No End to US Forever War on Afghanistan
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
On the pretext of attacking US-supported ISIS targets in Afghanistan, a Sunday Pentagon drone strike killed at least three children and other civilians near Kabul’s airport.
According to some reports, nine members of one family, including six children were killed.
Eyewitnesses said Pentagon terror-bombing targeted two civilian cars unconnected to ISIS or other jihadists, one individual saying:
“We are not ISIS…This was a family home where my brothers lived with their families,” adding:
A father and three children were killed in one car struck, including a two-year-old girl.
Pentagon spokesman captain Bill Urban falsely said “(w)e are confident we successfully hit the target (sic).”
Indisputable evidence proved otherwise.
Pentagon terror-bombing airstrikes last Friday and Sunday suggest more of the same ahead.
They’re likely part of a diabolical US plot to continue forever war on Afghanistan, its ruling authorities free from imperial control, and long-suffering people.
US forces were responsible for using live fire on Afghan civilians last Thursday, killing and wounding what one eyewitness called “significant numbers” of people — what establishment media suppressed.
According to one report, “(m)ost” victims of last Thursday’s Kabul airport attack that killed around 175 people were from live fire by US forces.
In response to what happened since last Thursday, Taliban Zabihullah Mujahid said the following:
“We condemn such attacks because it is illegal to carry out arbitrary attacks in other countries.”
“If there was any potential threat, the US should have reported it to us, rather than conduct an arbitrary attack that has resulted in civilian casualties.”
US general William Taylor’s claim that two ISIS leaders were killed, another injured, by Pentagon airstrikes last Friday was dubious at best, a bald-faced Big Lie most likely.
Adding that US strikes caused “no casualties among civilians” was exposed as false by eyewitnesses on Sunday.
Nothing reported by US sources or their press agent media should be taken at face value.
For 20 years in Afghanistan, US reports about its operations were exposed as false time and again.
Mass deception reports apply to all its current and earlier war theaters.
The first casualty of US aggression is truth and full disclosure, notably about its crimes of war and against humanity.
The same holds for US/Western media propaganda.
Masquerading as journalism, how it should be is nowhere in sight on virtually everything important for most people to know.
Release of the Pentagon Papers by Daniel Ellsberg revealed high crimes of war and against humanity — what US dark forces wanted suppressed.
Aided by Chelsea Manning, the same applies to Julian Assange’s Afghan War Diaries, Iraq War Logs, Cablegate, and the Guantanamo Files.
Exposing what the scourge of US imperialism is all about, based on hard evidence, US contempt for the rule of law and humanity was revealed for everyone paying attention to know.
A Final Comment
According to Reuters and other media reports, rockets were fired at Kabul’s airport on Monday by unidentified sources — clearly not by the Taliban that wants peace, stability, law and order restored and maintained.
What happened came a day before the Biden regime is supposed to complete withdrawing Pentagon forces, US civilians and limited numbers Afghans involved in aiding their occupation.
Most Afghans seeking US/Western help to be evacuated are being left behind, more evidence of imperial contempt toward ordinary people everywhere.
Afghanistan’s Pajhwok news agency said rocket fire targeted the nation’s capital, no casualties reported so far.
Along with the daunting task of rebuilding war-torn Afghanistan, the Taliban and others involved in new governance when formed face the scourge of US imperial designs to continue controlling what its dark forces won’t relinquish voluntarily.
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