UPDATE 15. September 2021: U.S. Use of Drones under Scrutiny after Strike in Afghanistan

UPDATE 14. September 2021: GOP lawmaker erupts during Blinken hearing: I don't want to hear his lies + Donors pledge $1.1 billion for 'collapsing' Afghanistan

UPDATE 02. September 2021: Germany shields itself from Afghans, France welcomes them in

UPDATE 01. September 2021: Afghanistan's repressed minority faces a hostile Taliban

UPDATE 28. August 2021: John Pilger: The Great Game of Smashing Nations

UPDATE 25. August 2021: Reuters photojournalist left behind enemy lines killed and mutilated by Taliban

ICYMI: 7 lies about Afghanistan + OPIUM BRIDES - HEROINE & 7-YEAR OLD GIRLS TAKEN IN AFGHANISTAN FOR PEDOPHILE GLOBAL ELITE + STANDARDIZING SYSTEMS IN PREPARATION FOR THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT - AFGHANISTAN

One photograph shaped how everyone saw the Oka Crisis ...
The Mohawk have much in common with the Afghans - standing up against the oppression by military settlers. Oka Crisis Standoff 1990.

PROLOGUE: The core of the Kanien'kehá:ka First Nation, commonly known as Mohawk, see the situation in Afghanistan from their own perspective of oppressed people, whose lands have been invaded and are occupied by military settlers who are believing they can play government over Indigenous people. The Mohawk stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan only in this context, but will hopefully get from the large number of Afghan refugees now brought also into Canada the full picture. What the Mohawk activists have so far not yet realized, because they have had very little direct contact with Afghans, is the fact that those 'Taliban ("Students") - as a radical fundamentalist Muslim group - were actually created and built up by the CIA as resistance against the earlier Russian influx in that country of barren mountains and poppy fields, where vast deposits of important minerals like Lithium were found. Since those Taliban of the first days did their job to push the Russians out, but then didn't stick to the expoloitation bargain with the Americans, the USA then turned to the Afghan 'elite traitors' to defeat those "unruly" Taliban fighters. In this the USA succeeded and dragged European forces into the war under the helm of NATO obligations. But then the 'students' grew up and defeated not only the overlord USA and its allies, but also the Afghan elite traitors and their foreign mastered army. In this struggle the now governing 'Taliban' group had to turn into a very radical Mially uslim outfit to please their backers from the Muslim world and use the likewise initUS-created ISIS/ISIL fighters, who fled to Afghanistan after their attempted Caliphate faltered. And this will be their demise too, because they go against the deep rooted culture of the vast majority of the Indigenous Afghan people. Leaving Americans behind for death in this mess is an unforgivable dereliction of duty, which will go down in infamy. "First you bring out all of the American citizens. Then you bring out ALL equipment. Then you bomb the bases into smithereens—AND THEN YOU BRING OUT THE MILITARY. You don’t do it in reverse order like Biden and our woke Generals did", stated one veteran and added: "No chaos, no death—they wouldn’t even know we left!" The radical Taliban, however, who captured now all the military equipment mainly from the Americans, who had supplied also their allies in the huge contracts benefitting the U.S. military-industrial complex, could dance in joy, if dance and music still would be permitted - but it isn't under their fundamentalist rule and so they engage in a new round of oppression for the Afghan people. Apart from the huge stock of top-class modern weapons and ammunition these spoils of war are ranging from jets and helicopters to a huge fleet of armoured and tactical vehicles as well as sophisticated communications and data equipment (incl. the data) -worth an estimated USD83 billion (see below). The Taliban will now use that loot in barter with Iran and Pakistan and as chips in their poker with the Chinese, who have struck a backup deal with them. CCP China will at first have an easy playing field - especially on the poppy fields with the world's largest opium production feeding the heroine addicts in the West and East. Likewise with their Road and Belt Initiative China will work with the new governance in Afghanistan, but immediately will start harvesting the precious minerals for their BigTech industries on which China itself as well as the West depends in their common plans for a digital Great Reset. However, soon we will see that the CCP's anti-Muslim stand and the actions of China e.g. against the Uighurs and other Indigenous people will not go down well - neither with the radical Taliban nor the Afghans at large. The Indigenous Afghans at the end will then defeat also Joe Biden's treacherous plans of globalist governance that go in cohorts with those of the Chinese and the radical Taliban. Only then - when the 'students' grow up fully and become the masters and defenders of their own peoples' desires - the Indigenous Afghans will get their life back - including their traditional culture with music, dance and proud women. (vf)

TOTAL DEFEAT OF USA, CANADA, NATO

“AMERICA’S ‘LOSER’ MILITARY  IS DEFEATED AND GONE.  WE WILL  RESTORE OUR LIFE, SECURITY & PEACE”.

By MNN - 25. August 2021

Summation: The Taliban fought off the entire colonial world. Justin Trudeau goes into election sidestepping the elephant in the room, the just found unmarked graves of indigenous children.

'Indian' elite traitors are happy with Trudeau.

Millions of orange t-shirts everywhere, one for each found and unfound native child genocided and murdered by Canada.

North American Treaty Organization,  NATO’s purpose is to guarantee the security of its members through political and military means.

Under the guise of implementing democracy, NATO supported the American backed Afghan government’s brutality against their own people, in close coordination with the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Union and the investment/development community. The “war-mongers” are a collection of cartels including Canada, United States, Germany, Netherlands, France and Australia which all actively fought the Taliban.

They lost.

They will never rise again. These republics of war fleeing Afghanistan are “the final solution to our problem, the colonists”. All empires fade when they don’t deal humanely with the Indigenous people. Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and all indigenous nations of turtle island were never defeated and never surrendered. Our land can’t be ceded, only squatted on by immigrants. The intruders now have to leave. Without war they can’t feed their military addiction. The CEOs, generals and politicians won’t have their big profits and pensions. They can’t feed the youth into their war machines.

Canada and US are defeated and bankrupt. They are addicted to being illusory “super powers” with nuclear weapons to scare everybody. In fact they are “stupid powers” and school yard bullies nobody is afraid of. When they invaded our land, they came under our jurisdiction, kaianerekowa, the great peace, and teiohateh, two row [where we stay in our canoe -turtle island – and the intruders stay on their ship which will soon return them to their fatherland]. They have both plead guilty to the biggest holocaust in humanity. We were suppose to be soon totally eradicated. We are winners, as we are here and the intruders must now leave.

The Afghan people do not want to be subjugated with Western thinking like what’s been attempted on turtle island.

These fascists murdered and tortured millions of our children and discarded them in unmarked graves. 

Politicians, prime ministers and Members of Parliament know there can only be peace or dissolution of their corporation for these criminal atrocities.  

Canada is setting up Berlin style sectors to control the people and their movements for going over their imaginary “corporate economic borders”. 

Afghans know that like what Canada and US did to us and our children, what they did to Afghans cannot be unseen. It’s a system of racism and greed for our land.  Now these same killing machines are running the society that benefits from this holocaust. The executives, judiciary and legislatures did it and the settler colonists benefitted. 

Nothing bothers a psychopath. These criminals have no right to call turtle island their land. 

NATO are bullies who got slapped by the Taliban. Anybody who does that is called a “terrorist”. They fear the original people because we have the truth. 

We can never be “settler colonists” on our own land!

Trudeau called a snap election and says to corporate Canadians, the “Government will always have your back!”, but not the original people who are not corporate Canadians. The rest are getting lip service.

Trudeau promises “to keep Canada moving forward”, which means continued genocide and exploitation of our resources. There is no regard for the original caretakers of our land on which the corporation is squatting.

Trudeau admits on behalf of Canadiens their guilt to genocide. In effect, he says, “Reconciliation will come”, so he is told his by his puppet band councillors. They are government agents that pretend to speak for 99% of us sovereign original people.  We can only speak for ourselves. We have and will persevere. 

NO MOHAWK EVER LISTENS TO ANYBODY BUT THEMSELVES.

“10 days of paid sick leave and healthy communities”, except for the indigenous.  Polluted water will continue to be deliberately created just like they’ve been doing since arriving here. By our experience we don’t expect physically and mentally unclean people to clean up their act.  

“adapting to a changing climate”, but more pipelines will go through turtle island.

“Supporting Canadian businesses in the hardest hit sector”, but not indigenous businesses. 

“$10 a day for child care to make life affordable for corporate Canadian families”. Indigenous families are not mentioned.

Well, puppet band council, you’ve done your job. When the invaders arrived, they had nothing. Now they think they control 100% with your help.

Ray Charles tells it like it is: “Hit the road, Jack, and don’t you come back no more. No more. No more. Hit the road, Jack, and don’t you come back no more. No more. No more. Woman, Oh woman, don’t you treat me so mean. You are the meanest old woman that I have ever seen …”

MOHAWKS ATTACKED ON KAHNAWAKE ISLAND

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11xDKlCo-Ag

 

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UPDATES:

U.S. Use of Drones under Scrutiny after Strike in Afghanistan

By TeleSur - 15. September 2021

Blinken admitted that he does not know whether the Kabul drone attack on Aug. 29 killed a terrorist or humanitarian worker.

The use of drones by the U.S. military against targets in other countries has come under scrutiny again following a deadly strike that it carried out recently in Kabul, Afghanistan, which was alleged to have wrongly killed civilians there.

People at the site of the drone strike, Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 2, 2021.

People at the site of the drone strike, Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 2, 2021. | Photo: Twitter/ @billm9

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, acknowledged that he is not sure whether the Aug. 29 drone strike hit aN ISIS-K terrorist, an Afghanistan-based offshoot of the Islamic State, or a long-time employee of a U.S. aid group.

Over the past several days, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN published investigations suggesting that U.S. armed forces might have mistaken Zamarai Ahmadi, a 43-year-old electrical engineer, for a suicide car bomber.

The U.S. Central Command previously said the Aug. 29 drone strike had taken out a vehicle in Kabul and eliminated an "imminent" threat to the Kabul airport, where evacuations of U.S. service members and personnel were underway.

It also said "significant secondary explosions from the vehicle indicated the presence of a substantial amount of explosive material." Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, called it a "righteous strike" with procedures correctly followed.

But media investigations have undercut the official account. After conducting interviews with Ahmadi's relatives and explosive experts, along with the examination of the scene of the strike by their reporters, the outlets said there was no evidence of a secondary explosion and that what Ahmadi was loading into his car that day were not explosives but water canisters.

A Hellfire missile, a precision air-to-ground, subsonic weapon with anti-tank capacity, landed on the courtyard of Ahmadi's home, destroying his white sedan while killing him, two other male adults, and seven children.

The Central Command is still assessing the aftermath of the drone strike in retaliation for earlier ISIS-K attacks that killed more than 170 civilians and 13 U.S. service members at the Kabul airport amid the chaotic and bungled military withdrawal. The spokesperson also promised the Pentagon will be "as transparent about the outcomes as we can."

An analysis published by the civilian harm monitoring group Airwars this month showed U.S. drone and airstrikes have killed at least 22,000 civilians -- and potentially as many as more than 48,000 -- since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.

potentially as many as more than 48,000 -- since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.

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Kraken2020@Kraken2020

They knew exactly what was going to happen. They set it up in such a way that no other outcome was viable. Good on Rep Mast for calling him out, call a liar a liar, plain and simple.

GOP lawmaker erupts during Blinken hearing: I don't want to hear his lies

14 Sept 2021

Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., questions Secretary of State Blinken during tense hearing.

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Donors pledge $1.1 billion for 'collapsing' Afghanistan

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  • A screen is pictured ahead of an aid conference for Afghanistan at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseSummary
  • United Nations tries to galvanise world to help Afghanistan
  • Food shortages exacerbated after Taliban takeover
  • Exit of Western donors complicates aid situation
  • World Food Programme says 14 million "on brink of starvation"
  • U.S. pledges $64 mln, China and Pakistan already sending aid

GENEVA/NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Donors have pledged more than $1.1 billion to help Afghanistan, where poverty and hunger have spiralled since the Islamist Taliban took power, and foreign aid has dried up, raising the spectre of a mass exodus.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, speaking halfway through a U.N. conference seeking $606 million to meet Afghanistan's most pressing needs, said it was too early to say how much had been promised in response to the appeal.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference before a meeting with Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, July 2, 2021. REUTERS/Susana Vera/File Photo/File Photo

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference before a meeting with Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, July 2, 2021. REUTERS/Susana Vera/File Photo/File Photo

After decades of war and suffering, Afghans are facing "perhaps their most perilous hour", he said.

"The people of Afghanistan are facing the collapse of an entire country — all at once."

He said food could run out by the end of this month, and the World Food Programme said 14 million people were on the brink of starvation.

The Taliban ruled Afghanistan according to their strict interpretation of Islamic law from 1996-2001 and were toppled in an invasion led by the United States, which accused them of sheltering militants behind the Sept. 11 attacks.

They swept back to power last month in a lightning advance as the last U.S.-led NATO troops pulled out and the forces of the Western-backed government melted away.

With billions of dollars of aid flows abruptly ending due to Western antipathy and distrust towards the Taliban, donors had a "moral obligation" to keep helping Afghans after a 20-year engagement, several speakers in Geneva said.

Neighbours China and Pakistan had already offered help.

HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS

But U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, also in Geneva, underlined the Western misgivings. She accused the Taliban of breaking recent promises by once more ordering women to stay at home rather than go to work, keeping teenage girls out of school, and persecuting former opponents.

A family from Afghanistan walk next to fence to cross into Pakistan at the Friendship Gate crossing point, in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border town of Chaman, Pakistan September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Abdul Khaliq Achakzai

Beijing last week promised $31 million worth of food and health supplies, and on Friday said it would send a first batch of 3 million coronavirus vaccines.

Pakistan sent food and medicine, and it called for Afghan assets frozen abroad to be released. Iran said it had dispatched an air cargo of aid.

"Past mistakes must not be repeated. The Afghan people must not be abandoned," said Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, whose country has close relations with the Taliban and would most likely bear the brunt of an exodus of refugees.

Both China and Russia said the main burden of helping Afghanistan out of crisis should lie with Western countries.

"The U.S. and its allies have a greater obligation to extend economic, humanitarian and livelihood assistance," said Chen Xu, China's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva.

The United States pledged $64 million in new humanitarian assistance at the conference, while Norway pledged an extra $11.5 million.

Even before the Taliban's seizure of Kabul last month, half the population - or 18 million people - depended on aid. That looks set to increase due to drought and shortages.

Around $200 million of the new money is earmarked for the U.N. World Food Programme, which found that 93% of the 1,600 Afghans it surveyed in August and September were not getting enough to eat.

"BRINK OF STARVATION"

WFP Executive Director David Beasley said 40% of Afghanistan's wheat crop had been lost, the price of cooking oil had doubled, and most people anyway had no way of getting money.

While banks have started reopening, the queues for withdrawals are extremely long, and more importantly, no one who depended on the government for a salary - from civil servants to police - has been paid since July.

"Fourteen million people, one out of three, are marching to the brink of starvation. They don’t know where their next meal is," Beasley said.

"If we are not very careful, we could truly, truly enter into the abyss in catastrophic conditions, worse than what we see now."

The U.N. World Health Organization, also part of the appeal, wants to shore up hundreds of health facilities at risk of closure after donors backed out.

Antonio Vitorino, head of the International Organization for Migration, said the Afghan medical system was "on the verge of collapse", and WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that gains made towards eradicating polio and vaccinating against COVID-19 could unravel.

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi warned that there could "very soon" be far greater displacement than the estimated half a million who have already sought refuge elsewhere in Afghanistan this year.

"The physical distance between our nations and Afghanistan shouldn’t mislead us," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu added.

"A humanitarian and security crisis in Afghanistan will have direct implications across the globe. We should take collective action now."

Reporting by Emma Farge; Additional reporting by Rupam Nair in New Delhi; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne and Kevin Liffey, editing by Ed Osmond and Hugh Lawson

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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Germany shields itself from Afghans, France welcomes them in

By VOLTAIRE NETWORK - 02.

DEUTSCH ESPAÑOL FRANÇAIS ITALIANO PORTUGUÊS TÜRKÇE

With a population of 2.6 million, Afghans are the third largest group under the protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, after Syrians (6.7 million) and Venezuelans (4 million).

Since the Taliban’s peaceful takeover of Kabul, 123,000 people (including 31,760 Afghans) have been evacuated by U.S. forces. The British and Australians have also pitched in. However, these evacuees are rarely innocent collaborators of the Anglo-American occupiers. Most were members of the special forces created by the CIA to conduct counterinsurgency (Khost Protection Force and National Directorate of Security). As such, they have committed crimes against other Afghans far more heinous than those attributed to the Taliban. They rightly fear public vengeance or to be put on trial.

The United States does not intend to receive these refugees and is asking third countries to take them in. Russia, too, wants to protect itself, not from war criminals, but from jihadists. She is therefore examining asylum applications on a case by case basis.

Knowing this situation, Germany - which had previously announced its intention to host 40,000 people - finally only admitted 634, consisting of 138 former employees and their families. The federal government has no problems with Afghans, having received nearly 150,000 in previous years, but was aware even before the fall of Kabul of the risks these new refugees would pose. Moreover, it has no desire to naturalize war criminals. It has therefore rejected many asylum seekers.

In the rush of the evacuation, a German plane chartered by NGOs (Luftbrücke Kabul) was even forced to take off from Kabul with 180 empty seats. Foreign Affairs Minister Heiko Maas made an emergency trip to the countries bordering Afghanistan (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan) to offer 500 million euros to those willing to accept the Afghan refugees that Germany doesn’t want to have on her soil.

On the contrary, France has opened its doors to 2,600 Afghans since the fall of Kabul, even though it had only hosted around 30,000 until then. The government claims to have repeatedly vetted them before taking them on board; repeatedly, but not thoroughly. France’s presence in Afghanistan was only marginal. She knows nothing about CIA collaborators and counterinsurgency activities, in which she was not involved.

For its part, the European Union could pay out 700 million euros in favor of non-European countries hosting Afghan refugees.

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Afghanistan's repressed minority faces a hostile Taliban

Following the Taliban's power grab, members of the Hazara minority fear that they will be targeted. Those who can, escape. Others are joining the armed opposition. But for many, there is no way out. DW reports.

By Naomi Conrad, Birgitta Schülke-Gill, Samad Sharif - 01. September 2021

A group of Harara women

The Hazara minority fears a brutal crackdown by the Taliban

As Taliban fighters patrolled Kabul's streets, a terrified 19-year old — hidden away at home like countless other women and girls — turned to her beloved movies for solace.

Her current favorite, she said, was "V for Vendetta": set in a dystopian future, it features a lone freedom fighter, plotting to overthrow an all-powerful, Orwellian tyranny.

But instead of offering comfort, hope even, the movie just made her feel more depressed, she said, as she painfully recalled how different her life had been when she last watched it: Then she was a final-year high-school student, who planned to study photography at university.

She loved to dance to Afghan music and would spend hours on end in coffee shops, drinking milkshakes and chatting with friends.

Often, she would take off her scarf, as they relaxed and laughed.

Historically targeted by Taliban 

But suddenly, everything changed.

When DW spoke with her, she had not left her house in two weeks, ever since the Taliban swept into Kabul. She was wracked by anxiety — and despair.

Her life, she said, her voice breaking, was "ruined."

Born in 2001, the year the Taliban regime fell, she had heard relatives speak of their brutal rule, characterized by public executions, widespread hunger, a ban on music and education for girls.

And, above all, they had told her terrifying tales of massacres, forced conversions and persecution of Hazaras. 

For her family belongs to an ethnic group made up of predominately Shia Muslims that accounts for up to 20% of the country's population. For decades, Hazaras have been discriminated against.

Their distinct features make them easy prey for Sunni hardliners, both Taliban and the "Islamic State," (IS) that consider them infidels.

People at stalls at a market

Many Hazaras live in Bamyan

Following the fall of the Taliban, their situation improved. Some Hazaras rose to prominent positions in politics and society, including the office of vice president.

The period also saw a flourishing of Hazara civil society and advances in education, despite entrenched discrimination — and several terror attacks, including one on a maternity hospital in Kabul last year. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although many foreign governments point to IS perpetrators.

'In mortal danger'

To assuage fears of a return to their brutal rule, the Taliban have put on a show of moderation. Spokesmen have repeatedly vowed to refrain from retributions and to respect the rights of women and minorities.

They even made a point of sending representatives across the country to secure Afghanistan's Ashura processions this month. The annual mourning ritual is undertaken by Shiites every year to commemorate the martyrdom of the Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Hardline Sunni groups view it as heresy. 

Many Hazaras believe the group's self-professed inclusiveness is little more than propaganda aimed at the international community, whose development aid is a lifeline to prop up an economy teetering on the edge of collapse. 

DW spoke to several Hazara men and women still in Afghanistan — none of them believed the assurances. Mahdi Raskih, a Hazara parliamentarian until the Taliban captured the capital, told DW that Hazaras face "ethnic and religious persecution" by the militant group.

They were, he added, "in mortal danger."

Massacres and a harrowing message

Amnesty International's latest findings seem to prove their worst fears. On-the-ground researchers documented brutal killings of nine Hazara men in Ghazni province in central Afghanistan, which took place in early July. Six of the men, according to the report, were shot; three were tortured to death by Taliban fighters.

The killings, Amnesty's report goes on to say, likely represent "a tiny fraction of the total death toll inflicted by the Taliban to date," as the group had cut mobile phone service in many of the recently captured areas, effectively controlling which photographs and videos are then shared from these regions.

Eyewitnesses who capture images on their phones are often too scared to keep them, lest they be found with evidence.

Habiba Sarabi, a Hazara political leader, told DW she had proof of more atrocities but could not share the details, as it might endanger surviving eyewitnesses. Sarabi was the first female governor of Afghanistan and one of four women representing Afghanistan in the negotiations with the Taliban in Doha.

When DW spoke with her, she was still reeling from the Taliban's takeover. She was, she said, "in shock."

Soon after the interview, Sarabi sent a link to a short, grainy video, which showed two Taliban fighters. Speaking into the camera, one of them says they are waiting for permission from their leaders to "eliminate" all Hazaras living in Afghanistan.

While DW was unable to verify the video, it nevertheless has been shared widely among Hazaras to whom it sends a chilling message. 

"I'm numb," one Hazara told DW after watching it. It had taken her breath away, she said.

The looming resurgence of the "Islamic State-Khorasan" (ISI-K) following the withdrawal of US forces and de facto collapse of the Afghan army represent yet another threat.

Many fear that once the international community and media attention have shifted elsewhere, the Taliban will start a campaign against those who could lead a Hazara resistance.

A call to arms

One of them is Zulfiqar Omid, a former lawmaker turned resistance leader. He told DW he had established an armed Hazara resistance in Central Afghanistan, comprising some 800 regular fighters and 5,000 volunteers.

A group of Hazara fighters carrying arms

Zulfiqar Omid (center, left) told DW he was fighting "terrorism"

He had exhausted all other avenues, pleading with foreign governments to not abandon Afghanistan to the Taliban, he told DW in a recent WhatsApp call from an undisclosed location.

"Everyone claimed the Taliban is modern, it's changed," he said. "But it hasn't changed — the killing, the violence has increased." His men were "standing against terrorism," he said, fearing that new terror networks would now emerge in Afghanistan under the Taliban's leadership.

The Hazara resistance leader said he had recently held talks with Ahmad Massoud, whose father, an ethnic Tajik, became famous for leading the resistance against the Soviets in the 1980s and then the Taliban.

He was killed in a suicide bombing in 2001, but his son now leads the fight against the Taliban in Panjshir.

Infografik Wer kontrolliert Afghanistan 31.8.2021 EN

The resistance gains ground

For now, the mountainous province north of Kabul is the only part of Afghanistan that has so far resisted the Taliban's sweeping offensive. Surrounded by mountains, the small valley has held out against both Soviet and Taliban invaders in the past.

Zulfikar Omid said Tajik and Hazara forces would unite against the Taliban, which is now equipped with state-of-the-art American weapons originally intended for the Afghan army.

While he admitted that the resistance fighters' weapons, readily sourced from a burgeoning black market and even Taliban sources, might not be the most modern, he said the men's "willingness" and desperation made up for it.

A group of refugees walking alongside a fence

Hundreds of Hazaras have found refuge in Quetta's mosques

But the Hazara armed resistance could "be a recipe for disaster," fears Niamatullah Ibrahimi, a lecturer at La Trobe University in Australia and author of The Hazaras and the Afghan State.

The Taliban could easily impose an economic blockade on the Hazara regions, he said, leading to mass famine. It may also result in more widespread massacres and revenge acts against the community.

Many Hazaras are fleeing, among them most of the well-educated, and that exodus would, Ibrahimi said, result in the Hazaras losing their voice in Afghanistan.

Seeking refuge in Pakistan

Up to 6,000 refugees, among them many Hazaras, have already made their way to Quetta in Pakistan, a city with a sizeable Hazara community, according to sources on the ground.

Many are being housed in local mosques, others by local residents.

DW spoke to one man, a 27-year-old laborer from Nimroz province in southwest Afghanistan, who had fled to Quetta in mid-August. 

The man had found refuge with a local mechanic, who had said he had taken in the man and seven other family members, including one child, as he had a spare room.

When the Taliban arrived in Nimroz, the Afghan man said, "everyone started running, trying to leave the country." 

Taliban fighters standing guard in Kabul

The Hazara face persecution by the Taliban

At the border, he noted, there had been "chaos." The family had to bribe officials to cross into Pakistan, although the man was unsure whether they were Pakistani or Afghan border guards. 

Pakistan has its own history of bloody sectarian violence against religious minorities, including Shiites. But, he said, as long as the Taliban rule Afghanistan, they would not return.

Left behind

Back in Kabul, the 19-year-old Hazara woman was equally desperate to flee the Taliban's rule, even though her family did not qualify for evacuation. 

So far, while civil society activists, journalists and those who have worked for foreign militaries qualified for evacuation, the Hazaras as an ethnic group have not been awarded such status by any foreign government.

They are, desperate Hazara men and women told DW, left to fend for themselves.

The avid cinephile, whose WhatsApp profile showed a smiling young woman, her scarf pushed back to reveal her long hair, was terrified she would no longer be able to continue her education under the Taliban.

"As a woman, an uneducated woman, the only thing expected from you is to bear children, to be a sex slave," she said, sobbing.

She did not appear to harbor any hope that a freedom fighter would swoop in to save her and topple the regime, like in her favorite movie.

She continued to cry, then tried to compose herself. "You cannot run away from the Taliban in Afghanistan," she said quietly.

DW's Shah Fahad in Pakistan and Sandra Petersmann in Berlin contributed to this report. Lewis Sanders contributed as an editor.

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The National Front, the armed resistance against the fundamenalist Taliban is let down by the USA 

Ahmad Massoud, son of Afghanistan's slain anti-Soviet resistance hero Ahmad Shah Massoud, speaks during an interview at his house in Bazarak, Panjshir province, Afghanistan, September 5, 2019.

Ahmad Massoud, son of Afghanistan’s slain anti-Soviet resistance hero Ahmad Shah Massoud, speaks during an interview at his house in Bazarak, Panjshir province, Afghanistan, on Sept. 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

 The Biden administration cut off all communication with the anti-Taliban resistance group, the National Front of Ahmed Shah Massoud. 

Ali Nazary, the head of foreign relations for the group, told the Washington Examiner that while he “tried to reach out,” they haven’t received any response from the Biden administration.

“We don’t see an interest at the moment for the resistance,” he said, adding that the resistance’s hold in Panjshir, the northeastern province of Afghanistan, could have been used to keep those stuck in Kabul safe. 

“They know I’m here. But we haven’t received any interest,” he said, revealing that the last time he spoke with the White House was several months ago.

“We haven’t received any invitation. We haven’t received any requests. It is surprising to us that this is the only resistance against the Taliban, the only force left against terrorism, the only force that providing safe haven for thousands … but they haven’t given this option any consideration.” 

Afghanistan was surrendered at the urging of the Red Chinese, who saw an opportunity to blackmail old Joe for the many kickbacks he and his son, Hunter, had been taking throughout his years in Washington, D.C.  It is no secret that the Red Chinese have had their eye on Afghanistan's mineral deposits.  Just two weeks before the American surrender, a Chinese delegation met in Kabul with the Taliban. 

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U.S. EVACUATION DESASTER

A suicide bombing took place at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 26 August 2021, at 17:50 local time (13:20 UTC), during the evacuation from Afghanistan. At least 182 people were killed, including 169 Afghan civilians and 13 members of the United States military, the first American military casualties in the War in Afghanistan since February 2020. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province (ISIL-KP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

On 27 August, the United States launched an airstrike which the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said was against three suspected ISIL-KP members in Nangarhar Province. On 29 August, during a US drone attack against a suspected ISIL-KP suicide bomber in Kabul, a family of ten, including seven children were reported as having been killed while close to the target vehicle.

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John Pilger: The Great Game of Smashing Nations

In 1978, a liberation movement led by the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) overthrew the dictatorship of Mohammad Dawd, the cousin of King Zahir Shah. It was an immensely popular revolution that took the British and Americans by surprise.

As a tsunami of crocodile tears engulfs Western politicians, history is suppressed. More than a generation ago, Afghanistan won its freedom, which the United States, Britain and their “allies” destroyed.

John Pilger: The Great Game of Smashing Nations

In 1978, a liberation movement led by the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) overthrew the dictatorship of Mohammad Dawd, the cousin of King Zahir Shah. It was an immensely popular revolution that took the British and Americans by surprise.

Foreign journalists in Kabul, reported The New York Times, were surprised to find that “nearly every Afghan they interviewed said [they were] delighted with the coup.” The Wall Street Journal reported that “150,000 persons … marched to honor the new flag … the participants appeared genuinely enthusiastic.”

The Washington Post reported that “Afghan loyalty to the government can scarcely be questioned.” Secular, modernist and, to a considerable degree, socialist, the government declared a program of visionary reforms that included equal rights for women and minorities. Political prisoners were freed and police files publicly burned.

Under the monarchy, life expectancy was 35; 1-in-3 children died in infancy. Ninety percent of the population was illiterate. The new government introduced free medical care. A mass literacy campaign was launched.

For women, the gains had no precedent; by the late 1980s, half the university students were women, and women made up 40 percent of Afghanistan’s doctors, 70 percent of its teachers and 30 percent of its civil servants. 

Women at university in Afghanistan in the 1970s. (Amnesty International U.K.)

Backed by the West

So radical were the changes that they remain vivid in the memories of those who benefited. Saira Noorani, a female surgeon who fled Afghanistan in 2001, recalled:

“Every girl could go to high school and university. We could go where we wanted and wear what we liked … We used to go to cafes and the cinema to see the latest Indian films on a Friday … it all started to go wrong when the mujahedin started winning … these were the people the West supported.”

For the United States, the problem with the PDPA government was that it was supported by the Soviet Union. Yet it was never the “puppet” derided in the West, neither was the coup against the monarchy “Soviet backed,” as the American and British press claimed at the time.

President Jimmy Carter’s secretary of state, Cyrus Vance, later wrote in his memoirs: “We had no evidence of any Soviet complicity in the coup.”

In the same administration was Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter’s national security adviser, a Polish émigré and fanatical anti-communist and moral extremist whose enduring influence on American presidents expired only with his death in 2017.

On July 3, 1979, unknown to the American people and Congress, Carter authorized a $500 million “covert action” program to overthrow Afghanistan’s first secular, progressive government.  This was code-named by the CIA Operation Cyclone.

The $500 million bought, bribed and armed a group of tribal and religious zealots known as the mujahedin. In his semi-official history, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward wrote that the CIA spent $70 million on bribes alone. He describes a meeting between a CIA agent known as “Gary” and a warlord called Amniat-Melli:

“Gary placed a bundle of cash on the table: $500,000 in one-foot stacks of $100 bills. He believed it would be more impressive than the usual $200,000, the best way to say we’re here, we’re serious, here’s money, we know you need it … Gary would soon ask CIA headquarters for and receive $10 million in cash.”

Recruited from all over the Muslim world, America’s secret army was trained in camps in Pakistan run by Pakistani intelligence, the CIA and Britain’s MI6. Others were recruited at an Islamic College in Brooklyn, New York – within sight of the doomed Twin Towers. One of the recruits was a Saudi engineer called Osama bin Laden.

The aim was to spread Islamic fundamentalism in Central Asia and destabilize and eventually destroy the Soviet Union. 

‘Larger Interests’

In August 1979, the U.S. embassy in Kabul reported that “the United States’ larger interests … would be served by the demise of the PDPA government, despite whatever setbacks this might mean for future social and economic reforms in Afghanistan.”

Read again the words above I have italicized. It is not often that such cynical intent is spelt out as clearly.  The U.S. was saying that a genuinely progressive Afghan government and the rights of Afghan women could go to hell.

Six months later, the Soviets made their fatal move into Afghanistan in response to the American-created jihadist threat on their doorstep. Armed with CIA-supplied Stinger missiles and celebrated as “freedom fighters” by Margaret Thatcher, the mujahedin eventually drove the Red Army out of Afghanistan.

The mujahedin were dominated by war lords who controlled the heroin trade and terrorized rural women. Later, in the early 1990s the Taliban would emerge, an ultra-puritanical faction, whose mullahs wore black and punished banditry, rape and murder but banished women from public life.

In the 1980s, I made contact with the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, known as RAWA, which had tried to alert the world to the suffering of Afghan women. During the Taliban time they concealed cameras beneath their burqas to film evidence of atrocities, and did the same to expose the brutality of the Western-backed mujahedin. “Marina” of RAWA told me, “We took the videotape to all the main media groups, but they didn’t want to know ….”

In 1992, the enlightened PDPA government was overrun. The president, Mohammad Najibullah, had gone to the United Nations to appeal to for help. On his return, he was hanged from a street light.

The Game

“I confess that [countries] are pieces on a chessboard,” said Lord Curzon in 1898, “upon which is being played out a great game for the domination of the world.”

The viceroy of India was referring in particular to Afghanistan. A century later, Prime Minister Tony Blair used slightly different words.

“This is a moment to seize,” he said following 9/11. “The Kaleidoscope has been shaken. The pieces are in flux. Soon they will settle again. Before they do, let us re-order this world around us.”

On Afghanistan, he added this: “We will not walk away [but ensure] some way out of the poverty that is your miserable existence.”

Blair echoed his mentor, President George W. Bush, who spoke to the victims of his bombs from the Oval Office: “The oppressed people of Afghanistan will know the generosity of America. As we strike military targets, we will also drop food, medicine and supplies to the starving and suffering … “

Almost every word was false. Their declarations of concern were cruel illusions for an imperial savagery “we” in the West rarely recognize as such.

Orifa

In 2001, Afghanistan was stricken and depended on emergency relief convoys from Pakistan. As the journalist Jonathan Steele reported, the invasion indirectly caused the deaths of some 20,000 people as supplies to drought victims stopped and people fled their homes.

Eighteen months later, I found unexploded American cluster bombs in the rubble of Kabul which were often mistaken for yellow relief packages dropped from the air. They blew the limbs off foraging, hungry children.

In the village of Bibi Maru, I watched a woman called Orifa kneel at the graves of her husband, Gul Ahmed, a carpet weaver, and seven other members of her family, including six children, and two children who were killed next door.

An American F-16 aircraft had come out of a clear blue sky and dropped an Mk82 500-pound bomb on Orifa’s mud, stone and straw house. Orifa was away at the time. When she returned, she gathered the body parts.

Months later, a group of Americans came from Kabul and gave her an envelope with 15 notes: a total of $15. “Two dollars for each of my family killed,” she said.

The invasion of Afghanistan was a fraud. In the wake of 9/11, the Taliban sought to distant themselves from Osama bin Laden. They were, in many respects, an American client with which the administration of Bill Clinton had done a series of secret deals to allow the building of a $3 billion natural gas pipeline by a U.S. oil company consortium.

In high secrecy, Taliban leaders had been invited to the U.S. and entertained by the CEO of the Unocal company in his Texas mansion and by the CIA at its headquarters in Virginia. One of the deal-makers was Dick Cheney, later George W. Bush’s vice president.

In 2010, I was in Washington and arranged to interview the mastermind of Afghanistan’s modern era of suffering, Zbigniew Brzezinski. I quoted to him his autobiography in which he admitted that his grand scheme for drawing the Soviets into Afghanistan had created “a few stirred up Muslims”.

“Do you have any regrets?” I asked.

“Regrets! Regrets! What regrets?”

When we watch the current scenes of panic at Kabul airport, and listen to journalists and generals in distant TV studios bewailing the withdrawal of “our protection,” isn’t it time to heed the truth of the past so that all this suffering never happens again?

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Reuters photojournalist left behind enemy lines killed and mutilated by Taliban

Danish Siddiqui, an award winning Reuters photojournalist working in Afghanistan to cover the Taliban takeover of the country, has reportedly been killed and mutilated by Taliban fighters.

By Hannah Nightingale - 25. 

Reuters photojournalist left behind enemy lines killed and mutilated by Taliban

Danish Siddiqui, an award winning Reuters photojournalist working in Afghanistan covering the Taliban takeover of the country, has reportedly been killed and mutilated by Taliban fighters.

According to the Daily Mail, Siddiqui was killed during the Taliban's takeover of Spin Boldak in southern Afghanistan.

It is believed that Siddiqui was injured by rocket shrapnel and subsequently left behind by the retreating Afghan army he was embedded in before falling into the hands of the Taliban.

Siddiqui had reportedly asked to be sent to Afghanistan, telling his bosses, "If we don't go, who will?"

He arrived at a Kandahar Afghan Special Forces base on July 11, and was embedded in a unit of several hundred elite commandos that were attempting to flush out Taliban fighters that were capturing territories.

Two days later, Siddiqui was in a convoy returning from a mission to rescue a surrounded policeman, when the convoy was attacked with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs).

Siddiqui captured the moment on video when an RPG struck the Humvee he was traveling in. The attack destroyed three other vehicles in the convoy.

On July 16, Siddiqui was photographing an Afghan offensive in Spin Boldak when he was caught in the crossfire. It is believed that he was injured by shrapnel from a rocket during that offensive attack.

Siddiqui was rushed to a local mosque for treatment. Major-General Haibatullah Alizai, the commander of Afghanistan's Special Operations Corps, said that his soldiers withdrew from Spin Boldak.

The retreating troops left behind Siddiqui and the two commandos accompanying him, mistakenly thinking they had joined the retreating convoy. "They were left there," Alizai said.

Based on photographs shared online, Afghan security officials and Indian government representatives told Reuters that it appears Siddiqui's body was mutilated after his death.

Philip Boyce of Forensic Equity, a British ballistics expert consulted by Reuters, compared the photographs to pictures and x-rays of Siddiqui's body after being recovered from the Taliban.

Boyce concluded it was "evident that he was shot multiple further times after he was killed," the Daily Mail wrote.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said that the post-mortem injuries occurred before Taliban fighters found his body.

As a result of Siddiqui's death, some Reuters journalists are questioning the decision to allow Siddiqui to stay in Afghanistan.

According to the Daily Mail, "Members of the newsroom familiar with the decision-making say Siddiqui's embed with soldiers in Afghanistan was backed by senior photo editors, vetted by external advisers and newsroom managers who handle security, and reviewed by a group of top editors who regularly meet to consider potentially dangerous assignments."

Reuters Editor-in-Chief Alessandra Galloni said  in a written statement that she had agreed to Siddiqui's embed with Afghan Special Forces.

"As editor-in-chief, I take full responsibility for the decision," she wrote.

Galloni wrote in a July 23 email to staff that Siddiqui was "our brilliant colleague and devoted friend."

"I also know many of you want answers. We do too." The review process that's under way, she said, "includes a detailed examination of our security procedures."

Author:

Hannah Nightingale

Hannah Nightingale - Washington DC

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ICYMI:

7 lies about Afghanistan

By Thierry Meyssan - 20. August 2021

In covering the fall of Kabul, the Western media are mindlessly repeating seven lies of Western propaganda. By misrepresenting the history of Afghanistan, they mask the crimes committed in that country and make it impossible to foresee the fate that Washington has written for it. And if the Taliban were not the most wicked...

A scene of panic at Kabul airport as former CIA collaborators try to escape the revenge of the Afghan people.

French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden addressed their nation on the capture of Kabul by the Taliban on August 15, 2021.

1.- THE AFGHAN WAR IS NOT A RESPONSE TO 9/11, IT WAS PLANNED BEFORE THE ATTACKS

According to these two politicians, the sole purpose of the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 was to "pursue those who attacked us on September 11, 2001, and to ensure that al-Qaeda could not use Afghanistan as a base for further attacks. » [1]

Naiz Naik was murdered in his home in 2009

Joseph Goebbels, the Propaganda Minister of the Third Reich, is said to have said that "A lie repeated ten times remains a lie; repeated ten thousand times, it becomes the truth." But the facts are stubborn and, whatever Mr Macron and Mr Biden may think, the 2001 war was decided in mid-July 2001, when the Berlin negotiations between the United States and the United Kingdom on the one hand and the Taliban, not the Afghan government, on the other failed. Pakistan and Russia were observers at these secret talks. The Taliban delegation entered Germany in violation of the UN Security Council’s travel ban. After the failure of these negotiations, Pakistani Foreign Minister Naiz Naik returned to his country and sounded the alarm. Pakistan then looked for new allies. It offered China a gateway to the Indian Ocean (what we see today with the ’Silk Road’). The United States and the United Kingdom began to amass their troops in the area: 40,000 men in Egypt and almost the entire British fleet in the Arabian Sea. It was only after this arrangement was put in place that the attacks of September 11th took place.

2. AL-QAEDA IS NOT A THREAT FOR THE ANGLO-SAXONS, BUT AN INSTRUMENT

According to President Biden: "Our mission to reduce the terrorist threat of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and to kill Osama bin Laden has been a success.

However, it was the director of France’s foreign secret services, Alexandres de Marenches, who proposed to his US counterpart within the framework of the Pinay Circle [2] to provoke a Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in order to trap them there [3]. President Carter’s National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzeziński, sought out anti-communist billionaire Osama Bin Laden in Beirut and asked him to lead Arab mercenaries in a terrorist campaign against the Afghan communist government [4]. Bin Laden was in Beirut to meet with former Lebanese President Camille Chamoun, a member of the World Anti-Communist League [5]. Washington chose Bin Laden for two reasons: First, he was a member of a secret society, the Muslim Brotherhood, which allowed him to recruit fighters; second, he was one of the heirs to the largest construction company in the Arab world. As such, he had the men and know-how to turn the underground rivers of the Hindu Kush into military communication routes.

The Independent (London) celebrates Osama bin Laden. At the same time, the Heritage Foundation (Washington), President Reagan’s think tank, was distributing T-shirts bearing his image with the slogan "He fights for our freedoms".

Later, the same Osama bin Laden served as a military adviser to the Bosnian president, Alija Izetbegović, in 1992-94. His fighters followed him there. They abandoned the name "Mujahideen" for the "Arab Legion". His camp was visited by Russian commandos, who were taken prisoner there. However, before they were arrested, they had time to search his command room and found that all the military documents were written in English and not in Arabic. [6]

Osama bin Laden’s Arab Legion marches in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Later still, Osama Bin Laden used his fighters for one-off operations. He solicited them by choosing them according to his needs from his "roster", in Arabic "Al-Qaeda" (القاعدة).

It is therefore indisputable that Osama Bin Laden was for many years an agent of the United States. However, the latter claim that he turned against them, which nothing, absolutely nothing, proves. In any case, Osama bin Laden was seriously ill. He needed daily care in a sterile room. He was therefore taken care of in the American hospital in Dubai in July 2001, as revealed by Le Figaro [7]. This information was denied by the said hospital, but was confirmed to me by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyane (the current President of the United Arab Emirates) who assured me that he had visited him there in the presence of the local CIA chief of staff. Finally, Osama bin Laden was treated at the military hospital in Rawalpindi (Pakistan) [8]where he died in December 2001. His funeral took place in Afghanistan, attended by two representatives of the British MI6 who wrote a report on the matter.

Also indisputably opposing the theory that Osama bin Laden had turned against his CIA employers was the fact that until 1999 - i.e. after the attacks attributed to him against the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia and the US embassies in Nairobi (Kenya) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) - he had a public relations office in London. It was from this office that he launched his Call to Jihad against Jews and Crusaders.

The fact that for ten years we have heard and seen recordings of people claiming to be Osama Bin Laden only deceives those who want to believe: the Swiss experts of the Dalle Molle Institute of Perceptive Artificial Intelligence, which at the time was used by the big banks in sensitive cases, were formal. These recordings are forgeries (including the one released by the Pentagon in which he claims responsibility for the 9/11 attacks) and do not correspond to the real Bin Laden. If facial and voice recognition was a speciality at the time, it is now a common technique. You can check for yourself with software that is available everywhere.

After Bin Laden’s death, Ayman al-Zawahiri became the emir of Al Qaeda. He still holds this position. The latter - who had supervised the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat - lived for several years after 2001 in the US embassy in Baku (Azerbaijan). [9] He was, at least in that period, the only person who could be considered a terrorist. He was, at least during this period, protected by the US Marines. His current whereabouts are unknown, but there is no reason to believe that he is no longer under US protection.

3- THE US DOES NOT FOCUS ON "COUNTER-TERRORISM", BUT FUNDS AND ARMS TERRORISM

President Biden explained at length, during his speech on the fall of Kabul, that the United States was not there to build states, but only to fight terrorism.

The phrase ’fight against terrorism’ has been repeated for twenty years, but that does not make it more meaningful. Terrorism is not a flesh-and-blood opponent. It is a method of combat. All the world’s armies can use it in certain circumstances. During the Cold War, the two blocs used it extensively against each other.

Since President George W. Bush (the son) declared the ’war on terror’ (i.e. the ’war on war’), the use of this military technique has been increasing. Westerners first think of attacks in a few large cities, but the worst has been achieved with the creation of small terrorist states in the wider Middle East up to the sinister ’Islamic State of the Levant’ (Daesh) and now the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Afghans, Iraqis, Libyans and Syrians initially believed the US narrative of events, but they are under no illusion. After 20 years of war, they have understood that the United States does not want to do any good. Washington does not fight terrorism, but creates, finances and arms groups that practice terrorism.

4- THE TALIBAN DID NOT FIGHT A WAR, THEY TOOK WHAT THE US GAVE THEM

Presidents Macron and Biden are playing dumb about the Taliban’s "takeover of Kabul". According to them, "Afghan political leaders have given up and fled the country. The Afghan army has collapsed, sometimes without even trying to fight. But how did they flee, if not with Western military aircraft? And the Afghan army did not "sometimes seek to fight", it was the other way round: it only "sometimes" sought to fight. The Afghan borders were among the most secure in the world. US soldiers recorded everyone’s identity with electronic means, including iris recognition.

The Afghan army consisted of 300,000 men - more than the French armies - who were very well trained by the US, France and others. It was over-equipped with sophisticated equipment. All its infantry had body armour and night vision systems. It had a very capable air force. In contrast, the Taliban has no more than 100,000 men, which is three times less. They are hooligans in sandals and armed with Kalashnikovs. They had no air force - they suddenly have one today with trained pilots from who knows where -. If there had been fighting, they would have been defeated for sure.

The regime change was decided under President Donald Trump. It was to take place on May 1st. But President Joe Biden changed that timetable to change history. He used the delay to set up military bases in the neighbouring countries and send at least 10,000 mercenaries. He has mobilised the Turkish army, which is already present in the country, but which no one is talking about. The latter has already recruited at least 2,000 jihadists living in Idleb (Syria) and continues to hire them.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar receives the allegiance of Rached Ghannouchi (current president of the Tunisian National Assembly) and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (current Turkish president).

It is important to remember that during the war against the Soviets, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was already a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the leader of a militia, the Millî Görüş (the one that today opens mosques in Germany and France). It was in this double capacity that he came to kneel before Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Afghan leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and future Prime Minister. Hekmatyar subsequently pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda, which did not prevent him from running in the 2019 Afghan presidential election under US protection.

The allies began repatriating their nationals several months ago. They thought they would have time before September 11th, or at worst before midnight on August 30th. But Washington decided otherwise by choosing August 15th, the date of India’s bank holidays. This was a warning to New Delhi, which does not appreciate the fact that President Ghani’s Pashtuns are being replaced by those of Emir Akhundzada, even though they support other ethnic groups.

The scenes of panic we saw at Kabul airports reminded us of those in Saigon during the US defeat in Vietnam. It is indeed quite the same. The Afghans clinging to the aircraft are not mostly translators from Western embassies, but agents of "Operation Omega" set up under President Obama [10] . They are members of the Khost Protection Force (KPF) and the National Directorate of Security (NDS), counter-insurgency auxiliaries, like the Vietnamese of "Operation Phoenix". They were responsible for torturing and killing Afghans opposed to the foreign occupation. They committed so many crimes that the Taliban were like choirboys [11].

Soon we will see a completely different landscape in Afghanistan.

5. THE US DID NOT LOSE AFGHANISTAN TO CHINA, BUT FORCED CHINESE COMPANIES TO ACCEPT ITS PROTECTION

The US has not lost anything in Afghanistan because it does not want to establish peace there. They don’t care about the one million deaths they have caused there in 20 years. They just want that region to be unstable, that no government can control the exploitation of the natural resources there. They want companies, from whatever developed country, to be able to exploit them only by accepting their protection.
This is the Hollywood-popularised scheme of the globalised world, protected by a compound, with special forces going abroad to monitor exploitation sites in wilderness areas.

This strategy was developed by Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense, and Admiral Arthur Cebrowski, who had already computerized the US military. On September 11, 2001, it became the way of thinking of the US military staff. It was popularised by Cebrowski’s deputy, Thomas Barnett, in his book The Pentagon’s New Map [12].

It was this paradigm shift that President Bush called ’War Without End’. By this he meant that the US would forever be fighting terrorism, or rather forever instrumenting terrorist groups to prevent political organisation in these regions.

Yes, Chinese companies are already mining in Afghanistan, but from now on they will have to pay a price to the US or be subjected to terrorist attacks. So what if it’s a racket?

6- WESTERNERS DO NOT DEFEND THE ENLIGHTENMENT AGAINST OBSCURANTISM, BUT RATHER INSTRUMENTALISE IT

The first lady of the United States, Laura Bush, made us all cry by telling us the story of little girls massacred by the Taliban because they dared to wear nail polish. But the truth is quite different.

When President Carter, Zbigniew Brzeziński and Alexandre de Marenches supported the Afghan Islamists in 1978, they were fighting the communists who were opening schools for girls. Because for them the fight against the USSR’s allies came before human rights. Similarly today, President Biden and his Secretary of State Antony Blinken support the Taliban because, for them, controlling access to the natural wealth of the wider Middle East comes before human rights. And they are doing the same in Iraq, Libya and Syria.

Pakistani general Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Saudi billionaire Osama bin Laden, Egyptian physician Ayman al-Zawahiri, Turkish militiaman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Tunisian religious teacher Rached Ghannouchi are members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The US has not only supported Islamists in war-torn countries. For example, it put General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, in power in Pakistan to use his country as a rear base for anti-Soviet fighters. He overthrew democracy, hanged President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and re-established Sharia law. President Bhutto’s daughter, Benazir Bhutto, who was Pakistan’s prime minister in the 1990s, was also assassinated by the Taliban.

There is no need to go back over the crimes of the Western counter-insurgency, the panic of their collaborators at Kabul airports is enough.

If Islamism and secularism have been used to manipulate the Afghans and to smoke out the West, political life in Afghanistan is not based on these concepts, but first and foremost on ethnic divisions. There are about fifteen of them, the largest of which, the Pashtuns, are also strongly represented in Pakistan. It is still a tribal country and not yet a nation. Other ethnic groups are supported by other countries in the region because they are also present there.

7- FRANCE HAS NOT ALWAYS SUPPORTED US CRIMES IN AFGHANISTAN, BUT ONLY SINCE PRESIDENT SARKOZY

According to President Emmanuel Macron: "President Jacques Chirac, as early as October 2001, decided that France should participate in international action, in solidarity with our American friends and allies who had just suffered a terrible attack on their soil. With a clear objective: to combat a terrorist threat that was directly targeting our territory and that of our allies from Afghanistan, which had become the sanctuary of Islamist terrorism". [13]

It is a distracting way to erase a characteristic French conflict. In October 2001, President Chirac violently opposed the participation of the French army in the Anglo-Saxon occupation of Afghanistan. He only authorised deployment under UN Security Council Resolution 1386. The French soldiers were indeed under the orders of Nato, but as part of the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF). They were only involved in reconstruction assistance. They did not take prisoners, but eventually arrested fighters and immediately handed them over to the Afghan government. It was President Nicolas Sarkozy who changed this status and made France complicit in the crimes of the United States. It is because of this change that France is currently exfiltrating members of the Khost Protection Force (KPF) and the National Directorate of Security (NDS). And it will probably pay the price.

Thierry Meyssan

Translation 
Roger Lagassé

[1] “Remarks by Joe Biden on Afghanistan”, by Joseph R. Biden Jr., Voltaire Network, 16 August 2021.

[2] « Les gentlemen du Cercle Pinay », Réseau Voltaire, 11 mars 2004.

[3Dans le secret des princes, Christine Ockrent & Alexandre de Marenches, Stock (1986).

[4] “Brzezinski: "Yes, the CIA entered Afghanistan before the Russians ..." ”, by Zbigniew Brzeziński, Translation Bill Blum, Nouvel Observateur (France) , Voltaire Network, 15 January 1998.

[5] “The World Anti-Communist League: the Internationale of Crime”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Anoosha Boralessa, Voltaire Network, 12 May 2004.

[6] Author’s conversation, in 2003, with a KGB officer who took part in this operation.

[7] La CIA a rencontré Ben Laden à Dubaï en juillet », par Alexandra Richard, Le Figaro, 31 octobre 2001.

[8] « Hospital Worker : I Saw Osama », CBS Evening News, 28 janvier 2002.

[9Classified Woman : The Sibel Edmonds Story : A Memoir, Sibel Edmonds (2012).

[10] Obama’s Wars, Bob Woodward, Simon & Schuster (2010.

[11] « Armed Governance: the Case of the CIA-Supported Afghan Militias », Antonio De Lauri & Astri Suhrke, in Afghanistan: Militias Governance and their Disputed Leadership. Taliban, ISIS, US Proxy Militais, Extrajudicial Killings, War Crimes and Enforced Disappearances, Musa Khan Jalalzai, Vij Books India Pvt Ltd (2020).

[12] “The Rumsfeld/Cebrowski doctrine”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Roger Lagassé, Voltaire Network, 25 May 2021.

[13] « Allocution d’Emmanuel Macron sur l’Afghanistan », par Emmanuel Macron, Réseau Voltaire, 16 août 2021.

Author:

Thierry Meyssan - Political consultant, President-founder of the Réseau Voltaire (Voltaire Network). 
Latest work in English – Before Our Very Eyes, Fake Wars and Big Lies: From 9/11 to Donald Trump, Progressive Press, 2019.

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OPIUM BRIDES - HEROINE & 7-YEAR OLD GIRLS TAKEN IN AFGHANISTAN FOR PEDOPHILE GLOBAL ELITE

First published on BITCHUTE December 27th, 2019.

The CIA works for the New World Order along with every other intelligence agency in the world. Britain, Russia, France, Israel..... you name the country and unless it's one of the few last holdouts resisting the New World Order, that country's intelligence service is working for the New World Order which means that they are working for the Vatican.

Consider "AL-CIA-DAH," say it out loud.

The CIA was officially created after WW2 and it has been involved in creating numerous terror activities around the world. If there is a terrorist event anywhere in the world, the CIA is sure to be involved.

There is spiritual wickedness in high places, including the CIA's opium drug business in Afghanistan. Afghanistan produces 90% of the world's heroine supply (a half-trillion dollars worth). They control the U.S. military, exploiting our children in the military as heroin farmers in Afghanistan. Russia complained to NATO in 2010, calling for the destruction of Afghan's opium crops because of the 70,000 Russians dying every year from heroine addiction. NATO said no way! The evil is massive, the stench reaches into the heavens, and you had better believe God sees what's going on.

Some people have developed such an emotional attachment to the information that they have collected over the years, most of it intentionally distorted and corrupted by the New World Order controlled "news' media and "education system" and "entertainment" industry with movies like "Top Gun" or "Saving Private Ryan" and the music industry and the false priests and preachers.

We have been lied to our entire lives.

Stop believing those lies and seek the truth.

They are coming for us and the "man-made law" is their primary weapon.

Peaceful non-compliance is our best defense.

Owning a firearm is our best backup.

We are *ALL* deceived to some degree. 

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STANDARDIZING SYSTEMS IN PREPARATION FOR THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT - AFGHANISTAN

First published on BITCHUTE December 26th, 2019. Kissyourillusionsgoodbye.com

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The system of corruption between the US government and contractors in Afghanistan

Afghan = Money Pit - Guarding poppy fields

“If the US stops giving money to Afghanistan, the general consensus is that it will devolve into a civil war,” VICE’s Shane Smith said. “If we give them money and it’s being thrown down the toilet, or warlords are taking it, that’s another problem… If you cut off all the money, then it’s over.”

The terms First or Third World are often used by the Elite to rank the development of countries or the strength of their economy. These terms originate and were were coined during the Cold War as part of a model of geopolitical alliances.

The Cold War created NATO. The New World Order controlled both sides of "the cold war". This was fabricated drama designed to deceive and further the New World Order agenda to takeover the world.

There are no 2nd world countries, only 1st world and 3rd world.

The New World Order is going to create a One World Government that will be enforced by the USA government. The USA has over 1000 military bases in over 139 countries to accomplish this goal and the USA government has sent the USA military to force other nations into compliance using the guise of "wars."

In order to have a One World Government, there needs to be standardization of the population with the exception of the ruling class in every country.

After the USA goes to war with a nation, it then goes in and supposedly “improves” that country's infrastructure at US tax payer expense. This one way of controlling and standardizing systems in preparation for the One World Government.

If the military was really filled with patriotic people, they would go AWOL from the USA military now, before it's too late for them and their families.

The USA military should be protecting America, but they are destroying the world instead because they are too foolish to understand what is really happening.

They are destroying nations for the New World Order and then, after those nations have been defeated, the US military and private contractors go in and rebuild the country to western standards. It's going to be a One World Government and that means making every country the same.

People who serve(d) in the US Military defend the New World Order plan and are serving/served Satan's purposes.

They served the Babylonian fractional reserve racket of usury which relies on the sleight of hand (alchemy) of an 'economic cycle' designed to enslave and defraud the world.

Wars are ritual blood sacrifice for the New World Order. Their called 'god' MOLOCH needs to be fed human deaths continuously, so their agents are all over the sleeping world, creating wars.

They need the deaths of young men and women, who are ready to willingly DIE for their SOL, or SUN GOD. (Not our Sun, but their Sun - SATURN, the black Sun) SOL means SUN.
They do this under the pretext of creating patriotic fervor.
DIE FOR YOUR COUNTRY VOLUNTARILY.
DIE FOR SOL.
DIE SOL.
SOL DIE.
SOL DIE R
SOLDIER.

As we observe the terrible degeneration of our culture before our eyes, we are getting a glimpse of what it was like in the evil days of Noah:

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:5

And we should also be reminded: But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:37

Our culture is increasingly becoming like the one during the days of Noah!

God judges wickedness, and God will again judge the world - by fire. 2Peter 3

God is raising up other countries that will be used as a “rod of judgment” against America. The wickedness of the nation mocks and despises God. The US military is given over to sodomy, which makes it ripe for defeat along with the nation.
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Staggering Costs – U.S. Military Equipment Left Behind In Afghanistan

By Adam Andrzejewski - 23. August 2021

U.S.-Funded Military Gear Into Afghanistan 2003-2016. Source: GAO OPENTHEBOOKS.COM

The U.S. provided an estimated $83 billion worth of training and equipment to Afghan security forces since 2001. This year, alone, the U.S. military aid to Afghan forces was $3 billion.

Putting price tags on American military equipment still in Afghanistan isn’t an easy task. In the fog of war – or withdrawal – Afghanistan has always been a black box with little sunshine.

Not helping transparency, the Biden Administration is now hiding key audits on Afghan military equipment. This week, our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com reposted two key reports on the U.S. war chest of military gear in Afghanistan that had disappeared from federal websites.

#1. Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit of U.S. provided military gear in Afghanistan (August 2017): reposted report (dead link: report).

#2. Special Inspector General For Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) audit of $174 million in lost ScanEagle drones (July 2020): reposted report (dead link: report).

U.S. taxpayers paid for these audits and the U.S.-provided equipment and should be able to follow the money.

After publication, the GAO spokesman responded to our request for comment, “the State Department requested we temporarily remove and review reports on Afghanistan to protect recipients of US assistance that may be identified through our reports and thus subject to retribution.” However, these reports only have numbers and no recipient information.

Author:

Adam Andrzejewski - Senior Contributor