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I believe what's happening in Afghanistan to be a 'Feigned Retreat'.

Milley is telling the MSM and Biden Admin what they want to hear while the military keeps killing bad guys. There are B-52s, F/A-18s, AC-130 Spectres and MQ-9 Reapers active over the country...

"When some are seen advancing and some retreating, it is a lure."
-Sun Tzu, The Art of War

@MusicAndFiction asked me to go deeper, and I have.

It's gonna be a long thread.

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What follows is a TON of links, screen caps, images, and quotes...and some comments and speculation from me.

I'm not married to my theory/analyses. I'm just an autodidact who chomps on what interest me like a pit bull chomps a Kong ball.

Counter analyses/opinion is welcome.

Setting the stage-

First, I believe is active, and if you also believe that, then you gotta ask "why are things so bad over there?"

Likewise, if you do NOT believe Devolution is active, then you gotta ask, "Why is the MSM not covering for Biden on this Afghan withdrawal thing?"

The common element between the two? The Media telling us that it's a disaster over there.

Today, called it the β€œTragic mess in Afghanistan...". That's fair. Afghanistan is a mess, a tragic one, and has been for many, many decades. It's a landlocked tribal country with one foot in the 14th century and the other in the 21st. ~95% Islamic, and not the same versions of Islam. There's about a dozen major and regional languages spoken there. It's got Iran to the West, Pakistan to the South and East, and the three other 'Stans to the North.

It's long been ruled by tribal warlords, strong men, honor culture. Imagine the complex cultures, languages, and diversity of the Native American Tribes in say... the 16th century. Now add technology from 1960 forward. Now add media. Now add Islamo fascism. Now add CIA, ISI, and every other alphabet spy agency. Messy.

Not going to recap the Afghan War, but here's the invoice.

So, the US is withdrawing and has been withdrawing for some years. Lets go back to when that was fresh news, because at the time it was formulated, the headlines were kinda shocking.

'U.S. and Taliban Agree in Principle to Peace Framework, Envoy Says' The New York Times Jan. 28, 2019.

β€œThe Taliban have committed, to our satisfaction, to do what is necessary that would prevent Afghanistan from ever becoming a platform for international terrorist groups or individuals.”

web.archive.org/web/2021081302

'Afghan conflict: Trump hails deal with to end 18-year war' 29 Feb 2020 bbc.com/news/world-asia-516925

'The president added that US troops had been killing terrorists in Afghanistan "by the thousands" and now it was "time for someone else to do that work and it will be the Taliban and it could be surrounding countries

"I really believe the Taliban wants to do something to show we're not all wasting time," he added. "If bad things happen, we'll go back with a force like no-one's ever seen."'

Interesting quote, eh?

Look where we were back then.

The Trump Admin worked out a deal with the Taliban, for THEM to fight the extremists.

But now, the media is telling us that the Taliban are back to being the bad guys and they are taking the country from what are insinuated to be the good guys as we leave.

The Guardian is likening it to the Fall of Saigon.

theguardian.com/world/2021/aug

And let your mouse hover over these headlines:

theguardian.com/us-news/live/2

washingtonpost.com/world/talib

msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-t

msn.com/en-gb/news/world/denma

msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-tr

bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-5

msn.com/en-gb/news/world/afgha

foreignaffairs.com/articles/af

aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/29/a

aljazeera.com/features/2021/7/

thehindu.com/opinion/lead/eval

upi.com/Top_News/World-News/20

theguardian.com/us-news/2021/a

msn.com/en-us/news/world/afgha

msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/kt-

nytimes.com/video/world/middle

msn.com/en-za/news/world/what-

msn.com/en-in/news/world/talib

It's a full court press right now that Afghanistan is a massive failure, Taliban are back like it's 1999, it's mayhem, it's bedlam.

But...but I thought the Taliban is who we negotiated the withdraw with, and they were going to take over as we left? Like, that was plan. We leave, Taliban stays and makes sure the country isn't an islamo-fascists breeding ground.

Chew on it for a sec folks. Links and images inbound.

Media are presenting these like those scary hurricane maps. It's coming, the storm is coming, take cover!

But just... just 2 years ago it was the Taliban we worked a deal out with. Now, we are supposed to be freaking out that the deal is... happening.

Oh. OOOOOOOHHHHH! Now i get it.

IT's Trump's deal with the Taliban. Therefore, it's bad. Kill it with fire from the Media.

Now, allow me to present something to you that will deeply fracture the mainstream narratives that are being pushed across all media right now.

The Taliban. Offering forgiveness.

Whoa.

And what about this? The Taliban fighting the Islamic State!?!?

What about the Afghan Gov't?

Let's take a step back, just a month, to this politico article.

"In May, the heads of three trade groups representing the government contracting industry sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and USAID Administrator Samantha Power, asking for clarity on where and how their members will continue their work for the Afghan military and government. None of the government officials have answered the letter...."

"It’s not clear what role the U.S. military will play in the coming months, but President Joe Biden has pledged to keep pumping money into the Afghan military, and the Pentagon suggested Thursday that it might still provide some intelligence and surveillance support.

"I think you can expect that we plan to use a range of [intelligence and surveillance] capabilities at our disposal,” ... β€œWe also intend to leverage the strong relationship we have with the Afghan forces"

politico.com/news/2021/07/10/b

The USA has sold quite a bit of equipment to the Afghan govt for their air force.

And the Biden Admin, as detailed in the politico and foreign policy articles has bet on that air force's ability to repel the Taliban.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_

But recall what was in that Politico article above,

"In May, the heads of three trade groups representing the government contracting industry sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and USAID Administrator Samantha Power, asking for clarity on where and how their members will continue their work for the Afghan military and government. None of the government officials have answered the letter...."

Without that support, the Afghan Mil was crippled.

'Afghan Air Force Could Be Grounded After U.S. Pullout
The one advantage the Afghan army had on the Taliban looks set to slip away with the hasty U.S. withdrawal.'

foreignpolicy.com/2021/06/14/a

Let's pause and try to get a 30k ft view:

Trump makes a deal with the Taliban for them to take over when the US withdraws.

But there is the Afghan govt already there, why not them?

Because they are all corrupt, ruthless warlords- that's why. The same types of warlords who made the country a terrorist haven before!

Who is Biden backing? The corrupt, ruthless warlords.

Well. Good thing he's not actually in charge.

; )

Do you see it? The withdrawal of US forces and support leaves the corrupt warlords without the support they need to fight off the Taliban... WHO WE MADE THE DEAL WITH!

The media wants you to forget the Trump deal, forget that the Afghan govt is corrupt and brutal, infiltrated by the Russians, Pakistanis and CCP.

We could spend ANOTHER 20yrs there and be no better off.

So Trump made the best deal possible and this is that deal being realized.

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Hard to improve on perfection, Kyle; but it was well worth the reread of your edit. With so much info (and disinfo) on the whole Afghan event, the scenario is in a constant state of flux, I know.

Thanks again for the work that goes into your threads. They're much appreciated for their thought provoking content.

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