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"I contend that for a nation to try and tax itself into prosperity, is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." -- Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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The legal argument used by Washington and NATO to invade Afghanistan was that the September 11 attacks constituted an undeclared “armed attack” “from abroad” by an unnamed foreign power, and that consequently “the laws of war” apply, allowing the nation under attack, to strike back in the name of “self-defense”.

Both the media and the US government, in chorus, continue to point to the 9/11 attacks and the role of Al Qaeda, allegedly supported by Afghanistan, when in fact (amply documented) Al Qaeda was an intelligence asset created by the CIA.

Death Toll in Last Week's Kabul School Blast Climbs to 52 MikeRivero Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:10

Last week’s suicide bombing at a Kabul education center killed as many as 52 people, more than twice the death toll acknowledged by Taliban officials, according to a tally compiled by The Associated Press on Monday.

Dozens more were wounded in Friday's blast, making it one of the bloodiest attacks since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan more than a year ago. There was no claim of responsibility, but Islamic State group extremists have carried out a series of attacks against Taliban targets and ethnic minorities.

This video was filmed in a military block in Afghanistan in 2012 and shows Australian commandos discussing plans to meet a 'kill quota' of 10 - as they are preparing for an operation. The “Quota” is also reportedly referred to as kill count. In another clip, an Australian soldier is seen in a moving helicopter, firing at several unarmed Afghan civilians in a residential compound.

Some Australian military forces have also confirmed that compelling evidence exists of Australian soldiers murdering handcuffed detainees and prisoners to add to their kill count.

This incisive and carefully researched article by Larry Chin was originally published by Global Research in March 2002 under the title: Unocal and the Afghanistan Pipeline

October 7, 2022 marks the commemoration of the US – NATO invasion of  Afghanistan on October 7, 2001.

Twenty-two Years of War and Atrocities have been spearheaded by

The American military machine saunters out after a 20-year occupation, and Russia darts in: "The Taliban have signed a provisional deal with Russia to supply gasoline, diesel, gas and wheat to Afghanistan, Acting Afghan Commerce and Industry Minister Haji Nooruddin Azizi told Reuters."

A guerrilla soldier aims a Stinger missile at an aircraft passing near a remote rebel base in the Safed Koh Mountains in Afghanistan on February 10, 1988. The end of the Soviet military occupation that began in 1979 has made the Afghan army more vulnerable to these guerrilla forces, who are fighting the Russian-established Afghan government.

In 2020, a high-level Brereton inquiry report found the unlawful killing of civilians by elite Australian commandos in Afghanistan during their operation between 2006 and 2015. The report revealed that senior officials instructed young commandos to execute detainees, which they described as “blooding” of young troops.

The 2nd Commando Regiment, a special forces unit of the Australian Army, has been captured in several videos showing them discussing killing unarmed civilians in cold blood in Afghanistan during their nine years of operations.

An American contractor held hostage in Afghanistan for more than two years has been released in exchange for a convicted Taliban drug lord jailed in the United States, the White House said Monday, announcing a rare success in U.S.-Taliban talks since the militant group took power a little more than a year ago

A member of the Afghanistan Trust Fund, Shah Mohammad Mehrabi, said that $150 Million should be delivered to the markets monthly in Afghanistan to stabilize the Afghan currency.

“Use of this fund should be done for the sole purpose of price stability to defend the value of Afghani. This process can be independently monitored and audited with an option to terminate in the event of misuse. Through this process, purchasing Afghani will increase,” he said.

In August 2021, the Biden regime illegally froze Afghan funds held at the New York Fed, totaling around $9 billion — including $2 billion held by complicit Western vassals. 

The diabolical action was and continues to be a scheme to deny Taliban authorities access to the nation’s money.

At the time, Biden regime dark forces ordered the IMF and World Bank to deny financial aid to Afghanistan — with more greatly immiserating its people in mind beyond unspeakable horrors they endured for 20 years of US war and occupation.