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The Duran - 2020-05-23 - Original post - cached version

Via Patrick J. Buchanan…

When it comes to spending lives and treasure indefinitely we find we have no vital interest in whether these lands we occupy are ruled by monarchs, democrats, dictators or demagogues… If they don’t attack us, why do we not just leave them be?...

Strategic Culture - 2020-05-21 - Original post - cached version

The Global War on Terror or GWOT was declared in the wake of 9/11 by President George W. Bush. It basically committed the United States to work to eliminate all “terrorist” groups worldwide, whether or not the countries being targeted agreed that they were beset by terrorists and whether or not...

Grayzone Project - 2020-05-19 - Original post - cached version

A disinformation campaign aimed to justify the assassination of Qassem Soleimani by painting him and Iran as willing enablers of…

The post Washington’s tall tale of Iranian-Al Qaeda alliance based on questionably sourced book ‘The Exile’ appeared first on The Grayzone.

Ian Sinclair - 2020-05-12 - Original post - cached version

Public opinion and coronavirus: the sleeping giant the government is afraid of
by Ian Sinclair
Byline Times
1 May 2020

“All politicians recognize the force of public opinion”, Richard Gregg wrote in his 1934 book The Power of Nonviolence.

There is evidence this...

Dissident Voice - 2020-05-01 - Original post - cached version

“This will be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment.”  That was U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on April 5, touring the Sunday morning shows to warn of the worst week yet for pandemic death in the United States.

During these interviews, the Surgeon General also managed to show off...

Dissident Voice - 2020-04-17 - Original post - cached version

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.

— H.L. Mencken, In Defense of Women, 1918

As the global pandemic grips world attention...

Strategic Culture - 2020-04-13 - Original post - cached version

M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

The principal deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) in the U.S. State Department, Alice Wells, dropped a bombshell on the Afghan government and the country’s political elites on April 4—and caught the international donors by...

The Duran - 2020-04-08 - Original post - cached version

https://thediplomat.com/2020/04/did-pakistan-win-the-afghanistan-war/?fbclid=IwAR2vA_I7RsJe9mdnF7eodpt2mh-wg309wuKir4NVlFNMsh7SCwfHN-E5jOs

Good article. It’s refreshing to read an author write something like this:
“Islamabad is almost as invested in these developments as...

The Duran - 2020-04-05 - Original post - cached version

https://thediplomat.com/2020/03/the-inauguration-of-2-presidents-afghanistans-constitutional-crisis/
04/05/20 – Zalmay Nishat makes a case for a way forward through the present Kabul stalemate. It is well worth a read. It outlines well what jezail.org has maintained since Bonn. The...

Grayzone Project - 2020-04-03 - Original post - cached version

Pino Arlacchi, the former Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Prevention, says US is behaving…

The post Ex UN anti-narcotics chief & mob expert says US Treasury running ‘mafia racket’ against Venezuela appeared first on The Grayzone.

Aletho News - 2020-03-24 - Original post - cached version

Afghans celebrating the US-Taliban agreement of 29th February 2020, Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan
By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | March 24, 2020

In an extraordinary statement titled On the Political Impasse in Afghanistan, Washington has...

Aletho News - 2020-03-24 - Original post - cached version
RT | March 24, 2020

Four newly arrived NATO servicemen have tested positive for Covid-19 in Afghanistan, while dozens more have been quarantined with symptoms similar to those of the coronavirus, the US-led mission said.

Information about the four infected...

Grayzone Project - 2020-03-20 - Original post - cached version

The International Criminal Court approved an investigation into US war crimes in Afghanistan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded by…

The post US government threatens families of Int’l Criminal Court staff if they try Americans for war crimes appeared first on The Grayzone.

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-03-19 - Original post - cached version

Whereas the US-Taliban ‘truce deal’ is historic in many ways, the fact that real peace in Afghanistan remains hostage to a lot more complex power dynamics than the US war has become sharply evident ever since the announcement of the deal. The Ghani administration has already rejected the...

Aletho News - 2020-03-19 - Original post - cached version
By Damian Wilson | RT | March 18, 2020

The graphic footage, filmed by body cameras worn by the elite troops and broadcast on national television, must lead to the soldiers being tried for murder.

Australians always look forward to celebrating Anzac Day, but this...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-17 - Original post - cached version

It threatened to disappear under the viral haze of COVID-19, but February 29 saw representatives from the US and Taliban, loftily acknowledged as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, sign the “Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan”.  After two decades of conflict, the agreement sets in...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-17 - Original post - cached version

A funny thing happened on the way to remote Central Asia following the events of 9/11.  The militarists who spawned this modern “crusade,” the invasion of Afghanistan, decided to call it “Operation Infinite Justice.”  Unfortunately for the philosophers at the Pentagon and their neo-con-liberal...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-03-15 - Original post - cached version

Washington was all but overwhelmed by a tsunami wave of either euphoria or hysteria following the agreement reached between the US and the radical movement Taliban (banned in Russia). It is quite understandable. After all, against the backdrop of the Trump administration’s constant...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-03-13 - Original post - cached version

Eighteen years ago, the US led the NATO invasion of Afghanistan for the stated purpose of toppling the Taliban government and crushing the Al Qaeda forces they were harboring. Now, after more than 4,000 US military personnel and contractors have been killed, and over a trillion dollars...

The Duran - 2020-03-13 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by George Callaghan…

Uncle Sam is going home with his tail between his legs. John Bull is going with him. Johnny Cancuk, Marianne, Fritz and all the gang have also been humiliated. It is a defeat of unexampled ignominy.

Afghanistan has been by far the longest...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-13 - Original post - cached version

Is that it? Nearly two decades of war – America’s longest-ever, almost twice as long as the Vietnam War – and now, finally, a dubious peace deal.

It’s a “deal” that could have been signed years ago by previous U.S. administrations, thereby saving hundreds of thousands of casualties and...

Counter Currents - 2020-03-13 - Original post - cached version

 …to highlight our interconnected need for renewable energy, a fairer economic system and the abolition of war. An annual youth peace conference organized by the Afghan Peace Volunteers last year. BEYOND HEALTHCARE Hakim spent two years in Quetta before moving to Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province...

Corbett Report - 2020-03-13 - Original post - cached version


In this conversation recorded on March 9th, James Corbett joins Chuck Ochelli on The Ochelli Effect to discuss the pandemic panic and its parallels to other "world-altering" (but ultimately manipulated) crises like 9/11. What is the real threat here? What is being neglected in coverage of...

Corbett Report - 2020-03-12 - Original post - cached version

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2020-03-12_Ochelli_Effect.mp3"][/audio] In this conversation recorded on March 9th, James Corbett joins Chuck Ochelli on The Ochelli Effect to discuss the pandemic panic and its parallels to other "world-altering" (but ultimately manipulated)...
New Eastern Outlook - 2020-03-11 - Original post - cached version

On February 28, US officials signed a peace deal in the Qatari capital Doha with representatives of the Taliban movement (banned in Russia). CNN were quick to describe the agreement as a “historic” event. Most people now believe that America’s war against the Taliban is nearing its end....

Aletho News - 2020-03-10 - Original post - cached version
By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | March 10, 2020

Three significant things about Ashraf Ghani’s swearing-in ceremony in Kabul on Monday augur well for the implementation of the US-Taliban pact signed in Doha on February 29.

One, the US officials, civilian...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-03-10 - Original post - cached version

There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel for the US in its struggle against the ‘Afghan Trap.’ This light emanates from the agreement signed on February 29 in Doha, the capital of Qatar, between US representatives and the Taliban movement (banned in Russia).

Russia’s...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-10 - Original post - cached version

It seemed an unlikely prospect.  The International Criminal Court has tended to find itself accused of chasing up the inhumane rogues of Africa rather than those from any other continent.  It has also been accused of having an overly burdensome machinery and lethargy more caught up with...

MintPress - 2020-03-09 - Original post - cached version

President Trump, who is up for re-election this year, has added another “peace” deal to his credentials, a deal that the president, his re-election campaign and his supporters have promoted as proof that Trump is willing and able to resist the U.S. foreign policy establishment and its ceaseless...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-09 - Original post - cached version

Eric MARGOLIS

After 19 years of war, over $1 trillion in spending, 2,400 dead and a torrent of lies, the US may now be facing an end to its longest war.

The US invaded Afghanistan in 2001. There were three reasons: 1. to cover up the humiliation of the tough-talking Bush...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-09 - Original post - cached version

History is filled with examples of Neville Chamberlain’s Folly: Old fools like the British prime minister in 1938 selling out Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union to the merciless bloodlust of Adolf Hitler and proclaiming “peace in our time” when there was no peace.

U.S. President Donald...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-03-06 - Original post - cached version

The war in Afghanistan that began with the invasion in October 2001 by the United States and its allies is now in its 19th year. There is periodic talk in the western media of the Trump administration reaching a peace deal with the Taliban, leading to the Taliban resuming political...

Corbett Report - 2020-03-06 - Original post - cached version


This week on the New World Next Week: The Afghan War is coming to an end…if the Trump neocons let it; GM is not needed to save the banana; and the Chinese get color codes on their payment apps as the first step of the technocratic coronavirus crackdown.

Aletho News - 2020-03-05 - Original post - cached version
RT | March 5, 2020

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved a probe into alleged war crimes committed in Afghanistan by the US and other parties, potentially exposing Washington to legal repercussions for its nearly 20-year occupation.

Hailed as a...

Corbett Report - 2020-03-05 - Original post - cached version

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2020-03-05_James_Evan_Pilato.mp3"][/audio] This week on the New World Next Week: The Afghan War is coming to an end...if the Trump neocons let it; GM is not needed to save the banana; and the Chinese get color codes on their payment apps as the...
Aletho News - 2020-03-05 - Original post - cached version
By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | March 5, 2020

A mini mutiny in Kabul against the US-Taliban deal has been nipped in the bud and it should sound warning bells in Washington that the real threat to peacemaking in Afghanistan comes from one principal source — the...

The Duran - 2020-03-04 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss US President Trump’s negotiated deal with the Taliban to orchestrate an end to the US troop presence in Afghanistan.

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Aletho News - 2020-03-03 - Original post - cached version

British forces in Afghanistan committed countless abuses against the local population
Press TV – March 2, 2020

Veterans of Britain’s recent costly military campaigns in Afghanistan are killing themselves in record numbers.

According to the Times newspaper...

Aletho News - 2020-02-29 - Original post - cached version
Sputnik – February 29, 2020

Negotiators from the United States and the Taliban are meeting in Doha, Qatar to sign an accord that envisages the timetable of the US withdrawing some of its 13,000 troops. The Taliban, in turn, is expected to sever ties with all extremist...

Porkins Policy Review - 2020-02-26 - Original post - cached version

From Ochelli.com

Mike Swanson gave us an education on the stock market. Is a Corona Virus enough disruption to topple the grand casino? What is a junk bond? When did value lose touch with balance sheets? Do any of the numbers make any sense?

Have the weapons of mass...

Aletho News - 2020-02-25 - Original post - cached version
By Yves Engler · February 24, 2020

As many parents have warned their children, real friends do not encourage stupid, embarrassing, or life-threatening behaviour.

But because of our “friend” to the south, Justin Trudeau’s government has deepened ties to a...

Strategic Culture - 2020-02-24 - Original post - cached version

Nineteen years after September 11, 2001 and 17 years after launching its war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, the U.S. seems ready to cut a deal with the Taliban in order to freeze out its Eurasian rivals.

The central government in Kabul has in recent years granted a leading role to...

Dissident Voice - 2020-02-17 - Original post - cached version

The world is waiting anxiously to see whether the U.S. and Afghan governments and the Taliban will agree to a one-week truce that could set the stage for a “permanent and comprehensive” ceasefire and the withdrawal of U.S. and other foreign occupation forces from Afghanistan. Could the talks be...

Counter Currents - 2020-02-17 - Original post - cached version

The world is waiting anxiously to see whether the U.S. and Afghan governments and the Taliban will agree to a one-week truce that could set the stage for a “permanent and comprehensive” ceasefire and a withdrawal of U.S. and other foreign occupation forces from Afghanistan. Could the talks be...

Dissident Voice - 2020-02-14 - Original post - cached version

UK protest against iraq war February 15, 2003. (Credit: Stop the War Coalition)

February 15 marks the day, 17 years ago, when global demonstrations against the pending Iraq invasion were so massive that the New York Times called world public opinion “the second superpower.” But the U.S....

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-12 - Original post - cached version

US President Donald Trump confirmed his intention to end nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan and reduce the number of US troops in the country in his State of Union address to Congress on February 4. About 14,000 members of the US military are currently deployed in Afghanistan, as...

The Duran - 2020-02-08 - Original post - cached version

jezail.org 02/07/20 – Some years ago, this writer, having carried a rifle in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation, found myself at a think tank conference advocating that the US should get it’s soldiers out of Afghanistan and just get out. I thought it was a bad idea before any...

Grayzone Project - 2020-02-08 - Original post - cached version

While Buttigieg’s campaign denies allegations he was a CIA asset, military records reveal Mayor Pete was in a unit that…

The post Media darling Pete Buttigieg was in unit that worked with the CIA in Afghanistan appeared first on The Grayzone.

Dissident Voice - 2020-02-05 - Original post - cached version

Afghanistan is a famous desert for empires, a burial ground which has consumed those in power who thought that extra fortification and trading most might benefit them.  It remains a great, and somewhat savage reminder about those who suffer hubris, overconfidence and eagerness in pursuing their...

Aletho News - 2020-02-02 - Original post - cached version

By Paul Robinson | Irrussianality | February 1, 2020 This week brought a bunch of news about the wars in the Middle East and Central Asia. In Afghanistan, the United States and its allies have been directly involved in fighting the Taleban for over 18 years. In Syria, they’ve attempted to...

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