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Afghanistan War assessment by 16 US intelligence agencies isn’t pretty

A new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), the combined findings of all 16 US intelligence agencies, is out. The NIE reportedly asserts that the Afghan War, now costing over $13 billion monthly, is at best stalemated; at worse, Western occupation forces are on the defensive and their vulnerable supply lines increasingly threatened. The Taliban is expanding its sphere of control, particularly in northern Afghanistan.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai, who was installed into power by CIA, put it bluntly, saying the US-led war was “ineffective apart from causing civilian casualties.”

Frustrated American generals and politicians, facing a failing war and the prospect of ruined careers, are blaming Pakistan for the war they cannot win [despite the fact Washington] is paying Islamabad $2 billion per annum.

It’s amusing watching Washington blast poor old Hamid Karzai in Kabul for corruption while the US is furiously bribing many top officials and generals in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Not to mention US collaboration with Afghanistan’s top heroin kingpins and communist war criminals. Pretty sordid stuff that will one day come out and cause a furor, just as CIA’s involvement in the Laotian and Central American drug trade did.

[Excerpts of an article by veteran journalist Eric Margolis]

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