Thursday, 2 August 2018

War Is A Racket: After 17 Years and Billions Wasted, US Seeks Peace With Taliban (Liberty Report)

US and Taliban officials met in Qatar last week to gently move toward ceasefire and possibly peace talks. Meanwhile a US government report on US spending on Afghan reconstruction has found more than $15 billion wasted in just the past 11 years! Someone got rich, many more are poorer. And many are dead. For what?

Is Trump ending the war? If the USA withdraws it's likely the Government in Kabul will not last too long. Some sort of power sharing agreement will be necessary in order to diminish the chance of casualties. If the Taliban do take over the entire country then one must hope that it is done with the minimum of fighting.

Remember, if you believe the official account of 911, it was not the Taliban that attacked the USA but Al Qaeda. The Taliban even offered to hand over Osama Bin Laden provided the US supplied proof of his involvement in the 2001 attack on New York City. In the end the US didn't supply any evidence and simply invaded the country. And rather than withdraw after successfully flushing out Al Qaeda elements, they stayed and fought against the Taliban.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 2nd, 2018.]

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