In a world in the process of transformation, the output of NATO from Afghanistan and the return of Taliban power is already a milestone in the configuration of a new world order. Europe, in the words of the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Josep Borrell assumes that "the United States will no longer do the wars of others." But the change of phase, in addition to the necessary internal reflection on the future role of the EU, is also involving an assessment on the error that has meant to leave this country, after 20 years trying to achieve its stabilization.
Spain is now focused on taking the greatest number of people from there. Another 260 people will arrive in the next few hours to our country and the plan is to continue with the evacuations while the US maintains control of the Kabul airport. Without dates. The term given by the Taliban to the Government of Joe Biden expires on August 31 and although the American President has slipped that they may remain longer, radical Islamists have rushed to warn that this could have "consequences".
"We will bring those we can during the time we can," said Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, who in different statements in recent days has recognized as a "failure" the country's departure. A "non-palliative failure of the West," has insisted today on the sixth, which, in the opinion of it, forces to do a reflection because "20 years in Afghanistan to end up."
According to Robles "it has failed many things" and although it has not wanted to blame explicitly to the US, especially now after the important conversation that Pedro Sánchez and Joe Biden kept on Sunday, it has noted that in the NATO the Americans have always had the "leadership" on Afghanistan. In fact, Spain announced on April 14, withdrawal after 20 years of mission, 24 military dead and two interpreters, after a meeting by videoconference of NATO's defense and exterior ministers, held after the announcement of Biden that the US That it would come out of the country before 11-S, which months before had Donald Trump had already done. For the Defense Minister, Trump's approach was "unforeseen and accelerated".
That is why now it argues that lessons should be extracted at all levels before a "clear failure". "Desolate" by the consequences that the Taliban regime has for the female population - they can not study or work and must go into the street completely covered - ensures that "there is an international obligation to ensure women."
Although fundamentally to Spain are arriving families also on today's flights there are human rights activists. At this time the real problem of evacuated potentials, she explained, is to get to the airport because the Taliban have imposed a curfew that forces us to go to those who spend the day waiting. As long as he has done Biden, Robles does not rule out a terrorist attack on the terminal and points out that it is a "real risk".Date Of Update: 23 August 2021, 09:15