Afghanistan news Links 19-20 August 2021

20 August 2021 • 22:00 — The New Dark Age

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

Dumbest headline of the Year Award goes to the New York Times for this:

Afghanistan: Watching It All Fall Apart

By Douglas Schorzman
Yeah, us, too. We’ve been watching Afghanistan with a sick feeling in our guts, with worry in our hearts about colleagues and friends, and with spinning heads as we try to assess the failures of vision and execution that allowed a 20-year development effort to utterly collapse over just nine days.

No country has ‘clear picture’ what flights its citizens are actually on, Dutch FM says, amid chaotic evacuation from Kabul

Phyllis Bennis and Matthew Hoh on Afghanistan Withdrawal

“Antiwar Sentiment In The Military Is Stronger Than Ever.”

Joe Biden to Americans in Afghanistan: ‘We will get you home’

“Surely, President Biden, you must be joking”

Afghanistan: Boris Johnson says he has full confidence in Dominic Raab

American Howl !

There Will Be No Ferries Coming To Save Us, by Kenn Orphan

Iran, China To Cooperate On Regional Stabilization

How The Taliban Surge Exposed Pentagon’s Lies

‘They will kill me’: Desperate Afghans seek way out after Taliban takeover

Will Americans Who Were Right on Afghanistan Still Be Ignored?

Fight them on the beaches

Britain Wants A Rerun Of The War On Afghanistan

‘Taliban called and informed me I should continue my job,’ mayor of Afghanistan’s capital tells RT

A third of Afghanistan’s population at risk of severe or acute hunger amid war and drought – UN food agency

British and US Troops at Odds in Afghanistan as UK Engages Rescue Missions. Reports

Britain Wants A Rerun Of The War On Afghanistan

Germany sends 2 light helicopters to assist with Kabul evacuation, but military says people must get to airport themselves

As Kabul Is Retaken, Papers Look Back in Erasure

The World Froze in Anticipation of the Steps that the Taliban May Take

Afghanistan: Dominic Raab defends interpreter phone call decision

Imperialism and its discontents

The IPCC Report: Key Findings and Radical Implications

Afghanistan and infrastructure

‘When will they learn’: Beijing taunts Washington, claiming Afghanistan is another example that military intervention doesn’t work

The Afghanistan Debacle and “The Great Reset”. The Strategic Role of Zalmay Khalilzad

Taliban declares formation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, just days after taking over Kabul

U.S. Cooperating With Taliban To Evacuate Americans Out Of Afghanistan: Pentagon

Afghanistan’s “Color Revolution”? Narcotics and the Opium Trade (Updated)

Leaked State Department Cable Proves Biden Was Warned Of Afghanistan Collapse – Report

US fears possible terrorist attack by ‘Taliban’s sworn enemy ISIS-K’ amid Afghanistan evacuations, national security advisor says

US Speeds Up Military Pivot Towards China Following Its Retreat From Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s “Color Revolution”? Narcotics and the Opium Trade

Ministers never made key call to help Afghan staff

Why Afghan National Army Failed?

Afghanistan: Taliban carrying out door-to-door manhunt, report says

The United States Does Not Learn from its Past Mistakes

Afghanistan: Taliban ‘tortured and massacred’ men from Hazara minority

The Papers: ‘Bad call, minister’ as pressure increases on Raab

How the Taliban Surge Exposed Pentagon’s Lies

Afghanistan Was Based on Lies: Will Canada’s Militarists Apologize?

LGBT in Afghanistan: ‘I could be killed on the spot’

Inside US Afghanistan pullout : The Grayzone interviews Pepe Escobar

The Afghanistan Debacle, Zalmay Khalilzad and The Great Reset

Afghanistan: America’s Moment of National Embarrassment

Biden Admitted War In Afghanistan Is Becoming A Somalia-Like Drone War

The treacherous road to Kabul’s airport

Why Did the Afghan Army Fold So Fast? Because They had Nothing to Fight For

Biden on Afghanistan fact-checked

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