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The tag 'Taliban' is associated with 5 posts.

Reflections on the Collapse in Afghanistan

The Afghan col­lapse was not a sur­prise. Emblem­at­ic of the fail­ure of the mil­i­tary effort was the Bush admin­is­tra­tion’s evac­u­a­tion of Al-Qae­da and Tal­iban com­bat­ants so they could escape U.S. mil­i­tary encir­clement. In the last pro­gram Mr. Emory did in 1999, he exam­ined George W. Bush’s polit­i­cal CV and her­itage, in order to gain per­spec­tive on what a Bush pres­i­den­cy might be like. Side 1 of the pro­gram began with dis­cus­sion of the Bin Laden fam­i­ly’s financ­ing of George W. Bush’s first ener­gy com­pa­ny. WFMU-FM is pod­cast­ing For The Record–You can sub­scribe to the pod­cast HERE.

FTR #685 Interview [#4] with Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

Fun­da­men­tal changes are need­ed in U.S. Afghan pol­i­cy, includ­ing mod­er­a­tion of the use of fire­pow­er, elim­i­na­tion of cor­rup­tion, alter­ing of pol­i­cy toward opi­um pro­duc­tion and rede­f­i­n­i­tion of Amer­i­can soci­ety.

FTR #683 Interview (#3) with Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald

Afghan gov­ern­ment offi­cials over­see mas­sive Afghan hero­in traf­fic; the BCCI at the cen­ter of decades of intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty drug traf­fick­ing in that area; U.S. may col­lapse like ancient Rome.

FTR #680 Interview [#2] with Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald

U.S. Cold War pol­i­cy pro­duces slaugh­ter of mod­er­ates in Afghanistan; Pri­vate cor­po­ra­tions dri­ve U.S. pol­i­cy in that coun­try and led to U.S. sup­port of Tal­iban; Tal­iban cre­at­ed by U.S. “ally” Pak­istan.

FTR #678 Interview (#1) with Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

U.S. lured the Sovi­ets into Afghanistan; George H.W. Bush ana­lysts pro­vide ide­o­log­i­cal base for the actions; Zbig­niew Brzezin­s­ki imple­ments the plan; Rea­gan cold war­riors reject Sovi­et with­draw­al plan.