Afghanistan News Links 15-16 August 2021

16 August 2021 • 22:30 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Making a “No Shit” Headline Permanent…For a While.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2021/08/making-no-shit-headline-permanentfor.html

Rapid Taliban Takeover Shows How Little US Understood Afghanistan
https://popularresistance.org/rapid-taliban-takeover-shows-how-little-us-understood-afghanistan/

Afghanistan’s Promising Socialist Future Killed Off By U.S. Imperialism
https://popularresistance.org/afghanistans-promising-socialist-future-killed-off-by-u-s-imperialism/

Afghanistan Shenanigans
https://popularresistance.org/afghanistan-shenanigans/

Afghanistan: Another 200 UK troops sent to Kabul evacuation
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58235707

Afghanistan: UK and US must protect Afghan activists – Malala
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58237871

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan back with a bang
http://thesaker.is/the-islamic-emirate-of-afghanistan-back-with-a-bang/

Afghanistan: In pictures: Kabul – a day after Taliban takeover
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-58225117

UK military commander: ‘We’ve betrayed’ Afghans who helped British troops’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58231760

The Taliban’s Sweeping Victory Leaves Afghans Reeling
https://southfront.org/the-talibans-sweeping-victory-leaves-afghans-reeling/

As German military plane FAILS to land in Kabul, Merkel calls US-led Afghanistan mission ‘NOT AS SUCCESSFUL’ as hoped
https://www.rt.com/news/532237-germany-merkel-kabul-airport/

WATCH: Taliban fighters fire warning shots outside Kabul airport as crowds of Afghans try to enter facility
https://www.rt.com/news/532236-taliban-patrol-kabul-airport/

Lightning Hit Washington Monument When Taliban Claimed Victory In Afghanistan
https://southfront.org/lightning-hit-washington-monument-when-taliban-claimed-victory-in-afghanistan/

High-res satellite photos shows Kabul airport chaos as crowds of Afghans swarm runway in desperate effort to flee (PHOTOS)
https://www.rt.com/news/532220-kabul-airport-satellite-photos/

You have to acknowledge the Taliban is the new ‘governing entity’ of Afghanistan, former US diplomat tells RT
https://www.rt.com/news/532170-ann-wright-taliban-takeover/

Afghanistan: The Worst US Failure In Recent Decades
https://southfront.org/afghanistan-the-worst-us-failure-in-recent-decades/

Afghanistan – Chaos Pictures Increase Fallout From U.S. Defeat
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/08/afghanistan-chaos-pictures-increase-fallout-from-us-defeat.html

Ousted president who fled Afghanistan with ‘bags of cash’ wrote article in 1989 predicting end of Soviet ‘puppet regime’ in Kabul
https://www.rt.com/news/532183-ghani-afghanistan-collapse-soviet-regime-article/

From US withdrawal to fall of Kabul: A timeline of the Taliban’s rapid takeover of Afghanistan
https://www.rt.com/news/532192-afghanistan-kaliban-takeover-timeline/

7 killed in Kabul airport chaos as military evacuation INTERRUPTED by desperate Afghan civilians after regular flights CANCELED
https://www.rt.com/news/532206-kabul-airport-military-evacuation-chaos/

Ending as it began: Iranian press compares Afghans falling from US planes to 9/11 jumpers
https://www.rt.com/news/532186-iranian-press-afghanistan-us/

‘World has gone Covid-mad’: Afghans fleeing Taliban need negative PCR test to board now-suspended commercial flights out of Kabul
https://www.rt.com/news/532162-covid-test-afghan-flights-kabul-taliban/

Afghans reportedly plunge to their deaths after trying to cling to US military plane taking off from Kabul (UNVERIFIED VIDEO)
https://www.rt.com/news/532143-kabul-fall-death-plane-airport-afghanistan/

Afghanistan: To be Integrated into China’s “Belt and Road”
https://www.globalresearch.ca/afghanistan-country-where-history-marked-tombstones/5753147

Was America Attacked by Afghanistan on September 11, 2001?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/was-america-attacked-by-afghanistan-on-september-11-2001/5307151

Opening And Closing US Embassies-From Sierra Leone To Afghanistan
https://popularresistance.org/opening-and-closing-us-embassies-from-sierra-leone-to-afghanistan/

Kabul has Fallen, by Kenn Orphan + U.S.-backed Afghan Government Surrenders to the Taliban
https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2021/08/16/kabul-has-fallen-by-kenn-orphan-u-s-backed-afghan-government-surrenders-to-the-taliban/

How the Taliban stormed across Afghanistan in ten days
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-58232525

A Strengthening Brotherhood between the Armies of China and Russia
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/16/a-strengthening-brotherhood-between-the-armies-of-china-and-russia/

From US withdrawal to fall of Kabul: A timeline of the Taliban’s rapid takeover of Afghanistan
https://www.rt.com/news/532192-afghanistan-kaliban-takeover-timeline/

Austria to keep returning illegal aliens to Afghanistan, as govt calls for deportation centers in nearby Middle Eastern countries
https://www.rt.com/news/532201-austria-afghanistan-deportation-centers/

7 killed in Kabul airport chaos as military evacuation INTERRUPTED by desperate Afghan civilians after regular flights CANCELED
https://www.rt.com/news/532206-kabul-airport-military-evacuation-chaos/

‘All flights uncontrolled’: Civil aviation body tells airlines to steer clear of Afghan airspace after Taliban takes Kabul
https://www.rt.com/news/532202-afghan-airspace-travel-flights/

Afghanistan: Media Gives Cover to US Troops’ Slaughter of Civilians Fleeing Taliban
https://www.mintpressnews.com/afghanistan-media-gives-cover-to-us-troops-slaughter-of-civilians-fleeing-taliban/278237/

The Taliban Take Kabul
https://southfront.org/the-taliban-take-kabul/

Iranian President Raisi says US ‘defeat’ in Afghanistan may be chance for new-found peace as Taliban takes over
https://www.rt.com/news/532191-iranian-president-raisi-us-defeat-afghanistan/

‘Why are these believers running away from Sharia?’: Indian ruling party politician mocks fleeing Afghans as Taliban takes over
https://www.rt.com/news/532189-india-afghans-taliban-sharia-law/

Creative Associates International (CAI): It’s Not Exactly the CIA, But Close Enough

https://www.mintpressnews.com/creative-associates-international-cai-its-not-exactly-the-cia-but-close-enough/278207/

The Taliban take Kabul by Dr Binoy Kampmark

It unfolded as a story of fleeing. The Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, taking flight to Tajikistan, giving little clue of his intentions to colleagues. The fleeing of the infamous Abdul Rashid Dostum, a warlord assured to fight another day. The fleeing of tens of thousands of residents out of the city of Kabul, long seen as beyond the reach of insurgents. The fleeing of Coalition embassy personnel, aided by freshly deployed troops from the United States and the UK sent into Afghanistan as a matter of urgency. The Taliban had taken Kabul.
https://countercurrents.org/2021/08/the-taliban-take-kabul/

Cry, the Beloved Humanity by Mitali Chakravarty

As I watched the Taliban drive through villages of Afghanistan on TV, there were glimpses of women in burqas who sat on the ground, seemingly breaking bread with others. Were there children too? Children who should have been in school? What will happen to all the girls? Will they have the privilege of an education?
https://countercurrents.org/2021/08/cry-the-beloved-humanity/

Taliban starts collecting weapons from civilians, claims people can feel safe under its rule
https://www.rt.com/news/532167-afghan-taliban-kabul-weapons/

EU coordinating evacuation of Afghan staff as chaos grips Kabul
https://www.rt.com/news/532147-afghan-eu-kabul-flights-europe/

Saakashvili Claims Afghans Lost Because They Had No Will To Fight “Unlike Georgians”
https://southfront.org/saakashvili-claims-afghans-lost-because-they-had-no-will-to-fight-unlike-georgians/

Chaos At Kabul Airport As Civilian Flights Suspended Indefinitely
https://southfront.org/chaos-at-kabul-airport-as-civilian-flights-suspended-indefinitely/

‘Hacked’ account of Afghan embassy in India denounces self-exiled ‘traitor’ president in expletive-filled tweet
https://www.rt.com/news/532138-afghan-embassy-india-twitter/
Afghanistan conflict: The Air India flight out on a fateful Sunday

UNVERIFIED VIDEO: Afghans reportedly plunge to their deaths after trying to cling to US military plane taking off from Kabul
https://www.rt.com/news/532143-kabul-fall-death-plane-airport-afghanistan/

EU coordinating evacuation of Afghan staff as chaos grips Kabul
https://www.rt.com/news/532147-afghan-eu-kabul-flights-europe/

Saakashvili Claims Afghans Lost Because They Had No Will To Fight “Unlike Georgians”
https://southfront.org/saakashvili-claims-afghans-lost-because-they-had-no-will-to-fight-unlike-georgians/

Chaos At Kabul Airport As Civilian Flights Suspended Indefinitely
https://southfront.org/chaos-at-kabul-airport-as-civilian-flights-suspended-indefinitely/

Ashraf Ghani Was Always the Greatest Obstacle to Peace in Afghanistan
https://www.globalresearch.ca/ashraf-ghani-always-greatest-obstacle-peace-afghanistan/5753082

UK confident it can get Britons out of Afghanistan, Ben Wallace says
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58228190

Africa’s Ever-Deepening Imperialist Hell, And The Revolutionary Movement That Can End It
https://seeyouin2020.blogspot.com/2021/08/africas-ever-deepening-imperialist-hell.html

Afghanistan: US takes control of Kabul airport to evacuate staff from country
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58227029

The Taliban Take Kabul
https://orientalreview.org/2021/08/16/the-taliban-take-kabul/

The papers: ‘The West flees’ as ‘Taliban rule returns’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-58226312

The Taliban take Kabul
https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/08/the-taliban-take-kabul/
Chaotic scenes at Kabul airport as Afghans flee Taliban

Biden Could Have Spared Afghanistan and US 6 Months of Pointless War by Just Ending It
https://thiscantbehappening.net/biden-could-have-spared-afghanistan-and-the-us-six-months-of-pointless-war-by-just-ending-it/

Biden To Address Crisis In Afghanistan “In Next Few Days”
https://southfront.org/biden-to-address-crisis-in-afghanistan-in-next-few-days/

Chaos At Kabul Airport As Civilian Flights Suspended Indefinitely
https://southfront.org/chaos-at-kabul-airport-as-civilian-flights-suspended-indefinitely/

Ashraf Ghani Was Always the Greatest Obstacle to Peace in Afghanistan
https://www.globalresearch.ca/ashraf-ghani-always-greatest-obstacle-peace-afghanistan/5753082

The Great Washington Ponzi Scheme in Afghanistan Comes Crashing Down
https://www.globalresearch.ca/great-washington-ponzi-scheme-afghanistan-comes-crashing-down/5753038

US And NATO Are Aghast At Upcoming Night In Kabul (Videos)
https://southfront.org/us-and-nato-are-aghast-at-upcoming-night-in-kabul-videos/

At least 3 people reportedly killed amid chaos at Kabul airport as US troops fire in air to disperse fleeing Afghans (VIDEOS)
https://www.rt.com/news/532137-kabul-airport-us-troops-gunfire/

‘Hacked’ account of Afghan embassy in India denounces self-exiled ‘traitor’ president in unprintable tweet
https://www.rt.com/news/532138-afghan-embassy-india-twitter/

US to boost Afghanistan presence to 6,000 troops as it ‘takes steps’ to secure Kabul airport amid mass evacuation
https://www.rt.com/news/532130-afghanistan-airport-secure-troops/

WATCH: Traffic jams, chaos at Kabul airport as thousands try to flee Taliban takeover
https://www.rt.com/news/532126-kabul-airport-evacuation-chaos/

Taliban spokesman says Afghan war is over, militants convinced ‘foreign forces won’t repeat failed experience in Afghanistan’
https://www.rt.com/news/532127-taliban-afghan-war-foreign-failure/

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