The US AirForce Just Destroyed the only Hospital in Kunduz.

Kunduz Hospital on fire in the wake of air attacks that lasted more than half an hour.
Kunduz Hospital on fire in the wake of air attacks that lasted more than half an hour.

October 4th, 2015.

The USAF have destroyed the only working hospital n Kunduz.

At least nine medical workers have been killed.

Strike comes as fighting continues following the Taliban seizure of Kunduz this week.

In a move that showed tremendous comic timing and a well honed sense of the absurd, the US Air Force apparently decided to highlight just how hypocritical and ridiculous the Western whining about Russian airstrikes in Syria is by showing the world what real air atrocities look like by bombing the Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) hospital in Kunduz and killing ten patients and thirteen staff members and leaving the hospital a blackened bombed out wreck.

In addition to the 23 dead more than thirty people are wounded  after the US Air Force conducted a prolonged air assault against the hospital in Kunduz in the early hours of Saturday.

US air strike on MSF hospital kills nine in Afghanistan – World – DAWN.COM

“At 2:10 am, the MSF trauma centre in Kunduz was hit several times during sustained bombing and was very badly damaged,”
“It is with deep sadness that we confirm so far the death of nine MSF staff during the bombing, 37 people were seriously wounded. There are many patients and staff who remain unaccounted for.”

Afghanistan, another Western Foreign Policy Triumph.

This week the Taliban seized control of the city of Kunduz in Northern Afghanistan.
The move marked the groups greatest recent success in the grinding guerilla war they have been fighting since being bombed from power by the US in late 2001.

Kunduz is the largest population centre the Taliban have controlled in this phase of the war and it also a long way to the north of the Taliban’s operational base in the Pashtun heartland of South Eastern Afghanistan.

Kunduz is well outside the Taliban's Pashtun heartland.
Kunduz is well outside the Taliban’s Pashtun heartland.

The Taliban fighters managed to score an initial victory over the Afghan Government forces in Kunduz but within days reinforcements were sent in and the Taliban areas of control in Kunduz were greatly reduced as fighting continued.
Yesterday the US Air force launched a prolonged attack on the only working hospital in Kunduz, the fifth largest city in Afghanistan.

The MSF hospital in Kunduz burns the day after the USAF destroyed it.
The MSF hospital in Kunduz burns the day after the USAF destroyed it.

The US attack has destroyed the hospital, it is a burned out wreck. .
According to Medicin Sans Frontiers after an initial US bombing attack on the hospital, staff contacted NATO and the US telling them that they were attacking a hospital.
The attacks continued for at least half an hour after that.

US air strike on MSF hospital kills nine in Afghanistan – World – DAWN.COM

“It said the bombing continued for more than 30 minutes after American and Afghan military officials in Kabul and Washington were first informed.
“All parties to the conflict, including in Kabul and Washington, were clearly informed of the precise location (GPS coordinates) of the MSF facilities,” the statement added.”

According to the Afghan Government Taliban fighters were sheltering in the hospital prior to the attack.

“The Afghan defence ministry expressed sadness over the incident but in a statement claimed that “a group of terrorists armed with light and heavy weapons were using the hospital building as a position to target Afghan forces and civilians.”

Classic Pentagon double speak there. At least they learned something.

Even if this turns out to be true and there is no evidence that supports the claim at this time there was neither the need nor the right to destroy the only hospital in the city to kill the fighters there.

Medics attende the wounded in Kunduz, October 3rd, 2015.
Medics attend to the wounded in Kunduz, October 3rd, 2015.

Afghanistan was destroyed decades ago by Western proxy jihadists.

Afghanistan was a functioning moderate state until the CIA and pals decided it would be clever to ensnare the Soviet military in Afghanistan and bleed them there.

CRG — The CIA’s Intervention in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan was destabilised by US intelligence in order to provoke the Soviet Union intervention and occupation.

The key agents of the destabilisation were militant Islamists. The project began way back in the 1970s.
Afghanistan was destroyed in the process and the Government that was formed by the CIA/ ISI (Inter Services Intelligence- Pakistani spy agency) backed mujaheddin warlords in the early 1990s put the finishing touches on Afghanistan’s demise.
That is why the war and occupation of Afghanistan seem less destructive than the Libya and Iraq operations, they had already destroyed Afghanistan with their proxy jihadists decades before the occupation began.

The US and it’s allies are still present in Afghanistan in small numbers. More than a decade of occupation of Afghanistan at the cost of the lives of tens of thousands of people have quite simply come to nothing.

Mullah Omar is Dead. | Crimes of Empire

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Mullah Omar is Dead.

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Deceased leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar.

July 21st, 2015.

Mullah Omar, the Taliban and the Afghan war.

The casualty estimates for the Afghan war run as high as 220,000. Three hundred if you count the fighting in Pakistan.

These are not subjects we care to think about in the West at this point for obvious reasons.

The war achieved nothing, there was never any chance that it would achieve anything. The whole exercise was one of zombie madness and blank futility..

The Unites States deliberately destabilised Afghanistan beginning in the middle 1970s. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was a long term US policy goal.

The Americans wanted to “give the Soviet Union their own Vietnam war.”

A futile war of attrition that would sap their will and demoralise them . The policy was pretty cynical, but it was also cunning and intelligent. The plot was successful..

The troubling question therefore is , how did the US transition from cynically embroiling the Soviets in Afghanistan to being so stupid as to then inflict the same futile war upon themselves barely a decade after the Russian departure?

How could the Americans possibly be so stupid?

Is it possible?

Mullah Omar in Death.

After many years of false alarms and mistaken reports it has now been confirmed by the Afghan Taliban that the titular head of the Afghan Taliban Mullah Omar is dead. Yesterday the BBC reported the Afghan Government claim that Omar died two years ago in a Pakistan hospital.
Mullah Omar was the leader of the Taliban Government that ruled almost all of Afghanistan between 1996 and late 2001.
The Taliban rose to power due to the backing of Pakistan, who belatedly realised that Gulbuddin Hekmatyer was a maniac who could never form a stable government and switched their allegiance to the deeply parochial Kandahar based Taliban movement.
It was claimed that Mullah Omar only once traveled to Kabul, it is entirely possible that Mullah Omar had never even heard of New York city before the 911 attack.
The Taliban were a wretched Government, not that it had any bearing on what happened.

The group conducted a major massacre in Mazar e Sharif in 1998 that had deeply sectarian overtones, involved thousands of deaths and brought the Taliban to the brink of war with Iran after their fighters killed Iranian Diplomats stationed in the city.
The Taliban lacked respect for the diverse social traditions of the Afghan people, they sought to impose the values of provincial Kandahar upon Kabul and the rest of an extremely diverse nation.
They appear to have been a slight improvement on the previous Government of chaotic and brutal warlords.
The United States decided to invade Afghanistan long before 911, the Taliban who clearly had no involvement whatsoever on the attack, offered to hand bin laden over to the Americans if they produced evidence of his involvement.

The attack on Afghanistan was inevitable and there was nothing the Taliban could do to prevent it.
In November 2001 the Taliban Government collapsed and the key figures in the movement fled to Pakistan or remote areas.
Mullah Omar made only one filmed public appearance even when the leader of Afghanistan. After 2001 Mullah Omar disappeared completely and became completely irrelevant long before his death.
An individual named Mullah Akhtar Mansoor has been named as Omar’s replacement as Taliban chief.
The Taliban have an ethos, they do not need a leader. The Taliban are simply hundreds of very loosely co-ordinated different local groups of largely Pashtun fighters scattered widely throughout Afghanistan.
The Taliban inflicted terrible losses upon the occupation force, took heavy casualties and now that the foreign troops have almost entirely left it is as if the entire war never happened.

Afghanistan is returned to it’s former place on “things we don’t like to talk about” list no mention is made of the fact that in twelve or so years of occupation nothing whatsoever was achieved.

The Taliban, for better or worse represent the most powerful faction with the Afghan Pashtun community, the largest single ethnic group.

The Afghan and Pakistani Taliban.

The Afghan Taliban should not be confused with the Pakistan Taliban, who are better described as al Qaeda in Pakistan, a CIA/MI/Mossad/RAW backed terror group the West and allied nations used to destablise Pakistan and make the Afghan Taliban appear to be a terror group which has never really been the case other than the “Haqqani network” which has been widely claimed to be a CIA proxy. The conflation of the two groups made the idea that the “War on terror” was being fought in Afghanistan credible. It was nonsense.

This is a classic example.

Taliban death squad posed for pictures before slaughtering 132 children | Daily Mail Online

The story is about the Peshawar massacre of December 2014. The Afghan Taliban have no involvement in this event or any other similar events.
The Taliban have proven through their history of narrow mindedness and intolerance that they are not a sustainable national government in Afghanistan.

The solution for Afghanistan would appear to be a regional based federalist system with a weak federal Government delegating many powers to regional groups.