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Afghanistan reaction: Merkel is sad. UK Defence Minister cries. India & Iran on alert

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Afghanistan reaction: Merkel is sad. UK Defence Minister cries. India & Iran on alert
The Duran: Episode 1064

As German military plane FAILS to land in Kabul, Merkel calls US-led Afghanistan mission ‘NOT AS SUCCESSFUL’ as hoped

As German military plane FAILS to land in Kabul, Merkel calls US-led Afghanistan mission ‘NOT AS SUCCESSFUL’ as hoped

Overcrowding on the runway at Kabul airport has forced a German military plane to divert and refuel without evacuating anyone on the ground. Meanwhile, Chancellor Angela Merkel bemoaned the lack of “success” in Afghanistan. Three Luftwaffe Airbus A440M transport planes took off from Wunstorf, in Germany, on Monday, bound for Kabul.

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jdd
jdd
August 18, 2021

The Christian Democratic candidate for German Chancellor, Armin Laschet, called the fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban “the biggest debacle that NATO has seen since its founding,” and stating immediately that, “It is an epochal change that we are facing.” German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier admitted, at least, that “the failure of the years-long efforts to build a stable and viable society in Afghanistan raises fundamental questions for the past and future of our foreign policy and military engagement.” Such a quick seizure of power by the Taliban “will be casting a shadow for quite a long time…. We… Read more »

GordonIMunoz
GordonIMunoz
Reply to  jdd
August 18, 2021

lalala balaala aha;a

gte
gte
Reply to  jdd
August 19, 2021

Great comment. I’m glad that someone in the EU has mentioned NATO and its association in the Afghan debacle. Casting a shadow actually means NATO is finished; its shown to be a useless organisation or a paper tiger at best. Putin must be deliriously happy over what has happened and how quickly it has happened. The real question is if the US gets into another regime changing war what are the chances of NATO getting support from the populace in the EU to join such action? Zero to nothing. The US has no idea what it has done. It will… Read more »

5 dancing shlomos
5 dancing shlomos
August 18, 2021

I’m upbeat.
Taliban, keep going till you hit DC.
Bring swords. Lotta rubbish clearing needed.
Bring everybody.
Replace Congress, WH, Supremes, Pentapussys.
Finally, justice and clean air to replace neolibcon sh*t smell.

Ozy
Ozy
Reply to  5 dancing shlomos
August 19, 2021

You are correct

Nothing
Nothing
August 18, 2021

love this evry time

Scarlet
Scarlet
August 18, 2021

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Ozy
Ozy
Reply to  Scarlet
August 19, 2021

Could someone write to the owner of the Duran and have this person’s device blocked? I’m sure it would happen if they used offensive language, but this person is just spam and ponzy schemes, I’m sure the tech heads have algorithms to do exactly that, this is a serious site concerning world events events that could effect us all.. Thanks

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Jay
Jay
Reply to  Ozy
August 19, 2021

Sadly Alex & Alexander don’t read the comments on this site. If they required a valid email the paid establishment trolls/spammers who are appearing here daily now wouldn’t find it so easy. Every day they come, different name same bullshit. I have noticed that the more dissaproval they receive the more comments they actually make. Therefore thier sole objective must be to irritate & distract. That being the case I think we must not give them what they want and should ignore them completely. They are paid sacks of shit and we should stop giving them any of our time… Read more »

Жељко из Крајине
Жељко из Крајине
August 18, 2021

Dear Alexander Mercouris,

Before the Afganistan episode, German army participated in the illegal attack of NATO on Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in spring 1999.

In fact, there were a number of casualties sustained by the German army armour coloumn in the Albanian mountains in a “traffic accident”.

According to some reports this accident coincided with rocket explosions in the area, due to MLR welcoming salvo sent by the Yugoslav army.

Жељко из Крајине

tsuki
tsuki
August 18, 2021

What would the UK ever done if Churchill had gone on the radio crying?

gte
gte
Reply to  tsuki
August 19, 2021

that’s the difference between politicians of yesteryear and today. today’s politicians are all Woke aware and pathetic individuals.

Ozymandias
Ozymandias
August 18, 2021

I’m glad we are out, I do have dog in this fight, my family fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, in the US marine corp and the national guard,they got out with their health intact, thank the Lord, the most important thing is to get British and US personnel out of that hell hole.. p.s.,Angela Merkel should be more concerned about disgruntled members of the Bundesvier, who are unhappy, to put it mildly about the import of male refugees who have failed to adapt to German values and been overly represented in crimes against German citizens, such as sex assaults, many… Read more »

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Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
August 18, 2021

Angela Merkel is never “sad”. That would be an emotional outbreak. Besides, her little helpers keep her happy all the time. Why else would she be grinning in this smirky way all the time ?
The west goes down as expected: In an embarassing, shameful, indecent way.

Just awful

Carol
Carol
August 18, 2021

Article from July 2016 The Islamic State in ‘Khorasan’: How it began and where it stands now in Nangarhar The Islamic State’s local franchise in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP), has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on the TUTAP protests in Kabul on 23 July 2016. The attack killed more than 80 people and injured over 230 others in Deh Mazang Square in western Kabul. The target of the attack [on 23 July], a peaceful, civilian protest of Shia Hazaras unrelated to the war and of no military importance, would seem to suggest that this was indeed… Read more »

Ernest Judd
Ernest Judd
August 19, 2021

I guarantee the Taliban will tell Wallace and UK to F*** off.
The Taliban has had enough with the Perfidious Albion, and ANY other “Western democracy”.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
August 19, 2021

Afghan party leader lambasts US for leaving a devastated land tainted with hatred, eyes stronger role for China: https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202108/1231388.shtml The party leader, Dr. Pedram, interviewed in the article is quoted as having said: “What Afghanistan has inherited from US is poverty, a rising unemployment rate, the destruction of social services, the unprecedented increase in class distinctions, a wealth gap, the destruction of the middle class, a vast economic mafia network, an underground economy, increased cultivation, production, and smuggling of drugs, addiction among more than 4 million young people, an ethnic war, the collapse of good values, the growth of a… Read more »

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Ozy
Ozy
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
August 19, 2021

No, what Afghanistan got was over a trillion dollars, only it was robbed by the ousted government, I’m sure the Swiss bankers did well out of it, that is where US/UK tax money has gone..Afghanistan is a land that if was cultivated, with view of its natural resources, gold and rear earth’s, would indeed be a rich country, but it is a land of corrupt officials and backward barbarians, and we should Never of been there.. The Romans drew a line around their empire, as they met more resistance from barbarians, that is what America should of done, but crazy… Read more »

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