Global observation丨U.S. “basic disease”: the death knell of “American military intervention” has been sounded
Global observation丨U.S. “basic disease”: The death knell of “American military intervention” has sounded
“The United States withdrew from Afghanistan 20 years after the war started, which also marks the US military interventionism. The end of the era. From the so-called “war on terrorism” to operations based on drones and special forces, to military operations carried out in the name of the so-called “responsibility to protect”, these different forms of military intervention have come from Yemen. To Libya, then to Mali… It seems that no satisfactory results have been achieved.”——Spain’s “Foreign Policy”
Before the dramatic changes in Afghanistan, the Spanish “Foreign Policy” bimonthly website published The article “The Future of Military Intervention” provides an in-depth analysis of the continuous output of turmoil in the United States, which has led to turbulence in the multi-country situation.
△Spanish “Foreign Policy” bimonthly website article “The Future of Military Intervention”
Since 2001, the United States has carried out military operations in about 80 countries around the world in the name of “anti-terrorism”, which claimed more than 800,000 lives and caused Afghanistan, Tens of millions of people in Iraq, Syria and other countries have been displaced.
The defeat and embarrassing image of the United States in Afghanistan today have triggered global public opinion reflections: There is no way out for the US policy of powerism and military intervention.
Single-handedly messing up Afghanistan is facing a serious foreign policy crisis
The situation in Afghanistan has undergone a sudden change, and the US-led Western model has once again been hit hard, and domestic criticisms of the White House’s Afghanistan policy have been one after another.
The CNN host Farid Zakaria said bluntly: “It’s important to admit this first: I think (the performance of the US military in Afghanistan) is historical One of the worst military defeats. This may also be one of the fastest military defeats in history.”
△ CNN host Farid Zakaria talks about the defeat of the US military in Afghanistan
The Washington Post recently published the title The editorial of “Afghanistan’s collapse is the worst: it could have been avoided” criticized a series of wrong decisions made by the US government.
The article believes that the war in Afghanistan took 20 years The U.S. finally suffered defeat. This is one of the most unforgettable events in the history of U.S. foreign policy. Two other historical events of comparable severity were the “Bay of Pigs” incident when the U.S. invaded Cuba 60 years ago and the U.S. in 1975. The “Saigon Moment” of withdrawing from Vietnam. The article bluntly stated that US allies are frustrated by the incompetence that they have shown during the withdrawal.
Walter Rasol Mead, a researcher at the Hudson Institute in the United States and a professor at Bard College in New York, recently published a paper entitled “Biden’s Chamberlain Moments in Afghanistan” on the Wall Street Journal website. The article believes that the Biden administration is facing a serious foreign policy crisis. At the same time, the international prestige of the United States has also been hit hard.
Walter Rasol Mead predicted: “In the future, Europe will only have less compliance and respect for Biden.”
International public opinion has also reflected on the failure of the United States in Afghanistan.
△British “Guardian” columnist Bo Lee Toynbee believes that the outcome of the war in Afghanistan once again exposed the arrogance and arrogance of the West.
△French historian Michel Ge Ya published an article in the “Le Figaro” entitled “Afghanistan, the Root of America’s Disastrous Failure” and pointed out that the US action in Afghanistan was “disastrous from the beginning.”
The export of turmoil has caused serious loss of global self-reflection.
The U.S. military has carried out military operations in Afghanistan for 20 years, resulting in more than 100,000 Afghan civilians in the guns of the U.S. military and its allies. Under the casualties, more than 10 million people were displaced.
Due to the perennial war and turmoil, the income level of Afghans is low. The average monthly income is about 40 US dollars (about 260 yuan), and the unemployment rate exceeds 40%.
△August 20th, Kabul International Airport A large number of Afghans are still gathering nearby. (Pictured from Visual China)
The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Reconstruction of Afghanistan (SIGAR) of the United States recently released a report saying that due to a lack of understanding of Afghan politics and culture, the policies of successive U.S. governments have deliberately ignored local Afghan The actual situation and the will of the Afghan people are trying to forcefully implement a development model that is seriously out of reality in Afghanistan. And such a policy was doomed to fail from the beginning.
△The US “Politician” website is related to SIGAR Screenshot of the report of the report
△U.S. Afghanistan Reconstruction Operation Screenshot of the website report of the Office of the Special Inspector General
Afghanistan is not the only one that has been poisoned by the United States?
In 2003, the United States launched the Iraq War based on fabricated intelligence, killing more than 200,000 civilians.
In 2011, the U.S. airstrikes Libya, which led to continuous turmoil in Libya.
In 2014, the US military intervention in Syria triggered a serious refugee crisis.
Since 2017, the United States has launched air strikes on Syria, causing serious civilian casualties.
△June 2005, the US military was in Afghanistan Operations in Zabul Province commenced. (Picture from Visual China)
People of insight in the international community have pointed out that history has repeatedly proved that the US military intervention has not yielded satisfactory results. It is the turbulence and division, leaving behind a mess full of holes.
△August 16, Kabul International Airport , An American soldier pointed a gun at an Afghan man. (Picture from Visual China)
A well-known American scholar Jeffrey Sachs recently wrote an article criticizing the US military intervention policy for causing serious consequences to the world, and pointed out that the lack of US introspection is surprising. “The defeat of the United States in Afghanistan is a failure of American political culture, and it is also a failure of the United States’ diplomatic philosophy that is keen on solving political problems through military means or destabilizing other countries through the CIA.”
Jeffrey Sachs: “There is an English proverb: When you swing with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The United States has a strong army, so war looks like It is like a solution to all problems. The United States regards military means as a foreign policy, but it should not have such a foreign policy based on military actions.”
Hua Chunying, Spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, August 20 Said in Beijing that the United States should really deeply reflect on its erroneous policies of military intervention in other countries, interference in other countries’ internal affairs, military violence, and chaos and abandonment, and stop obsessing with being a destroyer of world peace and a maker of turbulence. .
Hua Chunying: “Facts have repeatedly shown that There is no way out for military intervention. The use of power and military means to solve problems will only cause more and more problems. The mechanical transfer of American democracy to countries with completely different history, culture, and national conditions will only result in dissatisfaction, and ultimately end in failure. There is a saying in China. ‘Eat a ditch and grow a wise’. The United States has eaten enough’drenches’, and it should grow wise.”