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Twenty years of occupation in a wartorn nation, no viable security and government left in place. Not the first nation America leaves behind in disaster and chaos. The risks are now for neighbouring states ... The AfPak region of terror - Waziristan - can expand further to the North and West ... many civilians will pay the ultimate price.

Russian Vladimir Putin in a virtual meeting with heads of intelligence from countries in the Russian-dominated Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on Wednesday warned against the threat of extremism from Afghanistan.

Pointing to recent developments in Afghanistan, Putin said a number of international terrorist groups operate in Afghanistan, saying that a number of militants who fought alongside ISIS in Iraq and Syria are now active in Afghanistan.

Iraq, Syria Terrorists "Actively" Entering Afghanistan: Vladimir Putin | NDTV |

While Moscow has been cautiously optimistic about the new Taliban leadership in Kabul, the Kremlin is concerned about instability spilling over into Central Asia where it houses military bases.

In the wake of the Taliban takeover, Russia held military drills with ex-Soviet Tajikistan -- where it operates a military base -- and in Uzbekistan. Both countries share a border with Afghanistan.

Tajikistan's national security chief, Saimumin Yatimov, for his part told the video conference that he had registered an "intensification" of attempts to "smuggle drugs, weapons, ammunition" from Afghanistan into his country.

Afghanistan has long been the world's largest producer of opium and heroin, with profits from the illicit trade helping fund the Taliban.

Earlier Wednesday French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Tajikistan's leader Emomali Rakhmon in Paris, vowing to help the Central Asian state maintain stability.

Trust In Government Big Loser By Disinformation

Creating chaos in the world is a planner's delight to mould civilization in one's image. What we have seen and experienced during the last four decades, the expansion of capitalism to solve the ills of our world. The designers of this policy have flunked in my perception how the world has changed.

The fact that Western Democracy needs Disinformation to fight "evil" of adversaries we ourselves have fostered, is the ultimate proof of failure.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Oct 15th, 2021 at 11:26:27 AM EST

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