While the WaPo has been less than ethical when it comes to their sources, these documents showing the vast conspiracy of lies knitted by every warmongering liar in DC since Bush II, was the result of a three year battle and multiple Freedom of Information Act requests.
One of the most damning admissions in the report was from Michael Flynn, the director of intelligence for the International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] in Afghanistan from June 2009 to October 2010, who would later serve briefly as Donald Trump’s national security adviser before leaving the post in disgrace.
“For a while [the operational successes on a daily basis] might have made me feel good, but after 2006, for me, it was actually irrelevant because we were just killing so many people and it wasn’t making any difference at all,” Flynn told his questioners.
“Commanders and policymakers, on the spectrum of news, they want always to be good news. Operational commanders, state department policymakers and Department of Defense policymakers are going to be inherently rosy in their assessments. They will be unaccepting of hard-hitting intelligence.”
Flynn pointed out that this problem wasn’t just a few key players deceiving their rulers in D.C. The lies were widespread, literally everyone.
“[This was true for every] commander. They all said, when they left, they accomplished [the] mission. Every single commander. Not one commander is going to leave Afghanistan or Iraq or any place, not one is going to leave and say, ‘You know what, we didn’t accomplish our mission.’
“So the next guy that shows up finds it screwed up … they do their mission analysis once they are on the ground and then they come back and go, ‘Man, this is really bad.’
“From ambassadors down to the low level [they all say] we are doing a great job. Really? So if we are doing a great job, why does it feel like we are losing? There is corruption in reporting and not just corruption in the theft that occurred … That also includes from the state department. There is no way that over the years, to include this year , that we can say things are wonderful.”
When the blowhards, including Bush, Obama, and Trump, took to the pulpits, they told us that they would be pulling out the troops, yet all of them have maintained a presence, knowing full well that the only thing it was accomplishing was death.
Because politicians were hellbent on weaving this web of lies, thousands of American troops lost their lives. Tens of thousands of troops have been maimed, disabled, and permanently disfigured, and hundreds of thousands of innocent Afghan men, women, and children slaughtered—for what?
Tragically, this perpetual war has apparently become so ingrained in American society that no one pays attention to the wholesale slaughter of innocence much less the fact that they’ve been being deceived by every president since its inception.
We finally have a smoking gun showing that there was absolutely no way to “win” a war in Afghanistan. These warmongers knew it for decades. They all lied to us and continued to kill troops and civilians, and no one even cares. This news — that Americans have been lied to for nearly two decades that’s cost trillions, killed hundreds of thousands, and ruined countless other lives — should have been on the front page of every newspaper in the country. Instead, after this news was released, interest in Afghanistan actually went down to a twelve-month low.
Alternatively, after it would be proven that the warmongers in DC have been lying to us for decades in a war for profit, the front page of most papers is news of the impeachment. Americans have been so brainwashed into the two party divide, that they are more concerned with accusations of political favors than they are about a vast conspiracy against them which has caused immeasurable pain and suffering on a global scale. Congratulations, America, you’ve successfully become an Orwell novel.
“Films, football, beer, and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult….”
—George Orwell in ‘1984’
Matt Agorist is the editor in chief and co-founder at the Free Thought Project. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state.
Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.