Brussels, Belgium. The European Union and NATO while having no direct national interest, are always eager to follow America into harm’s way. It came as no great surprise that NATO is yet again, following America off a cliff in Afghanistan.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced a possible expansion of Resolute Support mission within NATO. He spoke about this in an interview with the newspaper Welt am Sonntag published on Sunday, April 30.
According to Stoltenberg, some members of the alliance advocate that the mission should be extended not once a year, as now, but once every few years. It is expected that the final decision on these issues will be made in June, leading to NATO forces also occupying Afghanistan with their American partners.
Mission “Resolute Support” started in early 2015, replacing a 13-year-old combat mission by the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF). Under ISAF, 140,000 NATO soldiers were deployed in the country’s territory; the number of personnel for the new mission is limited to approximately 13,000 soldiers who are not involved in combat operations, but are active in the illegal occupation of Afghanistan.
After the departure of most foreign military forces from Afghanistan, the citizens began to once more liberate the territories. According to the American watchdog organization SIGAR, which prepared a report on the situation in Afghanistan for the US Congress, as of November 2016 the American puppet government in Kabul controlled slightly more than half of the country’s territory.