-based Saudi daily Al-Hayat published an exceptionally harsh article on this topic by Saudi legal expert Katib Al-Shammari, who argued that the U.S. itself had planned and carried out 9/11, while placing the blame on a shifting series of others – first Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, then Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq, and now Saudi Arabia. He wrote that American threats to reveal documents that supposedly point to Saudi involvement in 9/11 are part of standard U.S. policy of exposing archival documents to use as leverage against various countries – which he calls „victory by means of archives.“

Following are excerpts from Al-Shammari’s article: [3]

„Those who follow American policy see that it is built upon the principle of advance planning and future probabilities. This is because it occasionally presents a certain topic to a country that it does not wish [to bring up] at that time but [that it is] reserving in its archives as an ace to play [at a later date] in order to pressure that country. Anyone revisiting… [statements by] George H.W. Bush regarding Operation Desert Storm might find that he acknowledged that the U.S. Army could have invaded Iraq in the 1990s, but that [the Americans] had preferred to keep Saddam Hussein around as a bargaining chip for [use against] other Gulf states. However, once the Shi’ite wave began to advance, the Americans wanted to get rid of Saddam Hussein, since they no longer saw him as an ace up their sleeve.

„September 11 is one of winning cards in the American archives, because all the wise people in the world who are experts on American policy and who analyze the images and the videos [of 9/11] agree unanimously that what happened in the [Twin] Towers was a purely American action, planned and carried out within the U.S. Proof of this is the sequence of continuous explosions that dramatically ripped through both buildingsExpert structural engineers demolished them with explosives, while the planes crashing [into them] only gave the green light for the detonation – they were not the reason for the collapse. But the U.S. still spreads blame in all directions. [This policy] can be dubbed ‚victory by means of archives.‘

„On September 11, the U.S. attained several victories at the same time, that [even] the hawks [who were at that time] in the White House could not have imagined. Some of them can be enumerated as follows:

’’1. The U.S. created, in public opinion, an obscure enemy – terrorism – which became what American presidents blamed for all their mistakes, and also became the sole motivation for any dirty operation that American politicians and military figures desire to carry out in any country. [The] terrorism [label] was applied to Muslims, and specifically to Saudi Arabia.
’’2. Utilizing this incident [9/11], the U.S. launched a new age of global armament. Everyone wanted to acquire all kinds of weapons to defend themselves and at the same time battle the obscure enemy, terrorism – [even though] up to this very moment we do not know the essence of this terrorism of which the U.S. speaks, except [to say that] that it is Islamic…
’’3. The U.S. made the American people choose from two bad options: either live peacefully [but] remain exposed to the danger of death [by terrorism] at any moment, or starve in safety, because [the country’s budget will be spent on sending] the Marines even as far as Mars to defend you.

„Lo and behold, today, we see these archives revealed before us: A New York court accuses the Iranian regime of responsibility for 9/11, and we [also] see a bill [in Congress] accusing Saudi Arabia of being behind it [sic]. This is after the previous Iraqi regime was accused of being behind it. Al-Qaeda and the Taliban were also blamed for it, and we do not know who [will be blamed] tomorrow! But [whoever it is], we will not be surprised at all, since this is the essence of how the American archives, that are civilized and respect freedoms and democracy, operate.

„The nature of the U.S. is that it cannot exist without an enemy… [For example,] after a period during which it did not fight anyone [i.e. following World War II], the U.S. created a new kind of war – the Cold War… Then, when the Soviet era ended, after we Muslims helped the religions and fought Communism on their [the Americans‘] behalf, they began to see Muslims as their new enemy! The U.S. saw a need for creating a new enemy – and planned, organized, and carried this out [i.e. blamed Muslims for terrorism]. This will never end until it [the U.S.] accomplishes the goals it has set for itself.

„So why not let these achievements be credited to the American administration, while insurance companies pay for the damages, whether domestic or foreign? This, my dear Arab and Muslim, is the policy of the American archives.“

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