Secret Hidden In US-Afghan Deal

Pact Won t End War Or SOF Night Raids

By Gareth Porter

The Obama administration s success in obscuring those facts is the real story behind the ostensible story of the agreement.

About 25,000 Troops May Be Needed In Afghanistan After 2014, Planners Say

American military officials say that the planning figure is 25,000 troops, commanded by a three-star general. They would include trainers as well as thousands of Green Berets and other special operations troops who would work with Afghans on counter-terror missions.

A Decade of War-for What?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

The Taliban have shown themselves willing to persist against huge odds, to fight and die in considerable numbers for the kind of country they wish to live in-and the kind of regime they wish to live under. Our allies have not remotely matched their zeal.

US Kills 5 Afghan Kids

By Glenn Greenwald

The way in which the U.S. media ignores such events speaks volumes about how we perceive them.

Afghanistan: US airstrikes kill at least 14 civilians

NATO officials confirmed on Monday that an airstrike launched late Friday in the Sangin district of Helmand Province, Afghanistan resulted in the death of one mother and five children.

From Information Clearing House


Leaving Afghanistan by Staying

David Swanson, War Is a Crime: ''Obama is full of praise for U.S. troops, as if they have benefitted Afghanistan. And he is full of concern for the suffering of U.S. troops and U.S. citizens.... 'Neither Americans nor the Afghan people asked for this war,' Obama said, forgetting that one of those two countries had invaded the other one and occupied it for over a decade. 'The reason America is safe is because of you,' Obama told U.S. troops, forgetting that the war has made our nation more hated around the world.''

A Dumb War

Alan Grayson, Truthout: ''To little fanfare, President Obama announced last week that he signed an agreement to extend the US military occupation of Afghanistan for twelve more years. No one noted the irony of this, since under our Constitution, President Obama can be president for no more than another four and a half years.''


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