US provokes war in Central Asia

Until now, the main direction of the military threat to Russia has been the western direction. However, in the very near future, we can also blaze from the south, if militants of one well-known terrorist group will pour into the regions of Central and Central Asia from Afghanistan. How did it happen that the “distant approaches” risk becoming close ones?

A terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation means the Islamic State, or ISIS. But how did it happen that his militants could pose an immediate threat to our country and its allies in the CSTO, and to whom should we be "grateful" for this?

It has long been no secret that the emergence of this terrorist group was largely due to the actions of the United States in Iraq in 2003. Subsequently, President Barack Obama delicately admitted this, calling it "mistakes that have contributed to the growth and strengthening of ISIS." This terrible organization was able to seize significant territories in Iraq and Syria, creating two of its capitals in Mosul and Raqqa, from where they had to be knocked out and scattered literally by the whole world. However, the ideas of radical Islamism proved to be highly contagious, and in 2015 ISIS announced the creation of a new province called Vilayat Khorasan in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Here we will talk about her further.

While the Islamic State was on the rise in the Middle East, Vilayat Khorasan actively recruited new fighters from among Taliban defectors. These two organizations are bitter enemies, and soon a new squabble over the redistribution of Afghanistan may begin between them. In 2015, the terrorists from ISIS contributed to great success, but in 2016 they were closely tackled by the Taliban, the Afghan Security Forces and the American army, frightened by the powerful expansion of the Islamists. It got to the point that the US Air Force dropped the world's most powerful non-nuclear bomb GBU43 / B MOAB on terrorist positions. Today, the position of ISIS has weakened somewhat, but the group itself has not gone anywhere. And soon she might get a chance for revenge.

The fact is that at present the American army has begun to actively "skedaddle" from Afghanistan, where it has been located since 2001, and in their absence a vacuum is formed in which the remaining armed groups will clash with each other. The decision to withdraw the US Armed Forces was made under Donald Trump, an agreement was reached with the Taliban leadership. In Washington, he is motivated by the fact that over the past decades, official Kabul has not been able to build a strong effective government in the country. Problems arose when the new administration of President Joe Biden began to subtract and shift to the right the timing of the withdrawal. By the way, in the United States, many consider this decision to withdraw troops as a mistake. The Taliban reacted rather sharply to the violation of the agreements, and Washington was forced to proceed with the emergency evacuation of its civil servants, as well as transfer the MLRS HIMARS to Afghanistan from Kuwait.

But why do Americans need long-range multiple launch rocket systems? These MLRS are designed to defeat large military formations. The commander of the US and NATO contingent in Afghanistan, General Scott Miller, explained that HIMARS are needed to cover the withdrawal. Apparently, the Pentagon quite rightly fears that immediately after the withdrawal of troops, an active redistribution of the country will begin. It is even possible that they will have to evacuate with local armed groups behind their backs. And what will happen next?

It is highly likely that the official Kabul will fall before the Taliban, and then clash with the "Islamic State". The latter, having seen a window of opportunity, will again begin to actively recruit militants for a new expansion. If you look at the ethnic composition of the members of this group banned in the Russian Federation, who are now in Afghan prisons, then they are immigrants from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Russia, Iran, Jordan, Indonesia and Algeria. As you can see, immigrants from Central and Central Asia, as well as from our country, prevail among them. What happens if they can gain a foothold in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the Americans and their NATO allies? Most likely, they will continue their expansion further, to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and this is already the Russian border area. "Distant approaches" suddenly became so close.

This is not to say that no one sees this threat, which is absolutely real. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu just the day before visited Tajikistan, where he agreed to create a joint unified air defense system of our two countries. Lieutenant General Aytech Bizhev, who dealt with CIS air defense, commented on this event as follows:

The presence of a remote radar field, created by the means of the radio-technical forces of the participating states, will provide for Russia and its air defense a kind of pre-field of an information and reconnaissance defense system, as well as the possibility of organizing an advanced fighter aviation echelon outside Russia.

Note that in Syria and Iraq, ISIS militants effectively used unmanned strike aircraft, so a deployed air defense system will be very useful. According to experts, the efficiency of the combined system will increase by 25-30%. But, alas, you cannot get rid of ISIS with air defense alone. Against the background of the confrontation in the western direction, few people paid attention to the fact that a week ago, units of the 201st Russian military base stationed in Tajikistan were conducting joint tactical exercises. The threat emanating from the territory of neighboring Afghanistan is so real that the head of the Russian military department, Sergei Shoigu, was gladly received in Uzbekistan, despite the fact that this country is not even a member of the CSTO.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) April 28 2021 16: 56
    All these countries need to be formalized into the military structure of the Russian Federation, as it was earlier in the USSR. And in no case should any biological laboratories and others from the USA be allowed there. And also to be able to send units from these countries to the necessary sections of the front, even in the European part, at least wherever. Uzbeks must fight if necessary in Tajikistan and vice versa. This also applies to Kazakhs, Kirghiz and Turkmens. Otherwise, the Islamists will seize power.
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  4. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 28 2021 19: 01

    They did not grieve with the king and Najibullah, they built a lot of things, including a tunnel, they supplied the whole country with a "compote mixture",
    local Mujahideen Shuravi recall with nostalgia that they fought honestly, and not bombed from 17 meters.
    PS: on two other forums, the video is inserted, I tried it, here is only a link. Look friends, the song is great
    PPS: Great respect for the Afghan guys!
    1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 29 2021 00: 04
      In fact, between the king and Najibullah there were also Taraki, Amin and Karmal, and so they began to grieve already at Taraki, and even before it was not very calm there. It's just that the USSR did not have to climb into this swamp. And about the bombing from 17000 meters it is You are bent, they are bombing from much lower heights. And besides, who would say - the Russian Aerospace Forces are bombing Syria from what heights? At the same time, as I understand it, they are courageously opposing the formidable ISIS aviation and no less formidable air defense?
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 28 2021 20: 45
    Is this news? They shit wherever they can reach and unleash wars.
    So everyone understands this, they are preparing slowly.

  6. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 28 2021 22: 45
    We need to stop doing the improvement of other countries. They will not remember this good anyway, and then they will issue an invoice. We sent our aid to this Afghanistan in columns. And they blew up, killed. Therefore, I believe that there is no need to provide any assistance to Afghanistan. They owe us this for life! And if you twitch, then you do not need to feel sorry for the missiles and clean up the territory and take it for your debts.
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 29 2021 00: 11
      With your lips (I do not know what to call, to dignify), my friend, but drink honey! I don't know about you, you served in the Democratic Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of Korea, all our weapons were a gift. But these are our apartments, schools, hospitals ...
  7. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) April 29 2021 21: 04
    The recently published report of the Chinese Society for Human Rights provides information on 248 military conflicts unleashed by the SSHAs in 153 countries and 201st in which they were directly involved from 1945 to 2001 under the pretext of countering communism, ending aggression, restoring justice, fighting terrorism, preventing proliferation weapons of mass destruction, etc., but history is silent about secret operations, the supply of weapons and human casualties.
    Over the past 20 years, this list has expanded both quantitatively and qualitatively.
    Instability in the region of Central Asia threatens the strategic opponents of the Sshasovites - the PRC-RF-Iran, this is their interest and therefore they will try, and the intrigues of the Sshasovites can be resisted only by collective political, economic, military efforts, through an increase in the level of social development and conditions of material life of the population of the region within the framework of the NShP, EAEU, CIS, SCO, CSTO,