Blind into the Future

The Achille’s heel of state-controlled media

by Bruce O’Hara

May 18, 2023

Most of America watched the debacle of America’s exit from Afghanistan in August 2021 with a mixture of shock and bewilderment. The mobs at the airport, the coffins of 18 American soldiers on the tarmac, the seven billion dollars of US military hardware left behind – how could this have happened?

Americans shouldn’t have been surprised. Craig Whitlock had laid out in stark detail the utter failure of US Government policies in Afghanistan in a six-part series in the Washington post back in December of 2019.

Whitlock used US Government internal reports to document how the Afghan Government was a kleptocracy with minimal public support. The Afghan army was filled with ghost soldiers who only existed on payroll reports. The Taliban insurgents were steadily making gains all across Afghanistan. Whitlock was crystal clear in warning: THIS WILL END BADLY.

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