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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
No End to Hegemon USA's Designs on Afghanistan
by Stephen Lendman
If hell on earth exists, its epicenter is in Afghanistan — a perpetual war zone for centuries.
"(N)o country has been abused and suffered more, and none has been helped less than Afghanistan," John Pilger explained.
For time immemorial, Afghans endured what few outside the country can imagine.
For centuries, marauding armies besieged its cities, committed mass slaughter, and caused vast destruction.
In the 19th century, Afghans were victimized by "great game" struggles between imperial Britain and czarist Russia.
Perpetual war, occupation and human misery continue with no end of it in prospect ahead — US pullout likely to be a brief moment of partial relief alone.
Since the 1990s, Gideon Polya estimated over six million Afghan deaths, millions displaced, an entire population held hostage to US/NATO imperial rampaging.