Terror Attacks in Kabul Suspiciously on Cue… Who Gains?

Finian Cunningham Could an atrocity have been arranged by some of Baradar’s men at the request of the CIA? Three days before the bloody carnage at Kabul airport, CIA director William Burns held a secret meeting with a top Taliban commander in the Afghan capital. That is only one of several suspicious events this week…

Iran and the Taliban: Evolving Toward a Better Relationship

Elijah J. Magnier To Iran, the Taliban movement can never be the same as it was in the 90s. The state of hostility between Afghanistan and Iran is over, and the borders will remain under control. The Taliban movement has regained control of 33 provinces of a total of 34, including the capital, Kabul. Neighboring…

Blowback: Taliban Target US Intel’s Shadow Army

Pepe Escobar The Kabul Airport bombing shows there are shadowy forces in Afghanistan, willing to disrupt a peaceful transition after US troops leave. But what about US intel’s own ‘shadow army,’ amassed over two decades of occupation? Who are they, and what is their agenda? So we have the CIA Director William Burns deploying in…

Does the Anti-Taliban Resistance in Afghanistan Have a Future?

Vladimir Danilov After Taliban (the movement banned in the Russian Federation) militants entered the Afghan capital, Kabul, on 15 August and declared the “end of the war” in Afghanistan, the anti-Taliban resistance in the country has intensified. This is a clear indication that, unlike the former Afghanistan President, Washington-backed Ashraf Ghani, who fled the country…

The US Never Intended to Create a Self-Reliant Afghan Government

Brian Berletic The Western media talks about the “shocking” developments in Afghanistan, as a government the US spent two decades “building up” is swept from the country in mere days. The Taliban have even entered Kabul, occupying the offices and meeting rooms of former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani and his administration who have already fled…

The Flight from Kabul and the Legacy of General Soleimani

Seyed Mohammad Marandi Iran has strong reason to believe that the sudden withdrawal of western forces was designed to create instability and chaos in Afghanistan. Roughly 20 years ago, after the Taliban’s crushing defeat in Afghanistan and the complete withdrawal of support from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia under US pressure, the Quds Force began a…

Kabul Airport: Over 40 Dead after “Foreign Troops Opened Fire”

According to the news reports, despite the Taliban’s calls to stay at home and tragic deaths of people who fell from planes’ landing gears to their deaths on Monday, crowds are still arriving at the airport in hopes to leave the country and its new regime TEHRAN, August 17. /TASS/. At least 40 people have…

Taliban to Declare Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

After capturing the Afghan Presidential palace and Ashraf Ghani’s resignation, a Taliban official says the movement will soon declare the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. On Sunday, a Taliban official said that the movement would soon declare the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from the presidential palace in Kabul. Earlier today, the Taliban announced capturing the Afghan…

US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Feedback from the Middle East

Yuriy Zinin The hasty withdrawal of the US and its allies from Afghanistan, its impact on the neighboring and Middle Eastern states, and the possible scenarios of the situation are being vigorously commented on by the media in the Arab world. Most authors call this move a failure of Washington’s policy. According to the South…