By Matt Agorist
To those who have been paying attention, it is no secret that the US government has been lying to its citizens for centuries. From granting the power to coin money to the private Federal Reserve to the war on terror to the endless wars spawned by the war on terror, the United States government should change its official language from English—to lie.
On Monday, these lies were released in the form of documents obtained by WaPo which prove a vast conspiracy by United States government officials to deceive the American people into thinking the war in Afghanistan was winnable. Spoiler alert: every single one of the insiders in D.C. knew without a doubt that it was not but have been lying to you.
After hijackers supported by Saudi Arabia attacked the United States on 9/11, the US waged a relentless, unforgiving, violent, and unwinnable war in Afghanistan. Since the beginning of the war, the Afghans have been slaughtered, the country has become a hotbed for terrorists, they’ve drastically increased heroin production, and this year, the US was found to have killed more people than the terrorists we are ostensibly fighting. The once beautiful nation has been turned into a pit of rubble by years of bombing and war — and the US taxpayer has funded all of it. And it has only gotten worse.
For the last several decades, the US government has openly funded, supported, and armed various terrorist networks throughout the world to forward an agenda of destabilization and proxy war. It is not a secret, nor a conspiracy theory—America arms bad guys. The situation has gotten so overtly corrupt that the government admitted in May the Pentagon asked Congress for funding to reimburse terrorists for their transportation and other expenses. Seriously.
Since the beginning of the violence, the American people have been told that this war in Afghanistan — which is slaughtering innocent women and children — is to protect their “freedom.” In reality, however, this war has made Americans less free by creating an assembly line of terrorists and police state measures ensuring a vicious cycle of rights violations and attacks for generations to come. All of this bloodshed, death, terrorism, loss of liberty, limbless veterans, PTSD, heroin epidemics, and trillions in taxpayer dollars wasted have been the product of politicians lying to you.
“Every data point” about American efforts there “was altered to present the best picture possible,” according to Bob Crowley, an Army colonel and former senior counterinsurgency adviser to military commander in Afghanistan, as quoted in the documents. “Surveys, for instance, were totally unreliable but reinforced that everything we were doing was right and we became a self-licking ice cream cone.”
“We didn’t know what we were doing. We didn’t have the foggiest notion of what we were undertaking,” confessed Douglas Lute, Afghan war czar under Bush II and Obama, back in 2015. Jeffrey Eggers—a former Navy SEAL and a staffer for the Bush II and Obama administrations—asked, “What did we get for this $1 trillion effort?”
The answer to that question is nothing, or rather, more accurately, death, suffering, and terror.
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 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. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project, where this article first appeared. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Minds.