John Pilger: The US Military is a Killing Machine

Protest against U.S military interventions and endless U.S. wars, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 8, 2016

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Dandelion Salad

with John Pilger

goingundergroundRT on Sep 8, 2021

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary journalist and filmmaker John Pilger on the takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

He calls the US military a killing machine and discusses why the Afghanistan War must be viewed through the lens of Western imperialism, the scale of civilian casualties and destruction of Afghanistan by NATO countries, how the US created today’s situation by supporting Afghan jihadist forces against the Soviet Union throughout the Cold War, the social progress and progressive reform lost to history with the fall of the Soviet-backed PDPA government in Afghanistan and much more!

John Pilger also discusses the anniversary of the Pinochet coup in Chile and the trial of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

From the archives:

Abby Martin: Never Forget: Lessons of the Post-9/11 Warpath

Blinken on Damage-Limitation Tour After Afghanistan Fiasco, by Finian Cunningham

A Letter to Americans about Afghanistan, from the Margins of Empire, by Kenn Orphan

Prime Witness In Assange Case Admits To Lying + MPs Hand-Deliver Letter To Belmarsh Demanding Access To Julian Assange

What Was The First 9-11? by The Anti-Social Socialist

John Pilger: The Coming War On China (must-see)

John Pilger: The War You Don’t See

John Pilger: Breaking The Silence – Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (2006)

The War On Democracy by John Pilger (2007; must-see)