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Patton and Westy Meet in a Bar

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This post first appeared on TomDispatch. It’s only mid-afternoon and Army Lieutenant General Victor Constant has already had a bad day.1 Soon after he arrived at the office at 0700, the Chief2 had called. “Come see me. We need to talk.” The … Continue reading

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Every American Should Watch Abby Martin’s New Afghanistan War Documentary

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 30/06/2020 - 12:33am in

The perpetual occupation of Afghanistan has become so normalized that it mostly serves as background noise to most Americans. It’s even jokingly referred to as the “Forever War,” accepted as just another constant reality. A soldier dies now and again, a couple of dozen civilians get killed in another bombing. It’s never enough to stir the population to pressure Washington enough to stop it. And the endless war drags on.

From George W. Bush to Barack Obama, to Donald Trump, every U.S. president has promised to end the war. But their plans to bring the troops home inevitably require first sending more troops to the country. You can’t look at all this rhetoric and reality and not conclude that the United States wants to stay in Afghanistan forever. And there is a reason, despite an unresolvable military quagmire, that the Empire won’t let go of Afghanistan.

In this latest “Empire Files” documentary, journalist Abby Martin covers reveals the reality of  America’s Wars in Afghanistan, from the CIA construct of the 1980s through today’s senseless stalemate. MintPress brings you documentary in its entirety, published with permission from filmmaker Abby Martin.

 
Feature photo | A young boy carries a sack of goods on his back walks past a mural depicting Washington’s peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 5, 2020. Rahmat Gul | AP

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What Did He Know and When Did He Know It?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 10:52pm in

Donald Trump faces questions about Russian bounties on American soliders. He vows to destroy the Affordable Care Act. He doesn't address rising COVID-19 rate. He goes golfing. Continue reading

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Opinion: Why I Am Angry

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 1:15am in

I’m a Navy officer. I’m a nonprofit CEO. I’m a black man in America. When in uniform, I am thanked for my service. When in a suit, I’m treated respectfully as I walk into a store or restaurant, a customer … Continue reading

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America’s Pandemic Role Reversal

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 21/05/2020 - 1:00am in

When it comes to Covid-19, an array of dangers, deprivations, and fears that have long beset the rest of the world are coming home to roost. What was "over there," is now "over here." Continue reading

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