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LAVROV: Trump Afghanistan policy a “dead end”

LAVROV: Trump Afghanistan policy a “dead end”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has voiced his country’s disapproval of Donald Trump’s military surge in Afghanistan.

Lavrov has stated,

“The main emphasis in the new strategy, which was announced by Washington, is made on settlement through use of force. We believe that it’s a dead-end approach”.

He continued,

“If I’ve got the new US strategy right, it allows contacts with the Taliban without them fulfilling any conditions at all.

I don’t think that it goes in line with our joint interest to follow the negotiated, coordinated line which is approved by the UN Security Council. But I hope that within the framework of the expert-level contacts we have with our American colleagues, we will be able to clarify this apparent contradiction.

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We maintain the contacts with the Taliban exactly in accordance with these criteria, urging them to comply with these UN Security Council demands”.

Lavrov revealed Trump’s strategy to be what Russia considers the worst of all possible options. Under the Trump plan US troops with arrive in large numbers to fight both the Taliban and the Taliban’s opponents in ISIS, all the while leaving the door open for negotiations with Taliban forces who are simulations under US bombardment. It is a plan fraught with contradictions which do not have any logical resolution.

Russia maintains a policy of military de-escalation in the country that seeks to work with moderate Taliban rebels who are willing to engage in a peace process with the existing regime in Kabul. This plan is broadly similar to that endorsed by China and Pakistan.

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seby

According to a 1950s political theory The Structure of Power in American Society is mainly build on three elite groups, the high military, the corporation executives and the political directorate. (The “political directorate” can best be described as the bureaucracy, the CIA and their proxies within Congress.) On election day I noted that only the military had supported The Not-Hillary President. The corporate and executive corners of the triangle had pushed for Hillary Clinton and continued to do so even after Trump had won. (Only recently did the “collusion with Russia” nonsense suddenly die down.) I wrote: “The military will… Read more »

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Sergey Lavrov: “The main emphasis in the new strategy, which was announced by Washington, is made on settlement through use of force. We believe that it’s a dead-end approach”.

Albert Einstein: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

michael houston
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michael houston

This would be a perfect and fitting moment in the ongoing flow of history for the Russians to arm the afghans with Manpads/Stinger weapons…..at the same time offering to develop and buy the various mineral/gas deposits honestly….not like the thieving Americans who are of the mind that they can take whatever they want…..!!!!!

Unfettered Fire
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Unfettered Fire

They forced Trump to comply with their never-ending war agenda by harassing him with Russia collusion headlines, (notice how quickly that subsided as soon as they got their Afghanistan wish) and now the Nazi-sympathizer mantra will probably be used to coerce him into agreeing to further escalations in Ukraine or Iran.

Simon
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Simon

After 16 years, it’s fair that we bounce these ‘prophetic’ words back at the US – you just have to change all the country names.

DenLilleAbe
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DenLilleAbe

16 years of war and the US has come nowhere. 🙂
Incompetent yes absolutely.
Underestimating. Yes absolutely.
Dumb Fcuks ,that just gets its troopers killed. Yes absolutely.
So bare footed, mostly illiterate, dung collecting natives bring down the worlds greatest Empire again? Yes , this was at least third time so the trophy is theirs.
The rest of the world is beginning to laugh…

Brad Golding
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Brad Golding

The master has spoken!comment image

Melotte 22
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Melotte 22

16 years later and apart from thriving opium business, US has achieved nothing. Makes you wonder, was that their primary goal in Afghanistan.

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