What Afghan ‘stalemate’ is all about

By M K Bhadrakumar Indian Punchline September 2, 2017   What Afghan ‘stalemate’ is all about     The Associated Press has carried an exclusive report regarding the intensive, on-going political dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban behind the scene, the appearance of a ‘stalemate’ notwithstanding. That such contacts have been going on was a widely known […]

What Afghan ‘stalemate’ is all about

3 Realities You Aren’t Being Told About Afghanistan

3 Realities You Aren’t Being Told About Afghanistan

By Ulson Gunnar New Eastern Outlook January 11, 2017   3 Realities You Aren’t Being Told About Afghanistan     US commander of US Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) General John Nicholson’s December 2016 briefing was paradoxical and perhaps indicative of the bankrupted foreign policy that defines America’s occupation in Afghanistan. The US Department of Defense published General […]

Fifteen Years Into the Afghan War, Do Americans Know the Truth?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute October 12, 2016   Fifteen Years Into the Afghan War, Do Americans Know the Truth?   Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. There weren’t any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan’s post-liberation leaders. That is because the […]

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Malala says Taliban used bullets to silence her, but failed 1

Source: http://www.cbc.ca By CBC News Malala says Taliban used bullets to silence her, but failed   Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by Taliban, marks 16th birthday with UN speech     Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who drew global attention after being shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education, has […]

Rothschilds Want Iran’s Banks

Source: http://americanfreepress.net By Pete Papaherakles Could gaining control of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CBI) be one of the main reasons that Iran is being targeted by Western and Israeli powers? As tensions are building up for an unthinkable war with Iran, it is worth exploring Iran’s banking system compared to […]

Army Suicides This Year Exceed 2012 Combat Deaths in Afghanistan

Source: http://cnsnews.com By Patrick Burke (CNSNews.com)– The number of suicides among U.S. Army active duty and reserve personnel in 2012 is higher than the total combined military fatalities from Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan over the same timeframe. Even without Army data for October, the number of deaths believed to be suicides among U.S. Army […]

Afghan women ‘killed in NATO air strike’

Source: http://www.rawstory.com By Agence France-Presse KABUL — NATO was accused of killing eight women Sunday in an air strike, capping a black weekend in which six soldiers were shot dead by presumed Afghan colleagues and a Taliban assault caused unprecedented losses on one of the biggest military bases in the country. The US-led International Security […]

No More Bombing Afghan Homes, General Says

Source: http://www.wired.com By Noah Shachtman   Last week, in a little town in eastern Afghanistan, a Taliban captain and his men decided to hole up in a family compound. They were chased by NATO and Afghan forces. A firefight broke out, and the coalition troops called in an air strike. The next day, the villagers […]

Leon Panetta: US is Running Out of Patience with Pakistan

Source: http://www.sott.net US defence secretary says Pakistan is offering safe havens to terrorists as he arrives in Kabul for Nato talks  Leon Panetta in Kabul, where he called on Pakistan to do more to crack down on militants. The US defence secretary, Leon Panetta, has said the United States is reaching the limits of its […]

Afghan man recounts US soldier’s shooting spree

Source: http://xfinity.comcast.net KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An Afghan man recounted Monday the harrowing tale of how an American soldier on a killing spree burst into his home in the middle of the night, searched the rooms, then dropped to a knee and shot his father in the thigh as he emerged from a bedroom. The staff […]

Afghan president: US soldier kills 16 civilians 1

Source: http://xfinity.comcast.net By MIRWAIS KHAN and HEIDI VOGT, AP BALANDI, Afghanistan — An American soldier opened fire on villagers near his base in southern Afghanistan Sunday and killed 16 civilians, according to President Hamid Karzai who called it an “assassination” and furiously demanded an explanation from Washington. Nine children and three women were among the […]

Indefinite Detention of American Citizens: Coming Soon to Battlefield U.S.A.

Source: http://www.rollingstone.com There’s some disturbing rhetoric flying around in the debate over the National Defense Authorization Act, which among other things contains passages that a) officially codify the already-accepted practice of indefinite detention of “terrorist” suspects, and b) transfer the responsibility for such detentions exclusively to the military. The fact that there’s been only some […]