April 13, 2022
WAR #2 – Lords of War
In the months after 9/11, Canadian special forces were participating in secret operations at the behest of some of the most sinister men in Afghanistan.
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer, COMMONS
Jordan Cornish
Producer, COMMONS
Noor Azrieh
Associate Producer
Kieran Oudshoorn
Managing Editor, Podcasts

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In the days after 9/11, Canada joined in the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Right away, it became painfully obvious that we didn’t understand the country, its people, or its history.

That would have profound consequences. 

Within months, Canadian special forces were participating in secret operations at the behest of some of the most sinister men in the country.

Our actions in the early days of the war would go on to endanger the lives of Afghans and Canadian soldiers alike in the years to come. 


Featured in this episode: Murwarid Ziayee, Mohsin Amin, Arthur Kent, David Pugliese (Ottawa Citizen)


To learn more:

No Good Men Among the Living by Anand Gopal

Return To Afghanistan by Arthur Kent

“Eyes Wide Shut: The Government’s Guilty Secrets in Afghanistan” by Jon Stephenson in Metro Magazine


Additional music from Audio Network


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