The Kabul Government the Soviets Left Held Out for 3 Years, Outlived the USSR, and Crumbled Only After Yeltsin Cut Aid

When the US told Yeltsin to cut Kabul off Moscow protested the US/Pakistan should therefore also cut aid to Mujahideen then complied anyway

The Soviets withdrew in February 1989, Najibullah held out until April 1992

Machine translated from Russian.

When Soviet troops left Afghanistan after 10 years of war, I was 8 years old. Of course, it is difficult for me then to realize the scale and consequences of those events. In subsequent years, I heard more than once that everything was in vain, that everything crumbled and collapsed, and the “Afghans” themselves were belittled in every possible way, and even now, in some kind of a cinematography as domestic bunglers.

In light of what is happening now in Afghanistan, you understand very well that when the Soviet army left Afghanistan, it left behind not a void, but a fully capable state, which for 3 years under conditions of international isolation waged a war against the bearded men sponsored by the USA, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and a number of other countries, even when Gorbachev and Yeltsin curtailed support for the Najibullah government. And the DRA army did not disperse in a couple of weeks, but fought quite successfully for itself, until it was destroyed by internal conflicts and the betrayal of commanders, including the notorious Dostum, who is now scrambling to Uzbekistan.

For 10 years, the Soviet Army provided the conditions for the existence of a fully-fledged Afghan secular state, which, even in conditions of war and isolation, existed for 3 years.
In contrast, we see how, after 20 years of occupation of Afghanistan by US and NATO forces, the pro-American regime in Afghanistan is crumbling even faster than the American troops can withdraw. And the main thing that leaves behind the United States is a country full of bearded figures and the largest heroin industry. When the USSR left, it left behind the state, schools, hospitals, factories, roads, bridges, tunnels, and a secular society.

A column of the Afghan army on the border with Uzbekistan on the very bridge in Hairaton, through which the last units of the Soviet Army left

The difference is more than obvious and obvious. The warriors-internationalists in Afghanistan fulfilled their duty and provided opportunities for the existence of the Afghan state, which for a short time even survived the collapse of the USSR. The American army was unable to solve the problem of survival of the puppet regime, completely repeating the scenario of South Vietnam.

So in these days of the shameful collapse of the United States in Afghanistan, I would like to say, among other things, that the men who were doing their duty in Afghanistan did their job well. It is not their fault that the results of their labor were leveled out by the leaders who destroyed the country and left the DRA to its fate.

Everything is relative. I believe that assessments of the results of the 1979-1989 Afghan war in the light of what is happening now in Afghanistan should undergo a certain revision, and the merits of the internationalist soldiers should receive additional coverage and perpetuation.

Source: Colonel Cassad

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Jerry Hood
Jerry Hood
2 months ago

Hopefuly, Taliban learned lesson too, and will manage a vital state, not like before…

ian robb
ian robb
2 months ago
Reply to  Jerry Hood

dont think so somehow

ken
ken
2 months ago
Reply to  Jerry Hood

IMO all governments are thieves and murderers. Some just more obvious about it.

yuri
yuri
2 months ago

when USSR troops departed muhjadin was demolished–every attempt to occupy cities failed…when entire support was withdrawn by Yeltsin and huge amounts invested by US to arm and train muhjadin they were eventually able to control 80% of the nation

tunamelt
tunamelt
2 months ago
Reply to  yuri

Yuri idiot. No country has ever beaten the Pashtuns on their home turf. The Soviets got their ass handed to them.

yuri
yuri
1 month ago
Reply to  tunamelt

obviously stupefied amerikan with tuna brain
“amerikans are the living refutation of the cartesian cogito ergo sum. amerikans are yet they do not think. the amerikan mind puerile primitive lacks characteristic form and is therefore open to any standardization”. Julius Evola
“amerikans are ignorant and unteachable”. George Santayana
“amerika requires a stupified population”. Christopher Lasch
“stupidity is a precious natural resource in amerika”. Philip Slater
“Amerika is a culture of stupidity”. Arthur Schlesinger Jr
“stupidity is a virtue in amerika”. Charles Pierce

yuri
yuri
1 month ago
Reply to  tunamelt

pathetic stoopid murikan obviously
“nothing can thrive in amerika unless inflated by hyperbole and gilded with a fine coat of fraud. amerikans cannot think except by means of slogans–they identify garbage as quality. the stupidity and ignorance of amerikans has long been a topic of hilarity in Europe”. Paul Fussell
“amerikans are not educated to think historically or sociologically. the functional illiteracy and ignorance of amerikans has made us an international joke”. Morris Berman
“amerikans live in a thicket of illusions–they demand illusions about themselves”. Daniel Boorstin
“amerikans are not at all happy –they feel themselves lacking in something. all the sensitiveness has dried up in amerikans…the crystallization of love is impossible in USA. I admire their kind of happiness but I do not envy it: it is the happiness of a different and inferior species”. Stendhal
“of all peoples in an advanced stage of economic civilization amerikans are least accessible to long views always and everywhere in a hurry to get rich they give no thought to remote consequences they see only present advantages. amerikans do not remember. amerikans do not feel. amerikans live in a materialist dream”. Moisede Ostrogorski
pitiful stupified amerikans are tiresome

yuri
yuri
1 month ago
Reply to  yuri

“in Russia love is regarded as a divine madness that descends from the heavens (Freud,Lacan,etc) as the sociologist Julia Lerner puts it for Russians love is a value, a moral act: it requires sacrifice…Russians measure each other according to the upheavals that love brings with it…but in amerikan people choose their attachments the way they choose a TOASTER. they ask does he fulfill my needs? do I feel comfortable asserting my rights in the relationships? does s/he check all the right boxes? if the Russian model is too reckless the amerikan model involves too much calculation and gamesmanship. the dating market becomes a true market”. Adbusters 2018
yes in amerika everything is for sale—-toasters! LOL

yuri
yuri
1 month ago
Reply to  tunamelt

“busy busy numb—amerikans cannot feel themselves alive unless they feel themselves busy. amerika is a vast goo of meaningless stimulation”. Thomas de Zengodita
“speed obliterates the capacity to think”. F Schleimacher, Z Bauman, I Kant, etc
“as on digs deeper in to the national character of amerikans one sees they have sought the value of everything in this world according to the answer to a single question: how much money will it bring in?” Tocqueville
“amerikans are the most prudish in western civilization–they sublimate their desire by chasing the dollar…AMERIKA IS GIGANTIC–A GIGANTIC MISTAKE”. Sigmund Freud
“amerikans like big because they feel so small…the artificial sexual scarcity in amerika derives from the amerikan money neurosis”. Philip Slater
“amerikan females are frigid”. Julius Evola
” amerikans cannot provide each other sexual pleasure”. David Riesman
“amerikans are threatened by complicated feelings”. Richard Sennet
“amerikans cannot feel pure pleasure”. Slavoj Zizek
“amerikans have lost the capacity for spontaneous feeling”. Erich Fromm
you inferior species amerikans amuse–obviously hillbilly peasant has never lived in a civilized nation
“the monolingual inevitably confuses style with content”. George Simmel

Last edited 1 month ago by yuri
yuri
yuri
1 month ago
Reply to  tunamelt

is this what your TOASTER told you? LOL

No vaxxer
No vaxxer
2 months ago

Where will al CIAduh generate criminal wealth from its Afghani/Paki heroin production scam to finance global USSAN terror now that the Talibaba have outlawed opium production again?

ken
ken
2 months ago
Reply to  No vaxxer

Probably already made a deal with the Taliban.

ken
ken
2 months ago

The Afghan war like the Viet Nam war was never a war. They were business,,, a means to enrich the internationalists and corporations.

Viet Nam was a false flag with the US gov lying about the Gulf of Tonkin.
Afghanistan was a false flag due to the US gov blowing up buildings.

Both wars were to make fortunes selling the tools of war. This is why the US could care less about the equipment and arms left behind. They did this in Viet Nam as well. In Viet Nam the US promised to return if the North Vietnamese threatened Saigon. Of course the promise was broken.

The US needs war to survive. It produces nothing but war material and dollars. They are pulling out of Afghanistan to consolidate and start a war somewhere else, probably Iran or China. If this holds true it will be their last war as they will completely destroy their economy trying to fund the war and very possibly fighting a revolt at home.

Last edited 2 months ago by ken
Raptar Driver
Raptar Driver
2 months ago
Reply to  ken

Don’t forget the business of the rare earth mineral wealth and the poppy fields.

Mr Reynard
Mr Reynard
2 months ago
Reply to  Raptar Driver

Yupp.. The above is worth lots & lots of shekels …..

tunamelt
tunamelt
2 months ago

” you understand very well that when the Soviet army left Afghanistan, it left behind not a void, but a fully capable”

Sorry, but the Soviet Union was a failed state started by westerb big business. Best enemy western money could buy. A paper tiger that made big money for Pentagon companies for 70 years. And if the Soviets were not a failed state, where is it now?

yuri
yuri
1 month ago
Reply to  tunamelt

dull ignorant amerikan live in cultural desert crumbling empire that will collapse in 5-10 years…as everyone from Tocqueville, Sennet, Gorer etc observe—amerikans cannot think or feel dialectically, link phenomenon, —“amerikans only comprehend discreet disconnected facts….only in amerika is the father vestigial–the amerikan mind and conscience is femininin….amerikans especially males are troubled by a basic insecurity inadequately disguised by their boasting and bragging”. Geoffrey Gorer
“amerikans have been liars and braggarts for 3 centuries”. Daniel Boorstin
“the men amerikans most admire dare to tell them the most extravagant lies; the men they most despise try to tell them the truth”. HL Menkhen
insecure feminized idiot cannot address genetic brain disease injecting cow urine….you are a tiresome child with zero culture
“the banality of amerika—the radical absence of culture”. J Baudrilliard….now scurry off to your hillbilly ghetto–you are farcical

GMC
GMC
2 months ago

The Soviet Army went in to help the Afghan Gov. The Americans went in to Afghanistan to help Themselves. The Americans and their help, made a whole lot of money and that was the only plan. I’m sure they spread around plenty of money in order to keep everyone on talking terms. So we will see how this all ends in a few months and when the Taliban form their Government. Stay tuned. Thanks Colonel and A E

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