Süd-West-Punkt / Ravensburger Spectrum / de.rt.com *)
SW ° / RaSp - We are not prophets, at least not those who can predict the future. The prophets in the Bible (Old Testament) were not primarily interpreters of the future, but were always critics of the depraved condition of their society at that time. And yet it is not difficult to predict what will happen in Afghanistan in the future: the war, the US and NATO occupation, will return.
It's terrifying. When I hear the following words, I see George W. Bush in front of the camera on September 11, 2001, or Donald Trump: "We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay for it." But these two short sentences come from the mouth of Joe Biden. That US President, whom many wanted to hand over the Nobel Peace Prize when he was inaugurated.
This threat - already implemented in the first step (see below) - means nothing other than that US planes will return and at some point new US troops will be relocated to the Hindu Kush to protect their own soldiers, not the others who were killed revenge. John Wayne also sends his regards. Joe Biden will expect that the NATO allies with "tears in their eyes" (AKK or its successor) will do the same. And so the whole scenario will heat up. Because it can be assumed that not only IS and its offshoots, but also the Taliban, will carry out terrorism.
So why not stay there in the Hindu Kush! Why this hasty departure? !!
*) - The US military reacted with a retaliatory attack on the bloody terrorist attack in Kabul and attacked a local branch of the terrorist militia "Islamic State" (IS). As the US central command Centcom announced on Friday evening (local time), the unmanned air strike in the Afghan province of Nangahar was aimed at "a planner" by ISIS-K. "According to the first signs, we killed the target," said spokesman Bill Urban. The Centcom representative said, referring to the airstrike: "We do not know of any civilian casualties." The Central Command did not provide any further details. It was not yet clear whether the person attacked was directly involved in the bloody attack at the Afghan capital's airport.
Previously, US President Joe Biden had sworn revenge after the terrorist attack in Kabul, in which dozens of people, including 13 US soldiers, were killed on Thursday.
"We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay for it."
On Friday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki reiterated the president's resolve in a press briefing.
At the same time, the US feared another terrorist attack in Kabul. The US embassy issued another security warning on Saturday night. All US citizens have been asked to leave the area around the entrance gates to the airport immediately. Hours before the terrorist attack on Thursday, the US embassy issued a similar warning.
According to the White House, the US and its allies have flown around 110,000 people from Afghanistan since the evacuation mission began in Kabul in mid-August. Most recently, 4,200 people were evacuated within twelve hours on Friday. As of Friday afternoon (local time), the US government assumed that around 500 Americans willing to leave were still in Afghanistan.
The Taliban have been controlling Kabul and thus the area around the airport since mid-August. At the gates and inside the site, however, US soldiers and their allies are in charge. However, these should be withdrawn by August 31 at the latest.