Oct 11 08:32

JEFF GATES: ‘The Hate Mongers Among Us’ [VIDEOS]

In this latest Criminal State Series — ‘The Hate Mongers Among Us,’ the author of Guilt By Association, Jeff Gates, pretty much sums it up — All well-timed agent provocateur stunts designed to advance the latest narrative — and all traceable to the identical ideological core and as usual, the power of association is once again deployed to wage war on the U.S in plain sight — with the usual suspects blaming the U.S., many of them alleged “progressives.” Brilliant war-waging strategy—in a typically psychopathic sort of way.

Oct 11 08:21

Taliban capture US base in Afghanistan

Taliban militants have claimed that they have driven US troops out of a military outpost in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunar Province.

They also said that the Americans fled the military outpost in Kunar's Marawara district in helicopters on Monday.

A senior Taliban commander said the group is now in full control of the district where the outpost is located.

Oct 11 07:02

Linda Norgrove: aid worker 'killed by friendly fire'

It had initially been reported that Miss Norgrove died after her rebel captors detonated a suicide vest as American troops closed in on them.

The victim's parents have demanded a full explanation for the events surrounding her capture and failed rescue, amid claims that her release could have been negotiated.

Oct 11 05:24

Tom Donilon: The Last Best Hope to Help Obama Make Vital Strategic Leaps

By Steve Clemons –

Recently I met with David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy blogger and one of Washington’s premier chroniclers of American national security personalities and architecture, for lunch and discussed with him who President Obama’s next National Security Advisor should be.

While the Obama administration has had some serious strategic trip-ups, particularly in Israel-Palestine deal making, the fact is that Donilon’s furious, competent pace has kept the country and the White House afloat and kept the system from taking on too much water and getting bogged down.

Oct 10 16:30



“The Supreme Court created a new “corporate” nobility where, in place of “divine right” , a sub-human species, a parasitic class, congress, lobbyists, the Pentagon, the organs of state security, all bowing and scraping to their masters in China, Israel, Saudi Arabia and London. They have attached themselves like leeches, sucking the life out of America.

…the Bush presidency was illegal and all acts under his authority are, according to the constitution as written, “null and void.” If only we could bring the thousands, the millions who died because of this genuinely criminal act back to life.“

Oct 10 10:23

US on an Afghan road to nowhere

Taking longer to achieve less than we initially intended is also costing far more than anyone ever imagined. In 2003, White House economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey suggested that invading Iraq might run up a tab of as much as US$200 billion - a seemingly astronomical sum. Although Lindsey soon found himself out of a job as a result, he turned out to be a piker. The bill for our post-9/11 wars already exceeds a trillion dollars, all of it piled atop our mushrooming national debt. Helped in no small measure by Obama's war policies, the meter is still running.

So are we almost there yet? Not even. The truth is we're lost in the desert, careening down an unmarked road, odometer busted, GPS

Oct 09 17:01

Americans hate flowers

The Nightmare: The Iraq Invasion's Atrocities, Unearthing the Unthinkable

I thought again of the Iraqi child, whose parents had a beautiful garden, who showed a friend and I her drawing book, before the invasion. One picture had an abundance of flowers, carefully colored, in numerous hues, on the side were American soldiers - shooting at the flowers. "Why are the soldiers shooting the flowers?" We asked. "Because Americans hate flowers", she replied solemnly. It was a deeply saddening moment, that she represented so many children, who saw American as representing only wrath, fear and deprivation. She knew nothing of those Americans who had worked tirelessly to reverse the situation. If she has survived, she will be a young adult. She is unlikely to have changed her views.

Oct 09 16:52

Reaping what you sow: how US policies breed terror

Paul J. Balles argues that rather than blame the reactions of "extremists" on Islam, Americans ought to look at their own unjust and murderous policies in the Middle East and Afghanistan as causes of “terrorism”.

Oct 09 13:06

The Karzai Family Fortune, Courtesy of U.S. Taxpayers

The average Afghan — and, indeed, the average American — may be deriving very little benefit from the United States’ continued occupation of Afghanistan and the billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars that continue to be poured into that country, but in both countries the well-connected make out quite handsomely. In Afghanistan, the key to prosperity and power, it seems, is having the surname of Karzai, as in President Hamid Karzai.

“In recent years,” the New York Times’ James Risen reports, “dozens of Karzai family members and close allies have taken government jobs, pursued business interests or worked as contractors to the United States government, allowing them to shape policy or financially benefit from it.”

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Your tax dollars at work, folks.

And apparently, there is absolutely zero Congressional oversight as to how the money for these projects get spent.

Oct 09 13:01

Afghanistan: War without end

There is a clear and pressing need to end the monumental folly of prosecuting a war in Afghanistan.

The war could continue simply because its momentum is now unstoppable.

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And who actually wins, in this war without end?

Not the citizens of the US or NATO countries; indeed, we are collectively less safe than we were before the war against Afghanistan was initiated.

It is not the Afghan people, desperately poor, and dealing with a dysfunctional, corrupt government, the members of which are so crooked they have to screw their socks on in the morning.

From the inception of this war to the present, the only people "winning" have been the huge defense contractors which provide hired mercenaries, supplies, and logistics, and the drug dealers.

That is an ugly, and dismal, assessment, considering all the blood and money spent here; but it is the truth.

Oct 09 09:42

NATO Commander: New Europe Threat Justifies Afghan War

US Admiral James G. Stavridis, the current head of EUCOM who also holds the needlessly pompous title of NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander for Europe discussed the largely nebulous terror threat against Europe, insisting it justifies the ongoing war in Afghanistan.

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Forgive me, but is this man absolutely barking mad?!?

What this war is and has always been about is potential private profit from a publicly funded war. The spoils were to have been from the installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, drug profits, defense contractors' profits, and profits from the huge mineral resources which abound here.

Nearly 10 years on, the profits being seen from this war have primarily gone to the defense contractors and drug dealers.

As reported at:

The cost of war in Afghanistan from 2001 to present is over three hundred fifty-three billion (with a B), and escalating rapidly.

The war has been of absolutely no benefit to the American people in terms of enhancing the security of this country, nor has it created any degree of stabilization in Afghanistan; in fact, it has done just the opposite.

People in Afghanistan and beyond don't "hate us because we are free": they hate us because, on a daily basis, they are seeing their wives, kids, friends, and loved ones being exterminated or maimed for life who are not in any way insurgents.

But what this approach has done (as it inevitably would) has been to push those left standing into the waiting embrace of the insurgents.

There is one classical definition of insanity, and that is repeating the same thing, again and again, and expecting a different outcome.

It appears that the White House, State Department, and Pentagon are in absolute lock step in doing this in their policies toward Afghanistan. They are locked in a militarily unwinnable situation, but don't know what to do, except to keep doing what has not worked for almost a decade.

Of course, for the DOD and Pentagon, perpetual war guarantees one thing: perpetual funding.

What this country needs is a Department of Peace, which would be tasked as to how to achieve geopolitical outcomes without resorting to war.

Of course, that would be logical.

Oct 09 08:31

Kidnapped British aid worker killed in Afghanistan in failed rescue mission by U.S. special forces

A British aid worker captured in Afghanistan last month has been killed in a failed rescue mission.

Foreign Secretary William Hague confirmed today that Linda Norgrove, 36, was killed by her captors during a raid thought to have been carried out by by U.S. special forces and Afghan troops on Friday night.

Oct 09 05:49

NATO Air Strike Kills 6 Security Force Members in Afghanistan

Protest in Khost Province as NATO pledges investigation.

I guess not being able to do drone driveby shootings in Pakistan, has the NATO commanders frustrated. Gotta kill somebody!

Oct 08 18:44

Empire Going Mad

The sky over Pashtun Afghanistan would be dark with manned and unmanned coalition aircraft-targeting not only terrorists but, as necessary, the new Taliban government in all its dimensions.

Oct 08 15:29



“Initially, groups, Zionists, “banksters” and con men of all kinds rushed to the side of the neocons, seeing them as “hapless bumpkins” both naive and “on the make.” It was believed that, behind every “family values” type was a thief, a child molester or an ambitious “sell out” looking to exploit the stupidity of those around them and prey on fear and ignorance…and to a large extent, this has been correct.”

Oct 08 12:00

Al-Qaeda or Al-Tricko? 'US cries wolf to rev up world for dominance war'

European intelligence officials and senior Pakistan diplomats have accused the U.S. of crying wolf after it issued a terror alert for Europe earlier this week. The UK's Guardian newspaper goes on to allege the actual purpose of the alert was to justify a recent increase in drone attacks inside Pakistan. American-German historian F. William Engdahl, says the timing of the terror alerts has led to a questioniong of U.S. motives...

Oct 08 09:19


Nine years ago today we invaded the nation of Afghanistan. I’d just turned 40. I had a Discman and an Oldsmobile and had gotten really into LiveJournal. That was a long time ago. It was so long ago, does anybody remember why we’re even there? I think everyone wanted to capture Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. But he got away sometime in the first month or so. He left. We stayed. Looking back now, that makes no sense.

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Oct 08 07:03

U.S. is lining the Taliban's pockets by spending millions of dollars on private security in Afghanistan

Heavy US reliance on private security in Afghanistan has helped to line the pockets of the Taliban with millions of dollars.

It also threatens the safety of coalition troops because contractors often do not vet local recruits and wind up hiring warlords and thugs, US Senate investigators said.

Oct 08 06:57

US-Afghan war unconstitutional

After the attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States declared war against Osama Bin-Laden and Al-Qaeda. October 7, marked the 9th anniversary of the United States invasion into Afghanistan. The question remains all these years later, why is the United States still in Afghanistan almost a decade later? A panel of Phyllis Bennis a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and Iraq War veteran Adam Kokesh agree that imposing the US view of big government on the world is wrong and there is a failure of American foreign policy throughout the world.

Oct 07 23:59


By Francis A. Boyle to My Catbird Seat –

The world is at the precipice of another world war. Today the United States government is threatening to attack Iran under the completely bogus pretext that they might have a nuclear weapon, which the International Atomic Energy has said is simply not true. If they attack Iran with the Israelis, a British think-tank has predicted they could exterminate 2.8 million Iranians! They are fully prepared — the Americans and the Israelis — to use tactical nuclear weapons.

Oct 07 22:02

The Long War: Year Ten

Happy Anniversary, America. Nine years ago today -- on October 7, 2001 -- a series of U.S. air strikes against targets across Afghanistan launched the opening campaign of what has since become the nation’s longest war.

Oct 07 16:11

Report: US Contractors Hired Iranian Spies, Taliban, Warlords To Guard US Troops In Afghanistan

A scathing Senate report says US contractors in Afghanistan have hired warlords, "thugs," Taliban commanders and even Iranian spies to provide security at vulnerable US military outposts in Afghanistan. The report, published by the Senate Armed Services Committee, says lax oversight and "systemic failures" have led to "grave risks' to US forces, including instances where contractors have employed Afghan subcontractors who were "linked to murder, kidnapping and bribery, as well as Taliban and anti-coalition activities.

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And I would be willing to bet you real money that the contractors who received those contracts greased a lot of governmental palms to get them!

You'd think that the physical, informational, and institutional safety of our men and women in uniform in Afghanistan would be of paramount importance; obviously it isn't, and these people were - and are - expendable to this Administration.

Had Levin and his group actually been paying attention to this issue (in light of the fact that he has served on the Armed Services Committee since 2007), this bloody wouldn't have happened in the first place.

Oct 07 15:59

STEPHEN WALT: Why defense spending won’t go down much

Q. How can you tell when William Kristol is giving bad policy advice?
A. His lips are moving. Or he’s typing. Or he’s writing an open letter for a bunch of hawks to sign. Or launching some new letterhead organization.

Oct 07 15:10

Afghanistan Not as Safe as Projected

The situation for Swedish troops in Afghanistan might not be as safe as the military has previously admitted, according a Swedish newspaper investigation. While politicians at home are talking about a stabilization of the situation, troops in the country come under attack more often than ever.

Since May this year Swedish troops have been involved in at least 30 serious battles and 15 bomb attacks have been directed against Swedish troops in northern Afghanistan, writes Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

According to the newspaper, officials at the Swedish Armed Forces are trying to keep information about the increasingly volatile situation from the public, referring to “every bullet fired” as “political dynamite.”

Oct 07 07:57

US publicly criticises Pakistani efforts against terror

The White House has made an unprecedented public criticism of Pakistani efforts against terror, accusing Islamabad of avoiding "direct conflict" with the Afghan Taliban and al-Qaeda militants.

In a report being sent to Congress this week, the Obama administration also admitted that the US troop surge in Afghanistan has so far achieved only modest success.

Oct 07 07:10

The war in Afghanistan today enters its 10th year

The war in Afghanistan today enters its 10th year, with little sign of an end.

Extra American troops may now be in place, but public support for the campaign is slipping rapidly, with about two-thousand NATO troops killed in the conflict. It's a critical time for the U.S.-led campaign, as it struggles to turn around the fight against the Taliban, ahead of the expected withdrawal of international forces next year. Afghan officials continue to back the coalition's efforts, but even they admit that after all this time there's still no tangible result. And, as RT's Paula Slier reports, the online antics of American soldiers are hardly helping matters.

Oct 07 07:07

NATO Under Attack: Over 50 tankers burn in new twin strikes in Pakistan

Gunmen have set fire to at least 55 fuel tankers and killed a driver in two separate attacks on NATO convoys taking supplies to coalition forces in Afghanistan. The strikes in southwestern Pakistan are the latest in the string of attacks since the country closed a key border crossing point almost a week ago after a NATO helicopter attack...

Oct 06 22:08

White House voices support for talks with Taliban

President Barack Obama supports recent attempts by the Afghan government to open peace talks with Taliban leaders, but still wants the insurgents to renounce violence and their support of al-Qaida, the White House said Wednesday.

Oct 06 22:05

Obama Backs U.S. Lead in Afghanistan Till 2014

2014 is the new 2011

This won’t make President Obama’s anti-war base very happy: The White House sent word late last night that Obama is backing Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s goal of having Afghan forces lead security operations there — in 2014.

Oct 06 20:43

MAIDHC Ó CATHAIL: Al-Qaeda’s Suspect Humanitarianism

Is bin Laden’s concern for flood victims a ruse to destabilise Pakistan?

AP’s sole source for the 11-minute tape, with the oddly contemplative title “Reflections on the Method of Relief Work,” is SITE Intelligence Group. The U.S.-based group, which purportedly “monitors jihadi forums,” provided AP with a copy of the message that it claims was posted on unnamed “Islamic militant websites.”

There are questions, however, about whether SITE Intelligence is the most objective source of information about terrorism.

SITE co-founder Rita Katz, an Israeli Defense Forces veteran, is an Iraqi-born Jew,

Oct 06 19:08

Kenneth O’Keefe, Former U.S. Marine Criticizes Lies Behind U.S. Helping Israel

Can we believe that those people who are defending themselves in their homeland are the terrorists and we somehow are innocent?” he said. “It is exactly the opposite. We are the terrorists and we are funding state-sponsored terrorism.”

Oct 06 10:15

Pentagon: More War Will Promote Reconciliation

Speaking today at a Defense Department briefing, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell insisted that there was no chance in the near term for reconciliation with the Taliban and that the only thing that could promote such a move was more conflict.

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Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity!

Oct 06 10:12

PROPAGANDA ALERT! Afghans find tons of explosive devices transferred from Iran

The information came from an "Iranian source" whose tips on past shipments have been verified by the United States, the official said in April.

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In other words, this is just a false-flag setup to justify an attack on Iran.

Oct 06 08:14

Driver killed and two dozen Nato fuel tankers are torched as gunmen launch sixth attack on stranded Afghan convoy

Gunmen killed a driver today and torched more than two dozen stranded tankers carrying fuel from Pakistan to Nato troops in Afghanistan.

It was the sixth attack on convoys since Pakistan closed a key border route almost a week ago after a Nato helicopter attack left three of its troops dead.

Oct 06 06:22

Killing Each Taliban Soldier Costs $50 Million

The Pentagon will not tell the public what it costs to locate, target and kill a single Taliban soldier because the price-tag is so scandalously high that it makes the Taliban appear to be Super-Soldiers. As set out in this article, the estimated cost to kill each Taliban is as high as $100 million, with a conservative estimate being $50 million. A public discussion should be taking place in the United States regarding whether the Taliban have become too expensive an enemy to defeat.

Oct 05 21:55

Karzai: 'US Not After Terrorists in Afghanistan'

Tell us something we DON'T know!

Oct 05 21:45

Pentagon: Freedom is Slavery, War is Peace, blah blah blah

Speaking today at a Defense Department briefing, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell insisted that there was no chance in the near term for reconciliation with the Taliban and that the only thing that could promote such a move was more conflict.

Oct 05 13:53

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

The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA’s Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis”
MARSHALL Andrew Gavin | 06.09.2010
The events of 9/11 pervade the American and indeed the world imagination as an historical myth....The facts and troubled truths of that day are lost in the folklore of the 9/11 myth: that the largest attack carried out on American ground was orchestrated by 19 Muslims armed with box cutters and urged on by religious fundamentalism, all under the direction of Osama bin Laden, the leader of a global terrorist network called al-Qaeda, based out of a cave in Afghanistan.

Oct 05 11:25

Army ‘Kill Team’ Member: ‘We All Said Yes’ to Slaying Afghan Civilian

In the latest video to emerge from the Army’s investigation into a rogue “Kill Team” in Afghanistan, Specialist Adam Winfield, one of the five soldiers from the 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division charged with murdering Afghan civilians, tells an investigator how he took part in an execution in a Kandahar village.

Oct 05 10:52

Files Missing in Action: War data wiped to cover up abuse?

The UK's Ministry of Defence has admitted that electronic records of its soldiers' day-to-day activities in Afghanistan are routinely wiped from computers. One lawyer has already said it 'smacks of a cover up'.

Oct 05 06:39

Late soldier's letters tell of rapes at camp

Capt. Nichola Goddard, who in 2006 became the first female Canadian combat death, wrote to her husband that women working at bases in Afghanistan were often victims of sexual harassment or assault, and that in one week there had been six rapes at her camp.

“OK. Now for all the stuff I can’t say over the phone,” she wrote in a personal letter to her husband of three years, Jason Beam, on Feb. 3, 2006, a little more than three months before she was killed in a firefight with the Taliban, west of Kandahar.

“There were six rapes in the camp last week, so we have to work out an escort at night.”

Oct 05 05:57

Supply Route May Decide Outcome of Afgan War

Amateurs study tactics. Professionals study logistics. Petraeus is an amateur,Mullah Omar is a professional. God help us.

Oct 05 05:53

Kandahar Attacks Kill Five NATO Soldiers

Deputy-Mayor of Kandahar also wounded in drive by shooting.

Oct 04 20:39

Harry Belafonte: Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Are “Immoral, Unconscionable and Unwinnable”

“The President’s decision to escalate the war in that region alone costs the nation $33 billion,” the legendary musician, actor and activist Harry Belafonte said at Saturday’s “One Nation Working Together” in Washington. “That sum of money could not only create 600,000 jobs here in America, but would even leave us a few billion to start rebuilding our schools, our roads, our hospitals and affordable housing. It could also help to rebuild the lives of the thousands of our returning wounded veterans.”

More than 100,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, October 4th, 2010, to rally for progressive causes.

Oct 04 07:35

NATO Kills Afghan Children in Several

NATO is scrambling to do damage control tonight after a number of weekend incidents led to the deaths of Afghan civilians, including several children. US troops killed two civilians, including an eight year old girl in a shooting in Logar Province, while NATO air strikes in the Helmand Province killed another three civilians and wounded a number of children. NATO troops also shot and killed a child in Kandahar Province.

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NATO apparently believes it can win more Afghan hearts and minds by assassinating Afghan children, I see.

Oct 03 19:25

Helicopter Crash Makes 2010 the Deadliest Year for Afghanistan Occupation Troops

The July 2011 deadline announced by Obama at the end of last year has already been exposed as mere window-dressing for the administration’s sustained military escalation, designed to temporarily divert the overwhelming popular opposition to the war within the US itself

Oct 03 10:31

GI’s Brains Fried by Military Dispensed Nose Candy

Now it is official. Researchers have shown that uranium oxide, or depleted uranium (DU), “travels the nerves from the nose to the brain,” in the words of a University of Chicago doc and researcher.

A tiny amount (a milligram) of this radioactive poison quick marches up your smelling nerves right into your brain and keeps firing 1.2 Million bullets a day – forever. That’s a bunch.

850 Rounds a Minute

The radioactive 850 rounds a minute automatic weapon is about as big as the period at the end of this sentence, never needs reloading and never jams. It’s a perfect killing machine for brain cells and other cells. The range is about 20 cells, after that there is what the famous British physicist Dr. Chris Busby calls the “bystander effect.” He discovered it, he gets to name it.

These radioactive automatic weapons are so small they can float right through your clothes, evade your skin’s defenses and invade your body. Wherever the weapons alight inside, there is trouble as they never stop firing and there is no limit to their number. In a soldiers brain, trouble shows up in a noticeable way to others.

Oct 03 10:06


Oct 03 09:12

Pakistan refuses to open Afghan route

Pakistan says it will not reopen a key supply route for foreign troops in Afghanistan until public anger over recent attacks by the US-led forces subsides.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If someone asked to park in your spare parking space, but they kept running over your pets and crushing your rosebushes with their vehicle, would you not have a right to tell them that parking space is no longer for their use? Of course you would. Now I have no doubt that the US Government will try to use this closure as a reason to declare a new war in Pakistan, but once again, the US is in the wrong and the invaded country is in the right.

Oct 03 08:18

Afghan officials: NATO airstrike kills Taliban insurgents, civilians

A NATO airstrike targeting a Taliban meeting in Helmand province killed at least 17 people, including some Taliban commanders and three civilians, Afghan officials said Sunday.

Oct 03 05:22

Iran ready to help nab 9/11 perpetrators

The US and its allies used the September 11 incident as a pretext to come to the Middle East region and carried out whatever they wanted, President Ahmadinejad said on Sunday.

The Iranian chief executive urged the United States to respond to hundreds of questions that still remain unanswered regarding the 9/11 attacks.

He emphasized that the US started a game in order to "attack our region," adding that Washington seeks to plunder regional assets and dominate the entire region.

President Ahmadinejad urged the United States to identify and execute the rogue elements involved in the 9/11 attacks that killed 3,000 people and declared, "We are ready to help Washington arrest them if it supplies us with the evidence."

Oct 03 04:44

(Video)Touchdown after the ban:George Galloway arrives in Canada.

On the evening of Oct. 2, 2010, outspoken anti-war activist and former British MP George Galloway arrived in Canada to a throng of supporters waiting to greet him at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. Eighteen months ago, Galloway was refused entry and deemed a security threat.

This time, Galloway was armed with the ruling of Federal Court Judge Richard Mosley, who made it clear that the Conservative government used the Immigration Act to prevent Galloway from entering Canada because they disagreed with his political views -- not because he presented any threat to Canadians.

Oct 02 16:11

Hidden wounds: Soldiers suffer from the trauma of war

Published: 07:54 AM, Sun Sep 26, 2010
Hidden wounds: Soldiers suffer from the trauma of war
By Greg Barnes
Staff writer
A Rand Corp. study found that nearly one in five soldiers will suffer from mental health problems caused by the trauma of war and the stress of multiple deployments.
That's an alarming statistic for anywhere in America. But it could have far-reaching consequences in Cumberland County, where most of the 50,000 soldiers based at Fort Bragg live. This year, almost all of them are home at once for one of the few times since Sept. 11, 2001.

Oct 02 15:01

It was very sad that Quran was burnt: Craig Blomberg

One of the most distinctive and important teachings of Jesus was love for one’s enemies. Muslims as a whole are not Christians’ enemies, but even if a few Christians think so, that gives them no reason to violate their Lord’s teaching on loving the people they think are their enemies.

Oct 02 07:03

GI’s Brains Fried by Military Dispensed Nose Candy

(San Francisco) – Now it is official. Researchers have shown that uranium oxide, or DU, “travels the nerves from the nose to the brain,” in the words of a University of Chicago doc and researcher.

A tiny amount (a milligram) of this radioactive poison quick marches up your smelling nerves right into your brain and keeps firing 1.2 Million bullets a day – forever. That’s a bunch.

Oct 02 04:59

Homeland Insecurity - Paul Balles

Can governments perform terrorist acts, or are they only performed by non-governmental groups? Can Israelis be considered terrorists when they attack Lebanon or Gaza or West Bank enclaves? When these places are attacked, are the only terrorists non-governmental, like Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza or suicide bombers in the West Bank?

Oct 01 15:40

Pakistan and the U.S. Exit From Afghanistan

The United States isn’t going to defeat the Taliban. The original goal of the war is irrelevant, and the current goal is rather difficult to take seriously. Even a victory, whatever that would look like, would make little difference in the fight against transnational jihad, but a defeat could harm U.S. interests. Therefore, the United States needs a withdrawal that is not a defeat. Such a strategic shift is not without profound political complexity and difficulties. But the disparity between — and increasingly, the incompatibility of — the struggle with transnational terrorism and the war effort geographically rooted in Afghanistan is only becoming more apparent — even to the American public.

Oct 01 07:29

Turkey and Russia Defy America's Imperial Design in the Middle East and Central Asia

The new Ottomans and the new Byzantines are poised for an intercept as the US stumbles in the current Great Game.

The neocon plan to transform the Middle East and Central Asia into a pliant client of the US empire and its only-democracy-in-the-Middle-East is now facing a very different playing field. Not only are the wars against the Palestinians, Afghans and Iraqis floundering, but they have set in motion unforeseen moves by all the regional players.

Oct 01 05:26

Turkey and Russia Defy America's Imperial Design in the Middle East and Central Asia

Russia is fence-sitting on this tricky dilemma. It is also siding, so far, with the US and the EU in refusing to include Turkey and Brazil in the negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme. “The Non-Aligned countries in general, and Iran in particular, have interpreted the Russian vote as the will on the part of a great power to prevent emerging powers from attaining the energy independence they need for their economic development. And it will be difficult to make them forget this Russian faux pas,” argues Thierry Meyssan at

Whatever the truth is there, the cooperation with Iran and now Turkey, Syria and Egypt on developing peaceful nuclear power, and the recent agreement to sell Syria advanced P-800 cruise missiles show Russia is hardly the plaything of the US and Israel in Middle East issues. Israel is furious over the missile sale to Syria, and last week threatened to sell “strategic, tie-breaking weapons” to “areas of strategic importance” to Russia in revenge. On both Iran and Syria, Russia's moves suggest it is trying to calm volatile situations that could explode.

Sep 30 22:21

Pakistan shuts key Afghan War supply-route

Pakistan shut down a pivotal US-NATO Afghan War supply route yesterday following a NATO attack on a Pakistani border post that killed three Pakistan Frontier Corps troops and injured three others.

Sep 30 22:03

U.S. tax money goes to Taliban

A prominent U.S. contractor in Afghanistan may have inadvertently funneled millions of dollars in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Taliban insurgents in the form of bribes and protection money, according to a review by the inspector general of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Sep 30 21:46

Six Foreign Troops Killed In Afghanistan

Taliban attacks killed six international soldiers in Afghanistan's south, the alliance and Afghan authorities said on Thursday,as the war drags on toward its 10th year.

Sep 30 15:59


General Mirza Aslam Beg, former Army Chief has also come hard, he demanded to shoot down intruding ISAF copters, drones, etc. Talking to the media, he said Pakistan Air Force should be ordered to chase and hunt any intruders within our airspace till shot down.

AP has reported that NATO helicopters attacked a Pakistani border post near Afghanistan on Thursday, killing three troops, security officials in Pakistan said. Later, government officials said they were ordered to stop trucks carrying supplies for international forces from entering Afghanistan at a major border crossing.

Sep 30 10:41

Pakistan halts NATO supplies to Afghanistan after attack

Pakistan shut down the main land route for NATO supplies into Afghanistan Thursday, accusing the alliance's helicopters of killing Pakistani soldiers in a fourth cross-border attack this week.

Sep 30 10:36

Government faces Afghanistan vote defeat

The minority Swedish government could suffer its first defeat in the new parliament after the centre-left opposition indicated on Wednesday that it may present a motion to demand the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

Sep 30 06:59

NATO Kills Four Children in Afghanistan

NATO had initially claimed that all four children killed in the attack were insurgents.

Sep 30 06:29



What those of us who actually fought in a war knew is that the leadership of the military itself, called by Colonel David Hackworth “the Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon,” was utterly corrupt and bereft of real combat experience, leadership ability and moral character. That leadership has, if anything, gotten worse.

Sep 30 02:31

FBI Raids Activists’ Homes in Sinister COINTELPRO Replay

Heavily-armed SWAT teams smashed down doors and agents armed with search warrants carried out simultaneous raids in Minneapolis and Chicago early Friday morning.

Sep 29 23:59

Joint Press Conferences announcing new scientific evidence contradicting the official explanation of 9/11

New Scientific Evidence Contradicting Official 9/11 Explanation
By grtv

New 9/11 photos ‘prove WTC exploded from inside’

Sep 29 20:45

Americans are NOT Stupid

"Ok. I'm a little mixed up over the Palestinians and the Israelis . . . which one is throwin' the rocks?"

Sep 29 15:36

NATO Expands Afghan War Into Pakistan

President Barack Obama has tripled the amount of American combat troops in Afghanistan to 100,000 and along with forces from other NATO member states and partner nations there are now over 150,000 foreign troops in the nation, the most ever stationed in the war-wracked country. 120,000 of those soldiers are now under the command of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the most ever serving in a North Atlantic Alliance-led military operation. NATO Kosovo Force at its peak had 50,000 troops, but they entered the Serbian province after an almost three-month air war had ended.

Sep 29 10:41

Pics of Afghanistan circa 1967-68

Before the deluge.

Sep 29 05:26

Pictures of Afghanistan and It's People Before We Wrecked It- Circa the Late 1960's

It wasn't the Garden of Eden,but it wasn't strewn with land mines or contaminated with DU either.

Sep 28 21:57

Obama Argues for Continuation of Afghan War

Insists War Not Technically a Failure Since It's Still Going On

If there are any psychiatrists browsing this site is it possible to diagnose President O-bomb-us clinically insane (or brain dead)? He's making Dubya look like Nikola Tesla

Sep 28 21:51

Reports: US Drone Strike Killed ‘Al-CIA-Duh Leader’

If the story sounds familiar it is because the killing of al-Qaeda’s third-in-command has been a several time a year occurance during the global war on terror.

Sep 28 19:52

MAIDHC Ó CATHAILl: The Truth Will Set U.S. Free — Breaking Israel’s Stranglehold over American Foreign Policy

“We will know that accountability is underway when we see federal grand juries convened to consider charges against Israel’s agents, assets and sayanim (volunteers). When a jury brings in the first verdict for treason, Americans will know that the rule of law is being restored. We will know that a solution is within sight when the many appendages of its lobby are required to register as foreign agents.”


Sep 28 14:58

Tapes describe U.S. servicemen killing for sport in Afghanistan

Tapes obtained by CNN of interrogations of a group of U.S. servicemen charged with unprovoked killings of Afghan civilians describe gruesome scenes of cold-blooded murder.

Sep 28 04:24

Weeping Karzai laments Afghan woes

President Hamid Karzai has broken down in tears during a speech at a high school as he lamented the problems plaguing Afghanistan.

"I swear to God I'm worried, I'm worried, oh people, I'm worried." TV coverage of the speech to hundreds of teachers, students and officials showed some members of the audience were also crying.

Sep 27 19:21

I attended a Conservative 9/11 event with “US wars are unlawful” flyers. 5 of 6

*hyperlinks live at source*

This article series explains what happened when I interacted with participants of a 9/11 event to welcome home US soldiers and honor the victims of 9/11, then provides the e-mail exchange with the sponsoring group’s leadership.

Sep 27 11:22

The American Way: Spreading Democracy to Afghanistan, One Journalist's Arrest at a Time

US-led forces in Afghanistan sure did a bang-up job this week at promoting the concept of Western "democracy."

The timing of these arrests--right in the midst of the country’s highly touted but thoroughly corrupt legislative election, which the Taliban were seeking to disrupt--makes it clear what the US was really up to: preventing honest coverage of the whole sham, which is largely for US domestic consumption to make it look like all the money and blood is accomplishing something.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only people "winning" right now in Afghanistan are the drug dealers, and the defense companies providing logistics, supplies, and mercenaries.

But of course, US corporate media would never want you to know that.

Sep 27 09:43

US slaughter intensifies in Afghanistan

In eastern Laghman Province, ISAF reported that a US-led air assault killed at least 30 in an “engagement with enemy fighters” in the Alishing district. The report claimed that there were no injuries to civilians in the area.

On Saturday, however, several hundred Afghans demonstrated in the streets of Mihtarlam, the provincial capital, to protest the slaughter of unarmed civilians in the raid. The protesters chanted slogans condemning the US-led occupation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If creating further death, destruction, and throwing those left standing into the waiting embrace of the insurgency is the desired US/NATO policy outcome, one can well say, "mission accomplished" here.

Sep 27 09:17

Press TV's Kaneez Fatima talks to James Morris on War in Afghanistan

Sep 27 07:21

One of History's Greatest Crimes

In Iraq today, "killing of innocent people has become part of daily life." America is committing genocide against the entire population. It persists daily unreported, yet called "a success."

It includes death, destruction, torture, terror, occupation, displacement, disease, and insecurity in a nation that no longer exists. For sure, one unfit to live in – unsafe, corrupt, terrorized, tyrannized, contaminated, and permanently occupied. In virtually all rankings that matter, Iraq scores last, Afghanistan second last, a testimony to America's liberating values.

Sep 27 06:48

Confession Video: US Soldier Describes Thrill Kill of Innocent Afghans

Matthew Cole and Brian Ross
ABC News

Dressed in a t-shirt and Army shorts, a 22-year-old corporal from Wasilla, Alaska casually describes on a video tape made by military investigators how his unit's "crazy" sergeant randomly chose three unarmed, innocent victims to be murdered in Afghanistan.

Sep 26 18:17


By Hans von Sponeck — UN humanitarian co-ordinator from 1998-2000, demands answers from the former prime minister to a simple question: Why is Iraq in such a mess? Tony Blair.

Dear Mr Blair,

You do not know me. Why should you? Or maybe you should have known me and the many other UN officials who struggled in Iraq when you prepared your Iraq policy. Reading the Iraq details of your “journey”, as told in your memoir, has confirmed my fears.

Sep 26 16:03

I attended a Conservative 9/11 event with “US wars are unlawful” flyers. 4 of 6

*hyperlinks live at source*

This article series explains what happened when I interacted with participants of a 9/11 event to welcome home US soldiers and honor the victims of 9/11, then provides the e-mail exchange with the sponsoring group’s leadership.

Sep 26 11:47

Corruption in Kabul - Fool Me Once - video

How to tear apart the fabric of Afghanistan? Create corruption, print dollar bills and give them out with some corrupting strings attached (like acceptance of alcohol and interest rates). Then keep the corruption in the headlines. And we Sheeple will never see the wars' real aims.

Yet by connecting the dots we can see that the wars waged on the Palestinians, the Iraqis, the Afghanis, the Pakistanis, the Somalis and Yemenis, is all part of the same war against Islam. That belief system that refuses interest rates and debt slavery.

We can see parallels in the other countries, the corrupt Palestinian authority is ok, Hamas is bad, and so on, in Somalia as well.

Sep 26 11:11

Army censors photos of Afghan corpses in ‘kill-for-sport’ trial

Evidently worried about a repeat of the anger aimed at US forces over photos of torture at Abu Ghraib prison, the US military is restricting access to photos of Afghan corpses in the "kill-for-sport" trial of five US soldiers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) surprise.

These guys simply got caught attempting to literally get away with murder: I would almost be willing to bet that this kind of thing goes on in Afghanistan on a pretty consistent basis.

And every time something like this happens and it gets out in public, it simply provides fuel for the insurgency, whether the pictures accompany the accusations or not.

Sep 26 06:37

Policy chaos, military muscle: Why US will never win Afghan war

With about 50 to 100 Al-Qaeda members in Afghanistan altogether, the US is spending over a billion dollars annually fighting each of them, estimated ex-marine officer Matthew Hoh, head of the Afghan Study Group. "One of the major problems with the US foreign policy is that we are not consistent," blamed Hoh, explaining that America is withdrawing troops from Iraq where the quantity of Al Qaeda members is many times higher than in Afghanistan.

Sep 26 04:44

More Than 70 Taliban, Civilians Killed in 2 Airstrikes

NATO denied that any civilians had been killed in either while protesters said that most or all of the victims of the Laghman strike were actually innocent civilians. Taliban spokespeople denied having any forces in the area as well, suggesting civilian deaths.

The other strike in Khost Province targeted people trying to cross the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The identities of these people aren’t known either, but while NATO said they killed 42 “suspects” in the strike, the provincial police chief said NATO had actually killed as many as 200.

Since Gen. David Petraeus took over in Afghanistan the number of air strikes has been increasing, and so have the number of civilian deaths.

Sep 25 20:21

International Law Expert: Ahmadinejad is Right about 9/11!

An international lawyer says many now question the truth behind the 9/11 attacks, and that American citizens are demanding an international probe into the incident. Source: Press TV “Ahmadinejad is absolutely rational and correct on this, that the American people are now coming to the point of demanding an international inquiry (into the 9/11

Sep 25 19:25

The Terrorism Fraud - Philip Giraldi

The reader must decide if the terrorism “threat” justifies spending a trillion dollars a year while waging an unending war on multiple foreign battlefronts. And then there are all the American soldiers and local inhabitants who have to die in the process of making the homeland “safe” while the homeland itself becomes increasingly a draconian national security state

Sep 25 17:32


Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency Ali Asghar Soltanieh discusses the rejection of the 51 mostly Western countries of a resolution urging Israel — reportedly the sole possessor of a nuclear arsenal in the Middle East — to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and allow UN inspections of its covert nuclear facilities

Sep 25 15:00

I attended a Conservative 9/11 event with “US wars are unlawful” flyers. 3 of 6

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This article series explains what happened when I interacted with participants of a 9/11 event to welcome home US soldiers and honor the victims of 9/11, then provides the e-mail exchange with the sponsoring group’s leadership.

Sep 25 10:06

Decrypting the Shadow behind Hamid Karzai

Khalilzad was the driving force behind THE mistake committed in the post-Taleban period that basically and fundamentally undermined the – possible! – emergence of a stable Afghanistan by bringing in the warlords again and allowing them unrestricted access to the new institutions… Re-empowered militarily and politically, the warlords expanded the realms of their power into the economy. With their [U.S. Special Forces] Alpha Team seed capital they took over that part of the economy that matters in Afghanistan, the poppy and heroin business.

Sep 25 07:09

'9/11 was an Inside Job': Full speech by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at UN

Not just the media hype.If you listen to his whole speech, it rings true unlike the politicians in this country including Obama.


Sep 24 19:45

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Speech at the United Nations

Iran’s president sparked a mass walk-out by US delegates yesterday after telling a UN summit that most people believe the American government was behind the 9/11 attacks.