EDITOR’S NOTE: Experts tell us that untruth in media depiction of reality springs from many sources. One of the main sources of untruth is de-contextualization. Example: those of us who watched, day after day, the US withdrawal from Kabul on American TV can be forgiven for forming the impression that the 20- year US occupation of Afghanistan was motivated by a desire to “fight terrorism” and “secure the rights of women.” The 20-year war was decontextualized by the US corporate media.
But context is everything. This rapid-fire three-minute Youtube video by Carey Wedler supplies the missing context on the withdrawal from Afghanistan.