Kabul: Will there be a new 11 September 2001
Krassimir Ivandjiiski /Красимир Иванджийски/
August 26, 2021
I know that many people expect to read what I will write about Afghanistan. They have a reason. It happened to me in this life that, among other things, I was constantly following the wars, or they were following me.
One of these wars was, and is , Afghanistan.
Coincidentally, a few days ago , I asked readers to help me find one of my books published in the mid-1980s. They helped me. It was about "No Nameless Heroes", published by the Military Publishing House-Sofia after my trip to Kabul in 1985.
It was about the US war against the USSR, which has not stopped to this day. This is the same war - of the United States and Britain against the USSR / Russia, and in its new version of the United States, Britain and Israel against Russia, China and Iran.
Therefore, I will not be in a hurry to answer the question of what is happening in Afghanistan, as I am one of the last journalists to cover this war for more than 40 years. There are so many layers that they cannot be covered in simple schemes.
Initial attempts will start from…. Kabul Airport, which is gradually being imposed on us by the Americans, as the main theater of what is happening now in Afghanistan. Everything is around and at the airport - fleeing Americans and NATO, their helpers and translators; Afghans clinging to and falling from planes, like jumping from the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001.
In fact, the analogy is not accidental, because of the coming 20th anniversary of terrorism in New York, for which Bin Laden, hiding in the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, has been accused by the Americans.
Some draw an analogy between the current events in Kabul and the events in Saigon in 1975, when Americans fled by helicopters from the roof of the US embassy, as they do now in Kabul. But there is also a huge difference. The United States was then defeated by Ho Chi Minh's North Vietnam and by South Vietnamese guerrillas backed by the Soviet Union and China. And now in Kabul, despite initial assessments of the defeat of the United States, a tactical operation by the Pentagon, the CIA and the Israeli Mossad cannot be ruled out.
That is why I am not in a hurry with the categorical formulations for "the greatest defeat" of the US, etc. Of course, they are true, as well as the fact that the United States is changing tactics and relocating against major rivals Russia, China and Iran - in Europe, the South China Sea and the Middle East, and that Afghanistan will remain a platform with new performers against Russia, China, Iran, Pakistan.
And what will happen if a new bridgehead is built in Afghanistan by the CIA, Mossad and the Taliban in the new "big game" uniting all Sunni terrorists: Taliban, Al Qaeda, Islamic State, Al Nusra, Al Shabab, Boko Haram and if "the deep state "direct them against Central Asia, Russia, China, Iran, along with the $ 100 billion US weapons left there.
The power vacuum in Afghanistan, created by the United States ,was immediately filled by the Taliban, created years ago by the United States as well.
The task is to control the key territory between Russia, the former Asian republics of the USSR, China - the New Silk Road and Xinjiang, Pakistan - which has nuclear weapons and Iran, which borders Afghanistan.
Now the United States is leaving to stay. Rather, it is an attempt to anticipate defeat, by changing tactics and relocating.
I will return to Kabul airport. In the 1970s and 1980s, I landed or took off several times with passenger planes from airports where one or another local group was training to shoot at low-flying passenger planes.
That was when, in the mid-1970s, I landed at Asmara-Eritrea airport and the plane took off vertically, because the local rebels, who were shooting at the planes, were lying right after the runway. This has been the case several times in Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda and the Congo.
So it was with the airport in Kabul, to which I keep coming back. Why?
Kabul Airport is located in a cauldron, surrounded by steep slopes of the Hindu Kush, from which the Mujahideen, the forerunners of the Taliban at the time, fired on Soviet planes landing and taking off. After 1979, i.e. after Soviet troops entered Afghanistan, the Mujahideen fired "stingers" delivered to them by the United States.
In reality, Kabul airport is the major link to the outside world and its control is very important, or the destruction, as Baghdad (Iraq) airport was destroyed in April 2003. Can such a scenario be repeated with Kabul airport. I am currently the only journalist asking this question.
Then, in 1985, I flew to Kabul via Moscow, where Sheremetyevo had a closed terminal for flights to Afghanistan. We were a few people on the plane - senior Soviet officers, a national dance ensemble of one of the Soviet republics, and me, journalist from Bulgaria. At Kabul airport, the plane landed in a spiral, firing anti-missiles from its wings against a possible missile attack by the Mujahideen.
I make this return to time, not by chance. Because in order to understand what is happening in Afghanistan today, we need to re-read the history of Islamic terrorism.
To understand what is happening today, we must go back to the secret documents of the CIA, which began arming the jihadists as early as 1979, before the entry of Soviet troops, before the planning of the Syrian civil war in 1983, long before the drafting of the "terrorist" bin Laden or the deployment of al-Qaeda in the Balkans, before the birth of the Caliphat of Europe in Bosnia against Serbia, before the September 11, 2001 nuclear bombings destroyed two towers in New York, before the ensuing "war against terrorism "of the United States and Israel, and subsequent terrorists of all kinds.
Finally, I will return to Kabul Airport again. You will ask "what are you constantly doing to us at this airport". It is no accident. Because few people remember what happened at another airport- Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, in April 1993, and the battle for that airport was crucial to the outcome of that war.
The battle began on the night of April 4, 1993, was fierce and the Americans suffered heavy losses. The Pentagon then decided to use a neutron bomb against Iraqi and the ...US troops. It was dropped between April 6 and 8, 2003. In short, nuclear weapons were used for Baghdad airport in that war. The bomb killed resistance at the airport where several thousand Iraqis were ready for the "battle of all battles." Along with them, the Pentagon annihilated and wiped out its own American division.
At that time, only two sources in the world reported about it - the Russian military source "Ramsay", which appeared suddenly and also suddenly disappeared, and me in the newspaper , which you read now.
That is why I take you back to what is happening at Kabul airport, which, due to its location at the bottom of a lake or old volcano , will go down in history, in the event of a nuclear explosion, as the second September 11, 2001, which started the "war on terror."
The beginning was against Afghanistan.
Will Kabul be a new nuclear domino? Is the nuclear neutron weapon already in place ?