AFGHANISTAN WAR: THE END IS NEAR


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As Gerald Celente forecast two years ago, as part of President Trump’s strategy to get re-elected, he will bring an end to the Afghanistan War in time for the November election.
The news now is President Trump and the Pentagon are debating how to bring troops home by this fall.
On 29 February, the U.S. signed an agreement with the Taliban, which set a timetable for U.S. troop levels to be lowered from some 12,000 to 8,600 by July and then total withdrawal by May 2021.
But on 27 May, the President tweeted, “We are acting as a police force, not the fighting force that we are, in Afghanistan. After 19 years, it is time for them to police their own Country. Bring our soldiers back home but closely watch what is going on and strike with a thunder like never before, if necessary!”
In the event of a full withdrawal of U.S. troops, the approximately 17,000 NATO troops representing 39 nations and partner countries stationed in Afghanistan would most likely leave.
This October will mark the 19th year of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, the longest war in its history.
On 7 October 2001, President George W. Bush ordered the invasion of Afghanistan stating the purpose was to capture Osama bin Laden, leader of the organization Al-Qaeda, which, according to U.S. intelligence, was behind the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on 11 September 2001.
Bin Laden denied any involvement, and, as we have reported in detail in the Trends Journal, President Bush refused to negotiate, provide evidence… or even talk to the Taliban regarding bin Laden’s role in the attack.
Long forgotten is the report that 15 of the 9/11 terrorists were Saudi’s, one of America’s treasured allies.
Since initiating the war back in 2001 and giving it the name “Operation Enduring Freedom,” the justification shifted to a fight with the Taliban, which the Bush administration cited as a direct threat to the sovereignty of surrounding countries.
As Gerald Celente had forecast – and, at the time, was chastised for and banned from the major media he frequently appeared on – the U.S. military would not win in Afghanistan: “If Alexander the Great couldn’t pull it off. If the British at the height of the British Empire couldn’t beat them and the Russians couldn’t beat the Afghans, neither will the American military.”
TREND FORECAST: Considering the unprecedented COVID War that has ravaged America’s economy and now the nationwide protests and riots following the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police, ending the Afghan war, barely a memory in most American minds, will do little to boost Trump in the polls on Election Day.

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