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The NYT Suppresses Reality on Afghanistan

The NYT Suppresses Reality on Afghanistan

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)

US war on Afghanistan was planned long before 9/11, a false flag pretext for waging multiple wars of aggression, raging in multiple theaters.

The Times maintains the fiction that America went to war in Afghanistan to "(s)et up a government, help it consolidate control, and wait for Afghans to reject the Taliban in favor of stability."

Washington's permanent war agenda is longstanding, peace and stability anathema notions, hostile to its imperial agenda.

The deplorable record is clear. Jack Kennedy was assassinated for transforming himself from a warrior to a peace president, wanting US forces out of Vietnam, the message understood by his successors.

On Monday, the Times absurdly claimed "chaos rewards (the) Taliban." They came to power in the mid-1990s following years of devastating war.

Their roots go back to CIA-recruited, armed and supported Mujahideen fighters against Afghanistan's Soviet occupiers in the 1980s.

Ronald Reagan called them "the moral equivalent of our founding fathers." Today, they're one of America's mortal enemies.

Yesterday's Mujahideen are now Taliban fighters, combating illegal US war and occupation of their country.

Their extremist ideology aside, they want their country back, US-led foreign invaders out. Unlike America, they're not at war by choice. Hostilities would likely end if US forces left, along with its puppet regime replaced by Taliban governance.

The Times: "(W)ar (is) over one issue: whether or not the country can have a central, functioning state."

False! War is over Washington wanting control of the country, its resources and people, including its use as a land-based aircraft carrier targeting Russia.

Bush/Cheney created post-9/11 chaos, not the Taliban, continued by Obama and Trump, America's longest war in modern times. 

Its objective isn't winning what can't be won. It's continuing conflict, creating chaos as a pretext for remaining in the country. Justification is lost if peace and stability are restored.

Separately, the Times claimed "(w)e can't win in Afghanistan because we don't know why we're there."

Washington knows precisely why it's there and intends remaining, as explained above. Afghanistan is a geopolitical prize it intends holding onto.

Ending war and leaving the country is out of the question. US forces came to stay, permanent occupation planned.

All wars are based on lies and deception, media support vital, reporting the official narrative exclusively, suppressing hard truths.

On October 7, 2001, US forces launched naked aggression against the country. It threatened no others, nor does it today.

Bin Laden and its leadership had nothing to do with 9/11, the mother of all false flags, falsely blamed on crazed Arabs.

The official narrative hasn't changed. Nor are peace and stability possible as long as Washington maintains a military presence in Afghanistan.

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