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…
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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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America talks big about “human rights”: We should be ashamed of that hypocrisy

By : Elayne Clift , Salon Human rights: It's a term tossed around all too easily, a hollow piece of rhetoric practiced mostly in the breach, a faux cliché uttered in fragile times. It's a mantra lacking moral conviction and humane behavior,…
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US Forces to Stay in Iraq and Syria

by : Elijah J. Magnier , Al Mayadeen US President Joe Biden has said his forces will stay in Iraq under a different title and will no longer be identified as “combat forces” by the end of 2021, rather as “trainers and advisors”.…