Lucy Morgan Edwards spent six years in Afghanistan – before and after 9/11 and the US invasion. She has worked for the UN in Kandahar under the Taliban government, served as political advisor to the EU ambassador in Kabul, monitored the 2002 Loya Jirga election, written for the Economist and Daily Telegraph, and lived extensively with the leading Jalalabad tribal family of Abdul Haq and Haji Qadir. With all of this on-the-ground experienced, she was ideally situated to see how and why the West's 9/11-triggered invasion of Afghanistan was a "dead on arrival" catastrophe. The result is her brilliant book The Afghan Solution: The Inside Story of Abdul Haq, the CIA and How Western Hubris Lost Afghanistan.
Lucy Morgan Edwards in Afghanistan
Since publishing The Afghan Solution in 2011, Lucy Morgan Edwards has looked more closely at the events of September 11th 2001 and concluded that the 9/11 truth movement is correct in calling it a false flag operation. This has led her to revisit parts of her analysis. Did the West ever intend to foster a stable, democratic, human rights respecting government in Afghanistan, as advertised? Or is the death, destruction, suffering, drug-dealing and chaos all part of the plan for a permanent US military occupation at the expense of the Afghan people, with orchestrated "Islamic extremism" serving as the Orwellian pretext for the US boot stamping on the Afghan face forever?