Afghanistan: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Objavljeno 22. avg. 2021
John Oliver discusses the end of America’s war with Afghanistan, and the humanitarian crisis being left behind.

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  • Exactly John, governments fucking suck, they waste tax payer dollars. The answer is not bigger government and more taxes like your blue team keeps fucking pushing on us.

  • Anyone who's not American is not surprised that even Democrat Americans don't give a shit about the consequences of their actions.

  • As an Afghan it really pisses me off when the US tries to pat itself on the back and show itself to be a good guy. The US has so much blood of innocent civilians on its hands, not just in Afghanistan but all over the world.

  • “ I wonder how the world sees us rich beyond compare powerful with out equal a spoiled drunk 15 year old waving a gun in their face” - Long Long Time by Guy Forsyth

  • Shocking! What would good ol Bernie have done I wonder?

  • They did what they wanted, they entrenched American hatred into all Afghan people, ensuring war and terrorism for years to come. Gotta keep those American "defense" contractors happy......MERICA 😔

  • Imagine if after the Russian invasion the USA didn’t leave Afghanistan with a average male age of 14. Allowing the taliban and other groups to just walk in and take it over. It was fucked up long before 2001.

  • If they were interested in human rights and overthrowing authoritarian regimes that orchestrated 9/11, they could have invaded Saudi Arabia, but America was never going to do that, was it?

  • thank you for saying all of this.. at least someone is viewing this in a sane manner

  • The best way is to solve the problem in their country so they don't have to move in the first place.. Cut off weapon supplies. Make rescources scarce for the enemy while providing a wealth of goods to citizens. It feels like we did the exact opposite 🙄

  • _Wars are _*_always_*_ fought for power or for wealth._ If anyone tells you differently he's either uninformed, ignorant or lying. Regarding Afghanistan: One may look up _One belt, One road_

  • All that NGO and activist shit, some of it might be real but most of it is for US funding, which is gone now. US escape caused many many people to lose their businesses. I have seen here in my country. Many people did open NGOs for USAid, as the dictator here (who was supporting US in afghanistan unconditionally) left. All "NGOs and Activists" vanished with him. Bottomline: Loot US tax payer as much as you can.

  • No one can bring freedom to a nation who don't want to strive for their freedom. It takes blood.

  • We need john Oliver and jake tran just ...the world need this peace fuckersssss

  • USA, the land of the free.... to fuck others over for economic gain.

  • Oh gawwwwd - why in the hell didn't Bernie get in....

  • John Oliver is so important. Someone has to be morally serious and uncompromising, there aren't enough people even trying anymore.

  • Why are the auto captions in Dutch?

  • you want to talk about human rights? try being gay in russia, muslim in china, or a journalist in saudi arabia.... every country in the world does terrible things. get used to it, it's only going to get worse in the future

  • The first victim of war is the plan

  • Oliver is a serious reporter. If only he stopped dropping F-bombs he could be the next Malcolm Muggeridge (the reporter who uncovered Stalin's show-trials and death camps in the 1930s)

  • This is arguably one of the saddest fucking pieces John has done. The US truly does some really, really monstrous things.

  • Carolyn Maloney was a one-issue candidate: gun control. Her husband was gunned down on the LIRR by Colin Ferguson. She was a Republican prior to the shooting only her district was heavily Democrat and she wanted to get elected

  • JFC what the fuck was that woman wearing?! That’s fucking wrong.

  • Ending US imperialism is completely out for the question in this country. The best they can do is raise the military budget by another 100,000,000,000 dollars and drone strike some more countries without formally declaring war on them (or even having any sort of legal justification to be involved there). But it’s okay because those in power will cry crocodile tears every year on 9/11 even though actions like theirs are very much to blame for the attacks and exponentially more people have died in the Middle East due to the their response to it. America is the victim here. The world hates them because they’re just too free.

  • Hmm. How's that Biden vote feeling right now, dicks???

    • Yeah, Biden is awesome, lmao

    • @erik you are sweet.. you upset, Nancy?

    • @httacticaloh no i triggered a snowflake. Go cope somewhere else

    • @erik you are get used to Trump. He's gonna win AGAIN in 2024 and his kids are going to rule for decades. Too bad for Pussy Hats but great for America! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • Better than trump so yeah

  • Well in about 3-8 years, we're going to have some cool movies about this whole ordeal

    • About 40 years later, maybe pick another failure project to go into? Make sure to maintain those helicopters, the same ones were used in nam, they were used in Afghanistan, and just with enough maintenance, maybe you could use it on your next failed mission.

  • Similar situation going on in kashmir for last 50 years

  • The US didn’t want The Russians to gain more. So they paid freedom fighters (mujaheeden) heaps of loot. The freedom fighters drove out the Russians - but left a power struggle. The Americans were no where to be seen. That’s how it all started.

  • Yeh john Oliver is trying his best to maintain a sense of humor when delivering such harsh realities. And Biden has been given yet another opportunity in the office of the whitehouse to right his wrongs and I’m not seeing it Quite the opposite actually scares me

  • I refer to Two Time Medal of Honor recipient, Brevet medal recipient, US Marine Commandant, Major General Smedley Butler:"war is a Racket. It always has been... For a very few, this Racket, like bootlegging, brings fancy profits [for a few], but the cost of operations is always transfered to the people, who do not profit." A decorated Marine general openly declared war is a Racket for the few elite who profit, and make new millionaires and billionaires. Afghanistan clearly became a Racket. BTW, the TAPI gas pipeline will be completed in 2022 as agreed upon by the Taliban. ENRON wanted the Taliban to accept their proposal in Spring 2001 for TAPI but the Taliban refused which Bush took as a sign to activate the CIA plot to overthrow the Taliban by Fall 2001. Taliban. And AQ got wind of the CIA plot and attacked to preempt it. Hence: 9/11/01 attack. That was the Racket that brought about the war

  • You are wrong John, Usa went with a clear goal into afghanistan: Business. The contractors already sold the all the weapons they could and billed the trainning of troops, there is no more profit to make. That's the real reason they are now retreating.

  • Wasn't this the same place we gave millions to when we were handing out stimulus checks?

  • Wasting the 17 Billion$ for projects in Afghanistan by redirecting it to Drug and weapons manufacturers, Total corruption with Money going in pockets resulting in only 1.5 Billion$ being used with extreme inefficiency as Failures of the projects working was common such as schools built empty and hospitals without resources.

  • Its a total shame and another embarresment/failure of the "west" that undermines all its velues. Im ashamed being a citizen of one of these countries

  • Wait why does the taliban get a Twitter account wouldn’t Twitter wanna terminate that account

  • Oh, so you're saying politicians used a disaster for their own benefit? That's never happened before...

  • You can't make Afghanistan a civilized country, that has to come from within. Hopefully the past 20 years of freedom will inspire their citizens to rise up and fight for themselves

  • use to think John was a British dude with a foul mouth. Started watching a few weeks back, I have mad respect for you !!

  • Afghanistan people Wants Sharia law. USA democracy doesn't apply everywhere

  • Wrong. Afghanistan has been like that pre and post american

  • Thank god this man is finally pointing out what an unbelievable liar Biden is

  • Still nothing on Palestine?

    • He made a video which was removed by SLflow. You can search for Last weeks tonight on Palestine.

  • america: invades country to stop terrorists, elects a corrupt pro-USA government while at it, doesn't fund local business and nation's economic health america, 20 yrs later: makes deal with terrorists and leaves country in charge of said terrorists, who aim destroy what little good is left america now, as it refuses to mitigate the damage it's done: "what do you mean consequences? we're the good guys...! ew, immigrants."

  • not helping afghanistan after all the USA has done to it is almost like going to a family's house, throwing a huge party, wrecking all the furniture and support beams, killing a burglar who came to your house, and then the kid's parents --- then leaving without going to prison or even taking the children to hospital. this is a hyperbole, but it's abhorrent what america has done and continues to do.

  • Agree 100%

  • Can u please do an episode on kashmir

  • Unlike the former empires who went there openly for self interest, Americans were lead to believe that they were, like always, the heroes of this story, and now they feel like a child after being told Santa is not real…

  • I guess we can keep on making big mistakes as long as we have money for it. After that we invent new excuses to get more money. After that we sell part of the country to get more money. After that we move out. After that WAR and we turn to be like Afghanistan. Our government is not doing the job we sent them to. They have lost the perspective of government and turned to business. Big Corporations taking over.

  • Decades,will and 2 trillion.... Don't forget the trillions

  • *Thank you for calling Biden the liar that he is.*

  • more biden jokes?

  • Hmm so US invading a country to give them freedom and have no idea what they were doing? Sounds so familiar. 🤔

  • business as usual for the us govt.. eventual betrayal is usually our end product. ask indian scouts, operation keelhaul, and so on

  • You got blood on your hands Joe...

  • Lets guess where next US theater of war will be? Considering they will not go toe to toe with real world power, i guess it will not be South China Sea, Taiwan, North Korea, Syria or Crimea. Maybe Africa?

  • I agree of what Biden did. He's an American president not president of the world. Stop meddling with other country from now on.

  • I liked this channel some time ago, but recently it's extremist left leaning views are anything but reality. To suggest the withdrawel would be ugly anyway, feels like he is saying Biden did all he could, but it's apparent to anyone that this is not the case at all... Biden's only positive thing is he is not Trump.. and this doesn't mean he is a savior, basically watch DUNE about the dangers of seeing someone as a "savior". Oliver dramatically missed the point of criticism, you lost a view John.. John saying; "Equally terrible as before 9/11" Reminds me of Joe Biden saying; That was 4-5 days ago! Utterly shamefull reporting how he glances over the most important criticisms.

  • "Dick and 'the Kiss'..." spit my drink out.

  • i think we should haved pulled out of the war but we could have done it with out making a big mess

  • Well us government is best

  • Wait this is all your doing on this??? Not at least a 3 piece series???? Honestly??? Covering the suicide bombing and disaster pullout? WTF????

  • Biden really just said "Meh, not my problem."

  • This reminds me... Why did WTC 7 collapse?

  • Tucker Carlson: "...your neighborhood..." He did it! He said the thing!!!

  • I had been waiting for the US to withdraw from Afghanistan for so many years and now that it happened I feel helpless and it sucks. I know that governments do not speak for all their people but it still upsets me a bit at how inept our politicians were/are, it is always people with money that wish to use the law and wars to further their own agendas and fatten their own wallets. I see other countries revolt and rebel and yet that can never really work in America, we are just too large and nobody agrees with many others on the way the country should run. The world is still stuck in crazy-mode! I hope it will get better for my children and their children. Still worry about the internet falling or something crazy like that causing all the world's nukes to fire off accidently. Nothing would survive that winterized hellscape. And going to live on a new planet is just not realistic. Hope we realize that we all share this planet and it is a finely tuned machine that we can change without realising it soon enough, if we have not already done so.

  • The NYT published a detailed investigation into the 29th August Drone Strike that killed an innocent family of 10 including 7 children. US Military lied about it being an "imminent suicide attack". slflow.info/town/vKWYm4SuuqzGnXg/video Sec of State Blinken was questioned by Rand Paul in the Senate about whether the victim was an ISIS-K Operative or an Aid Worker, and his reply was "I don't know, because we're reviewing it" slflow.info/town/yWVrbIqsxqfb0m8/video Why is this not being covered by the rest of mainstream media???

  • Hahaha push-up jokes

  • I thought this show stopped since Donald trump left the white house. I don't know what John Oliver has been talking about

  • the Coward Colonial terrorists doing their best, fleeing like scumbags

  • Thank you for every single word you said in this video.

  • Does the US abide by immigration laws when they invade other countries?

  • So John Olivers argument is that we should stop turning countries like Afghanistan upside down. Did he forget that these scumbags levelled the twin towers and the pentagon? With passenger planes loaded with innocent people? Should we have just done nothing? Also he doesnt mention even once that Biden left a bunch of Americans on Afghan soil behind enemy lines. Senile Biden.

    • @Maria Theresia von Habsburg yea but thats war. So ur gonna have to live with that. U cant be a pussy in a war.

    • @Timbo Slice The afghani government definitely did but i won't condone the massacre of innocents in any way.

    • @Maria Theresia von Habsburg most of the people that died in the twin towers were innocent too. Did not stop Al Qaeda from attacking. Afghanistan was harboring the terrorists that attacked the US. They had to feel the consequences of that.

    • Afghanistan did not attack the twin towers, Osama bin Laden did. John didn't say "do nothing", just don't fuck up the whole country, where most are just innocent people.

  • 18:42 this line allone was worth watching

  • The insanity, horror, and stupid of it all is palpable. I'm glad we're finally getting out of there, and can only pray we never go back

  • Seriously seeing a lot of red over those Tucker quotes - resisting an urge to march down to Fox and strangle each and every one of them. (I won't, but mainly b/c I can't afford the airfare right now)

  • How hard John is trying to save Biden's face LoL

  • Taliban didn't shelter Bin Laden at first. When the US forced Sudan Government to expel Bin Laden and Sudan Government seized all his estate of farmlands and homes he had to leave. This is admitted by US in 9-11 report. He could not go back to Saudi Arabia because they had revoked his citizenship. He knew Afghan Mujahideen and went by a plane chartered by Rabbani Government (not Taliban). Finally when Taliban came in and defeated the Peshawar 7, he had no choice but to accept Taliban's government. It should be remembered that the US did not offer any proof of Bin Laden's guilt to Taliban and still Taliban wished to hand over for a trial in a third country. US just wanted revenge so they started terror, destruction, kidnapping, torturing, allowing heroin farming, occupation and propaganda that everything is "progressing" in Afghanistan (while inside admitting not knowing what they are doing, read Washington Papers).

  • You are the man.

  • Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddie Mercury, Elvis Pressley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. theobjectivestandard.com/2020/02/justice-for-michael-jackson/ This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddie Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson. #spreadtheawareness #justiceformichael #hedeservedbetter

  • This show now reminds me of the new Captain America show... Started off great, felt good, new and cool. Ended up turning into a whiny, preachy, and subjective take on issues without giving any real solutions. Not saying anything about this situation over there is right, but it sure is easy to beak off to a camera to your millions of viewers rather than actually try and think of a real solution. John I used to like the show alot but damn i think you need to hear this quote, "Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining". Also a good one is, "hindsight is 20/20". Now fuck off and stick to making things funny, your alot better at that.

  • Lol he forgot to mention that USA been training Afghan forces for the last 20 years. And from that 300.000 Afghan soldier 210.000 of them Joined Al Qaida after USA left... iguess that wasnt intersection enough ...

  • USA politics are worthless and damgerous

  • USA is the biggest dictator that history has done. USA has destroyed several countries and still claim to be the biggest democracy and protector of Human rights.

  • John O. is a hypocrite here. We never should have become involved in Afghanistan, and we have never been and are still not responsible for a religious group that does not value human rights and kills innocent people. The sooner we become disentangled from this centuries-long mess, the better. We should absolutely approach it from a humanitarian aid perspective in the heat of the moment, and, at the end the end of the day, the U.S. isn't responsible for a political party that thinks of women as "less than." This is absolutely unthinkable in the modern world, and should be condemned and defended by the international community, and not the U.S. military.

  • America needs to stay out of other countries' business. We are not the world police, and it's not our right to force our way of life on other cultures. We can't even take care of our own shit... what makes us think that we can do it anywhere else?

  • Monday morning quarterback is easy.

  • My thing is, as much as we want to, we can’t just evacuate the entirety of Afghanistan. I understand we fucked up, and we should try to do something to fix that obviously, but we don’t have the ability to just evacuate that number of people. Especially bc I’m sure the taliban isn’t just going to let that happen. Bc that’s what it comes down to: the number of people at risk of serious harm or potential death at the hands of the taliban? I mean, at least all the women, any one who disagrees with the taliban, journalists, etc etc etc. this isn’t an “immigration problem” this is a “this is in no way possible” problem, even if we had infinite time and money

  • Why did we go to Afghanistan? ...opium. Why did we stay in Afghanistan? ....manufacture and transportation of ...opium? Why did we leave Afghanistan? ....It's cheaper to make and move in Mexico and there's no more border. 🙄 Why did we pull the troops out before the other Americans and indigenous helpers? ...wtf do we look like, UBER? We're more like FedEx. 🤔 Now do ya wanna order something or not?

  • So why exactly are we all outraged with the Taliban but not Saudi Arabia then?

  • ugh cant wait maloney to be booted out

  • I love how progressives went immediately from “we need to get out of the Middle East and stop colonizing the world”, to almost immediately “Afghanistan needs to be constantly occupied because they keep picking the wrong type of government when we let them”.

  • Wonder what happened to dic Chaney investment ??? I am sick at the media for thier contribution to Encourage the mass killings of the different

  • LOL Wikileaks literally published CIA leaks that they were arguing to stay in Afghanistan to the media "use Woman's rights". John (not for the first time) is literally parroting CIA talking points.

  • Ah white people you don't understand do you, do you think an AK-47 Can stop a country of millions of people. The afgan people voluntarily showed their hands in order to be tied by the Taliban they deserve no empathy nor respect.

  • All of the last few presidencies have handled the middle east plan awfully but I think Biden did probably the most damage by heavily endorsing the Taliban. I've never in my fucking life could believe the USA would actively leave so many weapons to them. Bare minimum Trump (I can't believe I'm saying this) at least planned to destroy the bases, weaponry, and munitions we left behind. Because we knew the Afgan army was going to fall. Why in the hell is he not talking about the faults of Bidens withdrawal plan? I understand he's a Democrat but he fucked this up so badly I honestly cannot think of a worse way to do it. He took all of Trumps ideas kept the shitty ones and removed the few that was at least not going to give them guns. He rushed the fuck out of it and I don't want to hear that it was Trumps plan, Trump isn't president Biden is and he overturned tons of his other polices of the previous administration. There is no reason to keep this one let alone only take out the bad parts. We left it all to some people who we knew were going to give it to the Taliban because their choice was that or death and then we asked the taliban for help in getting out. That wasn't the fucking plan we didn't plan on giving up our most strategic airbase before leaving. Why in the fuck did we leave our most strategic airbase before destroying what we had there and withdrawing. Bare minimum that would have kept our weapons out of their hands so they could use them to slaughter more people. If anyone votes for this fucking president again I'm going to be shocked. I certainly won't be my lord why couldn't we have had Andrew Yang anyone but some half senile old out of touch politician who failed the last time he was vice president and then expect different results now. Shame on anyone who voted for this man knowing what important decisions were coming up. If you didn't like either just don't vote but don't endorse the fucking idiots.