Reflections on Events in Afghanistan-6

22 August 2021 — Indian Punchline

Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan, is a natural fortress, a long verdant valley surrounded by towering mountain ridges leading to the Pamir.

6. The untold secrets of Panjshir Valley

Many Indian analysts are ecstatic that the Taliban’s goose is cooked, as Amrullah Saleh, deposed president Ashraf Ghani’s former deputy, is on the march to marshal an anti-Taliban resistance movement, a la the Northern Alliance of the late 1990s.

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Afghanistan News Links 21-22 August 2021

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

Taliban Sends Hundreds Of Fighters To Impose Control Of Panjshir Valley Holdout (Videos)

Mujahideen v Taliban: Battle for strategic valley looms as anti-Taliban warlord & remnants of Afghan military refuse to surrender

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NATO Is Replicating Nazi Germany’s Crimes In Ukraine—Along With The Dangers Of World War

21 August 2021 — See You in 2020

NATO and its fascist partnered regimes are facilitating a process in Ukraine that can be compared to the rise of Nazi Germany. The difference being that Ukraine’s fascist regime isn’t going to start invading European imperialist powers, which in the long term will make this regime more sustainable than the Third Reich; whereas the Nazis went rogue and brought the wrath of the other imperialist powers, Ukraine’s Nazis have the reliable backing of the United States and its imperial collaborators.

On the brink–the scenario that the IPCC is not modelling

11 August 2021 — MROnline

| IPCC Report | MR Online

Originally published: Anti-Capitalist Resistance by Daniel Tanuro (August 11, 2021 )

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group[1] has presented its Physical Basis Report as a contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report on climate change, due in early 2022. The report and its summary are written in the precise style and vocabulary of scientific publications that make ‘objective’ statements. However, never before has a report by global warming experts given such an impression of the anguish caused by the analysis of the facts in the light of the inescapable laws of physics.

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Reflections on Events in Afghanistan – 5

21 August 2021 — Indian Punchline

The interior of a US Air Force C-27 Globemaster III transport aircraft carrying Afghans from Kabul to Qatar (File photo)

5. Putin: Taliban is the reality

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Moscow visits invariably draw great attention as she has performed a unique role as intermediary between the West and Russia during her 16 years in power. Even in the most trying times in Europe’s ties with Russia, Merkel could get through to Putin, and the western capitals looked up to her for moderating tensions from reaching flashpoint.

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America and its allies helped the Taliban on the road to victory

16 August  2021 — Middle East Monitor

Taliban fighters stand guard at an entrance of the green zone area in Kabul on August 16, 2021 [WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images]
Taliban fighters stand guard at an entrance of the green zone area in Kabul on August 16, 2021 [WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images]
Most Western media outlets are carrying headlines and hype about the return of the Taliban to Afghanistan after the fighting force swept through the country at a blistering pace which has left military strategists gasping. Within 24 hours of making his “I am staying” speech, President Ashraf Ghani fled from Kabul when the Taliban entered the city. Apparently, he has gone to Tajikstan while an interim government headed by Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar takes over.

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