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Posts Tagged ‘Afghan

The March 11 Massacre of 17 Afghan citizens

March 27, 2012

The March 11 Massacre of the 17 Afghan citizens, including at least nine children and four women, raises many fundamental issues. And this massacre is just one of several hundred committed by US armed forces according to the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai. After the cold-blooded murder in Kandahar Province the US military and the Obama […]

Secret pact reveals US troops stuck in Afghanistan until 2024

August 27, 2011

If you thought President Obama was ending the war in Afghanistan, think again. Your children will be fighting it in 2024 if the Pentagon has its way. Maybe you thought we’d get out of Afghanistan this very year, the drawdown date President Obama set as he surged U.S. troops into the country in December 2009; […]

US funding of the Afghan Taliban

July 28, 2011

A year-long military-led investigation has concluded that U.S. taxpayer money has been indirectly funneled to the Taliban under a $2.16 billion transportation contract that the United States has funded in part to promote Afghan businesses. The unreleased investigation provides seemingly definitive evidence that corruption puts U.S. transportation money into enemy hands, a finding consistent with […]

CIA asset bodyguard killed Karzai’s brother

July 17, 2011

The bodyguard who assassinated President Hamid Karzai’s brother had been working closely with US Special Forces and the CIA before he was recruited by the Taliban, raising fears over the Islamist movement’s increasingly sophisticated intelligence apparatus which has managed to threaten the inner circles of power in Afghanistan. Sardar Mohammad, who shot Ahmed Wali Karzai […]

What has the war in Afghanistan really achieved?

July 1, 2011

So far, the war in Afghanistan has lasted nine years, eight months and some days, cost the lives of 2,547 coalition troops, and between 14,000 and 34,000 civilians, created millions of refugees, and opened up a black hole in Western economies that has sucked in more $500bn dollars. Afghanistan costs the US around $10bn a […]

Less than graceful US exit from Afghanistan

June 30, 2011

President Obama announced the withdrawal of some 33,000 troops between now and the end of 2012. Not coincidently, a Pew Center poll has just come out saying that 56% of Americans are sick and tired of the Afghan war. Of course, even with the announced draw down, about 68,000 troops will remain in Afghanistan until, […]

The Taliban and the future of Afghanistan

June 30, 2011

The Afghan Taliban are not one unified group. They are many groups. As Juan Cole said, “what the U.S. calls the Taliban is four or five different groups, and they’re not necessarily all Mullah Omar people.” Mullah Omar is the fellow who was basically in charge in Afghanistan when the Americans invaded in 2001. Today […]

Eisenhower’s worst fears have come true

June 17, 2011

The Iraq and the Afghan wars are costing America $3 billion a week. It is not democracy that keeps western nations at war, but armies and the interests now massed behind them. The greatest speech about modern defense was made in 1961 by the US President Eisenhower. He was no left-winger, but a former general […]

War in Afghanistan less popular than ever

March 16, 2011

The new Washington Post/ABC poll is on the front page of the paper clearly states: “Nearly two-thirds of Americans now say the war in Afghanistan is no longer worth fighting, the highest proportion yet opposed to the conflict.” The Post’s write-up describes the political situation for the White House as “a growing challenge for President […]

Raymond Davis linked to Task Force 373 (TF 373)

February 23, 2011

Raymond Davis, the so-called U.S. diplomat apprehended in Pakistan, has been found in possession of top-secret CIA documents, which point to him or the feared American Task Force 373 (TF 373) operating in the region, providing Al-Qaeda terrorists with “nuclear fissile material” and “biological agents,” according to a report. According to the report, the combat […]