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Fool’s Errand: NATO Pledges Four More Years of War in Afghanistan

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute July 11, 2016   The longest war in US history just got even longer. As NATO wrapped up its 2016 Warsaw Summit, the organization agreed to continue funding Afghan security forces through the year 2020. Of course with all that funding comes US and NATO troops, and thousands of […]

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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 […]


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, […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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)

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

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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 […]


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

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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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