John Pilger on Afghanistan withdrawal: US military is a killing machine! (E1046)
On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary journalist and filmmaker John Pilger about the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban. He calls the US military a killing machine and discusses why the Afghanistan war must be viewed through the lens of Western imperialism, the scale of civilian casualties and destruction of Afghanistan by NATO countries, how the US created today’s situation by supporting Afghan jihadist forces against the Soviet Union throughout the Cold War, the social progress and progressive reform lost to history with the fall of the Soviet-backed PDPA government in Afghanistan, and much more! Pilger also discusses the anniversary of the Pinochet coup in Chile and the trial of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.