“I agree with many of the things written by Minniti and I think it is necessary to remember some important aspects for the type of change he proposes”, starting from the fact that there is “an original sin” in all the wars of recent decades, from Iraq to Libya from Syria to Afghanistan, or rather their objective was in reality ‘regime change’ and “the interventions proposed as humanitarians often concealed ideological issues”. This is what American political analyst Andrew Spannaus declares in an interview with Aki-Adnkronos International, commenting on the long speech on Repubblica by the president of the Med-Or Foundation, Marco Minniti.
“It is not enough to say that we must do better to build security after the conflict when in reality we have gone to break fragile balances with goals that are almost impossible to achieve,” explains the author of ‘America post global. Trump, the coronavirus and the future ‘, according to which one thing is to prevent Afghanistan from becoming “a safe place for terrorists”, another is “the objectives of the neocons often shared by left interventionists”.
According to Minniti, “the United States cannot withdraw from the duties and commitment of the greatest economic, military, democratic power in the world”. In this regard, Spannaus points out that “for some years the United States have understood that they must change the method of their commitment: withdrawing from Afghanistan, reducing the military footprint in the enlarged Middle East does not necessarily mean isolating oneself, but pursuing the commitment to a other way. The way followed in recent decades has caused too much collateral damage “.
In his speech, the former Minister of the Interior highlighted how the Afghan lesson alludes “clearly to the need for a new world order. The key word could be ‘coopetition’. Borrowed from the economy, it holds together the words competition and cooperation”. It is an “important issue – continues the American analyst – A security challenge is underway between the US and China, but dialogue is needed. The world economy is so integrated that one cannot think of a profound separation – he concludes – Yes it’s about establishing rules on which to collaborate “.