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1.  Afghanistan in Freefall: Deadly U.S. Sanctions Blamed for Shocking Humanitarian Crisis  

2022-01-14


Democracy Now!
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As Afghanistan faces a dire humanitarian crisis, we look at how more Afghans may die from U.S. sanctions than at the hands of the Taliban. The U.S.'s attempts to block support for the new de facto government have prevented vital funding from flowing to the nation's civil servants, particularly in educatio...
2.  UN Chief Calls for US to Release Frozen Afghan Funds  

2022-01-13


Antiwar dot com
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Antonio Guterres will meet with Blinken on Friday The post UN Chief Calls for US to Release Frozen Afghan Funds appeared first on News From Antiwar.com.
3.  U.S. plans – sanctions and famine for Afghanistan  

2021-09-16


Sanctions Kill Web Site
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By Sara Flounders posted on August 24, 2021 /workers.org/2021/08/58551/ Aug. 23 — U.S. politicians and journalists are all feigning deep concern about leaving behind tens of thousands of Afghans who worked for them. Meanwhile, U.S. financial institutions are busy planning a horrendous crisis for al...
4.  Afghans protest Washington’s starvation strategy  

2022-01-06


World Socialist Web Site
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With its draconian sanctions and illegal seizure of financial assets, Washington threatens to kill more Afghans by hunger in the coming months than were slaughtered in 20 years of war.
5.  Corporate Media Ignore US Sanctions Driving Starvation Threat in Afghanistan  

2021-12-27


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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With no mention of what was causing the crisis, or what kind of help was actually needed, Pannell's report had the effect of painting the US as a benevolent actor that just wasn't doing quite enough to address a largely inevitable situation.
6.  New UN Afghan Ambassador Is From Deposed US-Backed Government  

2021-12-18


Antiwar dot com
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The Taliban reiterated the call for UN representation The post New UN Afghan Ambassador Is From Deposed US-Backed Government appeared first on News From Antiwar.com.
7.  Steve Coll on How the U.S. Pursued Withdrawal Over Peace in Afghanistan & Let the Taliban Take Over  

2021-12-16


Democracy Now!
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As Afghanistan spirals into a humanitarian crisis after the abrupt U.S. withdrawal earlier this summer, we look at years of failed U.S. diplomacy that allowed the Taliban to seize power and leave the small nation in a state of disrepair. A New Yorker magazine investigation shows how the U.S. repeatedl...
8.  “No Food Available”: Afghanistan Faces Catastrophe as Donors Cut Humanitarian Aid to Taliban Gov't  

2021-12-16


Democracy Now!
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Afghanistan under the new Taliban government faces a humanitarian catastrophe this winter as the United States and other donors have cut off financial aid. The United Nations warns nearly 23 million people in Afghanistan — or more than half the population — face potentially life-threatening food shortages...
9.  A “Changed” Taliban Says It's Welcoming Women's Rights, & Now Wants $10 Billion From US  

2021-12-15


ZeroHedge News
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A “Changed” Taliban Says It's Welcoming Women's Rights, & Now Wants $10 Billion From US Not for the first time since the US exit fiasco in August, the Taliban are sending a message to the world that they've “changed“ - which includes being devoted to implementing education and jobs for girls and women...
10.  US Has No Plans to Release Afghan Funds as UN Warns Millions are Nearing Famine  

2021-12-15


Antiwar dot com
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The Taliban has been calling on the US to release the money The post US Has No Plans to Release Afghan Funds as UN Warns Millions are Nearing Famine appeared first on News From Antiwar.com.
11.  No Punishment for US Troops Who Slaughtered 10 Afghan Civilians, Says Pentagon Chief  

2021-12-13


Common Dreams
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“If the Pentagon wants to come clean about this horrific event, it will release documents and videotapes that show who was responsible for key decisions and what technological failings were responsible.”
12.  Pentagon Decides No US Personnel Will Be Punished For Deadly Kabul Strike  

2021-12-14


ZeroHedge News
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Pentagon Decides No US Personnel Will Be Punished For Deadly Kabul Strike The Pentagon has concluded its extensive internal review of the August drone strike in Kabul that killed ten civilians, including seven children, which US officials initially lied about - claiming it was against a carefully vette...
13.  Climate famine in Afghanistan  

2021-12-08


The Ecologist
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Climate famine in Afghanistan Channel Comment brendan 8th December 2021 Teaser Media
14.  Taliban PM Seeks Global Help While Blasting Former US-Backed Regime As Mass Starvation Looms  

2021-11-28


ZeroHedge News
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Taliban PM Seeks Global Help While Blasting Former US-Backed Regime As Mass Starvation Looms Afghanistan’s Acting Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan is urging immediate international emergency help amid a spiraling economy and runaway inflation, while placing blame for Afghanistan's disastrous economi...
15.  The Guardian view on Afghanistan: a fast-developing disaster | Editorial  

2021-11-21


The Guardian
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As its economy implodes and the food crisis grows, its people feel betrayed. No wonderThe global attention has dissipated, but the crisis is intensifying. The bleak year that Afghans have endured is turning to a still bleaker winter. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) predicts that almost 23 million peopl...
16.  US to Pursue ISIS-K, al-Qaeda, in Over-the-Horizon Mission in Afghanistan  

2021-11-22


Antiwar dot com
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US to Pursue ISIS-K, al-Qaeda, in Over-the-Horizon Mission in Afghanistan | Austin: US will show relentless focus The post US to Pursue ISIS-K, al-Qaeda, in Over-the-Horizon Mission in Afghanistan appeared first on News From Antiwar.com.
18.  Pentagon Investigates Itself, Claims No Wrongdoing in Kabul Drone Strike That Slaughtered 10 Civilians  

2021-11-03


Antiwar dot com
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The review recommends no disciplinary action The post Pentagon Investigates Itself, Claims No Wrongdoing in Kabul Drone Strike That Slaughtered 10 Civilians appeared first on News From Antiwar.com.
19.  Pakistan: No Deal Allowing US Use of Pakistani Airspace  

2021-10-24


Antiwar dot com
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Pakistan: No Deal Allowing US Use of Pakistani Airspace | US officials claim deal with Pakistan is close The post Pakistan: No Deal Allowing US Use of Pakistani Airspace appeared first on News From Antiwar.com.
20.  ICC Will Not Investigate US War Crimes in Afghanistan New Probe  

2021-09-30


Antiwar dot com
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The prosecutor will focus on Taliban and ISIS-K The post ICC Will Not Investigate US War Crimes in Afghanistan New Probe appeared first on News From Antiwar.com.
21.  The War in Afghanistan Is What Happens When McKinsey Types Run Everything  

2021-08-28


Big by Matt Stoller
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The Afgan military was too dependent on US contractors to function after we left. The US military has the same problems.
22.  The Taliban Victory Is a Gift to Iran  

2021-09-17


The Dispatch
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The administration insists the two are enemies, but that is a misunderstanding of the divisions between Sunnis and Shiites.
23.  “A Big Money Funneling Operation” — Afghanistan Vet Reflects On Withdrawal Of US Forces  

2021-07-13


Michael Tracey
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As the withdrawal of US military forces from Afghanistan nears (apparent) completion, images of Bagram Airfield littered with deserted fleets of American-made vehicles — ripe for the taking of whoever ends up with control of that base — have come to exemplify the enormous waste our 20-year interventio...
24.  My own Forever War: Afghanistan and 9-11  

2021-10-02


Greg Palast
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Last week, Fawad Andarabi, a well-known folk singer in Afghanistan, invited the new Taliban leaders to his home to show his compliance and respect.  Taliban don’t approve of folk singing. But they enjoyed his luncheon, then took him out and shot him in the head. The same day I heard of Fawad’s execution...
25.  Corporate Beneficiaries of the post 9/11 Military Spending Spree  

2021-09-14


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Pentagon spending has totaled over $14 trillion (plus interest) since the start of the war in Afghanistan, with one-third to one-half of the total going to military contractors.
26.  The Biggest Lesson of Afghanistan  

2021-09-02


SHERO
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The end to America’s longest war comes today after a little less than twenty years, tens of thousands of lives, and trillions of dollars, including $6.5 trillion in estimated interest costs alone by 2050. This war has been our longest, and the cost will be paid off by generations of Americans, many o...
27.  Chris Hedges: The Empire Does Not Forgive  

2021-08-31


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The mandarins who oversee our collective suicide, despite repeated failure, doggedly insist the U.S. can reshape the world in its own image.  By Chris Hedges ScheerPost.com The Carthaginian general Hannibal, who came close to defeating the Roman Republic in the Second Punic War, committed
28.  Questions With New Reports That US Forces Gunned Down Civilians After Kabul Blast  

2021-08-28


Caitlin Johnstone
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Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ A new BBC report shows eyewitnesses at the scene of the deadly Kabul airport explosion on Thursday saying that a significant number of the 170 Afghans killed in the attack actually died from gunfire by the US-led […]
29.  Marine Lie tenant Colonel Fired After Demanding Accountability On Afghanistan  

2021-08-28


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Marine Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller announced Friday that he had been relieved for cause after he posted a video demanding accountability on Afghanistan
30.  Terror bombs, gunfire kill at least 72 in Afghanistan capital  

2021-08-27


World Socialist Web Site
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The coordinated attacks on a gate at the Kabul airport and at a nearby hotel killed and wounded at least 200 Afghan civilians and 27 US Marines.
31.  Exploitative Viral PR Photos Of Military Invaders With Afghan Kids  

2021-08-24


Caitlin Johnstone
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Mainstream news and social media cannot get enough photos of imperial invaders posing for photographs with small children in Afghanistan.  pic.twitter.com/9TSheCsLK4 — Barbara Starr (@barbarastarrcnn) August 23, 2021 Mass media narrative managers and military agencies alike have been spamming these image...
32.  I served in Afghanistan as a US Marine, twice. Here’s the truth in two sentences  

2021-08-24


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It was a lie. There was no effective Afganistani government nor military. There was just a big cash pipeline to fund a jobs program, to pay ghost soldiers, and to fund US contractors.
33.  The U.S. Government Lied For Two Decades About Afghanistan  

2021-08-18


Glenn Greenwald
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Using the same deceitful tactics they pioneered in Vietnam, U.S. political and military officials repeatedly misled the country about the prospects for success in Afghanistan.
34.  The Situation in Afghanistan Is Much Worse Than You Realize  

2021-06-27


The Dispatch
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The U.S. military is downplaying the Taliban’s gains, and the U.S. and U.N. are pretending there is a viable peace process.