Will Griffin: Afghanistan Papers–Another Circus Show

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Peace Report
December 10, 2019

The Afghanistan Papers arrived way past due. Everything in the Wash-Post article is something the world already knows: waste of money, waste of time and waste of lives. The gov’t lied, the corporations made money. Same shit, different war.

Just because the mainstream media outlets are finally posting about the Afghan war being a loss & a waste doesn’t legitimize that truth. Where the f— have y’all been anyway? Progressive outlets have been publishing since the beginning of how this war is unjust, immoral & illegal.

Matthew Hoh, former Pentagon official and veteran, resigned in 2009 and spoke about all the same points given in the #AfghanPapers. That was TEN YEARS AGO. Mainstream media stopped interviewing him. That’s why he had to go on RT news, Press TV and other foreign media outlets.

The #AfghanPapers are now trying to put the blame on just a few select “bad apples” in government. This takes away the fact that our system, capitalism and imperialism, is to blame, with a small minority of the rich who dictate the nation’s policies.

The US has always been a nation of wars from its inception: the genocide of indigenous folks, slavery of Afrikans, Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny, the Monroe Doctrine, Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration, Vietnam, GWOT. Today, the US is conducting military ops in 80 countries!

— Will Griffin, via The Peace Report Page on FB

Afghanistan Papers, Another Circus Show

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Afghanistan Papers

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Will Griffin: A Soldier’s Journey to Revolution

Will Griffin: The Three Main Reasons Why The U.S. Invaded and Occupied Afghanistan

Will Griffin and Matthew Hoh: Fighting the Unwinnable War in Afghanistan, Parts 1-3

17 Years of Getting Afghanistan Completely Wrong by David Swanson

The Power Principle: Empire – Propaganda – Apocalypse (must-see)

The War of US and NATO Imperialism in Afghanistan by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

Matthew Hoh: Trump’s New Afghanistan Strategy: Windfall for the Military-Industrial Complex​

Chris Hedges and Matthew Hoh: Afghanistan War Keeps Going Because the Money Keeps Flowing In

Psywar: The Real Battlefield is the Mind

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