A 9/11 Reflection: Remember “Their” Crimes, Forget “Ours” ~~ PAUL STREET

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/09/10/remember-their-crimes-forget-ours/ ~~. posted for collectivist ~~ Photograph Source: Brian Snelson – CC BY 2.0 So much we are supposed to forget or not know and/or care about, so little we are supposed to remember. “We must never forget” 9/11, when “America was attacked” (when, as cannot be said without sounding “controversial,” the United States Middle East… Continue reading A 9/11 Reflection: Remember “Their” Crimes, Forget “Ours” ~~ PAUL STREET

September 11, 2001 Events in the U.S.: Reflections to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary ~~ dmorista

September 11, 2001 Events in the U.S.: Reflections to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary Prepared by Dmorista for Leftist Politics. (Author’s Note) I apologize to Leftist Politics readers for the overlong rambling nature of this article/essay.  But the press of personal life, and an injury to a finger that slowed down my keyboarding speed over the… Continue reading September 11, 2001 Events in the U.S.: Reflections to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary ~~ dmorista

John Pilger: Afghanistan, The Great Game of Smashing Countries

https://www.mintpressnews.com/john-pilger-afganistan-great-game-smashing-countries/278289/ ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~ When we watch the current scenes of panic at Kabul airport, and listen to journalists and generals in distant TV studios bewailing the withdrawal of “our protection”, isn’t it time to heed the truth of the past so that all this suffering never happens again?… Continue reading John Pilger: Afghanistan, The Great Game of Smashing Countries

Inside US Afghanistan pullout, CIA opium ratline, pipeline conflict, new cold war ~~ Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal

https://thegrayzone.com/2021/08/21/us-afghanistan-pullout-cia-opium-pipeline/  ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~ Introduction by dmorista This is a two hour long interview with Pepe Escobar.  Escobar is very anti-American (tiresomely so sometimes) but has spent a lot of time in Afghanistan and knows some of the Afghan people.   The first part of the interview refers to an… Continue reading Inside US Afghanistan pullout, CIA opium ratline, pipeline conflict, new cold war ~~ Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal

Off the Rails: New report by Corporate-funded think-tank reveals how profit-driven motives drive New Cold War against China ~~ Danny Haiphong

https://mronline.org/2021/06/08/off-the-rails-new-report-by-corporate-funded-think-tank-reveals-how-profit-driven-motives-drive-new-cold-war-against-china/ ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~  Introduction by dmorista:  The crux of the arguments that Haiphong addresses in this article is that China used existing technology (manufactured under standard licensing agreements I hasten to add although Haiphong did not address that issue) but subsidizes it with their massive economic surpluses; and… Continue reading Off the Rails: New report by Corporate-funded think-tank reveals how profit-driven motives drive New Cold War against China ~~ Danny Haiphong

We Lost the War in Afghanistan. We Need to Say So ~~ William Rivers Pitt

 https://truthout.org/articles/we-lost-the-war-in-afghanistan-we-need-to-say-so/ ~~ posted for collectivist ~~  Apparent suicide bombers struck at the Abbey Gate of the Kabul airport in Afghanistan just as evening was settling in, followed by a second bombing at a nearby hotel. The gate itself was not in use — other gates had been prioritized for the swift removal of U.S. personnel… Continue reading We Lost the War in Afghanistan. We Need to Say So ~~ William Rivers Pitt

What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me About the American Empire. ~~ Howard Zinn

https://scheerpost.com/2021/08/16/what-the-classroom-didnt-teach-me-about-the-american-empire/ The late, great Howard Zinn. [dalioPhoto / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By HOWARD ZINN / TomDispatch With an occupying army waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with military bases and corporate bullying in every part of the world, there is hardly a question any more of the existence of an American Empire. Indeed, the once fervent denials have turned… Continue reading What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me About the American Empire. ~~ Howard Zinn

“Antiwar Sentiment in the Military Is Stronger Than Ever.” AN INTERVIEW WITH MIKE PRYSNER

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/08/antiwar-military-veterans-afghanistan-iraq-biden-troops ~~ posted for dmorista and introduction written by dmorista ~~ Iraq War veteran Mike Prysner on what the military-industrial complex gained by staying in Afghanistan so long, what’s next for US empire, and why antiwar sentiment is rising among active-duty soldiers. Introduction by dmorista Mike Prysner, the interviewee in this article, joined the Army… Continue reading “Antiwar Sentiment in the Military Is Stronger Than Ever.” AN INTERVIEW WITH MIKE PRYSNER

Afghanistan ~~ Margaret Kimberley

 https://www.blackagendareport.com/afghanistan-0 ~~ posted for dmorista ~~ Afghanistan Afghanistan has been at the mercy of U.S. interventions for more than 40 years. The scenes of people desperately trying to board planes in Kabul, Afghanistan, hanging from and even falling from landing gear, are reminiscent of past United States exits, most notably from Vietnam. Yet these images… Continue reading Afghanistan ~~ Margaret Kimberley

Afghanistan And The US Imperial Project ~~ Jack Rasmus

https://jackrasmus.com/2021/08/17/afghanistan-the-american-imperial-project/ ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~ Introduction: The iconoclastic left wing economist Jack Rasmus has provided a succinct analysis of what the recent and fairly spectacular collapse of the U.S. client state of Afghanistan really means and what its consequences are likely to be. I expressed similar thoughts in my first… Continue reading Afghanistan And The US Imperial Project ~~ Jack Rasmus