Afghanistan News Links 17-18 August 2021

18 August 2021 • 20:30 — The New Dark Age

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

How Russia-China are stage-managing the Taliban

Taliban 2.0: Claims Of Rights For Women, Free Media, No Terrorism
https://southfront.org/rights-for-women/

Video: Afghans Desperate to Escape as the Reality of “Regime Change” Settles In
https://www.globalresearch.ca/video-afghans-desperate-escape-reality-regime-change-settles/5753299

MPs vent their fury over Afghanistan – but what impact will it have?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58256616

The Return Of The Taliban 20 Years Later
https://popularresistance.org/the-return-of-the-taliban-20-years-later/

Lies, Damn Lies, and What We’ve Been Told About Afghanistan, by David Swanson
https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/lies-damn-lies-and-what-weve-been-told-about-afghanistan-by-david-swanson/

‘Where were we in their hour of need?’: MPs debate the Afghanistan crisis
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58257781

Taliban fires shots to disperse crowds outside Kabul airport as US scramble to leave Afghanistan continues
https://www.rt.com/news/532428-taliban-shots-kabul-airport/

Exiled Afghan leader Ghani emerges in UAE, denies claims he fled with MILLIONS in cash
https://www.rt.com/news/532438-ghani-uae-afghanistan-money/

Afghanistan – What Will Happen Next? A Provisional Government And A New Constitution.
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/08/afghanistan-what-will-happening-next.html

Freezing Afghanistan’s Wealth: US Scrambles to Hit Hard with “Soft” Power
https://www.mintpressnews.com/afghanistan-sanctions-us-scrambles-to-hit-hard-with-soft-power/278255/

Afghanistan – What Happens Next?
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/08/afghanistan-what-will-happening-next.html

Syria’s Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Congrats The Taliban On ‘Conquest’ Of Afghanistan
https://southfront.org/syrias-hayat-tahrir-al-sham-congrats-the-taliban-on-conquest-of-afghanistan/

US ambassador to UN mocked for suggesting body expects Taliban to respect its ‘strongly worded statement’ on women’s rights
https://www.rt.com/news/532424-united-nations-taliban-womens-rights/

Swiss govt says it won’t accept large groups of Afghan refugees
https://www.rt.com/news/532420-swizterland-groups-afghanistan-refugees-taliban/

Afghan embassy in Tajikistan demands Interpol ARREST exiled president Ghani over ‘treasury theft’
https://www.rt.com/news/532421-afghan-embassy-tajikistan-arrest-ghani/

Ashraf Ghani Settles In United Arab Emirates After Fleeing Afghanistan With Helicopter Full Of Cash
https://southfront.org/ashraf-ghani-settles-in-united-arab-emirates-after-fleeing-afghanistan-with-helicopter-full-of-cash/

Hong Kong reclassifies wildlife trafficking as ‘organized crime’ in bid to crack down on illegal trade
https://www.rt.com/news/532416-hong-kong-wildlife-trafficking-organized-crime/

EU should take in Afghan refugees and protect those who could fall victim to Taliban ‘revenge’, parliament chief says
https://www.rt.com/news/532412-eu-should-take-afghan-refugees/

The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade
https://southfrontorg/the-spoils-of-war-afghanistans-multibillion-dollar-heroin-trade/

Ousted Afghan President Ghani and family ‘welcomed into UAE on humanitarian grounds’ – FM
https://www.rt.com/news/532403-afghanistan-president-ghani-uae-humanitarian/

‘No reason why Afghans should come here’: Austrian minister rebuffs calls to take more refugees after Kabul takeover by Taliban
https://www.rt.com/news/532391-austrian-afghanistan-asylum-seekers/

Taliban reportedly fire on civilians in Jalalabad, killing 3, after protesters tear down Islamist standard and raise Afghan flag
https://www.rt.com/news/532383-taliban-afghanistan-open-fire/

Afghanistan: So What Do the Filthy Commie Peaceniks Say Now?
https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/08/%e2%80%8bafghanistan-so-what-do-the-filthy-commie-peaceniks-say-now/

US Government Lied For Two Decades About Afghanistan
https://popularresistance.org/usgovernment-lied-for-two-decades-about-afghanistan/

China Warns Taiwan; If The Island Collapses, The United States Won’t Help
https://popularresistance.org/china-warns-taiwan-if-the-island-collapses-the-united-states-wont-help/

Afghanistan: ‘I feel lucky to leave but we must not forget those left behind’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58259520

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in UAE, officials say
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58260902

Reflections on Events in Afghanistan — 3
https://williambowles.info/2021/08/18/reflections-on-events-in-afghanistan-3/

Covid: Most Conservative MPs ditch masks as Commons returns
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58259604

Afghanistan crisis: Chaos as Europeans scramble to evacuate Kabul
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58256696

Tom Tugendhat on UK and Afghanistan: Anger, grief, rage
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58259509

Like It Or Not, Taliban Is Afghanistan’s True Independence Movement
https://orientalreview.org/2021/08/18/like-it-or-not-taliban-is-afghanistans-true-independence-movement/

Defining Change: Who Are The Taliban That Conquered Afghanistan?
https://southfront.org/defining-change-who-are-the-taliban-that-conquered-afghanistan/

Ousted Afghan President Ghani and family ‘welcomed into UAE on humanitarian grounds’ – FM
https://www.rt.com/news/532403-afghanistan-president-ghani-uae-humanitarian/

‘No reason why Afghans should come here’: Austrian minister rebuffs calls to take more refugees after Kabul takeover by Taliban
https://www.rt.com/news/532391-austrian-afghanistan-asylum-seekers/

MPs accuse Boris Johnson of Afghanistan failures
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58254794

Afghanistan: Fatalities as shots fired at flag protest in Jalalabad
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58255118

Taliban have been looking for me, says ex-Afghanistan bank governor
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58255402

Taliban reportedly fire on civilians in Jalalabad, killing two, after protesters tear down Islamist standard and raise Afghan flag
https://www.rt.com/news/532383-taliban-afghanistan-open-fire/

Taliban Promise Different Life For Women, As One Killed For Not Wearing Burqa
https://southfront.org/taliban-promise-different-life-for-women-as-one-killed-for-not-wearing-burqa/

Nuclear Arms Race in the Asia-Pacific Region: Denuclearize as Solidarity with the People of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
https://socialistproject.ca/2021/08/nuclear-arms-race-asia-pacific-region/

What is Sharia law? What does it mean for women in Afghanistan?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-27307249

‘It was very emotional on the plane out of Afghanistan’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58256816

US Treasury Freezes Billions In Afghan Reserves, Depriving Taliban Of Cash
https://southfront.org/us-treasury-freezes-billions-in-afghan-reserves-depriving-taliban-of-cash/

Taliban’s First Press Conference After They Took Control Over Afghanistan
https://southfront.org/talibans-first-press-conference-after-they-took-control-over-afghanistan/

First Press Conference Of Taliban After It Took Control Over Afghanistan
https://southfront.org/first-press-conference-of-taliban-after-it-took-control-over-afghanistan/

Selected Articles: The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade

https://www.globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-spoils-war-afghanistan-multibillion-dollar-heroin-trade/5753309

Afghanistan & the American Imperial Project
https://www.globalresearch.ca/afghanistan-american-imperial-project/5753275

A Chaotic US Exit from Afghanistan: American Emperors Have No Clothes
https://www.globalresearch.ca/chaotic-us-exit-afghanistan-american-emperors-have-no-clothes/5753208

Make No Mistake, the US Military Will Continue to Thrive after Afghanistan
https://www.globalresearch.ca/make-no-mistake-us-military-continue-thrive-afghanistan/5753246

A Minute of (Geopolitical) Humor.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2021/08/a-minute-of-geopolitical-humor.html

What has the UK government done for Afghan asylum seekers?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58245684

Afghanistan And The US Imperial Project
https://popularresistance.org/afghanistan-and-the-us-imperial-project/

Afghanistan: Deja Vu All Over Again
https://thiscantbehappening.net/afghanistan-deja-vu-all-over-again/

Resettling Afghans in UK will take time, Priti Patel says
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58250211

Afghanistan’s Ongoing Destabilization Is A Horror The Imperialists Aim To Bring To The Rest Of The Globe
https://seeyouin2020.blogspot.com/2021/08/afghanistans-ongoing-destabilization-is.html

Wounded Paternalism: Biden And The US Imperial Complex
https://orientalreview.org/2021/08/18/wounded-paternalism-biden-and-the-us-imperial-complex/

Afghanistan: Another Collapse of US Cynical Plans
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/18/afghanistan-another-collapse-of-us-cynical-plans/

Afghanistan: Longest US War Continues to a New Stage
https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/08/afghanistan-longest-us-war-continues-to-a-new-stage/

Wounded Paternalism: Biden and the US Imperial Complex
https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/08/wounded-paternalism-biden-and-the-us-imperial-complex/

Afghanistan: Mirage Of The Good War
https://popularresistance.org/afghanistan-mirage-of-the-good-war/

Afghanistan – Longest US War Continues To A New Stage
https://popularresistance.org/afghanistan-longest-us-war-continues-to-a-new-stage/

Afghanistan: The ‘pure devastation and guilt’ of British-Afghans
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-58242443

The Only Truth About Afghanistan War Is That It Was All Based On Lies
https://popularresistance.org/the-only-truth-about-afghanistan-war-is-that-it-was-all-based-on-lies/

Afghanistan: Mysterious Taliban spokesman finally shows his face
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58250607

Afghan Refugees Press Bill for Twenty Years of Armed Aggression
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/17/afghan-refugees-press-bill-for-twenty-years-of-armed-aggression/

Afghanistan: What’s the impact of Taliban’s return on international order?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58248864

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