Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’


The private mercenaries are now reported to be leaving as well. According to Abby, only “1500” of them are armed soldiers of fortune. They cannot last without US military support. The Taliban may have won everything.

However, the summer-long delay of the withdrawal is a window for escalation by both sides, and may scrap the entire end of the war. The Taliban has already threatened retaliation if the US remains after May 1.



That was real FAKE NEWS, but the purveyors of the FAKE NEWS receive no penalties of any kind.

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Journalists, Learning They Spread a CIA Fraud About Russia, Instantly Embrace a New One

18,000 imperial mercenaries aren’t going anywhere
Biden’s Claim To Be Ending America’s Longest War Misleading

As of January, more than 18,000 contractors remained in Afghanistan, according to a Defense Department report, when official troop totals had been reduced to 2,500.

 “Regardless of whether the 3500 acknowledged U.S. troops leave Afghanistan, the U.S. military will still be present in the form of thousands of special operations and CIA personnel in and around Afghanistan, through dozens of squadrons of manned attack aircraft and drones stationed on land bases and on aircraft carriers in the region, and by hundreds of cruise missiles on ships and submarines.”

12-year-old Bilal survived a December 2018 night raid on his madrassa in Afghanistan’s Wardak Province, during which 12 other boys were massacred. “There were Americans in the corridor,” Bilal told The Intercept. “We could hear them speaking.”
THE CIA’S AFGHAN DEATH SQUADS

U.S.-Backed Militia That Kills Children May Be America’s Exit Strategy

EDITOR’S NOTE:

PFB was founded about 12 years ago mainly as a searchable depository of news stories that are buried and ignored by the imperial/corporatist media establishment. Holding the CIA accountable is not possible in this political climate. This is a horror-filled dark age, and this site stores some of the evidence to show it.

CIA Document From WikiLeaks Sheds Critical Light

Greenwald is back. Leaving The Intercept is the best thing that could have happened.

“What made this document so fascinating, so revealing, is the CIA’s discussion of how to manipulate public opinion to ensure it remains at least tolerant if not supportive of Endless War and, specifically, the vital role President Obama played for the CIA in packaging and selling U.S. wars around the world.”

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Complete bullshit war propaganda exposed, but it still succeeded in preventing an end to the Afghan war.

 

How the Pentagon failed to sell Afghan government’s bunk ‘Bountygate’ story to US intelligence agencies 

 

In ‘Russian Bounty’ Story, Evidence-Free Claims From Nameless Spies Became Fact Overnight

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The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia

 

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Three steps forward two-and-a-half back?

 

A spokesman for the Taliban has denied that they accepted Russia-paid bounties to carry out attacks on Americans and other coalition soldiers, saying that the group needed no such encouragement for its operations. But one American official said the focus had been on criminals closely associated with the Taliban.

So not-Taliban-Taliban are the culprits now.

… the Taliban are known to have hired local criminals as freelancers, said Gen. Zaman Mamozai, the former police chief of the province.

This story gets more full of shit the more you read.

The central claim arrived with zero corroborating evidence that a wire transfer ever even happened.

When you’re talking about Afghan criminal networks with money, the obvious answer is: OPIUM TRAFFICKING. But, that gets no mention in the NY Times, as if there was no opium trafficking in the world’s #1 source for opium.

 

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General Patraeus, 2010:

 

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“To date, DOD has no corroborating evidence to validate the recent allegations found in open-source reports.”
Big surprise…