‘This isn’t over yet!’ According to MP, the withdrawal from Afghanistan could lead to a clash between the United States and China.
TOM TUGENDHAT has expressed concern about the US exit from Afghanistan and the possibility of a battle with China.
The warning comes after one of the largest military airlifts in history, which saw the United States leave Kabul in a tumultuous manner on August 31. Tom Tungendhat MP, speaking at a Policy Exchange think tank event, asserted that China sees the US pullout from the failing state as “weakness.”
“There’s a chance that China notices this weakness and decides that now is the time to flex its muscles,” he said.
“And the United States, fearful of appearing weak if it does not reply, will feel compelled to do so.”
“Of course, there is the chance that the US, in order to demonstrate that this is not a period of weakness, will want to increase its investment in alliances, which China will interpret as aggression.”
“So this is one of those situations where it is the imbalance of power, not the balance of power, that creates conflict,” he continued.
“Conflict is likely to occur when parties have different perceptions of one other’s strengths and limitations, and at a time like now, there’s a good chance that’s exactly what we’ll see.”
Mr Tungendhat’s threat comes after China decided to keep its embassy in Afghanistan open.
After 20 years of military presence in the region, the United States was forced to remove its troops on August 31.
However, between 100 and 200 Americans, as well as thousands of American allies in Afghanistan, now face an unclear future.
Mr Tugendhat, who is also the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, also stated that the Taliban win will lead to an increase in terrorism in nations like the United Kingdom.
Tom Tugendhat, an Iraq and Afghanistan combat veteran, has frequently stated that the war in Afghanistan is far from ended.
“This isn’t over yet,” he said.
“This is only the start of a new era of chaos.”
“We know what happens when an Islamist extremist movement gains control of a piece of territory, whether it is a nation state or merely a portion of one.
“It’s a foregone conclusion that we’ll end up with a violent extremist terrorist group based there, exporting bloodshed, and some of.”Brinkwire Summary News”.