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Dissident Voice - 2019-09-16 - Original post - cached version

In the past, we have written about the 2020s as a decade when the United States Empire will end. This is based on Alfred McCoy’s predictions (listen to our interview with him on Clearing the FOG). Sociologist and peace scholar John Galtung believes US Empire will fall much faster, losing...

Aletho News - 2019-09-13 - Original post - cached version

RT | September 13, 2019 Talks with the Taliban to put an end to the longest of America’s forever wars were killed off by the US last week. The Afghan militant movement is prepared to fight a hundred more years, its chief negotiator told RT. The peace negotiations between the US and the Taliban...

Dissident Voice - 2019-09-13 - Original post - cached version

On a very warm September morning in Kabul, several dozen men, women, and children sit on the carpeted floor of a room at the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ Borderfree Center. The women cluster together. All wear burqas, but because of the heat they push the steel blue veils back, revealing their faces...

MintPress - 2019-09-12 - Original post - cached version

National Security Advisor John Bolton’s firing may be the 9/11 anniversary gift the war-weary American public wanted, but the support he received from the establishment demonstrates that the war machine is much greater than one man. 

Bolton, the neoconservative movement’s standard bearer...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-12 - Original post - cached version

Amidst political posturing, aerial terrorism and street bombings, Afghan citizens pursue their daily work toward peace. On a very warm September morning in Kabul, several dozen men, women, and children sit on the carpeted floor of a room at the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ Borderfree Center. The...

Dissident Voice - 2019-09-12 - Original post - cached version

The death of Israa Ghrayeb has ignited furious reactions regarding the so-called ‘honor-killings’ in Palestine and throughout the Arab world.

It also wrought confusion with respect to the jurisprudential foundation of such crimes, which are often committed in the name of protecting the...

Aletho News - 2019-09-11 - Original post - cached version

By Thomas L. Knapp | Garrison Center | September 11, 2019 National Security Advisor John Bolton became the latest American casualty of Washington’s 18-year war in Afghanistan on September 10, fired by US president Donald Trump shortly after Trump announced that he had planned, but was canceling...

Aletho News - 2019-09-11 - Original post - cached version

RT | September 11, 2019 Former National Security Advisor and State Secretary Condoleeza Rice appeared on a late-night comedy show, calling for a continued US presence in Afghanistan, this time for apparently feminist reasons. She was swiftly called out. After some de-rigeur Trump-bashing, host...

21 Century Wire - 2019-09-11 - Original post - cached version

Nearly two decades after the events of September 11, 2001, former British Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, makes a compelling argument which challenges the western foreign policy orthodox which underpins the Global War on Terror.


Peter Ford
21st Century Wire

What...

Aletho News - 2019-09-10 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – September 10, 2019 Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reminds the United States that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contributed to the launch of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan before he tried bringing about the Washington-spearheaded war on Iraq. “Did you know,...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-09-10 - Original post - cached version
Auschwitz Revisited by Nancy Ohanian

"Trump," wrote Philip Bump in his Washington Post column yesterday, "appears to simply be making the figure up." What figure? Does it matter? Trump makes everything up. (So does Biden, but not as much). Bump was talking about how Trump consistently...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-10 - Original post - cached version

When the conflict that the Vietnamese refer to as the American War ended in April 1975, I was a U.S. Army captain attending a course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In those days, the student body at any of our Army’s myriad schools typically included officers from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-09-10 - Original post - cached version

-by Reese Erlich

Washington, DC is buzzing with talk of troop withdrawals and the impact on peace talks in  Afghanistan. The U.S. may start withdrawing troops within months, the start of what would be a gradual withdrawal of all 14,000 U.S. troops from the country.

Then...

21 Century Wire - 2019-09-09 - Original post - cached version

PM Boris Johnson raises the Brexit stakes in meeting with the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, in Dublin, where Boris clearly said that he’d prefer an exit ‘deal’ to no deal. Tories may have a secret weapon now in Nigel Farage, as No.10 taps the Brexit Party leader in a possible electoral pact in the...

Aletho News - 2019-09-06 - Original post - cached version

‘It’s a tip of an iceberg’ RT | September 5, 2019 Mortar shells shown in an Islamic State propaganda video have put a Bulgarian journalist on the scent of an alleged US-run arms shipping network supplying militants in the Middle East, she told RT in an exclusive interview. This story began back...

Grayzone Project - 2019-09-05 - Original post - cached version

The relationship between former Air Force analyst-turned-Iranian spy Monica Witt and Hashemi – who was jailed by US authorities this…

The post Was the imprisonment of Iranian-American journalist Marzieh Hashemi spun into expanded US sanctions? appeared first on The Grayzone.

Dissident Voice - 2019-09-05 - Original post - cached version

It took gallons and flagons of blood, but it eventuated, a squeeze of history into a parchment of possibility: the Taliban eventually pushed the sole superpower on this expiring earth to a deal of some consequence.  (The stress is on the some – the consequence is almost always unknown.)  “In...

Strategic Culture - 2019-09-05 - Original post - cached version

Maj. Danny SJURSEN

It has taken me years to tell these stories. The emotional and moral wounds of the Afghan War have just felt too recent, too raw. After all, I could hardly write a thing down about my Iraq War experience for nearly ten years, when, by accident, I churned out a book on...

Counter Currents - 2019-09-04 - Original post - cached version

It took gallons and flagons of blood, but it eventuated, a squeeze of history into a parchment of possibility: the Taliban eventually pushed the sole superpower on this expiring earth to a deal of some consequence.  (The stress is on the some – the consequence is almost always unknown.)  “In...

Aletho News - 2019-09-02 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | September 2, 2019 The diplomatic manoeuvrings over the situation around Iran are entering a crucial phase with an Iranian delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi leaving from Tehran for Paris today to pick up the threads of the 3-way...

Aletho News - 2019-08-29 - Original post - cached version

By Ramona Wadi | Strategic Culture Foundation | August 29, 2019 In 2001, Australia became involved in the US “war on terror”, coined by former US President George W Bush as the pretext for invading Afghanistan. The rationale behind Australia’s decision was the ANZUS Treaty – a non-binding...

The Duran - 2019-08-26 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by George Callaghan…

The Afghan Conflict is drawing to a close. The US is reducing its troop numbers.  The Taliban has been openly negotiating with the Afghan Government for years. The United States under Trump has given its blessing to this parley. That is quite a...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-08-24 - Original post - cached version

There is a classic real life murder mystery called the Wallace Case. William Herbert Wallace, an insurance clerk, was originally convicted of murdering his wife, but later acquitted on appeal after the presentation of new evidence – and though supported by his employers, he was accused...

Dissident Voice - 2019-08-23 - Original post - cached version

It used to be done regularly and it worked: The West identified a country as its enemy, unleashed its professional propaganda against it, then administered a series of sanctions, starving and murdering children, the elderly and other vulnerable groups. If the country did not collapse within...

Strategic Culture - 2019-08-22 - Original post - cached version

With a peace agreement between the US and the Taliban nearly completed, will President Trump be able to do what his two predecessors were unable to do – end the US military’s 18 year war on Afghanistan?

Aletho News - 2019-08-21 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | August 22, 2019 The US President Donald Trump’s remarks at the Oval Office in the White House on August 20 regarding the Afghan peace talks and related issues exuded an overall sense of satisfaction that the “endless war” is finally ending —although...

Consortium News - 2019-08-20 - Original post - cached version

Marjorie Cohn says Democratic contenders should commit to immediate troop withdrawal and to cooperate with international  investigations of U.S. war crimes.  By Marjorie Cohn Truthout On July 30, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan reported that the Afghan government and...

Aletho News - 2019-08-18 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Korybko | EurasiaFuture | 2019-08-18 Daesh claimed credit for a suicide bombing at a Pakistani mosque on Saturday that ended up killing the Taliban leader’s younger brother, briefly raising fears that the organization would pull out of its ongoing peace talks with the US in response....

Aletho News - 2019-08-07 - Original post - cached version

By Philip Giraldi | American Free Press | August 6, 2019 President Donald Trump’s pre-election pledge to end America’s useless wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan just might turn out to be somewhat less than what was promised if some political allies of the president have their way. For the...

Jay's Analysis - 2019-08-04 - Original post - cached version



Zbigniew Brzezinski, counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, professor of American foreign policy at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and most famously National Security Adviser under US President Jimmy Carter...

Aletho News - 2019-08-03 - Original post - cached version

By Thomas L. Knapp | Garrison Center | August 2, 2019 America, John Quincy Adams said in 1821, “goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.” That’s as good a summary ever...

Aletho News - 2019-08-02 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – August 1, 2019 2020 presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has skyrocketed to No. 1 in Google Trends after blasting the current US administration’s “warmongering” foreign policy during the second Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday. Democratic House Representative for Hawaii Tulsi...

Aletho News - 2019-08-02 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | August 1, 2019 At a time when the Trump administration has no problem negotiating with the secretary of the Russian national security council Nikolai Patrushev, who is technically under US sanctions since April 2018, the cut and thrust of Washington’s...

Consortium News - 2019-07-31 - Original post - cached version

Any deal with the Taliban will resemble the other retreats from the anti-colonial and counterinsurgency conflicts the U.S. has fought since  1945, writes Danny Sjursen. By Danny Sjursen TomDispatch.com Could President Donald Trump end the Afghan war someday? I don’t know…

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Counter Currents - 2019-07-29 - Original post - cached version

Could Donald Trump end the Afghan war someday? I don’t know if such a possibility has been on your mind, but it’s certainly been on the mind of this retired U.S. Army major who fought in that land so long ago. And here’s the context in which I’ve been thinking about that very possibility. Back...

Aletho News - 2019-07-28 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | July 28, 2019 The US State Department chose Friday to announce the decision to approve a $125 million aid package providing technical support to Pakistan’s fleet of F-16 fighter aircraft. Ironically, the news reached Delhi on the 20th anniversary of the...

AntiWar.com Blog - 2019-07-26 - Original post - cached version

Libertarian author and podcaster Tom Woods hosted Antiwar.com editorial director Scott Horton on his show all week this week as a fundraiser to support the writing of Scott’s upcoming book on the terror wars.

Listen to the interviews here:

Day One: Current War on Terrorism Overview...

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-07-26 - Original post - cached version

From Ochelli.com

Not only do the inmates Run the Assylum but they are members. As an interesting seeker for asylum is protected by the Trump administration, Chuck and the great Michae; Swanson examines the strange web of mental-energy-draining infotainment floating around the...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-07-24 - Original post - cached version
Trump has always been physical coward. President Obama isn't-- and he visited American fighting men and women in Afghanistan... four times

I spent a lot of my life on the road, living abroad, traveling, working, exploring...  People always ask me what my favorite place to visit was. I can...

The Anti Media - 2019-07-24 - Original post - cached version

"I have plans on Afghanistan that, if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the Earth."

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-23 - Original post - cached version

Important note: The Uyghurs have managed to create a very old and deep culture. Most of them are good, law abiding citizens of the PRC. Also the great majority of followers of Sunni Islam are peaceful people. This work is addressing terrible problems related to extremism and terrorism, most of...

Consortium News - 2019-07-22 - Original post - cached version

Despite the seemingly escalating risks of war, last week also produced an unexpected drift toward the mahogany table.  By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News There was no shortage of alarming incidents in and around the Persian Gulf last week.…

Aletho News - 2019-07-21 - Original post - cached version

Al-Manar | July 20, 2019 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday that the United States causes instability and insecurity everywhere in the world it sets foot, including the Persian Gulf and South America. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-19 - Original post - cached version


Zaeef freed from Guantanamo

We are fed a load of tripe about the Taliban in the western press. They are portrayed as crude, illiterate, opium traffickers and murders. They are quite the opposite. They are, in the first...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-07-17 - Original post - cached version

The outcome of the most recent Intra-Afghan Dialogue held in Doha (Qatar) on July 7-8 — which brings together civil servants, politicians, members of the public and Taliban representatives — was a disappointment. The event was attended by 17 representatives of the Taliban, classified as...

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-12 - Original post - cached version

Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of  a peace agreement that might stop the bloodshed.

In Kabul at least 40 people, including one child, were killed in a complex Taliban attack....

Les Crises - 2019-07-12 - Original post - cached version

Source : Consortium News, Elizabeth Vos, 09-05-2019

Le 9 mai 2019

Elizabeth Vos nous rappelle la déflagration que les Journaux de guerre afghans ont provoquée lorsqu’ils ont révélé la minoration du nombre de victimes civiles, l’existence d’un escadron de la mort piloté pas les...

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-06 - Original post - cached version

Dear fellow human beings,

Some of us have wondered, “Are people today too disconnected and frantic to calm down, in order to solve global challenges together? Are we so polarized and self-absorbed that we cannot stop judging one another or insisting on our partisan ways?”

In Kabul...

Counter Currents - 2019-07-05 - Original post - cached version

By Dr Hakim Young and the Afghan Peace Volunteers Dear fellow human beings, Some of us have wondered, “Are people today too disconnected and frantic to calm down, in order to solve global challenges together? Are we so polarized and self-absorbed that we cannot stop judging one another or...

Aletho News - 2019-07-04 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | July 4, 2019 There could be several ways of interpreting the US State Department’s decision on Tuesday to designate the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, which imposes economic sanctions on the group and anyone...

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