Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

Corporate media oppose Afghan control of Afghanistan

When President Joe Biden announced the “withdrawal” of U.S. troops from Afghanistan after almost 20 years of occupying the country in violation of international law, corporate media not only misled their audiences on what the U.S. is actually planning to do in Afghanistan, but also somehow made it seem as if withdrawing from the longest […]

Leader condemns acts of aggression in Afghanistan, Palestine

TEHRAN— In a virtual speech with the students late on Tuesday, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution condemned acts of aggression in Kabul and Jerusalem, stating that Israel only understands the language of force. Referring to the Israelis’ brutal attacks against defenseless Palestinians in Al-Aqsa Mosque, Ayatollah Khamenei stated that these crimes occurred in front […]

Eleven people killed in bombing of bus in Southern Afghanistan – officials

KABUL – A bomb has blown up a bus in Afghanistan killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens, officials said on Monday, the latest in a series of deadly blasts that has come as foreign forces withdraw.The roadside bomb exploded late on Sunday in the southern province of Zabul, the provincial governor’s spokesman, Gul […]

Bomb Kills At Least 25 Near Girls’ School In Afghanistan Capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded near a girl’s school in a majority Shiite district of west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 25 people, many them young pupils between 11 and 15 years old, Afghan government spokesmen said. The Taliban condemned the attack apparently aimed at civilians, and denied any responsibility. Ambulances were […]

US Troops Trying to Break Through from Afghanistan into Central Asia

As the evacuation of NATO’s coalition troops, deployed in Afghanistan for the past 20 years, begins, a highly serious and still unresolved issue for the United States is where these armed forces and their weapons and military equipment will be withdrawn to. Some media outlets have already heard from a senior White House official that […]

Is America hoping its withdrawal from Afghanistan makes that war-ravaged country China’s problem now?

A car bomb attack in Pakistan, possibly aimed at a Chinese diplomat, has demonstrated just how important peace and stability in the region is to Beijing and its $65 billion Belt and Road Initiative. On April 21 Wednesday evening a deadly blast struck a Pakistan hotel stemming from a car bomb, claiming four lives. The […]

Reports from Afghanistan: General’s comment, blast, cost

Afghan National army (ANA) soldiers line up during military training in Badakhshan province, Afghanistan, on May 8, 2016 (Photo by Mohammad Sharif Shayeq/NurPhoto)   U.S. general: Afghan forces could face ‘bad possible outcomes’ A May 2, 2021, Washington datelined AP report said: Afghan government forces face an uncertain future and, in a worst-case scenario, some “bad […]

America’s Disgraceful Escape from Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden solemnly and rather bluntly announced that he would withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. More than three thousand people of different nationalities were killed in these attacks, committed by the terrorist organization al-Qaeda (banned in […]

Guess Who’s Testifying In Congress US Troops Must Stay In Afghanistan Forever?

Via: ZeroHedge: When interventionists and national security deep state hawks need to prolong what’s already the longest war in in US history, who’re they gonna call?… “Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee they’re worried about President Biden’s plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, with Rice suggesting the […]

The Illusion of a US Withdrawal in Afghanistan with Robbie Martin

Originally Broadcast on November 17 2020 on Rokfin.com – In this episode, Whitney is joined by investigative journalist Johnny Vedmore to discuss the Covid-19 vaccine candidate of Pfizer, which is expected to be approved at the end of the month, and the considerable involvement of intelligence agencies and intelligence fronts in Covid-19 response and vaccination […]

US Starts Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan With ‘Local Actions’ Already Taken: Gen. Miller

America’s top general in Afghanistan said Sunday that the U.S. military has already begun closing down operations in the country in preparation for a full withdrawal. “All of our forces are now preparing to retrograde,” Army Gen. Austin Miller told Afghan journalists at a press conference in the capital, Kabul. Miller added that the official […]

Biden Completes Withdrawal of US Troops from Afghanistan

On April 14, 2021, White House Chief of Staff Joe Biden said that beginning May 1, the United States will begin withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, and that the last American soldier will leave the country before the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Is this decision timely? Over the past year, […]

I’ll Believe This When I See It: Political Puppet Biden CLAIMS We’re Leaving Afghanistan on 9/11/21

By infostormer -April 14, 20214 The senile puppet of Jews Joe Biden has said that American forces will be fully withdrawn from Afghanistan on 9/11/21. Pretty bizarre that he would use the anniversary date of such a horrific event for a new withdrawal deadline. But there is no reason to believe that forces will be totally withdrawn […]

US commander in Afghanistan says steps to end military mission launched

The commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan, US Army General Scott Miller, on Sunday said an orderly withdrawal of foreign forces and the handing over of military bases and equipment to the Afghan forces had begun.Miller said he was acting on orders based on US President Joe Biden’s decision to end America’s longest war, deeming […]

“I Have Had Enough”: Zabulon Simintov, the Last-Known Jew in Afghanistan Returns to Israel

The dawn of a new era where Judaism no longer exists in Afghanistan will begin next month as Zabulon Simintov, the last-known Jew in the country heads back to his roots in Israel. Through the Soviet Invasion in the ‘80s, a horrifying civil war, and the five-year Taliban regime that ended in 2001, Simintov has […]

The US Withdrawal From Afghanistan May Just Lead To Privatized War

US President Joe Biden claims that all US forces will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11. But regardless of whether that happens or not, there has been no announcement that US employed private contractors are going anywhere. The Biden administration has stated clearly that they wish to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan, with […]

Biden Isn’t Ending The Afghanistan War, He’s Privatizing It

Biden Isn’t Ending The Afghanistan War, He’s Privatizing It Above photo: US troops in Afghanistan. Department of Defense. Special Forces, Pentagon contractors, intelligence operatives will remain. Over 18,000 Pentagon contractors remain in Afghanistan, while official troops number 2,500. Joe Biden will withdraw this smaller group of soldiers while leaving behind US Special Forces, mercenaries, and […]

Here’s A List Of The US’ Top Failures In Afghanistan

16 APRIL 2021 By Andrew Korybko Source The US’ War on Afghanistan spectacularly failed to accomplish anything positive of significance. US President Biden’s announcement that his country will initiate its full withdrawal from Afghanistan on 1 May and complete it by the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks presents the perfect opportunity to reflect on America’s […]

Another Vietnam, this time in Afghanistan

TEHRAN – As the United States accelerates efforts to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan, Iran stands ready to draw on its relations with the Afghan government and the Taliban to help the war-torn country establish peace and security. Over the last few days, exchanges of views between Iranian and Afghan officials have increased amid reports […]

Biden isn’t ending the Afghanistan War, he’s privatizing it: Special Forces, Pentagon contractors, intelligence operatives will remain

Over 18,000 Pentagon contractors remain in Afghanistan, while official troops number 2,500. Joe Biden will withdraw this smaller group of soldiers while leaving behind US Special Forces, mercenaries, and intelligence operatives — privatizing and downscaling the war, but not ending it. (This article was originally published at CovertAction Magazine.) On April 14, President Joe Biden announced […]

Biden Claimed He Was Ending The Yemen War, Yet It Has Only Escalated – So What About Afghanistan?

In early February US President Joe Biden made it clear, as part of his first speech on his administration’s foreign policy initiatives, that he aimed to end the war in Yemen. Now, months later, not only has this promise begun to fade away and with it media attention to the issue, but the war has […]

US exit from Afghanistan before peace is in place is causing alarm on the ground

T he decision by the United States to withdraw troops from Afghanistan comes before any peace has been established for the country. Civilians are being killed and injured by the ongoing war at an alarming rate, and prospects for a deal between the country’s warring parties are dim. President Joe Biden announced solemnly on Wednesday […]

US Criticized For Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan While Just 50 Years From Victory

US Criticized For Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan While Just 50 Years From Victory U.S.—The U.S. has been criticized for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan when the country is so close to victory, being just another 50 years away from declaring victory in the region. Commentators, pundits, Democrats, and Republicans alike criticized the proposal to pull troops […]

Why is the US Involving Turkey in Afghanistan?

With Turkey’s direct involvement in the Afghan peace process increasing in an unprecedented way, the latter is likely to be swamped by an era of sharp geo-political tussle in the months and years to come. Given that Turkey has historically good relations with Afghanistan, the Pentagon and the CIA, with both of them being ardent […]

“I Could Live With That”: How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade

Opium poppy. Photo: DEA. “I decided I could live with that.” – Stansfield Turner, Jimmy Carter’s CIA director, on the extreme level of civilian casualties in the CIA’s covert war in Afghanistan. The first indelible image of the war in Afghanistan for many Americans was probably that of CBS anchorman Dan Rather, wrapped in the […]

Biden seems ready to extend US troop presence in Afghanistan

Without coming right out and saying it, President Joe Biden seems ready to let lapse a May 1 deadline for completing a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Orderly withdrawals take time, and Biden is running out of it. Biden has inched so close to the deadline that his indecision amounts almost to a decision […]

The last known Jew in Afghanistan is leaving

The man who has been known as the last Jew in Afghanistan for well over a decade is leaving for Israel, fearing that the U.S. military’s promise to leave the country will leave a vacuum to be filled with radical groups such as the Taliban. “I will watch on TV in Israel to find out […]

Wounded Afghanistan Veteran Gets Donated Home

A wounded Afghanistan veteran from Minnesota received a donated home from the Tunnel to Towers Foundation on Thursday. Army Spc. John Mullen fought in the Afghanistan War and lost both of his legs. From then on, he lost much of his day-to-day independence until now. The Tunnels to Towers Foundation donated a custom-built home in […]

Fearing threat of Taliban takeover, Afghanistan’s last known Jew is leaving

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Confused in Afghanistan: The Biden Administration’s Latest Trick

The Biden administration continues to engage in that favourite activity White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki can only describe as “circling back”.  And much circling is taking place in the context of Afghanistan. The cupboard of calamities is well stocked, with the US facing an emboldened Taliban keen to hold Washington to its word in […]

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