In the video report above, journalist Glenn Greenwald elaborates on a latest expose’1 he printed during which he accuses the U.S. authorities of downplaying the capabilities of the Afghan safety forces educated by the U.S. army.
“Using the same deceitful tactics they pioneered in Vietnam, U.S. political and military officials repeatedly misled the country about the prospects for success in Afghanistan,” Greenwald writes.2
He factors out how presidents over the previous 20 years have repeatedly introduced victory over the Taliban and Al Qaeda and bragged about what a terrific job the U.S. is doing in coaching and fortifying the Afghan Security Forces.
Most lately, July 8, 2021, President Biden insisted a Taliban takeover was primarily not possible and that “the Afghan government and leadership … clearly have the capacity to sustain the government in place.”
- A Miscalculation of Epic Proportions
- A Lie Repeated Does Not Make It True
- Was the Afghan War Nothing however a For-Profit Scheme?
- Afghan Veteran Sets Record Straight
- Are We Being Lied to About COVID Too?
- Truth May Be Slow to Emerge however Usually Prevails
- What Makes Natural Immunity Superior?
- Follow the Money
A Miscalculation of Epic Proportions
When a reporter requested Biden to touch upon intelligence stories warning that the Afghan authorities would possible collapse, Biden was fast to disclaim it, saying “That is not true. They did not — they didn’t — did not reach that conclusion.” He additionally acknowledged that “the likelihood that there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.” In his article, Greenwald goes on:3
“And then, in an alternate that can possible assume historic significance by way of its sheer falsity from a presidential podium, Biden issued this decree:
Q. Mr. President, some Vietnamese veterans see echoes of their expertise on this withdrawal in Afghanistan. Do you see any parallels between this withdrawal and what occurred in Vietnam, with some individuals feeling —
THE PRESIDENT: None in any respect. Zero. What you had is — you had total brigades breaking by way of the gates of our embassy — six, if I’m not mistaken.
The Taliban just isn’t the south — the North Vietnamese military. They’re not — they’re not remotely comparable by way of functionality. There’s going to be no circumstance the place you see individuals being lifted off the roof of an embassy in the — of the United States from Afghanistan. It is by no means comparable.”
If you’ve watched the information over the previous a number of days, you recognize these statements didn’t age effectively, as the Taliban took over the presidential palace in Kabul and U.S. embassy workers had been helicoptered off the roof in a rushed evacuation4 after the safety forces surrendered to the Taliban with out a struggle.
A Lie Repeated Does Not Make It True
July 21, 2021, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, admitted “there’s a possibility of a complete Taliban takeover,” however nonetheless insisted that the Afghan Security Forces “have the capacity to sufficiently fight and defend their country.”
Eight years in the past, in September 2013, Milley acknowledged the Afghan Security Forces “have been very, very effective in combat against the insurgents every single day.” Secretary of State Antony Blinken has additionally gone on file,5 mere months in the past, denouncing fears that U.S. withdrawal would deteriorate the safety image in Afghanistan, and even when it did, it could not happen anytime quickly.
“None of this was true,” Greenwald writes.6 “It was at all times a lie, designed first to justify the U.S.’s countless occupation of that nation and, then, as soon as the U.S. was poised to withdraw, to concoct a lovely fairy story about why the prior twenty years weren’t, at finest, an utter waste.
That these claims had been false can’t be fairly disputed as the world watches the Taliban take over all of Afghanistan as if the vaunted ‘Afghan national security forces’ had been china dolls utilizing paper weapons.
But how do we all know that these statements revamped the course of twenty years had been precise lies moderately than simply wildly flawed claims delivered with sincerity? To start with, we have now seen these ways from U.S. officers — mendacity to the American public about wars to justify each their initiation and continuation — again and again.”
Greenwald goes on to evaluation how the Vietnam and Iraq wars had been each predicated on full fabrications “disseminated by the intelligence community and endorsed by corporate media outlets,” and the way political and army leaders lied about our possibilities of success.
The Pentagon Papers, prime secret paperwork by army planners, had been launched in June 1971, proving U.S. officers had been much more pessimistic about the Vietnam warfare than admitted publicly. An analogous cache of paperwork regarding Afghanistan had been printed by The Washington Post in 2019.7 According to The Post, “U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it …”
Was the Afghan War Nothing however a For-Profit Scheme?
For 20 years, U.S. generals have claimed they’re making headway in coaching an Afghan military and nationwide police pressure to defend the nation with out overseas help.
In actuality, army trainers “described the Afghan security forces as incompetent, unmotivated and rife with deserters. They also accused Afghan commanders of pocketing salaries — paid by U.S. taxpayers — for tens of thousands of ‘ghost soldiers,’” The Post wrote.8
According to The Post, paperwork and interviews not solely contradicted public statements by U.S. presidents and army commanders, however proved such statements had been intentional lies. Statistics and surveys had been deliberately altered and manipulated at each flip to keep up the false look that progress was being made and that the effort was effectively price it.
In actuality, the total Afghan enterprise seems to have been little greater than a for-profit scheme. In a July 2021 article, unbiased journalist Michael Tracey interviewed a U.S. veteran of the Afghan warfare who participated in the coaching applications of Afghan police and army:9
“‘I don’t assume I may overstate that this was a system simply mainly designed for funneling cash and losing or shedding tools,’ he mentioned.
In sum, ‘as far as the U.S. military presence there — I just viewed it as a big money funneling operation’: an countless cash pit for U.S. safety contractors and Afghan warlords, all of whom knew that no actual progress was being made, simply sucking up as a lot U.S. taxpayer cash as they might earlier than the inevitable withdraw and takeover by the Taliban.”
Greenwald additionally factors out that proof given to him by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden confirmed the NSA was monitoring and recording each single cellphone name in 5 nations, together with Afghanistan, making it extremely unlikely the U.S. didn’t know the true state of affairs.
“There was virtually nothing that could happen in Afghanistan without the U.S. intelligence community’s knowledge. There is simply no way that they got everything so completely wrong while innocently and sincerely trying to tell Americans the truth about what was happening there,” Greenwald writes,10 including that, in mild of obtainable info:
“It is simply inconceivable that Biden’s false statements last month about the readiness of the Afghan military and police force were anything but intentional.”
Afghan Veteran Sets Record Straight
In a latest MSNBC interview, Matt Zeller, a former first lieutenant in the Afghan warfare, former Afghan Security Forces adviser and cofounder of a veteran’s group known as No One Left Behind, additionally accused President Biden of telling “a bold-faced lie.”
According to Zeller, the U.S. army actually has not deliberate for each contingency, as Biden claims, and the White House has repeatedly rejected plans for the secure and orderly evacuation of American personnel and wartime allies.
“I’m appalled [Biden] thinks we only need to take [out] 2,000 people,” Zeller says. “There are 86,000 people currently left behind in Afghanistan and we’ve identified all of them for the government.”
Are We Being Lied to About COVID Too?
By now you might be questioning the place I’m going with this. After all, I’m not recognized for my political commentary. My level is that this: If the U.S. authorities routinely lies to guard monetary warfare pursuits, may they be mendacity about the COVID pandemic and sides thereof as effectively, and for the similar cause?
Just like the army industrial advanced misleads the public, the oil, pharmaceutical and banking industries pull strings and mislead the American public and unfold propaganda to keep up and increase their wealth, energy and management.
Just as the U.S. authorities has been blatantly flawed about its position in Afghanistan, they’re equally, and simply as blatantly, flawed about COVID-19 — its risks, prevalence, prevention and remedy. This is obvious for anybody prepared to truly take a look at the science and the information.
Interestingly, in 2011, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange famous: “The goal is to use Afghanistan to wash money out of the tax bases of the U.S. and Europe through Afghanistan and back into the hands of a transnational security elite. The goal is an endless war, not a successful war.”11
Likewise, the objective of the pandemic doesn’t seem like to place an finish to it. Rather, organic threats and pandemics are a brand new type of warfare meant to proceed in perpetuity, the place the beneficiaries are each army and company.
Truth May Be Slow to Emerge however Usually Prevails
However, simply as their lies about Afghanistan are actually blowing up of their faces, I think their lies about COVID will come again to chunk them as effectively, ultimately. For instance, we’ve been repeatedly advised that the COVID pictures will stop illness much better than pure an infection.12
This flies in the face of every part we all know, scientifically,13 and information from round the world are actually proving simply how incorrect that declare is. In Israel, information present half of all COVID-19 infections are actually amongst the absolutely vaccinated,14 85% to 90% of COVID-related hospitalizations are amongst the absolutely vaccinated and the absolutely vaccinated additionally account for 95% of severely sick COVID-19 sufferers.15
Overall, Israelis who’ve obtained the COVID jab are 6.72 occasions extra more likely to get contaminated than individuals who have recovered from pure an infection.16,17,18 Among the 7,700 new COVID circumstances recognized thus far throughout the present wave of infections that started in May 2021, 39% had been vaccinated, 1% had recovered from a earlier SARS-CoV-2 an infection and 60% had been neither vaccinated nor beforehand contaminated.
In the U.S., the place well being officers and the White House Administration are actually insisting that we’re in a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” with 95% of hospitalizations and 99% of deaths occurring amongst those that have refused the vaccine,19 we discover out that that is based mostly on information from January by way of June 2021.20
January 1, 2021, solely 0.5% of the U.S. inhabitants had obtained a COVID shot. By mid-April, an estimated 31% had obtained a number of pictures,21 and as of June 30, 46.9% had been “fully vaccinated.”22 Using information from a time when a majority of Americans had but to get the shot is hardly trustworthy and clear.
What Makes Natural Immunity Superior?
The idea that pure immunity is superior to vaccine-induced immunity is well understood when you think about the following: Viruses comprise a number of totally different proteins. The COVID shot induces antibodies in opposition to simply a type of proteins, the spike protein.
When you’re contaminated with the entire virus, on the different hand, you develop antibodies in opposition to all components of the virus, plus reminiscence T cells. So, moderately than having only one small military of narrowly-focused “soldiers” you find yourself with a really massive military with a a lot wider vary of assault functionality.
This additionally explains why pure immunity presents higher safety in opposition to variants, because it acknowledges a number of components of the virus. If there are vital alternations to the spike protein, as with the Delta variant, vaccine-induced immunity will be evaded. Not so with pure immunity, as the different proteins are nonetheless acknowledged and attacked.
Not solely that, however the COVID jabs really actively promote the manufacturing of variants for which they supply just about no safety in any respect, whereas these with pure immunity don’t trigger variants and are almost universally protected in opposition to them.
Follow the Money
The concept that COVID-19 is a for-profit enterprise is straightforward to acknowledge by the incontrovertible fact that we’re advised vaccination is the solely manner ahead, and that we’ll want booster pictures regularly from right here on.
Combine that with vaccine passports, and it’s not exhausting to see how a endless injection treadmill will be generated, the place you need to adjust to the newest shot suggestions or forfeit your skill to freely go about your corporation and dwell your life.
Someone advantages from such a situation, and it certainly isn’t the inhabitants at massive. The beneficiaries are the pandemic industrial advanced, which incorporates Big Pharma, Big Tech, huge multinational funding corporations and the army industrial advanced, all of that are vested in the profitability of those pictures.