An Empire in Love with Its Afghan Cemetery

The U.S. says it plans to pull out of Afghanistan on September 11, four months from now. We’ll believe that when we see it. They can’t leave—because they need the opium fields.  

By Pepe Escobar
Asia Times via ICH
May 6, 2021

One cannot but feel mildly amused at the theatrical spectacle of the US troop pullout from Afghanistan, its completion day now postponed for maximum PR impact to 9/11, 2021. Read More

As US Empire Fails, Trump Enters a Quagmire

by Kevin Zeese
from Counterpunch
via Information Clearing House

Trump has decided to step up the war in Afghanistan. Yet every single statement he made before becoming president was that the biggest mistake the US had ever made was to go into Afghanistan, that Afghanistan was “the graveyard of empires”, and that the best thing America could do was to get out of Afghanistan as soon as possible. (See here). Read More