Empire Files: Afghanistan War Exposed

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An Imperial Conspiracy

Abby Martin covers the whole truth about the Afghanistan War, from the CIA construct of the 80’s through today’s senseless stalemate. Two decades, three administrations, tens of thousands of lives; it’s time to #EndTheForeverWar.

The perpetual occupation of Afghanistan has become so normalized and mostly serves as background noise to Americans. It’s even jokingly referred to as the “Forever War,” accepted as just a constant reality. A soldier dies now and again. A couple of dozen civilians get killed in another bombing. It’s never enough to stir the population to pressure Washington to stop it. The endless war drags on.

Since 2001, almost one million US troops have been deployed to Afghanistan. Many repeatedly. Of those, 2,300 have died and the new revelation that nearly 4,000 mercenaries have also died fighting in Afghanistan, almost double the number of US troops, shows the American occupation is even bigger than were been led to believe.

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Watch Abby’s interview with Afghanistan combat veteran for more information about the senseless Forever War: https://youtu.be/-thYBWf_AIM

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  • NoNameSoSueMe

    Thank you Abby Martin. I wish you were heard across this country.

  • Alan MacDonald

    Now we are gathered in one final opportunity to educate, ‘expose’, and possibly peacefully ‘excise’ that cancer of Empire — but to do so in a non-violent, if essentially surgical manner (as you might relate to, Dr. Margaret).

    I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to cooperate with you and Kevin at “Popular Resistance”, the “Times”, CD, The Intercept, or any other highly informed — and better socially-connected than myself) in targeting and taking “Strategic Advantage”/Strategic Narrative against Empire, since I have no capacity or interest in leveraging social-media movement activity, nor politics.

    I’ve briefed out what might be called draft plan against this disguised global crony capitalist Empire, with the goal of pivoting from Mark Twain’s American Anti-Imperialist League in 1898 toward a 21st century Global Anti-Empire movement (qua party):

    A wounded bear is dangerous and deadly — but a wounded EMPEROR is seriously an “Apocalypse Now”.

    ‘We the sane and empathetic Americans’ would be far better-off for ourselves, our children, grand children, and our possibly peaceful little shared world in re-watching “Mississippi Burning” & “Bulworth” until we all:

    GET ‘WOKE’ &

    ‘FOLK’ THE


    (And by that, I don’t mean what some might think, but rather to recruit the vast majority of good ‘folks’ to do the right thing in voting for democracy over EMPIRE)

    My recently up-dated double-sided BLM demonstration, march, and protest signs simply say:







    But, we can’t place all the effort and all the risk on the Black community to ‘carry the ball’ on this critical 3rd down running play against the Empire team.

    ‘We the American people’ have to suit-up and ‘get in the game’ or at least be cheer-leaders:

    “Show me what democracy looks like”

    “This ain’t what democracy looks like”

    “This is what EMPIRE looks like”

    Best to Abby, Margaret, Eleanor, and Kevin,


  • Alan MacDonald

    Abby, thanks for your ‘exposure’ of the seminal cancer of EMPIRE as being the meta-cause of all evils; wars, Wall Street looting, domestic spying, racism, propaganda, ‘negative externality cost’ dumping of climate destruction, etc., etc., et. al. by and for this Disguised Global Crony Capitalist EMPIRE of the ‘Ruling-Elite’, UHNWIs, 0.03%ers, and self appointed “Masters of the Universe” — and coming-up, as we are on our 11th “least worst voting” cycle, we have progressed from Reagan 40 years ago, in increasingly “least worst voting” cycles to this insane 2020 selection between an insane ‘Emperor complex’ megalomaniac and an Alzheimer’s addled dope — both merely Chucky-doll puppets of the same first effectively-Disguised, truly-Global, corruptly-Crony, and Capitalist-fueled EMPIRE.

    While, in the 19th century it was said that the “sun never went dow on the British EMPIRE” and also said that “it took half the world to support the British EMPIRE” — now, in this 21st century it should be recognized, ‘exposed’ and said that “it takes more than twice the world to support this Disguised Global Crony Capitalist EMPIRE” — which is why this Pyramid of Global Empire needs to shave-off the bottom half of their pyramid, starting with the ‘surplus people’ (who only use-up; air, water, food etc,), the useable slaves, the contingent working-slave in the gig-economy, the working-poor, and much of the lower-middle class regardless of race (white as well as black) — which is why there are only two futures for ‘we the people’ to select from in the voting booth: there’s one level for democracy and one for EMPIRE — and there are more of us than them. It’s an easy choice for us — either to allow the Empire to remove the ‘surplus people’ or ‘Wealth Reform’ to, as is said of COVID-45, to “lower the curve” of the PYRAMID of EMPIRE that the Wealthy and Powerful own.

  • Jeff

    I agree with Abby Martin: U.S. out now! However, without a draft, there aren’t enough Americans who give enough of a damn. There is no end in sight at present.

  • didactic1

    Afghanistan is a proxy for a war between India and USA v. China and Pakistan. The Taliban are dividing, pro India and pro Pakistan factions.

    China’ s trade offensive to central Asia and to the Gulf is involved as well

    Additionally Afghanistan is sitting on lots of rare earth minerals major powers need for tech dominance. Human or women rights irrelevant. Huge investments hinge on control.

  • didactic1

    American people luv the heroes. Military has open account. Even during Vietnam, until 71 most voters backed American 10 year invasion.