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It's Impossible to Win the War in Afghanistan: Mikhail Gorbachev


Victory is impossible in Afghanistan. [Barack] Obama is right to pull the troops out. No matter how difficult it will be: Mikhail Gorbachev.

October 28, 2010 (Hamsayeh.Net) - The former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has warned the US and NATO that victory in Afghanistan is virtually impossible. Gorbachev’s word of warning comes at the time when coalition forces announced plans to take control of the Taliban stronghold in Kandahar Province.

‘Victory is impossible in Afghanistan. [Barack] Obama is right to pull the troops out. No matter how difficult it will be,’ he told British media. He added that US should be prepared to withdraw troops from Afghanistan no matter how difficult the task might be.

According to new reports, NATO and Russia also reached an agreement for the latter’s return to Afghanistan and taking over the task of training the Afghan Army. At the same time NATO and US troops would begin a gradual withdrawal from all of Afghanistan.

The US-led coalition, invaded Afghanistan under the pretext of combating terrorism in 2001 right after September 11 events. However, according to leading analysts, in reality the main reason for Western invasion of Afghanistan was to allow access to this strategically important region adjacent to Central Asia as a counterbalancing measure against combined interests of China, Russia and Iran. Also, a continuous war theater in that area would have allowed a greater control over energy resources of the region.



Over 10 years of futile military campaign in Afghanistan, the US is slowly realizing the fact that it's actually impossible to win the war.




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