DISINFO: The US wants to push Russia into the conflict in Afghanistan
  • Outlet: sputniknews.lt (archived)*
  • Date of publication: August 30, 2021
  • Article language(s): Lithuanian
  • Reported in: Issue 256
  • Countries / regions discussed: Russia, Afghanistan, US
Conspiracy theory West Anti-Russian

DISINFO: The US wants to push Russia into the conflict in Afghanistan


The US behaviour in Afghanistan intensifies destabilisation in the region, strengthens social crises and increases the threat of terrorism. It is a well-calculated tactic. The aim is to fuel conflict in the region. The US and other Western countries want to push Russia and its allies into this conflict. It could eliminate Russia from foreign affairs. Caught up in the conflict in Afghanistan, Russia will not disturb Western countries in running the world.


Conspiracy theory portraying the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan as an action against Russia which is the ultimate target of current events. Contrary to the claim, the US decision to leave Afghanistan is culmination of attempts of successive US President administrations to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan. For a comprehensive timeline of war in Afghanistan click here. For a timeline of more recent events and decisions made by Trump and Biden administrations, click here.

See other examples of disinformation about the US purposes in Afghanistan: The US seeded chaos in Afghanistan to undermine China and Russia; Afghanistan shows that the US is failing in achieving its foreign goals; Afghanistan’s case proves the flaws of Western liberalism.


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