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The Real Status of Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

Source: http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org By Ron Paul   The Real Status of Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq   After 13 years of war in Afghanistan – the longest in US history – the US government has achieved no victory. Afghanistan is in chaos and would collapse completely without regular infusions of US money. The war has been […]

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With U.S. President Barack Obama urging more military action in Iraq, some historians are saying that America is an empire in decline.

How 9/11 hastened the decline of the American empire

Source: http://www.cbc.ca By Mary O’Connell, CBC News   How 9/11 hastened the decline of the American empire Military historians say U.S. reaction to 2001 attacks symptomatic of fading influence     As the U.S. marks the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and contemplates renewed military action in Iraq, some observers warn that America is a fading power. […]


The US Just Can’t Stop Blowing Billions in Afghanistan

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino The US Just Can’t Stop Blowing Billions in Afghanistan     We stay and will stay in a more “limited” way in Afghanistan because it is vitally important in the “grand game.” Afghanistan is the cornerstone of Asia and it is at the crossroads of the Silk Road. To […]

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Why do we stay in Afghanistan? $30 trillion in the ground.

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino Why do we stay in Afghanistan? $30 trillion in the ground     There are actually 2 major reasons. The first is that Afghanistan is at the crossroads of Asia. The power which controls Afghanistan controls the Kyber Pass and with it access to the Indian sub-continent. To the […]


‘I Didn’t Join to Be Sacrificed’: U.S. Troops Fed Up with Risky Afghanistan Strategy 1

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino ‘I Didn’t Join to Be Sacrificed’: U.S. Troops Fed Up with Risky Afghanistan Strategy     Afghanistan stinks. The death, despair, cronyism, corruption, the companies licking their chops over lithium and rare earths deposits, the endless funds which are printed here and flow through Kabul to God only knows […]

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Rep. Walter Jones: More Spending on Afghanistan is ‘Insanity’

  Source: http://ronpaulinstitute.org By RPI Staff Rep. Walter Jones: More Spending on Afghanistan is ‘Insanity’   Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC), an RPI Advisory Board Member, delivers hard-hitting questions and comments during a House Armed Services hearing this week on the “State of Al Qaeda, its Affiliates, and Associated Groups: View From Outside Experts.” On the […]


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The Crazy Neocon Newtster is Channeling Ron and Rand Paul on Foreign Policy 1

Source: http://libertycalling.net Posted by Judy Morris The Crazy Neocon Newtster is Channeling Ron and Rand Paul on Foreign Policy   The Washington Times: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a leading neoconservative hawk and staunch supporter of Israel, says the U.S. military interventions he has long supported to promote democracy in the Middle East and elsewhere […]


The U.S. Government Has Awarded Contracts To Al-Qaeda In Afghanistan? This can’t be true.

Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org The U.S. Government Has Awarded Contracts To Al-Qaeda In Afghanistan? This can’t be true.     Let’s just say this is disappointing. I was going to rant on, but geez, Just leave that place. What a horrible waste.   (From Zerohedge.com)   Supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military […]

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The Pentagon is spending taxpayer dollars on what? 1

Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino The Pentagon is spending taxpayer dollars on what?     One of the biggest failings of conservatives over the years, and especially since the end of the Cold War, has been the failure to understand that the military is big government too. It is full of waste, and much larger […]