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Posted: May 14, 2021 - 3:59pm


This is an op-ed article by Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times

What Joe Biden and I Saw After the U.S. Invaded Afghanistan

Back when we visited in 2002, there was hope that America could help make the country better.  NYT


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Gotta love the condescending arrogance of ethnic cleansing terrorist patriots like Mr. Friedman.   Every time he writes on foreign policy issues, I do not see visions of sugar plums and fairies dancing through my head.

I see visions of dead Americans and dead people who look like Americans dancing through my head.  Along with far greater numbers of dead innocent brown-skinned civilians.

Carry on.  

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Posted: May 14, 2021 - 3:48pm

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Russian bounties on US occupation troops in Afghanistan.

I love the lead comment on the YouTube page:

Martin A.

2 weeks ago       Folks dumb enough to believe that Taliban fighters need to be paid bounties to want to kill an occupying force should not cross the street by themselves.


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Posted: May 2, 2021 - 1:45pm


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Posted: Apr 24, 2021 - 7:38am

Biden isn’t ending the Afghanistan War, he’s privatizing it: Special Forces, Pentagon contractors, intelligence operatives will remain
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Posted: Apr 19, 2021 - 8:43am

"Taliban leaders say Americans have all the clocks, but they have all the time."
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Posted: Apr 14, 2021 - 10:47am

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Maybe. Because feministic concerns...

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Posted: Apr 13, 2021 - 10:17am

Biden to announce withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11
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Posted: Jun 27, 2020 - 12:07pm

Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says
This Russia-Afghanistan Story Is Western Propaganda At Its Most Vile
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Posted: Feb 29, 2020 - 12:11pm

U.S. Strikes Deal With Taliban to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan
westslope

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Posted: Dec 10, 2019 - 1:48pm

The regimes in the late 20th century that enjoyed the most success in coming close to eliminating narcotics production were authoritarian regimes that were generally perceived of as being enemies of the USA.

It is understandable given that the USA is the most drug-addled society in human history.   Americans sure love their drugs.  

I should add that the Soviets got a taste of opiate addiction in the 1980s, didn't they?   Managed to further demoralize Soviet troops in a questionable war.
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Posted: Dec 9, 2019 - 6:25pm



 westslope wrote:
Prior the US invasion and occupation, had not the Taliban government succeeded in largely eliminating the poppy trade?
 
But then they needed the cash and revived it

westslope

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Posted: Dec 9, 2019 - 5:58pm

Prior to the US invasion and occupation, had not the Taliban government succeeded in largely eliminating the poppy trade?

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Posted: Dec 9, 2019 - 3:21pm



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Yeah, but the poppies were getting through.
{#Whistle}
 
I think that early on, when the US could get into Taliban areas, they should have sprayed roundup over some poppy fields and then met with the landowners, then gave them enough money to get through the time needed to plant and harvest another crop. Explain that next time it would be soil sterilant and they wouldn't be able to grow anything for 3 years.

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Posted: Dec 9, 2019 - 10:09am

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The Afghanistan Papers A secret history of the war
At war with the truth
U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it.
 
Yeah, but the poppies were getting through.{#Whistle}
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Posted: Dec 9, 2019 - 9:41am

The Afghanistan Papers A secret history of the war
At war with the truth
U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it.
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Posted: Jun 11, 2019 - 6:56am



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How US "good guys" wiped out an Afghan family
An airstrike on Masih’s house had killed his wife and all his seven children, alongside four young cousins. His youngest child was just four years old.

In the following weeks, as grief consumed Masih, so did an intense need for answers. Who had killed his family and why?

His journey to find out would last more than eight months, pit him against military and government officials, and see him face obfuscation and denials. It would lead him to work alongside the Bureau and journalists from The New York Times, putting together a puzzle piece by piece. Ultimately it would lead to one definitive conclusion - the US military had dropped the fatal bomb.

His story is one window into the struggles faced by families across Afghanistan every day. Airstrikes are raining down on the country, with US and Afghan operations now killing more civilians than the insurgency for the first time in a decade. But getting confirmation of who has carried out a fatal strike is often impossible. An apology, or any form of public accountability, is even harder to obtain.

The US denied repeatedly that it had bombed Masih’s house, or even that any airstrike in his area had taken place. But using satellite imagery, photos and open source content, we proved that denial false. Following our investigation, the military has now admitted that it did conduct a strike in that location, but it still denies it resulted in civilian deaths.

 

That hurts, terrible. 
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Posted: Jun 11, 2019 - 1:22am

 R_P wrote:
How US "good guys" wiped out an Afghan family
An airstrike on Masih’s house had killed his wife and all his seven children, alongside four young cousins. His youngest child was just four years old.

In the following weeks, as grief consumed Masih, so did an intense need for answers. Who had killed his family and why?

His journey to find out would last more than eight months, pit him against military and government officials, and see him face obfuscation and denials. It would lead him to work alongside the Bureau and journalists from The New York Times, putting together a puzzle piece by piece. Ultimately it would lead to one definitive conclusion - the US military had dropped the fatal bomb.

His story is one window into the struggles faced by families across Afghanistan every day. Airstrikes are raining down on the country, with US and Afghan operations now killing more civilians than the insurgency for the first time in a decade. But getting confirmation of who has carried out a fatal strike is often impossible. An apology, or any form of public accountability, is even harder to obtain.

The US denied repeatedly that it had bombed Masih’s house, or even that any airstrike in his area had taken place. But using satellite imagery, photos and open source content, we proved that denial false. Following our investigation, the military has now admitted that it did conduct a strike in that location, but it still denies it resulted in civilian deaths.


 
Wikipedia:
war crime is an act that constitutes a serious violation of the laws of war that gives rise to individual criminal responsibility. Examples of war crimes include intentionally killing civilians ... destroying civilian property, ...and seriously violating the principles of distinction and proportionality, and military necessity.

Sounds like someone has a case to answer to before the ICC.. oh, wait.


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Posted: Jun 10, 2019 - 11:09am

How US "good guys" wiped out an Afghan family
An airstrike on Masih’s house had killed his wife and all his seven children, alongside four young cousins. His youngest child was just four years old.

In the following weeks, as grief consumed Masih, so did an intense need for answers. Who had killed his family and why?

His journey to find out would last more than eight months, pit him against military and government officials, and see him face obfuscation and denials. It would lead him to work alongside the Bureau and journalists from The New York Times, putting together a puzzle piece by piece. Ultimately it would lead to one definitive conclusion - the US military had dropped the fatal bomb.

His story is one window into the struggles faced by families across Afghanistan every day. Airstrikes are raining down on the country, with US and Afghan operations now killing more civilians than the insurgency for the first time in a decade. But getting confirmation of who has carried out a fatal strike is often impossible. An apology, or any form of public accountability, is even harder to obtain.

The US denied repeatedly that it had bombed Masih’s house, or even that any airstrike in his area had taken place. But using satellite imagery, photos and open source content, we proved that denial false. Following our investigation, the military has now admitted that it did conduct a strike in that location, but it still denies it resulted in civilian deaths.

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Posted: Nov 15, 2018 - 1:33pm

 R_P wrote: 
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Funny that.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2018 - 1:16pm

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