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Escobar: How Russia-China Are Stage-Managing The Taliban

• Zero Hedge

Authored by Pepe Escobar,

The first Taliban press conference after this weekend's Saigon moment geopolitical earthquake, conducted by spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, was in itself a game-changer.

The contrast could not be starker with those rambling pressers at the Taliban embassy in Islamabad after 9/11 and before the start of the American bombing – proving this is an entirely new political animal. Yet some things never change. English translations remain atrocious. Here is a good summary of the key Taliban statements, and here (in Russian) is a very detailed roundup. These are the key takeaways.