2021-11-09: News Headlines

Max Parry (2021-11-09). A New Memoir Reveals How Brzezinski's Chessboard Led to US Being Checkmated in Afghanistan. dissidentvoice.org Nearly as suspenseful as the Taliban's meteoric return to power after the final withdrawal of American armed forces from Afghanistan is the uncertainty over what will come next amid the fallout. Many have predicted that Russia and China will step in to fill the power vacuum and convince the facelift Taliban to negotiate a power-sharing …

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-11-09). Kabul Diaries Part 19: Afghan cricketers subtly defy Taliban. greenleft.org.au Afghanistan, a country gripped by misery, tyranny and an uncertain future, is having moments of joy and pride, thanks to the men's national cricket team, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Safiullah Taye, Niamatullah Ibrahimi (2021-11-09). World faces hunger dilemma in Afghanistan. asiatimes.com The fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban has presented the world with some stark choices. In recent weeks, the international community has raised alarm about the rapidly escalating humanitarian emergency in the country, calling for an influx of aid to reach millions of Afghans ahead of the winter. In the meantime, the new …

Staff (2021-11-08). China's going to take over Bagram — Trump. rt.com Former US President Donald Trump has warned that China will start using the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. American troops left the base this year as part of their complete withdrawal from the country. | "We would have kept Bagram because it is next to China," Trump told Fox News. "And it is one hour away from their nuclear facility, and we gave that up too." | And now China's going to take over Bagram, in my opinion. | The former president once again criticized the "embarrassing" withdrawal of US forces, which he said was "really a surrender." | Trump has argued in the past that it was a mistake to remove US…

TASS (2021-11-08). Russia knew in advance that Ghani regime would not be supported by Afghan army — diplomat. tass.com According to Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov, the embassies of those countries, which were guided by the wrong forecasts of further developments in Afghanistan, fled the country…

TASS (2021-11-08). US special envoy for Afghanistan to visit Moscow on November 15 — Russian diplomat. tass.com Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in October that during a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Zamir Kabulov, West said he wanted to come to Russia to establish contact with the Russian side…

TASS (2021-11-08). Russia satisfied with security level of its embassy in Kabul — ambassador. tass.com Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov said he met with a Taliban representative on August 16 and received "all necessary assurances"

TASS (2021-11-08). Another extended Troika meeting on Afghanistan to be held in Islamabad on November 11. tass.com The previous meeting took place in Moscow on October 19 ahead of the consultations on Afghanistan in the Moscow format…

TASS (2021-11-08). Strong opposition to Taliban unlikely to appear just yet in Afghanistan — expert. tass.com According to Grigory Lukyanov, the Taliban remain the dominant military and political force that the opposition is unable to counter with a massive number of opponents at the current stage…

_____ (2021-11-08). IS-K Threat to Afghanistan and the Region. journal-neo.org Ever since coming into power after the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, the Taliban (banned in Russia) has been facing an unprecedented security challenge from the Islamic State in Khorasan (terrorist ogranization, banned in Russia). Ever since August, a series of highly sophisticated attacks in Kabul and other cities have eroded the …

Salman Rafi Sheikh (2021-11-08). China looks to Tajiks to spy Afghan terror risks. asiatimes.com When Tajikistan's parliament said on October 28 that China will finance the construction of a "security outpost" near its border with Afghanistan, the announcement lifted the lid on a security relationship that has quietly evolved in recent years with an eye on checking Islamic terror and militant groups.

Staff (2021-11-08). Pakistan reaches 'complete ceasefire' with local Taliban faction. rt.com Pakistan's government has agreed a total ceasefire with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group, Information Fawad Chaudhry has announced, noting that talks leading to the move were facilitated by authorities in Kabul. | Speaking on Monday, Chaudhry told reporters that "a complete ceasefire" agreement has been reached and further talks were taking place to ensure a lasting peace. "The talks will focus on state sovereignty, national security, peace, social and economic stability in the areas concerned," he said, according to local media. | The minister described the move as a "positive development" an…

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2021-11-08: News Headlines

Staff (2021-11-08). China's going to take over Bagram — Trump. rt.com Former US President Donald Trump has warned that China will start using the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. American troops left the base this year as part of their complete withdrawal from the country. | "We would have kept Bagram because it is next to China," Trump told Fox News. "And it is one hour away from their nuclear facility, and we gave that up too." | And now China's going to take over Bagram, in my opinion. | The former president once again criticized the "embarrassing" withdrawal of US forces, which he said was "really a surrender." | Trump has argued in the past that it was a mistake to remove US…

TASS (2021-11-08). Russia knew in advance that Ghani regime would not be supported by Afghan army — diplomat. tass.com According to Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov, the embassies of those countries, which were guided by the wrong forecasts of further developments in Afghanistan, fled the country…

TASS (2021-11-08). US special envoy for Afghanistan to visit Moscow on November 15 — Russian diplomat. tass.com Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in October that during a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Zamir Kabulov, West said he wanted to come to Russia to establish contact with the Russian side…

TASS (2021-11-08). Russia satisfied with security level of its embassy in Kabul — ambassador. tass.com Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov said he met with a Taliban representative on August 16 and received "all necessary assurances"

TASS (2021-11-08). Another extended Troika meeting on Afghanistan to be held in Islamabad on November 11. tass.com The previous meeting took place in Moscow on October 19 ahead of the consultations on Afghanistan in the Moscow format…

TASS (2021-11-08). Strong opposition to Taliban unlikely to appear just yet in Afghanistan — expert. tass.com According to Grigory Lukyanov, the Taliban remain the dominant military and political force that the opposition is unable to counter with a massive number of opponents at the current stage…

_____ (2021-11-07). Inter-confessional Relations in India and Bangladesh Aggravate amid Taliban's Victory in Afghanistan. journal-neo.org It is no exaggeration to say that the rise of the Taliban (banned in Russia) to power in Afghanistan is one of those events whose significance goes far beyond the borders of this particular country. In particular, it played, perhaps against the wishes of the Taliban themselves, the role of leaven thrown into the dough …

Anonymous669 (2021-11-07). Alleged ISIS Commander Killed In US Drone Strike On Turkish-Occupied Town In Northern Syria (Photos). southfront.org A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson) | On November 7 afternoon, a suspected US drone strike killed a man allegedly affiliated with ISIS in the Turkish-occupied Syrian town of Jarabulus in northern Aleppo. | The man was killed on the spot. His body was shredded into pieces as a result of the strike. The remains of a US-made AGM-114 Hellfire were found at the scene of the strike. The mis…

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2021-11-07: News Headlines

_____ (2021-11-07). Inter-confessional Relations in India and Bangladesh Aggravate amid Taliban's Victory in Afghanistan. journal-neo.org It is no exaggeration to say that the rise of the Taliban (banned in Russia) to power in Afghanistan is one of those events whose significance goes far beyond the borders of this particular country. In particular, it played, perhaps against the wishes of the Taliban themselves, the role of leaven thrown into the dough …

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty (2021-11-07). Armed With Online Option, Afghan Girls Say 'Bring It On' When It Comes To Taliban Education Ban. juancole.com By Michael Scollon of RFE/RL's Radio Azadi | — ( RFE/RL — Radio Azadi) — Hundreds of school-aged girls in Afghanistan are getting around the Taliban's efforts to stymie their education by going online, giving them the opportunity to continue to learn everything from computer programming to sculpting to yoga psychotherapy. "It sends a clear …

TASS (2021-11-07). Russia to deliver large humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in November – envoy. tass.com On these special flights in November will also repatriate Afghan nationals with Russian citizenship, Dmitry Zhirnov said…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-11-07). Two explosions reported in Afghanistan's Jalalabad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Two bomb blasts in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad have killed at least three people and injured several others, Afghan local media said.

news.un (2021-11-07). Vaccinating refugees in Indonesia, for the benefit of all. news.un.org Refugees in Indonesia, many of whom have fled Afghanistan's mounting crises, have lagged far behind the rest of the population when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. The UN is helping to reverse this trend.

Peter Maass (2021-11-07). After Afghanistan Disaster, the Pentagon Is on Track to Get Even More Money. zcomm.org The defeat in Afghanistan offers a chance to rethink America's war machine, but Congress is on the verge of raising military spending to $740 billion…

sputniknews (2021-11-07). At Least Three Dead in Twin Blast in Eastern Afghanistan, Source Claims. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) – At least three people were killed and several others injured in two explosions in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, on Sunday, medical sources said.

sputniknews (2021-11-07). Afghanistan's Jalalabad Prohibits Rickshaw Runners to Carry Armed Passengers. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) – The authorities of the Nangarhar province in Afghanistan prohibited rickshaw pullers from giving rides to armed people in the provincial capital of Jalalabad, the regional government said Sunday.

Anonymous669 (2021-11-07). Alleged ISIS Commander Killed In US Drone Strike On Turkish-Occupied Town In Northern Syria (Photos). southfront.org A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson) | On November 7 afternoon, a suspected US drone strike killed a man allegedly affiliated with ISIS in the Turkish-occupied Syrian town of Jarabulus in northern Aleppo. | The man was killed on the spot. His body was shredded into pieces as a result of the strike. The remains of a US-made AGM-114 Hellfire were found at the scene of the strike. The mis…

sputniknews (2021-11-06). Taliban Discusses Afghanistan's Development With Aga Khan Foundation. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) – The Taliban, represented by the deputy prime minister of the Taliban-led Afghan government, Abdul Salam Hanafi, met with the envoy of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Akbar Pesnani, to discuss a comprehensive development strategy for the country, the movement's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Saturday.

Scott Ritter (2021-11-06). Scott Ritter Talks About The Drone Strike That Killed 7 Children. thealtworld.com Scott Ritter joined the conversation to talk about the ghastly aerial attack that killed predominantly women and children in Afghanistan.

sputniknews (2021-11-06). Berlin Will Reportedly Discuss With Taliban Return of German Diplomats to Afghanistan. sputniknews.com BERLIN (Sputnik) – Special envoy of the German cabinet to Afghanistan, Markus Potzel, will travel to Kabul in the coming weeks to discuss with the Taliban* the resumption of the work of German diplomats in the country, Welt am Sonntag reported on Saturday, citing sources.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-11-06). Iran to participate in India-hosted summit on Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 06 (MNA) — Iran has confirmed its participation in the Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan which will be hosted by New Delhi on November 10, an Indian source reported.

sputniknews (2021-11-06). Taliban Expel 200 Members Suspected of Abusing Power, Source Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Taliban* militants expelled from their ranks around 200 people who were suspected of abusing their power, a source in the special commission created by the Taliban told Sputnik.

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2021-11-06: News Headlines

_____ (2021-11-05). Mass Media Hasten to Help Pentagon Exonerate Itself in Afghan Airstrike. strategic-culture.org The Pentagon killed ten people, none of whom were combatants and seven of whom were children, lied about it, got exposed, investigated itself and found that those who perpetrated the attack were not even guilty of so much as negligence, then classified the report and called it a day. And then the mass media legitimized this by calling it an "independent" investigation conducted by a "watchdog".

WSWS (2021-11-05). US-trained Afghan intelligence agents, elite troops reported joining ISIS. wsws.org In the final analysis, ISIS is itself a product of the interventions by Washington and its allies in the Middle East and Central Asia.

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2021-11-05: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-05). US-trained Afghan intelligence agents, elite troops reported joining ISIS. wsws.org In the final analysis, ISIS is itself a product of the interventions by Washington and its allies in the Middle East and Central Asia.

_____ (2021-11-04). The U.S. Moral Superiority Complex Is Accelerating Its Decline. strategic-culture.org Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Someone should tell the Biden team. | Soon after the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, David Ignatius, Washington Post columnist and Deep State insider, remarked "The reversals in Afghanistan are confounding for a Biden national security team that has rarely known personal failure (…) These are America's best and brightest, who came to the messy endgame of the Afghanistan war with spotless résumés." | Though his criticism of the national security team is understandably guarded, anyone taking a dispassionate…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-04). U.S. Strike That Killed 10 Civilians In Afghanistan Was Not Against "Law Of War" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 3rd, Lt. Gen. Sami Said, U.S. Air Force inspector general, held a briefing at the Pentagon to discuss the drone strike in Kabul that killed Afghan civilians. | He said an investigation found "no violation of law" but did find "execution errors." | Said said he didn't find "violations of law or the law of war" and the officials behind the strike "truly believed at the time that they were targeting an imminent threat." | The full report on the strike, which includes…

_____ (2021-11-04). China is Building a Military Base in Tajikistan. journal-neo.org After the failed US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the coming to power in Kabul of the Taliban (a terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation), the regional security system in Central Asia began to undergo rapid reformatting. New players, the USA, Turkey, and China are trying to enter the traditional zone of influence and responsibility …

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2021-11-04: News Headlines

_____ (2021-11-04). Denial of Wrongdoing in Deadly Kabul Strike Reveals 'Systemic Problem' at Pentagon: Critics. commondreams.org "The flood of disinformation unleashed by Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook is drowning audiences around the world."

_____ (2021-11-04). China is Building a Military Base in Tajikistan. journal-neo.org After the failed US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the coming to power in Kabul of the Taliban (a terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation), the regional security system in Central Asia began to undergo rapid reformatting. New players, the USA, Turkey, and China are trying to enter the traditional zone of influence and responsibility …

Anonymous007 (2021-11-04). U.S. Strike That Killed 10 Civilians In Afghanistan Was Not Against "Law Of War" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 3rd, Lt. Gen. Sami Said, U.S. Air Force inspector general, held a briefing at the Pentagon to discuss the drone strike in Kabul that killed Afghan civilians. | He said an investigation found "no violation of law" but did find "execution errors." | Said said he didn't find "violations of law or the law of war" and the officials behind the strike "truly believed at the time that they were targeting an imminent threat." | The full report on the strike, which includes…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-11-04). Mass Media Hasten To Help Pentagon Exonerate Itself In Afghan Airstrike. thealtworld.com Listen to a reading of this article: | ‚ùñ | The mass media are full of headlines announcing that a "watchdog" has concluded in an "independent" investigation that US military personnel did nothing wrong in an August airstrike in Kabul which killed ten civilians and zero combatants. | "An independent Pentagon review has concluded that the U.S. drone strike that killed innocent Kabul civilians and children in the final days of the Afghanistan war was not caused by misconduct or negligence, and it doesn't recommend any disciplinary action," the Associated Press reports in an article titled "

_____ (2021-11-04). The U.S. Moral Superiority Complex Is Accelerating Its Decline. strategic-culture.org Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Someone should tell the Biden team. | Soon after the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, David Ignatius, Washington Post columnist and Deep State insider, remarked "The reversals in Afghanistan are confounding for a Biden national security team that has rarely known personal failure (…) These are America's best and brightest, who came to the messy endgame of the Afghanistan war with spotless résumés." | Though his criticism of the national security team is understandably guarded, anyone taking a dispassionate…

_____ (2021-11-04). In Praise of People (Even Me) Who Were Right About the Failed Afghan War From the Beginning. commondreams.org "With every passing day, more people in this country are being blocked from accessing abortion care and our leaders in the Senate must act."

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). IS claims attack on Afghan military hospital in Kabul. ecns.cn Militants of Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack against a military hospital in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, according to a statement from the group cited in multiple reports on Wednesday.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-03). Shanghai Bloc Expected To Fight Terrorism In Central Asia. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Shanghai Bloc takes first steps towards the creation of a joint strategy to combat terrorism in Asia. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | International security and the fight against terrorism are undoubtedly the most discussed topics currently in the Asian political scenario, especially in the Central Asian region. With the increasing presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan, there is a fear amon…

Ann Jones (2021-11-03). "Now Is the Time to Be Angry" zcomm.org Remembering Forgotten Afghanistan…

Melissa Sanchez (2021-11-03). Afghan kids struggle in an ill-equipped US shelter. asiatimes.com This story was originally published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Some children who were evacuated from Afghanistan and are being cared for at a Chicago shelter for immigrant minors have hurt themselves, harmed other children or threatened …

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2021-11-04: Social Media Postees

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_____ (2021-11-04). China is Building a Military Base in Tajikistan. journal-neo.org After the failed US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the coming to power in Kabul of the Taliban (a terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation), the regional security system in Central Asia began to undergo rapid reformatting. New players, the USA, Turkey, and China are trying to enter the traditional zone of influence and responsibility …

Anonymous007 (2021-11-04). U.S. Strike That Killed 10 Civilians In Afghanistan Was Not Against "Law Of War" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 3rd, Lt. Gen. Sami Said, U.S. Air Force inspector general, held a briefing at the Pentagon to discuss the drone strike in Kabul that killed Afghan civilians. | He said an investigation found "no violation of law" but did find "execution errors." | Said said he didn't find "violations of law or the law of war" and the officials behind the strike "truly believed at the time that they were targeting an imminent threat." | The full report on the strike, which includes…

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). IS claims attack on Afghan military hospital in Kabul. ecns.cn Militants of Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack against a military hospital in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, according to a statement from the group cited in multiple reports on Wednesday.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-03). Shanghai Bloc Expected To Fight Terrorism In Central Asia. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Shanghai Bloc takes first steps towards the creation of a joint strategy to combat terrorism in Asia. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | International security and the fight against terrorism are undoubtedly the most discussed topics currently in the Asian political scenario, especially in the Central Asian region. With the increasing presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan, there is a fear amon…

Ann Jones (2021-11-03). "Now Is the Time to Be Angry" zcomm.org Remembering Forgotten Afghanistan…

Melissa Sanchez (2021-11-03). Afghan kids struggle in an ill-equipped US shelter. asiatimes.com This story was originally published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Some children who were evacuated from Afghanistan and are being cared for at a Chicago shelter for immigrant minors have hurt themselves, harmed other children or threatened …

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2021-11-03: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). IS claims attack on Afghan military hospital in Kabul. ecns.cn Militants of Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack against a military hospital in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, according to a statement from the group cited in multiple reports on Wednesday.

Melissa Sanchez (2021-11-03). Afghan kids struggle in an ill-equipped US shelter. asiatimes.com This story was originally published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Some children who were evacuated from Afghanistan and are being cared for at a Chicago shelter for immigrant minors have hurt themselves, harmed other children or threatened …

MK Bhadrakumar (2021-11-02). Blinken's Indo-Abraham Accords quickly come undone. asiatimes.com US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is a man in a hurry. His president expects him to produce foreign policy success stories. Success stories are desperately needed as post-Afghanistan, the superpower has become a laughing stock universally. The trans-Atlantic alliance is seriously disoriented and Russia is on the prowl in the heart of Europe with …

Sean Mathews (2021-11-02). Afghanistan: Former US envoy says Gulf states should play bigger role. middleeasteye.net Afghanistan: Former US envoy says Gulf states should play bigger role | Zalmay Khalilzad, who served under Trump and Biden, says Gulf states should use 'Islamic and other credentials to encourage moderation' within Taliban | Tue, 11/02/2021 – 21: 15 | Former US special envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad (C), walks in a hotel in Qatar's capital Doha during an international meeting, on 12 August 20…

Anonymous007 (2021-11-02). Two Explosions, Gunshots Rock Area Around Military Hospital In Kabul. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 2nd, at least two explosions followed by the sound of gunfire were heard close to the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan military hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul. | Photographs shared by residents showed a plume of smoke over the area of the blasts. | No comment was initially available from Taliban officials and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. | According to local TV channels, citing eyewitnesses, another explosion followed. A group of suicide bombers…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-11-02). 19 killed, 43 injured in Kabul blasts (+VIDEOS). en.mehrnews.com At least 19 people were killed and 43 wounded when two explosions followed by gunfire hit Afghanistan's biggest military hospital in Kabul, an interior ministry source said on Tuesday.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-02). Activists warn against greenwashing "nature-based solutions" at COP26 and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the latest developments in the UN COP26 climate conference including a pledge by countries to end deforestation; rising casualties following twin explosions outside a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan; a hunger strike launched by affected families to demand clemency for protestors jailed during Chile's 2019 Social Outburst; and strike actions organized by metro train workers in Lisbon, Portugal to demand better working conditions.

Anonymous007 (2021-11-02). Russia Accelerates Weapon Deliveries To Kazakhstan And Uzbekistan, Eyeing Improved Security. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia has accelerated military supplies to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan amid the conflict in Afghanistan. | The contracts planned for 2022 have already been executed, the head of the Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation said. Warplanes, helicopters and air defense systems left ahead of schedule for these countries. | In 2021, Russia delivered to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Su-30SM aircraft, Mi-35M helicopters, Buk-M2E anti-aircraft missile systems, BTR-80 and BTR-82A armored…

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2021-11-02: News Headlines

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-11-02). 19 killed, 43 injured in Kabul blasts (+VIDEOS). en.mehrnews.com At least 19 people were killed and 43 wounded when two explosions followed by gunfire hit Afghanistan's biggest military hospital in Kabul, an interior ministry source said on Tuesday.

MK Bhadrakumar (2021-11-02). Blinken's Indo-Abraham Accords quickly come undone. asiatimes.com US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is a man in a hurry. His president expects him to produce foreign policy success stories. Success stories are desperately needed as post-Afghanistan, the superpower has become a laughing stock universally. The trans-Atlantic alliance is seriously disoriented and Russia is on the prowl in the heart of Europe with …

Anonymous007 (2021-11-02). Two Explosions, Gunshots Rock Area Around Military Hospital In Kabul. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On November 2nd, at least two explosions followed by the sound of gunfire were heard close to the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan military hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul. | Photographs shared by residents showed a plume of smoke over the area of the blasts. | No comment was initially available from Taliban officials and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. | According to local TV channels, citing eyewitnesses, another explosion followed. A group of suicide bombers…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-01). In Video: First Public Appearance Of Taliban Leader Haibatullah Akhundzada. southfront.org

Ann Jones (2021-11-01). 'Now is the time to be angry'. nationofchange.org War is never over when it's over. And it would be wrong to simply leave Afghanistan and its people in the dust of our disastrous departure.

Anonymous103 (2021-11-01). US-Trained Afghan Spies & Special Forces Are Joining ISIS For 'Protection' Against Taliban. southfront.org The Former Afghanistan National Army Special Forces (ANASF) | Originally published on According to WSJ, "Importantly, these new recruits bring to Islamic State critical expertise in intelligence-gathering and warfare techniques, potentially strengthening the extremist organization's ability to contest Taliban supremacy." | As evidence the report cites "An Afghan national…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-01). Balkans, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq: NATO oversees training of Latvian expeditionary forces. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ACO CSEL Visits Latvian Senior Leaders Course Allied Command Operations (ACO) Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Siim Saliste visited the Latvian Senior Leaders Course from October 28 to 29, 2021. During the visit, CSM Saliste was welcomed by CSM of the Latvian Armed Forces Edgars Joksts-Bogdanovs before speaking at the course …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-11-01). Tomgram: Ann Jones, Afghanistan (Again). warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Ann Jones began her remarkable book Kabul in Winter: Life Without Peace in Afghanistan this way: "I went to Afghanistan after the bombing stopped. Somehow, I felt obliged to help pick up the pieces. I was a New …

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2021-11-01: News Headlines

Ann Jones (2021-11-01). 'Now is the time to be angry'. nationofchange.org War is never over when it's over. And it would be wrong to simply leave Afghanistan and its people in the dust of our disastrous departure.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-11-01). Tomgram: Ann Jones, Afghanistan (Again). warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Ann Jones began her remarkable book Kabul in Winter: Life Without Peace in Afghanistan this way: "I went to Afghanistan after the bombing stopped. Somehow, I felt obliged to help pick up the pieces. I was a New …

Richard D Wolff (2021-10-31). Why the troubled US empire could quickly fall apart. asiatimes.com The US wars lost in Iraq and Afghanistan exposed imperial overreach beyond what even 20 years of war could manage. That the defeats were drawn out for so many years shows that domestic politics and the funding of the domestic military-industrial complex were, more than geopolitics, the key drivers of these wars. Empires can die …

Andy Kroll (2021-10-31). "Now Is the Time to Be Angry" tomdispatch.com I know, I know. It's the last thing you want to hear about. Twenty years of American carnage in Afghanistan was plenty for you, I'm sure, and there are so many other things to worry about in an America at the edge of… well, who knows what? But for me, it's different. I went to Afghanistan in 2002, already angry about this country's misbegotten war on that poor land, to offer what help I could to Afghan women. And little as I may have been able to do in those years, Afghanistan left a deep and lasting impression on me. So, while this country has fled its shameful Afghan War, I, in some sense, am still there. Tha…

_____ (2021-10-31). UK Covers Up War Crimes for Political Reasons. journal-neo.org It is common knowledge that the British armed forces have been heavily involved in the conflicts of the last decades incited by the United States as they used their troops on a large scale in Iraq and Afghanistan, to name a few. Due to the US and UK military actions in those countries a lot …

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