Oct 14 11:32

The Kunduz Hospital Atrocity

In one of the most despicable incidents of the United States’ 14-year war in Afghanistan, U.S. troops bombed a hospital in Kunduz, killing 22 people, including patients, three children, and medical personnel from Doctors Without Borders, or MSF. Thirty-seven people were injured, including 19 staff members in the Oct. 3 attack.

Oct 14 07:31

Global panel seeks to investigate U.S. bombing of Afghan hospital

An international panel of experts is ready to investigate the U.S. bombing of a Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Afghanistan but awaits a green light from both governments, MSF and the Swiss foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

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Oct 13 14:46

A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities

On October 3, a U.S. AC-130 gunship attacked a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières in Kunduz, Afghanistan, partially destroying it. Twelve staff members and 10 patients, including three children, were killed, and 37 people were injured. According to MSF, the U.S. had previously been informed of the hospital’s precise location, and the attack continued for 30 minutes after staff members desperately called the U.S. military.

The U.S. first claimed the hospital had been “collateral damage” in an airstrike aimed at “individuals” elsewhere who were “threatening the force.” Since then, various vague and contradictory explanations have been offered by the U.S. and Afghan governments, both of which promise to investigate the bombing. MSF has called the attack a war crime and demanded an independent investigation by a commission set up under the Geneva Conventions.

Oct 13 14:27

Prescription for Afghan Hospital Bombing: Independent Investigation and US Troop Withdrawal

On October 3, a US airstrike destroyed a Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing 22 healthcare workers and patients. On October 6, the commander of US armed forces in Afghanistan, General John Campbell, told the US Senate Armed Services committee that the attack had been an accident. With CODEPINK protesters covered in fake ‘blood’ in the background, Campbell assured the committee that the Pentagon was carrying out its own investigation that would be “thorough, objective and transparent.”

Oct 13 08:44

Kunduz hospital attack was no mistake: US Dispatched a Murderous AC-130 Airborne Gunship to Attack a Hospital

Evidence continues to mount that the US committed a monstrous war crime in attacking and destroying a fully operational hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on the night of Oct. 3, killing at least 22 people including at least 12 members of the volunteer medical staff of Medicine Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), the French based international aid organization that operated the hospital.

This even as the US desperately tries to bury the issue of its perfidy by offering "condolence payments" to victims of the attack, though without accepting blame beyond saying it was a "tragic mistake."

Oct 12 10:31

Pentagon Readies Payouts for Hospital Bombing, But Still Refuses Independent Probe

While ignoring repeated calls for an independent inquiry, the U.S. Department of Defense announced it will make "condolence payments" to the families of victims of a U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan earlier this month, which killed 22 people.

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So, you get to pay for the bombs that destroyed the hospital, and now you get to pay for the victims!

Oct 12 08:09

Exposed: British Soldiers Protect Afghanistan Opium Trade

The photograph shows five men harvesting opium a couple of hundred metres from Camp Bastion perimeter defences, seen in the foreground.

Not only was this illegal drug production being carried out in the shadow of ISAF’s Main Operating Base, it was being done under the protection of British soldiers. Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Army and RAF) were protecting this man’s cash crop from illicit ‘taxation’ by the Afghan National Police or Army.

Oct 12 07:21

Five killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Five members of NATO's international support mission in Afghanistan were killed and five injured when a British military helicopter crashed in the capital, Kabul, officials said on Monday.

NATO's Resolute Support mission said in a statement that two British service members, two U.S. service members and one French contracted civilian were killed as a result of Sunday's crash at its headquarters in Kabul.

Oct 12 07:13

Avoiding Crisis: US Aircraft Ordered to Make Way for Russian Jets in Syria

Good move! Considering the USAF propensity for hitting Syrian infrastructure like power plants and grain silos or hospitals like in Kunduz Afghanistan.

In the wake of US-Russian discussions on preventing accidental collisions between each others' aircraft while operating in the sky over Syria, the American side issued a special rule, prohibiting US jets from closely approaching Russian planes.

Oct 11 14:55

Putin and the Press: The Demonology School of Journalism

Western media is engaged in an intense long-term propaganda campaign to demonize President Putin. Demonology offers no allies, no solutions and no positive path to peace and co-existence.

he major influential western print media are engaged in a prolonged, large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and persona. There is an article (or several articles) every day in which he is personally stigmatized as a dictator, authoritarian, czar, ‘former KGB operative’ and Soviet-style ruler; anything but the repeatedly elected President of Russia.

Oct 11 11:36

Pentagon: US to make 'condolence payments' to families of Kunduz strike victims

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Can you say "Hush money?"

Oct 11 10:13

The Afghan Lesson in Syria

The Russian military intervention to shore up the Assad regime in Syria, coupled with the previously begun U.S.-led military intervention in the same country — amid uncertainty about U.S. war aims and a reluctance to part with the objective of ousting Assad — presents the specter of a proxy war between Russia and the United States.

Oct 11 08:00

The Six Most Disastrous Interventions of the 21st Century

by Gary Leupp
On October 2 President Barack Obama, alluding to Russia’s decision to launch air strikes in Syria, told reporters at the White House that for Russia to view the forces targeted “from the perspective they’re all terrorists [is] a recipe for disaster, and it’s one that I reject.”

1 Afghanistan

The first was the disaster of the invasion of Afghanistan beginning in October 2001. I’m not sure we should call it a “crime,” since the international coalition that invaded was authorized by a UN resolution, or a “mistake” since it was clearly the result of calculation.

Oct 11 07:40

Donald Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed

This guy has lost it. They didn't shoot deserters during Vietnam let alone 30 years ago.The Taliban holding this guy kept getting bombed until they put him in a steel plate cage ie a Faraday cage. Bergdhal was probably an Intel agent and I wish this moron would STFU!

LAS VEGAS – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan.

"We're tired of Sgt. Bergdahl, who's a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed," Trump said to cheers at a rowdy rally inside a packed Las Vegas theater at the casino-hotel Treasure Island.

"Thirty years ago," Trump added, "he would have been shot."

Oct 10 23:03

What is THCV and What are the Benefits of this Cannabinoid?

THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a compound in cannabis that offers a unique array of effects and medical benefits that sets it apart from other cannabinoids like THC and CBD.

What are THCV’s Effects and Benefits?
As its name suggests, THCV is similar to THC in molecular structure and psychoactive properties, but it provides a variety of pronounced and altogether different effects.
THCV is psychoactive. It intensifies the euphoric high of THC, but with only about half the duration.
THCV is energetic. It provides a clear-headed, stimulating buzz.
THCV is an appetite suppressant. In contrast to THC, THCV dulls the appetite. This may be good for consumers focused on weight loss, but THCV should be avoided by patients treating appetite loss or anorexia.........

Oct 10 20:27

U.S. gunship made five passes over Afghan hospital, despite 9-foot flags ID’ing it as a medical facility: MSF

KABUL — The U.S. military aircraft that attacked an Afghan hospital over the weekend made at least five passes over it dropping explosives, even though two flags draped across the roof of the building marked it as a medical facility, hospital officials said on Thursday.

In a news conference here in the Afghan capital, Doctors Without Borders officials reiterated that they think the hospital’s main building was “deliberately” targeted because it was the only structure hit during the bombardment. They denied that any Taliban fighters in the hospital were armed or using it as a base.

Oct 10 19:19

Pentagon to pay victims of U.S. airstrike on Afghan hospital

The United States will make "condolence payments" to the wounded victims and the families of 22 people killed in the airstrike against a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last week, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook announced Saturday.

The amount of the payments has not been determined, Cook said.

Oct 09 17:45

Kunduz Massacre Is a Brutal Reminder of US Militarism’s Civilian Victims, Past and Present

Soon after the bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on October 3, an MSF medic was interviewed, saying he and his colleagues had repeatedly alerted the Pentagon of the facility’s precise location before the attack and had also contacted the Pentagon during the attack to urge the United States to stop dropping bombs on the hospital.

Oct 09 13:28

14 Years In, NATO Talks Further Extension of Afghan War

14 years into their occupation of Afghanistan, NATO officials are once again talking about an extension of the conflict, with several officials echoing recent Pentagon calls for “flexibility” on the plan to withdraw most of the troops in the country sometime after 2016.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he believed a number of other NATO DMs were open to an even more open-ended deployment, and German DM Ursula von der Leyen talked up the idea of formal discussions on keeping NATO forces in Afghanistan longer.

It was only a few years ago that soaring antiwar sentiment across Europe had many countries looking to set a firm deadline on the war, but it seems that setting the deadline calmed the public enough that many believe they can now simply push the bar back and no one will really notice.

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Of course, this only makes sense if there are "limited forces" to protect the growth and shipment of the opium crop, which has (magically) risen like crazy under the US/NATO occupation.

Oct 09 12:48

The Use and Abuse of Culture (and Children): The Human Terrain System’s Rationalization of Pedophilia in Afghanistan

“The Americans running the base had decided it was wrong. They worried about elder men preying sexually on young boys. They wanted to arrest the Afghan men–but the Human Terrain team persuaded the base commanders that this was an accepted part of Afghan sexual culture. I wonder how long it will be before the anthropologists start telling the military that what they think of as ’corruption’ is in reality a deeply rooted system of tribal patronage in Afghanistan that they should accept.” (Curtis 2010)

Oct 09 11:28

Switching Sides in the ‘War on Terrorism’

We have just observed the 14th anniversary of “Operation Enduring Freedom,” otherwise known as the war in Afghanistan.

Oct 09 08:32


Those who already know that this was all a terrible mistake, that no U.S. personnel would ever purposely call for a strike on a hospital even if they thought there were Taliban inside, should be the ones most eager for the most credible investigation possible: namely, the one under the Geneva Conventions, which MSF this morning demanded, by the tribunal created exactly for such atrocities.

Oct 09 08:04

ISIS training militants from Russia in Afghanistan, ‘US and UK citizens among instructors’

US cited as ferrying ISIS fighters into Afghanistan!

Islamic State is training militants from Russia in Afghanistan as part of its efforts to expand into Central Asia, a senior Russian diplomat told a security conference in Moscow. He added that US and UK passport holders are among the instructors.

“There are several camps operated by [Islamic State, previously ISIS/ISIL, in Afghanistan] that train people from Central Asia and some regions of Russia. They speak Russian there,” said Zamir Kabulov, President Putin’s special representative for Afghanistan.

He added that there is a wide national variety of instructors in those camps. There are Arabs, Pakistanis and even people with US and British citizenship, he said.

Oct 09 07:59

33 Still Missing After US Airstrike on Kunduz Hospital

Doctors Without Borders said Thursday that 33 people are still missing days after the U.S. airstrike on the international medical charity's hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan killed 22 others.

Oct 08 10:19

Obama apologizes for bombing Doctors Without Borders hospital

Oct 08 09:46

Why sorry isn't enough after deadly hospital airstrike: Neil Macdonald

Mark Toner, the suave U.S. State Department spokesman, arrived in the briefing room Monday unprepared for what was coming.

Two days earlier, American airstrikes had obliterated a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, operated by Doctors Without Borders. The attack killed 22 people, including several staff members.

By the time Toner took to his podium, U.S. military officials had already given conflicting versions of what had happened.

But the underlying message was the same: There had been Taliban militants near the hospital and, in defence of American and Afghan troops, an American airstrike had inadvertently and tragically killed civilians.

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Oct 08 08:22

America Pivots to Brzezinski’s Delusion of Eurasian Conquest

Russia historian Stephen Cohen points to the neoconservative establishment for America's latest outbreak of what can only be referred to as late-stage imperial dementia. Neocons Robert Kagan and wife Victoria Nuland have certainly done the heavy lifting to make Ukraine the staging ground for what appears to be a NATO blitzkrieg on Moscow. But whatever the determination of the neocon plot, they are only the barking dogs of master imperialist Zbigniew Brzezinski, whose grand design has been creeping over the globe since he stepped into the Oval office as National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter in 1977.

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For you Doctor Who fans, have you noticed how much Zbigniew Brzezinski looks (and acts) like Davros? :)

Oct 08 08:01

More than 1,000 Taliban fighters concentrated on Tajik-Afghan border — security officer

"Over the recent time, we have been witnessing movement of armed groups, mostly from Taliban, in the Badakhshan /Pamir/ direction of the Tajik-Afghan border," the source said, adding that their numbers exceeded 1,000 gunmen. "According to operational data of our Afghan colleagues, Taliban groups control a sizable part of Afghan settlements on the border with Tajikistan and they keep moving closer to the border, which cannot but alarm Dushanbe," the source added. Focusing on the situation in another Afghan province bordering on Tajikistan, Kunduz, he said a trench war and sporadic shootouts between Afghan government troops and Taliban fighters have continued there after Taliban seized the administrative center on September 29.
Some 3,500 militants fight on the side of IS in Afghanistan — Russian diplomat

Oct 08 05:17

Afghan conflict showed harmfulness of media wars — military academy chief

"During the Iraqi, and especially the Libyan conflict, an efficient program was tested and implemented in practice to remove from power regimes that don’t fit within the political concept of world structure developed by American ruling circles". Between 1979 and 1989, the United States, other countries and the Afghan opposition widely used disinformation aimed against the then USSR and the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, which included such conceptual blocs as "threat to Islam from the atheistic Kabul government", "genocide against the Afghan people from Soviet troops" as well as "protection of human rights and freedoms" and others. "As a result, the Soviet Union was discredited and presented as aggressor in the eyes of a sizable part of the global community," Makarov said. "But the main result of the information war unleashed by Western countries was a growing scope of the internal armed conflict (in Afghanistan)," he said.

Oct 08 03:43

ISIS training militants from Russia in Afghanistan, US and UK citizens among instructors - diplomat

Islamic State is training militants from Russia in Afghanistan as part of its efforts to expand into Central Asia, a senior Russian diplomat told a security conference in Moscow. He added that US and UK passport holders are among the instructors.

“There are several camps operated by [Islamic State, previously ISIS/ISIL, in Afghanistan] that train people from Central Asia and some regions of Russia. They speak Russian there,” said Zamir Kabulov, President Putin’s special representative for Afghanistan.

He added that there is a wide national variety of instructors in those camps. There are Arabs, Pakistanis and even people with US and British citizenship, he said.

Oct 07 17:36

U.S. Bombing of a Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan Was No Accident – “It Was the Target”

In particular, MSF (Doctors Without Borders) quickly publicized numerous facts that cast serious doubt on the original U.S. claim that the strike on the hospital was just an accident. To begin with, the organization had repeatedly advised the U.S. military of the exact GPS coordinates of the hospital. They did so most recently on September 29, just five days before the strike. Beyond that, MSF personnel at the facility “frantically” called U.S. military officials during the strike to advise them that the hospital was being hit and to plead with them to stop, but the strikes continued in a “sustained” manner for 30 more minutes.

Oct 07 15:44

Government Lies! "Doctor's without Borders" Hospital surrounded by empty space.

Oct 07 15:37

MSF Demands War Crime Probe in Afghanistan

Sune Engel Rasmussen, The Guardian reporter in Kabul, describes the local reaction to the bombing and questions the verification process that the US military exercises before bombing targets.

Oct 07 14:37

Glossing the Hospital Massacre

Wasn’t there some grandiose purpose to having U.S. military forces operating
in Afghanistan? What was that, again?

Oct 07 14:19

Why Americans Should Closely Watch Unfolding Events in Guatemala

Guatemala’s current situation and tragic history can be traced back to the CIA-led coup in 1954 that ousted the democratically elected government of President Jacobo Arbenz and installed the military dictator Carlos Armas. Arbenz was an advocate for land reform and was loved by the poor. The wealthy hated him. And when the CIA couldn’t bribe him, they ousted him in a most humiliating way. Even after he went into exile, the agency used constant disinformation to smear him in every way imaginable until his strange death in a bathtub in 1971.

Oct 07 11:10

How Putin will Win in Syria

By most accounts, the conflict had deteriorated into a stalemate. Now, with Russia in the picture, that’s changed. Now the table is clearly tilted in Syria’s favor.…

The reason Putin will succeed where the US failed in its war on ISIS, is because the Russian air-strikes are going to be accompanied by a formidable mop-up operation that will overpower the jihadi groups on the ground. This is already happening as we speak. The Russian Air Force has been pounding terrorist targets across the Idlib Governorate for the last few days as well as ISIS strongholds in the East at Raffa. Putin is going to cut through these guys like crap through a goose.

Putin is not going to stop for anything or anyone. He’s going to nail these guys while he has them in his gun-sights, then he’s going to wrap it up and go home.

Oct 07 07:54

Dependency on Warlords Led to U.S. Attack on MSF Afghan Hospital

Sonali Kolhatkar tells Paul Jay that the American perpetual war strategy has created a criminal narco-state and generated support for the hated Taliban.

Oct 07 07:44

The Radically Changing Story of the U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital: From Mistake to Justification

When news first broke of the U.S. airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the response from the U.S. military was predictable and familiar. It was all just a big, terrible mistake, its official statement suggested: an airstrike it carried out in Kunduz “may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility.” Oops: our bad. Fog of war, errant bombs, and all that.

Oct 07 07:24

Afghan hospital bombing: MSF demands investigation under Geneva conventions

Médecins sans Frontières has called for an independent inquiry under the Geneva conventions into a US airstrike on a hospital in northern Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.

The medical charity said the investigation, which can be set up at the request of a single state under the conventions, would gather facts and evidence from the US, Nato and Afghanistan.

“If we let this go, we are basically giving a blank cheque to any countries at war,” Joanne Liu, MSF international president said.

The investigation would be a first step, aimed to establish facts about the incident and the chain of command that led to the strike, MSF said. Only then would it decide whether to bring criminal charges for loss of life and damage.

Oct 07 05:46

US airstrike on Afghan hospital attack on Geneva conversion: MSF

The aid organization, Doctors without Borders, has slammed the recent deadly US airstrike on its hospital in the Afghan northern city of Kunduz as “an attack on the Geneva conventions.”

“This was not just an attack on our hospital, it was an attack on the Geneva conventions. This cannot be tolerated,” Joanne Liu, the president of the group, known by its French acronym as the MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres), said in a statement on Wednesday.

Liu said that the air raid was in violation of the international law because targeting hospitals in war zones is in breach of the Geneva Convention.

The MSF chief called for an independent and impartial investigation into the incident which killed 12 MSF staff and ten patients.

Oct 07 04:21

How Putin will Win in Syria

The reason Putin will succeed where the US failed in its war on ISIS, is because the Russian air-strikes are going to be accompanied by a formidable mop-up operation that will overpower the jihadi groups on the ground. This is already happening as we speak. The Russian Air Force has been pounding terrorist targets across the Idlib Governorate for the last few days as well as ISIS strongholds in the East at Raffa. Putin is going to cut through these guys like crap through a goose.

So the Russian people are proud of the way Putin is fighting the war on terror. Is there something wrong with that? Many Americans are old enough to remember a time when they were proud of their own country too, when it actually stood up for the principles it espouses in its founding documents. That was quite a while ago though, sometime back in the “pre-Gitmo” era”.

Oct 06 13:17

CNN and the NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated the Afghan Hospital Attack

Human Rights Watch chose this as its headline: “US Airstrike Hits Kunduz Hospital.” And so on. Even the media outlets that early on took a more cautious approach nonetheless prominently identified right from the start — in their headline and/or lede — the key fact: namely, who was the likely perpetrator. This Vice headline states: “19 Dead After Apparent US Airstrike Hits MSF Hospital in Afghanistan”; USA Today’s headline read: “19 killed after Afghan hospital hit in suspected U.S. airstrike”; while NPR in its first sentence definitively stated that the hospital was hit by “an aerial attack carried out by U.S. forces.”

But not CNN and the New York Times. For the last 36 hours, and up through this moment, this is the extraordinary opening paragraph in the featured article on the attack from the cable news network:

Oct 06 12:07

Turkmenistan Braces for Spillover of Violence From Afghanistan

Citing a source in the country's border forces, Turkmen news website ANT reported that up to 70 percent of the country's combat-ready forces and equipment, together with border service tactical battalions from regions across the country, have been concentrated in the southern and southeastern regions of Mary and Lebap, on the country's border with Afghanistan. According to the source, the forces are being brought in to ward off any attempts by Afghan militants to infiltrate Turkmen territory. On Monday, Turkmen television reported that President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow had carried out a security-related reshuffle, likely in connection with the violence in neighboring Afghanistan. Berdimuhamedow appointed the former head of the presidential guard service minister of security, with the outgoing minister of security in turn appointed minister of defense.

Oct 06 10:05

UN Trusts US to Investigate Itself, Will Hold Off on Kunduz Bombing Probe

The United Nations on Monday said it would hold off on deciding whether to support an independent investigation into a deadly air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan until it sees results from US, NATO and Afghan inquiries.

Oct 06 09:49

Doctors Without Borders airstrike: US alters story for fourth time in four days

US special operations forces – not their Afghan allies – called in the deadly airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, the US commander has conceded.

Shortly before General John Campbell, the commander of the US and Nato war in Afghanistan, testified to a Senate panel, the president of Doctors Without Borders – also known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – said the US and Afghanistan had made an “admission of a war crime”.


Campbell did not explain whether the procedures to launch the airstrike took into account the GPS coordinates of the MSF field hospital, which its president, Joanne Liu, said were “regularly shared” with US, coalition and Afghan military officers and civilian officials, “as recently as Tuesday 29 September”.

Oct 06 09:35

Top U.S. general in Afghanistan: Hospital was ‘mistakenly struck’

Gen. John F. Campbell, the commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan, told lawmakers on Tuesday that the American air attack that killed at least 22 people at a hospital in northern Afghanistan were not intended to hit medical staff or patients.

“A hospital was mistakenly struck,” Campbell said in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee. “We would never intentionally target a protected medical facility.”

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"...mistakenly struck.", MY ASTROLABE!!

The US and NATO have been in bloody Afghanistan for 15 years, and you didn't have the GPS coordinates for one of the few functioning hospitals in the country?!? Please, sir, give the American public and the world a brake. Let me give you some relatively current examples of this kind of behaviour on the part of the US military.

As of February of this year, the US military has extrajudicially assassinated 2,500 people in multiple countries

-The US government continues to enable the Saudis in their bombardments of schools and hospitals in Yemen.

The US government enables Ukraine to rain cluster bombs on Donetsk

The US government has enabled Ukraine to bomb targets like hospitals and schools in Donbass

So, PLEASE, General Campbell, do NOT attempt to paint this as a "mistake"; the US military wanted Doctors without Borders OUT of Afghanistan, and this multiple assassination of patients and staff seemed the most reasonable way of doing it, then taking cover in plausible deniability by blaming the Taliban's presence for the bombing.

This is more than simple "collateral damage", and won't wash, sir; and unfortunately, the bombing of alleged "protected areas" and the assassination of the innocent have become as American as apple pie for the US military, and the countries it enables with its military might, such as Saudi Arabia; Bahrain; and Ukraine.

On the day the hospital was bombed, the excuse was that the Taliban was shooting from it; so it didn't sound like a "mistake" back then.

Oct 06 08:18

We Aren't Nearly As Worried About The Middle East As We should Be

What's the opposite of a gift that keeps on giving? A mistake that keeps metastasizing.

Which pretty much sums up the US role in the Middle East. Beginning with the CIA's 1953 overthrow of Iran's democratically elected president and continuing through the multiple regime changes and invasions of recent years, various American governments have behaved like they both understood that region and had the power to mold it into a docile client that pumped oil, suppressed dissent and otherwise caused no trouble.

Instead, each intervention turned up the heat on an already-boiling pot of corruption, sectarian rivalry and geopolitical anger that has finally erupted into regional civil war. The whole world, at long last, understands that the situation is beyond both US understanding and control.

And that's the good news.

Oct 05 21:52

Who is next in line? Afghanistan wants Russia's help too

If this doesn't take the cake!

October 5, 2015
TV Zvezda
Translated by Kristina Rus

Kabul needs Russian help in the fight against terrorist group "Islamic state". This was announced by the first Vice-President of Afghanistan General Abdul Rashid Dostum following the meeting with the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov.

"Dostum said that ISIS is trying to make its foothold in Afghanistan. To prevent this threat Kabul needs Russian support, as in Syria. We are confident that the Russian leadership will make a positive decision in this matter," — wrote Kadyrov on his social network page.

Oct 05 14:18

Media Are Blamed as US Bombing of Afghan Hospital Is Covered Up

A US-led NATO military coalition bombed a hospital run by international humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders (known internationally as Medecins Sans Frontières, MSF) in Afghanistan, killing at least 22 people—12 staff members and 10 patients, including three children—and wounding 37 more.

Oct 05 11:38

Afghan Doctor Slaughter Pulls Back Curtain

The apparent U.S. slaughter of at least 22 people at an Afghan hospital, including Doctors Without Borders medical staff, is part of the grim reality of indiscriminate death when U.S. Special Forces undertake their secret raids and often toss aside the rules of warfare, reports Nicolas J S Davies.

Oct 05 11:29

Five Leaders Challenging Western Imperialism through Diplomacy, Persuasion,and Public Pressure: Pope Francis, Vladimir Putin, Xi, Jinping, Hassan Rouhani, and Jeremy Corbyn

These five protagonists of a new global agenda differ from past critics from the left both in the style and substance of their politics.

Western imperialism, in all of its manifestation, is being challenged by five political leaders, through diplomacy, moral persuasion and public pressure.

In recent time, Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have raised fundamental questions concerning (1) war and peace in the Middle East and the Caucuses; (2) climate change and the destruction of the environment; (3) economic sanctions, military threats and confrontation; and (4) growing inequalities of class, gender and race.

Oct 05 10:17

Obama considering plan to leave significant force in Afghanistan

President Obama is seriously weighing a plan to keep as many as 5,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016, according to senior U.S. officials, a further setback of his goal to end U.S. military involvement there before he leaves office.

The plan presented in August by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, would focus primarily on counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State, al-Qaeda and other direct threats to the United States.

Obama has made no final decision on the proposal, which was developed before the Taliban captured Kunduz last month, the first major Afghan city to fall to the Taliban since the war began in 2001.

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A force of 5,000 US military personnel is no where near enough to defeat the Taliban; it might, however, be large enough to ensure the continued cultivation and transportation of Afghanistan's opium poppies ,the illegal trade which has somehow (miraculously) flourished during the US/NATO occupation.

Oct 05 10:09

Afghan Forces Requested Hospital Air Strike, U.S. Says

Afghan forces asked for U.S. air support while fighting the Taliban in Kunduz shortly before an air strike resulted in the deaths of civilians there, the American commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday.

U.S. Army General John Campbell's comments fell short of squarely acknowledging U.S. responsibility for an air strike that killed 22 people in an Afghan hospital run by aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Saturday.

"We have now learned that on October 3 Afghan forces advised that they were taking fire from enemy positions and asked for air support from U.S. forces," Campbell said in a briefing with reporters. "An air strike was then called to eliminate the Taliban threat, and several civilians were accidentally struck."

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I am fully expecting this "report" to take forever to finish, and bury the truth.

General Campbell, I would strongly suspect that you have been taking a page from the IDF's playbook.

During "Operation Protective Edge" last year, the UN Rapporteur for Human Rights gave the IDF the GPS coordinates to schools sheltering innocent women and children from the fighting. And here is precisely what the IDF did with those coordinates, as reported at the Guardian:

A deadly attack on a school in the city of Rafah in the south of Gaza has been denounced as a "moral outrage" and "criminal act" by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon. At least 10 people were killed and dozens more wounded after a projectile struck a street outside the school gates on Sunday morning. The school was sheltering more than 3,000 people displaced by fighting in the area. It has been the scene of heavy bombardment by the Israeli military and fierce clashes following the suspected capture by Hamas fighters of an Israeli soldier, later declared killed in action. In a statement, Ban called on those responsible for the "gross violation of international humanitarian law" to be held accountable. He said the "Israel Defence Forces (IDF) have been repeatedly informed of the location of these sites." At the time of the strike – about 10.50am local time – dozens of children and adults were clustered around the gates buying biscuits and sweets from stalls set up by locals. The missile struck the ground eight to 10 metres from the open gates. Witnesses at the scene less than an hour after the explosion claimed it had been fired from one of the many unmanned Israeli drones in the air above Rafah. United Nations officials in Gaza described a "shelling incident" or an air strike. It was impossible to determine the exact provenance of the projectile, but it was the third time in 10 days that a UN school had been hit. Earlier this week, Israeli tank shells lstruck a school in the northern town of Jabaliya, killing 16 in an attack denounced by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, as "reprehensible". Advertisement In all, seven UN schools have been attacked during the conflict. Israeli spokesmen have previously blamed poorly aimed or malfunctioning Hamas mortar fire or rockets for several such incidents.

Same excrement, sir: different hole.

Oct 05 07:27

Patients burned in their beds as doctors died on their own operating tables: Horrific details emerge in first-person account from Doctors Without Borders nurse who was in the Afghanistan hospital hit by apparent US air strike

'We tried to take a look into one of the burning buildings. I cannot describe what was inside,' Lajos Zoltan Jecs said in a first-person account posted on the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) website.

'There are no words for how terrible it was. In the intensive care unit six patients were burning in their beds.'

His chilling account explains why the international medical agency has now completely withdrawn from Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, where its facilities have been almost entirely obliterated.

As the death toll rises to 22 - including 12 MSF workers and 10 patients - the United Nations has tabled plans to investigate whether America is guilty of war crimes.

Oct 05 03:09

Pulling staff from Kunduz, Médecins Sans Frontières labels US airstrike a war crime

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Sunday called the U.S. military's Saturday airstrike on its charity hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan a war crime and announced it was withdrawing all staff from the beleaguered area.

Oct 04 14:03

Obama Accuses Russia of Going After America’s “Good Guy Terrorists”

Moscow is supporting both countries (Syria and Iraq) in their proxy war against the ISIL which is supported by the US and its allies.

Until recently, the ISIS was known as Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). In 2014, it was renamed the Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).

Russia is Now Involved in the War on Terrorism

A major turning point in the dynamics of the Syria-Iraq war is unfolding. Russia is now directly involved in the counter-terrorism campaign in coordination with the Syrian and Iraqi governments.

Oct 04 13:21

Afghan hospital bombing: MSF labels US airstrike a war crime as it withdraws staff

Médecins Sans Frontières has pulled its staff out of the crisis-hit Afghan city of Kunduz after a US airstrike on its hospital, labelled a war crime by the group.

MSF says 22 people were killed by the bombing, which Afghan officials now claim was in retaliation for fire from Taliban fighters hiding in the hospital. The president, Barack Obama, announced on Sunday he was launching a full investigation into the circumstances.

In a robust rejection of the allegation that Taliban fighters were sheltering in the hospital grounds, the MSF general director, Christopher Stokes, said: “Not a single member of our staff reported any fighting inside the MSF hospital compound prior to the US airstrike on Saturday morning.

“The hospital was full of MSF staff, patients and their caretakers. It is 12 MSF staff members and 10 patients, including three children, who were killed in the attack.”

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Look for what should be there and isn't.

There are no dead combatants in the rubble, are there? Just dead doctors, dead nurses, and dead patients.

Oct 04 12:51

One Day After Warning Russia of Civilian Casualties, the U.S. Bombs a Hospital in Afghanistan

Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power marched to Twitter to proclaim: “we call on Russia to immediately cease attacks on Syrian oppo[sition and] civilians.” Along with that decree, she posted a statement from the U.S. and several of its closest authoritarian allies – including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UK – warning Russia that civilian casualties “will only fuel more extremism and radicalization.”

Early this morning, in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the U.S. dropped bombs on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)). The airstrike killed at least 9 of the hospital’s medical staff, and seriously injured dozens of patients. “Among the dead was the Afghan head of the hospital, Abdul Sattar,” reported The New York Times.

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Oct 04 10:46

“Unspeakable”: An MSF Nurse Recounts the Attack on MSF’s Kunduz Hospital

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse Lajos Zoltan Jecs was in Kunduz trauma hospital when the facility was struck by a series of aerial bombing raids in the early hours of Saturday morning. He describes his experience:

“It was absolutely terrifying.

I was sleeping in our safe room in the hospital. At around 2am, I was woken up by the sound of a big explosion nearby. At first I didn't know what was going on. Over the past week we'd heard bombings and explosions before, but always further away. This one was different, close and loud.

At first there was confusion, and dust settling. As we were trying to work out what was happening, there was more bombing.

After 20 or 30 minutes, I heard someone calling my name. It was one of the Emergency Room nurses. He staggered in with massive trauma to his arm. He was covered in blood, with wounds all over his body.

Oct 04 10:42

Doctors Without Borders says U.S. airstrike hit hospital in Afghanistan; at least 19 dead

An airstrike apparently carried out by U.S. forces heavily damaged a charitable hospital in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 19 people — three of them reportedly children — in an incident that a senior U.N. official equated to a war crime.

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Oct 04 10:26

Hillary Clinton : We created Al-Qaeda

Oct 04 10:25

Pentagon launches probe into deadly airstrike on charity hospital in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday ordered a full investigation into an airstrike on a hospital served by charity doctors in Afghanistan that killed at least 16, including 3 children, and created immediate outrage in the war-torn country,

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The Pentagon is already trying to claim that the Taliban were using the hospital as a launching point for attacks; echoing the usual excuse Israel uses when they bomb schools and hospitals in Gaza.

Oct 04 07:00

Why Afghanistan Is Going To Fall To The Taliban Again. And It's Not Why You Think.

Last week, the Taliban began the process of retaking Afghanistan, starting with the northern city of Kunduz. The U.S. and Afghan governments have since been battling to recapture it -- a fight that included the U.S. bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital that killed at least 12 medical staff, along with at least seven patients, on Saturday.

The Taliban has since charged that Afghan intelligence purposely gave the U.S. the hospital's coordinates. Even the possibility that such an accusation is true -- and the duration of the sustained attack suggests that something unusual happened -- points toward the reason that Afghanistan is headed back toward Taliban control: The government is thoroughly corrupt, and the U.S. has been unwilling to take measures to address the situation. While a handful of civilian and military leaders identified corruption as an existential threat to the country, the problem remains unsolved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What I would expect the US government to do, at this point, is to throw even more US troops and weapons into the pyre here, because it can never, ever admit it made an horrendous mistake with the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, and lied to the American people about the real reasons for the invasion and occupation.

The Bush administration was negotiating with the Taliban over the cost of oil pipeline routes; when the cost was deemed "too high", the invasion and occupation came swiftly after.

And while Americans at home were being distracted by the Chandra Levy/ Gary Condit saga, courtesy of the corporate whorespondents, the US government was quietly informing other nations around the world of the imminent invasion of Afghanistan.

This wretched war has never been about protecting freedom, or the American way of life; it has always been about private corporate profit for the oil companies, the defense-industrial complex, and the bankers, who loan money to all sides to keep the wars going.

THIS is why our very brave men and women in uniform have been killed or maimed for life in this meatgrinder: it's all about private corporate profits, folks, period, end of discussion.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable." Throughout this horrific, 15 year occupation, with no accountability from local leadership whatsoever, the US government and Pentagon have been sewing the seeds leading to precisely this ultimate outcome.

Oct 04 06:25


Earlier this week, 21WIRE reported how the Taliban overtook the strategic city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan.

Critics are questioning NATO’s effectiveness after 15 years of combat operations and military occupation in the country.

Immediately after this story broke, US mainstream media propaganda kicked into high gear and falsely reported that the Afghan government security forces “have retaken the city”, even though this was a lie. Most likely this was leaked by NATO while they were assessing a counter measure. Soon reality set in and the US media were forced to admit that the US-led NATO operation had in fact lost Kunduz.

What the US did next will shock you…

As part of NATO’s counter assault, an US airstrike bombed a hospital, killing many of its staff, doctors and patients, so far killing 9 and wounding 37. Those numbers are expected to rise sharply in the next 48 hrs as team sift through the debris.

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The US military wants to see Doctors Without Borders out of Afghanistan completely, so that they can kill and wound Afghanis more effectively, without any possible access to modern medical treatment available.

IF in fact the GPS coordinates were known, the bombing of the hospital by the US military was absolutely deliberate.

Oct 03 20:04

Sleeping With the Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11

We Created Al Qaeda to Fight the Soviets in Afghanistan

Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted on CNN that the U.S. organized and supported Bin Laden and the other originators of “Al Qaeda” in the 1970s to fight the Soviets.

Brzezinski told Al Qaeda’s forefathers – the Mujahadin:

We know of their deep belief in god – that they’re confident that their struggle will succeed. That land over – there is yours – and you’ll go back to it some day, because your fight will prevail, and you’ll have your homes, your mosques, back again, because your cause is right, and god is on your side.

Oct 03 19:58

How The US Helped To Create Al Qaeda and ISIS

by Garikai Chengu

Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region.

The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.

Lest we forget, the CIA gave birth to Osama Bin Laden and breastfed his organization during the 1980?s. Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, told the House of Commons that Al Qaeda was unquestionably a product of Western intelligence agencies. Mr. Cook explained that Al Qaeda, which literally means an abbreviation of “the database” in Arabic, was originally the computer database of the thousands of Islamist extremists, who were trained by the CIA and funded by the Saudis, in order to defeat the Russians in Afghanistan.

Oct 03 09:34

At Least 16 Killed At Afghan Hospital After U.S. Airstrike

An airstrike hit a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, killing at least 16 people in what the U.S. military called possible "collateral damage" in the battle to oust Taliban insurgents.

Frantic MSF staff phoned military officials at NATO in Kabul and Washington after the attack, and bombs continued to rain down near the medical facility for nearly an hour, one official from the aid group said.

At least 37 people were wounded and many patients and staff still missing, it added.

The U.S. military promised to investigate the incident, which could renew concerns over the use of its air power in the conflict.

Afghan government forces backed by U.S. air power have fought to drive the Taliban out of the northern provincial capital since the militants seized it six days ago, in the biggest victory of their near 14-year insurgency.

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I would suggest to Doctors Without Borders that you immediately cease and desist from all medical aid to Afghanis now, and evacuate your personnel from Afghanistan as quickly as humanly possible.

This may well not be the last time this happens, no matter what assurances you may get from US military personnel, because after a 14 year occupation, the US military is still losing to the Taliban.

Oct 03 09:26

Kaleidoscope of Power Games in the Middle-East

So it is alright for the CIA to train anti- Assad terrorists, but not for Russia to fight them on behalf of a democratically elected leader of a sovereign country?

How dare the Syrians elect a President whom a foreign nation – the US of A– wants to remove by it’s traditional ‘regime change’ approach for reasons of (US) ‘national security’ – what an outright BS! – It is no longer a secret that the PNAC (Plan for A New American Century) needs Syria to fall into equal disarray and chaos as did Iraq and Libya – and Sudan, Somalia, Central Africa; Lebanon and of course Iran – and on goes the list – for the ultimate goal: America’s absolute hegemony.

Oct 03 09:17

O’Bomber: US Airstrike Obliterates Hospital in Afghanistan, Casualty Numbers Rising

Immediately after this story broke, US mainstream media propaganda kicked into high gear and falsely reported that the Afghan government security forces “have retaken the city”, even though this was a lie. Most likely this was leaked by NATO while they were assessing a counter measure. Soon reality set in and the US media were forced to admit that the US-led NATO operation had in fact lost Kunduz.

What the US did next will shock you...

As part of NATO’s counter assault, an US airstrike bombed a hospital, killing many of its staff, doctors and patients, so far killing 9 and wounding 37. Those numbers are expected to rise sharply in the next 48 hrs as team sift through the debris.

Despite having previously relayed their GPS location to US-NATO officials many days in advance of the recent fighting, Médecins Sans Frontières also revealed how the Americans’ relentless bombing of the hospital continued for 30 minutes AFTER it raised alarm.

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In a nutshell, the claim that Kunduz was retaken from the Taliban was a total lie, and to top it all off, the US bombed a "Doctors Without Border" hospital they had the GPS location for, continuing half an hour after the hospital called them and let them know they were hitting a friendly target.

Oct 03 08:17

Video shows the bombed Kunduz hospital which claimed 50 lives

A US army spokesman said the strike "may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility" and that the incident was under investigation.

Oct 03 08:14

Medics 'Rang Washington' As US Bombed Hospital

Medecins Sans Frontieres frantically phoned NATO and Washington as bombs rained down on its staff working in an Afghanistan hospital.

The agency has said at least 16 of its aid workers have been killed - and a further 19 were among the 37 seriously wounded - when the trauma centre was hit during the US strike.

America has admitted it may have killed a number of medics during the air raid in Kunduz, despite being told several times where their hospital was located.

Oct 03 07:55

9 MSF staff, 7 patients killed in suspected US airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan

Typical mass murder by the United States Military. Over and over again the US Military commits the most horrible warcrimes.
The Russians under Putin kill terrorists(funded by the US),The US Military bombs hospitals,schools,wedding parties ECT.,ECT.,ECT.!
As an American I am ashamed at what horrible country this has become!

A hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz has been hit and partially destroyed in an overnight “aerial attack” that killed at least nine Medecins Sans Frontieres staff. NATO has admitted a US airstrike may have caused accidental “collateral damage.”

Follow LIVE UPDATES on suspected US bombing of hospital in Kunduz

US forces conducted an airstrike in Kunduz at 2:15am on Saturday, said NATO coalition spokesman Colonel Brian Tribus.

“The strike may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility,” he said. “This incident is under investigation.”

Oct 02 21:35

Three MSF staff killed as its Kunduz hospital is bombed in Afghanistan

Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Saturday its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz was partially destroyed, three staff were killed and 30 staff were unaccounted for after overnight bombing.

Fighting has raged around the northern provincial capital for the past six days after Taliban gunmen captured the city in their biggest victory of a nearly 14-year insurgency.

"We are deeply shocked by the attack, the killing of our staff and patients and the heavy toll it has inflicted on healthcare in Kunduz," MSF said in a statement.

Oct 02 14:00

On CNN; "Problem with Russia in Syria. An Accidental Skirmish With The US LED ISIS Coalition"

All the media has already been mentioning how Russia is bombing their CIA "moderate" rebels of Al Qaeda. Of course they use the word 'rebel' instead of 'terrorist'. Which is really funny. Because wasn't it Al Qaeda who used to be called terrorist here? Weren't they the reason we went to Iraq and Afghanistan? Really weird.... I wonder if people are noticing that the U.S. now fully embraces and admits arming and supporting Al Qaeda, who were suppose to be our mortal enemies who did 9/11. Now it seems there is a slip and the U.S. is behind ISIS too.

Oct 02 12:05

Vladimir Putin’s Address to the United Nations Security Council. Video and Transcript

The UN General Assembly is the United Nations Organisation’s main consultative body and examines the principles for cooperation in ensuring international peace and security.

?The 70th anniversary of the United Nations is a good occasion to both take stock of history and talk about our common future.


Oct 02 12:02

The Mind of Mr. Putin

Perhaps it is time to climb down off our ideological high horse and start respecting the vital interests of other sovereign nations, even as we protect and defend our own.

If America’s elites continue to assert their right to intervene in the internal affairs of nations, to make them conform to a U.S. ideal of what is a good society and legitimate government, then we are headed for endless conflict. And, one day, this will inevitably result in war, as more and more nations resist America’s moral imperialism.

Nations have a right to be themselves, Putin is saying.

Oct 02 06:58

Taliban Claims It Shot Down U.S. Transport Plane In Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed early Friday that its jihadis were responsible for shooting down an American C-130 Hercules airplane, according to reports. Initial reports stated that at least 10 people were killed when the US plane crashed at an airport in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

“Our mujahideen have shot down a four-engine US aircraft in Jalalabad,” Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter. “Based on credible information 15 invading forces and a number of puppet troops were killed,” he added.

Oct 02 06:18

Russia Bombs ISIS

The US Military by constant violations of their oath of office have become a totally discredited institution that is nothing more than an enforcer and collection agency for private banks and corporations.All Wars Are Bankers Wars,which makes the Joint Chiefs of Staff nothing more than Banker's Whores.
I am Disgusted and Ashamed!

After announcing it would conduct aerial operations in Syria, Russian warplanes struck Islamic State targets straightaway – in contrast to Washington’s campaign, attacking Syrian and Iraqi infrastructure targets, supporting its Islamic State foot soldiers on the ground.

Oct 01 21:45

11 confirmed dead in US transport plane crash in Afghanistan

An American C-130 transport plane has crashed in Afghanistan, killing at least 11 people, a US defense official has said. Among the dead are several US troop members and contracted civilians whose nationalities have not been disclosed.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for shooting down the C-130, according to AFP. However, this information has not yet been confirmed, and US authorities previously denied any hostile engagement.

Oct 01 18:12

Afghanistan Hercules crash: At least 11 dead

At least 11 people have died after a US Hercules aircraft crashed at an airport in Afghanistan, the US military says.

Oct 01 15:12

Showdown at the UN Corral – Raimondo

If there was any doubt that Washington has learned absolutely nothing since George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq, then President Obama’s address to the United Nations has confirmed the world’s worst fears. It was an oration that combined the most egregious lies with the wooly-minded “idealism” that has been such a destructive force in world affairs since the days of Woodrow Wilson.

Question: Were these US-funded Good Guys (in Syria) always Bad Guys in an ill-fitting disguise?

Sep 30 13:38

“Kicking Me Out Is Morally Wrong”: Green Beret Discharged For Standing Up to Afghan Police’s “Brutal Child Rapist”

By all accounts, the U.S. military is fostering something "worse than the Taliban."

Sergeant 1st Class Charles Martland, the Green Beret being separated involuntarily from the U.S. Army for kicking and body slamming an Afghan police commander he describes as a “brutal child rapist,” began telling his side of the story Monday.


Sep 30 10:36

The Warmonger Presidential Candidates

...the compromised presidential candidates will never gain the guts to set into motion a true America First foreign policy.

In order to fully understand the primal betrayal of genuine American interests, our society has to face the hard reality that the NeoCons and Zionist Israel-First fifth column that controls the bureaucracy of selective orthodox government is the enemy of our own people.

Standing with Israel is a primary reason for the demise of the American Republic.

Illustrating this point, the debate statement from Carly Fiorina, Crackpot Warmonger, exposes the utter absurdity of subordinating our true interests to a rogue regime designed to cause chaos as the meanings to achieve regional dominance.

“On Day One in the Oval Office, I will make two phone calls, the first to my good friend Bibi Netanyahu to reassure him we will stand with the state of Israel.”

Sep 30 10:30

Obama’s Syria

Ending Syria’s horrific civil war is possible, but the political will to do so remains elusive.

Over the years the facts on the ground have changed in Syria – with the rise of the Islamic State being the deadliest new reality. But Washington and its regional allies remain focused on an illegal regime change in Damascus. The west is fighting the wrong war and will surely lose the peace.

Sep 30 10:10

Regime Change as American as Apple Pie

US President Barack Obama is someone to almost pity. For he has the unenviable task of standing before the nations of the world and smugly spout endless falsehoods — as he did, yet again, during his address to the UN General Assembly.

Clandestine American-led interventions have fuelled the explosion in terror networks across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Yet amid this American legacy of international violence, Obama was charged with painting a rose-tinted view of the world that was breath-taking in its distortion and absurdity.

Sep 30 08:59

US Officials Report Cyber Attacks Are Getting Worse And Could Lead To A Catastrophe

Webmaster addition: I guess that means the NSA, which is supposed to prevent this, is a total waste of taxpayer money (not to mention the violations of the Constitution) and should be shut down immediately!

Sep 29 15:15

The Taliban Just Captured Their First Major City in 14 Years

It should be abundantly clear now that our military’s mission in Afghanistan is following the same exact path as their mission in Iraq. After we steamrolled through their country, we were met with a prolonged resistance movement that is now slowly retaking lost territory, as our military tries to make its exit without losing face.

While there is still a small US military presence lingering in Afghanistan, we pulled out of that nation in much the same way that we pulled out of Iraq. We managed to suppress the insurgents long enough to claim a victory, and then left behind a wildly corrupt system that could not protect its people from the crazies in their midst (or in the case of Iraq and Syria, the crazies that we trained and funded). Now these people are overrunning the ill-equipped and morally bankrupt forces that we left in charge.

Sep 29 10:39

Green Beret Kicked Out Of Army For Attacking Brutal Afghani Child Rapist Breaks His Silence

This Man IS an excellent soldier and American and the District of Criminals is screwing him!

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, a Green Beret who has been discharged from the Army for confronting a child rapist in Afghanistan, came out swinging in his first public statements saying, “Kicking me out of the Army is morally wrong and the entire country knows it.”

Sep 29 09:02

Taliban storms into northern Afghan city in major blow for security forces

Taliban insurgents fought their way into a major city in northern Afghanistan on Monday, driving back stunned security forces in a multi-pronged attack that also sent Afghan officials and U.N. personnel fleeing for safety.

The fall of Kunduz would be a huge blow to the Western-backed government in Kabul and would give Taliban insurgents a critical base of operations beyond their traditional strongholds in Afghanistan’s south. Afghan government leaders and the U.S.-led coalition here view the battle for Kunduz as a key test of the Afghan security forces in their continuing fight with the Taliban.

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Another conquered province refuses to stay conquered!

Sep 29 07:52

Putin Tells UN National Sovereignty Needs to Be Respected

US experts claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin in his UN General Assembly speech upheld the importance of national sovereignty to protect countries from being destabilized and toppled in the name of such causes as "democracy" and "human rights".

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"Oh, come ON now! How far do you think we would get if we were destabilized and toppling countries in the name of "greed?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 28 19:23

Kunstler: Did Charlie Rose look like a fucking idiot last night on 60-Minutes, or what.....?

Charlie Rose, 60-Minutes — and perhaps by extension US government agencies with an interest in propagandizing — seem to want to put over the story that Russia has involved itself in Syria only to aggrandize its role on in world affairs.

Forgive me for being so blunt, but what sort of stupid fucking idea is this? And are there any non-lobotomized adults left in the USA who can’t see straight through it? The truth is that American policy in Syria (plus Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, Somalia, Afghanistan) is an impressive record of failure in terms of the one basic aim that most rational people might agree upon: stabilizing the region in a way that does not leave Islamic jihadi maniacs in charge.

Sep 28 13:58

US Turbo-Charging Military Buildup in Afghanistan

At a time when the people of Afghanistan seek the international community’s help for peace and prosperity, the United States has decided to scrap their pullout plans once again, leaving thousands of occupying troops behind through the end of President Obama’s final term in office.

The silly argument by those in favor of increasing the American troops in place is largely the same throughout the war, that the Afghan government isn’t capable of beating the Taliban on their own, and that a US pullout would add pressure to that struggling military.

Sep 28 11:18

Murder, Mayhem and Rape in Afghanistan: Made in the U.S.A.

“The Kite Runner,” Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 novel, featured a pivotal and highly controversial scene in which one of the young male protagonists is raped by an older youth. That harrowing section of the best-selling book highlighted the rampant sexual abuse of children in Afghanistan. Now, a revelation—even more horrifying—has implicated real-life U.S. soldiers serving in that country. The New York Times on Sunday reported how troops have been instructed to condone the routine rape of Afghan children by our warlord allies. The story is a cringe-inducing example of how corrupt our war in Afghanistan has been.

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The condoning of such behaviour against young boys in Afghanistan is so sick, and immoral, I do not know where to begin.

But in analyzing this 14 year-old debacle with a coldly logical approach, at the end of the day, this war was, and is, about pipelines, the control and encouragement of the opium trade, and plunder of Afghanistan's embarrassment of riches in natural resources (primarily minerals).

And as long as those goals are getting met through the US and NATO occupation of this country, no one in the Obama administration or the military seems to give one DAMN about the consequences of these actions against helpless kids getting raped.

To our government and our military, these kids' lives are of utterly no consequence, or worth, when there is money to be made; they are simply "collateral damage", about whom no one is supposed to care.

Sep 28 10:06

Putin to UN: Export of so-called democratic revolutions continues globally

The export of the so-called democratic revolutions continues, as the international community fails to learn from mistakes, which have already been made, Russian President Vladimir Putin said addressing the UNGA.

He cited the example of the revolutions in the Middle East, when people wished for change, “but how did that turn out?”

He said that instead of triumph of democracy “we have violence and social disaster,” where no one cares about human rights, including the right to life.

Sep 28 07:40


The Taliban had all but eradicated the opium growers before the US invasion. So why is cheap Afghani heroin flooding into the United States?

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Sep 28 07:39

Reports: Taliban seize half of northern Afghan city

The Taliban seized half of a major city in northern Afghanistan on Monday, according to media reports.

The militants launched co-ordinated attacks to capture Kunduz, once one of the wealthiest cities in the country.

At least 25 militants and two policemen have been killed and reinforcements have been sent, the BBC reported, citing the government. The city is in lockdown as gun battles between the extremists and Afghan government forces continue, Al Jazeera said.

Sep 28 07:39

Fighting rages in Afghan city of Kunduz; Taliban raises flag

Taliban fighters entered the capital of the northern Afghan province of Kunduz on Monday, raising their flag over portions of the city and engaging in fierce fighting with Afghan security forces, residents and government officials said.

Sources in the city said the clashes began in the early morning hours when militants entered the city from four directions. Mahboobullah Mahboob, a member of a local council, said he and his family fled the city, also called Kunduz, shortly after 6 a.m. when militants neared their neighborhood.

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Another conquered province refuses to stay conquered!

Sep 27 06:07

Obama, Putin to meet at a defining moment

The Russian state agency TASS is not given to speculating on the Kremlin leader’s activities. It is a ground rule set by Joseph Stalin when the agency was created in 1925. Therefore, we must accept as ‘breaking news’ the TASS’ Washington dateline report quoting ‘an informed source’ to the effect that a meeting between Russian president Vladimir Putin and US resident Barack Obama will take place next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session.

Obama will do well to cut his way through the neocon shibboleth and comprehend that Russia has been largely reactive – be it in Ukraine, Syria or Afghanistan or on missile defence and the global strategic stability – whereas, the US has trampled on Russia’s vital and legitimate interests and core concerns like a rogue elephant. Amends need to be made. For far too long, Obama chose to tread the trodden path set by Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in the direction of ‘containment’ of Russia.

Sep 25 21:22

Iran’s ‘take’ on Russian build-up in Syria

Things were going splendidly for Israel until Russia arrived on the scene as the great ‘spoiler’.

The first detailed Iranian commentary on the Russian military build-up in Syria appeared in a Fars news agency piece.

The Iranian interpretation runs counter to the story being spread by Israel and right-wing American propagandists that the Russian forces intend to join the war in Syria.

The Israeli media even claimed that the Russian intervention in Syria is in active collaboration with the so-called Quds Force of the IRGC. The Israeli disinformation aims to put pressure on the Barack Obama administration not to coordinate with Russia over Syria.

Sep 25 18:19

Soldier who attacked Afghan police commander for keeping child sex slave is SACKED

Makes you wonder what kind of people are running the Army.

Sergeant 1st Class Charles Martland, from Massachusetts, has been ordered to leave the US army by November 1 and has now been refused leave to appeal.

It comes after the 33-year-old and another soldier shoved a local commander, whom he had trained, accused of raping a 12-year-old Afghan boy. He walked away with bruising.

The Afghan commander was also said to have attacked the boy’s mother when she said she was going to report the attack in war-torn Kunduz Province, where the soldiers were deployed in 2011.

Sep 25 07:17

US troops could remain in Afghanistan beyond 2016 as President Obama considers extending deployment to stop a Taliban revival

The White House is considering plans to stall the further withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan to prop up the nation's government and stall the Taliban's revival.

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Looks like another conquered American province is about to lose its puppet ruler!

Sep 24 12:33

AIPAC’s Democrat Problems Go Beyond Obama

Last week, journalists Josh Rogin and Eli Lake published a piece at Bloomberg Businessweek explaining how the influential pro-Israel lobby AIPAC came to be defeated in the biggest fight in a generation. The story holds important truths. It’s essentially about the tough spot AIPAC was put in by the Obama administration’s hardball tactics to protect the achievement of the nuclear deal with Iran, hardly a surprise given the stakes at hand.

Sep 24 12:22

What the Church could learn from Harley-Davidson

Cut the frills, leave out the unnecessary. Keep it simple, honest and uncompromising...

Give us a new bare-bones, stripped-back, “Dark Custom” Christianity

It’s the journey, not the destination

A million bikers with attitude could tear up the tarmac and thunder through Westminster and Washington to express civil society’s disgust… if they had a mind to.

To quote Harley : “Let’s ride. Grab life by the throttle!”

Sep 23 13:14

The Rape of Afghanistan

The rape of young boys in Afghanistan by our “allies” is getting a
lot of press attention these days, provoked by the revelation that US military personnel who tried to stop it are being disciplined for interfering. Two US officers apparently beat up one of our pet warlords, who insisted on keeping a boy chained to his bed as a sex slave: this kind of rough justice got one relieved of his command and the other is being forced to retire.

Sep 22 15:32

U.S. soldier punished for stopping child rape by Afghan

The Pentagon and the White House condemned on Monday reports that Afghan forces who worked with U.S. military personnel sexually assaulted boys, and members of Congress complained about a U.S. soldier being forced out of the military because he intervened in 2011, attacking an Afghan police commander he believed was raping a child.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and others are questioning whether the U.S. military routinely discouraged troops from intervening in such sexual assaults. Hunter said Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland must leave the Army by Nov. 1, because his intervention to stop a child rape triggered a negative mark on his service record.

Sep 22 08:45

Update: A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest

Benjamin Netanyahu is to hold talks in New york this September. Under international law he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the U.S for the massacre of over 2000 civilians in 2014.





Why the huge difference between US and the Brits?

Last summer, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, a bloody war against Gaza that killed about 2,300 Palestinians, the vast majority of whom were civilians, including over 500 children. The attack also devastated Gaza’s infrastructure, and left about 500,000 people displaced or homeless. These war crimes and others, like Israel’s recent attack on the Freedom Flotilla, which sought to bring medical aid and solar panels to the Port of Gaza, have given rise to increased calls for Israel to be tried before the International Criminal Court.

Sep 22 08:13

UK Labour Party revolution

The election of veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn to lead the Labour Party in the UK is a revolution by all means. In a party grassroots election, the 66-year-old outsider defeated a line-up of traditional Labour candidates.

Corbyn’s victory was a rejection of Tony Blair’s wing as much as it was a swing to the left. Blair, who came back from hibernation to campaign against Corbyn, was rebuffed by the rank and file of the Labour Party. Party membership didn’t forgive Blair’s disgraceful servitude role to George Bush and his Israeli fabricated “dossier” to sell the invasion of Iraq.

Sep 22 08:07

All Republican Presidential Candidates Stand For War

There is not a peaceful person among the Republican candidates. Even the female is heartless.

Here is Carla Fiorina at the debate describing the way she will lead us to Armageddon. She won’t talk to Putin, but she will send him “the message” via military threats:

“Having met Vladimir Putin, I wouldn’t talk to him at all. We’ve talked way too much to him. What I would do, immediately, is begin rebuilding the Sixth Fleet, I would begin rebuilding the missile defense program in Poland, I would conduct regular, aggressive military exercises in the Baltic states. I’d probably send a few thousand more troops into Germany. Vladimir Putin would get the message. . . . Russia is a bad actor, but Vladimir Putin is someone we should not talk to, because the only way he will stop is to sense strength and resolve on the other side, and we have all of that within our control. We could rebuild the Sixth Fleet. I will. We haven’t. We could rebuild the missile defense program. We haven’t. I will.”

Sep 22 06:46

Blame America? No, Blame Neocons!

It has become common to discount any criticism of US foreign policy as “blaming America first.” It is a convenient way of avoiding a real discussion. If aggressive US policy in the Middle East – for example in Iraq – results in the creation of terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda in Iraq, is pointing out the unintended consequences of bad policy blaming America? Is it “blaming America” to point out that blowback – like we saw on 9/11 – can be the result of unwise US foreign policy actions like stationing US troops in Saudi Arabia?

Sep 21 09:49

U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies

In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.

“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”

Sep 20 22:20

The Implosion of US Military Morale

WE are being set up for a major defeat and destruction!

By Jack D. Douglas

September 21, 2015

Col.David “Hack” Hackworth said decades ago that the Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon got control of the Army and other U.S. forces during the long Vietnam catastrophe, destroyed morale, lost the war, and kept moving up to the top to be the staff generals and admirals in the Pentagon. The scuttlebutt was always that they managed their way up by being ass-kissers.

I wonder what Hack would say about all the news these days about the Perfumed Princes at the top of the US military?

Sep 19 12:14

The Republican Candidates Just Can’t Quit Neoconservatism

With the exception of Rand Paul, the GOP field remained in thrall to a bankrupt neoconservative ideology.

If the candidates’ positions on foreign policy were anything to go by, the neocon outlook—which is in essence a frightened, xenophobic, reflexive militarism—continues to have a stranglehold on a Grand Old Party, which cannot seem to shake some Very Bad Ideas.

Of the 11 candidates who made it to prime time, only Senator Rand Paul made the feeblest attempt to defy the GOP’s orthodox militarism

Sep 18 13:11

Migrants, Refugees, Clandestines and… Jihadis

What else is new? The Empire of Chaos specializes in breaking, not fixing.

The plight of the refugees could become the perfect excuse to precipitate a new R2P (responsibility to protect) war; Libya remixed, with fighting ISIL barely disguising the real agenda: regime change in Damascus.

So Europe has suddenly, miraculously “discovered” that the civil war/proxy war raging in Syria since early 2011 has hemorrhaged into an extremely serious refugee crisis.

European Sturm und Drang on what to do about the refugee drama is unprecedented in modern times. Bitterness permeates the fault lines separating fear and intolerance from generosity and solidarity.

Among quite a few progressive circles, there are widespread fears that the current Western media campaign centered on the plight of refugees may be a catalyst to prepare European-wide public opinion for an all-out war in Syria before the end of 2015.

Sep 18 13:07

A Refugee Crisis Made in America – Philip Giraldi

Will the U.S. accept responsibility for the humanitarian consequences of Washington-manufactured wars?

It is perhaps past time for Washington to begin to become accountable for what it does.

The world media is following the refugee crisis by focusing primarily on the inability of unprepared local governments to deal with the numbers of migrants, asking why someone somewhere can’t just “do something.” This means that somehow, as a result, the vast human tragedy has been reduced to a statistic and, inevitably, a political football.

Sep 18 08:54

Under Toxic Fire: How the Clintons Helped Cover-Up Gulf War Syndrome

snip: The Pentagon was also aware that vital ingredients for these weapons had been supplied by U.S. corporations in a secret export drive supported by both the United States and British governments. Chiefly involved here were lewisite, an ammonia-like vesicant used in chemical weapons, and ingredients for Sarin and for another nerve weapon called Soman, as well as for yet another nerve weapon, VX. So far as biological weapons were concerned, there were approved U.S. sales to Iraq of anthrax, botulism, histoplasm capsulatum (a tuberculosis-type disease), brucella melitensis (a bacterium that causes chronic fatigue), clostridium perfringens (a bacterium causing gas gangrene), plus numerous shipments of E. coli.

Sep 18 02:47

Refugees as Weapon – and Germany shifting Alliances?

Germany alongside Russia might indeed defend and help preserve the Assad government, together with Iran the two stabilizing factors in the Middle East.

As a parallel or backup plan, the unholy alliance between Washington, NATO and Turkey agreed to open Turkey’s flood gates for refugees, actually promoting the exodus to gain free reign in the safe heavens and to build up a mass of refugees – most of whom want to flee to Germany – which in the right moment could be let go and cause the right pressure or destabilization effects in Europe. Well, this is just happening.

Sep 18 02:44

Putin’s Line in the Sand: No Regime Change in Syria

By allowing US F-16s to patrol the skies over Syria, Washington will impose a de facto no-fly zone over the country severely limiting Assad’s ability to battle the US-backed militias that have seized large swaths of the countryside and are now descending on Damascus.

The Syrian war can be divided into two parts: The pre-Incirlik period and the post-Incirlik period. The pre-Incirlik period is roughly the four year stretch during which US-backed Islamic militias and al Qaida-linked groups fought the Syrian army with the intention of removing President Bashar al Assad from power. This first phase of the war ended in a draw.

Sep 18 02:33

A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest

The advantage of an official White House petition is the promise of official recognition and response if the goal is met.

Bibi will come to the U.N. in NYC in late September. There is now a US petition calling for his arrest. We would greatly appreciate if you can publicize.

Sep 16 17:27

A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest

The advantage of an official White House petition is the promise of official recognition and response if the goal is met.

Benjamin Netanyahu is to hold talks in New york this September. Under international law he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the U.S for the massacre of over 2000 civilians in 2014





There are still only 2800 or so signatures. Why the huge difference between us and the Brits? Are American activists so jaded or discouraged?

Sep 16 14:31

A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest

Bibi will come to the U.N. in NYC in late September. There is now a US petition calling for his arrest. We would greatly appreciate if you can publicize.

The advantage of an official White House petition is the promise of official recognition and response if the goal is met.

Sep 16 13:37

A Fly in the Ointment of Colbert’s Opening Show

We will be watching Stephen Colbert to see where his comedy takes him next.

While awaiting the final congressional vote that will confirm that President Obama has defeated the Zionist juggernaut which spent millions to block the Iran Nuclear deal, we must pause to consider a major moment in entertainment television.

The entertainment news has to do with the CBS network arrival of Stephen Colbert, who last week succeeded David Letterman as host of The Late Show (11:30 EST).

Even there, alas, the Zionist juggernaut lurks. You will have to look closely to see it, but there was a fly in the ointment of the otherwise successful launch of the next chapter of Colbert’s career.

Supporters of the BDS movement were quick to identify the fly.

Sep 16 13:34

RECKLESS HYPOCRISY – The Folly of Self-Righteous Indignation

Iran has not been and is not intending to build a nuclear arsenal; but who can admit that fact – Obama, Clinton, Kerry?

Could we expect President Obama to confess that Iran’s nuclear ambitions to develop a bomb has been a politically motivated fictional narrative serving other purposes? Could he advocate the idea that replacing Israel with Iran would be the most “advantageous” step to pursue America’s true strategic interests in the Middle East? No, not in this lifetime!

Therefore, the hardline, even sounding like a born again-neoconservative, rhetoric by Hillary Clinton that the United States under her presidency would take an extremely hawkish position against any Iranian intransigence is as genuine a threat as threatening to nuke Iran if the Supreme Leader jumps over the moon!! Iran has not been and is not intending to build a nuclear arsenal; but who can admit that fact – Obama, Clinton, Kerry?

Sep 16 13:31

Are Neocons an Existential Threat?

No one dares confront the existential question of whether the United States and the world can continue to tolerate and accommodate the neoconservatives.

Despite a record of unprecedented error, American neocons remain the dominant foreign policy force in Official Washington, demanding more “regime change” in the Middle East and a new Cold War that could heat up and end all life on the planet.

Sep 15 08:21

Refugee Crisis Reminds Europe There is a Real War in Syria

Refugees are not the problem; war is. If the war in Syria doesn’t stop, the flow of refugees will only continue. The refugee wave, marked by the dramatic image of tens of thousands of Syrians trying to reach Germany from Hungary, is a phenomenon that until very recently has been confused, perhaps deliberately, with mass migration. There is an important difference: migrations are frequently driven by financial or social exclusion. What is happening now in Europe is the inevitable consequence of unresolved crises in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and Afghanistan – all related to the collapse of these countries’ respective states, the result of wars for which the West bears much responsibility.

Sep 15 07:36

Burned alive by Israelis

Incinerating humans whether in a gas chamber, military attack, by injecting petrol into the mouth or throwing a torch through a window all have one thing in common: burning is how racists manifest hate.

Five years ago at a stop during my book signing tour in San Diego, I met an adorable toddler named Farah.

She was being treated in the US for severe burns she received at the age of two.

Farah was one of thousands of civilians who were either injured or killed when Israel rained white phosphorus bombs on Gaza in 2008-2009.

The phosphorus that burned through Farah’s angelic flesh was American made and paid for by US taxpayers. Ironically, so was Farah’s treatment.

Last Sunday, mother of two Reham Dewabsha died from burn injuries.

Sep 14 08:41

Hundreds of inmates escape as Taliban raid Afghan jail

Taliban fighters have stormed a prison in the central Afghan city of Ghazni, killing police officers and releasing many prisoners, police officials said.

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"Gee, I guess we will have to stay in Afghanistan a while longer! I know there were those who said the US should leave because the Taliban were all locked up, but now, well, just LOOK at all those evil people let loose ... I mean ... that escaped. So we just HAVE to stay in Afghanistan. We just HAVE to!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 13 22:02

Peter Dale Scott Explains the Secret Cheney Operation on 9/11

A Podcast on the Little-Known “Continuity of Government” Effort Underlying National Emergencies

9/11 was a seminal day in US history, but, as noted author and historian Peter Dale Scott tells WhoWhatWhy, the true significance of what happened goes far beyond what meets the eye. In this podcast, Scott focuses in particular on the implementation of a secret “Continuity of Government” plan that had been decades in the making. Consequently, he argues, there has been “a permanent change to the United States” that permeates the lives of all Americans. The result, according to Scott, has been the suspension of Constitutional rights and the transformation of America in ways that we are still living with today.