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  • August 31, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. drone strike in Kabul kills 10 civilians mostly children
    AFP: "The rocket came and hit the car full of kids inside our house," said Aimal Ahmadi. He said 10 members of the family died in the air strike -- including his own daughter and five other children. On Monday, when AFP visited the scene, Aimal was impatiently waiting for other relatives to arrive to help him organise burials for most of his family.      Full news...


  • August 28, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul airport blast, death toll rises to over 180
    The Indian Express: The Pentagon said on Friday that a deadly attack at the gate to Kabul airport in Afghanistan yesterday was carried out by one suicide bomber, not two. “I can confirm for you that we do not believe that there was a second explosion at or near the Baron Hotel, that it was one suicide bomber,” Army Major General William Taylor was quoted as saying by Reuters.      Full news...

  • August 24, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Feminists Told Us War Wouldn’t Free Them
    Yes: I am feeling a pervasive sense of déjà vu in reading the news of how the Taliban has taken over Afghanistan within weeks of the U.S. withdrawal. Nearly 20 years after the U.S. invaded one of the world’s poorest nations in a retaliatory response to the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the so-called enemy force is back in power. Afghan feminist activists have spent the past two decades warning the U.S. against resorting to violent solutions like war and collaborating with armed fundamentalists.      Full news...

  • August 24, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pre-war U.S. support for Afghan women’s rights offers a blueprint for the future
    Washington Post: On Aug. 15, the Taliban completed its conquest of Afghanistan by seizing Kabul. These events were tragically similar to those of 25 years ago, when Kabul fell to the Taliban in September 1996. Americans have recently watched chaotic scenes unfold in Afghanistan: panicked Afghans desperately clinging to evacuating U.S. planes; Taliban fighters going house-to-house hunting journalists, prominent women and Afghans who worked for the toppled government; and the Taliban beating Afghan protesters. While many Afghans face suffering under Taliban rule, women and girls have the most to fear — and lose.      Full news...



  • August 17, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The United States, Afghanistan, and the Doctrinal Boundaries of Permissible Reflection
    Counter Punch: One of the doctrinal principles behind U.S. corporate-imperial news coverage and commentary and mainstream US politics is that the United States is a fundamentally benevolent force for good facing difficulties created by evil others and challenging situations not of Washington’s own making. Debate is permissible on immediate strategy and tactics but is not allowed on these core American Exceptionalist positions.      Full news...

  • August 17, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Biden Forfeits His Afghan Victory by Defending His Deep State Advisors
    Counter Punch: President Biden put a popular flag-waving wrapping on America’s forced withdrawal from Afghanistan in his 4 PM speech on Monday. It was as if all this was following Biden’s own intentions, not a demonstration of the totally incompetent assurances by the CIA and State Department as recently as last Friday that the Taliban was over a month away from being able to enter Kabul. Instead of saying that the massive public support for the Taliban replacing the United States showed the incompetent hubris of U.S. intelligence agencies – which itself would have justified Biden’s agreement to complete the withdrawal with all haste – he doubled down on his defense of the Deep State and its mythology.      Full news...



  • August 8, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan war: Sheberghan falls to Taliban, militants say
    BBC News: An Afghan defence ministry spokesman told the BBC government forces were still in the city and would clear out the Taliban "soon".This is the second regional capital to fall to the militants, after Zaranj in the south-western province of Nimroz fell on Friday.It is a major blow to security forces, with battles raging across the country.      Full news...

  • August 8, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Taliban overrun city of Kunduz — as it happened
    DW: The Taliban's political spokesperson Mohammad Naim told Al-Jazeera TV on Sunday that the radical Islamist group had no ceasefire agreement with the Afghan government and warned the US against further intervention.He also blamed the government for the fighting, calling them the aggressors and claimed the Taliban's attacks were a response.      Full news...

  • August 1, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Death toll in Afghanistan floods tops 100, dozens still missing
    Aljazeera: The death toll from this week’s flooding in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nuristan has risen to at least 113, with dozens of people still missing, officials said.Rescue operations were still under way on Sunday, days after heavy rains overwhelmed Kamdesh district in the remote, Taliban-controlled province, about 200 kilometres (120 miles) northeast of the capital, Kabul, on Wednesday.      Full news...