US unlikely to leave Afghanistan on time : 31 Aug 2021
The United States will hardly be able to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by August 31, said many experts. They expect that a certain number of US service members will remain in the country in the wake of the recent terrorist attack on the Kabul airport. On August 29, the US carried out a strike near the airport, claiming later that the goal was to stop a suicide bomber. The strike hit a residential area and killed seven, according to the latest data. The day before that, the US eliminated two members of the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) in Afghanistan.
US President Joe Biden is trying to prepare the public for the fact that the evacuation process may take longer than expected. According to some political analysts, the August 31 deadline is impossible to meet because US troops, who are particularly trying to ensure order at Kabul airport, remain in the country. “I expect that some of the US service members will remain there, along with the French and British ones,” the political analysts added.
Afghanistan will still be in a state of civil war, which has been going on for decades, but this time, it will be complicated by foreign interference. The Americans will not fully leave Afghanistan. Besides, another reason for a rise in tensions is that the United States has left behind a large amount of weapons, and did that on purpose, a political analyst pointed out. The commentator explained that if the US had to disable, say, a combat helicopter, it would have taken only a TNT block with an electronic control system. The same goes for small arms. “However, they did nothing of the kind and I think that the handover of weapons could be part of a secret deal,” the expert added.
Still, even the presence of a large amount of weapons will not allow the Taliban (outlawed in most countries ) to conduct offensive operations outside Afghanistan. “The Taliban will be busy with domestic affairs. They don’t seem to be inclined towards external aggression,” the analyst emphasized.
In any case, any terrorist trying to enter India will be hunted down promptly.