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’
https://fair.org/home/accountability-to-the-people-of-afghanistan-should-remain-our-focal-point/

Taliban orders Kabul residents to hand over weapons, ammo & ‘state property’
https://www.rt.com/news/533308-taliban-order-weapons-ammunition-handover/

‘So Much of This War Has Got Almost Nothing to Do With the Afghans Themselves’
https://fair.org/home/so-much-of-this-war-has-got-almost-nothing-to-do-with-the-afghans-themselves/

‘Please Go On’ with new conflicts: Washington war hawk John Bolton calls for pressure on Pakistan amid Afghanistan disaster
https://www.rt.com/news/533304-bolton-pakistan-war-advice-taliban/

The Unknown Leader Of The New Taliban
https://southfront.org/the-unknown-leader-of-the-new-taliban/

Chaos, tears, and stampede: Witness of Kabul airport blast tells RT what he saw as he was trying to save his family members
https://www.rt.com/news/533241-kabul-blast-witness/

Panjshir resistance is two guys who want war to continue, Taliban spokesman tells Russian media, dismissing tribal militia threat
https://www.rt.com/news/533252-taliban-dismisses-panjshir-resistance/

Political Future of Biden, Taliban Depends on What Happens to Afghans
https://www.globalresearch.ca/political-future-biden-taliban-depends-what-happens-afghans/5754155

Video: Taliban Forming Government, Steadily Consolidating Power
https://www.globalresearch.ca/video-taliban-forming-government-steadily-consolidating-power/5754124

Spain’s evacuation of Afghanistan ends, diplomatic staff removed to Dubai, almost 2,000 Afghans flown to safety
https://www.rt.com/news/533203-afghan-spain-dubai-flights/

Taliban claims at least 28 of its members killed in Kabul blasts, vows to step up security but no deadline extension
https://www.rt.com/news/533193-taliban-casualties-kabul-bombings/

Decline and Fall of the US Empire: Lawrence Wilkerson Discusses Afghanistan Pull-Out
https://www.mintpressnews.com/decline-us-empire-lawrence-wilkerson-afghanistan-pull-out/278326/

Additional explosions heard in Kabul were controlled demolition of ammo by US forces, not further attacks – Taliban
https://www.rt.com/news/533184-taliban-notice-us-ammo-explosions/

‘All soldiers flown out’: Germany ends evacuation operation in Afghanistan
https://www.rt.com/news/533181-germany-end-evacuation-kabul-afghanistan/

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly blasts outside Kabul airport
https://www.rt.com/news/533182-isis-responsibility-kabul-airport/

THIRD EXPLOSION heard from direction of Kabul airport – RT correspondent
https://www.rt.com/newsline/533179-third-blast-kabul-airport/

Macron ‘cannot guarantee’ evacuation of French citizens waiting aboard 20 buses in Kabul after dual explosions near airport
https://www.rt.com/news/533161-macron-france-evacuation-afghanistan-taliban/

Here’s what we know about ISIS-K, the splinter jihadist group, which Biden warned was ‘seeking to target’ Kabul airport
https://www.rt.com/news/533145-isis-k-militants-afghanistan/

Second blast confirmed at Kabul airport after French envoy warns civilians to leave area ‘urgently’
https://www.rt.com/news/533151-kabul-airport-second-blast-warning/

Dozens killed & injured, including Americans, after Pentagon confirms 2 EXPLOSIONS outside Kabul airport
https://www.rt.com/news/533143-pentagon-explosion-kabul-airport/

The Taliban needs foreign help to eradicate opium trafficking, spokesman tells Russian media
https://www.rt.com/news/533137-taliban-drug-trafficking-help/

Qatar offering Covid-19 shots to Afghan evacuees transiting through the country after rescuing over 40,000 people
https://www.rt.com/news/533128-qatar-covid-shots-afghan-evacuees/

Italian evacuation plane comes under fire as it takes off from Kabul – reports
https://www.rt.com/news/533135-italy-evacuation-plane-under-fire-kabul/

We were the ones to warn NATO about potential terrorist plot targeting Kabul airport, Taliban spokesman tells Russian media
https://www.rt.com/news/533115-taliban-kabul-airport-attack/

France will end Afghanistan evacuations on Friday evening ahead of full US withdrawal – PM Castex
https://www.rt.com/news/533111-france-end-afghanistan-evacuations-friday/

Private flight leaves Kabul with nearly 300 EMPTY seats after passengers turned away by US & Taliban security – reports
https://www.rt.com/news/533087-kabul-airport-empty-plane/

Western media ‘complicit in hiding truth’ of Afghan war, allowing ‘extraordinary lie’ to last two decades – WikiLeaks’ Hrafnsson
https://www.rt.com/news/533076-afghanistan-war-extraordinary-lie-wikileaks/

“I Was Living Like Scarface”: The Ludicrous Costs of the War in Afghanistan Revealed in New Documents, Testimonies
https://www.mintpressnews.com/ludicrous-cost-of-afghanistan-war-revealed/278294/

Gun-wielding attacker killed by police after shooting spree leaves 4 dead near French Embassy in Tanzania (VIDEOS)
https://www.rt.com/news/533047-tanzania-shots-gunman-police/

Germany will continue to help Afghans wanting to leave after August 31 despite Taliban warnings – Chancellor Merkel
https://www.rt.com/news/533029-germany-will-continue-help-afghans/

Shots fired at Kabul airport as Taliban ward off crowds – RT VIDEO
https://www.rt.com/news/533019-afghanistan-taliban-shots-kabul-airport/

‘US troops call it World War Z’: RT correspondent in Kabul airport describes ‘horrendous’ situation
https://www.rt.com/news/533011-rt-crew-kabul-airport/

Huge decline in Covid-19 vaccinations since Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, says UNICEF
https://www.rt.com/news/533009-afghan-taliban-kabul-vaccine/

Twitter sends blessings and curses to veteran Iranian diplomat Javad Zarif as he leaves office for academia
https://www.rt.com/news/533001-iran-zarif-bids-farewell/

US VP Harris tells Vietnam to ‘raise pressure’ on Beijing, as Chinese media accuse Washington of sowing divisions in Asia
https://www.rt.com/news/532987-harris-china-vietnam-speech/

‘Not enough time to fly everyone out’ of Kabul by August 31, Maas says as 100 Germans & their families remain in Afghanistan
https://www.rt.com/news/532971-germany-afghanistan-evacuation-no-time/

G7 has ‘huge leverage’ over Taliban & has agreed militant group must allow safe departures beyond August 31 – Boris Johnson
https://www.rt.com/news/532957-taliban-afghanistan-evacuation-g7-johnson/

John Pilger: Afghanistan, The Great Game of Smashing Countries
https://www.mintpressnews.com/john-pilger-afganistan-great-game-smashing-countries/278289/

Norway to shut Kabul airport field hospital amid worsening security situation
https://www.rt.com/news/532946-afghanistan-norway-field-hospital-kabul/

‘Urine, fecal matter, rats’: Leaked email describes squalid conditions facing Afghan refugees in Qatar
https://www.rt.com/news/532929-afghan-refugee-conditions-qatar/

No Afghans will be let into Kabul airport, only foreigners – Taliban
https://www.rt.com/news/532936-no-afghans-allowed-kabul-airport/

EU completes evacuation of staff from Afghanistan, only ‘core presence’ remains in Kabul airport – European Commission
https://www.rt.com/news/532930-eu-afghanistan-evacuation-taliban/

Taliban spokesman can’t confirm CIA chief met with group’s leader Baradar
https://www.rt.com/news/532934-taliban-not-confirm-cia-meeting/

Taliban has NOT AGREED extension to evacuation deadline, wants ALL foreign departures finished by August 31 – spokesman
https://www.rt.com/news/532932-taliban-afghanistan-evacuation-no-extension/

Credible reports of Taliban executions in Afghanistan – UN human rights chief
https://www.rt.com/news/532918-taliban-killings-reports-un-china/

WHO warns supplies in Afghanistan are a week away from running out
https://www.rt.com/news/532916-who-afghanistan-supplies-running-out/

Afghan evacuee from Kabul detained for breaking house arrest in France after being surveilled due to Taliban links
https://www.rt.com/news/532899-france-afghan-evacuee-arrested/

Seoul eyes welcoming hundreds of stranded & allied Afghans, reluctant to see US fly in Afghan refugees to live at military bases
https://www.rt.com/news/532885-south-korea-afghan-refugees/

Ukrainian Plane Allegedly Hijacked In Afghanistan And Taken To Iran
https://southfront.org/ukrainian-plane-allegedly-hijacked-in-afghanistan-and-taken-to-iran/

‘It is all too familiar’: No matter what, US won’t get all ‘deserving’ Afghans out, journalist who witnessed fall of Saigon says
https://www.rt.com/news/532857-cambodia-afghanistan-vietnam-similar/

Media Rediscover Afghan Women Only When US Leaves
https://fair.org/home/media-rediscover-afghan-women-only-when-us-leaves/

Putting The Taliban And Mustafa Kemal On Par: Mullah Omar And Ataturk Would Both Turn In Their Grave
https://southfront.org/putting-the-taliban-and-mustafa-kemal-on-par-mullah-omar-and-ataturk-would-both-turn-in-their-grave/

Germans shot Afghan security guards at Kabul airport after unknown SNIPER opened fire – reports
https://www.rt.com/news/532855-afghanistan-kabul-airport-sniper/

Phyllis Bennis and Matthew Hoh on Afghanistan Withdrawal
https://fair.org/home/phyllis-bennis-and-matthew-hoh-on-afghanistan-withdrawal/

U.S. Vengeance: Drone Strike Killed ISIS-K Member In Afghanistan – Pentagon
https://southfront.org/u-s-vengeance-drone-strike-killed-isis-k-member-in-afghanistan-pentagon/

The Never Ending Lies About The War On Afghanistan
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/08/the-never-ending-lies-about-the-war-on-afghanistan.html

US Defeat In Afghanistan Is Opening A Pandora’s Box
https://southfront.org/us-defeat-in-afghanistan-is-opening-a-pandoras-box/

In Video: Large US Supply Convoy Entered Northeastern Syria
https://southfront.org/in-video-large-us-supply-convoy-entered-northeastern-syria/

The Neocons Speak: Afghanistan as Political Real Estate
https://southfront.org/the-neocons-speak-afghanistan-as-political-real-estate/

Sweden ends Kabul evacuation missions as Stockholm acknowledges it couldn’t rescue everyone on its list
https://www.rt.com/news/533282-sweden-ends-kabul-evacuation-missions/

Pentagon says only ONE suicide bomber in Kabul airport attack
https://www.rt.com/news/533281-pentagon-one-suicide-bomber-kabul/

“I Was Living Like Scarface”: The Ludicrous Costs of the War in Afghanistan Revealed in New Documents, Testimonies
https://www.globalresearch.ca/i-was-living-like-scarface-ludicrous-costs-war-afghanistan-revealed-new-documents-testimonies/5754185

Will Ukraine Face the Same Abandonment after US Exit from Afghanistan?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/video-will-ukraine-face-same-abandonment-us-exit-afghanistan/5754154

The Neocons Speak: Afghanistan as Political Real Estate
https://www.globalresearch.ca/neocons-speak-afghanistan-political-real-estate/5754138

The Media Myth of ‘Once Prosperous’ and Democratic Venezuela Before Chávez
https://fair.org/home/the-media-myth-of-once-prosperous-and-democratic-venezuela-before-chavez/

China claps back at US Vice President Harris, criticizes Washington’s ‘selfish’ Afghanistan policy
https://www.rt.com/news/532908-china-us-selfish-afghanistan-harris/

Afghanistan No ‘Graveyard’ for US/EU/NATO Axis of Domination
https://www.globalresearch.ca/afghanistan-no-graveyard-us-eu-nato-axis-domination/5753840

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