Taliban warns US, UK to withdraw by August 31 or they will retaliate

The Taliban have told the United States and the United Kingdom that if they do not completely withdraw from Afghanistan by August 31, they will retaliate. The UK Secretary of Defense, Ben Wallace, has said that the evacuation has now come down to hours rather than weeks, though President Biden pushed back on the August 31 deadline, saying that the evacuation process will likely be hard and painful and that conversations about extending the evacuation timeline are ongoing.

Taliban spokesman Dr. Suhail Shaheen reiterated the Taliban’s unwillingness to accept extensions of the established deadline and warned of retaliation if the U.S. “occupation” was to be extended.

The Taliban swept through the country throughout the beginning days of August, capturing provincial capitals and eventually conquering the capital city of Kabul. The U.S.-backed government and military collapsed within days. Much of the estimated 300,000 members of the Afghan army gave up without a fight. The disastrous speed of the U.S. withdrawal created a power vacuum as the existing government fled the country. Various segments of the U.S. government warned that the Afghan government was ill-equipped to resist the Taliban and the rapid takeover of the country was likely.

The Taliban captured Kabul on August 15, seizing control of the government and the country. The move sparked massive panic in the streets and prompted crowds to rush to the Kabul airport hoping for a flight to escape the country. Images of the chaos spread across the world. People even hung on to U.S. airplanes during takeoff and fell to their deaths.

Horrors of the Afghanistan situation have caused international outrage and calls for a coordinated effort to airlift foreigners and at-risk communities from the Taliban’s power.

“The international community must not allow this crisis to empower the Taliban to pursue their radical agenda against Afghanistan’s citizens. More must be done to safeguard the at-risk communities of Afghanistan, including Christians who are predominantly Muslim converts to Christianity and thereby considered apostate and subject to the deadliest penalties of Taliban’s Shariah law” said Matias Perttula, Director of Advocacy for International Christian Concern.

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  1. Y does the US leave a trail of destruction,wherever it goes – PEOPLE ASK ?

    US enters a nation, when it seeks decisive results, and in an emergency or an urgency !

    So the 1st thing it needs to do, is to build, breed and maintain, a loyal force, of local military, politicians and bureaucrats

    For that, these 3 targets have to ADOPT the ideology, of the US -which starts with educating these 3 targets and their kids in the US and employing their kids in the US.

    Thence, comes in the money to co-opt these 3 targets – by salaries,aid and infra projects – wherein the aid and infra projects are given to cronies of these 3 targets, to pay off the 3 musketeers ! This is THE GENESIS OF CORRUPTION !

    It is a valid tactic used by the US,as it compromises the 3 targets,and the US,in turn, protects them

    These 3 targets then spread the US ideology, to the masses and some bite – BUT MANY DO NOT – as there is NOT enough money to go around, and also that,some people, JUST DO NOT WANT ANY IDEOLOGICAL CHANGE – It is the comfort, with the OLD – especially when the US is involved.

    It is a fact that from the time of the Greeks and Romans – NO ONE LIKES A SUPERPOWER.It is a deep rooted inferiority complex of the invaded nation – and so,there are many who will not buy into the US ideology and way of life – even if paid off.In the history of the world, there has never been a power like the US.Some empires have lasted much longer – like the Ottomans – but the scale of US military and economic power,in the last few decades,has no parallel in history – UNTIL 2021 !

    Then as time passes,the majority are cut off the quasi American elite – and the seeds of permanent war are sown – and that makes the incumbent regime,a US puppet.

    In a few years,some local or global power supports the masses (Communists/Socialists/Rival Nations and militias – and you have TOTAL WAR !

    The war is fought by and among locals, with US strategy and tech, and some US lives.

    The Host Country is annihilated, and the regime exits and CHAOS resides.

    It is the same movie – BUT THAT IS THE WAY THE DIRECTOR WANTED IT ! THE DIRECTOR = USA !

    The target nation is doomed,and will always be a US puppet,and the regime which exited, is a PERMANENT LONG TERM ASSET of the US,and if all goes well,THE TARGET NATION WILL BE PARTITIONED – and the REGIME WHICH EXITED – WILL RETURN !

    So the US Goals are always MET,albeit at the cost of a few US lives.The ECONOMIC Cost is not much ! Even in Afghanistan,most of the cost is transfer payments and for the rest,the marginal cost is negligible.

    The amount spent by the USA on Karzai,Ghani and company is an INVESTMENT – it is NOT a cost.THEY ARE PERMANENT LONG TERM NON DEPRECIABLE ASSETS OF THE USA !

    In any case the US salvages its cost of war !

    In Iraq – the OIl offset the cost,and so did,the arms sales to Saudia and Kuwait and Oman – by driving the fear of the Persian Shias into the Sunnis !

    In Afghanistan – it was the 9/11 CAT insurance and the Drugs ! And now,unless the US aids Taliban,the drugs will resume.THERE WAS NO 9/11 OR ANY OTHER TERROR ATTACK ON US SOIL WHICH KILLED MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE IN THE LAST 20 YEARS ! THAT IS SUCCESS !

    Today in Viet – the Viet slit eyes love the Yanki as it is the Yanki alone which can save the Viets from PRC.(and the Viets will also get a SHOCK)

    And the TRUTH is that,the US does NOT CARE ABOUT COLLATERAL DAMAGE.That India’s Chabahar and Infra in Afghanistan,are blown to smithreens – is of no concern to the US !

    But then Y should the US care ? Y should US soldiers die to save Indian Infrastructure,in Afghanistan ?

    Y should US soldiers die for a race,when that race can’t stand up for its rights,and fight for the same,with US weapons ? (whatever be the compulsions of that race – even after 20 years)

    THE FACT IS THAT THE US WANTED TALIBAN – AS GHANI AND HIS BAND,WOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN APART BY DAESH AND QAEDA. WITH TALIBAN IN POWER – 1 THING IS CLEAR – AND THAT IS THAT,DAESH AND QAEDA,ARE THE SWORN ENEMIES OF TALIBAN !

    EVEN THE PRC INVESTMENTS IN TALIBAN,IS GOOD NEWS FOR THE USA – AS IT OPENS A DOOR FOR DIALOGUE AND PRESSURE,VIS-A-VIS THE TALIBAN.dindooohindoo

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