Kabul like Tripoli, capital of a failed state

Sixteen years after the beginning of the war that was supposed to wipe out the Taliban, Afghanistan is experiencing an impressive escalation of violence



Kabul like Tripoli. Capitals of failed states, governed by governments that do not even control their capital. Kabul, where the United States and NATO celebrate, sixteen years after the beginning of the war that was supposed to wipe out the Taliban, al-Qaeda and jihadists of every initials and ethnicity, an epochal failure, costing hundreds of thousands of deaths, among them , it is good to remember, 54 young Italian soldiers.
Afghanistan, like Libya and Iraq, are proving that a war can also be won at the moment, but if you do not have a political strategy for the after, that "victory" is only the prelude to new tragedies. In Kabul, he fought for hours. We are not dealing with "hit and kill" actions, conducted by individual kamikazes, but with real war actions, planned in every detail, which in order to be conducted need logistic support in cities, shelters, arsenals. Kabul is under attack. And it is a war chronicle. conducted by individual kamikaze, but to real war actions, planned in every detail, which in order to be conducted need logistic support in cities, shelters, arsenals. Kabul is under attack. And it is a war chronicle. conducted by individual kamikaze, but to real war actions, planned in every detail, which in order to be conducted need logistic support in cities, shelters, arsenals. Kabul is under attack. And it is a war chronicle.
Nine dead, five soldiers, as well as ten wounded. This is the official report of this morning's attack on the military academy in Kabul by four armed men. Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri indicated that the action of the commando would specifically concern the 111 / a Army Division stationed next to the University. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to the building, two more were killed inside. A fifth member of the suicide team was instead arrested. The attack, which ended seven hours after its beginning, takes place just two days after the explosion of an ambulance bomb in the center of the capital that has caused at least 103 deaths, has been claimed by ISIS. Despite the clear claim,
In this regard, Javid Faisal, deputy spokesman for the government coordinator Abdullah Abdullah, said the five militants who carried out the terrorist operation against an army structure in the Qargha district this morning "are members of the Haqqani Network trained in Pakistan". The Haqqani Network is one of the two great Afghan Taliban organizations, together with the "Shura of Quetta" whose militias operate further south in the provinces of Helmand, Kandahar and in the west, where there are still around 900 Italian soldiers still present during the year should be reduced to 700, with support and training tasks aimed at the troops of the 207th Afghan body.
Now, if this is so, the various spokesmen of the Afghan government give an alarming picture of groups, militias, jihadist gangs that rage in Afghanistan. Like in Libya. Today the Taliban control or have influence on the 40% of the entire territory, numbers never reached since the beginning of the conflict in 2001. They conquer territories and buy equipment, weapons, ammunition and fuel directly from the soldiers of the Afghan army. This is reported by John Sopko, inspector general of the American body that oversees the reconstruction (SIGAR), during an intervention in the Center for strategic and international studies, presenting a report on the risks that is happening in Afghanistan the stabilization process. The inspector raised an alarm about the territorial conquests made by the anti-government forces. In November 2015, the Kabul government claimed to have control of 72% of the national territory. A percentage dropped to 63.4% in August 2016. Today we are under 60%. In the document, Sopko also stressed that the effort of the Afghan security forces to subtract from the insurgent strategic areas of the country has caused many dozens of soldiers mysteriously disappeared.
Finally, the inspector general presented a list of the major risks that hamper the success of national reconstruction in Afghanistan. Among these, corruption, the inability to consolidate the successes obtained, the inability of the Afghan government to effectively manage its budget and mismanagement of contracts. When they can not control the territory, they organize terrorist attacks in major cities controlled by government such as Kabul, Kandahar, Lashkargah. The Government of Ashraf Gahni does not yet have the military force to reconquer the lost territories after NATO on 1 January 2015 declared its mission closed, leaving only 11,000 men. But neither can it accept the conditions for the ceasefire set by Taliban representatives: imposition throughout
And contending the jihadist leadership to the Taliban are the ISIS foreign fighters. Afghanistan is not Iraq or Syria, where ISIS affiliates fight Kurds, Christians and Shiites. Here the power is disputed to other Sunnis, the Taliban, and more than to conquer new territories to the Caliphate, it is fought to ensure the control of the routes of the narcotics trade. Now it seems that "the Taliban's time is over. A new tragedy begins for us, "explains a lawyer from Jalalabad, the provincial capital, to the Washington Post. The province of Nangarhar is located in the eastern part of the country, on the border with Pakistan, and is now largely occupied by ISIS. The invasion began in the summer of 2014, when a hundred Pakistani Taliban arrived from the border, after escaping from the army, they joined a faction of Afghan Taliban. In January 2017, ISIS announced the birth of a new local faction in Afghanistan, to which many spillovers from the Taliban quickly joined: the Afghans of Nangarhar did not know it, but they were just Pakistani refugees in their homes. After a year of alliance with the Afghan Taliban, in the summer, ISIS came to the fore preaching a rigidly wahhabite Islam in the mosque (the same professed in Saudi Arabia). but it was precisely the Pakistani refugees in their homes. After a year of alliance with the Afghan Taliban, in the summer, ISIS came to the fore preaching a rigidly wahhabite Islam in the mosque (the same professed in Saudi Arabia). but it was precisely the Pakistani refugees in their homes. After a year of alliance with the Afghan Taliban, in the summer, ISIS came to the fore preaching a rigidly wahhabite Islam in the mosque (the same professed in Saudi Arabia).
In July, the first firing clashes began between the Afghan Taliban and the Pakistanis, passed to ISIS. After about a month of fighting, ISIS took possession of the area, despite the Americans bombing both them and the Taliban. Passing village by village and house by house, the jihadists stole the livelihoods of the residents, destroying Taliban schools and madrassa, imposing a new law. The Taliban's homes were burned and those suspected of being their allies were kidnapped and tortured. Point out In the attempt to penetrate South Asia, the "Caliphate" succeeded in stimulating the division of the Pakistani Taliban movement and starting operational activities within Afghanistan, leading to the emergence of dynamics that could lead, on the one hand, to to the establishment of a "free alliance of mujaheddin" with a strong media impact and, on the other, to new relations of conflict and competitiveness among the insurrection groups themselves ", says Claudio Bortolotti, in a documented report on Affarinternazionali. -social the main variables are the ability of the Afghan government to maintain a balance between the power groups, the power-sharing among the latter, and, last but not least, the general elections scheduled for September - continued the report - Safety will mainly affect the insurrectional phenomenon, which could lead to the collapse of the Afghan state. Overall, the next two years will be marked by an increase in conflict, a reduction in state capacity, and greater political and social instability. the establishment of a "free alliance of mujaheddin" with a strong media impact and, on the other, of new relations of conflict and competitiveness among the insurrection groups themselves ", says Claudio Bortolotti, in a documented report on Affarinternazionali. the main variables are the ability of the Afghan government to maintain a balance between the power groups, the power-sharing among the latter, and, last but not least, the general elections scheduled for September - the report continued - Safety will mainly affect the phenomenon insurrectional, which could lead to the collapse of the Afghan state. Overall, the next two years will be marked by an increase in conflict, a reduction in state capacity, and greater political and social instability. the establishment of a "free alliance of mujaheddin" with a strong media impact and, on the other, of new relations of conflict and competitiveness among the insurrection groups themselves ", says Claudio Bortolotti, in a documented report on Affarinternazionali. the main variables are the ability of the Afghan government to maintain a balance between the power groups, the power-sharing among the latter, and, last but not least, the general elections scheduled for September - the report continued - Safety will mainly affect the phenomenon insurrectional, which could lead to the collapse of the Afghan state. Overall, the next two years will be marked by an increase in conflict, a reduction in state capacity, and greater political and social instability.
between 15 and 30% of the money goes into the costs for the security of international agencies, another 20% in expenses for technical assistance, a voice that generally covers the sometimes pharaonic salaries of international staff. The report also criticizes the fact that 70% of international aid does not pass through the Afghan government, thus depriving the state of control over how it is spent, and consequently weakening its relationship with the population. Faced with this scenario, one persists in error, entrusting the response to the Taliban-Daesh offensive to the military instrument. Twenty-two August 2017, after several hesitations and not listening to "instinct", Donald Trump says yes to the "surge": that is, the increase of troops in Afghanistan. The US president welcomes the advice of his generals announcing that the United States will remain in Afghanistan with an unspecified increase in the military and without setting a date for the withdrawal. In an expected speech at the Fort Myer military base in Virginia, Trump did not specify how much the soldiers will increase, but Congress sources quoted by the media have spoken of 4 thousand.
8,400 troops are already deployed in Afghanistan, while about 2,400 American soldiers have died since 2001 (3,500 in total). Trump said it will be "a battle to win", then explained that he wanted to keep the secret on some points of the new strategy, considering "counterproductive" to announce them because they would benefit the enemy. But the enemy advances, with or without the "Trump's strategy". And sinks the blows to Kabul. And for The Donald, Afghanistan risks becoming its "Vietnam".
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