Afghanistan, blackmail by the Taliban. More time for the US in exchange for 9 billion
War in Afghanistan paradoxically, after twenty years it could still be at the beginning. The Taliban now know they have the knife on the side of the handle and yesterday issued a clear ultimatum to the Americans, abandonment of the territory by all the US military or consequences, that is to say there will be attacks. Biden is already at a crossroads, continue the war or surrender on their terms. But on the table of the grown-ups – reads the newspaper – the Taliban are about to play the blackmail card.
To allow time, the militias will ask for World Bank funds and the release of frozen assets. First of all, the release of the 450 million dollars in aid that the Monetary Fund should have already disbursed yesterday to the deposed government of Kabul and were, instead, frozen. To all this could be added the request to deliver to them the 500 million aid in medical devices blocked in Dubai. But the blackmail could easily spread to the Afghan government’s over $ 9 billion foreign exchange reserves locked in the New York Federal Reserve.
Only the Americans – continues Il Giornale – estimate that they still have 10,000, or perhaps 15,000, citizens on the ground. Not to mention the more than 80,000 Afghans deserving to be saved for having worked with the armed forces or various US organizations that have alternated on the ground in these twenty years. The same goes for other countries including Italy. Therefore no one is able to exactly quantify the number of people to carry yet. According to some, the total estimate could not be less than 200 thousand units.