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US Used Military Bases in Afghanistan to Keep Watch on Entire Region, Russian Diplomat Says

Sputnik – 22.07.2021

MOSCOW – Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said on Thursday that nearly half of the US military bases in Afghanistan were used to keep strategic tabs on the wider region.

“Of the 19 [US bases] that we know of, somewhat about seven or eight had nothing to do with Afghanistan and had nothing to do with the situation there”, Kabulov told the Echo of Moscow radio station.

The diplomat emphasised that the American contingents were conveniently placed in Afghanistan to be closer to the Middle East, Russia, Central Asia and China.

“[The US military] kept an eye on the Pakistani and Indian nuclear arsenal”, Kabulov added.

The United States and NATO began pulling their ground forces out of Afghanistan on 1 May. The withdrawal resulted in a flare-up of tensions between the government forces and the Taliban. The radical movement stepped up the territorial advances and is believed to have captured large rural areas in the country’s north.

July 22, 2021 - Posted by | Militarism | , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. I suppose they will have to find a new place to “keep an eye on” those other countries now.

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    Comment by Sarah | July 22, 2021 | Reply

  2. I doubt anyone will be surprised by this revelation. I’m sure that America’s ALLIES, are ALL under ongoing “surveillance” as well……”Know thy Enemy” (Chinese General Sun Tzu)

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 22, 2021 | Reply

  3. Noted with interest. The map: Good god–such a mishmash of nations and geography! One obtains a renewed sense of the historic folly of all the USraeli/MIC Zionist-driven colonial/imperial hubris and machinations…utter failure (and the waste of Trillions of Benjamins and deaths/misery of multi-millions of human beings) guaranteed for all sentient and objective observers. Good god….

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    Comment by roberthstiver | July 25, 2021 | Reply

    • He is a Good God. He is the only one who can take care of this. Men have failed. Again.

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      Comment by Sarah | July 25, 2021 | Reply

      • If there really is a “GOD” he could fix all problems with a wave of his hand……..but, he doesn’t. Maybe he’s actually enjoying the show?

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 25, 2021 | Reply

        • As a Father, the Lord knows that simply “whisking away” our problems and mistakes in the blink of an eye will teach us nothing and be of little benefit, especially when they are the same repeated mistakes that we have made for generations. He takes care of things in His perfect Will and Time, not ours.
          Yes Brian, there really is a God.

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          Comment by Sarah | July 25, 2021 | Reply

          • That’s ok, if it works for you then that’s good. I went to a Catholic school for the first 6 years of my life, and that was more than enough for me though, but, best wishes to you anyway.

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            Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 25, 2021 | Reply


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