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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.…
Death and suffering in Iraq a painful legacy of 9/11 attacks
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Death and suffering in Iraq a painful legacy of 9/11 attacks

By: QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ZEINA KARAM. baytownsun.com Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. But the terrorist attacks in the United States changed forever the lives of Iraqis.In their aftermath, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, swiftly deposing…
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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FBI Docs Shed Light on Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks

By Whitney Webb, Twitter: @_whitneywebb , ISRAEL_PALESTINE NEWSNew information released by the FBI on May 7th has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility that the “Dancing Israelis,” at least two of whom were known Mossad operatives,…
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Cohen: Donald Rumsfeld — Iraq invasion was his brainchild and his folly

by : Andrew Cohen , OTTAWA CITIZEN ORTLAND, Maine — On Aug. 23, they brought the body of Donald Henry Rumsfeld to Arlington National Cemetery on a flag-draped, horse-drawn caisson, accompanied by an honour guard. As a former serviceman…
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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…