Afghanistan News Links 16-17 August 2021

17 August 2021 • 21:00 — The New Dark Age

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Afghan VP Saleh Declares Presidency, Organizes Resistance

WATCH: Afghan man records video sitting atop FAIRING of US military plane taxiing at Kabul airport

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Reflections on the Events in Afghanistan – 2

17 August 2021 — Indian Punchline

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (second from Left) in talks with the visiting composite delegation of senior Afghan politicians of erstwhile Northern Alliance, Islamabad, Aug 16, 2021

2. The green shoots of politics are reappearing

The explosion of life is unstoppable. The first buds are edging their roots from the dirt no sooner than Ashraf Ghani fled Kabul on Sunday, without telling anyone, carrying a massive loot of ill-begotten wealth stolen from his people. And the green shoots of political recovery are appearing.

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