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We Are Not Saved
9 Days vs. 3 Years

We Are Not Saved

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 26:48


The US-backed regime in Afghanistan lasted 9 days from the taking of the first provincial capital to the taking of Kabul. After the withdrawal of the Soviets in 1989. That government lasted over three years. What was the difference? Why after spending two trillion dollars and twice as long in the country did we do so much worse? Francis Fukuyama has asserted that the are no ideologies which can compete with liberal democracy. And everyone seems to believe that, but if that's so why did we have such a hard time implanting it in Afghanistan?

Carbone 14, le magazine de l'archéologie
Quel avenir pour le passé d'Afghanistan ?

Carbone 14, le magazine de l'archéologie

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 29:12


durée : 00:29:12 - Carbone 14, le magazine de l'archéologie - par : Vincent Charpentier - La déroute de l'armée afghane, la fuite du président Ghani, puis la prise de pouvoir talibane le 15 août laissent présager quelque catastrophe pour les œuvres d'art et d'archéologie. Nous en parlons avec deux spécialistes. - réalisation : Vanessa Nadjar - invités : Philippe Marquis Conservateur et directeur de la Délégation Archéologique Française en Afghanistan (DAFA).; Julio Bendezu-Sarmiento Chargé de recherche au CNRS, ancien directeur de la Délégation Archéologique Française en Afghanistan (DAFA).

Fallacious Trump
Double Standard - FT#83

Fallacious Trump

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 80:57


In the eighty-third episode we explore the Double Standard Fallacy, starting with Trump selectively accepting the media 'calling' the election depending on who won, Kayleigh McEnany claiming Biden's phone call to Ghani was impeachable due to a quid pro quo, and Candace Owens invoking absolute medical freedom but definitely not for abortion.In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at David Cameron's inconsistent stance on using social media to arrange protests, Ed Miliband suggesting politicians who insult police should be held to the same standards as anyone else, and Boris Johnson's sister giving him excessive benefit of the doubt.In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from 30 Rock, King of the Hill and Wonder Woman 1984.Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which of three Rudy Giuliani quotes Jim made up.Then we talk about crazy people who call themselves sovereign citizens.And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.The full show notes for this episode can be found at https://fallacioustrump.com/ft83 You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com, on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrumpAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

The Joe Pags Show
Blinken pressed on allegation Biden told Afghan President Ghani to lie about the war

The Joe Pags Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 115:00


It's A Motown Monday!!! We've now recognized the 20th anniversary of 9/11 -- what's the latest from Afghanistan? We'll hear from LTC Jeffrey Addicott. And why are pro-vaxxers lying? Pags is ON!

Congressional Dish
CD238: Losing Afghanistan

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 97:18


The war in Afghanistan is over. In this episode, we document how and why the Biden administration finally admitted defeat in our 20 year attempt to create a new government in Afghanistan and we take a hard look at the lessons we need to learn. Afghanistan is a country in a far away land, but there are disturbing similarities between the Afghanistan government that just collapsed and our own. We'd be wise not to ignore them. Executive Producer: Rachel Passer Executive Producer: Anonymous  Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD236: January 6: The Capitol Riot CD218: Minerals are the New Oil CD210: The Afghanistan War CD124: The Costs of For-Profit War How We Got Here Craig Whitlock. The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War. Simon and Schuster, 2021. Patrick Tucker. August 18, 2021. “Trump's Pledge to Exit Afghanistan Was a Ruse, His Final SecDef Says.” Defense One. Eugene Kiely and Robert Farley. August 17, 2021. “Timeline of U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan.” FactCheck.org. Eric Schmitt and Jennifer Steinhauer. July 30, 2021. “Afghan Visa Applicants Arrive in U.S. After Years of Waiting.” The New York Times. Craig Whitlock, Leslie Shapiro and Armand Emamdjomeh. December 9, 2019. “The Afghanistan Papers: A secret history of the war.” The Washington Post. Mark Landler and James Risen. July 25, 2017. “Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals.” The New York Times. John F. Harris. October 15, 2001. “Bush Rejects Taliban Offer On Bin Laden ” Washington Post. The Evacuation: Those Left Behind William Mauldin. September 2, 2021. “Afghanistan Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Staff Left Behind.” Wall Street Journal. Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Annie Karni. August 29, 2021. “Series of U.S. Actions Left Afghan Allies Frantic, Stranded and Eager to Get Out.” The York Times. Sami Sadat. August 25, 2021. “I Commanded Afghan Troops This Year. We Were Betrayed.” The New York Times. Marjorie Censer. August 18, 2021. “US contractors rush to get former employees out of Afghanistan.” Defense News. Siobhan Hughes. August 18, 2021. “Afghanistan Veterans in Congress Trying to Prevent ‘a Death Warrant' for Helping America.” Wall Street Journal. Alex Sanz and Tammy Webber. August 18, 2021. “US friends try to rescue brother in arms in Afghanistan.” AP News. Seth Moulton. June 04, 2021. "Moulton, Bipartisan Honoring Our Promises Working Group to White House: Evacuate our Afghan Partners.” Contractors in Afghanistan Matt Taibbi. August 18, 2021. “We Failed Afghanistan, Not the Other Way Around.” TK News by Matt Taibbi on Substack. Jack Detsch. August 16, 2021. “Departure of Private Contractors Was a Turning Point in Afghan Military's Collapse.” Foreign Policy. Matt Stoller. July 15, 2021. “‘A Real S*** Show': Soldiers Angrily Speak Out about Being Blocked from Repairing Equipment by Contractors.” BIG by Matt Stoller. Lynzy Billing. May 12, 2021. “The U.S. Is Leaving Afghanistan? Tell That to the Contractors.” New York Magazine. Oren Liebermann. March 29, 2021. “Pentagon could open itself to costly litigation from contractors if US pulls out of Afghanistan this year.” CNN. Lucas Kunce and Elle Ekman. September 15, 2019. “Comment Submitted by Major Lucas Kunce and Captain Elle Ekman.” [Regulations.gov(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulations.gov). Aaron Mehta. Oct 25, 2016. “30 Years: William Perry — Reshaping the Industry.” Defense News. Jared Serbu. August 22, 2016. “DoD now awarding more than half its contract spending without competitive bids.” Federal News Network. 41 U.S. Code § 3307 - Preference for commercial products and commercial services. Money: Lost and Gained David Moore. August 23, 2021. “Lawmakers Benefit From Booming Defense Stocks.” Sludge. Lee Fang. August 20, 2021. “Congressman Seeking to Relaunch Afghan War Made Millions in Defense Contracting.” The Intercept. Anna Massoglia and Julia Forrest. August 20, 2021. “Defense contractors spent big in Afghanistan before the U.S. left and the Taliban took control.” OpenSecrets.org. Stephen Losey. April 16, 2021. “The Bill for the Afghanistan War Is $2.26 Trillion, and Still Rising.” Military.com. Eli Clifton. February 16, 2021. “Weapons Biz Bankrolls Experts Pushing to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan.” Daily Beast. Open Secrets. 2021. Defense: Lobbying, 2021. Open Secrets. 2021. Defense: Money to Congress. Laws S.1790 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 Sponsor: Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) Status: Became Public Law No: 116-92 on December 20, 2019 H.R. 3237: Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 Sponsor: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Status: Signed into law, 2021 May 20 House Vote Breakdown Congressional Budget Office Score Law Outline TITLE IV: BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE GENERAL PROVISIONS EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF THE AFGHAN SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM Sec. 401: Amends the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to expand eligibility to include Afghans who worked not only for the US Government for more than 1 year but also our allies as an off-base interpreter or if they performed "activities for United States military stationed at International Security Assistance Force (or any successor name for such Force). Increases the number of Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) to Afghan partners by 8,000, for a total of 34,500 allocated since December 19, 2014. Sec. 402: Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of state to jointly waive for 1 year (maximum 2 years with an extension) the requirement that Afghan partners eligible for SIVs get a medical exam before they can receive their visa. The Secretary of Homeland Security has to create a process to make sure Afghan SIV holders get a medical exam within 30 days of entry into the United States. Sec. 403: Allows the surviving spouse or child or employee of the United States Government abroad to be eligible for immigration into the United States if the employee worked for our government for at least 15 years or was killed in the line of duty. It also expands entry permissions for Afghan SIV applicants in addition to those who have already been approved. This is retroactive to June 30, 2021. Policies for Visa Processing: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Policy Manual, Chapter 9: Certain Afghan Nationals U.S Department of State -- Bureau of Consular Affairs. “Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans - Who Were Employed by/on Behalf of the U.S. Government.” Audio Sources Gen. Mark Milley: "There was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days." August 18, 2021 General Mark Milley: The time frame of rapid collapse that was widely estimated and ranged from weeks to months, and even years following our departure, there was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days. Central Command submitted a variety of plans that were briefed and approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense and the President. These plans were coordinated, synchronized and rehearsed to deal with these various scenarios. One of those contingencies is what we are executing right now. As I said before, there's plenty of time to do AARs(After Action Reviews) and key lessons learned and to delve into these questions with great detail. But right now is not that time. Right now, we have to focus on this mission, because we have soldiers at risk. And we also have American citizens and Afghans who supported us for 20 years also at risk. This is personal and we're going to get them out. President Biden on Afghanistan Withdrawal Transcript July 8, 2021 Sound Clips 01:30 President Biden: When I announced our drawdown in April, I said we would be out by September, and we're on track to meet that target. Our military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on August 31. The drawdown is proceeding in a secure and orderly way, prioritizing the safety of our troops as they depart 3:40 President Biden: Together with our NATO allies and partners, we have trained and equipped nearly 300,000 current serving members of the military, the Afghan national security force, and many beyond that are no longer serving. Add to that hundreds of thousands more Afghan national defense and security forces trained over the last two decades. 04:04 President Biden: We provided our Afghan partners with all the tools, let me emphasize, all the tools -- training, equipment -- of any modern military. We provided advanced weaponry, and we're going to continue to provide funding and equipment and we'll ensure they have the capacity to maintain their Air Force. 5:54 President Biden: We're also going to continue to make sure that we take on Afghan nationals who worked side by side with US forces, including interpreters and translators. Since we're no longer going to have military there after this, we're not going to need them and they'll have no jobs. We're [sic] also going to be vital to our efforts. they've been very vital, and so their families are not exposed to danger as well. We've already dramatically accelerated the procedure time for Special Immigrant Visas to bring them to the United States. Since I was inaugurated on January 20, we've already approved 2,500 Special Immigrant Visas to come to the United States. Up to now, fewer than half have exercised the right to do that. Half have gotten on aircraft and come commercial flights and come and other half believe they want to stay, at least thus far. We're working closely with Congress to change the authorization legislation so that we can streamline the process of approving those visas. And those who have stood up for the operation to physically relocate 1000s of Afghans and their families before the US military mission concludes so that, if they choose, they can wait safely outside of Afghanistan, while their US visas are being processed. 8:13 President Biden: For those who have argued that we should stay just six more months, or just one more year, I asked them to consider the lessons of recent history. In 2011, the NATO allies and partners agreed that we would end our combat mission in 2014. In 2014, some argued one more year. So we kept fighting. We kept taking casualties. In 2015, the same, and on and on. Nearly 20 years of experience has shown us that the current security situation only confirms that just one more year of fighting in Afghanistan is not a solution, but a recipe for being there indefinitely. It's up to the Afghans to make the decision about the future of their country. Others are more direct. Their argument is that we should stay with the Afghans and Afghanistan indefinitely. In doing so they point to the fact that we we have not taken losses in this last year. So they claim that the cost of just maintaining the status quo is minimal. 9:19 President Biden: But that ignores the reality, and the facts that already presented on the ground in Afghanistan when I took office. The Taliban is at its strongest militarily since 2001. The number of US forces in Afghanistan had been reduced to a bare minimum. And the United States and the last administration made an agreement that they have to with the Taliban remove all our forces by May 1 of this year. That's what I inherited. That agreement was the reason the Taliban had ceased major attacks against US forces. 9:55 President Biden: If in April, I had instead announced that the United States was going to go back on that agreement, made by the last administration, the United States and allied forces will remain in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future, the Taliban would have again begun to target our forces. The status quo was not an option. Staying would have meant US troops taking casualties, American men and women back in the middle of a civil war, and we would run the risk of having to send more troops back in Afghanistan to defend our remaining troops. Once that agreement with the Taliban had been made, staying with a bare minimum force was no longer possible. 10:34 President Biden: So let me ask those who want us to stay: how many more? How many 1000s more Americans' daughters and sons are you willing to risk? How long would you have them stay? Already we have members of our military whose parents fought in Afghanistan 20 years ago. Would you send their children and their grandchildren as well? Would you send your own son or daughter? After 20 years, a trillion dollars spent training and equipping hundreds of 1000s of Afghan National Security and Defence Forces. 2,448 Americans killed, 20,722 more wounded, and untold 1000s coming home with unseen trauma to their mental health. I will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving a different outcome. 11:51 President Biden: Today the terrorist threat has metastasized beyond Afghanistan. So, we are repositioning our resources and adapting our counterterrorism posture to meet the threats where they are now: significantly higher in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. 12:07 President Biden: But make no mistake, our military and intelligence leaders are confident they have the capabilities to protect the homeland and our interests from any resurgent terrorist challenge emerging or emanating from Afghanistan. We're developing a counterterrorism over-the-horizon capability that will allow us to keep our eyes firmly fixed at any direct threat to the United States in the region and act quickly and decisively if needed. 12:38 President Biden: We also need to focus on shoring up America's core strengths to meet the strategic competition competition with China and other nations that is really going to determine our future. 14:58 Reporter: Is the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan now inevitable? President Biden: No. It is not. Because you have the Afghan troops, 300,000. Well equipped, as well equipped as any army in the world, and an air force against something like 75,000 Taliban. It is not inevitable. 15:45 President Biden: Do I trust the Taliban? No, but I trust the capacity of the Afghan military who is better trained, better equipped, and more competent in terms of conducting war. 18:07 Reporter: Your own intelligence community has assessed that the Afghan government will likely collapse President Biden: That is not true 18:53 President Biden: And I want to make clear what I made clear to Ghani, that we are not going to walk away and not sustain their ability to maintain that force. We are. We're going to also work to make sure we help them in terms of everything from food necessities and other things in the region. But there is not a conclusion that in fact, they cannot defeat the Taliban. I believe the only way there's going to be -- this is now Joe Biden, not the intelligence community -- the only way there's only going to be peace and secure in Afghanistan, is that they work out a modus vivendi with the Taliban, and they make a judgement as to how they can make peace. And the likelihood there's going to be one unified government in Afghanistan, controlling the whole country is highly unlikely. 21:30 Reporter: Mr. President, how serious was the corruption among the Afghanistan government to this mission failing there? President Biden: First of all, the mission hasn't failed yet. 22:00 President Biden: There were going to be negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan national security forces, and the Afghan government that didn't come to fruition. So the question now is where do they go from here? The jury is still out, but the likelihood there's going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely. 23:20 Reporter: Mr. President, "speed is safety," as you just said in your remarks. Are you satisfied with the timeline of relocating Afghan nationals? Is it happening quickly enough to your satisfaction if it may not happen until next month at the end? President Biden: It has already happened, there have already been people, about 1000 people have gotten on aircraft and come to the United States already on commercial aircraft. So as I said, there's over 2500 people, that as from January to now, have have gotten those visas and only half decided that they wanted to leave. The point is that I think the whole process has to be speeded up -- period -- in terms of being able to get these visas. Reporter: Why can't the US evacuate these Afghan translators to the United States to await their visa processing as some immigrants of the southern border have been allowed to? President Biden: Because the law doesn't allow that to happen. And that's why we're asking the Congress to consider changing the law. President Biden Remarks on Afghanistan Strategy Transcript April 14, 2021 Sound Clips 00:38 President Biden: I'm speaking to you today from the Roosevelt -- the Treaty room in the White House -- the same spot where in October of 2001, President George W. Bush informed our nation that the United States military had begun strikes on terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. It was just weeks, just weeks after the terrorist attack on our nation that killed 2,977 innocent souls, that turned Lower Manhattan into a disaster area, destroyed parts of the Pentagon and made hallowed ground in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and sparked an American promise that we would never forget. We went to Afghanistan in 2001, to root out al Qaeda to prevent future terrorist attacks against the United States planned from Afghanistan. Our objective was clear, the cause was just, our NATO allies and partners rallied beside us. And I supported that military action along with the overwhelming majority of the members of Congress. More than seven years later, in 2008 weeks before we swore the oath of office -- President Obama and I were about to swear -- President Obama asked me to travel to Afghanistan and report back on the state of the war in Afghanistan. I flew to Afghanistan to the Kunar Valley, a rugged, mountainous region on the border of Pakistan. What I saw on that trip reinforced my conviction that only the Afghans have the right and responsibility to lead their country. And that more and endless American military force could not create or sustain a durable Afghan Government. I believed that our presence in Afghanistan should be focused on the reason we went in the first place: to ensure Afghanistan would not be used as a base from which to attack our homeland again. We did that, we accomplished that objective. I said, along with others, we would follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell if need be. That's exactly what we did. And we got him. It took us close to 10 years to put President Obama's commitment into form. And that's exactly what happened Osama bin Laden was gone. That was 10 years ago. Think about that. We delivered justice to Bin Laden a decade ago. And we've stayed in Afghanistan for a decade since. Since then, our reasons for remaining in Afghanistan have become increasingly unclear, even as the terrorist threat that we went to fight evolved. Over the past 20 years, the threat has become more dispersed, metastasizing around the globe. Al Shabaab in Somalia, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, on Al Nusra in Syria, ISIS attempting to create a caliphate in Syria and Iraq and establishing affiliates in multiple countries in Africa and Asia. With the terror threat now in many places, keeping 1000s of troops grounded and concentrated in just one country at a cost of billions each year makes little sense to me and our leaders. We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan, hoping to create ideal conditions for the withdraw and expecting a different result. I'm now the fourth United States President to preside over American troop presence in Afghanistan: two Republicans, two Democrats. I will not pass this responsibility on to a fifth. After consulting closely with our allies and partners, with our military leaders and intelligence personnel, with our diplomats and our development experts, with the Congress and the Vice President, as well as with Mr. Ghani and many others around the world. I concluded that it's time to end America's longest war. It's time for American troops to come home. 5:01 President Biden: When I came to office, I inherited a diplomatic agreement, duly negotiated between the government of the United States and the Taliban, that all US forces would be out of Afghanistan by May 1 2021, just three months after my inauguration. That's what we inherited. That commitment is perhaps not what I would have negotiated myself, but it was an agreement made by the United States government. And that means something. So in keeping with that agreement, and with our national interest, the United States will begin our final withdrawal beginning on May 1 of this year. 8:11 President Biden: You all know that less than 1% of Americans serve in our Armed Forces. The remaining 99%, we owe them. We owe them. They've never backed down from a single mission that we've asked of them. I've witnessed their bravery firsthand during my visits to Afghanistan. They've never wavered in their resolve. They paid a tremendous price on our behalf and they have the thanks of a grateful nation. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) High-Risk List Center for Strategic and International Studies Transcript March 10, 2021 Speaker: John Sopko - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Sound Clips 7:40 John Sopko: But right now, that state is under threat. In the wake of the February 2020 withdrawal agreement, all is not well. Compromise appears in short supply on either side. Taliban attacks have actually increased since the agreement was signed. Assassination of prominent officials, activists, journalists, aid workers and others have also increased, including an unsuccessful attack on one of the female members of the peace negotiating team. And the Taliban offensive on Kandahar city last October, as peace negotiations were ongoing, may well have succeeded, were it not for U.S. air support. Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have achieved little for Afghanistan so far, and only time will tell as to whether the new Biden administration initiative will bear fruit. And the Afghan people's fears for its own government survival are exacerbated by the knowledge of how dependent their country is on foreign military and financial support. 12:56 John Sopko: Another equally serious threat to Afghanistan's stability has also largely been ignored as we focus on the boots on the ground in Afghanistan. And that is the provision of last year's U.S.-Taliban agreement that stipulates that in addition to the departure of U.S. and coalition troops, or non-diplomatic civilian personnel: private security contractors, trainers, advisors, and supporting service personnel also must leave the country by May 1. Should this come to passSIGAR and many others believe this may be more devastating to the effectiveness of the Afghan security forces than the withdrawal of our remaining troops. Why is that? Because the Afghan government relies heavily on these foreign contractors and trainers to function. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 there are over 18,000 Defense Department contractors in Afghanistan, including 6000 Americans, and 7,000 3rd country nationals, 40% of whom are responsible for logistics, maintenance, or training tasks. Now, it is well known that the Afghan security forces need these contractors to maintain their equipment, manage supply chains, and train their military and police to operate the advanced equipment that we have purchased for them. For example, as of December, the Afghan National Army was completing just under 20% of its own maintenance work orders, well below the goal of 80% that was set and the 51% that they did in 2018. So that's actually going down. The Afghan National Police were just as bad if not worse, undertaking only 12% of their own maintenance work against a target of 35% and less than the 16% that we reported in our 2019 high risk list. Additionally, and more troubling. The Department of Defense does train, advise and assist command air, or commonly called TAC air recently reported that since late 2019, they have reduced their personnel in Afghanistan by 94%, and that the military drawdown now requires near total use of contract support to maintain the Afghan Air fleet. They assess that quote “further drawdown in the associated closure basis will effectively end all in country aviation training contracts in Afghanistan.” Again, why is this significant? Why do we view this as a high risk? Namely because contractors currently provide 100% of the maintenance for the Afghan Air Force, UAE 60 helicopters and CE 130 cargo aircraft and a significant portion of Afghans Light Combat Support aircraft. TAC air this January gave a bleak assessment, namely, that no Afghan airframe can be sustained as combat effective for more than a few months in the absence of contractor support. 17:51 John Sopko: Continued funding for U.S. reconstruction programs aimed at promoting economic development, rule of law, respect for human rights, good governance and security for the Afghan people may be more significant, because it may be the primary lever left for the US and other donors to influence that country. It appears that even the Taliban understand Afghanistan's dire need for foreign assistance. Because, as one of the few commitments that the US had to make last year was, “to seek economic cooperation for reconstruction, with the new post settlement, Afghan Islamic government.” Now how much the donor community wishes to stay involved will of course depend on what that government looks like and how it behaves. Numerous officials, including then Secretary of State Pompeo and Ambassador Halley, have stated that the US will be able to advance its human rights goals, including the rights of women and girls with the Taliban by leveraging or conditioning this much needed financial assistance. But unfortunately, as SIGAR has long reported, even when conditionality involved only dealing with the Afghan government, donors do not have a stellar record of successfully utilizing that conditionality to influence Afghan behavior. 27:19 John Sopko: Today our report suggests the donor community should realize the Afghan government is focused on a single goal, its survival. Afghanistan is more dependent on international support than ever before. It may not be an overstatement that if foreign assistance is withdrawn and peace negotiations fail, Taliban forces could be at the gates of Kabul in short order. Hearing: A PATHWAY FOR PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN: EXAMINING THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE AFGHANISTAN STUDY GROUP House Committee on Oversight and Reform: Subcommittee on National Security February 19, 2021 Testimony was heard from the following Afghanistan Study Group officials: Kelly A. Ayotte, Co-Chair; News Corp Board of Directors since April 2017 BAE Systems Board of Directors since June 2017 Blackstone Board of Directors Boston Properties Board of Directors Caterpillar Board of Directors Board of Advisors at Cirtronics General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. (Retired), Co-Chair Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Obama and Trump presidencies. Lockheed Martin Board of Directors since February 2020 Nancy Lindborg, Co-Chair President and CEO of the David Lucile Packard Foundation Former President and CEO of the US Institute for Peace Former Assistant Administrator for the bureau for democracy conflict and humanitarian assistance at USAID During the mid-Obama years. Sound Clips 3:13 Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA): I'd also like to take a moment to thank the nonpartisan US Institute of Peace for the support and expertise they provided to the study group during the course of its work. 3:23 Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA): In the fiscal year 2020 omnibus bill Congress led by Senator Graham Senator Patrick Leahy and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee of state foreign ops and related programs. They tasked the independent and bipartisan Afghanistan study group to quote, consider the implications of a peace settlement or the failure to reach a settlement on US policy, resources and commitments in Afghanistan. After nearly nine months of review and consultation with current and former US and Afghan government officials, allies and partners and other key stakeholders, the Afghanistan study group issued its final report earlier this month. 15:12 Kelly Ayotte: We recommend that US troops remain beyond may 1. We believe a precipitous withdrawal of US and international troops in May, would be catastrophic for Afghanistan, leading to civil war, and allow the reconstitution of terror groups which threaten the United States within an 18 to 36 month period. 15:41 Kelly Ayotte: Let me be clear, although we recommend that our troops remain beyond may 1, we propose a new approach toward Afghanistan, which aligns our policies, practices and messaging across the United States government to support the Afghan peace process, rather than prosecute a war. Our troops would remain not to fight a forever war, but to guarantee the conditions for a successful peace process and to protect our national security interests to ensure that Afghanistan does not become a haven again, for terrorists who threaten the United States of America. 37:15 General Joseph F. Dunford: Do we need to increase forces if the Taliban don't accept an extension past the first of May, and if they then would re initiate attacks against US forces? and Chairman, we heard exactly what you heard. In the fall. What we were told by commanders on the ground in the department of fence was that 4500 US forces, in addition to the NATO forces that are there was the minimum level to address both the mission as well as protection of our forces in the context of the conditions that existed in the fall in as you've highlighted, those conditions have only gotten worse since the fall so in in our judgment 2500 would not be adequate. Should the Taliban re initiate attacks against the United States Hearing: Examining the Trump Administration's Afghanistan Strategy House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on National Security January 28, 2020 Witness: John Sopko - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) Sound Clips 48:54 John Sopko: We've almost created a system that forces people in the government to give happy talk success stories because they're over there on very short rotations. They want to show success. The whole system is almost geared to give you, and it goes up the chain of command, all the way to the President sometimes. He gets bad information from people out in the field because somebody on a nine month rotation, he has to show success, and that goes up. 54:24 John Sopko: Maybe incentivize honesty. And one of the proposals I gave at that time,be cause I was asked by the staff to come up with proposals, is put the same requirement on the government that we impose on publicly traded corporations. Publicly traded corporations have to tell the truth. Otherwise the SEC will indict the people involved. They have to report when there's a significant event. So put that onus, call it The Truth in Government Act if you want, that you in the administration are duty bound by statute to alert Congress to significant events that could directly negatively impact a program or process. So incentivize honesty. 1:10:25 John Sopko: Over 70% of the Afghan budget comes from the United States and the donors. If that money ended, I have said before and I will stand by it, then the Afghan government will probably collapse. Wartime Contracting Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs September 21, 2011 Witnesses: Charles Tiefer: Commissioner on the Commission on Wartime Contracting Clark Kent Ervin: Commissioner on the Commission on Wartime Contracting Sound Clips 1:11:30 Charles Tiefer: Our private security in Afghanistan appears to be a major source of payoffs to the Taliban. Our report has the first official statement that it's the second-largest source of money for the Taliban. Sen. Carl Levin: After drugs. Charles Tiefer: After drugs, that's right. 1:25:18 Clark Kent Ervin: It's critical that the government have a choice, and that means that there needs to be at least a small and expandable, organic capacity on the part of these three agencies to perform missions themselves, so the next time there's a contingency, the government has a choice between going with contractors and going in-house and the determination can be made whether it's more effective to do it either way, whether it's cheaper to do it either way. As we said at the inception, right now the government doesn't have an option. Contractors are the default option because they're the only option. President George W. Bush announces U.S. Military Strikes on Afghanistan October 7, 2001 President George W. Bush: Good afternoon. On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against Al-Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. These carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime. More than two weeks ago, I gave Taliban leaders a series of clear and specific demands: close terrorist training camps, hand over leaders of the Al-Qaeda network, and return all foreign nationals including American citizens unjustly detained in your country. None of these demands were met and now the Taliban will pay a price by destroying camps and disrupting communications. We will make it more difficult for the terror network to train new recruits and coordinate their evil plans. ** International Campaign Against Terrorism Senate Foreign Relations Committee October 25, 2001 Witness: Colin Powell: Secretary of State Sound Clip 27:00 Colin Powell: Our work in Afghanistan though, is not just of a military nature. We recognize that when the Al Qaeda organization has been destroyed in Afghanistan, and as we continue to try to destroy it in all the nations in which it exists around the world, and when the Taliban regime has gone to its final reward, we need to put in place a new government in Afghanistan, one that represents all the people of Afghanistan and one that is not dominated by any single powerful neighbor, but instead is dominated by the will of the people of Afghanistan. Executive Producer Recommendations Elect Stephanie Gallardo 2022 Krystal Kyle and Friends. August 21, 2021. “Episode 35 Audio with Matthew Hoh.” Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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Thots on Art
Art Fair Exposé

Thots on Art

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 71:51


Just in time for the High Holidays, Amir returns stateside and hits the ground running! The th0ts chat about a major controversial comedy event, the Ghani family cash web, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and our favorite juiced-up collector. Meanwhile, a myriad of alienating art fairs opens in New York, and we dissect the Autumn '21 trends (spoiler alert: they're bleak!)

The Victor Davis Hanson Show
The Traditionalist: Presidential Abuse of the People's Trust

The Victor Davis Hanson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 36:08


VDH and Jack discuss Biden's coercion of Afghan president Ghani, his equally shocking boredom as the remains of soldiers arrive, passports on campus and the job market. Are we headed for a recessionary cycle?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Gerry Callahan Podcast
Liars Everywhere: Biden Lies About Tree Of Life Synagogue, Ghani Lies About Afghan Army, Rolling Stone Lies About Ivermectin Deaths, And More

The Gerry Callahan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 66:20


Liars Everywhere: Biden Lies About Tree Of Life Synagogue, Ghani Lies About Afghan Army, Rolling Stone Lies About Ivermectin Deaths, And More

1 More Thing With Nancy Shack
Fibbing from the Head Down

1 More Thing With Nancy Shack

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 44:31


President Biden's poll numbers are cratering. Why now? The porous border, the erosion of civil liberties, inflation, the imperious attitude toward Americans in general did not affect his approval ratings. Did the lies about Afghanistan get so big they broke through the rose colored glasses of his supporters?

The John Steigerwald Show
The John Steigerwald Show - Friday, September 3, 2021

The John Steigerwald Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 51:48


It's A Tough Job But Somebody Has To Do It Today:  Whitehouse press secretary Jen Psaki takes a turn in the barrel for a prestigious award for her answer on the new Texas abortion law.  Then, Bryan Preston of PJ Media explains why Biden's call with Afghanistan's Ghani matters.  Last up, a replay of Shannon Tiezzi from diplomat.com in light of the NHL's agreement to participate in the Olympics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

MRCTV's Podcast -Public Service Announcement
Episode 154: NewsBusters Podcast: Networks Yawn at Biden Telling Afghan President to Say Everything's Great

MRCTV's Podcast -Public Service Announcement

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 24:00


ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and MSNBC all avoided mentioning a Reuters story on a phone call between President Biden and then-Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani where Biden implored Ghani to project victory over the Taliban, whether it was "true or not."

Little Joe's Conservative Corner
JOE BIDEN'S PHONE CALL, TEXAS ABORTION RULING, AND MORE

Little Joe's Conservative Corner

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 24:25


Joe Biden has a secret phone call with Ghani about the perception of the Afghanistan withdrawal. The supreme court upholds the Texas Heartbeat Act, and more. 

Kim Iversen
LEAKED Call Between Biden and Afghan President Ghani Proves Biden LIED To Save Face

Kim Iversen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 23:19


Call between Biden and Ghani https://www.reuters.com/world/excerpts-call-between-joe-biden-ashraf-ghani-july-23-2021-08-31/

The Rush Limbaugh Show
Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show H2 – Sep 2 2021

The Rush Limbaugh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 45:15


Vivek Ramaswamy, entrepreneur and author of NYT Bestselling book, Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam, joins Clay and Buck to talk woke madness. Wokeness gives countries like China legitimacy. How can Americans fight back against the woke onslaught? Less than half of Afghan translators were evacuated. Psaki refuses to discuss leaked Biden call with President Ghani that shows he knew Afghan army was collapsing. MSNBC calls Texas heartbeat bill "forced birth" and compares it to TV show The Handmaid's Tale. Biden ties rainstorms to his Green New Deal spending bill. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Rusted Culture Podcast
Trump surrendered to the Taliban when he signed the ‘2020 Peace Agreement‘

Rusted Culture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 13:07


When Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo constructed the Doha Peace Agreement back in 2020 without the Afghanistan Government at the negotiating table, wherein Trump demanded that the Afghanistan Government release 5000 'prisoners' and then told Afghan to keep on fighting and then subsequently drew down American troops to just 2500 troops- that's when Afghanistan was lost. Who negotiates with the Taliban, the enemy of Afghanistan, to have Afghanistan release 5000 Taliban prisoners and then turns around and tells the Afghans to keep fighting the Taliban? Donald Trump did, the 'great' negotiator.. that's when we lost Afghanistan folks, when that so-called 'Doha Peace Agreement' was signed. That's when the Afghan army crumbled, that's when they were demoralized and the damage of that agreement spread like a disease into the timeframe of 7/23/2021 when  Joe Biden had his last call with then president Ghani of Afghanistan. Reuters has leaked audio from that call and we'll discuss what Trump did and how Ghani made a cry for help in that call -- but it was far too late, the damage had already been done by Trump when he signed the Doha surrender back in 2/2020.

Real Coffee with Scott Adams
Episode 1487 Scott Adams: Talking About All the Brainwashing and Propaganda That We Call Today's News

Real Coffee with Scott Adams

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 45:00


My new book LOSERTHINK, available now on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/rqmjc2a Find my "extra" content on Locals: https://ScottAdams.Locals.com Content: MAJORITY of Afghan interpreters left behind State Department preventing rescue of Americans? Some mouthwashes disrupt COVID Did Chuck Schumer warn us IC could rig elections? Joe Rogan has COVID Biden asked Ghani to lie about Taliban situation? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you would like to enjoy this same content plus bonus content from Scott Adams, including micro-lessons on lots of useful topics to build your talent stack, please see scottadams.locals.com for full access to that secret treasure. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-adams00/support

Coffee With Scott Adams
Episode 1487 Scott Adams: Talking About All the Brainwashing and Propaganda That We Call Today’s News

Coffee With Scott Adams

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 45:00


My new book LOSERTHINK, available now on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/rqmjc2a Find my “extra” content on Locals: https://ScottAdams.Locals.com Content: MAJORITY of Afghan interpreters left behind State Department preventing rescue of Americans? Some mouthwashes disrupt COVID Did Chuck Schumer warn us IC could rig elections? Joe Rogan has COVID Biden asked Ghani to lie about Taliban situation? If […] The post Episode 1487 Scott Adams: Talking About All the Brainwashing and Propaganda That We Call Today's News appeared first on Scott Adams' Blog.

The Steve Gruber Show
Steve Gruber, The Canadian border remains closed doing billions of dollars in damage to the American economy, especially in border states like Montana, Michigan, and New York

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 11:00


Live from the no panic zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice— I am Fierce and Fearless— I am here to tell the truth—I mean lets be honest—somebody has to—And—I'm the guy—   Here are three big Things you need to know right now—   Three— The damage from hurricane Ida—is substantial—but compared to other big hurricanes—the loss of life was far less than it could have been—and the levees did not break—so there is some good news—   Two— The Canadian border remains closed—doing billions of dollars in damage to the American economy—especially in border states like Montana—Michigan and New York—now lawmakers are demanding answers—   One— The total incompetence of Joe Biden as President so far—is coming out in the form of plummeting poll numbers—and collapsing confidence from the American people— in everything he has tried to do and failed—millions are seeing him for what he is—and a leader is not one of them— In fact—the majority of Americans in new polls want him to resign—and more want him impeached for the disastrous cut and run policy in Afghanistan that left countless Americans behind—to fend for themselves against the ruthless and brutal terrorist regime of the Taliban— We are also learning that Biden—on a July phone call—asked the now former President of Afghanistan—Ghani—to lie to the world about the situation on the ground—to change the narrative— The transcript of the call was released by reuters—and it shows the President asking Ghani to lie—so that they could give people a fictional account of the truth of the Taliban—the failure of the Biden plan and more— Meanwhile—Americans—including high school kids remain trapped inside the country—and there is no plan to get them out—seriously—there is no plan at all to get them out of the country—as the Taliban prepares to unleash its brutal ideas on the nation—

The Duran Podcast
Afghanistan "Extraordinary Success." Reuters SHOCKING Biden-Ghani phone call.

The Duran Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 26:04


Afghanistan "Extraordinary Success." Reuters SHOCKING Biden-Ghani phone call. The Duran: Episode 1078 Biden Defends Afghanistan Airlift As "Extraordinary Success", Commits To Helping Those Left Behind https://www.zerohedge.com/political/watch-live-biden-speaks-20-year-war-afghanistan-ends-us-defeat Exclusive: Before Afghan collapse, Biden pressed Ghani to ‘change perception' https://www.reuters.com/world/exclusive-call-before-afghan-collapse-biden-pressed-ghani-change-perception-2021-08-31/ #Biden #Ghani #Afghanistan #TheDuran

The Charlie Kirk Show
Biden's Perfectly Impeachable Phone Call

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 39:00


Remember when Democrats impeached President Trump over a phone call? Yeah, we do too. Even without a perfect call, 50 Republicans in the House and Senate have called for impeaching Joe Biden for his disgraceful surrender to the Taliban. Now, ironically, Republicans have a phone call too. In a leaked transcript of a discussion between then Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Joe Biden three weeks before the fall of Kabul, Biden pressed Ghani to lie to the international community about the strength of his government, a fact that ended up directly contradicting Biden's assertion that no one saw the fall of Kabul coming as fast as it ultimately happened. Is this phone call impeachable too? Charlie also posits intel that Biden's administration may have intentionally left billions in US Military's machinery and vehicles for the Taliban to commandeer.  Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Color Commentary with James T. Harris

President Joe Biden knew all along that his plan to get out of Afghanistan was going to be a disaster. He has left Americans behind he has left military service animals behind and he left the credibility of an entire country behind with his feckless behavior.

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand
Nick Reed PODCAST: 09.01 - Biden Pressed Afghan President To ‘Change Perception'

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 39:25


Nick Reed talks about a variety of topics in the news, including: In 2010, Joe Biden told Richard Holbrooke, Obama's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, that the U.S. had to leave Afghanistan regardless of the consequences for women or anyone else. According to Holbrooke's diary, when he asked about American obligations to Afghans like the girl in the Kabul school, Biden replied with a history lesson from the final U.S. withdrawal from Southeast Asia in 1973: “F— that, we don't have to worry about that. We did it in Vietnam, Nixon and Kissinger got away with it.” New transcripts between President Biden and Ashraf Ghani have emerged. In the call, Biden offered aid if Ghani could publicly project he had a plan to control the spiraling situation in Afghanistan. There was also a conversation about a "perception problem"

Dr. Rayna G.
Episode 294: BIDEN AND GHANI

Dr. Rayna G.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 11:04


BIDEN'S CALL, WHAT HE KNEW, AND THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM

Profile
Abdul Ghani Baradar

Profile

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 13:58


With the fall of Kabul and the Taliban back in power in Afghanistan, this week Mark Coles profiles the man who's become the public face of the strict Islamist movement - its political leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Baradar was one of those who founded the Taliban almost thirty years ago. Now, after spending eight years in a Pakistani jail, many are tipping him to be Afghanistan's next President. Mark Coles speaks to some of the world's leading experts on the Taliban to try to find out more about Mullah Baradar's background, his upbringing and what he really believes in. Producer Smita Patel Researcher Di Richardson

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Reflections on Afghanistan w/ Eric Margolis

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 38:17


On this edition of Parallax Views, journalist Eric S. Margolis joins us for the latest in our "Reflections on Afghanistan" series. Margolis, the author of American Raj Liberation Or Domination?: Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World and War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir and Tibet, has years of experience covering Afghanistan with his reporting their going back to the 1980s. He discusses a number of issues including the corruption of the Ghani government and the opium drug trade in Afghanistan, the situation with "ISIS-K" or the Khorasan group and the Taliban, the complex multi-ethnic nature of Afghanistan (the Tajiks, Pashtuns, and Hazaras), why the U.S. lost Afghanistan, the "malefactors everywhere" in Afghanistan, the history of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, the mujahedeen, the Soviet Union and Afghanistan, Eric's criticism of media coverage of Afghanistan, and much, much more.

MintCast
Decline and Fall of the US Empire: Lawrence Wilkerson Discusses Afghanistan Pull-Out

MintCast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 41:33


After 20 years of war and occupation that have caused the deaths of almost a quarter of a million people and displaced 5.9 million more, the United States appears to have finally (tacitly) admitted defeat in Afghanistan, pulling its forces and representatives out of the country.The U.S.-installed government fell within days, with President Ashraf Ghani escaping to the United Arab Emirates, reportedly with $169 million in cash stuffed in his suitcases. Ghani's departure is illustrative of the extraordinary grift of the entire operation. Overall, the U.S. spent well over $2 trillion on the Afghanistan War, making weapons contractors and construction agencies in the Washington, D.C. suburbs extremely wealthy.Today, Mintcast host Mnar Adley is joined by an individual with first-hand knowledge of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired U.S. Army colonel who was Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell between 2003 and 2005. In this role, he observed the rapid expansion of the Bush administration's War on Terror. A military veteran of 31 years, he has since become a vocal critic of American militarism and endless wars.After leaving the Bush administration, Wilkerson became an academic, teaching on public policy and security issues at the College of William & Mary and at George Washington University. Since 2020, he is also a non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute, a Washington-based think tank urging restraint in U.S. foreign policy.MintPress News is a fiercely independent, reader-supported outlet, with no billionaire owners or backers. You can support us by becoming a member on Patreon, bookmarking and whitelisting us, and by subscribing to our social media channels, including Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.Subscribe to MintCast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and SoundCloud.Also, be sure to check out the new Behind the Headlines channel on YouTube and subscribe to rapper Lowkey's new video interview/podcast series, The Watchdog.Support the show (https://www.mintpressnews.com/donations/)

RT
Wayne Dupree Show: Majority disapprove of Biden's handling of Afghanistan, how about you?

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 67:02


Biden did try to blame Trump for the immediate Taliban takeover of Kabul, as President Ashraf Ghani fled, but Trump told Fox News' "Hannity" on Tuesday night, he had no confidence in Ghani, calling him a "crook." The poll asked the question: "Who is more to blame for the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, President Biden or former President Trump?" The poll found 51% of likely voters blame Biden for the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, while 38% blame Trump. There were 15% who responded "not sure."

Hidden Forces
Afghanistan Withdrawal & Implications for U.S. Policy in Asia | Laurel Miller

Hidden Forces

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 55:58


In Episode 205 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Laurel Miller, Director of International Crisis Group's Asia Program who previously served as deputy and then acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the U.S. State Department. Laurel also held the position of senior foreign policy expert at the RAND Corporation and served as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, Senior Advisor to the U.S. special envoy for the Balkans, and Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues during her previous time in government. Today's episode is meant to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the situation currently unfolding in Afghanistan, the unique circumstances leading up to the collapse of the Afghan government, and the political and geopolitical implications of the reconstitution of a Taliban-led Afghanistan for the United States, its allies, as well as its competitors in the region. The first hour of Demetri's conversation with Laurel is about the specific events that transpired in Afghanistan over the last several weeks, specifically looking at the contributing factors that led to the seemingly sudden collapse of the Afghan army and the evacuation of the capital by President Ghani and other members of the Afghan government. What were the facts on the ground leading up to the collapse? Who was aware of those facts? And why did the Biden Whitehouse and the US State and Defense departments fail so astonishingly in planning for this contingency? The two also discuss the history of America's involvement in Afghanistan, if things could have turned out differently, and what could have been done differently in the context of what we knew then and the priorities and risks facing previous administrations going back to George W. Bush in 2001. The second half of this conversation is spent looking forward at not only the various scenarios for how Afghanistan's political and economic future is likely to play out under a Taliban regime, but also how the US's military withdrawal from Afghanistan changes the geopolitical chessboard for other regional players like Russia, China, Pakistan, India, and Iran, who have a complex set of competing security and commercial interests in Central Asia, along with an equally complex set of bilateral strategic relationships with Afghanistan's neighbors, as well as with each other. Kofinas and Miller also discuss the political and diplomatic fallout stemming from how the Biden administration is perceived to have handled this withdrawal and its implications for the upcoming midterm and presidential elections in 2022 and 2024. Finally, the talk about how all of this impacts America's strategic relationships with its allies, in particular its European partners like Germany and the UK, who played such an integral role in the mission to rebuild Afghanistan over the last two decades.  You can access the episode overtime, as well as the transcript and rundown to this week's episode through the Hidden Forces Patreon Page. All subscribers gain access to our overtime feed, which can be easily added to your favorite podcast application. If you enjoyed listening to today's episode of Hidden Forces you can help support the show by doing the following: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | CastBox | RSS Feed Write us a review on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to our mailing list through the Hidden Forces Website Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Subscribe & Support the Podcast at https://patreon.com/hiddenforces Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod Follow Demetri on Twitter at @Kofinas Episode Recorded on 08/23/2021

Wayne Dupree Show
S10E1369: Majority Disapprove Of Biden's Handling Of Afghanistan, How About You

Wayne Dupree Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 67:02


Biden did try to blame Trump for the immediate Taliban takeover of Kabul, as President Ashraf Ghani fled, but Trump told Fox News' "Hannity" on Tuesday night, he had no confidence in Ghani, calling him a "crook." The poll asked the question: "Who is more to blame for the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, President Biden or former President Trump?" The poll found 51% of likely voters blame Biden for the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, while 38% blame Trump. There were 15% who responded "not sure." Support the show: https://patreon.com/wdshow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Charlie Kirk Show
Afghanistan + America's Puppet Presidencies Have Fallen

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 55:32


Runaway Afghan President Ashraf Ghani finally spoke out Wednesday after reportedly fleeing his country with over $100 million in cash and a pile of governmental rumble behind him, claiming he had no option but to leave Afghanistan to the Taliban. What is the story behind Ashraf Ghani and how did he become America's latest failed, propped up president? In strikingly similar ways, what does Ghani share in common with America's own propped up President Biden? With eerily similar storylines, the two men who have so disgraced their nations share more than a little in common. Also, Charlie breaks down Biden's seemingly inexplicable, self-imposed August 31 troop evacuation deadline. Calls for more mandates come from the Biden Whitehouse despite troubling new data that indicates vaccinations against the delta variant are not all they're cracked up to be while a new study vindicates the natural immunity crowd.  Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Think Progressively
Ep. 45 - The Taliban Takes Afghanistan

Think Progressively

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 75:14


We are sorry for missing last week! We maaaaay have not saved our recorded episode, BUT WE ARE BACK... AGAIN! On this episode, we dive into the chaos surrounding what is happening in Afghanistan. We also talk about Andrew Cuomo resigning, the Senate approving the bipartisan infrastructure bill, how COVID continues to get worse, and Mike Lindell's cybersecurity conspiracy bonanza. If you would like to email us, you can reach us at thinkpropod@gmail.com. If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode:The Senate Approves The $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill In A Historic VoteNew Zealand announces it's locking down the entire country ... over one Covid caseCOVID-19 Booster Shots Will Roll Out In September In The U.S.REPORT OF INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT BY GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMOCovid surge prompts one Florida county to ask residents to use 911 sparinglyFlorida rep. Matt Gaetz mocks Delta variant of COVID-19 as state sets new case, hospitalization recordsDeSantis Expands Monoclonal Antibody Treatment ClinicsAfghan president Ghani flees the country as the Taliban moves on KabulTimeline of the US withdrawal from AfghanistanTrump's deal with the Taliban, explainedAfghanistan's military collapse: Illicit deals and mass desertionsWashington Post: The Afghanistan PapersRemarks by President Biden on AfghanistanFull transcript of ABC News' George Stephanopoulos' interview with President Joe BidenHow the Right Wing Is Using Biden's Afghanistan Withdrawal to Start a New Culture War

SBS French - SBS en français
Personnages - Abdul Ghani Baradar

SBS French - SBS en français

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 9:54


Focus sur la prise de pouvoir des talibans en Afghanistan et sur leur leader politique, le mollah Abdul Ghani Baradar

HARDtalk
Kamila Sidiqi: What future do Afghanistan's women face?

HARDtalk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 23:52


HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to Kamila Sidiqi, a leading Afghan women's rights campaigner, entrepreneur and government adviser under President Ghani. She escaped from Kabul as the Taliban took over. Is her cause now lost and who is to blame?

Rusted Culture Podcast
The USA has just been 'gamed' by Russia in Afghanistan

Rusted Culture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 12:07


Remember the story where "a Russian embassy employee" was a witness to Ex- Afghan president Ghani fled the country in a helicopter loaded with so much cash he couldn't fit it all in? Well, that's right out of the Russian playbook folks.. Let's look at how much Russia wanted the US out of Afghanistan and quite possibly what they did to make that a reality.. #Afghanistan #Russia  

Bannon's War Room
Episode 1,182 – The Biggest Biden Administration's Stain is Upon Us (w/ Cpt. Maureen Bannon, Liz Harrington, Mel Ghani, Mike AMC Marine )

Bannon's War Room

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 51:29


We discuss the failed withdrawal from Afghan. Our guests are: Cpt. Maureen Bannon, Liz Harrington, Mel Ghani, Mike AMC Marine Stay ahead of the censors - Join us warroom.org/join Aired On: 08/17/2021 Watch: On the Web: http://www.warroom.org On Podcast: http://warroom.ctcin.bio On TV: PlutoTV Channel 240, Dish Channel 219, Roku, Apple TV, FireTV or on https://AmericasVoice.news. #news #politics #realnews

Amerika Übersetzt
Das katastrophale Ende von Amerikas ewigem Krieg

Amerika Übersetzt

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 28:45


Im April kündigte Präsident Biden den Abzug der US-Truppen aus Afghanistan an. Während die gegnerischen Seiten darüber streiten sind sich alle einig, dass der Ausstieg eine Katastrophe war. Die Bekanntgabe des Abreisedatums verschaffte der Taliban einen Vorteil, mit dem sie das ganze Land – einschließlich Kabul – in einem verblüffend schnellen und endgültigen Schwung eroberten. Für Jiffer, die in Kabul lebte und arbeitete, waren die Bilder besonders emotional. Während Szenen von Afghanen die über den Flughafen stürmen, sich auf die Rollbahn kämpfen und sich beim Start an die Tragflächen eines Flugzeugs klammern, die Welt schockieren, erklärte die US-Regierung die Mission für einen Erfolg, während Merkel sie als bitteren Misserfolg bezeichnete. Wie ist es passiert? Wie wird die neue Taliban-Regierung regieren? Was wird aus denen, die es nicht geschafft haben?

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
FIXED AUDIO: Afghanistan, the Taliban, and the U.S. Withdrawal w/ Antiwar.Com's Jason Ditz

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 53:02


On this edition of Parallax Views, the Ghani-led government in Afghanistan has collapsed and the Taliban has retaken the nation in light of the U.S. withdrawal. Joining us to unravel the latest developments in this monumental story that is at the very epicenter of foreign policy discussion today is Jason Ditz, news editor at Antiwar.Com. We'll discuss a number of issues including how seemingly everyone was blindsided by how fast the Ghani government collapsed and how quickly the Taliban completely reasserted itself. Is it all doom from here on out? Jason Ditz believes we have to wait and see and also discusses what this all mean for the pro-restraint movement in foreign policy circles. Also is what's occuring right now a Saigon moment? Why are the voices of restraint not taking the headlines but rather the architects and supporters of the Afghanistan military adventure? All that and much more on this edition of Parallax Views.

Estadão Notícias
Taleban: a volta do terror no Afeganistão

Estadão Notícias

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 37:43


Após 20 anos, o Taleban reconquistou o poder no Afeganistão.  Na última semana, o presidente americano Joe Biden ordenou a retirada das tropas norte-americanas do país. Foi então que o grupo rapidamente começou a tomar cidade por cidade no Afeganistão até chegar à capital Cabul. O presidente afegão, Ashraf Ghani, ainda buscava uma solução com os invasores, porém teve que abandonar o território. Ghani disse em publicação no Facebook que decidiu sair para "evitar um banho de sangue" e que "inúmeros patriotas teriam sido martirizados e Cabul seria destruída" caso ele não entregasse o poder. O grupo prometeu a livre saída para quem quiser deixar a cidade, o que já está acontecendo. Vídeos publicados nas redes sociais mostram cidadãos correndo para os aeroportos na esperança de deixar o país. Militantes do grupo já afirmaram que estão determinados a impor sua versão da sharia, a lei islâmica, que inclui apedrejamento por adultério, amputação de membros por roubo e proibição de meninas com mais de 12 anos de ir à escola. No episódio desta terça-feira do Estadão Notícias, vamos falar sobre a repercussão nos Estados Unidos com a mudança de governo no Afeganistão e a resposta das autoridades, com a correspondente do Estadão em Washington, Beatriz Bulla. Também vamos conversar com a jornalista Adriana Carranca, que esteve no país em diversas coberturas. Ela é autora dos livros "O Afeganistão depois do Talibã" e "Malala, a menina que queria ir para escola".  E para discutir sobre o poderio militar do grupo extremista e a possibilidade de uma nova ofensiva militar contra o Taleban, convidamos o repórter especial do Estadão, Roberto Godoy, especialista em armamento bélico. Ainda ouvimos a análise do professor da Universidade de Stanford, Robert Crews. O Estadão Notícias está disponível noSpotify,Deezer,Apple Podcasts,Google Podcasts, ou no agregador de podcasts de sua preferência. Apresentação: Emanuel Bonfim Produção/Edição: Gustavo Lopes, Jefferson Perleberg, Ana Paula Niederauer e Julia Corá. Montagem: Moacir Biasi See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Petit Journal
O Afeganistão entre Biden e Ghani

Petit Journal

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 10:38


A coluna de hoje comenta a crise do Afeganistão por uma outra ótica: a dos presidentes Joe Biden, dos Estados Unidos, e Ashraf Ghani, do Afeganistão. Com isso, o prof. Tanguy Baghdadi tem a oportunidade de comentar o pronunciamento do Biden e a trajetória política de Ghani, que fugiu do país no último domingo. Pra se tornar apoiador do Petit Journal, acesse petitjournal.com.br E pra conhecer nossos cursos e aulas gratuitas, acesse petitcursos.com.br

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Afghanistan, the Taliban, and the U.S. Withdrawal w/ Antiwar.Com's Jason Ditz

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 52:05


On this edition of Parallax Views, the Ghani-led government in Afghanistan has collapsed and the Taliban has retaken the nation in light of the U.S. withdrawal. Joining us to unravel the latest developments in this monumental story that is at the very epicenter of foreign policy discussion today is Jason Ditz, news editor at Antiwar.Com. We'll discuss a number of issues including how seemingly everyone was blindsided by how fast the Ghani government collapsed and how quickly the Taliban completely reasserted itself. Is it all doom from here on out? Jason Ditz believes we have to wait and see and also discusses what this all mean for the pro-restraint movement in foreign policy circles. Also is what's occuring right now a Saigon moment? Why are the voices of restraint not taking the headlines but rather the architects and supporters of the Afghanistan military adventure? All that and much more on this edition of Parallax Views.

Bill Handel on Demand
Wayne on the News [EARLY EDITION]

Bill Handel on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 27:58


Wayne Resnick fills in for Bill Handel. He and Jennifer Jones Lee provide your daily news update with topics that include: LAUSD students and staff head to COVID-19 testing sites ahead of their first day of fall classes, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani leaves Afghanistan as Taliban forces move on capital, and an earthquake in Haiti has rescuers searching for survivors as the death toll rises to nearly 1,300.

Up First
Monday, August 16, 2021

Up First

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 12:25


The Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan after President Ghani fled the country. Now the U.S. military is running Kabul's international airport and racing to evacuate Americans and those who worked with the U.S. during the 20-year war. Also, the death toll continues to rise after a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti.

Géopolitique
Afghanistan : tout est perdu, fors l'honneur

Géopolitique

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 2:54


durée : 00:02:54 - Géopolitique - par : Pierre  Haski  - Les Talibans ont pris Kaboul, le président Ghani a fui pour le Tadjikistan. Il reste à évacuer nos ressortissants et ceux des Afghans qui ont travaillé pour nous.

Own The Future
⚡️BREAKING⚡️: Taliban handed Afghanistan--no resistance: Vietnam Remixed [E249]

Own The Future

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 46:20


Taliban reaches Kabul and The Afghan/NATO government peacefully handover over power to Taliban ending a 20 year conflict and time traveling Afghanistan BACK to 2001 and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan under Taliban reign.Time Stamps  0:00  Taliban take power after 20 years   1:09  Intro   1:27  Afghan President Ghani Resigns   2:27  Hug and Kisses   2:49  Military Bases   2:57  Humvees   2:59  Airplanes   3:01  Blackhawk Helicopters   3:21  Transitional Government? (New intel says no transition but pure Taliban Rule)   3:49  Has the USA learned anything since Vietnam?   4:02  Taliban Gained needed recognition   4:36  Biden: July 8th "Taliban will not take over"   5:54  Mystery of why Afghanistan folded--suspicion    10:51  Biden July 8th on Vietnam   13:41  Vietnam Chopper   14:20  Afghan Chopper   15:19  Backed up visa office   16:13  Positive development?   19:10  Taliban moved faster than expected and no resistance.   21:49  Yeah That Makes Sense   22:16  Jen Psaki - Taliban finding place in International Community   22:47  Trap of "Multiculturalism"   26:03  NPR on the Taliban   27:58  TRUMP'S biggest mistake?   28:41  Biden Blames Trump   31:44  Mahbooba Seraj on state of Afghanistan   34:19  Ruling Elite view Afghanistan as pawn?   37:19  Shifting global Epoch   38:29  Listeners like you   40:15  Weaver and Loom   41:13  Sun Tzu, Art of War   44:57  Get more by building your community up.    45:59  Own your Future like the Taliban own AfghanistanDetailed Show Notes and Media/Article links: http://249.lucasskrobot.com/VALUE FOR VALUE- If you get value out of this show— support the show in the value that you've received. You can do that by visiting the website and giving Fiat currency thereORYou can stream bitcoin by listening Podcasting 2.0 Certified apps: Podfriend - Breez - Sphinx – Podstation To find one visit http://newpodcastapps.com and find a player with the “VALUE” tag. I personally listen on Breez. If you want to get MORE value out of the show, talk about it with a colleague or co worker, or friend. You will begin to build (hopefully) stronger relationship and culture through texting this to a friend and then talking about the concepts discussed here. Remember, as leaders our first job is to define reality and define culture and that is done brick by brick. Until next time… uncover your purpose, discern the Truth, and own the future.To take more steps to live a focus life to achieve your dreams and fulfill your destiny–get my book Anchored the Discipline to Stop Drifting.  https://amzn.to/2Vwb22nThank you for listening, and as always you can find me at:WhatsApp: +1-202-922-0220http://www.LucasSkrobot.comTiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucasskrobotLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucasskrobotInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucasskrobot ★ Support this podcast ★

Echo der Zeit
Präsident Ghani hat Afghanistan verlassen

Echo der Zeit

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 27:14


In Afghanistan haben die radikalislamischen Taliban die Hauptstadt Kabul erreicht. Präsident Ashraf Ghani verliess darauf sein Land. Was heisst das nun für das seit Jahrzehnten von Krieg und wirtschaftlichem Niedergang gezeichnete Afghanistan? Antworten von SRF-Korrespondent Thomas Gutersohn. Weitere Themen: (01:14) Präsident Ghani hat Afghanistan verlassen (12:23) Droht der Schweiz eine Immobilienblase? (15:22) Der Krieg in Äthiopien weitet sich aus (21:04) Ein wenig Emanzipation für die Domspatzen

PBS NewsHour - World
Taliban captures more territory as U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan continues

PBS NewsHour - World

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 7:07


More U.S. reinforcements are arriving in Kabul today to help evacuate U.S. and Afghan personnel and protect the embassy as the Taliban advances through the country, capturing several key areas and calling for President Ghani to resign. The Taliban's advance comes three weeks before the planned end of Biden's military withdrawal. New York Times Correspondent Thomas Gibbons-Neff joins from Kabul, Afghanistan with the latest on the ground. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

PBS NewsHour - Segments
Taliban captures more territory as U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan continues

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 7:07


More U.S. reinforcements are arriving in Kabul today to help evacuate U.S. and Afghan personnel and protect the embassy as the Taliban advances through the country, capturing several key areas and calling for President Ghani to resign. The Taliban's advance comes three weeks before the planned end of Biden's military withdrawal. New York Times Correspondent Thomas Gibbons-Neff joins from Kabul, Afghanistan with the latest on the ground. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

PBS NewsHour - Politics
Taliban captures more territory as U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan continues

PBS NewsHour - Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 7:07


More U.S. reinforcements are arriving in Kabul today to help evacuate U.S. and Afghan personnel and protect the embassy as the Taliban advances through the country, capturing several key areas and calling for President Ghani to resign. The Taliban's advance comes three weeks before the planned end of Biden's military withdrawal. New York Times Correspondent Thomas Gibbons-Neff joins from Kabul, Afghanistan with the latest on the ground. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Enfoque internacional
Enfoque Internacional - En vísperas del retiro estadounidense de Afganistán, los combates se intensifican

Enfoque internacional

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 2:44


El ejército regular afgano pidió a los civiles evacuar Lashkar Gah antes de lanzar una ofensiva para desalojar a los talibanes de estas ciudad. Los enfrentamientos se han intensificado desde principios de mayo, cuando los insurgentes aprovecharon la retirada de las fuerzas extranjeras lideradas por Estados Unidos, que deben abandonar Afganistán el 31 de agosto después de casi 20 años de presencia. El ejército afgano instó este martes a los civiles a evacuar la ciudad sitiada de Lashkar Gah antes del lanzamiento de una operación para intentar expulsar a los talibanes. "Les pedimos abandonar sus casas lo antes posible así podemos empezar nuestra operación", dijo el general Sami Sadat a los habitantes de la capital de la provincia de Helmand, en el sur del país, en un mensaje a los medios para que lo difundan. Por lo menos 40 civiles murieron y 118 resultaron heridos en las últimas 24 horas en los combates en esa ciudad, indicó la Misión de Asistencia de las Naciones Unidas en Afganistán (Unama en inglés). Unama indicó su "profunda preocupación por los civiles afganos en Lashkar Gah", donde los enfrentamientos "se intensifican" entre les "talibanes que continúan su ofensiva por tierra y el ejército afgano que intenta rechazarlos". El ultraconservador grupo islámico se hizo con el control de numerosas zonas rurales desde que las fuerzas extranjeras anunciaran su retirada de Afganistán a principios de mayo, pero están encontrando una mayor resistencia en las capitales provinciales. Los enfrentamientos se han intensificado desde principios de mayo, cuando los insurgentes aprovecharon la fase final de la retirada de las fuerzas extranjeras lideradas por Estados Unidos, que deben abandonar Afganistán el 31 de agosto después de casi 20 años que culminan con un fracaso total para Washington. En los últimos meses, los insurgentes islamistas ultraconservadores han consolidado su presencia en buena parte del territorio afgano a tal punto que cerca del 40% de la población vive bajo su yugo. ¿Un retiro demasiado abrupto? Los talibanes asaltaron al menos tres capitales de provincia durante la noche --Lashkar Gah, Kandahar y Herat-- tras un fin de semana de intensos combates en los que miles de civiles huyeron del avance de los insurgentes. En un discurso en el parlamento, el presidente Ashraf Ghani culpó del deterioro de la seguridad a Washington, asegurando que su decisión de sacar las tropas internacionales del país "fue tomada abruptamente". “Lo que el presidente Ghani ha manifestado, es el fracaso de la intervención de EE.UU. En el año 2004-2005 ya se estaban viendo los fallos que había en la estrategia tanto militar como de reconstrucción que se había diseñado para la estabilización de Afganistán”, recuerda José Miguel Calvillo, doctor en Relaciones Internacionales por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y profesor en la Universidad Camilo José Cela. En entrevista con Angélica Pérez de RFI, Calvillo estima que “la administración afgana tiene su parte de responsabilidad porque han tenido tiempo suficiente para poder formar o capacitar unas fuerzas autónomas.” La guerra más larga de EEUU que comenzó hace 20 años contra los talibanes termina con un desastre para Washington ya que todo indica que tras hacerse con porciones significativas del territorio, los talibanes van a retomar el poder central. Incapacidad militar del gobierno afgano La falta de recursos es uno de los factores que explican la incapacidad del gobierno afgano en reconstruir un ejército nacional, según José Miguel Calvillo. “Sí es verdad que Afganistán es un Estado totalmente dependiente de la ayuda internacional para mejorar y capacitar a sus fuerzas armadas y para la reconstrucción del país. Pero creo que la administración afgana se ha acomodado a la idea de que EE.UU. no se iba a retirar nunca desde el teatro de operaciones afgano. Eso ha llevado la administración a una inercia que cuando ha llegado el día del abandono del país, no solamente de Estados Unidos sino del resto de la comunidad internacional, pues las fuerzas afganas no están lo suficientemente preparadas como para contener el avance de los talibanes”, agregó el experto en asuntos internacionales. La Agencia France Presse reporta que, en el sur de Afganistán, el gobierno desplegó cientos de comandos en Lashkar Gah y emplea ataques aéreos para evitar que sea la primera capital provincial en caer en manos de los talibanes. "Hay combates, cortes de electricidad, enfermos en el hospital, las redes de telecomunicaciones no funcionan. No hay medicamentos y las farmacias están cerradas", dijo Hawa Malalai, una residente, citada por AFP. Según el experto en Afganistán Nishank Motwani, "si las ciudades afganas caen (...) la decisión de Estados Unidos de retirarse de Afganistán será recordada como uno de los errores estratégicos más notables de la política exterior estadounidense".

Gray Matters
Digital Humanities ft. Dr. Casarae Abdul-Ghani

Gray Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 44:09


Sharmeen & Rikki delve into the digital humanities with Dr. Casarae Abdul-Ghani.