Airbornewolf wrote:i really would have given you an good answer, but i do not know what the answer is to fix Afghanistan.
What kind of shambolic training did N.A.T.O/U.S provide to Afghan military that at the slightest possibility of a Taliban onslaught thousands of soldiers from Afghanistan are fleeing to Tajikistan?
Somehow, after all the things i mentioned, and pointing out everything that goes wrong in afghanistan.
You are suprised this went wrong as well?.
and i agree, now the problem gets dumped on the lap of all the neighbouring countrys.
I think NATO's track record should give anyone a good picture how succesfull everything goes.
mention one country NATO touched and that ended up an shining beacon of democracy and welfare?.
I know, i can not come with one up either. They are all torn-up warzones.
We, meaning EU NATO members are used as auxillary's. Expendable, subordinates.
Just like the roman empire did to further its own foreign policy with the populations its conquered.
When you talk about NATO, you must see the U.S as its only true commander.
When we resist or give any critisism it propably costs you your millitary carreer.
At worst, they point their weapons at you when you get in their way and resist.
The U.S its own millitary sees their own men as expendable assets when it comes down to it.
And do not take personal offense of my following words, as i dont mean them like that.
It is easy to call NATO performance of training "shambolic" and quote me in that.
I am not the NATO-spokesman around here.
These performance issues of the ANA are not summed up in neat sentences.
I did the logistics, command and fighting. i did not do the training altough i was fammiliar with those programs.
I worked in NATO, but i think its pretty obvious me being here on this forum is an safe indication i do not share NATO's viewpoints and foreign policy.
I do not disrespect the men and women serving in NATO in general.
They are people too.
I spend a lot of time in bars drinking with various nations in my carreer.
some are quick to realise whatever NATO says is one big lie they are being told.
other's need some more experiences before they come to that conclusion.
Keep in mind, many of us that returned and wanted to tell their story where silenced by western media and tech giants like twitter and facebook/google.
And some people in NATO will just never learn.
At least they often have the same lack of mental capacity that matches their lack of perception of what is going on around them.
I did what i needed to do to out in Afghanistan. i will never appologise for that.
Going back to afghanistan's problems,
The afghan government is corrupt, the afghan have also no real airforce to speak off.
Because god forbid we gave Russia some money to give them proper aicraft that function there.
Its not like NATO did not had their own instructors from the czech republic, Slovakia etc. That operate MI's and Mig's themselves.
Americans vetoed that decision, forced afghanistan to use U.S aircraft as the primary airforce in the future.
They got like an handfull of MI-25's from India i believe. but the russian gear stops there.
They do not need western expensive helicopters and Aircraft.
they need the low-maintenance russian equipment that russia already manufactures good high-altitude engines for.
The russian contractors used their MI-8's, MI-26's and everything else with great succes there.
It was only thanks to the russian contractors moving all NATO gear by air, so we could focus forces elsewhere.
NATO's own aircraft fleet was insufficient to sustain the logistical demand of NATO itself.
Afghanistan's own logistical lines are non-extistent, how do you get supplies to them in prolonged engagements?.
they do not have the capacity to do so.
Also it has always been an common problem they run from engagements.
Both unity in their tribal system and the fact their own government was often caught not paying their own soldiers did not help either.
it was in my tours as well in 2006/2008/2009. it never changed for the better.
Like i mentioned before, Everyone that set foot out there beyond the gates knew this all would collapse the moment we left.
Thank the American arms industry and the politicians they bought with their blood-money for everything that happened then.
And will happen from now on.
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