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Sep 19 18:51

GORDON DUFF: ISRAEL’S WAR WITH ITSELF

THE VICTIM GAME –

It is easy to spot a liar if you are willing to take an honest look. When the American press quoted President Ahmadinejad of Iran saying, “I am going to wipe Israel off the face of the earth” we had our own gullibility thrown in our faces. We, if willing to look honestly at ourselves, were being humiliated, played for fools.

It is one thing if a spokesman for Bibi Netanyahu’s Likudist government had tried this, but it was all the networks and newspapers in America, all carrying the same story, a story, not only inaccurate but an outrageous lie. The story, the translation, was so false, that it should have been a joke were it not being used to try to convince America to attack Iran to “defend” Israel. This is what Ahmadinejad actually said:

Sep 19 17:20

Dr. Lawrence Davidson: Martin Peretz And The Dangers of Obsessive Love

Back on March 6, 2010 Peretz said, "I can’t imagine any venture requiring trust with Arabs turning out especially well. That is, you will say my prejudice, but some prejudices are built on real facts, and history generally proves me right. Go ahead, prove me wrong."

Sep 19 10:27

U.S. Contractor Accused Of Fraud Still Winning Big Projects In Afghanistan

On July 31, 2006, an employee of the Louis Berger Group, a contractor handling some of the most important U.S. rebuilding projects in Afghanistan, handed federal investigators explosive evidence that the company was intentionally and systematically overbilling American taxpayers.

Neither the whistleblower's computer disk full of incriminating documents nor a trail of allegations of waste, fraud and shoddy construction, however, prevented Louis Berger from continuing to reap hundreds of millions of dollars in federal contracts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One can almost smell the money trail to various people in charge of these contracts.

One also has to wonder just how many of the contracts won were no-bid contracts.

And note the treatment this company is getting: this inquiry is being handled in a "sealed court case", far from the prying eyes of desperately deserved public scrutiny!!

Sep 19 09:38

9/11 Cover-Up Remains While Questions Mount

One of the most colorful theories comes from Gen. Hamid Gul, former director of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, ISI. He insists that 9/11 was staged by Israel’s Mossad and a cabal of rightwing US Air Force generals.

Tapes that appeared to confirm bin Laden’s guilt were clumsy fakes. They were supposedly "found" in Afghanistan by the anti-Taliban Afghan Northern Alliance, which was created and funded by Russian intelligence.

I had met Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan and told CNN viewers that he was not the man in the tapes.

After 9/11, Secretary of State Colin Powell promised Americans the State Department would issue a White Paper detailing bin Laden’s guilt. Afghanistan’s Taliban government asked for this document before it would extradite bin Laden, as the US was demanding. The White Paper was never produced, and the US ignored proper legal procedure and invaded Afghanistan. We still wait for evidence.

Today, according to CIA chief Leon Panetta, there are no more than 50 al-Qaida men in Afghanistan. Yet President Barack Obama has tripled the number of US troops in Afghanistan to 120,000 because of what he calls the al-Qaida threat. What is going on?

Sep 19 08:24

Afghan Votes Come Cheap, and Often in Bulk

In northern Kunduz Province, Afghan votes cost $15 each; in eastern Ghazni Province, a vote can be bought for $18. In Kandahar, they sell their rights for as little as $1 a ballot. More commonly, the price seems to hover in the $5 to $6 range, as quoted to New York Times reporters in places like Helmand and Khost Provinces.

Even by the standards of a country rated as one of the poorest in the world, Afghans seem to be selling their votes cheap, and it is not so surprising why.

Five dollars is a lot of money when more than half the population lives on less than a dollar a day.

Sep 18 18:24

Paul Balles: More Islamophobia in America

Documentary film-maker Michael Moore pointed out, “Blaming a whole group for the actions of just one of that group is anti-American. Timothy McVeigh was Catholic. Should Oklahoma City prohibit the building of a Catholic Church near the site of the former federal building that McVeigh blew up?”

Sep 18 17:20

“War by Deception” by Ryan Dawson

---Links to the other nine parts in Comment Section---

Sep 18 14:11

As Iraq "Winds Down?", U.S. Army Faces a Broken Force of Drug and Sexual Abuse

Nearly 70 soldiers in his 1,163-member battalion had tested positive for drugs: methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana. Others were abusing prescription drugs. Troops were passing around a tape of a female lieutenant having sex with five soldiers from the unit. Seven soldiers in the brigade died from drug overdoses and traffic accidents when they returned to Fort Bliss, near El Paso, after their first deployment.

"The inmates were running the prison," Wilson said.

What Wilson had to deal with, however, was hardly an isolated instance.

Sep 18 10:59

An Afghan bone for Obama to chew on

Prima facie, it appears scandalous as a plan calling for the "partition" of Afghanistan, but in actuality it is something else. In short, US forces should vacate the Taliban's historic strongholds in the Pashtun south and east and should relocate to the northern, central and western regions inhabited by non-Pashtun tribes.

The US would be extricating itself from fighting and bloodshed, while at the same time perpetuating its military presence in the region to provide a security guarantee to the weak Kabul government and as a bulwark against anarchy and extremism - on the pattern in Iraq.

The US's and NATO's profile as real-time providers of regional security and stability can only boost their influence in Central Asian capitals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: should this move forward, the US and NATO are never leaving Afghanistan; just as happened in Iraq, the war will be "rebranded."

Sep 17 22:10

ANDY WORTHINGTON: Introducing the Definitive List of the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo

The articles to follow, covering the rest of the prisoners still held, deal with those seized in particular locations: two cover prisoners seized in Afghanistan; two more tell the stories of prisoners seized crossing from Afghanistan to Pakistan in December 2001; two deal with prisoners seized in Pakistan; and the final article covers the “high-value detainees” transferred to Guantánamo from secret CIA prisons in September 2006, and other prisoners, seized in a variety of countries, who were subjected to “extraordinary rendition” and imprisonment in secret CIA prisons.

Sep 17 20:49

The Questions of 9/11 are Still Unanswered

Two days after the attacks, President George W. Bush said on September 13, 2001 that finding Bin Laden is the administration’s first priority. These are his words: “the most important thing for us is to find Osama bin Laden. It’s our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him.”
6 months later, everything changed. These are the words of President George W. Bush, too: “I don’t know where he is. I have no idea and I really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority.”

Sep 17 13:22

Magnitude 6.3 - HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

Sep 17 11:01

Candidate, Election Workers Kidnapped on Eve of Afghan Poll

Afghan officials say the Taliban has kidnapped 19 people, including a candidate and several campaign workers, on Frifay, the eve of nationwide parliamentary elections.

An Independent Election Commission spokesman confirmed Friday that a candidate had been kidnapped in eastern Laghman province. Eight election officials and 10 campaign workers were also reported kidnapped in northwestern Badghis province

Taliban militants have already killed at least three candidates and several campaign workers in the run-up to Saturday's vote. The group is threatening to stage countrywide attacks, as it did during last year's presidential elections in an effort to intimidate voters.

Sep 17 09:06

9/11 ANALYSIS: From Ronald Reagan and the Soviet-Afghan War to George W Bush and September 11, 2001

Highlights

-Osama bin Laden, America's bogyman, was recruited by the CIA in 1979 at the very outset of the US sponsored jihad. He was 22 years old and was trained in a CIA sponsored guerilla training camp.

-The architects of the covert operation in support of "Islamic fundamentalism" launched during the Reagan presidency played a key role in launching the "Global War on Terrorism" in the wake of 9/11.

- President Ronald Reagan met the leaders of the Islamic Jihad at the White House in 1985

-Under the Reagan adminstration, US foreign policy evolved towards the unconditional support and endorsement of the Islamic "freedom fighters". In today's World, the "freedom fighters" are labelled "Islamic terrorists".

Sep 17 07:15

Petraeus: Afghan War Could Take Another Decade

People have often wondered what war looks like from the commander’s point of view. Speaking today on ABC News Gen. David Petraeus gave us some insight on his perspective of the Afghan War. To him it’s like “watching grass grow or paint dry.”

But how much long will the general watch his growing grass get mowed down? It could be quite some time, as Petraeus agreed that “success over the insurgency” could be another 9-10 years away.

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Another decade of war in Afghanistan?!?

Forgive me, but has Petraeus gone absolutely barking mad?!?

Sep 17 07:08

US strategy in Afghan war is working: Gates

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday said that the US strategy in the Afghan war appeared to be working, saying he was cautiously optimistic at signs of progress.

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Memo to SecDef Gates: the only people for whom this strategy is "working" in Afghanistan are the drug lords and private contractors providing logistics, goods, and hired mercenaries!

Sep 16 08:26

Security in Afghanistan Crumbles as Counterinsurgency Fails

All of these reports are clear indications that the massive influx of troops into Afghanistan under Obama failed to improve the situation in that country and very likely made it worse. The president should seize on any of the numerous signs of policy failure--from the massively corrupt Kabulbank fiasco to the collapse of security across the country--and use this strategy review to create a plan that begins immediate U.S. troop withdrawals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, Obama has too much pride and emotion attached to the "surge" he ordered to do the logical thing, and immediately withdraw US troops.

That means that many, many more Americans and Afghanis will die before we finally get out of this quagmire.

Sep 15 20:02

America’s True Believers and the Great Muslim Scare

Since the end of the Cold War, communism has been replaced by a new enemy, the religion of Islam and the billion Muslims who make it up. Even before 9/11 there was an on-going effort by radical Zionists to focus American fears and uncertainties on the Muslim world. The 9/11 attacks seemed to be proof positive of their position and, with the media’s full cooperation, increasing numbers of citizens began to think a new crusader war was justified

Sep 15 17:23

911, Power Elite, and Al-Qaeda

Dr. Elias Akleh
Bin Laden and his followers were originally recruited, financed, trained and armed by the CIA to fight against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. The name Al-Qaeda was reported by Robin Cook, the former British MP and Minister of Foreign Affairs, to be a computer database file, maintained by the CIA, which contained the names of all the Mujahedeen supported by the CIA

Sep 15 16:07

GORDON DUFF: IS AMERICA’S MILITARY PREPARED FOR THE ISRAELI THREAT?

CAN AMERICA STOP AN ISRAELI “NUCLEAR” 9/11?

“The American people are afraid, they see disaster coming. Everyone is waiting to see what city is chosen to be sacrificed. Will it be Phoenix or Sacramento or perhaps Atlanta? This is the real fear, the “not so secret” fear in the heart of every American.”

Sep 15 08:20

Bombshell from London Think-Tank - No Al-Qaeda Threat!

The truth about Iraq and Afghanistan is finally emerging.

Afghanistan may again prove to be "the graveyard of empires".

Sep 14 16:18

Pentagon tries to buy entire print run of US spy expose Operation Dark Heart

US defence department attempts to prevent book by former intelligence officer Anthony Shaffer from reaching the shops.

It's every author's dream – to write a book that's so sensationally popular it's impossible to find a copy in the shops, even as it keeps climbing up the bestseller lists.

And so it is for Anthony Shaffer, thanks to the Pentagon's desire to buy up all 10,000 copies of the first printing of his new book, Operation Dark Heart. And then pulp them.

The US defence department is scrambling to dispose of what threatens to be a highly embarrassing expose by the former intelligence officer of secret operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and of how the US military top brass missed the opportunity to win the war against the Taliban.

Sep 14 10:21

Bombshell from London

The report, presided over by the former deputy director of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency, MI-6, says the threat from al-Qaeda and Taliban has been "exaggerated" by the western powers. The US-led mission in Afghanistan has "ballooned" out of all proportion from its original aim of disrupting and defeating al-Qaeda. The US-led war in Afghanistan, says IISS, using uncharacteristically blunt language, is "a long-drawn-out disaster".

Just recently, CIA chief Leon Panetta admitted there were no more than 50 members of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Yet US President Barack Obama has tripled the number of US soldiers there to 120,000 to fight Al Qaeda.

Sep 14 08:40

Hypocrisy: While We Condemn Quran Burnings, Drone Strikes Continue Unchecked

Sep 14 06:08

Md. judge: Military contractors can be sued

A federal judge says military contractors can be sued by soldiers and others who allege they were harmed by improper waste disposal while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus ruled last week in Maryland that military contractors including Halliburton Co. must face lawsuits alleging the soldiers were exposed to toxic emissions and contaminated water when they burned waste in open pits.

Sep 14 06:04

Where Are the ‘Cherry Girls’ in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Camp followers and rapes in war are as ancient as Assyrian and Sumerian imperialism. So where is there a mention of them in the vast Media outpourings about Iraq and Afghanistan? Is the US the first nation to have eliminated prostitution and rape in vast wars over many years? Is anyone stupid enough to believe that? Obviously, the Media don’t print what they are ordered–”asked politely”–not to print, as we have seen over and over again.

Sep 13 22:46

LINDA HEARD: US should allow impartial 9/11 probe

The point is 9/11 and its ramifications were — and still are — no small matter. Almost everyone on the planet has been affected by that day in one way or the other; not least thousands of fallen coalition and Nato soldiers and up to a million Afghan and Iraqi civilians. Yet, for some strange reason, there has never been a thorough and impartial investigation of that day and the events that led up to it.

Even more intriguing is the collective apathy displayed by the American people towards discovering what really happened and especially when there are so many anomalies contradicting the official accounts that have been recorded in countless reports, books and documentaries by scholars who are invariably written-off as lunatic conspiracy theorists.

Sep 13 13:27

Kourosh Ziabari: This is America, the Beacon of Freedom

Those who claim to be the guardians of human rights have so far killed more than 1 million innocent civilians in Iraq since they launched their so-called War on Terror.

Sep 13 12:41

911 was An ISRAELI ZIONIST FALSE FLAG ATTACK, Ken O'keefe.

Ken O'Keefe grew up in California and was in the U.S. Marines in the 1991 Gulf War. He initiated P10K http://www.P10K.net in 2004 to recruit international observers to live side by side with Palestinians. Humanitarian Peace Activist, Anti-War, Gulf War veteran and survivor of the Mavi Marmara massacre.

Sep 13 08:26

The West has made even more mistakes in Afghanistan than us, says Russian envoy to Kabul

Andrey Avetisyan, a veteran Kabul diplomat, said talk of a handover to the Afghans was currently unrealistic because the coalition had failed to build the nation's forces or economy.

The rampant corruption riddling the administration was the West's fault for ploughing huge sums into badly-coordinated, opaque aid projects he said.

Mr Avetisyan, who began his career in Kabul in the 1980s and speaks Dari and Pashtu, said the West had not learned from Soviet mistakes.

"They are repeating all of them and they are making new ones," he told The Sunday Telegraph.

"For the last eight years, there have been no big projects, not infrastructure projects," he went on.

"A school here, a hospital there. When it is built people start asking 'Well where are the teachers and the doctors?' because no one thought about it before." The Afghan government was crippled by a shortage of able, trained civil servants. The new army was being trained "almost on the battlefield".

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Can’t have war on concepts, which is a way for a few politically connected corporations to gain profits. Oppose wars not constitutionally authorized by congress. Oppose the concept of pre-emptive engagement, which violates the constitution. Our current wars are not fought to win but to linger. - kdtroxel

Sep 13 06:54

For the People of Afghanistan, Things Have Gone from Bad to Worse

For years, American leaders have hailed the way Afghans are supposedly benefiting from the U.S. role in their country. They're not.

Sep 13 06:33

Afghanistan on Life Support

You’ve undoubtedly had the experience of pulling on a tiny, fraying thread and discovering, to your shock, that the larger piece of clothing you’re wearing suddenly begins to unravel. The equivalent seems to be happening in Afghanistan right before our eyes. There, “the pride of Afghanistan's financial system,” Kabul Bank, with more than a million customers, is undergoing a slow-motion collapse.

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By golly, we have brought the American way of life to those people!

Sep 13 03:23

Gunning for Islam

Three people are dead because US "pastor" Terry Jones, in collaboration with the American media, staged (or threatened to stage) an anti-Muslim Koran-burning exhibition, which predictably stoked anti-American protests in Afghanistan: also predictably, US troops fired on demonstrators. The result: yet more "collateral damage."

Sep 13 01:22

ERIC MARGOLIS: 9/11. THE MOTHER OF ALL COINCIDENCES

Ever since 9/11, readers keep asking me my views on these attacks. I have been barraged with emails until my head spins with engineering studies about melting steel, controlled explosions, claims about nefarious plots, and wreckage analysis.

One of the most colorful theories comes from Gen. Hamid Gul, former director of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, ISI. He insists that 9/11 was staged by Israel’s Mossad and a cabal of rightwing US Air Force generals.

Sep 12 09:18

Probe into Afghanistan troops' heroin trafficking claims

Military police are investigating claims that British soldiers may have been involved in heroin trafficking in Afghanistan.

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Sep 12 08:37

British troops investigated for heroin smuggling

Military police are investigating claims that British soldiers may have trafficked heroin from Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defence said they were aware of "unsubstantiated" claims that troops were using military aircraft to ship the drug out of the country.

The inquiry is focusing on British and Canadian service personnel at airports in Camp Bastion and Kandahar.

Sep 12 08:20

PRESS TV TALKS TO MARK GLENN ABOUT ISLAMOPHOBIA IN AMERICA

As conditions in Afghanistan and Iraq continue to deteriorate and casualties from the two wars continue to mount, the US media is attempting to garner support for the highly unpopular conflicts by portraying law-abiding Muslims as terrorists and extremists.

The following is a series of exclusive Press TV interviews with Mark Glenn, author and co-founder of “The Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement,” on the western justification for the rise in Islamophobia.

Sep 12 06:17

9/11. The Mother Of All Coincidences.

So what, in the end, can we conclude? 1. We still do not know the real story about 9/11. 2. The official version is not credible. 3. 9/11 was used to justify invading strategic Afghanistan and oil-rich Iraq. 4. The attacks plunged America into wars against the Muslim world and enriched the US arms industry. 5. 9/11 boosted pro-Israel neoconservatives, formerly a fringe group, into power, and with them America's totalitarian far right. 6. Bush's unprovoked war against Iraq destroyed one of Israel's two main enemies. 7. 9/11 put America in what may turn out to be a permanent state of war with the Muslim world – a key goal of the neoconservatives.

Sep 12 02:11

Why America Cannot Win In Afghanistan? [podcast]

Guns and Butter interview with Former head of Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), General Hamid Gul.

Sep 11 21:39

JUSTIN RAIMONDO: The ‘Meaning’ of 9/11

The Israelis, having long ago declared war on all the other nations of the region, want us in their camp, and that is precisely what occurred with stunning speed before the smoke cleared from the site where the World Trade Center once stood. “We’re all Israelis now!” exulted Martin “Palestinians are subhuman” Peretz, over at The New Republic. Benjamin Netanyahu, who is today the Prime Minister of Israel, told an audience at Bar Ilan University “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq,” according to the Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv.

Sep 11 18:08

Once Banned by the Taliban, Child Trafficking / Exploitation Returns to Afghanistan

Reviving the ancient tradition of Bacha Bazi or "boy play," young Afghan boys are sold into slavery and prostitution and bought by powerful warlords, police officials and drug lords. Afghani government officials whose job it is to investigate reports of abuse and punish abusers are themselves participants in Bacha Bazi.

Bacha Bazi (sometimes spelled Bacha Baazi) is an ancient tradition predating Islam and is as old as Persia itself, perhaps finding its roots in ancient Greece and Rome. It is condemned by human rights activists, Muslim clerics, and the Taliban, but after decades of war in Afghanistan, children orphaned and impoverished are lured into Bacha Bazi as the only source of income for their family.

Sep 11 10:34

Karzai Invites Mullah Omar Into Peace Talks

Issuing his annual Eid al-Fitr speech today, Afghan President Hamid Karzai invited Taliban leader Mullah Omar to end the insurgency and enter into the peace process. Karzai had previously invited such talks in the past and Mullah Omar had previously indicated that he would only accept reconciliation if the NATO troops withdraw.

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Karzai keenly understands that his political survival depends on power sharing with the Taliban.

There has been talk of the US holding clandestine talks with the Taliban, which I would tend to believe might be happening right now.

There needs to be a complete withdrawal of American and NATO troops, and the sooner the better.

Sep 11 08:22

America's Torture Doctrine

John Galt
Activist Post

Sep 11 05:22

GORDON DUFF: POLITICS, RELIGION AND THE MILITARY, A RECIPE FOR DISASTER

A dozen American soldiers are under arrest, five for murder, in crimes that we may never know the full extent of. The accusations, killing for sport, collecting fingers as trophies, is “meat” for the media. It will sell papers, it will bring TV viewers and, combined with the threatened Koran burning and the “hatefest” over the Manhattan Islamic Center, everything imaginable is being done to make certain that terrorism is alive and well and aimed at the United States.

The Koran burning is cancelled but we can’t undo the murders, not this set, not the last nor the decade long nightmare beginning, not with 9/11 but the election of George W. Bush, or more honestly, Dick Cheney. [...]

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Sep 11 04:35

The Source of America’s Wars – Kristol Clear [VIDEO]

Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail –

Americans feeling let down by Barack Obama’s escalation of the war in Afghanistan should take careful note of those who welcomed yet another “surge.” It might help them to identify the source of their seemingly endless wars.

For instance, in a recent Washington Post opinion piece, William Kristol described Obama’s West Point speech as “encouraging.” It was “a good thing,” he said, that Obama was finally speaking as “a war president.”

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Sep 11 02:48

GORDON DUFF: STOLEN VALOR ACT WAS ALWAYS A JOKE

NOT ALL PHONIES ARE PHONY –

One US Senator wears a Silver Star awarded to him instead of sending him to prison. He has a secret presidential pardon and his military records are classified. One recent US President was awarded a DFC for something he could have just as easily been sent to the brig for, an incident that killed two crew members described by those there as “panic” in combat. One friend of a powerful politician actually awarded himself a Medal of Honor. Senator John Kerry won three Purple Hearts for wounds a Marine would never bother to mention to a corpsman. General Colin Powell wears a Purple Heart for a wound even John Kerry wouldn’t have noticed.

Sep 10 12:01

Video An Afghan pleads for his country in UK Parliament Committee Room

Stop The War Coalition organized a meeting in the Houses of Parliament to discuss the Afghan War on the eve of Parliament's first debate on the Afghan War in nine years.

An Afghani Mohammad Asif addressed the meeting (and pleads for foreigners to leave) as a guest on a bench of six MPs, this video has highlights of his speech along with footage of the Taliban, and the permanent protests which are situated opposite the Houses of Parliament in London.

YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_HT2wp9hQg

Sep 10 08:14

Taliban and US get down to talks

United States President Barack Obama has pledged to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July 2011, and as a part of the initial outlines of this exit strategy the Taliban are for the first time in serious negotiations with the US.

The Pakistan military and Saudi Arabia are acting as go-betweens to facilitate the talks, a top Pakistani security official directly involved in the negotiation process has told Asia Times Online.

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If true, this marks a seismic shift in US/NATO strategy here.

Sep 10 07:43

America's Empire and Endless Wars Are Destroying the World, and Ruining Our Great Country

For more than 50 years, Washington has subscribed to the absurd notion that America can police the world with military action. All we've managed to do is bankrupt our country.

Sep 10 07:34

Twelve U.S. soldiers face trial after Afghan civilians 'were killed for sport and their fingers collected as trophies'

A dozen US soldiers are facing trail accused of being part of a 'kill team' that allegedly killed Afghan civilians in an arbitrary fashion - and they even collected their victims' fingers as trophies of war.

Five soldiers have been charged with the killing three Afghan men 'for sport'. And seven more are accused of covering up the murders.

In one of the most serious accusations of war crimes to come out of the Afghan war, the deaths are alleged to have been carried out by members of a Stryker infantry brigade based in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan.

Sep 10 07:34

Qur'an burning: Protester 'shot dead' as Nato troops open fire on demonstrators

Man reported to have been killed in Faizabad, northern Afghanistan, after crowds attack Nato base in protest at Florida pastor's plans

Sep 10 07:24

Petraeus Spin on Afghan War Belied by Soaring Casualties

Gen. David Petraeus claimed limited success this week in the war within a war over the Taliban’s planting of roadside bombs, but official Pentagon data shows the Taliban clearly winning that war by planting more bombs and killing many more U.S. and NATO troops since the troop surge began in early 2010.

In the Journal interview, Petraeus said that the data on violent incidents in Afghanistan indicate a slowly improving security situation.

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Forgive me, but has this man gone absolutely barking mad to characterize the situation on the ground in Afghanistan "...a slowly improving security situation."?!?!?!?

If Petraeus is characterizing what is happening in Afghanistan as "success", what the hell is "failure" supposed to look like?!?

Sep 10 05:02

9/11 ANALYSIS: From Ronald Reagan and the Soviet-Afghan War to George W Bush and September 11, 2001

These various "terrorist" organizations were created as a result of CIA support. They are not the product of religion. The project to establish "a pan-Islamic Caliphate" is part of a carefully devised intelligence operation.

CIA support to Al Qaeda was not in any way curtailed at the end of the Cold War. In fact quite the opposite. The earlier pattern of covert support not only extended, it took on a global thrust and became increasingly sophisticated.

This article summarizes earlier writings by the author on 9/11 and the role of Al Qaeda in US foreign policy.

Sep 10 01:35

Press TV’s Kaneez Fatima talks to James Morris on US Blasphemy

James Morris critic of Israel Lobby was asked at the out set, Who benefits from such an act ? What kind of backing is Rev. Jones’ initiative receiving from various anti-Islam lobbies in America?

Sep 09 22:01

GORDON DUFF: AMERICA’S WORST KEPT 9/11 SECRET

DO THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS BLAME BUSH FOR 9/11?

I learned about 9/11 from the news. Before the second plane had crashed, people in the crowd told me and the rest of America it was Osama bin Laden and Arab hijackers trained in Afghanistan with the help of Saddam Hussein. A BBC reporter then told me Building 7 had just collapsed, though it was almost totally undamaged and standing 47 stories tall, right there on the TV screen behind her.

Sep 09 17:10

Fake Translators Putting U.S. Troops In Jeopardy in Afghanistan

This is what happens when you subvert the Defense Language Institute

Sep 09 16:31

Military burns unsolicited Bibles sent to Afghanistan

Military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans, a Defense Department spokesman said Tuesday.

Sep 09 10:59

FAKE TERROR - THE ROAD TO WAR AND DICTATORSHIP

Once lost, the Romans never got their Republic back. Once lost, the Germans never got their Republic back. In both cases, the nation had to totally collapse before freedom was restored to the people.

Remember that when Crassus tells you that Spartacus approaches.

Remember that when thugs in the streets act in a manner clearly designed to provoke the public fear.

Remember that when the Reichstag burns down.

Remember that when the President lies to you about weapons of mass destruction.

Sep 09 08:28

US sergeant charged with murdering Afghan civilians kept body parts

New documents released by the US Army say a staff sergeant charged in a conspiracy to murder civilians kept Afghan body parts and threatened subordinates.

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"Hell, give those guys MEDALS!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 09 07:53

Guards beat customers at crisis-hit Afghan bank

Afghan security forces used batons on unruly customers scrambling to withdraw their savings on Wednesday from a branch of the graft-hit Kabulbank, the country's biggest private financial institution

Sep 09 06:49

US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies'

Soldiers face charges over secret 'kill team' which allegedly murdered at random and collected fingers as trophies of war

Sep 09 06:19

Kourosh Ziabari: Does Burning Quran Solve your Problems?

Those who crashed into the twin towers of New York and accomplished the mission of 9/11 were not Muslims. They belonged to the gangs which the very White House, that is now purportedly launching a global war on terror, founded, nurtured, supported and amplified to the extent of an international terrorist organization: Al-Qaida.

Sep 09 05:44

GORDON DUFF: DO THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS BLAME BUSH FOR 9/11?

An Israel film crew, found later to be Mossad agents, partied in the streets, having filmed the attacks. They couldn’t control their joy in seeing thousands of Americans die. The equipment gathered up days in advance, cameras loaded the night before.

Sep 08 07:46

‘They Kill Alex’

“This is what happens every week to some family in America,” says Carlos. “This is what war does. And this is the grief and pain the government does not want people to see.”

Sep 08 05:27

Orwellian DoubleThink: War is Peace

Orwellian DoubleThink Series, part 3
Activist Post

No need to modernize the phrasing of this most obviously relevant Orwellian slogan. Obama, our Nobel Prince of Peace, continues the endless wars, warrantless and evidence-less detentions, and illegal torture. The public is kept in an increasing state of fear of a manufactured bogeyman that assumes the faces of individual leaders as needed (and their countries), but ultimately is defined as a War on Terror, thus a war without end

Sep 08 05:19

The Blockade Of Fort Hood By US Vets

Five peace activists successfully blockaded six buses carrying Fort Hood Soldiers deploying to Iraq outside Fort Hood’s Clarke gate on August 23rd at around 4 a.m. While the activists took the width of Clarke Rd. and slowed the buses to a halt, police made no arrests, but instead beat the activists out of the streets using automatic weapons and police dogs so the deploying Soldiers could proceed.

Sep 07 17:30

Keiser Report ?75: Markets! Finance! Scandal!

This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of "the weather in healthcare", virtual girlfriends and illegal immigrants giving up on the US economy. In the second half of the show, Max talks to independent journalist Mark "Bicyclemark" Fonseca Rendeiro, who is in Kabul to assist with the elections.

Sep 07 11:40

The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA’s Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis” (Part 1)

This three-part series on "The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda" examines the geopolitical historical origins and nature of what we today know as al-Qaeda, which is in fact an Anglo-American intelligence network of terrorist assets used to advance American and NATO imperial objectives in various regions around the world.

Part 1 examines the origins of the intelligence network known as the Safari Club, which financed and organized an international conglomerate of terrorists, the CIA's role in the global drug trade, the emergence of the Taliban and the origins of al-Qaeda.

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Sep 07 10:05

The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA’s Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis”

By Andrew Gavin Marshall
GlobalResearch.ca – Centre for Research on Globalization

Part I

As the 9th anniversary of 9/11 nears, and the war on terror continues to be waged and grows in ferocity and geography, it seems all the more imperative to return to the events of that fateful September morning and re-examine the reasons for war and the nature of the stated culprit, Al-Qaeda.

The events of 9/11 pervade the American and indeed the world imagination as an historical myth.

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Sep 07 09:43

Will Americans Pay to Bailout Yet Another Foreign Bank ... in Afghanistan?

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Sep 07 05:30

The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA’s Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis”

Andrew Gavin Marshall
Global Research
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Introduction

As the 9th anniversary of 9/11 nears, and the war on terror continues to be waged and grows in ferocity and geography, it seems all the more imperative to return to the events of that fateful September morning and re-examine the reasons for war and the nature of the stated culprit, Al-Qaeda.

Sep 07 04:22

Gordon Duff: America’s War Racketeers, the Real Terrorists

Is America’s racketeering ‘elite’ a terrorist organization

There is a group of Americans, a combination of coward, gangster, politician, buffoonish soldier, con man and Israel obsessed bully. These are the “users” and “takers” who live their lives, some invisible, some media darlings, some famous heroes as portrayed by their friends in the media, their fellow thugs. This is the world’s greatest terrorist organization, the threat to, not only world security but the lives and freedom of the people of the world. These are the people who bleed America dry and have for generations, the people who have turned America into what the world clearly sees it as now, a weapon to be wielded against the common and decent people of the world on behalf of criminal terrorists.

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