Panetta is one of the “American machines that encourage endless wars”

Former US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is “part of the mechanism that encourages endless wars,” according to a US political analyst.

Panetta said the Taliban who took control of Afghanistan last month had not changed since their last reign over the country some 20 years ago, adding that the United States should prepare for future attacks from Taliban-led Afghanistan.

The United States invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 and ousted the Taliban from power in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, although no Afghan nationals were involved in the September 11 attacks. September.

US forces have occupied the country for about two decades under the pretext of fighting the Taliban and fighting terrorism. But as US forces left Afghanistan, the Taliban stormed into Kabul, weakened by the continued foreign occupation.

In an interview to air on Sunday, Panetta said he believed the Taliban, who are on the verge of ruling Afghanistan and have announced the formation of a government, “will continue to provide a haven for terrorists.”

Commenting on Press TV, Myles Hoenig said: “It is no surprise that Leon Panetta, former US Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA, warns us that the Taliban today are the same as there. is 20 years old and we should expect chaos on our streets. Therefore. After all, he is a staunch supporter of a war economy and part of the machinery that encourages endless wars.

“There are three things that can come out of humiliation: reflection, mistrust or denial. Reflection is not an American character. When has the United States ever stopped thinking, “What did we do to make this happen?” It’s always, ‘Why did they do this to us?’ », He explained.

“If Panetta and his war parties (both Democrats and Republicans) reflected on the past 20 years of chaos on their streets, perhaps they would think otherwise, rather than repeating the murderous process over and over again. Maybe they would have doubts about spending another trillion dollars on the next war that will only benefit the kind of boards that have long supported the Democratic Party. Or maybe even to see that more than 50% of our federal taxes could be used to improve our lives rather than to maintain an empire, underlined the analyst.

“Mistrust and denial go hand in hand. In the case of Afghanistan, we are not denying that we have lost but first looking for an excuse and immediately going on the offensive by saying that because we have lost we are going to be victims, so we better prepare for another 20 years or so. What Panetta and his ilk will recognize that the Afghan army has quickly withdrawn but will deny that all our resources have been wasted, ”he said.

“It’s America’s character to be defiant. It’s them against us. We are exceptional. They hate us for our freedom. The wars against the peoples of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, etc. took us away from the Vietnam Syndrome, the American aversion to foreign intervention. We are back in the saddle! With the fall of Kabul being mistakenly compared to the fall of Saigon, it is up to the Panettas of DC to downplay any rational understanding of what has happened over the past two decades and to prepare ourselves, with of course all the mainstream media. public lagging behind, for the next wars, ”concluded Hoenig.

In her interview, Panetta insisted that “it would be wise for the United States and the rest of the world not to trust the Taliban for their work.”

He said the United States should be prepared for future attacks. He said: “There was a recent interview with one of the Taliban spokespersons, where he was asked about Bin Laden’s role in 9/11, and he had the nerve to say that he saw no evidence that Bin Laden was involved. in the September 11 attack.

“And if so, then it’s clear to me that they will continue to support Al Qaeda and allow Al Qaeda to continue to develop and expand. And I think they will plan additional attacks against our country, as well as elsewhere, ”he continued.

September 11 was a series of strikes that killed nearly 3,000 people and caused approximately $ 10 billion in damage to property and infrastructure in the United States.

U.S. officials say the attacks were carried out by 19 Al Qaeda terrorists, but many independent experts and researchers have raised questions on the official account.

They believe rogue elements in the US government, such as former Vice President Dick Cheney, orchestrated or at least encouraged the 9/11 attacks in order to speed up the US war machine and move the agenda forward. Zionist.

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