Afghanistan News Links 22-23 August 2021

23 August 2021 • 1 7:30 — The New Dark Age

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

FIRE reported at Kabul airport amid frantic evacuation, VIDEOS show billowing smoke (update)

More than 500 tons of medical supplies unable to reach Afghanistan due to Kabul airport chaos – WHO

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HSBC is the 800-pound Gorilla in the Canadian Courtroom that No One is Talking About

20 August 2021 — CovertAction Magazine

the Judicial Incubus Weighing on Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s Shoulders

A picture containing text, clipart Description automatically generatedHong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, more commonly known as HSBC. [Source:]

Federal court upholds confidentiality of documents in Meng Wanzhou case | The StarMeng Wanzhou [Source:]

Note before starting: Hats off to CGTN for its excellent video, “The Untold Story of Meng Wanzhou.” I referred to it extensively to expand my research.

The prosecution of telecommunications giant Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou on charges of violating U.S. sanctions policies with Iran has been very politicized from the outset and a bellwether in the decline of U.S.-Sino relations in an era of renewed cold war.

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Assange: the most important press freedom case of the 21st century

23 August 2021 — Morning Star Online

Punishment by process is the US policy on Julian Assange, just as the failure he predicted in Afghanistan comes true, writes JOHN REES

Assange is now in his third year of detention in Belmarsh High Security prison. He has not been convicted of anything. His case has not yet staggered from the Magistrate’s Court, the lowest court in the land, to the Appeal Court. It has never and will never appear before a jury.

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Report: ‘The Vaccines Are Neither Safe nor Effective’

19 August, 2021– Global Research – America’s Frontline Doctors

By Mordechai Sones

In a report on COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness released yesterday, Dr. Geoff Mitchell MD, JD determined the shots “neither safe nor effective,” and concluded “the best data tells us that the COVID-19 vaccines are failing.”

According to that data, says Dr. Mitchell:
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Our Grave Concerns About the Handling of the COVID Pandemic by Governments of the Nations of the UK

22 August 2021 — Global Research

By Dr. Jonathan Engler, Prof. John A Fairclough, Mr. Tony Hinton, and et al.

COVID-19 Assembly

  • Mr Boris Johnson, Prime Minister
  • Ms Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister for Scotland
  • Mr Mark Drakeford, First Minister for Wales
  • Mr Paul Givan, First Minister for Northern Ireland
  • Mr Sajid Javid, Health Secretary
  • Dr Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer
  • Dr Patrick Vallance, Chief Scientific Officer
  • 22 August 2021

Dear Sirs and Madam,

Our grave concerns about the handling of the COVID pandemic by Governments of the Nations of the UK.

We write as concerned doctors, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals with no vested interest in doing so. To the contrary, we face personal risk in relation to our employment for doing so and / or the risk of being personally “smeared” by those who inevitably will not like us speaking out.

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