Afghanistan News Links 16-17 August 2021

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

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

Afghan VP Saleh Declares Presidency, Organizes Resistance
https://southfront.org/afghan-vp-saleh-declares-presidency-organizes-resistance/

WATCH: Afghan man records video sitting atop FAIRING of US military plane taxiing at Kabul airport
https://www.rt.com/news/532336-kabul-airport-video-afghanistan-plane/

Afghanistan: Female Kabul resident fears for future under Taliban
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58252014

Afghan women to have rights within Islamic law, Taliban say
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58249952

Afghan Lesson For Uncle Sam’s Running Dogs, by Finian Cunningham + Afghanistan: Who’s to Blame and What Next?
https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2021/08/17/afghan-lesson-for-uncle-sams-running-dogs-by-finian-cunningham-afghanistan-whos-to-blame-and-what-next/

Taliban: ‘We will not allow the soil of Afghanistan to be used against anyone’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58249178

‘All the dreams have just gone’ – former Afghanistan captain’s fears for homeland
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58243348

Today’s Links
http://mikewhitneysgraspingatstraws.blogspot.com/2021/08/todays-links_17.html

Tearful Afghan reporter asks Nato for help
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58250062

Kite Runner author: ‘Sliver of hope’ for Afghanistan
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58245606

Afghanistan crisis: How America watched as Taliban won the war
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58245056

Afghanistan – Taliban Press Conference Notes
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/08/afghanistan-taliban-press-conference-notes.html

EU foreign policy chief: Taliban ‘WON THE WAR,’ we’ll have to talk to them – and acknowledge mistakes
https://www.rt.com/news/532330-eu-taliban-won-war-afghanistan/

Afghan Vice President Saleh declares himself legitimate caretaker president
https://www.rt.com/news/532320-afghanistan-saleh-ghani-president-taliban/

Taliban promises peace, amnesty, rights ‘within Sharia law’ & ‘narcotics-free’ Afghanistan in first intl media press conference
https://www.rt.com/news/532319-taliban-promises-peace-rights-afghanistan/

‘Heroes’: Small group of Afghan women protest in Kabul, demand Taliban regime does not roll back freedoms (VIDEOS)
https://www.rt.com/news/532313-afghanistan-women-taliban-protest/

In Video: Taliban Fighters Have Fun Celebrating Victory
https://southfront.org/in-video-taliban-fighters-have-fun-celebrating-victory/

Military Situation In Afghanistan On August 17, 2021 (Map Update)
https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-afghanistan-on-august-17-2021-map-update/

New Horrifying Footage Emerges As Evacuation From Kabul Resumes (Videos, 18+)
https://southfront.org/new-horrifying-footage-emerges-as-evacuation-from-kabul-resumes/

Video: The Taliban’s Sweeping Victory Leaves Afghans Reeling
https://www.globalresearch.ca/video-taliban-sweeping-victory-leaves-afghans-reeling/5753200

US must complete withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by September 11, Taliban spokesperson says
https://www.rt.com/news/532303-taliban-us-withdrawal-date/

Greece dismisses any chance of becoming ‘EU gateway’ for Afghan refugees amid Taliban crisis
https://www.rt.com/news/532299-greece-dismisses-gateway-eu-afghan-refugees/

Biden’s Afghanistan speech: America’s criminal war ends in debacle
by Patrick Martin
On Monday afternoon, US President Joe Biden delivered a nationally televised address in response to the collapse of the US-backed puppet government in Afghanistan. The scale and historical impact of the catastrophe suffered by American imperialism in Afghanistan, which in many respects exceeds even its defeat in the Vietnam War, found expression in the speech, perhaps the bleakest address by an American president in half a century.
https://countercurrents.org/2021/08/bidens-afghanistan-speech-americas-criminal-war-ends-in-debacle/

Taliban’s advance in Afghanistan leaves more than 40,000 wounded since June alone – Red Cross
https://www.rt.com/news/532295-taliban-afghanistan-red-cross-wounded/

But Afghanistan! German tabloid Bild chastises Merkel for being ‘in a good mood’ at documentary premiere amid Kabul chaos
https://www.rt.com/news/532292-merkel-movies-night-bild/

German tabloid Bild chastises Merkel for being ‘in a good mood’ at documentary premiere amid Kabul chaos
https://www.rt.com/news/532292-merkel-movies-night-bild/

Taliban Announce “General Amnesty”, Call On Women To Take Part In Government
https://southfront.org/taliban-announce-general-amnesty-call-on-women-to-take-part-in-government/

Afghanistan: UK’s Kabul evacuation operating at full pace – commander
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58244927

UK student who travelled to Afghanistan for holiday evacuated
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-58244518

Afghanistan crisis: How America watched as Taliban ‘won’ the war
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58245056

US Treatment Of Afghanistan Should Be A Warning For Ukraine: Kiev MP

‘Hurried’ withdrawal of US forces created more problems in Afghanistan, China says, calling Washington ‘irresponsible’
https://www.rt.com/news/532260-china-us-afghanistan-withdrawal/

Shocking video appears to show body dangling from US plane out of Kabul, ‘human remains’ later found in landing gear
https://www.rt.com/news/532251-human-remains-afghanistan-plane/

Indian embassy staff leave Afghanistan as military evacuation flights resume from Kabul airport after hiatus
https://www.rt.com/news/532250-india-embassy-evacuation-afghanistan/

Chinese media warn Taiwanese leaders against acting as ‘strategic pawns’ of US, calls Afghan crisis a ‘lesson’ for them
https://www.rt.com/news/532246-china-warns-taiwan-afghanistan/

Buck Stops With Me: Joe Biden Finally Commented On Situation In Afghanistan
https://southfront.org/buck-stops-with-me-joe-biden-finally-commented-on-situation-in-afghanistan/

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/

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/

Selected Articles: Don’t Let Them Fool You: Afghanistan Has Been a “Tremendous Success”
https://www.globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-dont-let-them-fool-you-afghanistan-tremendous-success/5753215

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Back with a Bang
https://www.globalresearch.ca/islamic-emirate-afghanistan-back-bang/5753186

Afghanistan: ‘My family is stuck and there is nothing I can do’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58233043

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan
https://orientalreview.org/2021/08/17/reflections-on-events-in-afghanistan/

Afghanistan: Cardiff artist’s sadness at Taliban takeover
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58233157

The Phrase of a Day, or a Week.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2021/08/the-phrase-of-day-or-week.html

Some Sidelined News.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2021/08/some-sidelined-news.html

The Papers: Race to escape Kabul ‘carnage’ and ‘no way out’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-58238617

Afghanistan: Will it become haven for terror with the Taliban in power?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58232041

How the Taliban seized Afghanistan again
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58238023

What next for Afghanistan’s economy?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58235185

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