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Operation Enduring Freedom Has Ended 2001-2021

by Oui Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 09:23:39 AM EST

20 Years Military Operation Shock and Awe has Sizzled Out - Cost of US Wealth expressed in $$ trillions (military technology, arms investment and bribes) and loss of American diplomatic prestige overseas.

"You are either with us, or with the terrorists."

As the United States prepares for the 20 Year  Commemoration of the 9/11 Attacks on America ...

President Bush has been talking to world leaders since last Tuesday, when terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, killing thousands.

Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair met with the President just prior to the speech and accompanied him to Capitol Hill. "We stand side by side with you now, without hesitation. This is a struggle that concerns us all, the whole of the democratic and civilized and free world," he said.

Prime Minister Blair sat to the right of First Lady Laura Bush during the address. To her left was New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani.

The House chamber, which is always used for joint meetings, was packed for the event. Mr. Bush's only other speech to the legislature was back on February 28, when the bitterness of last year's presidential election dispute filled the hall. The atmosphere this time was very different. There was unity, sorrow and determination. "Great harm has been done to us. We have suffered great loss. And in our grief and anger we have found our mission and our moment," he said.

Throughout the speech there was a vivid reminder of how much has changed in America since last Tuesday. Vice-President Dick Cheney was not in the chamber for the address. Historians say it is the first time security concerns have kept a Vice-President of the United States from participating in a joint session of Congress.

Curtain of Death - The Fall of Donald Rumsfeld

Bush, 11 September and the Conflicting Strategies of the 'War on Terrorism' | Jstor |

In Kabul today ...

Illustrates the lost fight for democratic principles, inequality, inclusion, education and women's rights.

One in three Afghans are facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity and child malnutrition | UN Relief Web |

The rationale of the Iraq War debunked

How the Press That Sold the Iraq War Got Away With It | Rolling Stone |

Matter of fact, the US mercenaries for regime change across the globe were Saudi jihadists which emboldened terror in many nations. The result is a state of high security big brother style, limited personal freedom, security checks at airports across the Western Hemisphere, intrusion into personal life across all technology and the Internet.

The worth of US promises is personified in a single person ...

His very last message ... Mission Accomplished!?

Will Zalmay Khalilzad Be Known as the Man Who Lost Afghanistan?

American Viceroy: Zalmay Khalilzad's mission | The New Yorker |

The "moderated" Taliban leadership in Afghanistan today ...

From a recent diary

Under Trump's leadership Mike Pompeo meets Mullah Baradar in Doha, Qatar to sign Peace Agreement on Feb. 29, 2020 ... the Taliban won't interfere with US Military pulling out ... literally ... read my lips.

The United States totally humiliated by the Taliban providing sanctuary to not only OBL and Al Qaeda, but a multitude of terror groups across the region.

Secretary Blinken today ...

A string of Afghan leaders corrupted by their role for the CIA ended here in the UAE, the gutter of criminality, ill gotten wealth and a totalitarian state run by despots. America's ally joined by Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in hosting US Military might and Forward Operating Bases.

On the diplomatic front to offer relief of Trump's illegal sanctions on Iran and shredding the JCPOA agreement ...

Biden retreating to a defensive ME policy in compliance with the interests of ally Israel and the signed Abrahams "Economic" Accords with the UAE, specifically Abu Dhabi Emirate.

Global Community Gathers in Russia

US Ambassador's Khalilzad pure fiction about the circumstances of S Ossatia in 2008 ...

"Que será, será"


Is unfortunately true  

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 02:08:57 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 02:09:55 PM EST

Qatar Airways flies passengers on first commercial international plane out of Kabul

Turkey does Kabul airport maintenance ...

Kabul airport security can be given to company, Turkey FM says

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 02:11:04 PM EST

From my diary ...

China Releases Trump's Deck of Cards

Ace: enemy #1 is Mike Pompeo

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 02:12:55 PM EST

My diary ...

EU-China Strike Investment Deal

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 02:13:34 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 02:14:34 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri Sep 10th, 2021 at 12:28:51 AM EST
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JCPOA Vienna Talks and Two Elections

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 02:15:36 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 02:17:08 PM EST
Why does everyone seem to date it from 2001? Didn't it start when the Soviet Union invaded to protect womens' rights, and Reagan (and maybe Carter) supported the jihadis?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 02:31:13 PM EST
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President Lindsey Graham would reinvade Afghanistan | Dawn News |

On Tuesday, the Taliban announced an interim government dominated by the group's old guard, with no women included. Mohammad Hasan Akhund, a close aide to the group's late founder Mullah Omar, heads the new government, which does not reflect the inclusivity that Washington desires.

Hours before the announcement, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham suggested the US would reinvade Afghanistan if the Taliban allowed militants to regrow their roots in a country that was reportedly used for planning attacks on US soil in September 2001.

"The Taliban are not reformed, they are not new, ... most importantly, they're going to give safe haven to Al Qaeda, who have ambitions to drive us out of the Mideast writ large and attack us because of our way of life," Senator Graham said.

"We will be going back into Afghanistan as we went back into Iraq and Syria."
The interviewer, Stephen Sackur, interrupted him and asked: "You seriously think the United States will once again, in the foreseeable future, put troops back into Afghanistan?"

Senator Graham replied: "We'll have to. We'll have to. Because the threat will be so large ... It will be a cauldron for radical Islamic behaviour."

An Atlantik Wall on the Eastern US border will not suffice? Geez ... bad, very bad!

What happened to the US intelligence on Russian bounty on the lives of US soldiers in Afghanistan?

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 03:14:49 PM EST
On Tuesday, the Taliban announced an interim government dominated by the group's old guard, with no women included.

Just like Saudi Arabia.  When does the US invade them? On the other hand, majority-Muslim Albania now has a cabinet with 12 female minsters out of 16. Maybe they should invade the US....

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 05:36:11 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 at 07:27:06 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Sep 10th, 2021 at 10:05:16 AM EST
I know everyone loves the classics, but are you really a band if you produce no new material for 20 years?
by generic on Fri Sep 10th, 2021 at 11:03:38 AM EST
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Never need to be creative once a solid brand has been found ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Sep 10th, 2021 at 11:19:52 AM EST
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Israel bolstering legal team ahead of UN Gaza probe | ToI - June 2014 |

A jittery Israeli military is gearing up for what could become its next big battle: dealing with UN investigations that could result in war-crimes allegations.

The army has beefed up its legal staff, is conducting internal investigations of its wartime actions and has prepared a detailed PR campaign of satellite photos and video clips -- hoping to persuade the world that its war against Hamas was justified.

"We take our business seriously, and as such we operate within the rules and regulations under the laws of war," said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman.

More than 2,100 Palestinians were killed in the 50 days of fighting, most of them civilians, according to UN and Palestinian estimates in the Gaza War.

UN Gaza Inquiry finds credible allegations of war crimes committed in 2014

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Sep 10th, 2021 at 04:05:53 PM EST

IAEA Director General will visit Tehran in the near future to hold high level consultations with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran with the aim of enhancing cooperation between Iran and the IAEA in different fields and discussing current issues of mutual interest.

IAEA's inspectors are permitted to service the identified equipment and replace their storage media which will be kept under the joint IAEA and AEOI seals in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The way and the timing are agreed by the two sides.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Sep 12th, 2021 at 05:54:29 PM EST
Some interest groups press for war on Iran ...

More war propaganda ...

The Marivan Project: New Information on Iran's nuclear weapons program - NCRI

About us ...

Exiled dissidents claim Iran building new nuclear site | Reuters - July 2013 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Sep 12th, 2021 at 05:55:18 PM EST
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PM Netanyahu: Documents prove Iran lied about nuclear program - May 2018

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Sep 12th, 2021 at 06:09:50 PM EST
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Likely by Mossad action against Iran's nuclear facilities ...Iran expresses deep appreciation 😖

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Sep 13th, 2021 at 12:13:32 PM EST
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"Afghanistan is an earthquake, a shattering, shattering earthquake, and this is going to stay with us for a very, very long time," the official said on Monday. He added that the episode marked a complete break with the outdated Carter doctrine - a commitment that an oil-dependent US would use military force to defend its interests in the Gulf.

"Can we really depend on an American security umbrella for the next 20 years? I think this is very problematic right now - really very problematic."

He suggested that 20 years of warfare, supposed to be "a battle against those who had hijacked Islam", had left no legacy in Afghanistan, and predicted that the Taliban's seizure of power would prompt concern among leaders in West Africa and the Sahel about the rise of a newly confident Islamic extremism.

The Baghdad Pact to thwart Communist expansion has been busted by CIA arms and funding of Jihadists and Islamic terror groups.

Insight into a Suicide Bomber Training Camp in Waziristan | March 2010 |

Brzezinski tours Khyber Pass refugee camps followed by talks with Zia and ISI | Feb. 2, 1980 |

"That land over there is yours, you will go back there one day because your fight will prevail, and you'll have your homes and mosques back again, because your cause is right and god is on your side."

Allahu Akbar!

"Good luck to you." [applause, cheers and chants]

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 14th, 2021 at 12:10:54 AM EST

Security researchers at Citizen Lab have discovered
an exploit that they believe has been used by government clients of NSO Group, the Israeli spyware company, to silently hack into iPhones and other Apple devices since February 2021.

Apple patches an NSO zero-day flaw affecting all devices

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 14th, 2021 at 12:22:51 AM EST
Missing Inclusivity | Dawn News |

Along with the above-mentioned incidents, the make-up of the interim Taliban government -- announced earlier this week -- is anything but inclusive. The all-male line-up consists of the Taliban old guard, as well as members of the movement's inner circle. There appear to be no members of the Tajik, Uzbek and Hazara communities in the interim set-up. Therefore, all things considered, the Taliban's promises of inclusivity appear to be ringing hollow. The hard-line group's honeymoon period in power is closing fast, and if a broad-based government is not formed soon, Afghanistan may well collapse into civil war.

Taliban leaders in major bust-up at presidential palace | BBC News |

Taliban's flag-raising ceremony on anniversary 9/11 attacks on America

    The white banner bearing a Quranic verse was hoisted by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, the prime minister of the Taliban interim government, said Ahmadullah Muttaqi, multimedia branch chief of the Taliban's cultural commission.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 14th, 2021 at 08:09:45 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Sep 15th, 2021 at 02:02:17 PM EST
Waiting for Hitler Rants Parodies on YouTube to cover this one.
by rifek on Thu Sep 16th, 2021 at 07:31:28 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Sep 15th, 2021 at 02:05:30 PM EST
Couldn't build the Border Wall ... wish to destroy that Great Wall across China's frontier. MAGA by destroying the lives of other nations.

Why Milley checked nuclear procedures, called China in final days of Trump presidency

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Sep 15th, 2021 at 02:06:55 PM EST
From my writing earlier this year ...

The Trump - Kushner - Pompeo wrecking ball failed to level the Islamic Republic of Iran. Netanyahu has spent six years to send the UN JCPOA nuclear treaty to the waste bin of history. Trump losing the historic election was unable to push the button. Trump's dilemma was between his personal LOSS, need to stay in power on the home front, and clear the decks in order to sabotage the uneventful new presidency of "sleepy Joe". Trump failed on all fronts, except he's doing well splitting the Republic party in two from Mar-y-Lago.

Trump had to get rid of close allies who refused to play along with the president's end game. He ousted Pentagon military leadership, DHS officials and DOJ who refused to throw the election his way. Pompeo stayed on his post as a true Trump believer to do the unheard damage to the State Department instead of accepting election defeat of his boss and take part in a smooth transition.

In my analysis from afar, just as in 2012 with the Obama veto, this time it was just chance that the US and/or Israel didn't attack the Islamic Republic of Iran. The coming months will see the security leaks and be witness how near disaster Trump took America.

The Capitol Riot failed president Trump in blocking US Congress accepting the Electoral College votes. Its failure may have prevented an attack on Iran also. Pelosi alert about the nuclear football wasn't without reason. The Republican party has become treacherous to America, the Constitution and Democracy.

[Source: Drama In Netanyahu's Security Cabinet]

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Sep 15th, 2021 at 02:08:59 PM EST
Milley stands by communications with China amid backlash sparked by new book revelations | CBS News |

Colonel Dave Butler, a spokesman to Milley, said in a statement to reporters the calls are part of his regular communications with defense chiefs worldwide, including China and Russia, and are crucial to reducing tensions between nations, as well as "avoiding unintended consequences or conflict."

"His calls with the Chinese and others in October and January were in keeping with these duties and responsibilities conveying reassurance in order to maintain strategic stability," Butler said in a written statement. "All calls from the chairman to his counterparts, including those reported, are staffed, coordinated and communicated with the Department of Defense and the interagency."

Dubious of Trump's sanity, US general secretly called China: book | France24 |

My post on the last days of Nero in the White House ...

Scorched Earth Policy White House | Jan. 11, 2021 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Sep 15th, 2021 at 09:00:18 PM EST

Fuel delivery arranged by Hezbollah arrives in Lebanon

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 16th, 2021 at 10:10:36 PM EST
EU lawmakers call for Lebanon sanctions if new government fails

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told the European Parliament that, while Lebanon's economic model was broken, the moment for sanctions had passed because politicians formed a government on Sept. 10.

Taking note of Lebanon's formation of a government after more than a year of political deadlock, the European Parliament in Strasbourg issued a resolution saying EU governments cannot yet release pressure on the country.

The parliament voted 575 in favour, 71 against and with 39 abstentions.

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 16th, 2021 at 10:11:49 PM EST
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Iran Gets Full Membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation | Caspian News |

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