America’s Afghan War Is Over, so What About Iraq … and Iran?

Source: Common Dreams
by Medea Benjamin & Nicolas JS Davies

“At Bagram air-base, Afghan scrap merchants are already picking through the graveyard of U.S. military equipment that was until recently the headquarters of America’s 20-year occupation of their country. Afghan officials say the last U.S. forces slipped away from Bagram in the dead of night, without notice or coordination. The Taliban are rapidly expanding their control over hundreds of districts, usually through negotiations between local elders, but also by force when troops loyal to the Kabul government refuse to give up their outposts and weapons. A few weeks ago, the Taliban controlled a quarter of the country. Now it’s a third. They are taking control of border posts and large swathes of territory in the north of the country.” (07/12/21)

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/07/12/americas-afghan-war-over-so-what-about-iraq-and-iran