Empire Files: Afghanistan War Exposed
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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