Episode 370 - The Afghanistan Papers Are Establishment Whitewash BS

12/20/201928 Comments

The Afghanistan Papers! The Afghanistan Papers! Everyone is talking about the Afghanistan Papers! These "incredible" documents must be full of "explosive revelations" about the US-led NATO invasion and 18-year presence in Afghanistan, right? That's what everyone is saying, after all. But what if I were to tell you that this "bombshell" report from The Washington Post isn't just a Nothingburger, but is actually an establishment whitewash? You better brace yourself, because that's exactly what I'm going to tell you on this week's edition of The Corbett Report podcast.

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  1. rob32367 says:

    Well, I guess I’ve been watching Corbett Report too long, because I understood pretty much all of this as I’ve been watching and reading about the Afghan papers. Of course, I also remembered all the clips from his previous episodes, so that may explain it. Thanks for training me well James.

    I think these are a tool that we can use against the establishment. As you call them, my “normy” friends are very resistant when I talk about how we’re being lied to – “Oh, you always think they’re lying to us.” Well yeah!! But with these, I asked one of them recently, if they lied like this, what aren’t they lying about? And a normy who thinks I am crazy for everything from the 60s assassinations to Assad gas attacks relented a little and admitted “you got a point.” It’s a small step, but I’ll take it. Take their tools they are trying to use to keep their narrative going and use it against them to wake people up to what is really going on.

    Just my two cents …

  2. Radical Pragmatist says:

    Nailed It !!!

  3. Radical Pragmatist says:

    You might have also remembered that Col. Prouty was adamant that the “ pentagon papers” were also classic A CIA fake to make everyone feel better that they it was just a problem of bad management.

  4. wylie1 says:

    So now [Propaganda] has been changed to [Establishment Whitewash BS]? Oh yes, noting the more finely categorized propaganda.

    Actually bombs and invasion have been used to pacify the violent leadership of a nation; Japan nuked and Germany invaded WW2 for instance. Of course those didn’t need to happen either, except for the violent leadership of the Powers that shouldn’t be.

    On a smaller scale, a few grannies (and many others) have stopped the violent actions of those who broke into their houses by using violence (shooting them).

    Enjoyed the clear writing of Kit Knightly [thanks] who explained that the Afghanistan conflict was not really about pacification but simply money via several avenues.

    Clearly no one should ever trust a USA govt official. The next one may just do the opposite; even if that may be a good thing, the next one after that… With such a long history of back stabbing, note the Native Americans, it is amazing anyone would make a deal with uncle sam at all.

  5. scpat says:

    I’m just around the 20 minute mark but wanted to comment.

    @19:38 summed it up perfectly. If we were only more efficient at killing people, then our investment would have been worth it.

    The WaPo was attempting at whitewash of the U.S. military adventures, but I think the actual image this WaPo piece unintentionally paints is of dehumanization. The war is made to look like an investment, and human lives be damned. The problem was we didn’t overthrow governments and genocide populations in the right way. This is such a psychopathic mindset that is being displayed once again. Maybe that is a good takeaway from this piece. It gives us another example of the mindset of the media-military-industrial complex.

  6. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Excellent overview presentation of Afghanistan.
    I appreciate how Corbett chides the poor journalism, but also showcases good journalism.

    The last 5 minutes had an emotional impact.
    So true!
    My eyes got a bit watery.

  7. bladtheimpaler says:

    Return on investment equals the money handed out between the conspirators and the annual bottom line from heroin sales. Those not in the money loop don’t matter and any cost there, like costs from shattered lives due to war or propaganda costs of reconstruction spin, can be picked up by the peasants.

  8. Libertydan says:

    Very well done! This Pod Cast may appear to start out quoting info (Propaganda) from “The Bezos Post”, (as I was thinking why would I even waste my time reading that, now, rag sheet) however, I think this is a good tactic for attracting the attention of the “Normies”. (Thus the request to “Please Forward” to your Normy friends)
    “Being Broadcast from Sunny Japan”, James, is perhaps, referring to the lack of Geoengineering there, as I have found Japan to be among the healthiest places to live (based on a number of searches for “Healthiest places to live”). It is a fact that people generally feel better and think better when they get some Sun, yet here in the USA we are told to use toxic Sun Screen to “protect” us from the Sun.
    Yep “We” (Citizens of the Western Empire) are the engine that keeps this Empire going. Without the ability to manipulate the masses, Russia, China, nor the Western Empire would exist. “We”, like the people of Russia and China are manipulated through a masterfully well planned web of lies and deceit. Breaking that web of lies could indeed make the world a better place, yet we don’t want to trade a dominate Western Empire for a dominate Eastern Empire.
    That said, I see the decentralizing of the crytpo currency “Cardano” as a potential means to provide the world with an open choice world currency. We know that those who control the existing Empires use their control of the money supplies to do it. Thus, “We” must take that control away from them, and decentralize it.
    Note that even in the world where “he who has the gold rules”, it was possible to get paid by those that had the gold and thus make ones way out of poverty. With FRN’s created out of nothing by the elites, for the elites, the poor will always be poor because they are the last to get the watered down paper.

  9. manbearpig says:

    I’d been putting this off. I didn’t feel like more bad news, more manipulation, more disagreement with my entourage…

    In fact, I’d completely missed these “Afghanistan Papers” and felt that that was probably a VERY GOOD THING… but finally, this evening, I sat down to take a peek and

    What an awesome Christmas present!!

    This is indeed Very Important work from at least a couple of points of view: Setting the record straight on the incredibly rich subject of Afghanistan and the dynamics of “Leak psyops”.

    (and very incidentally, I’d stumbled across Kit Knightly and the Off-Guardian when looking into the Douma Hoax and thought his work on that issue was quite à propos indeed.)

    The most lusciously satisfying part of this Corbett report began at 21:08 and hit its peak at 21:40 (and then again at 27:30)!

    Merry Christmas my fellow expat!


    明けまして おめでとう

    All the best to you and yours! (from an annoying and abrasive manbearpig)

    • manbearpig says:

      Accessoirement, it’s SATURDAY NIGHT! But already time for Breakfast in America:


      for expats: Take the long way home…

      • manbearpig says:

        oh and in mourning of the Earth that was destroyed 20 years ago and with the world ending in 10 days and all:


        • generalbottlewasher says:

          MBP , Im surprised you didn’t mention the Winter Solstice. I read in the Buffet newspaper it will occur here at 10:49p.m.CST US.
          Cheerful as a cold morgue and a new moon.

          This story deserves an award, some sort of award. I got it , news award. ” The Morgue Award”.

          • manbearpig says:

            “The winter solstice lasts for just one moment. It occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun.”


            Yea, I wasn’t sleeping when it happened at 5:19 this morning the 22nd. Then I saw your message almost two hours later… I’d forgotten all about it; but it makes today special knowing that the period of daylight will be one second shorter than yesterday but that tomorrow will be four minutes longer!


            and in Kabul daylight will be 1 minute shorter today and tomorrow, two minutes longer…

            Here comes the sun!


            Be Happy!

      • generalbottlewasher says:

        MBP , this is for all the heroin dispensaries in Switzerland that distribute the poison for free. Savoy Blues on a Saturday night.


        Feel like my dog died.

        • manbearpig says:

          You’re THAT jealous of the Swiss??

          • generalbottlewasher says:

            You trimyera animal you, hahhhaha!!! Jealous? Naa. They did find a solution for Jones’s Law! Ya know the New York City Jones’in,. Do you suppose Tony Heller is speaking metaphorically. He probably was asked to review the 911 plans for imperfections 20 years ago. He is such a professional ya know. I don’t know if I can want to believe. The oxidation truth requires makes your skin thin a little. How much hide have you got left child? Oh yeah you got three to start with.
            I must say it is happy to know the sun is on the rebound and I can count on sumptin.

            Merry Sumptins!

            • manbearpig says:

              Trimera yourself! I could never keep up with your joneses so I’ll just give you my secret against oxidation: destruction of all those free radicals! Every single one of them!

              “Phenolic compounds are widely found in various plant foods such as açaí, kiwi fruit, green tea, cocoa, and

              red wine.”


              A toast to Baccharis trimyera!

              • generalbottlewasher says:

                Hear Here! I get all my Med from the Pub. You are a precognition pedantic medical miracle ManBearPig.
                I have been searching for Carqueja for years! All the while I thought it was a wine infused CarDioGram.
                Miracles never cease!

                Joyuex Noel.

  10. Noahsark723 says:

    Well done my brother! This is a well polished gem of truth!

    A proper education from start to finish!

  11. Ethan Hunter says:

    It is indeed deplorable to think that this war has been going on for this long and I almost have an “Alice in Wonderland” feeling when I hear politicians state that the war should not end for “national security” reasons. Americans in general still don’t question this narrative, or if they do they state vague generalities like “it’s all for the oil” or other nonsense without looking any further into the matter.

    Thank you James for laying out all of the reasons why the MIC and the Deep State are still supporting U.S. and NATO occupation and this certainly gives insight into these issues.

    I hope, someday, larger numbers of people begin to question the narrative instead of listening to the usual suspect’s propagandized psychobabble.

  12. Lillybilly says:

    I’m feeling it with you James, it looks like you can hardly bear the obviousness of it all any more.
    All i can say is that i am sharing you everywhere and with everyone that i know – it seems to be that people are resisting the truth now – for fear of facing the fact that they need to ‘do something’ and life is so unbearable now as it is, that anything more is the straw that broke the camel’s back. I’m wondering if you have any advice on how to present this psychological and physical overload with a strategy to become fearless in seeing. Merry Christmas and huge gratitude for you and your wife and children who support you in what is a civilisation changing work. May all beings seen and unseen bless you and support you and us all who seek the truth and a beautiful society xxx

  13. Ukdavec says:

    If the Washington Post is now publishing material demonstrating that US officials have been “following the same talking points for 18 years,” emphasizing how they are “making progress,” “especially” when the war is “going badly,” shouldn’t the paper acknowledge that it has been cheerleading this same line for all of those 18 years? Doesn’t it have a responsibility to examine how it served as a primary vehicle for those officials to spread these same “talking points” to spin the coverage in the desired fashion?


  14. rrandor says:

    The Pentagon Papers about the Vietnam War were also written and released to reframe the debate in order to absolve the CIA and place the blame with the State Dept and the civilian Pentagon. Daniel Elsberg is a CIA asset.

  15. sTevo says:

    This was so dense with information that I had to give it a second listen immediately after the first time.

  16. Ragnar says:

    Its all lies and deception. If it comes from the lamestream media, it’s either a mistake or deliberate propagnada! Even network tv series are chock full of propagnada and virtue signaling. It’s all wrapped up now. Unless you totally stop paying attention to “mainstream” sources, you have to question each and everything you see. Especially if it comes from a co-opted source like Wapo or the NYT, much less from CNN or MSNBC.

    Well done video James! As always, you hit the nail on the head. Too bad we can’t hit politicians on the head the same way!

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