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Lara Logan: Intel Agencies Want You To Think Afghanistan Is Too Complicated And This Isn't The Outcome They Wanted

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In this clip from an interview with FOX News Channel's Tucker Carlson, reporter Lara Logan tries to break through the debate about why the government is saying "no one predicted" the fall of the Afghan government.

"The intelligence agencies failed to see this? Seriously? The NSA is known as the crown jewel of intelligence collection in the world," she said. "There isn't a digital signature in existence that they don't collect and store and analyze... The idea that they missed this... Do you have any idea what it takes to do an invasion like this?"

"It is as ridiculous as believing that Ahmed Chalabi, some Iranian refugee in the U.S., persuaded the U.S. government to go to war... I mean, that's literally our narrative on the Iraq War. Seriously?"


"We get so caught up in the weeds of this. They want you to believe Afghanistan is complicated. Because if you complicate it, it is a tactic in information warfare called 'ambiguity increasing.' So now we're talking about all the corruption and this and that... But at its heart, every single thing in the world... always comes down to one or two things."

"And in this case, Afghanistan, it comes down to the fact that the United States wants this outcome."
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