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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

*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 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.
Sep 24 08:24

Why America Cannot Win in Afghanistan

Gul: Bonnie, right from the beginning, this war was a lost war. There was no way that it could be won. And I think we need to review this. I want to do this one favor to the American people because I like them, they are so innocent that they are taken up for a ride quite easily, because of the disinformation, because of the propaganda hype by those people who control the sinews of power in America. So I think this is an opportunity that you are providing me to educate them, that this war was a lost war from the very beginning, from its very inception. And I want to pass a professional judgment on it, and I would want any American soldier worth his salt, soldier, general, corporal, or whatever it is, to tell me that I am wrong. I would wish that they tell me that I am wrong.

Sep 24 07:23

CNN Censors War Story, Boy Shot In Head

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ABCNNBBCBS presents the squeaky-clean "Disneyland" version of the war to you all, and never lets you see the real horrors inflicted on innocent people by the invading hoards.

Sep 23 18:11

Decrypting the Shadow behind Hamid Karzai

The tug of war between Kabul and Washington has become so desperate, former CIA Near East, South Asia Chief Dr. Charles Cogan recently opined that the situation was fast approaching a “Diem Moment.” Cogan even suggested that while Diem’s removal had been “horribly botched,” “a removal of Mr. Karzai might turn out to be more straightforward.” Given the similarities to America’s quagmire in Vietnam, invoking Diem raises more than a few dark memories. Yet despite vast differences in the two wars another even more deeply unsettling similarity is emerging. Hamid Karzai is in a political fight for his life like South Vietnam’s Ngo Dinh Diem. But (strange as it might seem) his contradictory behavior and the chaos and corruption surrounding it may be no accident. In fact it could be exactly the consequence that his main neoconservative backer, former RAND director, U.S. Ambassador and Special Presidential Envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, had long intended.

Sep 23 07:59

Petraeus Vows Not to Be ‘Rushed’ Out of Afghanistan

With the pre-release excerpts of the new Bob Woodward book Obama’s Wars bringing new attention to the Afghan War, President Obama’s apparent interest in having some sort of exit strategy in Afghanistan is one of the main focuses.

Not to worry, insists Gen. David Petraeus, Obama’s commander in Afghanistan. He felt the need to come out today and again reiterate that he has absolutely no intention of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and that he will not be “rushed” out of the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the US is never leaving Afghanistan!

Sep 23 07:00

US official: CIA runs elite well-paid Afghan fighting force

Kimberly Dozier and Adam Goodman
Associated Press

WASHINGTON – The CIA has trained and bankrolled a well-paid force of elite Afghan paramilitaries for nearly eight years to hunt al-Qaida and the Taliban for the CIA, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Modeled after U.S. special forces, the Counterterrorist Pursuit Team was set up in the months following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2002 to penetrate territory controlled by the Taliban and al-Qaida and target militants for interrogations by CIA officials.

Sep 22 04:47

Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban: Democracy in Arab Eyes

Mesopotamian memory is full of millions of tragic stories about widows, orphans, poverty, killing and violence brought about by Americans. No one in the Western media writes about the life of these people or tries to assess the actual destruction of the quality of these people’s lives. The same applies to Afghanistan and Pakistan which have been torn by violence and war and daily killing by American drones.

Sep 21 18:48

An Afghan Bone For Obama To Chew On

Another "plan" to "win" the war in Afghanistan.

Sep 21 10:59

U.S. Expanding Bases In Afghanistan For Permanent Presence

Of late, the United States planned to expand the Bagram, Kandahar and Mazar-e-Shairf air bases in Afghanistan with an allocation of 300 million US dollars. The expansion of U.S. military bases in Afghanistan is obviously running counter to the commitment to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2011; the United States is aiming to build permanent military bases in the "post-antiterrorism era" and to consolidate its global military network and to guard against the possible future global volatile situations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you thought that Obama's "hope and change" agenda had anything to do with complete withdrawal in Afghanistan, you had better think again.

It becomes crystal clear that there was never any intention on the part of this President for the US to leave Afghanistan, ever.

Sep 21 10:13

Can America stop an Israeli 'nuclear' 9/11?

Americans sat, on 9/11, with their military “asleep at the switch,” their president in a daze and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, perhaps out of confusion, we may never know, talking about airliners being shot down and the Pentagon being attacked by missiles. Yes, he said these things, things he couldn’t “unsay” but things the press showed once and quickly buried. Something terribly wrong happened, something years in planning, but not planned in a cave in Afghanistan. Everywhere investigators look, one thing pops up, Israel. The moment that door is opened, it is slammed shut, often with threats, often with more than threats.

We may never know the full extent of the brutality used against those who have spoken up. We know that Arab leaders can be assassinated anywhere, any time. America will remain silent and the news will always support Israel. Israel owns the news.

Sep 21 09:04

9/11 ANALYSIS: Where was Osama bin Laden on September 11, 2001

"Osama bin Laden's whereabout on September 10, 2001 were confirmed by a CBS News Report. Osama had been hospitalized one day before the 9/11 attacks.

How on earth could he have coordinated the attacks from his hospital bed in a heavily guarded Pakistani military hospital located in Rawalpindi.

Bear in mind that the Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi (under the adminstration of the Pakistani military) exclusively "provides specialised treatment to Army personel and their immediate family". Osama bin Laden must have had some connections in the Pakistani military or intelligence to be admitted to the hospital. He was, according to Dan Rather's CBS report, provided with "treatment for a very special person"."

Sep 21 08:48

Nato Crash Makes 2010 Deadliest Year of Afghan War

Kabul- Nine NATO troops were killed in a helicopter crash in the insurgent heartland of southern Afghanistan on Tuesday,making 2010 the deadliest year for "international forces" since the war began.

"Insurgents"- Don't like that newspeak weasel word. The Afghanis didn't surge in,the "international forces" are the one who surged in to Afghanistan not the Afghans. Notice how the language is butchered! Butcher the language-butcher the people!

Sep 21 06:37

Retired NASA engineer explains why he doesn’t believe the official 9/11 report

Faith in science
Retired NASA engineer explains why he doesn’t believe the official 9/11 report

By Shane Cohn 09/09/2010

It has been said that it requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. But is it unusual to want peace? Truth? Dwain Deets doesn’t think so, and the retired NASA director is determined to demonstrate that the official version of the events of 9/11 defies science. His lectures have been gaining popularity, and Deets will be speaking in Ventura to address some troubling questions about 9/11, from the perspective of science. Deets, a physicist and engineer, was the former director of NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center’s Aerospace project and is currently a member of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Having retired from a 37-year career, Deets has set out to show that the American public has been duped into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His goal is simple. Faith alone cannot end the wars abroad. But perhaps science can.

Sep 21 04:26


Two weeks ago, USS Liberty survivor, Philip Tourney, was told he would be killed within a month. The threat made against Tourney, US Navy veteran and heroic survivor of the Israeli attack, torpedoes, napalm, strafing lifeboats, was made by an individual identified as an agent of the security services of the State of Israel.

Sep 20 22:02

Bin Laden said to be mulling cease-fire

WASHINGTON - Faced with stark losses among its foot-soldiers for years, al-Qaida has simply recruited new people to bleed and die for its cause.

But U.S. drone strikes since 2004 in the tribal territories of Pakistan, Afghanistan and beyond have steadily cut deep into the fighting force and depleted its leadership ranks

Stop bombing my grave dammit!!

Sep 20 22:01

DR. DAVID HALPIN: Blair’s Journey — Questions Before Charge

Evidence of Extensive War Crimes Committed by a British Prime Minister

You joined the dummy Bush over blood-oozing steaks in April 2002.

The false flag of 9/11 had been repeated by the media megaphones of the UK/US/Israel axis and the absence of a judicial inquiry ensured the ‘big lie, oft repeated’ sank into irrational, Mammon possessed populations. All that was modelled in the ‘think’ tanks with the aim of breaking Iraq, the Arab bastion, for ever. You, and another three of the mafiosi, Aznar, Barroso and Dubya met for an hour in the Azores 16 March.

Sep 20 18:46

I attended a Conservative 9/11 event with “US wars are unlawful” flyers. 2 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 20 14:03

Blackwater/Xe Terrorist Cells Conducting False Flag Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan

Rock Creek Free Press/WMR has learned from a deep background source that Xe Services, the company formerly known as Blackwater, has been conducting false flag terrorist attacks in Pakistan that are later blamed on the entity called "Pakistani Taliban."

Sep 20 12:49


The 9/11 issue is increasingly being framed as not “a conspiracy theory,” but “a legitimate controversy,” based on several unanswered questions and important scientific evidence emerging showing the official story line the American public has been fed about the 9/11 attacks is a lie.

Sep 20 10:22

I attended a Conservative 9/11 event with “US wars are unlawful” flyers. 1 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 20 07:39

The Petraeus Bait and Switch

In interviews in recent weeks, Gen. David Petraeus has been taking a line on what will happen in mid-2011 that challenges President Barack Obama’s intention to begin a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by that date. This new Petraeus line is the culmination of a brazen bait-and-switch maneuver on the war by the most powerful military commander in modern U.S. history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One cannot blame Petraeus for taking advantage of what is essentially President Obama's catastrophic lack of imagination regarding Afghanistan.

As our President, Obama is also commander in chief; as such, he must fully shoulder the responsibility for what has happened in Afghanistan under his watch.

Sep 20 06:55

‘Serious concern’ over fraud at Afghan elections

The main Afghan election observer group said Sunday it had serious concerns about the legitimacy of this weekend's parliamentary vote because of reported fraud, even as President Hamid Karzai commended the balloting as a solid success.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) shock!

Sep 20 02:13

US military in Afghanistan uncovers sadistic death squad in ranks

FIVE American soldiers who formed themselves into a “death squad” go on trial this month for the murder and dismemberment of Afghan villagers.

Sep 19 18:51



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

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

Sep 19 17:20

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

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

Sep 19 10:27

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

Sep 19 09:38

9/11 Cover-Up Remains While Questions Mount

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 19 08:24

Afghan Votes Come Cheap, and Often in Bulk

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

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

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

Sep 18 18:24

Paul Balles: More Islamophobia in America

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

Sep 18 17:20

“War by Deception” by Ryan Dawson

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

Sep 18 14:11

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

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

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

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

Sep 18 10:59

An Afghan bone for Obama to chew on

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 17 22:10

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

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

Sep 17 20:49

The Questions of 9/11 are Still Unanswered

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

Sep 17 13:22


Sep 17 11:01

Candidate, Election Workers Kidnapped on Eve of Afghan Poll

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

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

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

Sep 17 09:06

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


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

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

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

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

Sep 17 07:15

Petraeus: Afghan War Could Take Another Decade

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another decade of war in Afghanistan?!?

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

Sep 17 07:08

US strategy in Afghan war is working: Gates

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 16 08:26

Security in Afghanistan Crumbles as Counterinsurgency Fails

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Sep 15 20:02

America’s True Believers and the Great Muslim Scare

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

Sep 15 17:23

911, Power Elite, and Al-Qaeda

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

Sep 15 16:07



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

Sep 15 08:20

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

The truth about Iraq and Afghanistan is finally emerging.

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

Sep 14 16:18

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 14 10:21

Bombshell from London

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

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

Sep 14 08:40

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

Sep 14 06:08

Md. judge: Military contractors can be sued

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

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

Sep 14 06:04

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

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

Sep 13 22:46

LINDA HEARD: US should allow impartial 9/11 probe

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

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

Sep 13 13:27

Kourosh Ziabari: This is America, the Beacon of Freedom

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

Sep 13 12:41


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

Sep 13 08:26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Sep 13 06:54

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

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

Sep 13 06:33

Afghanistan on Life Support

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 13 03:23

Gunning for Islam

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

Sep 13 01:22


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

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

Sep 12 09:18

Probe into Afghanistan troops' heroin trafficking claims

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

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Sep 12 08:37

British troops investigated for heroin smuggling

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

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

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

Sep 12 08:20


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

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

Sep 12 06:17

9/11. The Mother Of All Coincidences.

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

Sep 12 02:11

Why America Cannot Win In Afghanistan? [podcast]

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

Sep 11 21:39

JUSTIN RAIMONDO: The ‘Meaning’ of 9/11

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

Sep 11 18:08

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

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

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

Sep 11 10:34

Karzai Invites Mullah Omar Into Peace Talks

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

Sep 11 08:22

America's Torture Doctrine

John Galt
Activist Post

Sep 11 05:22


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

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

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Sep 11 04:35

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

Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail –

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

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


Sep 11 02:48



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

Sep 10 12:01

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

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

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

YouTube Video:

Sep 10 08:14

Taliban and US get down to talks

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 10 07:43

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

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

Sep 10 07:34

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

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

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

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

Sep 10 07:34

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

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

Sep 10 07:24

Petraeus Spin on Afghan War Belied by Soaring Casualties

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Sep 10 05:02

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

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

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

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