A Saigon Moment in the Hindu Kush

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An Afghan National Army (ANA) helicopter takes off inside the Bagram US air base after all US and NATO troops left on July 5, 2021. — AFP

The US is on the verge of its own second Vietnam repeated as farce in a haphazard retreat from Afghanistan

Pepe Escobar

And it’s all over

For the unknown soldier

It’s all over

For the unknown soldier

The Doors, “The Unknown Soldier”

Let’s start with some stunning facts on the Afghan ground.

THE Taliban are on a roll. Earlier this week their PR arm was claiming they hold 218 Afghan districts out of 421 – capturing new ones every day. Tens of districts are contested. Entire Afghan provinces are basically lost to the government in Kabul, which has been de facto reduced to administer a few scattered cities under siege.

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