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2021-10-19: News Headlines

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-19). Analysis: Anglo-Saxon world (NATO), Russia cede Tajikistan to Turkey. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Developments in Afghanistan drive Tajikistan towards defense cooperation with Turkey The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is holding its Combat Brotherhood 2021 military drills in Tajikistan on October 18-23. Troops involved in the exercise will practice joint operations during border conflicts, which stem from tense developments in Afghanistan. In a bid to make …

Middle East Monitor (2021-10-19). How US-Soviet Cold War Competition led to Fall of the Afghan Left and Collapse of the Country into Fundamentalism. juancole.com By Luis Edel Abreu Veranes | — From the turbulent 1970s ( Middle East Monitor) — With its geographic centrality on the Asian continent, Afghanistan has historically become a corridor and civilisational interstice between Persian and Hindustani empires and peoples flowing in from the north. Some were Turkic-speaking, who marked and shaped the ethnic synthesis …

Song Yang (2021-10-19). China's road to economic development. indybay.org While we were all enthusiastically looking at Afghanistan and Central Asia, China has built a railway to the border of Myanmar with an access to the Indian Ocean for transiting goods.

Dave DeCamp (2021-10-19). Zalmay Khalilzad Resigns as Special Envoy for Afghanistan. news.antiwar.com Zalmay Khalilzad has resigned as the US special envoy for Afghanistan, Khalilzad, who was born in Afghanistan, was first appointed as the Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation by the Trump administration in 2018. His negotiations in Qatar with the Taliban led to the signing of the Doha agreement, which paved the way for the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. | Eve…

_____ (2021-10-18). Afghanistan Tackles The Islamic State. popularresistance.org On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shia Muslims, who were referred to as "our compatriots" by Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid. Forty-six people died immediately in the blast, and local officials said that many more people were injured in the incident. Not long afterward, the Islamic State in Khorasan Province, ISKP (ISIS-K), took credit for the attack on its Telegram channel. The…

TASS (2021-10-18). US not to participate in Moscow Format talks on Afghanistan — Department of State. tass.com The US supports the process itself and may join a similar meeting in the future…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-18). Explosion Rocked Afghan's Jalalabad As Taliban Prepares Operation Against ISIS In Nangarhar. southfront.org Illustrative Image | A large explosion took place in the city of Jalalabad, the administrative center of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. | According to the local agency Asvaka, the incident occurred in the Kabul-Hada quarter of the city on October 18. | An improvised explosive device (IED) went off on a busy street at the moment when a Taliban's vehicle belonging was passing by. Two civilians were reportedly injured and taken to the hospital. | No photos were released to confirm the reports. | The Taliban are yet to comment on the issue. | The Nangarhar province is an are of increased ISIS activity in…

Staff (2021-10-18). Headlines for October 18, 2021. democracynow.org Gutting Democrats' Climate Plans, Manchin Opposes Renewable Energy Program in Reconciliation Bill, Manchin Wants Strict Conditions on Child Tax Credit, Which Has Lifted Millions of Kids from Poverty, FDA Panel Unanimously Recommends Booster Shots of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine, Bronx Man Dies of COVID-19 One Hour After Release from Rikers Jail, COVID Cases on the Rise in the U.K, Russia; Melbourne Ends World's Longest Lockdown, U.S. to Compensate Afghan Families over August Drone Strike That Killed 10 Civilians, Death Toll in ISIS-K Mosque Attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Rises to 47, British Lawmaker David Amess Fatall…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-18). U.S. defense chief visits special operations base used to train Georgian troops for next war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Pentagon has been training Georgian armed forces over twenty years for the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and South Ossetia and the war with Russia in 2008. ==== The US Secretary of Defense was at the Special Operations Forces base Within the framework of his official visit to Georgia, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin …

WSWS (2021-10-18). Murder of Conservative MP David Amess will be used to strengthen state and clampdown on democratic rights. wsws.org Amess's death will occasion a further shift to the right and a strengthening of the state in the name of the "war against terror", as with every terrorist atrocity carried out over the two decades since the Afghan war.

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (2021-10-18). América Latina y el Caribe: Territorios y pueblos originarios. globalizacion.ca La cultura de dominación ha penetrado en la vida y conciencia de muchos sectores sociales y del periodismo malsano que trata a los pueblos originarios de usurpadores, de gobiernos provinciales que en lugar de dialogar y encontrar solución a los…

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2021-10-18: News Headlines

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-18). U.S. defense chief visits special operations base used to train Georgian troops for next war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Pentagon has been training Georgian armed forces over twenty years for the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and South Ossetia and the war with Russia in 2008. ==== The US Secretary of Defense was at the Special Operations Forces base Within the framework of his official visit to Georgia, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin …

WSWS (2021-10-18). Murder of Conservative MP David Amess will be used to strengthen state and clampdown on democratic rights. wsws.org Amess's death will occasion a further shift to the right and a strengthening of the state in the name of the "war against terror", as with every terrorist atrocity carried out over the two decades since the Afghan war.

Staff (2021-10-18). Headlines for October 18, 2021. democracynow.org Gutting Democrats' Climate Plans, Manchin Opposes Renewable Energy Program in Reconciliation Bill, Manchin Wants Strict Conditions on Child Tax Credit, Which Has Lifted Millions of Kids from Poverty, FDA Panel Unanimously Recommends Booster Shots of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine, Bronx Man Dies of COVID-19 One Hour After Release from Rikers Jail, COVID Cases on the Rise in the U.K, Russia; Melbourne Ends World's Longest Lockdown, U.S. to Compensate Afghan Families over August Drone Strike That Killed 10 Civilians, Death Toll in ISIS-K Mosque Attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Rises to 47, British Lawmaker David Amess Fatall…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-18). Explosion Rocked Afghan's Jalalabad As Taliban Prepares Operation Against ISIS In Nangarhar. southfront.org Illustrative Image | A large explosion took place in the city of Jalalabad, the administrative center of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. | According to the local agency Asvaka, the incident occurred in the Kabul-Hada quarter of the city on October 18. | An improvised explosive device (IED) went off on a busy street at the moment when a Taliban's vehicle belonging was passing by. Two civilians were reportedly injured and taken to the hospital. | No photos were released to confirm the reports. | The Taliban are yet to comment on the issue. | The Nangarhar province is an are of increased ISIS activity in…

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (2021-10-18). América Latina y el Caribe: Territorios y pueblos originarios. globalizacion.ca La cultura de dominación ha penetrado en la vida y conciencia de muchos sectores sociales y del periodismo malsano que trata a los pueblos originarios de usurpadores, de gobiernos provinciales que en lugar de dialogar y encontrar solución a los…

_____ (2021-10-17). Washington Demands Acquiescence In Afghanistan. popularresistance.org War and conflict rarely benefit the lives of ordinary people. Indeed, the very nature of war is destructive. In the case of Afghanistan, once the US war and occupation ended, any delusive stability or vitality in the nation's economy collapsed too.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-17). Shaping US Middle East Policy Amidst Failing States, Failed Democratization And Increased Activism. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by The future of US engagement in the Middle East hangs in the balance. | Two decades of forever war in Afghanistan and continued military engagement in Iraq and elsewhere in the region have prompted debate about what constitutes a US interest in the Middle East. China, and to a lesser degree Russia, loom large in the debate as America's foremost strategic and geopolitical challenges. | Questions about US interests have also sparked discussion about whether the United States can best achiev…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-17). Russian Duma chairman calls for revoking Nobel Peace Prize for war criminals. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Duma chairman only blames Obama for the so-called Arab Spring (then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Arab Awakening) and neglects to mention his over-seven-month war against Libya, bombings and drone attacks in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, and the coup and still ongoing war in Ukraine. For example…. ==== TASSOctober 17, 2021 …

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2021-10-17: News Headlines

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-17). Russian Duma chairman calls for revoking Nobel Peace Prize for war criminals. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Duma chairman only blames Obama for the so-called Arab Spring (then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Arab Awakening) and neglects to mention his over-seven-month war against Libya, bombings and drone attacks in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, and the coup and still ongoing war in Ukraine. For example…. ==== TASSOctober 17, 2021 …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-17). Shaping US Middle East Policy Amidst Failing States, Failed Democratization And Increased Activism. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by The future of US engagement in the Middle East hangs in the balance. | Two decades of forever war in Afghanistan and continued military engagement in Iraq and elsewhere in the region have prompted debate about what constitutes a US interest in the Middle East. China, and to a lesser degree Russia, loom large in the debate as America's foremost strategic and geopolitical challenges. | Questions about US interests have also sparked discussion about whether the United States can best achiev…

Joris Leverink (2021-10-16). Countering the UK's counter-terror industrial complex. roarmag.org A soldier and armed police take part in Op TEMPERER — the mobilization plan for military support to the police service in response to a major terrorist attack. Credit: Following the Taliban's return to power and the spectacular collapse of the Afghan shell government this August, much has been made of how little has changed since the United States and its allies launched the Global War on Terror on October 7, 2001, when they invaded Afghanistan. The lessons of the past two decades also seem to have…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-16). Afghanistan: Russia Draws Redlines for U.S. Moscow Will Not Accept U.S. Military Presence in Central Asia. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-16). Pentagon offers unspecified 'condolence payments' for 7 Afghan children & aid worker murdered in botched drone strike. rt.com The US military is offering "condolence payments" to a family in Afghanistan after a badly planned drone strike killed 10 civilians, including seven children, in the country's capital in August, though did not provide any numbers. | Pentagon spokesman John Kirby revealed the offer on Friday, stating that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a "commitment" to the Akhmadi family for compensation following the August 29 drone strike, "including offering ex gratia condolence payments" and State Department assistance in relocating family members to the United States. | The offer was raised during a virtual meeting b…

Medea Benjamin (2021-10-16). How Feminists Can Support Afghan Women Living Under the Taliban. zcomm.org When the United States pulled out of Afghanistan, it froze billions of dollars in Afghan assets, grinding many of the country's most essential operations to a halt and spreading misery. The US government must release those funds…

Mike Walter (2021-10-16). The Heat: Afghanistan's future. america.cgtn.com As terrorist attacks rock Afghanistan, we will take a look at the future of the country.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-16). ISIS Claims Responsibility For Kandahar Mosque Massacre, Shares Photo Of Suicide Bombers. southfront.org Anas al-Khorasani and Abu Ali al-Blushi as seen in a photo released by ISIS' Amaq. | ISIS branch in Afghanistan, ISIS-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), has claimed responsibility for the In a statement released by its news agency, Amaq, the terrorist group said that the attack was carried out by two suicide bombers "Anas al-Khorasani" and "Abu…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-16). Voice of America: confront Russian invasions and occupations in Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US Defense Secretary Heads to Eastern Europe, NATO Next Week U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin heads to Europe next week for talks with allies concerned about Russia and what the NATO military alliance will focus on now that the withdrawal from Afghanistan is complete. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports. Video…

Otto Konig, Richard Detje & F Steinfeld (2021-10-16). Against all reason and The Afghan Debacle. indybay.org Like the chaotic flight of the U.S. Army from Vietnam in 1975, the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 highlights the failure of the geopolitically based "war and nation-building concept" of the U.S. and NATO countries. The assumption, questionable from the outset, that it would be possible to impose the so-called "Western value system" on a country in which 50 languages are spoken.

sputniknews (2021-10-16). US Commits to Condolence Payments for Family of 10 Civilians Killed in Botched Kabul Drone Strike. sputniknews.com Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of US Central Command, admitted last month that the US made a "tragic mistake" when it fired a Hellfire missile at a white Toyota sedan driven by Zemeai Ahmadi in Kabul, Afghanistan. A total of 10 members of the Ahmadi family were killed in the August 29 strike.

Noam Chomsky (2021-10-16). Ireland has robbed poor working people of tens of trillions of dollars. zcomm.org Interview on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the morality of Ireland's tax regime and whether the human race can avoid the twin catastrophes of global warming and nuclear war…

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2021-10-16: News Headlines

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-16). Afghanistan: Russia Draws Redlines for U.S. Moscow Will Not Accept U.S. Military Presence in Central Asia. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-16). Voice of America: confront Russian invasions and occupations in Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US Defense Secretary Heads to Eastern Europe, NATO Next Week U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin heads to Europe next week for talks with allies concerned about Russia and what the NATO military alliance will focus on now that the withdrawal from Afghanistan is complete. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports. Video…

Staff (2021-10-16). Pentagon offers unspecified 'condolence payments' for 7 Afghan children & aid worker murdered in botched drone strike. rt.com The US military is offering "condolence payments" to a family in Afghanistan after a badly planned drone strike killed 10 civilians, including seven children, in the country's capital in August, though did not provide any numbers. | Pentagon spokesman John Kirby revealed the offer on Friday, stating that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a "commitment" to the Akhmadi family for compensation following the August 29 drone strike, "including offering ex gratia condolence payments" and State Department assistance in relocating family members to the United States. | The offer was raised during a virtual meeting b…

Medea Benjamin (2021-10-16). How Feminists Can Support Afghan Women Living Under the Taliban. zcomm.org When the United States pulled out of Afghanistan, it froze billions of dollars in Afghan assets, grinding many of the country's most essential operations to a halt and spreading misery. The US government must release those funds…

sputniknews (2021-10-16). US Commits to Condolence Payments for Family of 10 Civilians Killed in Botched Kabul Drone Strike. sputniknews.com Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of US Central Command, admitted last month that the US made a "tragic mistake" when it fired a Hellfire missile at a white Toyota sedan driven by Zemeai Ahmadi in Kabul, Afghanistan. A total of 10 members of the Ahmadi family were killed in the August 29 strike.

Noam Chomsky (2021-10-16). Ireland has robbed poor working people of tens of trillions of dollars. zcomm.org Interview on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the morality of Ireland's tax regime and whether the human race can avoid the twin catastrophes of global warming and nuclear war…

Otto Konig, Richard Detje & F Steinfeld (2021-10-16). Against all reason and The Afghan Debacle. indybay.org Like the chaotic flight of the U.S. Army from Vietnam in 1975, the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 highlights the failure of the geopolitically based "war and nation-building concept" of the U.S. and NATO countries. The assumption, questionable from the outset, that it would be possible to impose the so-called "Western value system" on a country in which 50 languages are spoken.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-16). ISIS Claims Responsibility For Kandahar Mosque Massacre, Shares Photo Of Suicide Bombers. southfront.org Anas al-Khorasani and Abu Ali al-Blushi as seen in a photo released by ISIS' Amaq. | ISIS branch in Afghanistan, ISIS-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), has claimed responsibility for the In a statement released by its news agency, Amaq, the terrorist group said that the attack was carried out by two suicide bombers "Anas al-Khorasani" and "Abu…

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-15). Afghanistan Tackles the Islamic State. counterpunch.org On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shia Muslims, who were referred to as "our compatriots" by Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid. Forty-six

John O'Kane (2021-10-15). Endless Enemies and the Permanent War Economy. counterpunch.org President Biden took a predictable hit on the Afghan crisis, but the war's flawed beginnings and mis-guided execution were caused by many of his current critics who were pitchmen for deepening our involvement. This fiasco lasted twenty years because all presidents and power players were vested in this atrocity, willing to cover up its failure with deceptions and bureaucratic lies, insulating Americans from casualties in order to continue the war indefinitely.

Staff (2021-10-15). Headlines for October 15, 2021. democracynow.org Bomb Attack on Mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province Kills at Least 32, Lebanon Holds Day of Mourning After Beirut Violence Leaves Seven Dead, U.K. and EU Nations Block COVID Vaccine Patent Waiver at World Trade Organization, FDA Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine Boosters for Some Groups, Biden Welcomes Kenyan President Kenyatta Amid Pandora Papers Scandal, Chilean Lawmakers Move to Impeach President Piñera over Pandora Papers Revelations, African Asylum Seekers File Civil Rights Complaint Against ICE Over "Cruel, Inhumane" Restraints, House Memo Shines Spotlight on Police Use of Tear Gas, a Chemical Banned in…

Peter Weiss, Judy Weiss (2021-10-15). Ban the Use of Drones as Weapons. fpif.org Everyone who followed the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan was horrified by the drone attack, Zemari Ahmadi, who worked for Nutrition and Education International, a U.S.-based aid organization, became the target because he drove a white Toyota, went to his office, and stopped to pick up containers of clean water for his extended family. Those actions, deemed suspicious by the drone surveilla…

Abdul Rahman (2021-10-15). Two months after Taliban's takeover, Afghanistan teeters on the brink. peoplesdispatch.org Growing threats of violence, concerns about the future of women, price rise and lack of a concrete economic recovery plan haunt the people of Afghanistan two months after the Taliban's takeover…

sputniknews (2021-10-15). Taliban Ban Logging in Afghanistan, Spokesman Says. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) – The Taliban* have outlawed logging and timber trade in Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban-run council of ministers, announced on Twitter.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). Polish parliament approves EU/NATO-backed "permanent barrier"on border with Belarus; chargé d'affaires summoned. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com On the second story, please to recall that Poland, under NATO obligations, was one of the main troop contributing countries for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. ==== Polish MPs back plan to build wall on Belarus border The government this week adopted a bill to construct a "permanent barrier" along Poland's eastern border with …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-15). Was America's Longest War for Opium, Oil and Propping up the Stock Market? libya360.wordpress.com John Potash Soldiers patrol opium fields in Afghanistan. [Source: bbc.com] On September 11, 2001—a day that will live in infamy in U.S. history—hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City and one side of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., which experienced destruction. President George W. Bush's administration started a war in Afghanistan…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-15). Attack In Kandahar Shia Mosque Leaves At Least 33 Dead. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 15th, a blast at a Shia Mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan killed at least 33 people and wounding 73, officials said, the second massive attack in a week targeting worshippers from the minority sect. | Qari Saeed Khosti, the spokesman of the Taliban's new government's interior ministry said, the blast which took place during Friday prayers caused "heavy casualties", adding that authorities are collecting details of the explosion. | The latest incident came just…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Washington strangles Afghanistan's economy as millions face starvation. wsws.org In an act of raw revenge for the debacle of its 20-year war, the US is denying Afghanistan access to its own financial reserves, threatening an economic and social collapse.

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2021-10-15: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-15). Afghanistan Tackles the Islamic State. counterpunch.org On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shia Muslims, who were referred to as "our compatriots" by Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid. Forty-six

John O'Kane (2021-10-15). Endless Enemies and the Permanent War Economy. counterpunch.org President Biden took a predictable hit on the Afghan crisis, but the war's flawed beginnings and mis-guided execution were caused by many of his current critics who were pitchmen for deepening our involvement. This fiasco lasted twenty years because all presidents and power players were vested in this atrocity, willing to cover up its failure with deceptions and bureaucratic lies, insulating Americans from casualties in order to continue the war indefinitely.

Staff (2021-10-15). Headlines for October 15, 2021. democracynow.org Bomb Attack on Mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province Kills at Least 32, Lebanon Holds Day of Mourning After Beirut Violence Leaves Seven Dead, U.K. and EU Nations Block COVID Vaccine Patent Waiver at World Trade Organization, FDA Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine Boosters for Some Groups, Biden Welcomes Kenyan President Kenyatta Amid Pandora Papers Scandal, Chilean Lawmakers Move to Impeach President Piñera over Pandora Papers Revelations, African Asylum Seekers File Civil Rights Complaint Against ICE Over "Cruel, Inhumane" Restraints, House Memo Shines Spotlight on Police Use of Tear Gas, a Chemical Banned in…

Medea Benjamin, Ariel Gold (2021-10-15). How Feminists Can Support Afghan Women Living Under the Taliban. counterpunch.org Since the Taliban took control of Kabul and the central government on August 15, efforts to support Afghan women have become extremely challenging. According to some prominent U.S. feminists with strong ties to Afghan women, the Taliban "has no legitimacy beyond the brutal force it commands," and governments, the United Nations and regional actors should

Peter Weiss, Judy Weiss (2021-10-15). Ban the Use of Drones as Weapons. fpif.org Everyone who followed the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan was horrified by the drone attack, Zemari Ahmadi, who worked for Nutrition and Education International, a U.S.-based aid organization, became the target because he drove a white Toyota, went to his office, and stopped to pick up containers of clean water for his extended family. Those actions, deemed suspicious by the drone surveilla…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Washington strangles Afghanistan's economy as millions face starvation. wsws.org In an act of raw revenge for the debacle of its 20-year war, the US is denying Afghanistan access to its own financial reserves, threatening an economic and social collapse.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). Polish parliament approves EU/NATO-backed "permanent barrier"on border with Belarus; chargé d'affaires summoned. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com On the second story, please to recall that Poland, under NATO obligations, was one of the main troop contributing countries for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. ==== Polish MPs back plan to build wall on Belarus border The government this week adopted a bill to construct a "permanent barrier" along Poland's eastern border with …

Otto Konig, Richard Detje & F Steinfeld (2021-10-15). Against all reason and The Afghan Debacle. indybay.org Like the chaotic flight of the U.S. Army from Vietnam in 1975, the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 highlights the failure of the geopolitically based "war and nation-building concept" of the U.S. and NATO countries. The assumption, questionable from the outset, that it would be possible to impose the so-called "Western value system" on a country in which 50 languages are spoken.

sputniknews (2021-10-15). Taliban Ban Logging in Afghanistan, Spokesman Says. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) – The Taliban* have outlawed logging and timber trade in Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban-run council of ministers, announced on Twitter.

Anonymous007 (2021-10-15). Attack In Kandahar Shia Mosque Leaves At Least 33 Dead. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 15th, a blast at a Shia Mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan killed at least 33 people and wounding 73, officials said, the second massive attack in a week targeting worshippers from the minority sect. | Qari Saeed Khosti, the spokesman of the Taliban's new government's interior ministry said, the blast which took place during Friday prayers caused "heavy casualties", adding that authorities are collecting details of the explosion. | The latest incident came just…

Shane Quinn (2021-10-14). Hiroshima 1945, Chile's 1973 Coup d'état, Afghanistan 2001, Iraq 2003: Four Key Anniversaries Glossed over by Western Media. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-10-14). 11 wounded as explosion rocks provincial capital in E. Afghanistan. ecns.cn At least 11 people were wounded after an explosion ripped through a busy road in Asadabad, capital of eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province on Thursday, a witness said.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). US Military Presence In The Middle East: The Less The Better. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by It may not have been planned or coordinated but efforts by Middle Eastern states to dial down tensions serve as an example of what happens when big power interests coincide. | It also provides evidence of the potentially positive fallout of a lower US profile in the region. | Afghanistan, the United States' chaotic withdrawal notwithstanding, could emerge as another example of the positive impact when global interests coincide. That is if the Taliban prove willing and capable of policing militant…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-14). Heroes or Parasites: Europe's Self-serving Politics on Refugees. counterpunch.org Language is politics and politics is power. This is why the misuse of language is particularly disturbing, especially when the innocent and vulnerable pay the price. The wars in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern, Asian and African countries in recent years have resulted in one of the greatest humanitarian catastrophes, arguably unseen since

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Turkey: Taliban foreign minister leads high-level delegation in first visit to NATO nation. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Taliban pays first visit to Turkey after takeover of Afghanistan A high-level delegation of Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers, led by the acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, has arrived in Ankara for meetings with Turkish officials, Foreign Ministry officials said on Oct. 14. *** NATO member Turkey maintained its embassy in Afghanistan after Western countries …

Staff (2021-10-14). Afghan Interpreter Who Rescued Biden in 2008 Is Evacuated from Afghanistan with His Family. democracynow.org After weeks of pleading for help, an Afghan interpreter, who helped rescue then-Senator Joe Biden when he was stranded 13 years ago in Afghanistan, has finally escaped Afghanistan. Aman Khalili describes his journey out of the country, and we speak with the reporter who broke the story. "I was in the safehouse for 15 days," Khalili tells Democracy Now! Khalili is "representative of a group of people that are still appealing for help from America and anyone else that can help them," says Dion Nissenbaum, with The Wall Street Journal.

Douglas Lummis (2021-10-14). A Failure to Negotiate: How the US Lost Its War in Afghanistan. counterpunch.org How is it that the US lost its war with Afghanistan? This will be debated for years. The question is part of a larger question: how is it that this greatest of all superpowers has not gained clear victory in any major war since 1945? In addition to this general question there are factors that apply only to the Afghan war. One peculiarity is how that war began.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). Thorny Experience Of US Uneasy Attitude Towards Some Of Their European Allies. southfront.org Illustrative ImageThe US has a long history of betrayals, when we recall the Middle-East, Afghanistan, or the Kurds in Syria, but the fact is that it betrayed its European allies as well. | Written by Sonja van den Ende, independent journalist. | To understand the immense scale of the betrayal by the US, I have to mention a very important case which happened a long time ago, to the Netherlands, the Netherlands are part of the so-called British Empire (like the US), the Netherlands always and still are the most loyal European ally of the US, the Dutch behave like a bad sect, loyal till the end, even if the master…

A Guest Author (2021-10-14). Solidarity with longtime antiwar activist Joe Lombardo! workers.org Antiwar Activist Joe Lombardo is a consistent, unequivocal and vocal opponent of all forms of U.S. imperialism. The following is a lightly edited statement from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression issued Oct. 2. On the heels of its defeat in Afghanistan, the U.S. government has made it clear it . . . |

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2021-10-14: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-14). Heroes or Parasites: Europe's Self-serving Politics on Refugees. counterpunch.org Language is politics and politics is power. This is why the misuse of language is particularly disturbing, especially when the innocent and vulnerable pay the price. The wars in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern, Asian and African countries in recent years have resulted in one of the greatest humanitarian catastrophes, arguably unseen since

Shane Quinn (2021-10-14). Hiroshima 1945, Chile's 1973 Coup d'état, Afghanistan 2001, Iraq 2003: Four Key Anniversaries Glossed over by Western Media. globalresearch.ca

Douglas Lummis (2021-10-14). A Failure to Negotiate: How the US Lost Its War in Afghanistan. counterpunch.org How is it that the US lost its war with Afghanistan? This will be debated for years. The question is part of a larger question: how is it that this greatest of all superpowers has not gained clear victory in any major war since 1945? In addition to this general question there are factors that apply only to the Afghan war. One peculiarity is how that war began.

ecns.cn (2021-10-14). 11 wounded as explosion rocks provincial capital in E. Afghanistan. ecns.cn At least 11 people were wounded after an explosion ripped through a busy road in Asadabad, capital of eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province on Thursday, a witness said.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Turkey: Taliban foreign minister leads high-level delegation in first visit to NATO nation. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Taliban pays first visit to Turkey after takeover of Afghanistan A high-level delegation of Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers, led by the acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, has arrived in Ankara for meetings with Turkish officials, Foreign Ministry officials said on Oct. 14. *** NATO member Turkey maintained its embassy in Afghanistan after Western countries …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). US Military Presence In The Middle East: The Less The Better. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by It may not have been planned or coordinated but efforts by Middle Eastern states to dial down tensions serve as an example of what happens when big power interests coincide. | It also provides evidence of the potentially positive fallout of a lower US profile in the region. | Afghanistan, the United States' chaotic withdrawal notwithstanding, could emerge as another example of the positive impact when global interests coincide. That is if the Taliban prove willing and capable of policing militant…

A Guest Author (2021-10-14). Solidarity with longtime antiwar activist Joe Lombardo! workers.org Antiwar Activist Joe Lombardo is a consistent, unequivocal and vocal opponent of all forms of U.S. imperialism. The following is a lightly edited statement from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression issued Oct. 2. On the heels of its defeat in Afghanistan, the U.S. government has made it clear it . . . |

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). Thorny Experience Of US Uneasy Attitude Towards Some Of Their European Allies. southfront.org Illustrative ImageThe US has a long history of betrayals, when we recall the Middle-East, Afghanistan, or the Kurds in Syria, but the fact is that it betrayed its European allies as well. | Written by Sonja van den Ende, independent journalist. | To understand the immense scale of the betrayal by the US, I have to mention a very important case which happened a long time ago, to the Netherlands, the Netherlands are part of the so-called British Empire (like the US), the Netherlands always and still are the most loyal European ally of the US, the Dutch behave like a bad sect, loyal till the end, even if the master…

Staff (2021-10-14). Afghan Interpreter Who Rescued Biden in 2008 Is Evacuated from Afghanistan with His Family. democracynow.org After weeks of pleading for help, an Afghan interpreter, who helped rescue then-Senator Joe Biden when he was stranded 13 years ago in Afghanistan, has finally escaped Afghanistan. Aman Khalili describes his journey out of the country, and we speak with the reporter who broke the story. "I was in the safehouse for 15 days," Khalili tells Democracy Now! Khalili is "representative of a group of people that are still appealing for help from America and anyone else that can help them," says Dion Nissenbaum, with The Wall Street Journal.

Brittani Banks (2021-10-13). The U.S. Killer Drone Program Stays Afloat on the Back of Lies and Pentagon Propaganda. independentmediainstitute.org On August 29, in the final days of our 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, the United States launched a drone strike, firing a 20-pound Hellfire missile at an aid worker named Zemari Ahmadi as he parked his car outside his home in a residential neighborhood of Kabul. The lethal strike killed Ahmadi and nine members of …

_____ (2021-10-13). US And Taliban Delegations Meet In Doha. popularresistance.org US and Taliban delegations met in Qatar's capital Doha on October 9-10, the first such meeting since the political developments of August when the latter took over the country. Following the meeting, the US has reportedly agreed to provide "humanitarian assistance" to Afghanistan. However, the foreign ministry in Afghanistan said that such assistance "should not be linked to political issues." | The delegates included officials from the US intelligence and state department. According to State Department spokesperson Ned Price, the agenda included talks for containing extremist groups, easing the evacuation of for…

Ray Mwareya (2021-10-13). Ugandan President Takes In Afghan Refugees as the CIA's Enforcer. towardfreedom.org Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is providing room and board to about 2,000 Afghan refugees, at the request of the United States, until they can be transferred to Western countries in months or years to come. This is a diplomatic triumph for a "useful" tyrant, who has repeatedly acted as a CIA enforcer in the sensitive regions of Central Africa and the Horn of Africa.

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-13). Afghanistan tackles Islamic State. asiatimes.com On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shiite Muslims, who were referred to as "our compatriots" by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. Forty-six people died immediately in the blast, …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Biden, Erdogan to discuss F-16s, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, Syria. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Biden, Erdogan expected to discuss Karabakh conflict Turkish and American Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Joe Biden are expected to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin has said in an interview with the Milliyet newspaper. "Issues on Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, the Caucasus region and Karabakh, Libya, the Mediterranean and other regions, as …

Staff (2021-10-13). Headlines for October 13, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Reopens Borders with Canada and Mexico for Vaccinated Travelers; FDA Considers Moderna Booster, Southwest, American Airlines Rebuff TX Vaccine Mandate Ban; WI Moms Sue Schools for Endangering Kids, House Votes to Temporarily Raise Debt Ceiling, Progressive Dems Say Reconciliation Package Must Not Sacrifice Urgently Needed Social Programs, 155 Activists Arrested as Climate Actions Continue in D.C.; Indigenous Leaders March in Latin America, Nonprofit Pursues Jair Bolsonaro at ICC for "Crimes Against Humanity" for Destroying the Amazon, EU Pledges $1.15 Billion in Aid for Afghanistan as European and U.S. Deleg…

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-13). Afghanistan tackles the Islamic State. peoplesdispatch.org All signs point to the fact that unlike the 90s, the Taliban is not inclined to officially permit extremist groups to operate in Afghanistan. The possibility of close economic ties with Iran and China is one reason for this development…

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Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-13). Heroes or Parasites: Europe's Self-serving Politics on Refugees. dissidentvoice.org Language is politics and politics is power. This is why the misuse of language is particularly disturbing, especially when the innocent and vulnerable pay the price. The wars in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern, Asian and African countries in recent years have resulted in one of the greatest humanitarian catastrophes, arguably unseen since …

Editor2 (2021-10-12). President Raeisi: Everyone Knows US Backed, Planned Daesh Growth in Afghanistan. orinocotribune.com Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi has voiced concerns about the persistence of terrorist acts in neighboring Afghanistan, saying it is no secret that the growth of the Daesh terrorist group, which claimed responsibility for the latest terrorist act in Afghanistan, was a US job. | In a message released on Saturday, Raeisi condoled with the Afghan nation and the entire human society over the killing and injuring of a large number of innocent Afghans while they were praying in a sacred place. | "It is no secret to anyone that the growth of this Takfiri terrorist movement has taken place with the supports and plans of…

Brittani Banks (2021-10-12). Afghanistan Tackles the Islamic State. independentmediainstitute.org On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shia Muslims, who were referred to as "our compatriots" by Taliban …

TASS (2021-10-12). NATO avoids responsibility for its presence in Afghanistan — Russian top diplomat. tass.com Sergey Lavrov noted that the global community, especially Afghanistan's neighbors, was invited to tackle the problems of the region…

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-10-12). Kabul Dairies Part 17: In this dead end! greenleft.org.au The Taliban are hunting down women's rights activists in Kabul. Yasmeen Afghan files this account of one such activist who is now underground.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-12). US and Taliban delegations meet in Doha. peoplesdispatch.org The bilateral talks took place for the first time after the Taliban came to power in mid-August. Following the meeting, the US has reportedly agreed to provide "humanitarian assistance" to Afghanistan…

Fight Back (2021-10-12). Minnesota marks 20th anniversary of the U.S. war on Afghanistan. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – A coalition of Twin Cities peace and anti-war organizations held an anti-war protest October 9 to mark 20 years since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. The protest, held at Mayday Plaza in Minneapolis, also called for an end all forms of U.S. aggression. | Kim DeFranco, representing Women Against Military Madness and the Climate Justice Committee, welcomed the 50-plus people and explained the focus for the action, "Now is the time to end the U.S. obsession for endless wars. We demand to end all wars and all types of warfare. Bring all the troops home from everywhere, end all sanctions and stop a…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-12). US War In Afghanistan Is Over, Says Biden. But US Remains At War. southfront.org Illustrative Image20 years after 9/11, the US still is at a global war against terror. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | In the aftermath of Afghanistan withdrawal, the US still has around 750 military bases abroad in at least 80 foreign countries, according to an estimate by David Vine, a political science professor at the American University in Washington, DC. First of all, the very pr…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). From the archives of NATO's peace award recipient Nancy Pelosi. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Subject: [stopnato] Afghanistan: New US House Speaker Pledges Support For Expanded War Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 17: 13: 58 -0800 (PST) From: Rick Rozoff <@yahoo.com> Reply-To: stopnato@yahoogroups.com To: Stop NATO [From my dear friend Bob Gipson, who retrieved this from the Stop NATO news list of almost 15 years ago. On the occasion of Pelosi being presented …

MK Bhadrakumar (2021-10-12). The Taliban has many suitors lining up to help. asiatimes.com The Taliban have been getting many suitors lately. They are far from the "pariah" that the Biden administration thought they were destined to be. During the past month alone, the Taliban received six suitors from the region and beyond offering courtship — the foreign minister of Qatar; the special envoys of Russia, China and Pakistan; …

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Editor2 (2021-10-12). President Raeisi: Everyone Knows US Backed, Planned Daesh Growth in Afghanistan. orinocotribune.com Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi has voiced concerns about the persistence of terrorist acts in neighboring Afghanistan, saying it is no secret that the growth of the Daesh terrorist group, which claimed responsibility for the latest terrorist act in Afghanistan, was a US job. | In a message released on Saturday, Raeisi condoled with the Afghan nation and the entire human society over the killing and injuring of a large number of innocent Afghans while they were praying in a sacred place. | "It is no secret to anyone that the growth of this Takfiri terrorist movement has taken place with the supports and plans of…

TASS (2021-10-12). NATO avoids responsibility for its presence in Afghanistan — Russian top diplomat. tass.com Sergey Lavrov noted that the global community, especially Afghanistan's neighbors, was invited to tackle the problems of the region…

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-10-12). Kabul Dairies Part 17: In this dead end! greenleft.org.au The Taliban are hunting down women's rights activists in Kabul. Yasmeen Afghan files this account of one such activist who is now underground.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-12). From the archives of NATO's peace award recipient Nancy Pelosi. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Subject: [stopnato] Afghanistan: New US House Speaker Pledges Support For Expanded War Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 17: 13: 58 -0800 (PST) From: Rick Rozoff <@yahoo.com> Reply-To: stopnato@yahoogroups.com To: Stop NATO [From my dear friend Bob Gipson, who retrieved this from the Stop NATO news list of almost 15 years ago. On the occasion of Pelosi being presented …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-12). US War In Afghanistan Is Over, Says Biden. But US Remains At War. southfront.org Illustrative Image20 years after 9/11, the US still is at a global war against terror. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | In the aftermath of Afghanistan withdrawal, the US still has around 750 military bases abroad in at least 80 foreign countries, according to an estimate by David Vine, a political science professor at the American University in Washington, DC. First of all, the very pr…

MK Bhadrakumar (2021-10-12). The Taliban has many suitors lining up to help. asiatimes.com The Taliban have been getting many suitors lately. They are far from the "pariah" that the Biden administration thought they were destined to be. During the past month alone, the Taliban received six suitors from the region and beyond offering courtship — the foreign minister of Qatar; the special envoys of Russia, China and Pakistan; …

Families Belong Together, partners (2021-10-11). Tuesday 10/12: Rapid Response Call: Helping Afghan and Haitian Families Seeking Asylum. indybay.org Call to action on Zoom…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-11). U.S. And Taliban Meet For First Time Since August, Discuss Humanitarian Aid, Security, Terrorism. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A round of talks between US representatives and the Taliban concluded on October 10th, making it the first time the two sides negotiate after the group took over Afghanistan in August. | Local media reporting from Doha said that the Afghan delegation had described the two-day bilateral talks as "positive." | The Taliban said the talks "went well," with Washington freeing up the flow of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan after agreeing not to link such assistance to the formal recognition of the T…

Jason Ditz (2021-10-11). US to Provide Food Aid to Afghanistan, Via Taliban. news.antiwar.com The US held its first talks with the Taliban since the end of the Afghan War, meeting in Doha to discuss several matters, including recognition of the de facto government. | The US is refusing recognition, at least for now, and the talks are said to have ended

Dennis Bernstein (2021-10-11). Daniel Ellsberg On The CIA Plan To Kidnap And Possibly Kill Julian Assange, The End Of The Afghanistan Occupation, And The Ongoing Us Drone War. counterpunch.org There are many things to say about Legendary Whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg. First and foremost of course is that he blew the whistle on the big lies behind the US Justification for the Vietnam war. Indeed, in 1967 while at the Rand Institute Daniel Ellsberg worked on the top-secret McNamara Study, US Decision Making in Vietnam, which

Staff (2021-10-11). Headlines for October 11, 2021. democracynow.org Merck Seeks FDA Approval for Antiviral COVID-19 Pill, COVID-19 Death Toll in Brazil Tops 600,000, "Shameful and Dangerous": Oxfam Slams New Deal on Global Minimum Corporate Tax, Up to 72 Die in Suicide Blast at Shiite Mosque in Afghanistan, Record Low Turnout Reported for Iraq's Parliamentary Elections, Lights Go Out in Lebanon After Electrical Grid Collapses, Taiwan Vows Not to Bow to Pressure from China as Tension Escalates, Libya: Six Refugees Shot Dead at Overcrowded Prison Camp, 70,000 March in Brussels Demanding Action on Climate Emergency, Report: Sen. Sinema Wants to Cut $100B in Climate Funds, Abortion B…

sputniknews (2021-10-11). US, UK Warn of Security Threat to Top Luxury Hotel in Kabul. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States and the United Kingdom have advised their citizens to refrain from staying in Kabul hotels, especially the Serena Hotel, due to increased security risks.

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Foreign Policy in Focus (2021-10-10). Collective Punishment as War Crime: 90% of Afghan Families Lack enough Food because the West is Punishing the Taliban. juancole.com By John Sifton | — ( Foreign Policy in Focus ) — Afghanistan's humanitarian situation is spiraling into catastrophe. Millions of Afghans are now facing severe economic stress and food insecurity in the wake of the Taliban's August takeover, set off by widespread lost income, cash shortages, and rising food costs. Officials with the UN …

Andrew Quilty (2021-10-10). The CIA's Afghan Proxies, Accused of War Crimes, Will Get a Fresh Start in the US. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2021-10-10). U.S.-NATO Offensive Unravels in Afghanistan: The Longest Foreign War in U.S. History. southfront.org An 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron airman observes a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. IMAGE: US Air Force | Written by This article from 2010 is of greater relevance in view of the recent withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. | The Pentagon offensive against the Afghan city of Marjah was public-relations media hype from the very first day. The sole purpose of the offensive in Marjah was to convince the U.S. population…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-10). Taliban: ISIS Is A Headache, We Don't Need US Support. southfront.org File image. | The Taliban can fight ISIS-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) on its own without support from the US, Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the group and Deputy Minister of Information and Culture in its Interim Government, told TOLO News on October 10. | Mujahid said that the Taliban is already conducting operations against ISIS-K cells in Afghanistan. According to the spokesman's claims, 19 ISIS terrorists have been killed and 16 others have been wounded, so far. | "Daesh [ISIS] is a headache, not a serious t…

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-10-10). Lebanese Hezbollah condemns terrorist attack in Kunduz mosque. en.mehrnews.com Condemning the recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan's Kunduz, Lebanon's Hezbollah called on all religious authorities in the Islamic world to take a firm stand against these criminal terrorist groups.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-10). Twenty Years Ago: US Invasion Of Afghanistan. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Two decades ago on 7 October 2001 the United States, backed by its close allies Britain, Canada and Australia, began a military invasion of Afghanistan in south-central Asia. The US offensive started with aerial bombing raids over Afghanistan's capital and largest city, Kabul, while American air attacks were simultaneously launched against targets in the country's second biggest city Kandahar, 300 miles south-west of Kabul, and Jalalabad…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-10). Taliban Back in the American Swing Chair. globalresearch.ca

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Foreign Policy in Focus (2021-10-10). Collective Punishment as War Crime: 90% of Afghan Families Lack enough Food because the West is Punishing the Taliban. juancole.com By John Sifton | — ( Foreign Policy in Focus ) — Afghanistan's humanitarian situation is spiraling into catastrophe. Millions of Afghans are now facing severe economic stress and food insecurity in the wake of the Taliban's August takeover, set off by widespread lost income, cash shortages, and rising food costs. Officials with the UN …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-10). Twenty Years Ago: US Invasion Of Afghanistan. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Two decades ago on 7 October 2001 the United States, backed by its close allies Britain, Canada and Australia, began a military invasion of Afghanistan in south-central Asia. The US offensive started with aerial bombing raids over Afghanistan's capital and largest city, Kabul, while American air attacks were simultaneously launched against targets in the country's second biggest city Kandahar, 300 miles south-west of Kabul, and Jalalabad…

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-10-10). Lebanese Hezbollah condemns terrorist attack in Kunduz mosque. en.mehrnews.com Condemning the recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan's Kunduz, Lebanon's Hezbollah called on all religious authorities in the Islamic world to take a firm stand against these criminal terrorist groups.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-10). U.S.-NATO Offensive Unravels in Afghanistan: The Longest Foreign War in U.S. History. southfront.org An 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron airman observes a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. IMAGE: US Air Force | Written by This article from 2010 is of greater relevance in view of the recent withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. | The Pentagon offensive against the Afghan city of Marjah was public-relations media hype from the very first day. The sole purpose of the offensive in Marjah was to convince the U.S. population…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-09). October 7, 2001, US-NATO Invades Afghanistan: It Was An Act Of Self Defense. "America Was Attacked By An 'Unnamed Foreign Power' On 9/11" southfront.org October 7, 2001. Afghanistan is invaded under the doctrine of "self-defense" Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky. Originally published on Global…

Families Belong Together, partners (2021-10-09). Tuesday 10/12: Rapid Response Call: Helping Afghan and Haitian Families Seeking Asylum. indybay.org Call to action on Zoom…

_____ (2021-10-09). Watching Taliban-Tajikistan Relations. strategic-culture.org Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a 1,400-kilometer border. Recently, a war of words has erupted between Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon and the Taliban government in Kabul. Rahmon censures the Taliban for the destabilization of Central Asia by the export of militant groups, while the Taliban leadership has accused Tajikistan's government of interference.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-09). Global Research: Defeat Or Victory? The War On Afghanistan (2001-2021). southfront.org Illustrative Image | Originally published on — U.S. Vice President…

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