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  • May 8, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bashar Assad’s Brutality in Syria Is Matched by U.S. Devastation Across the Region
    Truthdig: Growing numbers of people worldwide are turning their Facebook profile pictures into solid red squares in an attempt to call attention to a new, deadly phase of the Syria war. The latest round of violence was marked by the bombing of a refugee camp near the Syrian border with Turkey, which resulted in 28 deaths. That attack was probably the work of the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad or its ally Russia.      Full news...

  • April 11, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Families of 17 Afghans killed in US drone raids seek probe
    Al Jazeera: Relatives and tribal elders in southeastern Afghanistan are demanding an investigation into the killing of 17 people by US drones this week, claiming that the air strikes hit civilians, not members of armed groups. US army officials said on Thursday that two air strikes in Paktika province, near the Pakistani border, had only targeted fighters, without any evidence of civilian casualties.      Full news...

  • March 18, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US Weak Penalties for Afghan Hospital Bombing Insult Victims’ Families
    Sputnik: On Thursday, Department of Defense spokesman Christopher Sherwood told Sputnik that US service members associated with an attack on a Doctors Without Borders medical facility in Kunduz were suspended and referred for administrative action. “For good reason the victims’ family members will see this as both an injustice and an insult: the US military investigated itself and decided no crimes had been committed,” Human Rights Watch Senior Researcher Patricia Gossman stated in a post on Thursday.      Full news...

  • February 14, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN: Afghan Civilian Casualties Hit New High in 2015
    VOA: The United Nations said Sunday Afghan hostilities left more than 3,500 civilians dead and nearly 7,500 others wounded in 2015, an increase of four percent in civilian casualties from the previous year. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said the number of civilian casualties during 2015 were the highest recorded since it began its systematic documentation of civilian casualties in 2009.      Full news...

  • February 11, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Endless US War and Occupation of Afghanistan
    thepeoplesvoice.org: Four weeks post 9/11, Washington launched naked aggression on Afghanistan, a country posing it no threat. Planners had endless war and permanent occupation in mind - an imperial scheme planned months in advance, the 9/11 mother of all US false flags the phony pretext.      Full news...

  • February 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World – An Insider’s View.
    Global Research: Michael Springmann was Chief of the Non-Immigrant Visa Section in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 1987 to 1989. In his position in Jeddah, he was routinely overruled by superiors when he denied VISA applications submitted by unqualified travelers to the United States. The events of September 11th gave him a more profound understanding of the troubles he experienced in that job. He is the author of “VISAs for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World – An Insider’s View”.      Full news...

  • January 26, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 15-Year Occupation to Last Multiple Generations More
    Antiwar.com: While presenting it as a shift in President Obama’s mindset, Pentagon officials are talking up the idea that the US occupation of Afghanistan, which began in late 2001, is not just extended for a couple of additional years but will continue for several more decades, and for all intents and purposes may as well be permanent.      Full news...

  • January 22, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    SHOCKER! 800 Million USD Investment In Afghanistan’s Economy Is A Total Waste
    The Daily Caller: An 800 million USD Department of Defense task force intended to promote Afghanistan business was an utter failure, a government watchdog told a congressional subcommittee Thursday. The Task Force for Business and Stability Operations – a nearly 800 million USD investment in Afghanistan – “has generally not delivered on its stated goals,” Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee.      Full news...

  • December 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon: Afghan Security Worsens in 2015
    Stars and Stripes: Security in Afghanistan is deteriorating, violence is increasing, and the Islamic State has become “operationally emergent” in the country’s east, though insurgents have not been able to exert lasting control over any major population centers, the Pentagon says in a new report.      Full news...

  • December 12, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At least 848 Afghan civilian casualties in Kunduz: U.N.
    Reuters: At least 848 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded following a Taliban attack on the northern city of Kunduz in September, according to a U.N. report that detailed the grim conditions endured by residents during two weeks of fighting. The 289 dead and 559 injured included at least 30 killed and 37 injured in a U.S. air strike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a report.      Full news...

  • December 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon Bought Itself 150M USD in Unnecessary Luxury Homes in Afghanistan, Watchdog Says
    Defense One: A Defense Department task force working to develop war-torn Afghanistan spent 150 million USD, or 20 percent of its budget, on luxurious housing and private security guards rather than housing employees at military installations, a watchdog found. The revelation from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction came in a Nov. 25 letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter just weeks after the unit—disbanded in March—was found to have spent 43 million USD on a nonfunctioning gas station in that country.      Full news...

  • December 1, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Interventionism and Terrorism: Two Sides of the Same Coin – Ron Paul
    Sputnik: Terrorism is increasing worldwide because of the US-led Western interventionism, former Republican congressman Ron Paul said, adding that US warhawks are using events such as the killings in Paris to terrify Americans into agreeing to more occupation, more bombing. The United States has dragged itself into a vicious circle of interventionism, according to former US Republican congressman Dr. Ron Paul...      Full news...

  • November 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide Kills More US Soldiers Than Iraq, Afghanistan Wars
    Sputnik: Suicides have killed more US soldiers than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined; the current phenomenon of high suicide rates among former US soldiers is an important issue the Department of Veteran Affairs is starting to focus on, as the country marked Veterans Day on Wednesday. According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs, every day 22 veterans take their own lives.      Full news...


  • October 25, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Corruption and Fraud Inside Afghanistan’s 600 Million USD Police Force
    The Fiscal Times: The Defense Department has spent more than 470 million USD to maintain the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and is on the hook to spend millions more, even though the force itself is hindered by corruption and poor management, according to a top federal watchdog. A new report from the office of John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), says the Pentagon will spend an additional 121 million USD through 2016 supporting an effort that lacks oversight, logistical support and controls for the payment of salaries.      Full news...


  • October 12, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The US Massacre in Kunduz Exposes the Bankruptcy of Obama’s National-Security Policy
    The Nation: The aerial destruction that rained down on a hospital complex run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz, a provincial capital in northeast Afghanistan, on October 3 puts an exclamation point on the story of America’s 14 years of warfare in that Central Asian country. At least 22 people were killed, among them doctors, other medical personnel, and patients, including three children, and dozens were wounded in the attack.      Full news...





  • September 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Murder, Mayhem and Rape in Afghanistan: Made in the U.S.A.
    TruthDig: “The Kite Runner,” Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 novel, featured a pivotal and highly controversial scene in which one of the young male protagonists is raped by an older youth. That harrowing section of the best-selling book highlighted the rampant sexual abuse of children in Afghanistan. Now, a revelation—even more horrifying—has implicated real-life U.S. soldiers serving in that country.      Full news...

  • August 25, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Before the Massacre by US soldier in Afghanistan: Booze, Steroids, Racism and 'Hands-Off' Leadership in Afghanistan
    ABC News: The American soldier who murdered 16 Afghan civilians was based at an Army post with Special Forces teams immersed in a culture of drugs, booze and casual racism – one not overseen by Special Forces leadership because they chose to take a “hands-off” approach, according to newly released military report. The damning assessment by U.S. military officials came in the aftermath of the 2012 massacre by Sgt. Robert Bales, now serving a life sentence after being convicted in a court-martial of multiple counts of murder.      Full news...

  • August 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Conflict: Highest Number of Women, Kids Killed, Wounded on Record
    NBC News: The highest number of women and children on record were killed or wounded by the conflict in Afghanistan during the first six months of the year, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. The number of women who died or were injured jumped 23 percent in the six months to June, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) study showed. From January to June, 164 women were killed and 395 were wounded, according to the report.      Full news...

  • August 1, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The U.S. War on Drugs in Afghanistan Is an 8 Billion USD Failure
    The Fiscal Times: The U.S. is dealing with the most severe heroin epidemic the country has seen in years, but the public health crisis here is dwarfed by the severity of the problem in Afghanistan. And the billions of dollars the U.S. is spending to fight the epidemic in the central Asian nation seems to be having little effect.      Full news...

  • July 31, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    DOD Scrapped 160 Million USD in Equipment Meant for Afghanistan
    The Fiscal Times: A top government watchdog says the Pentagon wound up junking nearly 160 million USD of military equipment it purchased but never actually made it into the hands of the Afghan National Army (ANA). In its latest quarterly report to Congress the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) states that the Defense Department, which can reclaim equipment Afghan forces say they don’t need, only exercised that option for about 16 million USD worth of equipment out of a total of roughly 175 million USD purchased.      Full news...

  • July 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    NATO Airstrike Kills 8 Afghan Troops, Injures 5
    The Associated Press: A NATO airstrike hit two Afghan military checkpoints on Monday in a restive province east of the capital, Kabul, killing at least eight Afghan troops in what an Afghan official describes as an accident due to bad coordination. The early morning strike took place in Logar province’s district of Baraki Barak, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Kabul, according to Afghan provincial army commander Abdul Razaq.      Full news...

  • July 15, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan war costs American taxpayers 4 million USD per hour – study
    RT: New data shows that America’s war in Afghanistan is costing taxpayers roughly 4 million USD an hour, despite the Obama administration’s drawdown of troops leaving only 10,000 soldiers in the country. Despite the colossal cost, the Obama administration and Afghan leadership both recognize the war will only end with peace negotiations, according to observers.      Full news...

  • June 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Declassified Pentagon Report: US Created ISIL as Tool Against Assad
    Veterans Today: It was so much so that we have always suspected that high up “dupes” were used to sandbag on this childish “arm the moderates” nonsense, knowing it would not only be a smokescreen for the shadow government to field their own units, but also to tap into the Pentagon kitty for funding. In working to track the money flow — a normal tool in establishing who is running operations — our source told us, in regard to the Jordan training for example, that once the money got to Jordan for training, weapons and ammo, the paper trail hit a firewall.      Full news...




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