The House of Commons is packed, and the atmosphere is dark and tense. On Wednesday, August 18, British MPs hurriedly recalled from their vacation for a one-day debate on the fall of the Western allies. Afghanistan. Referring to a military and diplomatic failure without appeal, they also worry about the evidence presented by this defeat: the United Kingdom is too strongly dependent on the Americans to see, leaving little room for progress. Maneuvering policy towards an independent British foreign.
Former Prime Minister Theresa May is set to attack her successor, Boris Johnson. “What does this say about our country? What does it say about NATO? We are totally dependent on the unilateral decision of the United States?” MMe May points out that dreams “Global Britain”, the slogan outlines the most influential United Kingdom in the world after Brexit, Seems to be far from the truth. This was the greatest failure of British foreign policy. Where is “Global Britain” on the streets of Kabul? “ “Where is our foreign policy determined? Here or in Washington?”, Tobias Elwood, another Conservative MP.
In his comments, Mr. Johnson replied that you should see “The Hard Truth” Opposite: Since 2009, 98% of the weapons supplied by NATO have come from the United States. At the peak [de l’intervention], SOf the 132,000 soldiers, 90,000 are Americans. Without American logistics, wind capacity and power the West could not go. “ He adds that neither Western allies (outside the United States) nor the British people are ready to send tens of thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan.
Boris Johnson attacked from all sides
This realism – or failure, in his view – is not to the liking of British MPs. Labor, but even more so the Conservative Party, attacked the Prime Minister from all sides. On July 8, he had the misfortune to testify “Do not believe the Taliban can win the military”. MMe Thinking of the good faith of his heir may suffocate:
“Was our information on the ground really bad? Was our knowledge not enough? Did we really believe it or did we think that with a little luck, in the end everything would be fine?”
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