News arrives a little more slowly here in northern Iceland. But as the details of the horrific attack against US service members and Afghan nationals came in across my phone, so too did many arguments that these are exactly the same sorts of individuals the US should remain […]
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds voters place equal blame on Afghan leaders and President Biden for the current situation in This survey was conducted online within the United States from August 13-14 and August 16-17 among 1919 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling […]
Brittany Ramos DeBarros, New York congressional candidate, discusses the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban.
By Caitlin Johnstone ISIS has reportedly claimed credit for an explosion near Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport. As of this writing there are around 90 dead including 13 US military personnel, though to read western mainstream media reports you’d think only US troops died and not scores of Afghans as […]
By Patrick Buchanan, Intellectual Takeout As President Lyndon Johnson and the best and brightest of the 1960s were broken on the wheel of Vietnam, the Biden presidency may well be broken on the wheel of the Taliban’s triumph in Afghanistan. Less than a week into the chaotic U.S. […]
By Tom Vanden Brook Josh Meyer Rebecca Morin USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Explosions outside the Kabul airport that have caused multiple U.S. casualties come as Biden administration officials have been alarmed in recent days by threats at Hamid Karzai International Airport by ISIS-K, a terrorist group that is a […]
Kyle has spent more time saying “WE ARE STILL IN AFGHANISTAN” than the MSM has even mentioned them in the last decade.
Ryan Grim, Alyssa Farah and Kim Iversen discuss the security threat that prompted the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan to tell Americans to avoid the Kabul airport.
By Nadia Ahmad Common Dreams The American departure from Afghanistan was inevitable. We shouldn’t ask what went wrong? We need to ask: what could possibly have gone right? Since the U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan, there has been no shortage of solidarity statements to mourn the demise of democracy […]
I don’t necessarily endorse these “smart perspectives” that Linker recommends, but they make for interesting reading. By Damon Linker, The Week If you’re like me, you’ve been frustrated and more than a little irritated by media analysis of recent events in Afghanistan. While on-the-ground reporting has been invaluable, […]
By Joel Mathis, The Week The bombings at the Kabul airport on Thursday is a reminder of a fundamental truth: War is an ugly, bloody, violent affair. That may seem self-evident, even simple. Everybody has heard the “war is hell” cliché at some point. But it bears repeating at this […]
By Samuel Goldman, The Week America’s European allies are not happy about the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. In a speech last week, the EU’s foreign policy official Josep Borrell described the situation as a “catastrophe.” Borrell is not the only European critic. German politician Armin Laschet, who […]
Ryan Grim, Alyssa Farah, and Kim Iversen discuss the MSM’s coverage of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
By Ivana Saric, Axios 62% of Americans do not believe the war in Afghanistan was worth fighting, according to an AP-NORC poll conducted Aug. 12–16, as the Afghan government verged on collapse following the withdrawal of U.S. forces. Why it matters: Biden has faced intense criticism over the […]
Biden job approval falls; handling of troop removal is negative but support for withdrawal remains — CBS News poll
63% of Americans continue to favor withdrawal from Afghanistan in spite of hysterical media propaganda to the contrary, from both the liberal and conservative press. By Anthony Salvanto, Jennifer De Pinto, Kabir Khanna, Fred Backus, CBS News Most Americans have wanted to withdraw from Afghanistan for a while, […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley In case you haven’t noticed, the shit has kind of hit the fucking fan in Kabul. If you haven’t noticed, you must be Amish and I envy you because the banshees of cable news have been screaming about […]
He hints at Somalia, the Arabian Peninsula (Yemen?), Syria, and Iraq. During Joe Biden’s Afghanistan speech, he telegraphs where we can expect the US to intervene in the near future, so listen up to find out if your country is next. Plus jack Allison, Leslie Lee and Katie […]
Breakthrough News The US has admitted its defeat after two decades of imperialist war in Afghanistan. Why did the US stay in this war for 20 years? Who was profiting? And who is yelling the loudest right now about human rights in hopes of getting back those military […]
By Rafia Zakaria, The Nation Afghan women never asked for US air strikes. On a March evening in 1999, a wealthy Hollywood socialite named Mavis Leno, the wife of late-night superstar Jay Leno, held a fundraiser to which she invited her rich and/or famous friends. The event was […]
By Matthew Gault, Vice The Taliban banned production of the poppy in 2000. After twenty years of war, Afghanistan is now responsible for 82% of the world’s opium supply. Before the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001, around 82,000 hectares of Afghanistan cultivated poppy, the plant that produces opium […]
After a week of Afghanistan hot takes, one thing is clear: the left has an isolationism problem. Everyone agrees that imperialism is bad. But disagreement has emerged over what obligation, if any, America has to the country it’s occupied for 20 years, and the individuals left behind. On […]
By Keith Preston I lean toward the view that Biden’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan has something to do with US-China relations. It appears that the US is ceding Afghanistan to the Chinese orbit. But the question is why? Joe Biden is a career-long operative for the banking […]
“The first thing I am going to tell my successor is, don’t trust the military men – even on military matters.” -35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy,
By Ryan Hass, Brookings Institute In recent days, many analysts have stepped forward to provide predictions on how America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan will impact China’s regional and global standing. Some argue the withdrawal will free up American resources to focus on China and the Indo-Pacific. For others, the […]
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 64 percent support U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Ryan Grim, Alyssa Farrah, and Kim Iversen discuss.
She was the only one who got it right in 2001. Even Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul voted for the war in Afghanistan. In 2001, every single member of the House and Senate voted for war in Afghanistan. Except one. Congresswoman Barbara Lee joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss […]
Kim Iversen breaks down the history of war promises made by modern American presidents from Richard Nixon to Joe Biden.
Ryan Grim analyzes the “military cable complex.
Ken Klippenstein, investigative reporter at The Intercept, discusses the biometric devices and data that were seized by the Taliban and explains why it’s so dangerous.
Scott Horton joins us to discuss the decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, the specifics of how it was done, and the content of Joe Biden’s speech to the nation. Ep. 1952 Scott Horton on What Just Happened in Afghanistan
Biden GUARANTEES Evacuation Of Americans In Afghanistan, Gen. Milley BLASTS Alleged Intel ‘Warnings’
Ryan Grim, Alyssa Farah and Kim Iversen discuss President Biden’s plans to evacuate American citizens from Afghanistan.
By Jack Phillips Epoch Times President Joe Biden during a Wednesday ABC News interview revealed there may be about 15,000 Americans stuck in Afghanistan as U.S. forces hastily attempt to evacuate them at the Kabul airport. Also trying to escape are tens of thousands of Afghans who either […]
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 57 percent of registered voters in the August 17-18 survey said the U.S. did not do enough to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies from Afghanistan before the Taliban took over. By contrast, 43 percent said the U.S. did […]
Spencer Ackerman, writer of the Forever Wars Substack, Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and and Produced Trump, and contributing editor at The Daily Beast discusses the legacy of the war on terror with Saagar and Marshall on The Realignment.
Krystal and Saagar are joined by journalist Michael Tracey who explains why the so-called Afghan war experts weighing in on the withdrawal should be ignored
Krystal explores the conflict brewing between deep state actors and Joe Biden following the withdrawal from Afghanistan
Saagar cuts through the media frenzy to deliver the truth about what took place in Afghanistan over the last 20 years up to today
Krystal and Saagar filter out the worst Afghanistan takes online from a few of the usual suspects as the media fanaticism around the situation continues
Krystal and Saagar expose the grifters and frauds who have profited off the Afghanistan war for the past 20 years with little scrutiny
Krystal and Saagar respond to Biden’s recent interview where he addressed the chaos happening in Kabul in the face of withdrawal
We speak to Jimmy Dore, host of the Jimmy Dore Show. He discusses why the Afghanistan withdrawal is window dressing to shift divert attention from a refocusing of US imperialism, the West’s concerns for women’s rights in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover, the Afghanistan war as a big […]
He tripled down, just like Kyle hoped for.
By Matt Taibbi MSNBC rails against the “fantastically corrupt elite” on the ground that ruined the Afghan mission, but the real corruption was our own. On MSNBC the other night, Rachel Maddow told a story about visiting Afghanistan a decade ago. She described being taken on a tour […]
We look at the brutal, stupid, and embarrassing end of our brutal, stupid, and embarrassing twenty year occupation of Afghanistan.
The Vietnam War made it impossible for the system to fight imperialist wars with conscript armies. The War on Terrorism may have made it impossible to fight imperialist wars even with volunteer professional military. In the future, the overlords of the empire will attempt to retain their position […]
Alyssa Farah reacts to the right-wing fear-mongering around potential Afghan refugees coming to the United States.
Ryan Grim, Alyssa Farah and Kim Iversen react to National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s comments on American citizens who remain in Afghanistan.
Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He’s the author of the 2021 Book, Enough Already: Time to End the War on […]
Afghanistan. After al-Qaeda terrorists attacked us on 9/11, brave warriors, special forces quickly deployed to defeat al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. They accomplished their mission rapidly and effectively. THAT is when they should have returned home. But the elite wanted to nation-build, getting us into a 20-year war with no […]
By Michael Puttré Discourse It was ‘mission accomplished’ by 2002, but then the U.S. embarked on a much bigger, and impossible, mission. The 20-year American-led experiment to turn a rogue state into a Western-style democracy has come crashing to the ground. There will be plenty of recriminations, and […]