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Six Years and $17 Billion Wasted in Afghanistan

By Against Crony Capitalism January 31, 2016   Six Years and $17 Billion Wasted in Afghanistan     Hey, it’s only money, your money, which we might as well have just buried in the desert. Actually it’s worse than that as dumping the money into the ground would have been a waste but wouldn’t have […]

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US Foreign Policy of Interminable War to Support the National Security State

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute December 15, 2015   US Foreign Policy of Interminable War to Support the National Security State   Continuing his insightful analysis offered in October RT and November Real News Network interviews, Lawrence Wilkerson, a former United States Army colonel and chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powel, […]


Rushing in Where Fools Fear to Tread

By Eric Margolis LewRockwell.com December 3, 2015   Rushing in Where Fools Fear to Tread   Concentration of forces is the most basic  law of military science. Victory on the battlefield is won by amassing as many troops as possible at the key point of attack, or ‘schwehrpunkt,’ as it’s known in German. Unfortunately, the […]

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The image on the left shows the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on June 21, 2015, before the U.S. military bombing. The image on the right shows the facility on October 8, 2015, following the attack. (Photos from report)

New MSF Report Details Horrific Carnage as US Bombed Hospital

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams November 5, 2015   New MSF Report Details Horrific Carnage as US Bombed Hospital ‘The view from inside the hospital is that this attack was conducted with a purpose to kill and destroy’     With the U.S. still refusing to consent to an independent probe, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on […]


MSF staff treat injured colleagues and patients in the hospital's safe room after the airstrike. (Photo: MSF)

Evidence Mounts that US Military Knew They Were Bombing Active Hospital

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams October 27, 2015   Evidence Mounts that US Military Knew They Were Bombing Active Hospital Reporting raises new questions about potential war crimes in U.S. bombing of Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan     The Associated Press provided new evidence Monday that the U.S. military knew that the Doctors […]


MSF: Forcible US Intrusion Into Hospital May Have Destroyed War Crimes Evidence

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams October 17, 2015   MSF: Forcible US Intrusion Into Hospital May Have Destroyed War Crimes Evidence “Their unannounced and forced entry damaged property, destroyed potential evidence and caused stress and fear for the MSF team,” says medical charity.     Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said that the U.S. military’s forcible […]

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Investigators Ready to Go, But Will US Consent to Hospital Bombing Probe?

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams October 14, 2015   Investigators Ready to Go, But Will US Consent to Hospital Bombing Probe? ‘We need to know if the rules of war have changed,’ says MSF     Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Wednesday are waiting for a response from the U.S. and Afghanistan to approve […]

The charity hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan was bombed on October 3. (Photo: MSF)

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Ron Paul on the Cognitive Dissonance of the Political Class

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell October 13, 2015   Ron Paul on the Cognitive Dissonance of the Political Class     Politicians Exploit School Shooting While Ignoring Bombing Victims … Following the recent Oregon school shooting, many politicians rushed to the microphones to call for new gun control laws … The reaction to the […]


Washington Airdrops Tons of Weapons to Rebels in Syria

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute October 12, 2015   Washington Airdrops Tons of Weapons to Rebels in Syria     Hopeful news at the end of last week that the Obama Administration was considering disengaging from its schizophrenic war in Syria has given way to the ugly reality that Washington’s neocons in charge will […]

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Politicians Exploit School Shooting While Ignoring Bombing Victims

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute October 12, 2015     Politicians Exploit School Shooting While Ignoring Bombing Victims   Following the recent Oregon school shooting, many politicians rushed to the microphones to call for new gun control laws. President Obama even called on gun control supporters to “politicize” the shooting, while some members of Congress […]


As Pentagon Spins US Media, MSF Demands True Account of Hospital Attack

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams September 5, 2015   As Pentagon Spins US Media, MSF Demands True Account of Hospital Attack ‘There can be no justification for this horrible attack,’ states aid group after weekend attack on Kunduz hospital     The international aid agency whose hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan was bombed over the weekend […]

U.S. Army General John Campbell in the Pentagon briefing room. (Photo: DoD)

Médecins Sans Frontières doctors huddle for safety amid bombings on their hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. (Screenshot)

Numerous Civilians Dead After US Bombs Hospital in Afghanistan

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams October 4, 2015   Numerous Civilians Dead After US Bombs Hospital in Afghanistan Dozens dead and wounded after witnesses say bombardment of charity medical center continued for 30 minutes     A suspected U.S. airstrike on a trauma center run by Doctors Without Border/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Saturday has […]


US Military Prepares Drastic Escalation of Global Drone Program

By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams August 18, 2015   US Military Prepares Drastic Escalation of Global Drone Program New reporting reveals plans to expand drone program by 50 percent, including broader use of mercenaries     The U.S. Pentagon is poised to dramatically increase the deployment of surveillance drones over “global hot spots” such as […]

According to officials, the Pentagon hopes to expand the use of lethal drone strikes in the years ahead. (Photo: US Air Force)