Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

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.

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

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

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

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

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

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

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

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

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

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

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

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

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

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

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

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

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

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.

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

In spite of the low salary many people are willing to become soldiers as being a soldier is the only way to earn some money due to unemployment.

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Officers get higher salaries, are trained by American instructors and gained nice experience at the time of the civil war.

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

The military base appeared to be a real fortress with high walls, barbed wire and elaborated entry system leading to a trap attacked by fire.

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Nobody can leave the base including a perfectly trained soldier.

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

The base looks ideal inside. Barracks or well ventilated tiny houses stand in a line.

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Administrative buildings look ideal, too. Soldiers and officers wear well-fitting uniforms and are ready to use bullet-proof Hammers if there is a need.

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Their army is well disciplined which disagrees on the opinion according to which Afghan soldiers are not organized.

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Police are well-equipped as well. Regular policemen get 150-200 US dollars, whereas officers get 300-500 US dollars a month.

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Unlike the army men, the income of the police can be much higher due to bribes.

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

The policemen are trained by European and Canadian specialists.

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard

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9 thoughts on “Afghan Army And the Soviet Equipment Junkyard”

  1. 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    Mercal

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