AFGHANISTAN: BOMBS AWAY


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On 27 January, a Taliban spokesperson reported that the group had shot down a U.S. military aircraft.
Later that day, General David L. Goldfein, the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, identified the plane as an E-11 military plane, one of the Pentagon’s most advanced communications aircrafts. The crash site, about 70 miles from Kabul, is in Taliban-controlled territory.
At first, the General could not confirm details about the status of the crew, stating, “Here’s another thing I’ll share with you, every time I’ve been through this, which, unfortunately, has been a number of times, the first reports are always wrong, always wrong. So, we have to make sure that we have the facts right.”
Two days later, the remains of the two of the crew were recovered. The three other crew members have not yet been recovered.
The Taliban claims it shot down the U.S. aircraft, but, according to a U.S. military spokesperson, “There are no indications the crash was caused by enemy fire.”
 
Ending Endless Wars??? 
The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that in 2019, it ordered the most airstrikes in Afghanistan than any other year in the past decade.
The strikes have resulted in the deaths of almost 600 civilians and over 300 wounded. This toll marks a significant increase from the previous year.
All told, the U.S. launched the Afghanistan War, the longest war in American history, which began in 2001 and has killed over 157,000 people and left hundreds of thousands more dying from war-related causes. In addition, some 3,500 U.S. and NATO soldiers have been killed.
While the number of American troops in Afghanistan has declined since then-President Barack Obama initiated the 2009 “troop surge” that saw some 100,000 troops in the country, last year, under President Trump, the U.S. dropped more bombs on Afghanistan than any other year since the Pentagon began keeping a tally in 2006.
TRENDPOST: The Afghanistan Papers, internal government documents the Washington Post released in early December, which exposed the lies and deceptions told to the American people by Washington and the Pentagon and documented how top generals knew the Afghanistan War was a calamity that could not be won, is long forgotten… or essentially unknown by the general public.
Yet, despite these facts of horror, media Presstitutes, who get paid to put out what their corporate pimps and Washington whoremasters tell them to, has blacked out the Afghanistan papers from the news. Moreover, among the leading candidates running in America’s Presidential Reality Show®, ending the nearly two-decade Afghanistan War is barely a subtopic on the campaign trail. 

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