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)
https://www.rt.com/news/532831-fire-kabul-airport-afghanistan/

More than 500 tons of medical supplies unable to reach Afghanistan due to Kabul airport chaos – WHO
https://www.rt.com/news/532844-afghanistan-who-medical-supplies/

Child soldiers are OK if they’re anti-Taliban? AFP takes flak over photos of ‘armed’ Afghan kids waving flag of local resistance
https://www.rt.com/news/532824-afghanistan-child-soldiers-afp-photos/

FIRE reported at Kabul airport amid frantic evacuation, VIDEOS show billowing smoke
https://www.rt.com/news/532831-fire-kabul-airport-afghanistan/

To Instigate Against Taliban CNN Claims Contradiction Where None Is Evident
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/08/to-instigate-against-taliban-cnn-claims-contradiction-where-none-is-evident.html

Can Iran Influence Further Developments in Afghanistan?

What About the Women? America’s Afghanistan Guilt
https://www.globalresearch.ca/what-about-women-america-afghanistan-guilt/5753769

Afghanistan’s Gold at the NY Fed: 1,731 Old Bars Held Since 1939
https://www.globalresearch.ca/afghanistan-gold-ny-fed-1731-old-bars-held-since-1939/5753775

Boris Johnson Will Plead With Biden To Delay Withdrawal, As Taliban Warn Not To Prolong It

Climate Crisis, The Loss Of Land, & Settler-Colonialism’s Genocidal Reaction
https://seeyouin2020.blogspot.com/2021/08/climate-crisis-loss-of-land-settler.html

Taliban captured the Entire Territory of Afghanistan with the Exception of Panjshir Province
https://www.globalresearch.ca/saleh-turns-rahmon-save-tajiks-afghanistan/5753677

Nasrallah: Afghanistan is worst debacle in US history, Biden hopes for civil war
https://southfront.org/nasrallah-afghanistan-is-worst-debacle-in-us-history-biden-hopes-for-civil-war/

Afghan security forces member killed in gunfight with ‘unknown assailants,’ as US & German troops join battle at Kabul airport
https://www.rt.com/news/532783-us-german-forces-firefight-kabul-airport/

‘Better to die with dignity, under Taliban’s bullet’: Afghan staff of US embassy reportedly feel betrayed after failed evacuation
https://www.rt.com/news/532779-afghanistan-us-embassy-staff-betrayed/

In Video: Taliban Militants Marching With Advanced Weapons Left By U.S. Forces

They Might Be Giants
https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/08/they-might-be-giants/

Lebanon: Trouble and Misery Keep On Piling Up
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/23/lebanon-trouble-and-misery-keep-on-piling-up/

Reluctant Acceptance: Responding To Afghanistan’s Refugees
https://orientalreview.org/2021/08/23/reluctant-acceptance-responding-to-afghanistans-refugees/

Lesser Evil Politics Assure Greater Evil Economics
https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/08/lesser-evil-politics-assure-greater-evil-economics/

Lesser Evil Politics Assure Greater Evil Economics
http://legalienate.blogspot.com/2021/08/lesser-evil-politics-assure-greater.html

Reflections on Events in Afghanistan-6
https://williambowles.info/2021/08/22/reflections-on-events-in-afghanistan-6/

Afghanistan News Links 21-22 August 2021
https://williambowles.info/2021/08/22/afghanistan-news-links-21-22-august-2021/

Biden Forfeits his Afghan Victory by Defending his Deep State Advisors, by Michael Hudson
https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2021/08/22/biden-forfeits-his-afghan-victory-by-defending-his-deep-state-advisors-by-michael-hudson/

US Scrambles To Hit Hard With ‘Soft’ Power
https://popularresistance.org/us-scrambles-to-hit-hard-with-soft-power/

BBC News Coverage

Afghanistan evacuations: ‘Hours not weeks’ for final UK flights
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58302734

Afghanistan: People at Kabul airport flee Taliban with just a suitcase
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58300386

Afghanistan: PM to press Biden to delay Kabul withdrawal
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58301269

Kamala Harris joins diplomatic charm offensive in South East Asia
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58277226

‘Paul Wolfowitz’ Tells Newsmax The Afghanistan War Wasted Two Trillion Dollars
https://popularresistance.org/paul-wolfowitz-tells-newsmax-the-afghanistan-war-has-wasted-two-trillion-dollars/

Afghanistan: Every minute counts, says UK minister
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58302734

Afghanistan: US ramping up Kabul evacuation effort, says Biden
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58299804

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