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No, President Trump, the Never-ending War in Afghanistan Is Not Ending

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/03/06/no-president-trump-never-ending-war-afghanistan-not-ending

The likelihood of Empire abandoning mineral and mind-altering resources in Afghanistan or a such an eastern presence for its best buddy with Zionists’ Greater Israel ambitions are indeed slim to none.

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If one is going to question the facts as being presented by Donald Trump it behooves that person to get their own facts correct.

The USA did not invade Afghanistan because of 9/11 and the role of the Taliban in it.

The Taliban did not play a role in 9/11 and offered to turn Osama bin Laden over to a third party for trial.

The attack on Afghanistan was planned before 9/11 and in fact the press in India reported on this before 9/11 indicating the new US Regime planned to invade Afghanistan.

(h)ttps://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2001/11/afgh-n20.html

Indeed as per the article the US started a destabilization effort against Afghanistan under the Clinton Presidency. Bush picked up where Clinton left off. The “Pearl Harbor” moment of 9/11 was exactly what the PNAC group was calling for. This was always a war of “empire”.

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I could imagine Trump pulling the troops out before the election… a political calculation as to whether he needs to… to defeat Biden… but then Biden is such a weak candidate… so probably not

Thank you, Suspira, for these facts!!!

Another key fact Jackson leaves out: the dead and wounded have not just been U.S. troops. Afghan children and adults have borne the vast brunt of this longest U.S. war of empire. Why are there so many Afghan refugees in Iran and elsewhere? They are fleeing the utter devastation of their country.

Jackson writes, “We have squandered trillions of dollars and lost thousands of American lives… We don’t care enough to send the troops and invest the trillions needed to occupy the country.”

We U.S. people need to care about U.S. troops enough to see them out of the forever wars–and also care about all the people and lands our troops and military machines are devastating. (I suggest Jackson check out Voices for Creative Nonviolence to see the greater forms of caring this U.S. could engage.)

That’s why I love Sanders’ idea of bringing together countries of the world to begin a massive shift of resources from the world’s militaries towards worldwide Green New Deal.

Every bullet could become a leaf. Every bomb a permaculture farm start-up grant.

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