9 Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Posted on June 29, 2011 by kulichik

Today we’ll get a chance to visit an Afghan military base. The images below are parts of old  Soviet equipment located nearby as it was not allowed to take pictures of the base itself.

On June 23, 2011 President of the USA Barack Obama said he would remove American troops out of Afghanistan.

He made the promise before his elections and now he is trying to implement the idea into practice.

5000 soldiers will be sent home in July and 5000 other soldiers will reach their families by the end of the year.

Still, it is widely believed that Afghanistan will hardly become a country of peace following the removal of American troops.

The national army of the country is not yet strong enough to handle the political situation.

Corruption prospers here, many soldiers are drug-addicts and are secret followers of Taliban.

As soon as the American army leaves the country, the Taliban will take power.

It seems that it is the local police that are able to control the situation. Some their units look quite effective.

Any healthy man who is 18-35 years old can enter the army and get 150-200 dollars a month which is far from being enough.


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9 Responses to “Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard”

  1. petrohof says:

    what is a bullet proof hammer?

  2. SMERSH says:

    Afghanistan. Graveyard of Empires.

  3. m0 says:

    world bankers and the cia want to renew and continue the poppy harvests. we can’t imagine why. the Taliban want to destroy the heroin trade in Afghanistan. so it’s bankers vs Taliban, same as will ever be and honestly, it may not end for decades.

    • historian says:

      CIA hopes that drugs come to china and russia and will destabilize both states. Unfortunately this works. From Russia the drugs come to europe.
      After USA invaded Afghanistan the volume of drugs increased by two times.

    • testicules says:

      Poppy is one of the main financial sources of Taliban revenue. I think you have your sides mixed up

  4. Nick says:

    I’m more interested in knowing whats being done to help those poor T-55’s

  5. A.Oscar says:

    The war in Afghanistan will continue as long is there army from other country; special of no people related to, the same culture and religion. Just think about of all wars for hundreds of years. Invaders’ always weaker, to the defenders Russian have had many wars; from many invasions, and the longer to stay was the Mongolians, but after 200 years Russians win again. The Roman’s colonized just about all Europe; just in England was there for 400 years, capitulate itself. Why that happened; again Mongolians invade all Europe with massive army by the Imperator Abakan. Then Roman all went back to defend Roma. Even China now with millions of men; couldn’t conquer the world. Human beings are crazy; always want what cannot get. And now all over again, Germany try conquering Europe financial at this time. Germany lost again; most countries came poor and that will be capitulation in general. A.Oscar

  6. Mercal says:

    The USSR built almost 100,000 T-55/56 tanks and they are the largest arms supplier in the world. The Soviet System was a military builder period. The rest of the country did not have toilet paper or food.

    The USA has now squandered BILLIONS of dollars on foolish antics of no end. They will to go down in history as another chicanery raid for nothing.

    Germany is doing better than USA and Russia both of them are beheaded by foolish military escapades.


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