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Nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq was never going to work

By : Daniel Pipes , Washington Times As usual, after World War I, victors plundered losers, especially the German one. The victors demanded the payment of huge reparations; under one plan, German charges would have continued until 1988.…
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Blame the US for Taliban Takeover, Not Afghans and Afghanistan Army

By: Sara Mercury, Twitter: @saramercury183 It was only a few days after the start of withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan for a complete withdrawal that the Taliban began to make significant progress on Afghanistan soil.…
Billions spent on Afghan army ultimately benefited Taliban
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Billions spent on Afghan army ultimately benefited Taliban

By ROBERT BURNS August 16, 2021 Built and trained at a two-decade cost of $83 billion, Afghan security forces collapsed so quickly and completely — in some cases without a shot fired — that the ultimate beneficiary of the American…
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Letters to the Editor: The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were about U.S. imperialism, not terrorism

by : The Angeles Times , Jim Lafferty , Lloyd Handler , George Callas To the editor: The real reason why the United States entered into its 20-year war in Afghanistan is actually quite clear. (“The U.S. war in Afghanistan is over — but…
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Biden has blood on his hands today, lives were sacrificed for political spin

By : Paul Baldwin Head of Comment , EXPRESSLet's be clear about why 95 people, including 13 US servicemen (at time of writing), are dead today: because Biden wanted an easy soundbite to spout on the anniversary of 9/11. In two weeks time…
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Billions Spent on Afghan Army Ultimately Benefited Taliban

By ROBERT BURNS , AP NEWSWASHINGTON (AP) — Built and trained at a two-decade cost of $83 billion, Afghan security forces collapsed so quickly and completely — in some cases without a shot fired — that the ultimate beneficiary of the…
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As Afghanistan Reverts, Iraq Makes Steady Progress

by : Paul Bremer and David C. Gompert , WSJ OPINION The Afghan army’s failure to slow the Taliban’s seizure of power contrasts starkly with generally favorable developments in Iraq. As Afghanistan descends into the abyss, Iraq advances…
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Afghanistan Proves The US Military Needs Its Budget Slashed To Ribbons

by : CALTINJOHNSTONE , Caitlin Johnstone US officials are telling the press that Kabul will fall to the Taliban within 90 days and perhaps within the month as US troops withdraw from the war-torn nation.“One official, who like others…
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The Footsteps of ISIS in Afghanistan

by : Mohammad Hossein Jafarian The viewpoints of Moscow, Tehran and even Delhi and Beijing against the Taliban have surprised many these days. Strangely enough, the United States and Pakistan have the same idea, as well. This is the…
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George W. Bush Should Shut Up and Go Away

by : Andrew Mitrovica , ALJAZEERA By now, George W Bush should have completed volumes one and two of his prison letters.But, as we know, the world is not a just place. So, like all the other American presidents who have avoided the…