Granted, a surreal one, but humor nonetheless. A major geopolitical player, a power of the powers, a strategists' strategist...the European Parliament delivers in its press-release a much needed comic relief:
The EU, together with other partners, needs to tackle urgently the humanitarian crisis in the country and the region, caused by conflict, displacement, food insecurity, droughts and the COVID-19 pandemic. It is in our own interest to prevent another migration crisis. The EU needs to develop a new Strategy for Afghanistan and the region taking into account the new circumstances, considering that Russia and China will quickly try to fill the political vacuum. In particular, Pakistan, Iran and India should be urged to play a constructive role in Afghanistan.”
Of course, how could EU fail to "develop a new Strategy for Afghanistan"? Especially after its "strategy" worked so well in Ukraine. Maybe Vicki Nuland did have a point? "Fuck the EU" sounds reasonable to me. Especially in regards to Afghanistan. If there ever was organization which is most useless and irrelevant to any serious statecraft, applied geopolitics and situations of the scale which we observe for the last few days that will be European Parliament. Even Rocky Mountain Llama and Alpaca Association has a bigger impact on Afghanistan than European Parliament. How this collection of losers (I am talking about European Parliament) can develop anything other than suicidal and, by definition, homicidal policies is beyond me. But their comic relief couldn't have come at a better time, we all needed it. There is nothing funnier than chihuahua trying to assert itself in the company of grizzly bears and buffaloes. Or very large dogs, at least.
There is a reason there are so many memes about that. But I am sure strategery will help.