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Binoy Kampmark on Daniel Hale & Evil Empire's Defeat in Afghanistan
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Binoy Kampmark recently published a good article on Daniel Hale, the drone whistleblower recently sentenced to 45 months in prison. Hale’s alleged crime “was to reveal classified documents revealing the distinct viciousness, and essential senselessness, of the US military’s drone program. His motivation: ‘to dispel the lie that drone warfare keeps us safe, that our lives are worth more than theirs.’”

Dr. Kampmark followed the Hale article with one on “Afghanistan, Failure and Second Thoughts.” His pessimistic prognosis:

“The emptying of the barracks does not put an end to the prying and meddling from non-Afghan personnel. The country will still host a myriad of special forces and intelligence officials. Excuses for maintaining some militarised footprint will be traditional: the threat posed by terrorism; the thriving opium trade. The contractor business will also boom. A Taliban victory promises a slice of violence for everybody, but so does the presence of this feeble Afghan government.”

Contrast that perspective with Zia Sarhadi’s “Gloomy Projections for Afghanistan Not Based on Reality.”

(Republished from Truth Jihad by permission of author or representative)
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  1. Great show, aside from the unintelligible audio!

  2. Crapghanistan was a Forever War™️: it’s not fought to be won. It achieves victory first by existing, then continuing.

  3. Wokechoke says:

    Win for Biden here. Win for the US. I endorse the US policy here and any media shit bags who disagree like Tapper or Shapiro can be dropped into Kabul tonight.

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