Afghanistan : On the eve of the new year, it is fashionable to make a rating of the most important events of the outgoing year, as well as to remind what statements and deeds have been noted by world politicians over the year. For example, the American publication Politico has published its rating of failed predictions for 2021. It was commented on by the famous American political scientist Dmitry Drobnitsky.
According to the American edition, those politicians and political scientists who promised a painless withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan missed the most. Such predictions boiled down to the following: “The US withdrawal from Afghanistan will in no way resemble flight from Saigon (the capital of South Vietnam, hastily abandoned by the Americans in 1975. – MK ), everything will go smoothly, Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation. – MK ) will not seize power in the foreseeable future.
In fact, it all went wrong. Videos from Kabul airport in which poor Afghans, clinging to the wheels of the landing gear of departing American transport planes, fell and crashed on the runway, went around the world. As Dmitry Drobnitsky wrote in his Telegram channel, this event deserves first place in the “Failure of the Year” nomination.
“This is a live disaster,” he said. – … Obviously, from that moment on, they stopped being afraid of Sherkhan. The sacred power of the United States faded by several stellar magnitudes at once. “
In his rating of events and personalities of the outgoing year in the “Antihero of the Year” nomination, “Anthony Blinken wins by a large margin” (US Secretary of State – “MK” ). “In 2021, Anthony Blinken was the most dangerous person in world politics,” Drobnitsky said. “If he had not been held back, he would almost certainly have unleashed a war, some kind of another or a big one.”
According to the Russian political scientist, Blinken must leave. “Then there will be hope for at least a minimal adequacy of the White House,” the expert said.
He gave his forecast for 2022, including in connection with new proposals from Russia in the field of security. In his opinion, the United States and NATO “took the issue in cotton wool and will definitely try to wrap it up during the procedure.”
“All three centers of power will have difficulties and difficulties (Russia, USA, China. – “ MK ” ). – As well as they have their own advantages and unique resources. Moscow, Beijing and Washington have just begun to master the planet at a new technological level. On this path, tough competition is inevitable. Therefore, in the coming 2022, we wish our diplomats and the military to agree that this competition remains, albeit intense, but mostly peaceful. “