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Dec 27 14:24

US Funding for Afghan Spies Subsidize Abusive Militia Factions

Corrupt politicians and a bribery-centric economy has been the order of the day in US-occupied Afghanistan for many years. But that’s just the big cities, where the corruption is built into the political system. In more rural areas, things are even worse, though no less a function of US subsidies.

Among the many recipients of US billions, Afghanistan’s spy agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) is awash in money from both the Pentagon and the CIA, with the usual lack of oversight that US aid seems to imply in this part of the world.

The NDS has plenty of problems of their own, but the real danger is that the NDS, in trying to “fight the Taliban” in areas less controlled by the government, bankrolls militias and warlords with US-provided funds. Indications are that the NDS doesn’t care how the job gets done, or realistically if it gets done.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is the US government, through their lack of oversight here, making the Taliban look good to the Afghani people?!?

The words "Counterproductive in the extreme" keep racing through my head hear,and at warp speed!!

Dec 26 10:16

CIA has interfered with over 81 foreign elections in the past century

These acts, carried out in secret two-thirds of the time, include funding the election campaigns of specific parties, disseminating misinformation and propaganda...

The CIA has accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election (with absolutely zero evidence) by hacking into Democratic and Republican computer networks and selectively releasing emails.

But critics might point out the U.S. has done similar things.

Dec 20 06:48

Investigation: US-Backed Afghan Police Kidnap Boys for Pedophilic Exploitation

An investigation conducted by AFP has revealed an epidemic of young boys being kidnapped by US-backed police in Afghanistan, to be kept as sex slaves.

Dec 19 14:42

$60mn Drug Bust: 'Largest Known Seizure Of Heroin' In Afghanistan Revealed By DEA

A massive 20 tons of drugs with a “conservative” street value of about $60 million were seized from a “super lab” run by suspected Taliban connected trafficking network, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has revealed.

Dec 19 09:41

Moscow to Host Crucial Meeting With China, Pakistan to Discuss Afghanistan

Russia, Pakistan and China will hold the next round of three-way counterterrorism talks in Moscow December 27, primarily focusing on turmoil-hit Afghanistan.

Russian Ambassador to Islamabad Alexey Dedov disclosed the details in an interview to state-run Pakistani radio.

This will be the third meeting of the “trilateral working group on Afghanistan,” he said, following meetings in Beijing and Islamabad.

“What we see in Afghanistan, unfortunately, is worrisome because it does not bring us optimism. There is a lack of three crucial elements; that is a stable self-sufficient economy, good governance and strong army,” observed Dedov.

A deterioration in security and the emergence of Islamic State affiliates in volatile border regions of Afghanistan have necessitated the trilateral consultations with an aim to form a “regional anti-terrorism structure” to counter “spillover effects” of terrorism, insist Pakistani, Russian and Chinese officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And notice the country which has been singularly "uninvited" to this meeting: the United States, which, after 15 years of occupation, has been impotent to stop the spiraling of violence.

Dec 18 08:38

‘Russia Card’ Vendetta

Hack or Leak ?

When it comes to American politics specifically and European politics in general, there is nothing like playing the Russia card. If there is something wrong or there is something you don’t like, simply blame Vladimir Putin.That is exactly what the CIA is doing.

CrossTalking with Former Intelligence Analyst Ray McGovern, Former CIA Philip Giraldi, and James Jatras

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2016/12/russia-card-vendetta/

Dec 18 08:32

From ‘Fake News’ to ‘Fake Intelligence’ – Wayne Madsen

The real headlines should read: «CIA interfered in presidential election by supporting Clinton over Trump».

Never in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency has it and its surrogates so blatantly and boldly interfered in a U.S. election.

The U.S. media, in a matter of hours, altered course from concentrating on «fake news» about innocent pizzerias being linked to child sexual exploitation to spotlighting «fake intelligence» about Russia’s alleged cyber-espionage operation designed to elect Donald Trump president. The CIA leaked to The Washington Post, the owner of which has a $600 million contract with the CIA to provide cloud computing, findings of a secret report on Russia’s alleged «fixing» of the 2016 U.S. presidential election to favor Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Dec 13 06:28

And the Secretary of State Is… A Fracking Pioneer Who Is Now Steering Geopolitical World Order

Oil is big, but Tillerson’s background is awe inspiring in its totality on the balance of the great game. He created a revolution that is now taking on world order.

Read more at TruthstreamMedia.com

Dec 08 07:27

Trump's DHS Chief "In my experience the further you get away from Washington the better things work."

66-year-old U.S. Marine General John Francis Kelly's last job in government was the Obama administration's Commander for U.S Southern Command, which he held until his retirement in January 2016. He ran Gitmo for 38 months and stressed that the detainees were treated very humanely. Kelly is the highest ranking military man to have lost a child in combat. Kelly's youngest son Robert was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Kelly himself did 3 tours in Iraq and in his final press conference said "I was kinda tired of the war...This war stuff is hard."
Kelly also referred to "agenda driven people here in Washington." On the topic of Islamic extremists, he says "the vast majority of people who follow the Islamic faith are good, law abiding folks." Here are the highlights from his final 45-minute press conference on Jan 8, 2016. Frankly my assessment is that he seems like a plain spoken, honest, genuine and sincere person.

Dec 07 16:43

Afghan “Refugee” Lie Exposed By UN

More than 380,000 Afghans have now been deported back home from Pakistan, with the active assistance of the United Nations (U.N.)—and with money paid to them by that organization.

Dec 07 12:43

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 07 12:38

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis and the Spirit of Trumpism

When it comes to foreign policy, the incoming Trump administration displays a split personality.

Mattis exemplifies the dual nature of the new administration.
This was readily apparent during the campaign, when, on the one hand, Donald Trump told us we were lied into the Iraq war, that NATO is “obsolete,” and that we have no business supporting regime change in Syria – and, on the other hand, he declared that he would crush ISIS, that it was a mistake to leave Iraq, and that we have to “rebuild our military,” as if we don’t already spend as much as the top ten defense spenders.

Dec 06 13:01

Iranophobes on Parade – Philip Giraldi

Will Iran be the target of the Trump regime?

Hopefully someone will convince Donald Trump that the real answer to eliminating the “Iranian threat” is not war.

One of the most discouraging aspects of the filling out of the Donald Trump cabinet is the array of Iran haters that seem to be lining up in the foreign policy and national security areas.Trump has been personally advocating sensible policies relating to Russia and Syria but he appears to have gone off the rails regarding Iran, which just might be attributed to those who are giving him advice.

Dec 02 11:21

Centcom Commander: US Must Keep Troops in Afghanistan to ‘Send a Strong Message’

Speaking at the Foreign Policy Initiative’s forum today, Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of Central Command, praised President Obama for not following through on planned drawdowns of ground troops in occupied Afghanistan, saying he wants to keep troop levels at least this high for the foreseeable future.

Gen. Votel argued that keeping 8,400 troops in Afghanistan more or less permanently was “a very wise move,” and that it would “send a strong message” to the people of Afghanistan that the US believes “the military strategy is working.” The US invaded and occupied Afghanistan in 2001.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has US General Votel gone absolutely barking mad, and lost his reality licence, to have made such a statement...in public?!?

Were I able to invite this man over for tea (and I sincerely doubt he would accept the invitation), I would have to ask him, point-blank: what are the metrics to which you can honestly point which indicate, 15 years on, and with the Taliban taking more and more territory here on a daily basis, that the US military strategy is actually "working"?!?

What do you actually mean by that?!?

So I must be brutally honest here; the only element right now for whom this occupation is "working" is the burgeoning Afghani opium trade.

As reported at thefiscalnews.com last month:

Losing the War on Heroin: Poppy Production Soars in Afghanistan

Oh, and it gets worse: not only is the opium trade growing like crazy; US troops are also being tasked with guarding the opium poppy farms.

images: US soldiers guarding opium fields in Afghanistan

So please, General Votel, cut the crud, already; we know why you are keen on keeping US and Coalition soldiers in Afghanistan for as long as possible, and it is not for taking territory away from the Taliban, or insuring the freedom of the Afghani people.

It is to guarantee the continuation, and expansion, of opium production here, to fund various "off the shelf" activities of various US alphabet soup agencies, and insure that Congressional oversight is completely non-existent.

Nov 29 06:21

US Spent Millions to Buy Russian-Made Helicopters for Afghanistan. Now It Wants to Replace Them All With US-Made Machines

Having dumped hundreds of millions of dollars over the last decade-plus creating an air force for Afghanistan, the Pentagon is looking to virtually re-do the entire scheme, proposing another $814 million to replace the Russian-made helicopters the US bought with American-made Black Hawk helicopters. Afghanistan’s remnant air force at the start of the US occupation included a handful of old Soviet helicopters from the Soviet occupation. With Afghanistan’s limited pilots more experienced at flying Soviet planes, the US bought a number of Mi-17 helicopters from Russia and the Czech Republic, forming the backbone of the Afghan Air Force to this day. The Pentagon is now arguing that they should replace the entire fleet of helicopters with UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, citing “legal barriers” in the acquisition of additional Russian-made helicopters and parts over the past couple years of hostility.

Nov 28 10:16

Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster

Little is known about Trump’s views on Afghanistan, although he has suggested that building schools there is a waste of money. In his most detailed comments, he declared in 2012 that the U.S. intervention is “a total and complete disaster.”

It likely will be months before the Trump White House can shift from such criticism toward a coherent strategy for Afghanistan.

The Afghan military and police have been unable to reverse the insurgents’ gains, despite the $68 billion spent by the U.S. trying to build up the country’s security forces. The Afghan army loses a third of its soldiers every year between battle casualties, desertions and those who decline to re-enlist. Officials reportedly pocket the pay of legions of non-existent “ghost soldiers.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the way this headline is structured; but what about the possibility that Afghanistan could be a foreign policy win for Trump, after 15 years of doing what hasn't worked?

Doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting a different outcome, is one of the most classic definitions of insanity.

And there is a damned good reason why Afghanistan is frequently characterised as "the graveyard of empires"; ask British and Russian military historians about that, and they will have a tale to tell you.

Ultimately, Afghanistan was attacked and occupied in order to build pipelines; control the oil fields, and the mineral wealth of the country. As reported at viewzone.com:

Immediately after 9/11 president Bush declared war to Afghanistan. This article shows the role of Afghanistan in pipeline projects which determine US' control over oil and gas in Afghanistan's neighbouring countries. Bush said the attacks of 9/11 were the reason to invade Afghanistan. [1] This article shows that preparations for this war took place well before. In 2000 the neoconservatives said they needed some catastrophic and catalysing event. They said so at the time of the developments of unmanned aerial vehicles striking with pinpoint accuracy. Karzai: After the US conquest of Afghanistan (or at least of its capital), UNOCAL's advisor Hamid Karzai would be appointed Chairman of the interim administration of Afghanistan. On June 16, 2002, still before there was an elected president, Karzai would sign an official agreement with Turkmenistan and Pakistan for a gas pipeline through Afghanistan. [70] But even if the gas pipeline would come too late to transport Turkmen gas to Pakistan, Afghanistan remains an interesting booty. It has its own gigantic gas field south of the Turkmen field, near Mazar e Sharif. It has also several oil fields and coal. Furthermore, in the 1970s British geologists had already found 1600 places with minerals.

Simply put, for all the blood and money spent, the motivations for this war were strictly economic in nature.

Had a draft existed, you would have seen huge demonstrations against this war, which may have ultimately stopped it long before now. But because it did not, the US government turned to private merc firms, which have proved both very costly to the US taxpayer, but ultimately useless against the Taliban.

This had absolutely nothing to do with ultimately "protecting the American way of life."; Afghanistan posed absolutely zero threat to the US (although they were initially blamed for 9/11).

But it has, however, created generations of Afghanis who will hate this country, and NATO, for a long time because of the carnage which has been left in the wake of the invasion and occupation of their country.

Were President-Elect Trump and his cabinet going to be smart on this, they would evacuate our military as quickly as safely possible, then negotiate with whatever government was left standing in Kabul for the pipeline rights, the oil field rights; and the mineral rights.

That over the last 15 years, American military forces have been made to die and get maimed for life, ultimately for private profit, is one of the most horrifically immoral a thing that a government could do, but.... hey, the Bush and Obama regimes were perfectly comfortable with this!!

I am hoping that Trump will see this for what it is, and do the right thing; the US government was NEVER on the moral and right side of history with this war, and it is high time to acknowledge this in a reasonable, and practical way.

Nov 28 00:16

The Hidden Communist History of the Neo-Conservatives (“Neo Cons”)

Neo-conservatism fully began to rear its ugly head in the 1990’s when they thoroughly infiltrated the once patriotic and pro-America Republican party.

It is therefore incumbent upon each and every single patriotic American who cares about the future of their country (especially federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutor offices) to immediately begin to identify, isolate, marginalize, investigate, indict, arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate all Neo-Conservatives as an internal and national security threat to the welfare of the United States of America.

Nov 28 00:11

Foibles, Fables and Failures – The Financial Press and its Keepers

The Presidential elections made millions of American voters starkly aware of the mendacity of the mass media and the corruption of the Clinton political elite.

The world’s largest billionaire bankers had bankrolled Secretary Hillary Clinton, the ‘million-dollar-a-speech’ War Goddess. They had bet heavily against the populist-nationalist Donald Trump and they lost. Their pre-paid political manifestos, addressed to the readers of the NY Times, flopped and sputtered: Most readers and investors in domestic markets had placed their bets on ‘The Donald’. Their domestic celebrations pumped up the market after the election.

The unimaginable had happened: George Soros had bet and lost! The ‘deplorable’ electorate preferred the obnoxious nationalist to the obnoxious speculator. ‘Who’d a thunk it?’

Nov 27 23:53

Trump the Great — Paul Craig Roberts

If Trump can defeat the oligarchy and save America, he can go down in history as Trump the Great.

What we don’t know is why groups that allegedly are liberal-progressive-leftwing are such fervent supporters of Hillary.

To the extent any of the Trump protesters are sincere and not merely paid tools of oligarchs, such as George Soros, military and financial interests, and global capitalists, they should consider that false claims and unjustified criticism can cause Trump and his supporters to close their ears to all criticism and make it easier for neoconservatives to influence Trump by offering support.

Nov 26 14:15

The Hidden Communist History of the Neo-Conservatives (“Neo Cons”)

Neo-conservatism fully began to rear its ugly head in the 1990’s when they thoroughly infiltrated the once patriotic and pro-America Republican party.

At the helm of this nightmarish and Frankenstein-like transformation of the USA into something more akin to the former USSR and/or NAZI Germany, is the “National Security State/Military Industrial Complex,” spearheaded by the Deep State Plutocrat/Oligarch Elite, using their most effective “useful idiot” agents, the Neo-Conservative (“Neo-Con”) movement.

Nov 25 14:26

Taxpayers Footing Bill For Unused $85M 'Ghost Hotel' In Afghanistan

More outstanding stewardship of U.S. taxpayer dollars...

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Nov 24 09:00

Trump loses half his transition team in purge of lobbyists

Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to ‘drain the swamp’ of Washington ...
The Trump transition team has lost nearly half its staff and volunteers in a matter of days since instituting a ban on registered lobbyists at the end of last week, the Daily Mail has learned.

‘All the lobbyists are gone,’ said one source familiar with the transition. ‘Lobbyists were the vast majority. Now, today you go in and you could count [them] maybe on one hand.’

The source estimated that the number of staffers and volunteers working on the transition plummeted from around 250 late last week to less than 125 on Tuesday.

Nov 24 08:57

West Already Weaponizing Fake News

Maybe the internet will not succumb to the latest Western crusade against “fake news”.
You really know that masses of people are living within a mind-control matrix when the greatest, most pervasive purveyors of fake news denounce others for the practice.

And yet they do so without the slightest hint of awareness about their own monstrous hypocrisy.

“Fake news” has become a hot issue following the surprise US election victory of maverick business tycoon Donald Trump. Supposedly serious Western media outlets have highlighted the spread of hoax stories purporting to be news reports as having swayed the presidential race in Trump’s favor against his rival, Democrat career politician Hillary Clinton.

Nov 24 08:55

The Upcoming War On The Alternative Media By The Deep State Mainstream Media

This declaration of war was typified by Google and FaceBook
The Mainstream Media (“MSM”), fully owned and co-opted by the Deep State Plutocrat/ Oligarch Elite, are extremely unhappy that Donald Trump won the 2016 Election.

They did not bank on this, and were completely and totally confident that their trillions of dollars of money issued by the Federal Reserve and international central banks, control of the National Security State as represented by the Military Industrial Complex, and bought and paid for representatives in the United States Legislature (Congress and Senate), Executive Branch, and Judiciary would have ensured their victory.

So what turned this election around, to upset the proverbial apple cart and deliver the Presidency to Donald J. Trump?

Nov 24 08:52

‘We are at war with Russia’: EU Parliament resolution to counter Russian media

The resolution is a sign of the “political degradation” of the western “idea of democracy” - Putin

For decades the EU has been lecturing Russia and touting freedom of speech as one of its core principles, but hypocritically dismissed it as an unnecessary luxury once their narrative was challenged, RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said.

“We of course are extremely disappointed, this is really outrageous,” Simonyan said on the subject of the EU’s so-called anti-Russia propaganda resolution.

Nov 17 21:34

Jeff Sessions U.S. Attorney General? Trump comments stir speculation

This is really bad. This guy will start the War On Pot back up full bore unless Donald Trump reins him in.
https://www.theweedblog.com/senator-jeff-sessions-good-people-dont-smo...

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't yet announced the members of his cabinet but a brief statement issued Thursday could be an indication Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is headed to the Justice Department.

Sessions, the first Senator to endorse the business-mogul-turned-politician, met with Trump at his New York office yesterday.
The Trump transition team – lead by Vice President-elect Mike Pence and with Sessions as a vice-chair – issued a statement about the meeting:

Nov 16 10:10

‘Not Appropriate’: US Rejects ICC Report Alleging War Crimes By Military, CIA In Afghanistan

The US has dismissed the ICC’s investigation of potential war crimes committed in Afghanistan as being not “warranted” or “appropriate.” Washington praised its own “robust” system of accountability, saying that it does not fall under the ICC’s jurisdiction.

Nov 15 11:21

US ARMY AND CIA MAY BE GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES IN AFGHANISTAN, SAYS ICC

US armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the international criminal court’s chief prosecutor has said in a report, raising the possibility that American citizens could be indicted even though Washington has not joined the global court.

“Members of US armed forces appear to have subjected at least 61 detained persons to torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity on the territory of Afghanistan between 1 May 2003 and 31 December 2014,” according to the report issued by prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s office on Monday.

The report adds that CIA operatives may have subjected at least 27 detainees in Afghanistan, Poland, Romania and Lithuania to “torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity and/or rape” between December 2002 and March 2008.

Most of the alleged abuse happened in 2003-04, the report says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such an indictment will have absolutely zero force in US law, because the US government is not a signatory to the ICC.

It may well, however, create a permanent, global, and historic, embarrassment to that unholy trinity of Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney, who somehow loved and supported the concept of torture, and consistently alleged that it produced actionable information, which it did not.

One has to wonder if they collectively experienced a "certain, very specific psychological response", to reading reports by field officials of their torturing exploits; of course, that bit we will never know.

But the reality is that torture, at the end of the day, only gets the tortured individual to say whatever the torturers have asked them to confess to, in order to get the torture to stop, period, end of discussion.

During the Second World War, a German interrogator by the name of Hanns Scharff, who only used kindness, rather than torture, as his method of extracting information, and it worked brilliantly. And as reported at knowledgenuts.com:

Scharff was the friendliest interrogator of World War II. Fluent in English, Scharff grilled pilots who were shot down over Germany. Unlike the notorious Barbie, Scharff had a much more positive approach to interrogations. This Luftwaffe officer was a master of mind games. Before he quizzed a prisoner at the Dulag Luft camp, Scharff dug up as much background information on his subjects as possible. Even if he could only find basic info, he fooled prisoners into thinking he already knew all about their objectives. Since he was already aware of their activities, they might as well talk about them, right? Next, Scharff disarmed his prisoners by becoming their best bud. He often took them on trips to the local zoo, and he even let one prisoner take a ride in a German plane. After building a rapport with a POW, Scharff would take him on walks through the Oberursel forest. Together, the Nazi and the Allied pilot would stroll through the pine trees, observing the birds and chatting about America or England. The whole time, Scharff was listening for little slip-ups that would reveal information vital to the German war machine. Prisoners might inadvertently mention something about bomb sights or causally say something about operational plans. They might tell a story about their training or talk about the planes they used to fly. Scharff was such a smooth talker, such a friendly guy, that the prisoners had no idea they were being conned. They were just glad they weren’t being electrocuted. Many of them signed his guestbook before leaving the camp. In fact, after the war, he was invited to many POW reunions because he was such a gentleman. Eventually, Scharff moved to the US where he helped the Air Force come up with survival techniques for downed pilots, and taught intelligence agencies how to peacefully interrogate suspects. The Army was so impressed with Scharff’s methods that they incorporated his methods into their curriculum, and soldiers attending interrogation school learn all about his techniques

Ultimately when the US government tortures, it gives other governments around the world carte blanche to torture American civilians and military personnel.

History will judge Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld very harshly in the end, both for their commodity driven war lust against Afghanistan and Iraq, and for the use of torture.

But this means that all Americans must peacefully advocate for the end of the use of torture in any interrogation situation, because it doesn't work, and there are far better means of extracting information, as demonstrated by the techniques of Hanns Scharff.

Nov 15 10:47

US Forces, CIA May Have Committed War Crimes In Afghanistan: ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced that the US military and the CIA may be guilty of carrying out war crimes in Afghanistan.

On Monday, the ICC’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda made the announcement while unveiling the results of a preliminary probe launched into the US’s actions in the country.

Nov 12 10:15

Afghanistan: 4 Americans dead in blast at Bagram Airfield

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)Four Americans were killed in an apparent suicide bomb attack early Saturday at Bagram Airfield, the largest US base in Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

Nov 12 10:04

Casualties as explosion hits largest US base in Afghanistan: NATO

An explosion struck the largest US military base in Afghanistan early Saturday, causing some casualties, NATO said.

No militant group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast, which occurs as the Taliban step up nationwide attacks before the onset of winter, when fighting usually ebbs.

"We can confirm that there was an explosion at Bagram Airfield this morning just after 5:30 am (0100 GMT). There have been casualties," the military coalition said in a brief statement.

Nov 08 07:24

ANOTHER U.S. MASSACRE IN AFGHANISTAN

The latest massacre of many innocent people by U.S. forces in Afghanistan provides another demonstration as to why it is imperative that the American people stop deferring to the authority of the national security state and demand the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

In a war that has now gone on for 16 years, U.S. forces just killed at least 32 more civilians, many of whom were children. Another 25 people were wounded. Of course, this is on top of all the wedding parties, hospitals, and other victims of U.S. bombing attacks that have brought the death toll from U.S. interventionism in Afghanistan to more than 200,000, not to mention the wounded, maimed, homeless, and refugees. In the last seven days alone, 95 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan and 111 injured.

How many of those 30 people, including the children, who are now being buried had anything to do with the 9/11 attacks? It is a virtual certainty that none of them did.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This country murders innocents abroad with impunity, for economic goals, and then some supremely dim Americans wonder why foreign countries don't particularly like us.

It's the murders, stupid!!

But were I a betting woman, I would be willing to bet that the US will NEVER leave Afghanistan.

And why?!?

Because of the massive profit in the opium trade, which various US "alphabet soup" agencies love to use for off-the-books operations they could never get funded by Congress. As reported this October at thefiscaltimes.com:

America is losing a war in Afghanistan, and the casualties are on the streets at home. With a heroin epidemic killing more than 10,000 Americans a year, a new UN report says the production of opium – the raw material of heroin – is up 43 percent in 2016 in Afghanistan.

But you have to understand; the US government is losing the war on drugs on purpose.

As reported at americanfreepress.com in March of 2014:

Across the U.S., heroin use has skyrocketed. But how are these drugs getting into the country, and is the CIA back to its old tricks, using drugs money to fund covert operations? By Victor Thorn — The tragic overdose death of Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on February 2, brought renewed interest to the subject of cheap heroin on America’s streets. Across the country, heroin use is on the rise, despite the billions of dollars spent by United States law enforcement fighting it. Recently, southwestern Pennsylvania suffered 22 overdoses in little more than a week’s time from tainted heroin, and dozens of users were hospitalized in Camden, New Jersey due to a highly potent batch that was being sold on the streets of that city. One of the big questions asked by naïve media talking heads is: Where does all of this heroin come from? The answer is the same as it was a decade ago following a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-led invasion of Afghanistan: 75%-80% of the world’s heroin is exported from Afghanistan. In spite of the fact that the U.S. military controls a great deal of that mountainous country, production levels hit record highs last year. Since American forces have been entrenched in Afghanistan for a dozen years and have squandered over $700B to date, AMERICAN FREE PRESS has long been one of the few publications to openly address a highly taboo subject. Namely, elements within the CIA having been heavily involved with illegal narcotics trafficking since the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s and Iran-Contra in the 1980s. On March 13, this reporter contacted investigative historian Robert Morrow, whose research into the murder of CIA-sanctioned pilot Barry Seal is unparalleled. Seal claims to have run drugs for U.S. intelligence. When asked about official criminality associated with Afghan’s opium business, Morrow replied: “U.S. government involvement in the drug trade ebbs and flows depending on a particular administration’s level of corruption. If a Bush or Clinton is in office, you better believe it’s rip-roaring.” Morrow provided more insights. “Or, maybe their complicity is so institutionalized that presidents don’t even control it. Intelligence agencies and the military do. The government has many faces. One DEA [Drug Enforcement Administration] agent could be entirely honest while another is on the take from drug cartels and the government.” Delving into deep state secrets, Morrow stressed: “The people who ran all the drugs into America during the Iran-Contra era were George Bush, Sr., CIA Director William Casey, Oliver North and both Clintons. Airports like the one in Mena, Arkansas that Bill and Hillary operated stretched all across the southern U.S. You need to remember that Barry Seal [who allegedly flew more cocaine into America than any pilot in history] was personal friends with Bill Clinton. He also spoke with Bush, Sr. on a weekly basis.” Morrow turned his attention to Clinton’s partner-in-crime. “As Vice President, George Bush, Sr. had all aspects of law enforcement answering to him,” said Murrow. “That way, legitimate police officers weren’t arresting his CIA drug dealers.” Ending on a riveting note, Morrow said: “These topics aren’t expressed in the mainstream media because it would be detrimental to the government’s credibility. Nobody is supposed to know that certain elements running our country are drug dealers, murderers and thugs.”

So the reality in the US is that the biggest drug deal in the country...IS THE COUNTRY!!

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Nov 03 15:00

Two US Soldiers Killed, Two Injured In Afghanistan

Two US soldiers have been killed and two others injured in operations against the Taliban militant group around the northern city of Kunduz in Afghanistan, according to an American military statement.

Nov 03 12:34

INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE RUNNING AL-QAEDA CAMPS IN NORTH AFRICA — UN CONSULTANT

An unpublished report by a government advisor and UN consultant, obtained exclusively by INSURGE intelligence, accuses Western and Algerian security services of complicity in al-Qaeda terrorist activity across North Africa. The academic report focuses on damning evidence that a devastating al-Qaeda terrorist attack on the Tigantourine gas plant near In Amenas, Algeria, was orchestrated by Algeria’s secret services, with the knowledge of US, French and British intelligence. A draft copy of the report, due to be published later this month, has been seen exclusively by INSURGE intelligence.

Nov 03 09:43

Scores of civilians killed in alleged US airstrikes to support ground op in Afghanistan (GRAPHIC)

Scores of civilians, including children, have reportedly been killed in US airstrikes supporting a ground operation in Kunduz, Afghanistan, officials and media report. NATO forces in Afghanistan said the airstrikes were “to defend friendly forces under fire.”

Nov 01 13:22

Steve Pieczenik

This is the guy on the Clinton Takeover video. He is a heavy hitter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov5kvWSz5LM

Here's some examples......
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Pieczenik

Pieczenik was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance and James Baker.[3] His expertise includes foreign policy, international crisis management and psychological warfare.[7] He served the presidential administrations of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in the capacity of deputy assistant secretary.

[8]On May 3, 2011, radio host Alex Jones aired an interview in which Pieczenik claimed that Osama bin Laden had died of Marfan syndrome in 2001 shortly after the September 11 attacks, and that the attacks on the United States on 9/11 were part of a false flag operation by entities within the American government, the Israeli leadership and Mossad.[31]

Nov 01 08:55

International Criminal Court ‘about to probe US war crimes in Afghanistan’ – report

Over the next few weeks, the International Criminal Court (ICC) could open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Afghan war, including those allegedly committed by American troops, Foreign Policy magazine reports.

Oct 31 12:23

US Inspector General: Afghan Govt Rapidly Lost Territory Over Summer

The Pentagon’s narrative on the Afghan War tries to present the territory changes as brief, minor, and limited, repeatedly touting the fact that the Afghan government still controls the majority of the country. It’s a shrinking majority, however, as a new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) notes.

Oct 28 07:46

The Loosening Grip: A Beginner’s Guide to Death Throes

Oh good. The world reaches a crossroads, or probably a road off a cliff, just when I want to relax and watch gratuitous violence on the tube. To judge by the rapid drift of events aboard our planetary asylum, the talons of Washington and New York on the world’s throat are fast being pried a-loose. The Global American Imperium is dying. Or so it sure looks anyway.

I say talons of “New York and Washington” because America’s foreign policy, forged in those two cities, belongs entirely to them. Americans have no influence on it. Further, none of of what the Empire does abroad is of any benefit to Americans.

Oct 26 12:50

Is Washington “False Flagging” The New Russia-Iran-Syria-China “Axis of Evil”, Into Nuclear War?

The penultimate goal is total militarization of the western world, to prevent and suppress protests and revolts .

Obama might just stay on for another term. He has all the experience it needs to create more chaos and more division to conquer than any of his predecessors. He is also an obedient servant to those that pull the strings and watch through the eye on top of the pyramid, so clearly depicted in the US dollar bill, the symbol for Zionist-Freemason total hegemony. But importantly, he, like Hillary, would most likely not hesitate to push the Red Bottom, when asked to do so by their masters.

Oct 24 11:05

Afghanistan opium production up 43% - UN drugs watchdog

Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43% in the past year, United Nations officials have said.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the area used to farm the poppy plant, the source of opium, increased by 10% to 201,000 hectares.
But better farming conditions resulted in a higher yield per hectare, increasing overall production.

Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of the substance, which is the main ingredient in heroin.

Growing opium is a crime in the country, but it is still a major cash crop for impoverished farming communities.

The Taliban also taxes poppy production in areas it controls, which is a major source of income for its military activities.

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The reason for the huge increase in opium output has to do with the ugly reality that it is used by various US "alphabet soup" agencies to fund "off the books operations", then the money is laundered by such "proper" banking organisations as HSBC, and Wachovia, now a part of Wells Fargo.

Oct 23 09:35

Afghanistan opium production up 43% - UN drugs watchdog

Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43% in the past year, United Nations officials have said.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the area used to farm the poppy plant, the source of opium, increased by 10% to 201,000 hectares.

But better farming conditions resulted in a higher yield per hectare, increasing overall production.

Oct 21 13:46

AFGHAN WAR NOW 15 YEARS OLD…

Oct 16 08:04

CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT CAUGHT HIDING MILLIONS IN SECRET ASSET FORFEITURE FUND

A detailed report released in September 2016 by the Chicago Reader unveiled a secret civil asset forfeiture fund that amounted to nearly $50 million in seized cash which the Chicago Police Department was attempting to keep for themselves. The detailed analysis shows that CPD officials were attempting to pocket 65% of the cash and assets they brought in through civil asset forfeiture. This is policing for profit, and it is no different than highway robbery.

The Reader reports:

Since 2009, the year CPD began keeping electronic records of its forfeiture accounts, the department has brought in nearly $72 million in cash and assets through civil forfeiture, keeping nearly $47 million for itself and sending on almost $18 million to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office and almost $7.2 million to the Illinois State Police, according to our analysis of CPD records.

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Thoroughly cringe-worthy, but typical of the way things are run in Chicago.

Oct 15 07:46

Judicial Watch Releases Clinton’s Unrevealed State Department Emails

Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton’s previously unreleased State Department emails show mishandling of classified information on Afghanistan through an unsecured email server.

About 200 pages of U.S. State Department documents, including Clinton’s messages, were revealed by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch on Oct. 13. The documents include seven Clinton email exchanges that were not previously handed over to the State Department during the investigation on her use of a private email server.

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"TRUMP SAID A BAD WORD! TRUMP SAID A BAD WORD! TRUMP SAID A BAD WORD! TRUMP SAID A BAD WORD! TRUMP SAID A BAD WORD! TRUMP SAID A BAD WORD! TRUMP SAID A BAD WORD! TRUMP SAID A BAD WORD!" -- ABCNNBBCBSFOX

Oct 14 07:14

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

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 war is ongoing. In fact, 15 years after launching a war against Afghanistan’s Taliban government in retaliation for an attack by Saudi-backed al-Qaeda, the US-backed forces are steadily losing territory back to the Taliban.

Oct 13 08:35

IN PHOTOS ~~ 15 YEARS OF WAR IN AFGHANISTAN — A NOT SO HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Oct 12 11:14

Case Accusing Bush Officials of 9/11 Abuses Heads to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to decide whether high-ranking George W. Bush administration officials — including John Ashcroft, the former attorney general, and Robert S. Mueller III, the former F.B.I. director — may be held liable for policies adopted after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Oct 10 11:11

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 war is ongoing. In fact, 15 years after launching a war against Afghanistan’s Taliban government in retaliation for an attack by Saudi-backed al-Qaeda, the US-backed forces are steadily losing territory back to the Taliban.

Oct 07 18:04

15yrs Into Afghan War, Psychologist Warns ‘Veterans Must Not Become A Business’

Mentally wounded military veterans must not come to be viewed as a business opportunity by charities and the NHS, a psychologist who works with military families has told RT.

Oct 07 14:07

15yrs Of US Military In Afghanistan: 15yrs Of Invasion & Occupation

US troops invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, less than a month after the 9/11 terror attacks in New York and Washington.

Oct 07 06:29

EU branded ‘disgrace’ for giving Afghanistan £11BN in aid as it promises to take migrants

THE European Union (EU) has been blasted as an “absolute disgrace” after they were accused of forcing Afghanistan to take back tens of thousands of migrants in return for a billion pound aid pledge.

Oct 06 07:44

Exclusive: Dozens of Afghan troops missing from military training in U.S.

Forty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, Pentagon officials said.

Oct 05 10:42

US Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Bomb Blast: Pentagon

The US military says one of its service members has been killed in a bomb blast in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar.

“The service member was killed conducting operations with Afghan forces when the patrol triggered an Improvised Explosive Device,” the Pentagon said in a statement on Tuesday.

Oct 03 10:22

The Cowardly BRICS Bank Nations (Except Russia)

It seems that with every single day, both the Mainstream and Alternative Media are reporting more and more innocent men, women, children, and little babies being blown to bits by bombs and artillery, or drowning somewhere off the coast in some remote ocean off of North Africa or Southern Europe on their way to flee from the bombed out desperation and horror of NATO’s carpet bombing of Libya, or from Western Intelligence and Saudi Arabia/Turkey/Israel’s proxy group ISIS, and their collective attacks on Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and the Kurds.

With each and every additional single day of this mindless bloodshed, the world watches and wonders why it is being allowed to continue.

Oct 03 10:05

US Empire’s Interest in Afghanistan – It’s the Heroin, Stupid!

Afghanistan for all practical purposes continues to be occupied by foreigners; in this aspect Hekmatyar’s logic happens to mirror the Taliban’s logic – even though the successors of Mullah Omar won’t be admitted to the power table in Kabul.

A Western covert intel operative with knowledge of how Afghanistan was handled at the highest levels in Washington lays down the case:

Oct 03 07:31

Taliban Fighters Enter Northern Afghan City Of Kunduz

Taliban fighters pushed into the center of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday, taking control of the central intersection where they raised their flag a year earlier in their biggest success of the 15-year conflict.

Witnesses and police said that insurgents, who entered the city in the early hours of the morning, were attacking the governor’s compound and police headquarters, while some officials were seen fleeing to the airport.

Oct 02 16:19

US drone strike kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan

Another day, another US terrorist attack in a foreign country killing innocent civilians.

Oct 02 09:31

Afghanistan: It’s the Heroin, Stupid

A Western covert intel operative with knowledge of how Afghanistan was handled at the highest levels in Washington lays down the case:

«Osama bin Laden was a failed CIA asset that was used as a pretext to invade Afghanistan to restart the heroin trade, which is a trillion-dollar business. Mullah Omar was our ally against the Soviets, and a most honorable man, who shut down all the heroin plantations in Afghanistan after the Taliban took over as they considered the over 300,000 dead who died from heroin overdoses per year immoral. We turned on him and betrayed him. Osama was a guest of Mullah Omar, and he merely asked for evidence of Osama's involvement in 9/11. Since there was none, as he was not involved, none could be furnished. Bush II ridiculed on television even the thought that he would be required to give evidence to a bow and arrow Mullah Omar».

Sep 30 15:54

The Social Impacts of Drug Trafficking and Heroin in America

For eight years President Obama has been the commander-in-chief of U.S. armed forces in Afghanistan, a country that produces 90% of the opium in the world. ¹ With a stroke of his pen Obama could shut off most of the drug supply to 17 million heroin and opium addicts. Instead, his legacy is the same as George W. Bush. He allowed drugs to flow unimpeded out of Afghanistan for both terms of his presidency.

In a September 17, 2016 speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, President Obama insisted that it would be a personal insult to him if African Americans do not vote for Hillary Clinton. He said that only she can continue his legacy of support for the black community.

Wait. A legacy of support for the black community. Really?

Sep 30 09:09

US drone strike kills civilians in Afghanistan: UN

At least 15 civilians were killed and 13 wounded in a US unmanned aircraft strike in eastern Afghanistan, the United Nations said, calling for an independent investigation into the incident.

Sep 28 18:11

Pentagon Searches For 7 Afghan Military Students Who Fled Training Bases – Report

The Pentagon is reportedly missing at least seven Afghan soldiers, some of whom disappeared over the weekend which saw double bombings in New Jersey and New York. Officials, however, see no connection between the attacks and the missing Afghanis.

Sep 28 07:51

U.S. drone strike on Islamic State leaders in Afghanistan kills 21 'including civilians'

Civilians casualties in U.S. air strikes have long been a source of friction between the Afghan government and Western allies fighting the Taliban-led insurgency since 2001.

The strike in Nangarhar province, on the eastern border with Pakistan, killed 21 people, at least three of them civilians, and wounded another 11, according to Malem Mashooq, the governor of Achin district where the attack occurred.

One of the wounded told Reuters that the attack struck a house where people were sleeping after a gathering to welcome a local elder who had recently returned from the Hajj pilgrimage.

'I saw dead and wounded bodies everywhere,' Raghon Shinwari said, lying on a hospital bed in Jalalabad city.

Sep 27 10:08

Experts suggest 9 weed strains to get you through a presidential debate

We would recommend Super Sour Diesel Haze with a White Rhino concentrate 91% THC chaser. Happy Trails!

Tonight's debates have all the excitement of a national sporting event, with the added joy of extreme global consequences. For some, this may be too much to handle. So for people who don't want to drink alcohol or meditate to deal with their anxiety, Oregon's legal cannabis might be the answer. We turned to the experts to find out which strains of weed are most likely to get you through tonight without too much trauma.

Sep 26 14:45

She Is My Son: Afghanistan’s Bacha Posh, When Girls Become Boys

These Afghan girls have to reject their femininity and pretend to be male. They are called Bacha Posh.

Sep 25 08:57

'Hands Dripping with the Blood of the Afghan People': US Agrees to Pardons and Rewards Warlord

The peace deal amounts to a bribe for warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to not commit crimes and terrorism, says Sonali Kolhatkar, host of "Rising Up With Sonali" on KPFA

Sep 23 15:18

WikiLeaks Bombshell: Hillary’s Brain Injury Caused By ‘Near Fatal Plane Crash’

If an unclassified email leaked by WikiLeaks is any indication, it appears that there may be much more to the story of what happened to Hillary Clinton back in 2012.

We’ve been told that she suffered a concussion… but was that just diplomatic cover for something else?

Within seconds of the C-12 Huron crashing, this report continues, Iranian emergency and security personal responded freeing the victims, including Secretary Clinton who was reportedly unconscious and “bleeding profusely.”

Read more at SHTF

Sep 20 09:12

Finally Well Deserved Recognition for Deplorables

Public outrage over Hillary’s remarks should be overwhelming.

When the criminal Clinton cabal announces that their infamous foe and now world renowned ‘basket of deplorables’ are threats to their power establishment, you are really hearing an admission that they are losing the war of ideas.

It has long been a well established fact that psychopaths on the loony left are existing in a parallel universe, but it is relatively new just how desperate they have become since the public is waking up...

Sep 20 09:09

Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton – The debate

Question: What kind of foreign policy agenda can we expect?

Donald Trump is one of the most unorthodox presidential nominees in American electoral history. He is unpolished and very brash. But some of his foreign policy ideas are intriguing, even common sense. This terrifies and enrages the establishment.

The Hillary Doctrine: if elected, what kind of foreign policy agenda can we expect? Does Clinton hold an extreme view of American exceptionalism? And is she now a neoconservative?

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