Afghanistan: Mainstream Media Awakes 125


This morning Sam Kiley, Sky News’ security correspondent, stated bluntly that the large bulk of Afghan heroin and opium production is controlled by members of the Karzai government.

That is a simple truth, and I have been publishing it repeatedly on this blog for the last six years, but it runs absolutely contrary to what has been an extraordinary and monolithic mainstream media narrative. The insistence for ten years by an almost unanimous mainstream media that it is the Taliban who contol the drugs trade has been perhaps the most remarkable example of a massive organised lie in modern media history. The question of how a false narrative like that becomes an accepted mainstream “truth” is a key element in control of the state by a rapacious elite using the brainwashing tcapabilities of modern mass communication.

The truly remarkable thing is the truth has somehow broken through. Then today in Parliament David Winnick, opposition defence spokesman, actually stated directly tthat people know longer believe that the presence of our troops in Afghanistan somehow protects us from terrorism, but rather might tend to inspire hatred of the UK.

Again, a blindingly obvious truth that I have been proclaiming for a decade. But absolutely not admissible as an argument on moanstream media in that period, and a truth whose denial was the dedicated work of Winnick’s party when it was in government.

The counter-productive and ruinously expensive nature of the Afghan War is something a high proportion of people fully understood even when they were never reinforced in their understanding by seeing that view reflected in “mainstream media”. Tens of thousands of children have died while arms suppliers and mercenary commanders got very rich. The last nine to be slaughtered in their beds have helped jolt people in the media and politics to talk some semblance of sense at last.

Urinating on dead Afghans, burning Korans and a nighttime killing spree are not the problem; they are symptoms of the problem. A vicious occupation by religious antagonists who repeatedly and continually launch massive violence on civilians, with the intent of imposing by force elements of an alien culture while establishing a massively corrupt and despised puppet government, is not a viable long term project. There is no way to undo the past. The best thing to do now is leave.


125 thoughts on “Afghanistan: Mainstream Media Awakes

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  • DownWithThisSortOfThing

    Komodo 14 Mar, 2012 – 8:40 am.
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    page 37. All this happens in the UK, and then some.
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    Another system running on the most compromised computing platform in the history of the world, when will they learn?
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    The Chinese are excellent programmers and can probably take down the West without firing a shot. I bet most of these systems are already infected with their trojans sitting quietly, patiently, watching and waiting…

  • Komodo

    I probably should have stressed in my post that the link referred to a US company happily creating Gaddafi’s “homeland security” system for him, in 2006. Maybe there’s a lesson for dodgy dictators there – buy Chinese, and avoid being shot by the salesman?

  • Uzbek in the UK

    Komodo
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    I believe that no weapon producing government allows to export weapons against which they do not have defence. It is certainly what US/UK weapon producers do, and I am certain that Russian and Chinese follow the suit. Both China and Russia are known to export weapons to dictatorships (not to say here that US/UK do not do it) but this does not make those who purchase these weapons immune to the western interventions. What is more important here is for regimes to be immune to western interventions to be western puppets and allow western industries/companies to scam their population.

  • Komodo

    No doubt. But selling a well-known bastard a system by which he can further repress his people, or rendering captives to a well-known complete arsehole for torture do not fit exactly with the noble sentiments currently being expressed by Obama, Hague et al, do they? It’s the sheer flexibility of these people that frightens me.

  • Uzbek in the UK

    @ Komodo
    “It’s the sheer flexibility of these people that frightens me.”
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    Is not this “sheer flexibility” what makes world to spin around? We sell small arms to Africans so that they can enslave their compatriots and supply us diamonds that are sold in luxurious places in the west. We sold arms to Madjahedins in Afghanistan so that they could kick out Russians but then they turned those arms against us and kicking us out. US supplies arms to various paramilitary groups in South America for decades, so that South American resources continue to benefit US multinational corporations. Russia is supplying arms to various former soviet regimes so that they make sure that Russia is still supreme in the region. China is supplying arms to various nasty regimes in North Korea and Myanmar so that they ensure that China has weight in the region.
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    The root of the problem here is that Third World continue to remain Third World with its main motto “use and abuse us, we are dispensable ”.

  • Komodo

    Yes, Uzbek, absolutely. All we can hope for is that if we keep banging on about it, someone will take a little notice. Particularly the people in whose name these evil things are done, and who may one day switch off their TV’s and realise they are being being lied to. Just keep plugging away, and don’t get wedded to any dubious organisations!

  • Passerby

    Uzbek
    …. We sold arms to Madjahedins in Afghanistan
    Those arms were a gift from the good people of US to good Mujaheds of Afghanistan, that was before the fake 9/11 attacks and the current bums rush to war of terror.
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    Without sounding condescending or patronizing, your latest post actually do make sense, I am getting worried about your health Uzbek, what gives?
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    Uzbek you have began to see through the fog of lies and obfuscation, the good guys and bad guys dress almost the same, there is very little room for error left. These days post colonial; neocolonialism seeks only to divest the colonies from their assets in an industrial and clinical fashion, through remote controlled drones set as “dear leaders” of the respective colonies.

  • Vronsky

    Mainstream media awakes? More probably a change of enemy, so history needs redrafted. Recall the unblushing smoothness with which the media switched from blaming Iran for the Lockerbie bombing to blaming Libya. They weren’t suddenly seeing the truth then, just reading from a new script. We are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia.

  • Passerby

    Smeggypants,
    Ever noticed the whining ziofuckwits droning on , and on ; “no one should live under the fear of “rocket” attacks ……..” These monsters liars somehow never include the Palestinians in their “no one” set. Hence the constant aerial bombardment of the Gaza, and West Bank does not count.
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    The genuflecting toadies in the “media” going along with the macabre charade never questions the ziofuackwits either.

  • Uzbek in the UK

    @ Passerby
    “These days post colonial; neocolonialism seeks only to divest the colonies from their assets in an industrial and clinical fashion, through remote controlled drones set as “dear leaders” of the respective colonies.”
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    Here I agree with you 100%.
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    It seems like there are no good guys amongst those who make decision on war and peace and on how to organise public finances. And it further seems that there never been good guys amongst them. But yet we all live for many millennias.
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    There is a thin (or thick) line between thoughts and real world. Between what we think (what is good or bad) and how we live. Those of us who by the chance of life have access to power either through public post/commercial success/power usurpation will always be driven by power hunger and will be motivated by increase of material gain through access to power. For instance it is well known that most of the dictators have gain many billions in material values but yet they still starve their population and deny them any rights (and this is in real world). We think that these dictators are wrong and that they deserve punishment but in real world they are very much accommodated by us in our will to get a small (or large) share of what they have gained.
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    One might think that change of order (regime change) would help to bring some justice but witnessing revolutions in the past it is certain that they (revolutions) do not lead to justice. They only replace one unjust order with another, sometimes even more unjust.
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    Any suggestions on how to break through this vacuous circle?

  • DICK

    Its not so much the brainwashed foot soldier [ airman,marine,sailor ] who are in desperate

  • Smeggypants

    Mark Regev’s infamous “Rockets Raining down on Israel” crap made me spew coffee over my monitor. These rockets barely make it over the gaza border and most of them fall in fields well before they even reach Sderot.
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    Given the way Gaza is ghettoised in manner akin to ghettoising Jews in 1930s Germany I’m surprised the armed resistance from the people of Gaza isn’t actually at a higher level.
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    The French Freedom Fighters were regarded as heroes.

  • DownWithThisSortOfThing

    Any suggestions on how to break through this vacuous circle?
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    Have you read Animal Farm? Even though it’s an allegorical look at communism it applies equally to any totalitarian system. Quite depressing.
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    Coincidentally I came across this today…
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    On 17 July 2009, Amazon.com withdrew certain Amazon Kindle titles, including Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, from sale, refunded buyers, and remotely deleted items from purchasers’ devices
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    Oh, the irony.

  • Mary

    I am sorry I got the name of the ICD wrong, instead of calling it the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy. Must have democracy, or rather the lack of it lately, on my mind.

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    The funding details are vague and they do have Chertoff to speak quite often.
    http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?search&searchstart=1&searchwords=chertoff
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    Funding – {http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?en_donation}
    Board – {http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?en_advisoryboard} Count the number of US connections.
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  • Komodo

    I made exactly the same mistake, skip-reading Craig’s post. Which is how I came to be looking at an irrelevant site and wondering how I got there… 🙂

  • DownWithThisSortOfThing

    On this thread a couple of days ago two comments were made along the same lines…
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    In addition the warnings are afoot for the impeding hose pipe ban (this means there is to be a rise in the water rates that is coming to combat the drought and help the profits of the private water companies) because we are in a drought already.
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    and…
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    What about using less energy’? What happens is the energy companies see revenues and profits fall and so create artificial supply and distribution chains. The distribution companies can now justify insane energy price increases by blaming the suppliers.The money spent on energy counts towards GDP ‘growth’ in the economy, which is used to ‘offset’ the inflation of increasing energy prices. The suppliers are based offshore so avoid paying UK tax.
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    Today the Daily Mail has two stories, one about ‘greedy water firms’ increasing prices and the other about ‘energy giants’ pocketing billions by using dodgy accounting.
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    Is the Daily Mail trawling comments sections of blogs looking for topical material?
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2114791/Greedy-water-firms-send-bills-soaring-8-days-hosepipe-ban-introduced.html
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/bills/article-2114463/Energy-giants-pocket-168-second-despite-big-dip-power-use-wholesale-prices.html

  • lysias

    That moment when the helicopters depart from Afghanistan is drawing ever closer: Panetta Is Safe After Breach Near His Plane at Afghan Base:

    KABUL, Afghanistan — A tense visit to Afghanistan by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta got off to an unscripted start when a stolen truck sped onto a runway ramp at the British military airfield as his plane was landing. Mr. Panetta was unhurt, but Pentagon officials said the Afghan driver emerged from the vehicle in flames.

  • Mary

    http://www.ujia.org/who-we-are/whos-who/ Chairman – Mick Davis Xstrata. Werritty donor. Also Gove donor.
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    {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/8840033/City-financiers-fund-Michael-Goves-private-office.html}
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    The rest of the British jewry rich list – {http://www.ujia.org/who-we-are/whos-who/1096/ujia-lay-leaders/}

  • Passerby

    Komodo,
    Also the all encompassing “Was Jewish” reports, include none other than the Hitler. Although disappointingly so far Eva Braun has not been identified as Eva Bagelmister the Jewish Yenta in the next village, however this kind of research takes time, as you know!
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    This line of propaganda is in line with the zionist supremacists dogma. The underlying “fact” is no one can be as good as the “Master Race” composed of these supremacists, ever, ever, ever dammit!!!!!! Hence, if there exist leaders, or those who influence the events, for these to be none Jewish makes a mockery of the Jewish Supremacists dogma. Therefore in the best of rabbinical practices, these outstanding goyiem are shanghaied into the faith and the problem no longer exists.
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    So stand corrected, the only clever “master Race” is the one anointed by the zionist supremacists, that is unlike the cute li’ll iguanas, and the rest of we the canaille/untermensch!!!!

  • Komodo

    @ passerby:
    Oh dear. I was just trying to lighten up a bit. There used to be an African guy who stood at Hyde Park Corner on Sundays, ranting about how Europe actually belonged to the Africans, and how we were all African anyway (or something – it’s a long time ago and I forget the details) He had had leprosy, and as the nerves in the remaining stumps of his hands had died, he could thump the billboard in front of him with frightening force, and got a lot of attention. Absolutely any current event, I do remember, was relevant to the white European conspiracy….there is a danger of reading too much into the “Zionist conspiracy”, and the antidote is facts.
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    Sure, Zionism = supremacism. It is very far from the only creed to be so. What is depressing is that -let’s whisper it – it’s succeeding because its supporters are very much smarter than we are at business, buying political influence and networking. Instead of ranting about Zionism, we would do a lot better to emulate it….

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