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After 19 years of war, over $1 trillion in spending, 2,400 dead and a torrent of lies, the US may now be facing an end to its longest war.

The US invaded Afghanistan in 2001. There were three reasons: 1. to cover up the humiliation of the tough-talking Bush administration for being caught sleeping on guard duty by the 9/11 attacks; 2. To secure oil pipeline routes through Afghanistan from Central Asia down to Pakistan’s sea coast; and 3. To occupy a supposedly empty square on the Asian chessboard before China did.

Since 2001, hardly a word of truth about Afghanistan has come out of Washington. All wars are accompanied by a bodyguard of lies, as Churchill wrote, but the lies and
propaganda about Afghanistan were extraordinary and shameful.

Chief among the lies: Osama bin Laden was the architect of the 9/11 attacks that killed 3,000 Americans and that the plot was hatched in Afghanistan with the help of the Taliban movement. In fact, the plot was hatched in Germany and Spain by Saudi exiles, not Afghans, who claimed the US was occupying their nation and exploiting its riches.

Faked videos were shown on US TV to implicate bin Laden. He applauded the attacks after the fact, saying they were revenge for Israel’s destruction in large part of Beirut in 1982.

The so-called ‘terrorist training camps’ in Afghanistan cited as a reason for the US invasion were actually camps run by Pakistan’s intelligence service, an ally of the US, to train insurgent guerrillas for action against Indian rule in Kashmir. I know this because I toured some of the camps. General Hamid Gul, the head of ISI, Pakistan’s crack intelligence service, briefed me on this operation.

Pakistan’s former president, Pervez Musharraf, told me the US had threatened to ‘bomb Pakistan back to the Stone Age’ if it did not allow the US to wage war against Afghanistan from Pakistani territory.

Al-Qaeda’s founder, Sheikh Abdullah Azzam, told me `after defeating the communists in Afghanistan, we will go on to liberate Saudi Arabia from American rule.’ He was assassinated soon after.

To this day, what’s left of al-Qaeda remains an anti-imperialist movement. In recent years, al-Qaeda and Taliban have become bitter enemies. Taliban agreed in recent talks never to shelter al-Qaeda or the more recent, Islamic State movement. It originally sheltered bin Laden only because he was a hero of the anti-Communist struggle and an honored guest. Taliban offered to hand bin Laden to an impartial court. The US refused and quickly invaded Afghanistan.

Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, was a serious enemy of al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Yet the Bush administration lied that Iraq was somehow behind 9/11 to justify invading and grabbing its oil riches. Most Americans believed this falsehood promoted by Condoleezza Rice and Dick Cheney.

ORDER IT NOW

I was in Afghanistan and Pakistan when Taliban was formed. Far from being a ‘terrorist’ movement, as the Americans and their Afghan communist allies claimed, Taliban was created by a village preacher, Mullah Omar, to protect caravans from bandits during the Afghan civil war of the early 1990’s, and to protect women from mass rape. When Taliban took Kabul, it crushed the drug trade and restored order with an iron fist.

America’s main ally in Afghanistan, the Communist dominated Tajik Northern Alliance, was put into power in Kabul and quickly restored the opium trade. Today, US Afghan allies control almost all the drug trade which props up the puppet government in Kabul.

Three US presidents claim they tried to end the Afghan War – but failed. Why? Intense opposition from the war party, military industrial complex, and the neocons. $1 trillion is huge business. Many war suppliers grew rich on this conflict; imperial generals got promotions and new commands. Politicians loved to orate against so-called ‘terrorism’ and call for more war. The costs of the Afghan War were buried in the national debt, to be repaid by coming generations.

None of the presidents were able to stand up to the deep state. President Donald Trump claims he will shut down the Afghan War, which he properly termed, ‘stupid.’ But can he?

It will be so easy to sabotage the fragile cease-fire agreement just signed in Qatar. The Afghan drug lords have already started fire fights. US generals and conservatives quail at the prospect of being charged with losing this war.

The best way to end a war is to end it. Declare victory, bring the troops home, cut off the dollars and ammo and leave.

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  1. Realist says:

    After 19 years of war, over $1 trillion in spending, 2,400 dead and a torrent of lies, the US may now be facing an end to its longest war.

    It’s one of the money makers for the Deep State.

  2. In fact, the plot was hatched in Germany and Spain by Saudi exiles, not Afghans, who claimed the US was occupying their nation and exploiting its riches.

    Alan Sabroski disagrees. https://www.unz.com/kbarrett/alan-israel-did-9-11-sabrosky-most-censored-man-in-america/

    Sheikh Abdullah Azzam, told me `after defeating the communists in Afghanistan, we will go on to liberate Saudi Arabia from American rule.’

    Would that be the Soviets or the government who requested their help?
    https://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=ft7b69p12h&chunk.id=ch02&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ch02&brand=ucpress

    There is a 3rd opinion:
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14672710600671228?src=recsys

    Nothing is as it appears.

  3. The best way to end a war is to end it. Declare victory, bring the troops home, cut off the dollars and ammo and leave.

    Ultimately, wars like this will only end when men accept the limits to their ability to control the evolution of the world.

    Good luck with that.

    Meanwhile, my advice, for now, is to shelter in place.

  4. TG says:

    Agreed.

    But: it’s not just Bush’s stupid war anymore. By allowing himself to be browbeaten by the elites, it’s Trump’s stupid war, now.

    Maybe if we all started referring to it as Trumps’ war, it would wake The Donald up and he’d finally do what he promised to do during the election. Probably not, but could it hurt?

  5. Sean says:

    Declare victory, bring the troops home, cut off the dollars and ammo and leave.

    Before Trump secures reelection? Iran would be jubilant, although he wants to withdraw anyway.The only possible use for a withdrawal is as a bargaining chip with Iran, which he has no intention of ever invading. Trump merely demands respect from Iran. There was an interview with him in 1980 during the hostage crisis in which he expressed outrage at the US being humiliated. He hasn’t changed.

    https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/01/07/how-donald-trump-thinks-about-iran/

    He did not fire back after the September attacks on Saudi oil facilities. He has professed not to care about the Middle East beyond the oil and ISIS. He seems to want to avoid war, particularly in an election year. And, he was desperate for talks with the Iranian leadership, going so far as to try to surprise the Iranians by dialing into a meeting between President Rouhani and President Macron on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.

    [A] consistent element of all reports is that Trump did not sign on to the strike [on Soleimani] until after the Iranian backed protests outside the embassy.

    The Iranians touched a nerve when their cat’s paw militia disrespected the US Embassy. The one thing that could get the Donald into Trumpenstein mode and the Iranians did it. They truly are their own worst enemies.

  6. Biff says:

    In fact, the plot was hatched in Germany and Spain by Saudi exiles, not Afghans, who claimed the US was occupying their nation and exploiting its riches.

    Sure. Ok. But who planted the explosives that brought the three towers down? I doubt there was a single Saudi exile involved with that – but I could be wrong….

  7. All the reasons given for staying in afganistan are correct, but its worth adding to or highlighting more reasons.
    In geostrategic terms Afganistan is well placed to hinder China & its Belt & road plans, it is centrally placed to all of the ” ‘stans” & Iran. Thus, it is also well placed to have a malign if indirect affect on Russia. Also, Afganistan holds out (vague) hopes of billions in mineral wealth to be exploited by US Co’s (in the current security environment next to zero chance…of course if the bribes were big enough, well, you never know….)

  8. Mossad’s execution of 9-11 should have been a wake up call.

    You guys subscribed to the phony WMD and coyote planes dissapearing into the babylonian twin towers whilst your intuition should have kicked in and told you something is not right.

    9-11 should have been the litmus test for truth but you conveniently ignored it. You looked the other way due to cognitive dissonance.

    You followed Bush’s order to go on a spending spree with more credit card debt jacked up with high interest to feed the satanic cabal instead.

    With all these bogus wars on terror and non-ending hoaxes you have unwittingly supported the Zionist Satanic push for one world disorder.

    At this point, all you can do is repent for your sins and start fighting back the criminal enterprize who are in charge of orchestrating all these bogus war on terror, creating these monstrous, diabolical, sinister ISISraHELL with the help of al-CIA-da and MOSSAD.

    Alternate would be to sit back and enjoy bigger fireworks than 9-11 coming near you whilst they prepare greater IzraHELL for the coming of their Yahweh, The Anti-Christ dajjal who will globalize his reign of terror from Jerusalem.

    Either way buckle up for a roller coaster ride with some of these demonic, totally psychopathic, diabolical, sinister, pathological liars and corrupters of mother earth. You reap what you sow.

    There is a lie. Then there is a BIG LIE. Then there is 911. Santa Claus is beyond a LIE. Tel LIE vised 911 EvangeLIED are being taken for a ride by way of Deception to think Jesus Christ died for their Evils. Everyone shall have to account for deeds, either good or evil to enter Paradise or eternal abode in Hell fire.

    The infuriating thing about 9/11 and the multitude of lesser false flags which both preceded and followed it is that, although most Americans know it was as phoney as a three and a half dollar fed reserve note, everyone seems content to put up with the extremely phoney “war on terror” it was designed to create and which has already destroyed a hand full of countries in the world, caused the murder of upwards of two million people, mostly using U.S. military, and turned the U.S. into a ruthlessly insane police state wherein everyone is made to obey patently unlawful statutes in the name of “emergency” while the ruling elite has quit obeying any laws at all while gathering a massive military presence to cow the now restless and resentful public. – See more at:Christopher Bollyn: The Man Who Solved 9/11

  9. “Great Game” diplomacy of the 19th century is still being played out in Afghanistan today. Big Power rivalry led to world war one, and by consequence the second. The pattern of history points to a third – this time nuclear.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  10. A123 says:

    Trump would like to extract U.S. troops from this mess.

    Alas, the NeoConDemocrats that believe in Hillary’s endless war theology have managed to obtain enough influence to keep the Obama-war going. The best shot at ending this quagmire is Trump’s 2nd term.

    If you think Biden would end this, you are kidding yourself. Worse yet, Joe Biden will put U.S. boots on the ground in Ukraine to protect Hunter Biden’s employer Burisma. Things will rapidly become worse if the DNC is allowed to steal the election from Trump.

    PEACE 😇

  11. Rampanoag says:

    The Explicable Mystery of the National Debt

    America’s current “national debt” is tallied to be $21.5 trillion. When politicians and economic pundits talk (worry, fret, wring their hands, gnash their teeth) about this “debt” they implicitly assume—along with their listeners, readers, and potential voters—that this fantastic sum will eventually have to be paid back. That’s what happens with debts, right? Someone calls them due! Everyone also assumes the American tax-payer will have to do the paying. (Quick calculation to save you the trouble: Each one of us is in hock for $65,950!)

    Depending on which political football is being tossed around, this “national debt” is either a crisis that must be addressed first (before anything else can be paid for!) or it’s something we can simply ignore for the time being—until the promised “economic growth” comes along that will somehow enable the federal government to collect that extra $65K from each of us. So long as we promise that Yes! someday we’ll pay it off, we can feel okay about going one more day, or month, or year without even starting to do so. In the meantime, of course, the “national debt” somehow keeps growing! At least that must stop, we declare! Our government must stop borrowing even more!

    Read more: http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2018/08/the-explicable-mystery-of-the-national-debt.html#more-11306

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