No Shit, Or The End Of Irony.

Sometimes one has to simply avoid commenting. 

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that Moscow and Beijing should be included in the global effort to stop terrorist groups from using the Taliban-run Afghanistan as ground to stage attacks abroad.“I strongly agree that the whole international community, including Russia and China, needs to work to prevent Afghanistan being a place where terrorist groups can operate freely and prepare, organize, plan, finance attacks against our own countries,” Stoltenberg told the Telegraph.The NATO chief echoed the words of UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who said last month that countries like Russia and China would have to be brought in to help check the situation in Afghanistan after power there was seized by the Taliban.

Sergei Viktorovich, help! 

 

Or, just to remind everyone Boris Gromov and Dmitry Rogozin 11 years ago (again). Stoltenberg, this is for you: 

 

In fact, we were the first to defend Western civilization against the attacks of Muslim fanatics. No one thanked us. On the contrary, everyone was impeding our actions: The United States, NATO, Iran, Pakistan, even China. After the withdrawal of the Soviet Army, the Najibullah government that we left behind in Kabul remained in power for another three years.

No more defending from Russia. Western Civilization doesn’t deserve it anymore. Meanwhile, Taliban states that: 

 

ТЕГЕРАН, 5 сентября. /Корр. ТАСС Никита Смагин/. Движение “Талибан” (запрещено в РФ) заинтересовано в налаживании отношений с Россией, Ираном и Пакистаном. Об этом заявил в воскресенье в интервью ТАСС глава Высшего совета спасения Афганистана, бывший полевой командир “Талибана” Мохаммад Акбар Ага. “Россия является нашим соседом. Мы должны выстраивать широкие отношения с Москвой, поскольку это в интересах и талибов, и РФ, – сказал он. – Иран и Пакистан – также страны, с которыми нужно налаживать отношения. Мы нужны им, и они нужны нам”.

Translation:  TEHERAN, September 5. / Corr. TASS Nikita Smagin /. The Taliban movement (banned in the Russian Federation) is interested in improving relations with Russia, Iran and Pakistan. This was announced on Sunday in an interview with TASS by the head of the Supreme Council for the Rescue of Afghanistan, the former field commander of the Taliban, Mohammad Akbar Agha. “Russia is our neighbor. We must build broad relations with Moscow, since this is in the interests of both the Taliban and the Russian Federation,” he said. “Iran and Pakistan are also countries with which we need to establish relations. They need us, and we need them. 

Will see. 

Here is some treat, a bit of innards of Karakurts and a meeting with my good ol’ M-504 (they powered ships I served on) now modernized and expanded to M-507 engines. In Russian. 

 

Mosquito fleet is here to stay and it is not going anywhere. In fact, its strike potential will only grow.