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Medical and hospital staff carry an injured man out of a car for treatment after two blasts, which killed at least five and wounded a dozen, outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021. Photo: AFP / Wakil Kohsar
Medical and hospital staff carry an injured man out of a car for treatment after two blasts, which killed at least five and wounded a dozen, outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021. Photo: AFP / Wakil Kohsar

The horrific Kabul suicide bombing introduces an extra vector in an already incandescent situation: It aims to prove, to Afghans and to the outside world, that the nascent Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is incapable of securing the capital.

As it stands, at least 103 people – 90 Afghans (including at least 28 Taliban) and 13 American servicemen – were killed and at least 1,300 injured, according to the Afghan Health Ministry.

Responsibility for the bombing came via a statement on the Telegram channel of Amaq Media, the official Islamic State (ISIS) news agency. This means it came from centralized ISIS command, even as the perpetrators were members of ISIS-Khorasan, or ISIS-K.

Presuming to inherit the historical and cultural weight of ancient Central Asian lands that from the time of imperial Persia stretched all the way to the western Himalayas, that spin-off defiles the name of Khorasan.

The suicide bomber who carried out “the martyrdom operation near Kabul airport” was identified as one Abdul Rahman al-Logari. That would suggest he’s an Afghan, from nearby Logar province. And that would also suggest that the bombing may have been organized by an ISIS-Khorasan sleeper cell. Sophisticated electronic analysis of their communications would be able to prove it – tools that the Taliban don’t have.

The suicide bomber Abdul Rahman al-Logari as presented by ISIS propaganda. Photo: Handout / Daesh
The suicide bomber Abdul Rahman al-Logari as presented by ISIS propaganda. Photo: Handout / Daesh

The way social media-savvy ISIS chose to spin the carnage deserves careful scrutiny. The statement on Amaq Media blasts the Taliban for being “in a partnership” with the US military in the evacuation of “spies.”

It mocks the “security measures imposed by the American forces and the Taliban militia in the capital Kabul,” as its “martyr” was able to reach “a distance of no less than five meters from the American forces, who were supervising the procedures.”

So it’s clear that the newly reborn Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and the former occupying power are facing the same enemy. ISIS-Khorasan comprises a bunch of fanatics, termed takfiris because they define fellow Muslims – in this case the Taliban – as “apostates.”

Founded in 2015 by emigré jihadis dispatched to southwest Pakistan, ISIS-K is a dodgy beast. Its current head is one Shahab al-Mujahir, who was a mid-level commander of the Haqqani network headquartered in North Waziristan in the Pakistani tribal areas, itself a collection of disparate mujahideen and would-be jihadis under the family umbrella.

Washington branded the Haqqani network as a terrorist organization way back in 2010, and treats several members as global terrorists, including Sirajuddin Haqqani, the head of the family after the death of the founder Jalaluddin.

Up to now, Sirajuddin was the Taliban deputy leader for the eastern provinces – on the same level with Mullah Baradar, the head of the political office in Doha, who was actually released from Guantanamo in 2014.

Crucially, Sirajuddin’s uncle, Khalil Haqqani, formerly in charge of the network’s foreign financing, is now in charge of Kabul security and working as a diplomat 24/7.

The previous ISIS-K leaders were snuffed out by US airstrikes in 2015 and 2016. ISIS-K started to become a real destabilizing force in 2020 when the regrouped band attacked Kabul University, a Doctor Without Borders maternity ward, the Presidential palace and the airport.

NATO intel picked up by a UN report attributes a maximum of 2,200 jihadis to ISIS-K, split into small cells. Significantly, the absolute majority are non-Afghans: Iraqis, Saudis, Kuwaitis, Pakistanis, Uzbeks, Chechens and Uighurs.

The real danger is that ISIS-K works as a sort of magnet for all manners of disgruntled former Taliban or discombobulated regional warlords with nowhere to go.

IS-K fighters in training in Afghanistan. Photo: Facebook
IS-K fighters in training in Afghanistan. Photo: Facebook

The perfect soft target

The civilian commotion these past few days around Kabul airport was the perfect soft target for trademark ISIS carnage.

Zabihullah Mujahid – the new Taliban minister of information in Kabul, who in that capacity talks to global media every day – is the one who actually warned NATO members about an imminent ISIS-K suicide bombing. Brussels diplomats confirmed it.

In parallel, it’s no secret among intel circles in Eurasia that ISIS-K has become disproportionally more powerful since 2020 because of a transportation ratline from Idlib, in Syria, to eastern Afghanistan, informally known in spook talk as Daesh Airlines.

Moscow and Tehran, even at very high diplomatic levels, have squarely blamed the US-UK axis as the key facilitators. Even the BBC reported in late 2017 on hundreds of ISIS jihadis given safe passage out of Raqqa, and out of Syria, right in front of the Americans.

The Kabul bombing took place after two very significant events.

The first one was Mujahid’s claim during an American NBC News interview earlier this week that there is “no proof” Osama bin Laden was behind 9/11 – an argument that I had already hinted was coming in this podcast the previous week.

This means the Taliban have already started a campaign to disconnect themselves from the “terrorist” label associated with 9/11. The next step may involve arguing that the execution of 9/11 was set up in Hamburg, the operational details coordinated from two apartments in New Jersey.

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid holds a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday. Photo: AFP / Haroon Sabawoon / Anadolu Agency
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid holds a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday. Photo: AFP / Haroon Sabawoon / Anadolu Agency

Nothing to do with Afghans. And everything staying within the parameters of the official narrative – but that’s another immensely complicated story.

The Taliban will need to show that “terrorism” has been all about their lethal enemy, ISIS, and way beyond old school al-Qaeda, which they harbored up to 2001. But why should they be shy about making such claims? After all, the United States rehabilitated Jabhat Al-Nusra – or al-Qaeda in Syria – as “moderate rebels.”

The origin of ISIS is incandescent material. ISIS was spawned in Iraq prison camps, its core made of Iraqis, their military skills derived from ex-officers in Saddam’s army, a wild bunch fired way back in 2003 by Paul Bremmer, the head of the Coalition Provisional Authority.

ISIS-K duly carries the work of ISIS from Southwest Asia to the crossroads of Central and South Asia in Afghanistan. There’s no credible evidence that ISIS-K has ties with Pakistani military intel.

On the contrary: ISIS-K is loosely aligned with the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), also known as the Pakistani Taliban, Islamabad’s mortal enemy. TTP’s agenda has nothing to do with the moderate Mullah Baradar-led Afghan Taliban who participated in the Doha process.

SCO to the rescue

The other significant event tied to the Kabul bombing was that it took place only one day after yet another phone call between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping.

A June video meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin aand Chinese President Xi Jinping, who do this all the time. Phto: AFP / Aleksey Nikolskyi / Sputnik
A June video meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin aand Chinese President Xi Jinping, who do this all the time. Phto: AFP / Aleksey Nikolskyi / Sputnik

The Kremlin stressed the pair’s “readiness to step up efforts to combat threats of terrorism and drug trafficking coming from the territory of Afghanistan”; the “importance of establishing peace”; and “preventing the spread of instability to adjacent regions.”

And that led to the clincher: They jointly committed to “make the most of the potential” of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which was founded 20 years ago as the “Shanghai Five”, even before 9/11, to fight “terrorism, separatism and extremism.”

The SCO summit is next month in Dushanbe – when Iran, most certainly, will be admitted as a full member. The Kabul bombing offers the SCO the opportunity to forcefully step up.

Whichever complex tribal coalition is formed to govern the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, it will be intertwined with the full apparatus of regional economic and security cooperation, led by the three main actors of Eurasia integration: Russia, China and Iran.

The record shows Moscow has all that it takes to help the Islamic Emirate against ISIS-K in Afghanistan. After all, the Russians flushed ISIS out of all significant parts of Syria and confined them to the Idlib cauldron.

ORDER IT NOW

In the end, no one aside from ISIS wants a terrorized Afghanistan, just as no one wants a civil war in Afghanistan. So the order of business indicates not only an SCO-led frontal fight against existing ISIS-K terror cells in Afghanistan but also an integrated campaign to drain any potential social base for the takfiris in Central and South Asia.

(Republished from Asia Times by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Notsofast says:

    it seems the u.s. has decided their conventional standing army is an anachronism and liability financially as troops need to be paid a living wage with health benefits and pensions. their terrorist armies work for peanuts and the glory of god, which also offers infinite plausible deniability. this combined with drone technology allows them to discard the conventional army and the trannifcation of the armed services, vilification of traditional white servicemembers and seeming incompetence of military leaders is an attempt to discourage and drive off as many military lifers as possible. all they really need in addition to their terrorists are a few tranny kids that know how to play video games as the drone controls are based on x box style controllers. lgbtq’s will have no compunction with killing muslims, russians and chinese they see as opposed to the new woke agenda.

  2. I hadn’t read of ISIS in Afghanistan for years. Suddenly, there were news reports that ISIS-K (something new) was going to attack the airport. Why? Biden said everyone would be gone by August 31st. Then boom, lots of dead people and the neocon crazies appear on TV and say we must invade Afghanistan again to fight terrorists. And then some jackass posts a picture of himself on Instagram saying ISIS did it, and all our corrupt media report this as a fact. All evidence points to a CIA-Saudi false flag attack. ISIS is their creation and they do their press releases. Let’s hope Biden don’t take the bait.

  3. Wokechoke says:

    Mossad

    • Disagree: El Dato
    • Replies: @sherlockohms
  4. bob sykes says:

    Angelo Cordevilla, who was in intelligence back before 9/11, agrees with Escobar that there is no evidence connecting Osama bin Laden or al-Qaeda to the 9/11 attack. In fact, he claims the identities of the attackers, their leaders and planner are unknown:

    https://americanmind.org/memo/graveyard-of-narratives/

    He points no fingers, but if al-Qaeda, the Taliban (Afghan branch), et al. didn’t do it, then who? The “dancing Israelis?” Mossad?

    • Thanks: Brás Cubas
    • Replies: @Abbybwood
    , @Ukraine Tiger
  5. Alfa158 says:

    We can all name a few people who want a terrorized Afghanistan, now that it is no longer under even their nominal control.

  6. Pepe stopped short of asking the crucial question. Who wants a civil war in Afghnistan and is ready to invade to stop it. I think the Turkish military are eager to get in.

    • Replies: @Notsofast
  7. hum2 says:

    Nah, Pepe, they are using the same playbook over and over again. Obama used isis to enter the war aginst Syria and Turkey/NATO/USA is stil occupying 1/3 of Syria! Now Biden is using isis to stay in Afghanistan. SCO can’t do a dame thing. The Empire of chaos is in top form!

    • Replies: @Seraphim
  8. Notsofast says:
    @RichardDuck

    the taliban has asked the turks to provide security at kabul airport. erdogans wet dream.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  9. “… no one aside from ISIS wants a terrorized Afghanistan, just as no one wants a civil war in Afghanistan.”

    Is Escobar serious? The entire Forever War establishment benefits. The same people who sent Syrian and Iraqi headchoppers to Afghanistan, as Escobar says in the same article.

    Also, why should we take it on ISIS’ word that their suicide bomber, assuming one existed and it wasn’t a pre emplaced CIA bomb, was an Afghan from Logar? He didn’t even show his face in the obligatory pre ittishadi operation rant so there is no telling who he is.

    • Thanks: antitermite
    • Replies: @Old and Grumpy
  10. @Notsofast

    The Russians and Chinese might have opinions about that.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  11. R.C. says:

    I’m sorry, but any reference to cui bono has become violative of our community rules. 😉
    R.C.

  12. Meanwhile, in Hanoi, Kamala goes full Forest Gump!

    • Agree: GomezAdddams, moi
  13. @Carlton Meyer

    Your comment was spot on until the very last sentence.

    I hadn’t read of ISIS in Afghanistan for years. Suddenly, there were news reports that ISIS-K (something new) was going to attack the airport. Why? Biden said everyone would be gone by August 31st. Then boom, lots of dead people and the neocon crazies appear on TV and say we must invade Afghanistan again to fight terrorists. And then some jackass posts a picture of himself on Instagram saying ISIS did it, and all our corrupt media report this as a fact. All evidence points to a CIA-Saudi false flag attack. ISIS is their creation and they do their press releases. Let’s hope Biden don’t take the bait.

    There is no “Biden.” Small hat neocons run the show. Blood on TV, make hate for muslims, more war for Israel. We should bomb Iran just to show those diaper heads!

    “Refugees” imported by the thousands to turn little white girls into sex slaves, blow shit up, and vote democrat.

    What could go wrong?

    Relax. Organized jewry always has our best interests in mind.

    • Agree: moi
    • Replies: @sally
  14. Also,

    “…Mullah Baradar, the head of the political office in Doha, who was actually released from Guantanamo in 2014.”

    Baradar was arrested by the Pakistanis in Karachi in 2010 and held in a Pakistani jail until released at the instigation of the Trump administration in 2018.

    Critical research failure for Escobar.

  15. Should we call them Isis-J?

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  16. No one is saying anything about the heroin trade…?

  17. Seraphim says:
    @hum2

    You know the definition of insanity:“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Believing that the SCO can’t do anything is close to the definition.

    • Agree: follyofwar
  18. TKK says:

    ISIS or a hybrid is very active in Iraq right now. My brother’s base, Al Asad, was just hit last week and a fleet of SUVs were blown up. Every few days, they get an incoming alert.

    This is not reported in any media I can find- even Al Jezeera.

    It does not seem the American Public understands that “we” still have a heavy military presence in Iraq. Permanent.

  19. Anon117 says:

    Basically everyone believes the bombing was a false flag. Even the talking heads know this was a false flag. That’s not in question.

    The real question is what will the Marines do about it ?

  20. Abbybwood says:
    @bob sykes

    Who?

    Read Kevin Robert Ryan’s book, “Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects.

    Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Carlucci, Armitage and the Deep State, Louis Freeh and the FBI, George Tenet and the CIA, Richard Clarke, COG and the UAE, Canavan, Sliney and the FAA, Ralph Eberhart and NORAD, Carl Truscott and the Secret Service, John, Paul, Peter and the Pentagon, Bremer, Jenkins and Terrorism Propaganda, Wirt Walker and Kia Am, Barry McDaniel and Stratesec, Rudy Giuliani and the WTC, Duane Andrews and SAIC, Porter Goss and the Cover-up.

    This is a good start.

    • Replies: @Irish Savant
  21. @Notsofast

    “Technical assistance”, not “security”;
    the original US “withdrawal” plan called for Turkey to keep a battaillon there.

    Whoever did this wanted to torpedo the withdrawal, which would rule out
    any Afghan player; and someone very high up assured the JCS there would
    be no withdrawal (not even the diversity hires they are could botch an evacuation
    like that). If no heads roll (fat chance), it is (((deliberate policy))) to make
    Afghanistan ungovernable (as area denial has been the strategic objective
    all along).

    • Agree: bike-anarkist
  22. Dumbo says:

    ISIS-K… Lol… You have to laugh.

    Is this a new “variant” of ISIS?

    Whenever a former terrorist group is not scary anymore (Al Qaeda, Taliban), they invent a new one.

    And it works the same way as the Covid variants such as “Delta”.

    And isn’t it just dandy? Just as the U.S. leaves, a mysterious new jihadi group fighting against the one currently in power suddenly appears…

    • Replies: @bike-anarkist
  23. Anon[156] • Disclaimer says:

    Well this rotten rat is here for a quick bite if he can manage and enjoy a nice afternoon snack .

    “ In an interview on CNN, Panetta, also a former CIA head, proclaimed “The bottom line is, our work is not done. We’re going to have to go after ISIS.

    Following the suicide bombings Thursday that killed over 100 people, 13 of them US marines, Panetta said “We’re going to have to go back in to get ISIS. We’re probably going to have to go back in when Al Qaeda resurrects itself, as they will, with this Taliban. They’ve gave safe haven to Al Qaeda before, they’ll probably do it again.”

    “We can’t leave the War on Terrorism, which still is a threat to our security,” Panetta added”

    Zerohedge

    Look.his work was not done .JINSA doesn’t want US leave . He did not make enough money .He did not leave enough for his DNA to thrive in that part . Something’s gotta give .

  24. A can of worms with the potential to expand and cause real ongoing problems in Afghan and surrounds. Given past records, few can doubt the role of the talmudist ZUKUS, as noted at high level in Russia and China. Similar to Ukraine.

    Imho Pakistan will need to clear its name of ISI complicity, also Waziristan and the contested Durrand Line border are difficulties. Probably Pak will do this in the interests of internal stability and BRI development. This process will certainly entail AfPak govt talks, maybe leading to border changes and Afghan sea access.

    As others note, hopefully the containment of ISIS and development will lead to a full airing of 9/11. Jewish-controlled USA is obviously incapable of this or similar events such as the murder in open view of President Jack Kennedy/very many others.
    It will be further humiliation and reward for past murders/lies by ZUSA when this is brought into full view and investigation in Asia.
    Hoping Iran will also revive its international conference on the “holocaust”.

    Truth Will Out.

  25. BorisMay says:

    It seems Pepe Escobar is on board with Biden’s USA.
    However anyone wants to put it the explosions were caused by the US. ISIS is a US funded, armed and fully supported operation. There is no other explanation than this.
    Thus Pepe has clearly stated he is an agent of CIA misinformation.
    Shame on you Escobar. But I have always wondered how you so easily got about that neck of the woods considering you are from South America…
    Just more US funded carnage packaged to appear to be by someone else.
    If the US is prepared to murder a million Iraqi children, what’s a few US goons dressed in fancy dress in the order of things?
    Pepe is CIA. Who’d have thunk it.

  26. @Abbybwood

    Talmudic rabbi Dov Zakheim, erstwhile Pentagon Financial Controller (although having no financial qualifications) under whose watch \$3 trillion went missing is one of the most important players. He was a major (if not the majority) shareholder in a company whose technology could remotely seize control of planes which had a transponder attached. This was supposedly to foil terrorists taking over planes. You don’t need much of an imagination to think of alternative uses.

  27. @TKK

    Even though the Iraqis want the Americans out.

  28. El Dato says:

    The record shows Moscow has all that it takes to help the Islamic Emirate against ISIS-K in Afghanistan. After all, the Russians flushed ISIS out of all significant parts of Syria and confined them to the Idlib cauldron.

    Where they are protected by Turkey/NATO while holding civilians hostage as I hear.

    Our political leadership needs decaptitation of Robespierre proportions.

    In the end, no one aside from ISIS wants a terrorized Afghanistan, just as no one wants a civil war in Afghanistan. So the order of business indicates not only an SCO-led frontal fight against existing ISIS-K terror cells in Afghanistan but also an integrated campaign to drain any potential social base for the takfiris in Central and South Asia.

    Predicting that this may go much better than any attempts by the US.

    Taliban have ears on the ground and open channels. Maybe there will be heavy cleansing sweeping up innocents, but i can’t be worse than the neverending Hellfire From Heaven techno-sadism delivered by Zone A.

  29. gotmituns says:

    Who Profits from the Kabul Suicide Bombing?
    ——————————————————-
    That’s an easy one – Halliburton, Boeing, Lockeed, Bectel, Ratheon, etc., etc., etc.

    • Replies: @GomezAdddams
  30. Biff says:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/08/27/afghanistan-live-updates-taliban-kabul-news/5611093001/

    The empire retaliated with a drone strike – gee, don’t want to risk injuring a hang-nail while acting tough in your brave new Intel Falcon 8+ Drone Cockpit Controller module air conditioned with doe-deckaphonic speaker system, with immersive head set, and custom leather heated seat captains chair.

    If you’re really that tough send in a suicide bomber of your own – show’em you’re serious!

  31. @TKK

    It was probably the anti-ISIS PMUs like Kataib Hezbollah that struck your brother’s base. Southfront.org reports those attacks regularly.

  32. @Anon117

    What did the US Navy do after the zios bombed USS Liberty?

    • Replies: @Avery
    , @Irish Savant
  33. As it stands, at least 103 people – 90 Afghans (including at least 28 Taliban) and 13 American servicemen – were killed and at least 1,300 injured, according to the Afghan Health Ministry.

    Can anyone tell me how one ‘suicide bomber’ can carry enough explosives to kill 103 people and wound 1,300 ? How heavy would that amount of explosives (and shrapnel) be?

    He would look like the michelin man on steroids. To kill multiple people he would have to insert himself into a crowd and and wouldn’t the crowd nearest to him after detonation absorb or contain a lot of the blast.

    I my be making a fool of myself by posting this, but a lone bomber does not stand up in my opinion, however if wrong I hope someone with explosives knowledge will educate me

    • Agree: BorisMay
    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  34. @bob sykes

    The identities of the attackers may be unknown but their handlers are very well known, Shamir, Peres, Netanyahoo, Eitan, Bender amongst others.

  35. journey80 says:

    “Social-media-savvy” ISIS is an arm of the CIA, created, organized, equipped, armed, and funded by the U.S. during the Obama administration.

    • Agree: annamaria
  36. @gotmituns

    George Pratt Shultz was at Bechtel —Fluor –Blackwater- Martin Marietta and many residents in gated communites working in Pentagon and CIA –doing —classified research and then Fort Detrick and Chapel Hill and others working night shift wiring Buildings 1 2 and 7 in Big Apple—-Marvin Bush top Brass…..

  37. moi says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Relax, Biden is busy bj’ing Naftali. It’s what American presidents and good Christians do.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  38. There are 2 countries (together with elements within US military / US intelligence) that want US to stay in Mideast. Saudis have had close ties with ISIS / ISIL from the start. Picture above again suggests they are well equipped and well funded. US should be doing all in its power to remove Saudi royal family. It is also time to neutralize Mossad. US should complete its pullout from Afghanistan. It should also complete its pull out from Iraq. It should also be transferring naval fleet out of Persian Gulf.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  39. Zumbuddi says:
    @Father O'Hara

    Invoking Khorasan, a center of Ancient Persian culture, is a Jewish thuggery calling card.
    Dogs can’t resist pissing on a fire hydrant, and zio-thugs can’t resist defiling what is finest about a culture superior to zio’s own.

  40. Avery says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    {What did the US Navy do after the zios bombed USS Liberty?}

    To be fair, US Navy was rushing to the aid of USS Liberty, until their Commander in Chief, the traitor POTUS Johnson ordered them to stand down.

    Just a few days ago Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller spoke out, demanding that the so-called “leaders” accept responsibility for the disastrous evacuation fiasco. He very sensibly asked why was the excellent Bagram airbase abandoned before all the evacuations were completed (…..Avery: Maybe the disaster was pre-planned for some reason that may become obvious much later…..). Scheller was promptly sacked from his position.

    Long, long ago a much larger number of Marines were killed in a suicide bombing.
    About 240 Marines were killed in the suicide bombing in Beirut.
    What did the Marines do then? NOTHING.
    POTUS Reagan very sensibly withdrew US troops from Beirut/Lebanon.
    They should have never been there in the first place. But Reagan did not compound his mistake by staying in a country where American military was not welcome.

    So to answer the original question: “The real question is what will the Marines do about it ?” [Anon117]. NOTHING.

    Marines or Army or Navy personnel ALWAYS pay the price and are sacrificed for the evil, stupidity, incompetence, braindead shenanigans of their civilian superiors: they can’t and don’t do anything one their own.

    • Replies: @gatobart
    , @ProudBLM
  41. Anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    As you’re fully aware, opinions are like assholes.

  42. So ISIS-K goes around with yellow head dress. Yeah that uh is really good camouflage. Makes em blend in with the sun during the day and the fireflies at night.

  43. Anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @BorisMay

    Poopie has always been a shill for the CCP, who is ultimately a creature of the globalists, so it’s really not surprising that he’s towing the CIA line here.

  44. sally says:
    @Robert Dolan

    I think it worth while to discuss the Oligarch interest in continuing Chaos in Afghanistan.. ? Just what would a successful independent, efficiently functioning, Nation State (Afghanistan) cause so much grief to the Global or Local Oligarch that it would invoke its wildcard (a terrorist act by a non state organization) to establish or continue the chaos?
    Could it be that Afghanistan has been the bait at the end of he pole that keeps the donkey continuously pulling the government financing which the donkey cart that he has been attached to? Supplier and technology developers depend on an enemy so they can supply the army needed to fight the enemy.

    Under Russia and Chinese oversight, Afghanistan will be lost to the western world, but not to the global Oligarch, since the GOs transparently intermingle throughout the entire 256 earth-surface-boundary-defined nation states which collectively divide, sort, house, incarcerate the entire 8 billion persons that comprise the1 human population of the earth.

    Keeping this concept that the few Oligarch control and manipulate the activities of the leaderships of each of the nation state in a very transparent but highly integrated way in mind.. is important to understanding the evolution of groups that impose chaos when organizational progress is made by one or more nations.

    The Independent Chaos generator (ICG) groups are used by the global Oligarch (GOs) and their leg breaker corporate right arms to disrupt local progress which might overpower local Oligarch (LOs) or interfere with the longer term plans of the GOs. .. as yesterday in Afghanistan..

    Pepe says “Moscow and Tehran, even at very high diplomatic levels, have squarely blamed the US-UK axis as the key facilitators. Even the BBC reported in late 2017 on hundreds of ISIS jihadis given safe passage out of Raqqa, and out of Syria, right in front of the Americans.” but what does he know?

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  46. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    In this environment of false flagging, lying, spin, cover-up and confusion who apart from a handful of people really know what took place? Now the US has supposedly retaliated with a drone strike. How did they know where and who the target was? This supposed ISIS seems to have landed from outside. The Islam of the Taliban is culturally Afghan and Pashtun whereas this ISIS is appears to be a foreign import borne mostly by Arabs and other non-Afghans, not something that would take root there. It comes complete with the scary pictures of masked armed men marching along with a media outlet. Seems bogus. Hard to envision how this event would help popularize them in Afghanistan and enlarge their following. Couple things are sure and that is we are being lied to 24/7 and it’s a hell of a job getting the Americans out from anywhere they’ve planted a foot on.

    • Agree: RichardDuck
  47. The only hope for America (and the rest of the West) to halt its destruction is for Non-Western sources to expose the truth about who really runs the West and who was responsible for 9/11. I am sure that there are some magnificent brains out there who can easily connect the dots.

    • Replies: @Doctor Jeyi
  48. 2,000,000,000 Muslims of the world can’t tackle 2000 ISIS-K jihadis/takfiris/Salafis to save their reputation as “peace loving” people… something is wrong with Islam!

  49. @Anon

    What do you think of the idea that the Kabul Airport bomb was actually planted by the CIA in place in advance? How can one miserable suicide bomber carry enough explosives to kill almost 200 people and injure over 1000?

    Also the bomb killed 28 Taliban but nobody mentions that.

  50. @BorisMay

    They use him because he is South American and would appear to be neutral in his reporting, therefore trusted.
    I never trusted him.

  51. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    The Navy did what they could but were thwarted by traitors like LBJ and McCain senior.

    • Replies: @gotmituns
  52. Maddaugh says:

    Who profits ? Who gives a shit !. As soon as this drama is over the country will revert to tribal and clannish conflict with Al Q and Isis stirring the shit bowl. Let them sort out their own affairs. China is there to help them.

    ON our side the Military Complex will resupply our forces and double or triple bill the taxpayer and we can head off to our next adventure. A certain Tribe will be pushing for our next fiasco.

    Everybody who is anybody will make money. The Fed’s printing presses will run 24/7

    Everything back to normal ! Why do we have to ask “Who profits?”. Is it not obvious by now ?

  53. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Nor did said terrorist leave his smoking, indestructible passport. Seriously curious how they determined so quickly it was just one terrorist.

  54. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    A war correspondent working that beat for 30 yrs said
    “No way ISIS is running around Kabul without the Taliban knowing it. They have check points every 50 ft. ”

  55. @Matt Lazarus

    You do realize that Basra, Bahrain and the Saudi oil provinces would be Iranian before you can say “Ooops”.

  56. @Anon

    When Panetta was Obama’s SecDef (2011-13) he announced that the USG was in a 30 years war with Jihadi terrorism. Obviously, the USG can’t leave yet. There’s still 10 years to go. Panetta should stay on his 12 acre Walnut Farm and never he heard from again.

  57. gotmituns says:
    @Irish Savant

    The Navy did what they could but were thwarted by traitors like LBJ and McCain senior
    ——————————————————————————————————
    BINGO – But you must try and be a little more modern in your use of words. The word “TRAITOR” is very old fashioned and has an extremely negative ring to it (You don’t want to be thought of as negative, do you?). The words in vogue now are ALLIES & COLLEAGUES. The Israelis/all jews are our allies and colleagues.

  58. Important article and what further needs to be understood is that the ones that are pushing ISIS-K are those who want to continue the Great Game, which means to stop peaceful development as represented by the New Silk Road and New Belt and Road Initiatives of Russia and China, which is upon the revival of the American System and the vision President McKinley, murdered by terrorists assets of the British Empire, in order to stop this type of development….which Lyndon LaRouche is the architect in reviving, against the Privy Council’s chaos strategy of perpetual war….

    Thus it is important to ask who benefits and thus it is important to recognize the British role in launching terrorism, once again.

    Here the question comes up in this analysis by Harley Schlanger of the LaRouche Organization..

    https://laroucheorganization.nationbuilder.com/was_british_behind_the_bombings_at_airbase

  59. ISIS is a CIA brandname. That’s been obvious since the beginning. Remember how all the “moderate rebels’” equipment always ended up in the hands of ISIS? And who can forget the fake beheading videos with Hollywood level production quality. What does it mean that Pepe is pretending ISIS is a real thing?

  60. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    I was thinking it could be a Saudi or Israeli airstrike using GPS or laser guidance. No one could see the aircraft or bomb. Shown in the great movie “Clear and Present Danger”

  61. Many claim that braindead Biden doesn’t make the decisions, but what if its possible he does? Biden and his advisors appointed a bunch of yes-men idiots to top posts (Blinken, General Austin, and “White Rage” General Milley was retained). No general who has worked for a defense contractor, which includes Mad Dog Mattis, should ever be appointed as Defense Secretary. Too much conflict of interest. And Biden’s decision to leave the Graveyard of Empires couldn’t have made the Deep State Israel-first Neocons none too happy.

    Everyone below Biden can claim Plausible Deniability. Like good Germans under Hitler, they were just following orders. The first one losing his job over this fiasco will be Biden himself. A few wags say that he MUST resign over this debacle if the US is to save face, even though it means President Harris (I shudder to think). Harris then will be free to fire those nincompoops and replace them with her own nincompoops. Like her evil role model Killary, Kamala could then ramp up the bombing. Women given great power need to show they are tougher than men.

    There’s NO WAY that a man so overcome by dementia can be allowed to stay in office for four long years after this debacle. If we had a Parliamentary system his party would oust him, and we’d have Snap Elections. The inherent weakness of our Presidential system has been exposed.

    • Replies: @InnerCynic
  62. In the end, no one aside from ISIS wants a terrorized Afghanistan, just as no one wants a civil war in Afghanistan.

    Nonsense. This is like saying no one wants a terrorized Yemen, Iraq, or Syria, or a civil war in Yemen, Iraq, or Syria.

    The Anglo-Zionist Empire lost in Afghanistan, and it wants to keep China from moving in.

    Therefore the Anglo-Zionist Empire will do whatever it can to keep Afghanistan impoverished, divided, and destabilized.

    This includes false flag terror bombings by US-backed groups like “ISIS” and “al Qaeda.”

    • Agree: BorisMay
  63. Anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sparkylyle92

    It means he’s controlled opposition and, like the alt-right after COVID, his handlers feel it’s time to remove his mask. He has real propaganda to spread now (not just his normal, ridiculous CCP cheerleading), plus they can embarrass anyone foolish enough to have fallen for his bullshit to begin with.

  64. @Sparkylyle92

    What does it mean that Pepe is pretending ISIS is a real thing?

    Escobar mixes truth with lies in the hope that it will make people continue to read his drivel. His tricks are lame, boring, and transparent.

    Also, mixing truth with lies lets Escobar avoid being purged and banned by the corporate media outlets.

    • Replies: @gatobart
  65. Pat M. says:

    why the north american army is being non capable to evacuate?
    Where is all the projection of force?
    Or mybe is just that they have a reasson for delay, a eternal delay of a declining empire…

  66. All I know is what I read – Yes, the “endless war” declared by President George W. Bush is not about “fighting terrorism”, but about using terrorism to “destabilise” an entire region. This was the title of Colonel Peters’ article in 2001: “Stability: America’s enemy”. – by Thierry Meyssan on Lew Rockwell.
    The Afghan fiasco was by design – to induce all parties to agree to accepting US security for mining the resources of Afghanistan. Read it – it makes sense – there’s mucho \$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$ to be made and the MIC rolls on as usual.

  67. Agent76 says:

    The MIC! July 29, 2019 Ike’s Warning About America’s Threat to World Peace: The 15 Biggest Pentagon Contractors that Make Up the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

    Out-of-Control Military Spending Since Eisenhower’s Presidency May be the Primary Reason Why the US National Debt is \$23,000,000,000,000 (23 trillion) and Counting.

    https://www.transcend.org/tms/2019/07/ikes-warning-about-americas-threat-to-world-peace-the-15-biggest-pentagon-contractors-that-make-up-the-military-industrial-congressional-complex/

  68. I see plans within plans, deals within deals, Gun and drug running operations, human sex trafficking and human smuggling cartels all given a new breath of life by incompetence led by illegitimate Clown World Big Top Star, the Big Guy.
    They really are conniving shysters conveniently strong arming Russia, China, USA, UK, EU, NATO to fight their endless wars, keeping Terrorism alive, while they (who cannot be named) accumulate vast global wealth via monopoly, shutting down businesses and injecting bio weapons into humanity, killing off the old, meek and deplorables.
    I see a dark future on the horizon.
    Winter is coming.

    • Agree: Agent76, BorisMay
    • Replies: @denk
  69. https://www.cnn.com/2001/US/09/16/inv.binladen.denial/

    Bin Laden, who knew America was gunning for him, denied responsibility for 911.

    WHY?

    He knew he was gonna be killed by America so why not take responsibility?

    • Agree: InnerCynic
    • Replies: @anon
  70. Who profits? The same cast of characters who’ve engineered this fiasco for twenty years.

  71. Billy Ash says:

    America is Doomed

    If an evil genius whose goal was to destroy America ran our country, he could not do better than Joe Biden with that goal.
    The invasion on our southern border is designed to encourage all criminals, terrorists and unvetted Covid infected people from the not only Mexico and South America, but from the whole world to enter America.
    America’s exit from the middle east should be complete. We should not be fighting Israel’s wars, but our exit from Afghanistan was designed from top to bottom to humiliate and embarrass America. How is it possible that our military leadership was involved in this death and destruction? Why aren’t heads rolling?

    • Replies: @Francis Miville
  72. @follyofwar

    Its all by design. All smoke and mirrors to get the audience invested in the illusion. Forces are repositioned to abuse us in ever more fanciful ways. Im only waiting for the big “reveal”. I suspect that war is being ginned up as we ponder. Its standard playbook.

  73. @A Half Naked Fakir

    Same reason why the northern barbaroids can’t seem to stop a few of their individuals from chimping out and gunning little kids. It’s called mkultra for the most part concerning muslim terrorists.

  74. A few years ago there was talk about whether Khorasan actually existed, the thinking being it was a MIC boogeyman to keep the funny money flowing into Afghanistan (i.e., Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed.) But here they are with a big coming out/back party.

    Instead of getting involved with every media twist and turn of the US empire I think it’s better to focus on simple truths: every time Russia or Syria make an attempt to root out ISIS from Idlib province or the Al Tanf refugee camp in southern Syria the US lets it be known that it will retaliate. The US protects ISIS. Under massive US satellite surveillance ISIS has an uncanny ability to ambush Syrian troop convoys in the open desert.

    There’s still trillions of dollars to be made in the bogus, endless war on terror — killing 13 US soldiers or gazillions of Afghans is utterly meaningless to the empire builders and war profiteers. Millions more bodies are going to be thrown at stopping the rise of China, perhaps by bullets and bombs, perhaps by deliberately-caused famine, drought and viruses. The NED is currently dispensing an “Asian Spring” onto Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. Chinese engineers in Pakistan and Baluchistan are being massacred by takfiris (or their controllers) as they work on the Belt and Road Initiative.

    • Agree: mulga mumblebrain
  75. babu says:

    This is not helping the Black, Hispanic and Native American peoples, especially the black Hebrew Isralites.

  76. babu says:

    BTW which ethnicity in the US is financing the ISIS and its delta variant ISIS-Special K?

  77. It’s easy to know who benefits. The ultra ultra high net worth millionaires with a net worth range exceeding \$500 million USD. Their sycophant cock slurper agents in the CIA, FBI, federal and all issues of government and agencies, the media, schools, big business and the equivalent of all these in other nations help them achieve their evil goals. Since 9/11 these people and delusional Americans/westerners in general wishing to die for Zion have destroyed 5 Muslim countries and dismantled all Muslim economies. Eventually the standard of living for white countries will fall from all these illegal wars and the theft that’s going on. Let’s not forget that Russia who will always be evil Slavs benefits greatly as well, as does China. These nations are Israel’s ally, and Israel is America’s and Europe’s ally. Israel steals technology and sells it to China/Russia. Iran is ruled by the same sycophants that don’t have the best interests of Iranians at heart. General Soleimani was allying with sunnis and that’s why he was killed. He was going to finally put an end to the wars for the Middle East which is at great expense to the judeo-Anglo-and slaves to these people elites. Donald Trump is a slave to Jewish interests and a horrible business man that had to get bailed out by daddy and his Jewish masters.

    Europe is getting flooded with migrants, good. I’m glad it’s not my ethnic land in Europe that’s getting destroyed. Northrons deserve it for all the crimes they’ve committed against the world and their weakness in getting totally conquering by the sniveling Jewish elites like the Rothschild, warburgs, rockerfellers, sassons, Moses levits, etc…half of all American billionaires are Jewish. Jews are the richest ethnic group in America and the world. America deserves its mongrelization. The Anglo Saxon killers felt good about shooting unarmed civilians in the back, brenton Tarant is a caracature of that but he was probably mkultra’d into his crime just like 99% of Muslim terrorists.

  78. JDUP777 says:

    Can someone explain to me why Biden withdrew? A portion of the regime seemed to be genuinely furious at this. Even Tony Blair has crawled out of his hole? Who made Biden do this and why?

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  79. @A little boy in the crowd

    Wrong wrong wrong. The Anglo Zionist empire is in league with China. The ultra ultra high net worth millionaires have well built and not shit built Chinese mansions and Skyscrapers in Shanghai which is their preferred city since the 20’s. China is going to be the next America. All their children study mandarin and can speak and read it fluently a native. You’re so clueless. There are no good nations.

  80. Patta says: • Website

    Hei, the article is not actually answering the question, who benefit?

    I’m more confused than before. To confuse more you too, some arguments:

    1) Cursory reading the (west, google) press headlines, gives the impression that the bombing was executed by the Talibans – at least that’s what my girlfirend told me. So, 80% of western public would have this impression.
    Under this hypersimplified narrative, the benefiters are those that like random mess there & some excuse to scramble drones (US, Israel etc)

    2) The author Pepev Escobarovich at the end hints that SCO (Russia, China, Iran) are the one actually benefiting: mad terrorists are still around; US ran away; the Taliban need help to fight them, who? The “enemy of the enemy”, SCO, are now morally entitled to lend a charitable hand with invited weapons & soldiers.

    Only sure things:
    a) the bomb didn’t benefit those who got killed.
    b) unidentified salesmans of missiles, kalashnikovs, grenades, helicopters, are grateful

  81. @Wokechoke

    If you’re answering the question in the title: …yes.
    If you’re writing about the author:…probably, yes.

    • Disagree: bike-anarkist
    • Replies: @bike-anarkist
  82. Anon[199] • Disclaimer says:

    Seems our guys sprayed and prayed; likely also shot some of their own team –

    Most victims of #KabulAirportBlast were not killed by the blast but by bullets fired at them by the Americans.”

  83. @Dumbo

    Yes, the “ISIS Virus”!
    Even the narrative attempts are virtually identical to the pranking of the Corona doom.

    I can even hear the scratches on the record…

  84. Anonymous[228] • Disclaimer says:
    @Notsofast

    WHO profits …?? The same people that profited with more than \$3TRILLIONS…not the average american working families….a NEW Cold War..with more\$\$\$ Trillions..of USA taxes…PD: Why is teh Israeli Mossad supporting the ISIS????? the ones that killed the marines????

  85. gatobart says:
    @Avery

    Long, long ago a much larger number of Marines were killed in a suicide bombing.
    About 240 Marines were killed in the suicide bombing in Beirut.
    What did the Marines do then? NOTHING

    Wrong. They did something, and big. Two days later they invaded little Granada island in the Caribbean, to show the world they weren’t gonna take krap from nobody.

    • Replies: @Avery
  86. Doctor Jeyi says: • Website
    @Annony Mouse

    You somehow forgot mentioning the USS Liberty Zionazi attack on our own ZOG-controlled military. You getting soft here, Mister Annoy?

  87. @Germanicsandslavsaresavages

    It’s you who are clueless, and quite deluded. You provide no proof whatsoever for your childish claims.

    Furthermore you are a coward and a weakling, smugly declaring that “They’re all in it together, so there’s nothing that anyone can do.”

    You make me yawn.

  88. gatobart says:
    @A little boy in the crowd

    “Also, mixing truth with lies lets Escobar avoid being purged and banned by the corporate media outlets”.

    I haven’t read much of Pepe Escobar but I’m sure there are three litmus tests that can be conclusive not only about him but also about any other political commentator or journalist. You have only to check their take on these three things.

    a) 911
    b) OBL being killed in Pakistan by Obama in 2011.
    c) The Great Electoral Fraud of November 2020.

    Any support of the official line on any of these three items will make them highly suspect.

  89. @A little boy in the crowd

    You’re naive. Not surprised since a lot of you clueless types love Russia and China who are just as much terrorist nations as America. If you can’t see that this is all planned power transfer and kabuki theatre at best then you’re just another normie that can’t see behind the curtain.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  90. “WHO PROFITS”?
    Well there’s several, not the least is Washington neo-cons. Formally known as j..ws. Also, MIC. They certainly profit. Who is supplying the cash and weapons to ISIS? Based on recent history of ISIS commanders paying, in gold, US generals/CIA to be helicoptered out of Syria, I suggest, the list of profiters is quite long. Does this ‘terrorist’ bombing tie into the drug trade?

  91. Avery says:
    @gatobart

    {Wrong. They did something, and big. Two days later they invaded little Granada island in the Caribbean, to show the world they weren’t gonna take krap from nobody.}

    Sorry, I forgot.
    You are absolutely right.
    US Military took on the mighty Empire of Granada to show them who is the BIG BAD DOG in the neighborhood.

    • Thanks: gatobart
  92. gatobart says:

    Biden says new attack on Kabul airport ‘highly likely’ within next 24-36 hours

    US President Joe Biden has released a statement revealing military commanders have informed him that another attack on troops and civilians is likely within the next 24-36 hours.
    https://www.rt.com/usa/533352-biden-attack-kabul-airport-likely/

    This kind of news never ceases to amaze me. The ones telling us that Western intelligence agencies had come to know a whole lot about terrorist act that have been perpetrated or that are in preparation but that on the other hand these same Intel outfits don’t have a clue about how to prevent them from happening despite all the abundant information they have been able to gather.

  93. I can look at a body that needs to be cremated…

    or…

    I can look at the ashes [of what -formerly- used to be a body].

    When it comes to ‘terrorism‘ I tend to prefer the latter.

  94. @gatobart

    If it’s your team doing the terrorism the prediction is easier. Not buying the suicide bomber crap either. Our own government slaughtering it’s own soldiers for propaganda purposes. Kinda implies they will have no problem slaughtering we civilians if they can.

    • Agree: mulga mumblebrain
  95. @gatobart

    They know about these attacks because they control them. Then their ‘intelligence’ is so good that they immediately know where the ‘mastermind’ is lurking, and kill him and his family, friends and neighbours, and call it ‘Western Civilization’, or ‘The Rules-Based International Order.

    • Replies: @gatobart
    , @showmethereal
  96. @Germanicsandslavsaresavages

    No nation in all history is anywhere near as great a terrorist butcher as the USA. No-one, ever.

  97. @Sparkylyle92

    MI6= Secret Intelligence Service, SIS. ISIS= Israeli Secret Intelligence Service, ie MOSSAD, ie Jewish humour. I prefer ‘The Producers’.

  98. Art says:

    Hmm — “Osama did NOT do 9/11.”

    A shiver just went down the spine of every Zionist neocon.

    If the question of 9/11 is broached and brought to the fore by the world, Zionism will be the big loser.

    America will be set free from its Zionist media bondage.

  99. anon[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mick Jagger gathers no Mosque

    Rita Katz , 2 persons enterprise catering to the needs of the government and private companies have been capturing and uploading videos of head chopping even before the jihadist could. She worked with Steven Emerson of Florida .Steven was expsoed as fraud by Mercury news of Florida.

    We will ask Rita to make some videos as MEMRI mae on Saddam and distribute .
    Pentagon and CiA could help Rita. They alos made videos on Saddam and on Al Quiada leader Bin Laden .Rita can always leave it at the doorsteps of NY Times or WaPo or CNN for airing or for further distribution .

    Islamophobic vodeos produced by Israelis and distributed by Clarion Fund as an insert in the cooies of the print media like NYTimes did work.

    Rita Katz the Iraqi Jews now in America is like Sassooon who left Iraq to destroy India amd China is destroying America for Israel.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  100. @JDUP777

    You will understand when the bombs starting falling on Iran.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  101. Corrupt says:
    @Notsofast

    How will all the trannies transition without the DoD to pay for it? The army is going to be around for a while.

  102. Molip says:

    It has been reported that a “significant number”, if not the majority, of Afghans were killed by US troops panic shooting after the Kabul bombing. See: https://southfront.org/us-forces-killed-afghan-civilians-in-panic-shooting-following-kabul-airport-suicide-attack-videos/

    I don’t know who profits from the bombing but the US will be whitewashed nonetheless.

  103. denk says:
    @CelestiaQuesta

    They really are conniving shysters conveniently strong arming Russia, China, USA, UK, EU, NATO to fight their endless wars,

    Pray tell.
    Who’s strong arming China to fight their wars ?

    ——————————
    Meanwhile over at Pakistan, TTP and Baloch militants are again targeting the Chinese.

    Bomb killed 9 Chinese engineers in bus.
    More injured in suicide attack on cars ferrying Chinese.

    [MORE]

    The NYT is trolling on the latest bloodbath.

    YOu want gringos outta Afghan ?
    Be careful what you wish for !
    [1]

    pssst
    When the cat is away, the rats are having a field day…bring back the cat pronto 😉

    Wow,
    FUS is bombing the shit outta another of their babies Al-Shaab in Somalia.
    [2]

    ‘Terrorism’
    The gift that keeps on giving.
    AQ, Al sahaab, Boko Haram, TTP, is, ISIS, The caliphs….
    Manufactured crisis, US boots on the ground..
    Wash, rinse and cycle.

    they dont bother to assign new labels these days so this latest iteration is ISIS-K !
    hehehe

    [1]

    https://web.archive.org/web/20210731080756/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/15/world/middleeast/china-pakistan-afghanistan.html

    https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/suicide-bomber-pakistan-kills-chinese-national-roadside-attack-chinese-embassy-2021-08-21/

    [3]
    https://consortiumnews.com/2021/08/18/in-somalia-us-bombs-the-terrorists-it-created/

  104. Beagle says:

    Look at the third image from the top. Curiously, they’re all wearing the same gloves Antifa uses to punch passersby. There’s obviously both a funding source with transport capability (I suspect Amazon won’t deliver there and Afghan merchants don’t carry all that swag, as the kids say) and media consultant.

    What did we learn about core ISIS (Iraq and Syria) when Judicial Watch received a fortuitous FOIA from the DIA?

    https://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Pg.-291-Pgs.-287-293-JW-v-DOD-and-State-14-812-DOD-Release-2015-04-10-final-version11.pdf

    Remember when Op Timber Sycamore armed ISIS repeatedly (see photos of commanders posing in front of pallets of CIA-provided MANPADs & ATMs) and the ‘moderate rebels’ they trained were – always – jumping ship to ISIS?

  105. Who profits? Those who want to force out Biden to install Kamala, ZOG’s true choice. Why do (((they))) prefer her over him? Perhaps because there is, after all, a trace of decency left in Joe Biden, but more likely because they want to humiliate Americans by imposing a repugnant half-breed prostitute as head of state. Kamala Harris is someone no decent man or woman would want to be in the same room with.

    I was 14 years old when I immigrated (green card in hand) to the US with my family. Back then, I ardently wanted to be an American. Despite mastering English, however, I’ve never really felt as if I were an American. I do so less than ever now and I thank God for it.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  106. Smith says:

    Pretty sure the US is behind it, since it’s ISIS.

    • Agree: annamaria
  107. One of the mothers of sacrificed American soldiers gave the American president new title.
    DEMENTIA-RIDDEN PIECE OF CRAP.

  108. gatobart says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    There you go. As I said, amazing.

  109. [N]o one aside from ISIS wants a terrorized Afghanistan, just as no one wants a civil war in Afghanistan.

    The Anal Empire certainly does, both as revenge for the Afghans’ rebellion against the puppets they had installed and to deter further rebellion elsewhere. Surely, their purpose in allowing (or aiding) ISIS terrorists to move from Syria to Afghanistan was to create just this kind of mayhem once they withdrew, which they knew they must because both the US and the UK are mega-bankrupt failed states with military forces composed of sodomites, lesbians, low-self-esteem females, and other dregs of society. The Anal Empire cannot afford to let the Afghans live in peace and they won’t. Just watch American news and you’ll see both wings of the Uniparty are in full agreement on that.

    Did, however, the (((true rulers))) of the Anal Empire know their own troops were about to be blown up? They very likely did. They don’t care a whit about the cattle from flyover country whom they recruit into their army, but they know other cattle care, and having a few blown up aids their goal of removing Joe Biden’s husk from the White House and installing the repugnant half-breed prostitute.

  110. @anon

    Rita Katz, like her father who was hanged as a spy in Iraq, is pure MOSSAD. She ran a little Islamophobic racket in the USA, before she founded SITE, which, ‘miraculously’, gets the scoop on numerous, in fact nearly all, ‘jihadist’ atrocity videos etc. Despite huge competition from news agencies, other ‘intelligence’ sites etc. So very in your face that it is pure chutzpah.

  111. @Molip

    ‘Panic’ shooting?? Are you sure?

  112. Wokechoke says:
    @Ray Caruso

    Remain critical of the system to an extent. Love your countrymen though. A fight must be immanent.

    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
  113. Obviously produced in/by Hollywood. All actors under the masks; too slick for real Arab jihadis.

  114. Alfred says:
    @Ukraine Tiger

    You will understand when the bombs starting falling on Iran.

    Fat chance. Large numbers of US servicemen and economic interests are well within range of accurate Iranian rockets. Not to mention control of oil exports from the entire Persian Gulf.

    US Bases Near Iran

    However, it is true that the US military is quitting the region.

    US military shifts Army basing from Qatar to Jordan in move that could provide leverage against Iran

    They call it a “repositioning” but it is really a “retreat”. They cannot take the oil of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE with them. None of these countries would countenance US aircraft using their airports for attacking Iran. As for Diego Garcia and its B-52’s, forget it.

  115. The explosions, as regretful as they are, put paid to the efforts of Great Britain and the US Deep State to reverse Biden’s decision to withdraw. Only after the bombing, the MSM relaxed its campaign to stay longer, until the last collaborationist had been removed. This is the leading German newspaper’s conclusion. Would you agree, Pepe?

    • Thanks: Iris
    • Replies: @barr
    , @JDUP777
  116. annamaria says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Sorry for the long excerpt from a paper by Orlov: https://cluborlov.wordpress.com

    The US occupation of Afghanistan was rationalized based on an entire edifice of lies. At its foundation lay the lie of Nineleven. Above it towered the lie of fighting terrorism (while training and equipping the terrorists). Somewhere along the way, the lie of aiding Afghanistan’s development into a vibrant, modern democracy with gender equality and other bells and whistles was added to this already stupendous structure (while the only actual development was that of the heroin trade). And, of course, overlaying all of the above was a truly staggering amount of corruption and theft.

    If you believe the official narrative, Osama bin Laden was a sort of latter-day Jesus who repeated the miracle of loaves and fishes except with skyscrapers, knocking down three of them (WTC 1, 2 and 7) using just two airplanes.

    Another of his miracles was to make an entire passenger jet, piloted by an amateur, pull some truly stunning aerobatics that no passenger jet has pulled before or since, then ascend unto heaven through a wall of the Pentagon, engines, seats, luggage, bodies and all, leaving behind a small charred opening plus a part of a cruise missile that apparently had been hidden on board and that was subsequently carried away wrapped in a tarp on the shoulders of some very nervous and displeased-looking gentlemen in office attire.
    Another plane full of passengers left a smallish charred pit in the ground and recordings of rather scripted-sounding cell phone conversations held while the supposed plane was in an area lacking cell phone coverage.

    Bin Laden orchestrated all this mayhem by satellite phone, or by telepathy, without ever leaving the comfort of his cave in Afghanistan. I encourage you to believe this narrative because believing the alternative may cause you to lose your mind. Many people already have.

    And if you wish to be stubborn and refuse to believe the official narrative, then it becomes quite plausible to think that Nineleven was a lavish American hoax: that the three skyscrapers were mined by some Americans, that the Pentagon was hit by an American cruise missile fired by some more Americans and that Osama bin Laden was a CIA agent…

  117. annamaria says:
    @Molip

    https://cluborlov.wordpress.com:

    … the rest of Afghanistan has suddenly become rather placid, with bright-eyed, bushy-bearded Taliban lads armed with the latest and greatest US weapons patrolling markets and street corners. ISIS-K, America’s pet terrorists in Afghanistan, of the Bin Laden/Al Qaeda pedigree, have gone quiet. They used to regularly organize bomb blasts in Kabul, routinely killing hundreds of locals, but now the only place where they still blow people up is at the airport, which is also the only area still under American control.

    The Americans were nice enough to share their clever battle plan with their NATO allies, which is why Lord Pederast of England and Madame Petite-Pute of France (I can’t be bothered to look up their actual names) went public with news of this terrorist attack well before it transpired. Thirteen US servicemen died; many more locals died because surviving US servicemen opened fire on the victims. Nobody got court-martialed and nobody resigned; this is business as usual.

    Why the boys of ISIS-K were charged with this mission is obvious. The Americans need a reason to cut short the evacuation of their nationals and their local Afghani servants, as demanded by the Taliban, and now they have an excuse: the safety of their servicemen is paramount.

    War is a Racket: The MIC/CIA and the Giant Squid of Bankers need the eternal need in arms supply. And don’t forget the poppy fields that hav3 been flourishing under US protection: The US occupation saw a 15-fold increase in opium/heroin production. China had the Jewish Sassoons’ murderous opium racket protected by the British empire. Afghanistan had the CIA’s murderous opium racket.
    Opium lords and kingpins: https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/opium-wars-kingpins.htm

    • Replies: @annamaria
  118. annamaria says:
    @annamaria

    Long before Sacklers, the opium trade was a “Jewish Business” http://www.islam-radio.net/islam/english/jewishp/china/jew-opium-monopoly.htm

    The Jewish Encyclopedia of 1905 states that [in the 19th century] Sassoon [a Baghdadi Jew] expanded the opium trade into China and Japan. He placed his eight sons in charge of the various major opium exchanges in China…. Part of the profits went to Queen Victoria and the British government. … By 1880, the Sassoons became the richest Jews in the world next to the Rothschilds. …

    The entire trade was controlled by Jewish families only. Sassoon would not allow any other race to engage in “the Jews’ business” of importing and selling opium. Opium was strictly a Jewish monopoly, but these Jews were working under British passports. …

    When Britain gave the Jewish Sassoon family the exclusive franchise to distribute opium in China, the family needed a base of operations for the importing, processing, packaging, and distribution. Hong Kong was forcibly “leased” solely for the Sassoon family’s opium business.… The forcible introduction of opium into China was not some minor event. It extended for much more than 100 years, and totally devastated an entire nation of a billion people…

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Thanks: Iris
  119. All this talk of suicide bombings is so depressing.

    How about an injection of optimism ? And there’s no one better, no one more inspiring than the Commander-in-Chief himself.

    Fortunately, I have this video that’s just come to hand where Joe Biden drops in on Jimmy Dore for an interview.
    Now, we’ve all heard that chatter about Biden’s dementia and cognitive impairment.
    Well, don’t believe a word of it – it’s a Qanon/NKVD* smear campaign.

    Biden is as sharp as a tack.

    As this video proves:

    (*Contrary to conventional wisdom, the NKVD is still in operation. A few of it’s members are still alive and going strong. Yes, yes I know they’re in their late 90’s but they’re still as mischievous as ever and trying to destabilise America).

  120. Rambam says:

    Profits? Did you say Prophets?
    Mmm, now let me think. 🤔

    On a side note Pepe, check out this NY Post headline:

    At least 13 US service members killed, 18 injured in ISIS blasts outside Kabul airport

    By Emily Crane and Tamar Lapin

    August 26, 2021 9:59am Updated

    Some interesting numbers and names in there.
    These usually escape the unsuspecting, trusting goy or Brazilian (((journalist))) who are only seeking the truth and love ‘Merica.

    Shalom and Chai

  121. @Billy Ash

    A good genius would have destroyed America as a nation much faster : let’s face it, it is a pirate republic that succeeded. It has not been highjacked by Jews and White Zionist accomplices, it was right from the start a pirate vessel peopled with riff-raff claiming of Zion that were to be hanged unless the wrought their havoc far away to destroy as many enemies of the Jews as possible with a rifle in the right hand and an Old Testament in their left. It is a pirate state that mastered the art of virtue signalling on top of the rest. The Northerners were better would-be jews fancied out of the Old Testament, the Southerners better real talmudic Jews and shabboth goys. Never forget that the greater part of White supremacism American style consisted in proclaiming that Anglo-Saxons owed their qualities as conquerors to the fancied fact that they descended from lost Jewish tribes having remained closer to the original model than the Jews themselves who had somewhat intermixed with Berbers or Khazars : the whiter you were the purer was your Jewish blood. Only Austria came out with an antisemitic version of White supremacism much later. White supremacism came to be defeated only when the K-12 educational system had finished imposing Darwinism instead of Biblical literalism, only when actual science won over. Don’t forget that the real colonizers of America were not prisoners to any form of idealism and humanistic common sense as you are : they were all gangsters and grifters. The beautiful constitution was intended to make the suckers abroad pay and send more riff-raff, more slaves.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  122. barr says:
    @israel shamir

    I was watching Gen Patreus on BBC few days in the withdrawing of the troops . He said : Civil war is preferable to Taliban takeover . BBC did not push back .Let alone doing that BBC brought him again for few more appearances .

    So he must be very happy having seen the blood shed in the airport unless he was wishing solely for Afghani dying from his vision for future of Afghanistan .
    A degenerate human with no accountability can get away with these because of the degenerate BBC can cloud the moral for the service of the fragile impotent angry debased ego.

    One hopes that Taliban throws BBC out .

  123. anon[151] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s always the Jews!
    When you fund all sides in any conflict you always win.

  124. JDUP777 says:
    @israel shamir

    Why did Biden go against the deep state of he is a deep state creature? Who pulled his strings and why?

  125. @A Half Naked Fakir

    Like any clandestine organization – they have “legitimate” people who support them. I mean look at Al Qaeda… Bin Laden was still getting plenty of support from Saudi business men. How do you think he was able to afford that palace in pakistan he was living in.

  126. Anonymous[178] • Disclaimer says:
    @Francis Miville

    Butt-plug say what?

  127. Daisy says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Agree. Is there even any proof that a terrorist bomb really did go off in Kabul. All we have as usual is a ‘Reuters’ report.

  128. Those familiar with deagel.com and their depopulation promotion for 2025 will know that it’s the European nations who’ll take a beating.
    So…
    The west has pulled out of Afghanistan, meaning Russia, China and Iran will move in to boot out ISIS (Israel). This, in turn, I believe will result in an increase activity of ISIS within Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, UAE, Oman and possibly Turkey, to increase pressure upon Iran, the main target of ISIS.
    I also expect to see far more ISIS activity in Europe and what they will begin to experience with suicide bombings, or (what I believe) planted bombs, blamed on patsies.

    Whatever happens, the ramping up, on world chaos is going to continue, up to 2025 and the new SPARS-25 virus.

    • Replies: @anon
  129. anon[272] • Disclaimer says:
    @White Elephant

    This is I am thinking that Taliban would seek help from China Iran Russia and even Pakistan to come and clean the ISIS . But will they be allowed to leave the way as BBC has earlier documented ISIS was from Syria under the gaze of US -UK or will they be killed? The usual choirs of killing the anti Taliban will saturate US UK media again .

    Turkey Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have enough resources to use externally them but they might decide simply to kill them or absorb them .

  130. Cui bono?

    CIA, as always.

    • Replies: @anon
  131. @mulga mumblebrain

    Yeah supposedly they had a drone attack that killed two individuals who they say are the planners. So how is it they could find out the planners so quickly – but couldn’t stop the attacks. ..? Makes one roll the eyes

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  132. denk says:

    AQ was CIA’S database of their jihadist mercs.

    TTP was incubated at Penny Lane GItmo. [1]

    ISIS was conceived at camp Burka,

    Tip of an iceberg.

    This is an open secret.
    The five liars breeds terrorists, including the TTP , Baloch militants who target Chinese in Pak and the ETM mercs who terrorised Xinjiang,

    Unlike the civilised west, China doesnt bomb these jihadists to high heaven, CCP set up re-education camps to detox them,

    Whaddya know !
    The five terrorists breeders who killed millions of Muslims themselves wanna nail the chicoms for so-called genocide of their beloved Uighurs. !

    Canada leads international coalition calling on China to allow investigators free access to Xinjiang

    Hubris like this gotta be respected.

    hehehehe

    [1]
    https://www.unz.com/pescobar/new-great-game-gets-back-to-basics/#comment-4790300

    • Agree: Showmethereal
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  133. @moi

    How does Bennett get to keep his yamulka attached to the back of his cranium? Gum? Bluetac? I’ve never seen another Jew wear it there. What does it indicate?

  134. @denk

    China needs to teach the Canuck fascists a really hard lesson. With a regime run by an hereditary Ukronazi fascist, Freedland (Trudeau being a puppet)the Canadians have some gall making up these Evil lies, particularly as hundreds of murdered Indigenous children are dug up from mass graves across Canada.

    • Replies: @denk
  135. @showmethereal

    The presstitute vermin peddle it without question, and the proles swallow it, like loyal slime moulds. Hold on-they’ve just discovered that slime moulds have intelligence, so I’d better find some new comparison.

  136. denk says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    The five terrorists are world class genocidists.
    If there’s an Olympic event for slaughtering civilians they’d clean up the medals.

    [MORE]

    This blood soaked Murder Inc has the gall to frame China for the very crime that they excel at.

    The chutzpah !

    Am i the only one who’s sick of this nauseating ,never ending bandits crying robbery BS?

    dUNNO what the hell is CCP waiting ?
    Forchrissake , sue the five liars at UN for their 1001 crimes against humanities.
    I wont even dignify it as war crimes, there aint no wars but one sided slaughters of defenseless third worlders.
    I bet the entire Africa , ME, all the world’s oppressed would be very keen to get back at these pompous [email protected]#\$%^

    We dont need no ICC kangaroo court either.
    Here’s the smoking gunfrom the horse mouth.

    Exhibit
    Afghan
    According to the Toronto newspaper The Globe and Mail, a Pentagon official told CNN that, “The people there are dead because we wanted them dead.”

    Admiral Michael Boyce, the war on Afghanistan is aimed at ratcheting up civilian misery in hopes that Afghans will oust the Taliban. “The squeeze will carry on until the people of the country themselves recognize that this is going to go on until they get the leadership changed,

    Ex YUgo
    If you wake up in the morning and you have no power to your house and no gas to your stove and the bridge you take to work is down and will be lying in the Danube for the next 20 years, I think you begin to ask, ‘Hey, Slobo, what’s this all about? How much more of this do we have to withstand?’”

    Iraq
    Thomas Nagy, a business professor at George Washington University, says that Washington knowingly violated Article 54 of the Geneva Convention, which prohibits any country from undermining “objects indispensable to the survival of (another country’s) civilian population,” including drinking water installations and supplies. Writing in the September 2001 issue of The Progressive, Nagy cites recently declassified documents that show the United States was aware of the civilian health consequences of destroying Iraq’s drinking water and sanitation systems in the Gulf War, and knew that sanctions would prevent the Iraqi government from repairing the degraded facilities. Coalition forces bombed Iraq’s eight multi-purpose dams, destroying flood control systems, irrigation, municipal and industrial water storage, and hydroelectric power. Major pumping stations were targeted, and municipal water and sewage facilities were destroyed.

    Tip of an iceberg.

    http://www.swans.com/library/art7/gowans11.html

    • Thanks: annamaria
  137. aandrews says:

    Why the loss of Afghanistan ultimately ends the Empire
    ZeroHedge
    Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 – 7:08

    Afghan rescue missions will have to wrap up by 31 August deadline. After that date, all foreign troops must withdraw from Afghanistan. But the Empire was not a party to the American administration’s deal with the Taliban and it is all but certain that the imperial establishment will seek to sabotage it and hold onto Afghanistan by hook or by crook.

    On cue, only 11 days after the Taliban takeover, ISIS (allegedly ISIS-K variant) emerged out of nowhere to stage a terror attack at Kabul airport killing at least 103 people, including 13 American soldiers and 28 Taliban fighters. The very next day, former head of the CIA and President Obama Defense Secretary Leon Panetta went on CNN to state that the U.S. troops would have to go back into combat in Afghanistan to fight ISIS, of course.

  138. Ron Unz says:

    There was a very active discussion here on the 9/11 attacks, which really should have been on the 9/11 article that ran a couple of days earlier, so I’ve relocated it there:

    https://www.unz.com/article/9-11-was-a-straussian-coup/

  139. denk says:

    On Afghan…..

    Canada leads international coalition calling on China to allow investigators free access to Xinjiang

    [MORE]

    Canada and Oz are ‘leading’ the crusades these days while FUKUS are leading from behind.
    While the canucks and ozzies reel from the blowback FUS reap the windfall.
    With ‘big bro’ like this , who needs an enemy ?
    [1]

    Anyway, Canada and Oz have been up to its ears in FUKUS wars since time immemorial, they can hardly plead innocence on the Day of JUdgement by their creators.
    But Dont think they believe in gawd anymore else they wouldnt be indulging
    in such wanton destruction of gawd’s creations.

    Exhibit A
    Afghan

    while we take care of some nasty business in the dessert. The Canadians also participated. Joining “the largest ever helicopter assault involving the Canadian air force,” Captain Mathieu Bergeron of Edmonton gushed, “There are helicopters everywhere. It’s awesome.” It’s too bad the Afghans didn’t send a delegation. A lone athlete could march in carrying a white flag, to a rousing ovation, too, no doubt.

    [2]

    Ex Yugo…

    Canadians, sad to say, have played a grim role in the whole affair, out of all proportion to the country’s size. Canadian politicians boast that Canada’s pilots flew 10 percent of the sorties against Yugoslavia, the third greatest number, after the UK and the US. They don’t mention the obvious implication: Canada killed 10 percent of the people.

    [3]

    Iraq…

    [1]
    eVErybody whines about AIPAC,
    why u aint seen IPAC, ?
    https://citizensparty.org.au/friends-these-fake-concern-australias-winemakers

    [2]
    https://dissidentvoice.org/2010/05/top-killing/

    [3]
    http://www.swans.com/library/art7/gowans02.html

  140. ProudBLM says:
    @Avery

    The “Suicide Bombing” of the Marine Base in Beirut has the fingerprints of the usual suspects hands all over it. The idea was that the US govt would believe that Syria/Iran was behind it all and needed to be punished by a “Gulf of Tonkin” operation by the 6th Fleet nearby. The poor Shia “jihadi” that drove the truck did’nt even realise that his seat was rigged to trigger the explosives ONLY when he got out of the seat to run!

  141. @Wokechoke

    Americans are not my countrymen and it’s not my fight. That’s not a matter of choice but of objective fact. Whether the “Founding Fathers” meant for it to be that or not, the US is now a “proposition nation”. And since I don’t buy into the proposition, I’m not an American. I might still consider myself an American in some sense if I had been born here and if I were descended from Americans, but neither of those is true.

    If a fight started right now between ZOG and the opponents of ZOG, the goal of the latter would be, in essence, to return the US to the 1980s in terms of society and government. That is to say, there would still be “democracy” and there would still be citizenship for Jews, blacks, and women. I don’t favor any of that. What I do favor are medieval moral standards, including the death penalty for homosexuals; absolute monarchy; and an all-White population to be achieved through the expulsion of non-Whites. Women would not be citizens but mere nationals and would be completely barred from politics and from many professions, such as the law. Additionally, while in public they would have to dress modestly and go around in a head cover, like the Virgin Mary.

    However, for my views to become prevalent, the US will first have to ride the democracy-diversity train all the way to hell, which is certainly its destination. Only then will my non-countrymen perhaps be disabused of their belief in the rightness of their country’s civic creed.

  142. anon[381] • Disclaimer says:
    @SaneClownPosse

    Do not miss India as one of the 3 players -other two are Israel and Zionized USA.

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