Part 2 – Afghanistan News Links 24-28 August 2021

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

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

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

Taliban Takeover Alarms The Gulf
https://popularresistance.org/taliban-takeover-alarms-the-gulf/

What Does The U.S. Afghanistan Pullout Mean?
https://popularresistance.org/what-does-the-u-s-afghanistan-pullout-mean/

The Foreign Policy Borg And The Retreat From Afghanistan – by Michael Brenner
https://williambowles.info/2021/08/28/the-foreign-policy-borg-and-the-retreat-from-afghanistan-by-michael-brenner/

Part 1 – Afghanistan News Links 24-28 August 2021
https://williambowles.info/2021/08/28/part-1-afghanistan-news-links-24-28-august-2021/

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan (IX)
https://orientalreview.org/2021/08/28/reflections-on-events-in-afghanistan-ix/

Who profits from the Kabul suicide bombing?
http://thesaker.is/who-profits-from-the-kabul-suicide-bombing/

Pentagon Claims Two High-Profile ISIS Planners Killed In Drone Strike In Afghanistan, Refusing To Release Their Names
https://southfront.org/pentagon-claims-two-high-profile-isis-planners-killed-in-drone-strike-in-afghanistan-refusing-to-release-their-names/

Nuclear Deal, Afghanistan & U.S. Wolves: Khamenei’s First Speech To New Iranian Government
https://southfront.org/nuclear-deal-afghanistan-u-s-wolves-khameneis-first-speech-to-new-iranian-government/

Why I Deserted: Dissident Joe Glenton on the Futility of the Afghan War and “War on Terror”
https://www.mintpressnews.com/why-i-deserted-the-army-joe-glenton-afghanistan-war-terror/278333/

Czech PM says Schengen not working, urges inclusion of Balkan states to protect Europe from illegal migrants
https://www.rt.com/news/533339-migrants-czech-eu-schengen/

Iran can respond to America’s ‘other options’, top official replies after Biden says he’s ready to act should diplomacy fail
https://www.rt.com/news/533336-iran-threatens-other-options/

Military Situation In Afghanistan On August 28, 2021 (Map Update)
https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-afghanistan-on-august-28-2021-map-update/

Biden Must Stay
https://southfront.org/biden-must-stay/

Civilians were allegedly shot & killed by US forces during Kabul airport bombing mayhem, eyewitnesses tell BBC
https://www.rt.com/news/533326-us-soldiers-shot-kabul-airport-attack/

4 years will go fast, don’t waste time of Iranian people, Khamenei tells new cabinet at first formal meeting
https://www.rt.com/news/533330-khamenei-instructs-raisi-cabinet/

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan (VIII)
https://orientalreview.org/2021/08/28/reflections-on-events-in-afghanistan-viii/

As A Last Resort U.S. Finally Does the Right Thing: Turns Tail and Runs From Afghanistan
http://legalienate.blogspot.com/2021/08/one-of-reasons-biden-is-having-such.html

The Dimona Meltdown and America’s Afghanistan Debacle
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/27/the-dimona-meltdown-and-america-s-afghanistan-debacle/

The ‘War On Terror’ Scam Continues
https://popularresistance.org/the-war-on-terror-scam-continues/

Reflections on Events in Afghanistan -8
https://williambowles.info/2021/08/27/reflections-on-events-in-afghanistan-8/

John Pilger: Afghanistan, The Great Game of Smashing Countries
https://williambowles.info/2021/08/27/john-pilger-afghanistan-the-great-game-of-smashing-countries/

Chris Hedges and Danny Sjursen: A Soldier’s View On Afghanistan
https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2021/08/27/chris-hedges-and-danny-sjursen-a-soldiers-view-on-afghanistan/

Extreme Of Double Standards By EU
https://orientalreview.org/2021/08/27/extreme-of-double-standards-by-eu/

Further US Hostility Against The Taliban
https://popularresistance.org/further-us-hostility-against-the-taliban/

The Neocons Speak: Afghanistan as Political Real Estate
https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/08/the-neocons-speak-afghanistan-as-political-real-estate/

Mercenaries in U.S. borders: a sign of a rapidly declining empire
https://seeyouin2020.blogspot.com/2021/08/mercenaries-in-us-borders-sign-of.html

The Neocons Speak: Afghanistan As Political Real Estate
https://orientalreview.org/2021/08/27/the-neocons-speak-afghanistan-as-political-real-estate/

Niall Ferguson Has No Idea.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2021/08/niall-ferguson-has-no-idea.html

The Calm before the Storm: the World Will Soon be Overwhelmed by Afghan Refugees
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/27/the-calm-before-the-storm-the-world-will-soon-be-overwhelmed-by-afghan-refugees/

Afghanistan: Chinese Reconstruction vs. US Sanctions
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/26/afghanistan-chinese-reconstruction-vs-us-sanctions/

Will Afghanistan turn out to be US imperialism’s “Last Gleaming”?
http://thesaker.is/will-afghanistan-turn-out-to-be-us-imperialisms-last-gleaming/

Afghanistan: The Abomination of “White Man’s Burden” and Fake Feminist Narratives
https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/08/afghanistan-the-abomination-of-white-mans-burden-and-fake-feminist-narratives/

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan (VII)
https://orientalreview.org/2021/08/26/reflections-on-events-in-afghanistan-vii/

The Hunger Pandemic and Global Food Securityhttps://journal-neo.org/2021/08/26/the-hunger-pandemic-and-world-food-security/

US was the One That Ultimately Armed the Taliban
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/26/us-was-the-one-that-ultimately-armed-the-taliban/

After Afghanistan, the US Eyes China
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/25/after-afghanistan-the-us-eyes-china/

War: Ever More Present and Absent, by David Swanson
https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2021/08/25/war-ever-more-present-and-absent-by-david-swanson/

Who is Responsible for the Collapse of Washington’s Afghan policy?
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/25/who-is-responsible-for-the-collapse-of-washington-s-afghan-policy/

Seven Lies About Afghanistan
https://orientalreview.org/2021/08/25/seven-lies-about-afghanistan/

U.S. Empire Reacts To Its Loss In Afghanistan By Sowing Further Global Chaos & Brutality
https://seeyouin2020.blogspot.com/2021/08/us-empire-reacts-to-its-loss-in.html

US Huawei Claims Regarding Pakistan: A Perfect Propaganda Storm
https://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2021/08/us-huawei-claims-regarding-pakistan.html

For Those Who Care.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2021/08/for-those-who-care.html

“US goal is an endless war, not a successful war” – WikiLeaks Co-founder Julian Assange
https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/08/us-goal-is-an-endless-war-not-a-successful-war-wikileaks-co-founder-julian-assange/

The Myths of Empire and the Real Message of Dune, by Kenn Orphan
https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2021/08/24/the-myths-of-empire-and-the-real-message-of-dune-by-kenn-orphan/

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan (VI)
https://orientalreview.org/2021/08/24/reflections-on-events-in-afghanistan-vi/

America’s Original Sin in Post-9/11 Afghanistan
https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/08/americas-original-sin-in-post-9-11-afghanistan/

Reflections on Events in Afghanistan-7
https://williambowles.info/2021/08/24/reflections-on-events-in-afghanistan-7/

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan (V)
https://orientalreview.org/2021/08/24/reflections-on-events-in-afghanistan-v/

U.S. Military Bases Around the World: At What Cost?
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2021/08/24/u-s-military-bases-around-the-world-at-what-cost/

US Alliance-imposed Afghan Holocaust
https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/08/us-alliance-imposed-afghan-holocaust/

Afghanistan: The Great Game of Smashing Countries
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2021/08/24/afghanistan-the-great-game-of-smashing-countries/

As Kabul Is Retaken, Papers Look Back In Erasure
https://popularresistance.org/as-kabul-is-retaken-papers-look-back-in-erasure/

US Removal from Afghanistan is Only Part of the Solution to the Region’s Problems
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/23/the-removal-of-the-united-states-from-afghanistan-is-only-part-of-the-solution-to-the-region-s-problems/

Iran’s SCO Membership: Implications for the JCPOA Revival
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/23/iran-s-sco-membership-implications-for-the-jcpoa-revival/

China’s Place in the Current Host of Issues around Afghanistan
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/23/china-s-place-in-the-current-host-of-issues-around-afghanistan/

America’s Merchants Of Death Then — And Now
https://popularresistance.org/americas-merchants-of-death-then-and-now/

Afghanistan & the American imperial Project–Audio Follow up
https://jackrasmus.com/2021/08/23/afghanistan-the-american-imperial-project-audio-follow-up/

The Peace Movement Must Press For Diplomacy, Not More War, In Afghanistan
https://popularresistance.org/the-peace-movement-must-press-for-diplomacy-not-more-war-in-afghanistan/

Afghanistan News Links 22-23 August 2021
https://williambowles.info/2021/08/23/afghanistan-news-links-22-23-august-2021/

Afghanistan No ‘Graveyard’ for U.S./EU/NATO Axis of Domination
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2021/08/23/afghanistan-no-graveyard-for-u-s-eu-nato-axis-of-domination/

The Afghan Holocaust
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2021/08/22/the-afghan-holocaust/


BBC Coverage (for what it’s worth)

I must say that the BBC’s ‘news’ coverage is shallow and largely inconsequential with its focus mostly on the ‘human interest’ aspects of the ongoing tragedy. There’s only 1 ‘analysis’ piece in this list of 4- days-worth of the BBC News Website’s stories.

Wrexham man’s anguish over family stuck in Afghanistan
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58367506

Afghanistan: UK’s Kabul evacuation ends today, says military
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58367225

Afghanistan: US says drone strike killed IS-K planner
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58364743

The Papers: Brits die in Kabul and US prepares to strike back
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-58364292

Afghanistan: Ministers try to reassure MPs over missed evacuees
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58366225

Afghanistan: US to continue Kabul evacuations ‘until last moment’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58364172

Afghanistan: Shukria Barakzai’s whispered voice notes and dramatic escape
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58345901

Afghanistan: How do the Taliban make money?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-46554097

Afghanistan: Boris Johnson vows to help those left behind
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58353726

Afghanistan crisis: BBC News Special
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58363162

Afghanistan: Pen Farthing through Kabul airport security with animals
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-58360419

Afghanistan: British nationals killed in Kabul airport attack
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58360592

Afghanistan airport attack: Who are IS-K?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58333533

Afghanistan interpreter: Getting plane out was ‘happiest moment of my life’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58355250

Afghanistan: Why can’t the UK hold Kabul airport without the US?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-58305185

The Papers: ‘Bloodbath at Kabul airport’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-58351216

Afghanistan’s Uyghurs fear the Taliban, and now China too
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58342790

Young Afghan mayor who fled Taliban hidden in car
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58343250

Afghanistan: The ‘undefeated’ Panjshir Valley – an hour from Kabul
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58329527

Afghanistan: ‘The pain of watching my country burn from afar’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-58326408

Aryana Sayeed: Afghanistan returns to miserable time for women
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58335510

Afghanistan’s economy in crisis after Taliban take-over
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58328246

Tokyo Paralympics: Jaco van Gass – from injury in Afghanistan to Paralympic champion
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/58344147

Afghanistan: The Sandhurst sisterhood trying to save Afghans
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58317798

Afghanistan: How much opium is produced and what’s the Taliban’s record?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58308494

Afghanistan chaos: The British families in limbo
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58327953

Extension of Afghanistan evacuation deadline unlikely, says Wallace
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58312134

Afghanistan: US under pressure over evacuation deadline
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58312644

The Papers: Kabul airlift deadline amid Taliban ‘red line’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-58312185

Afghanistan: US aims to complete evacuations by deadline
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58310905

Afghanistan: Person on no-fly list flown to UK during Kabul evacuation
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58311964

Afghanistan: Foreign troops extension ‘a clear violation’ – Taliban
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58307188

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