The Foreign Policy Borg And The Retreat From Afghanistan – by Michael Brenner

27 August 2021 — Moon of Alabama

by Michael Brenner

There are few things in this kaleidoscopic world of ours that we can count on – for predictability, for fixity of outlook, for unswerving resistance to the vicissitudes of life. The American foreign policy community is one of them. They reliably react to stunning events in the world with reiteration of what they have been saying for years and decades They do so in unison. They never admit error of analysis or of policy, they preserve a righteous tone, and they retain a permanent inventory of persons to scapegoat – and, equally important, those who are always exempt from blame.

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Part 2 – Afghanistan News Links 24-28 August 2021

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

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Here comes China: Afghanistan, 7 Deadly Sins, Space, Common Prosperity

Taliban Takeover Alarms The Gulf

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Part 1 – Afghanistan News Links 24-28 August 2021

28 August 2021 — The New Dark Age

‘Accountability to the People of Afghanistan Should Remain Our Focal Point’

Taliban orders Kabul residents to hand over weapons, ammo & ‘state property’

‘So Much of This War Has Got Almost Nothing to Do With the Afghans Themselves’

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