The crime of omission by the media when leaving Afghanistan is reprehensible
The media, at least the mainstream media, didn’t do Americans and the world a favor by reporting that America was ending a two-decade war against a nation that did nothing to America. An essential part of the media’s job is to accurately report what is happening, whatever the subject, but in the case of the US exit from Afghanistan, they have failed miserably.
Unlike the previous government, this author does not claim that the media reports fake news, but they definitely do not cover all of the news, and it seems that the crime of omission was and is willful – because they all know the facts and circumstances around the end of the Afghan war.
The majority of Americans wanted an end to the war in Afghanistan, there is little doubt about that. Only the investors in the military-industrial complex longed for a permanent conflict in this country; The sale of weapons of war is big business and power rich Investors much richer. But that’s not the main focus of the piece; is the crime of omission by the media in their coverage of the end of the war.
TThe mainstream media has made the facts about the end of the war in Afghanistan as guilty as Trump surrendered to the Taliban and set up a no-win situation for America – something Republicans who are critical of President Biden’s “exit strategy” are well aware of. Indeed, Republicans have celebrated Trump’s surrender to the Taliban. and were mad at ite Exit did not take place earlier.
The media did not address why the Taliban had hardly any problems taking over the country in record time Trump “negotiated” the release of 5,000 of the The best fighters of the Taliban, including the men who are in today in exchange for a three-month truce and peaceful transfer of power. This part of the negÖtiation turned out to be a deadly and monumental bust.
Nor do they report that Trump intentionally left the legitimized Afghan government out the “negotiated” surrender, or that Trump and Mike Pompeo proudly declared that after America’s exit, the Taliban would be in charge and take over the government.
And regarding Trump’s so-called bargaining knowledge, the media did not report that the Islamic leaders promised extremist groups like Al in exchange for handing over control of the country to the Taliban. not to allow Al-Qaida or ISIS to find a safe haven within their borders. That part of the negotiation turned out to be a disaster, a IS suicide bomber detonated an explosive device, the 1. killed3rd American soldiers.
The media are not reporting around June 26th this year Trump Strictly speaking B.shaggy that the deal is him made made with the Taliban it is impossible as president Biden reverses course. And because he had released 5,000 of the best fighters and leaders of the Taliban, he was explicit in Predictionsing the collapse of the Afghan government as American became prepare to take their departure.
And in terms of that “hectic” rush to get Americans and their Afghans Aides out, the media does not report that the Biden administration tries vain to “convince” all Americans to leave Afghanistan already in mid-May.
As reported in the New York Times: “On April 27th, the [U.S.] The embassy ordered the departure of nearly 3,000 employees. a series of warnings to Americans in the country ‘strongly recommending that US citizens plan to leave Afghanistan as soon as possible. ‘”(Author bold)
Of course that never happened and these US citizensS ‘ reluctance to follow a “strong suggestion”” from their government contributed to the rush to evacuate American citizens at the last minute. It was a Herculean task to get it About 123,000 Americans out of the country, however the sleight of hand was accomplished amid all kinds of negative media coverage accusing the Biden administration of poor planning.
A large part of the misconduct of the media in reporting cannot be clarified their respective audiences that Republicans are filthy two-faced hypocrites for dealing with President Biden’s pre-planned dealings Cluster flop orchestrated by Trump a year ago. Republicans were aware of the intimate details of Trump’s Surrender to an extremist group like the Taliban and bragged about his Administration surrender on the official RNC page. You may have removed the damning chargebut all and theirs Pet monkey knows they were thrilled that their demigod negotiated a surrender an extremist religious sect.
It is really unclear why the media has given up its duty of accurate reporting about America’s exit from a 20 year war. It is also suspect they hand over Republicans who know President Biden was got stuck in a no-win situation invented by Trump to defame the president.
It certainly seems that the mainstream media is partisan Cabal, and its crime of omission in reporting the US withdrawal from Afghanistan is more than reprehensible. It is now clear why the media treated Trump with such a high level of Reverence and praise – these are extreme right-wing partisan hacks.
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