Söder sees the West’s “devastating” balance sheet on Afghanistan – and holds the United States responsible

Söder sees the West’s “devastating” balance sheet on Afghanistan – and holds the United States responsible

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Söder sees the West’s “devastating” balance sheet on Afghanistan – and holds the United States responsible

Updated: 08/15/202118:16

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The Taliban are facing a complete takeover of power in Afghanistan. CSU boss Söder sees the USA as responsible for the upcoming refugee issue.

Kabul / Munich – The Taliban are about to take complete power in Afghanistan.Now Markus Söder has spoken out. The Bavarian Prime Minister and CSU boss criticized Image live “The right questions”, especially the USA: “The completely surprising withdrawal of the Americans is of course the main cause of the situation. The Bundeswehr cannot stay there alone when the Americans leave. ”It therefore makes sense to find quick advice now, not only in the European Union, but above all in NATO. A special NATO meeting is needed.

Markus Söder on the situation in Afghanistan: Weapons supplied by the West make the Taliban even stronger

Söder said there was “certainly a lot of good” during the engagement of the Bundeswehr and NATO. A whole generation had been trained and there was good help locally. But “politically, strategically and militarily, the balance sheet is devastating in the end,” said the CSU boss.

Söder is particularly concerned about the weapons that are now falling into the hands of the Taliban. Because the material that Europeans and Americans have supplied now falls without a fight into the hands of the Taliban, who are then even stronger, even militarily.

Markus Söder on the situation in Afghanistan: USA should be made responsible

With the takeover of power by the Taliban, a new wave of refugees threatens, Söder continued. Germany must “help naturally”. But in order to clarify what would happen to a possible, large refugee situation, a special EU meeting was needed in addition to a NATO Council.

The CSU boss also holds the United States to duty. In his opinion, the Americans are now challenged when it comes to the refugee issue, since the operation was under the command of the Americans. “Flying out your own people will not be enough this time,” said Söder. (mhof)