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Afghanistan May Forever Be the Graveyard of Empires

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The Crimes of the West in Afghanistan and the Suffering That Remains

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Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires

Freitag, 20. Dezember 2013

Obama Pursues "Occupation-Lite" in Afghanistan

Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthout: While the US and Afghan governments fail to reach a deal on the future of foreign troops in Afghanistan, no one expects anything but continuing US occupation of the impoverished country, along with its toll of civilian deaths and vanishing rights for women.


*Bride and Boom!*

By Tom Engelhardt

We Are Number One...In Obliterating Wedding Parties.

Afghanistan is a Calamity and our Leaders Must be Held to Account

By Seumas Milne

British troops haven t accomplished a single one of their missions in Afghanistan. Like Iraq and Libya, it s a disaster.

This Is What Winning Looks Like

Video Documentary

A disturbing new documentary about the ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption of the Afghan security forces as well as the reduced role of US Marines due to the troop withdrawal.

US drone kills two in eastern Afghanistan

At least two people including a child have been killed in the latest US assassination drone attack in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports.

Afghanistan: US murders 7 children and one woman in airstrike

President says: As a result of bombardment by American forces last night, which was Siahgird district of Parwan province, one woman and seven children were martyred and one civilian injured,* a statement from his office said.

US airstrike killed 13 Afghan civilians in Parwan: Official

An Afghan fact-finding mission has found that a recent US airstrike has killed at least 13 civilians in the country s northeastern province of Parwan.

Afghanistan: US airstrike killed at least 14 civilians, including women and children

A delegation of the Afghan officials including parliament members, who were assigned by president Karzai to investigate the US airstrike in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan, has revealed at least 14 civilians were killed in the air raid.

US Kills 9 people in Afghanistan

An Afghan police officer claimed on Saturday that five Pakistanis were among nine armed opponents who were killed in a US drone strike in the Kamdesh area of the eastern Nuristan province.

Hamid Karzai: 'I Saw No Good' With America s Presence In Afghanistan

By Harriet Alexander

*This whole 12 years was one of constant pleading with America to treat the lives of our civilians as lives of people,* he said, adding that he had not spoken to Mr Obama since June.

From Information Clearing House


Our Afghanistan Failure Was Led by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

Doctors Blame US War as Afghan Child Hunger Crisis Worsens

US Marines Shoot and Kill Four-Year-Old Afghan Boy

US Accused of Killing Woman, Seven Children in Afghanistan Airstrike


Why the US wants to stay in Afghanistan
by Jack A. Smith


The U.S. is supposed to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan by the end of this new year. But despite public opinion polls to the contrary, President Obama is seeking to leave several thousand Special Forces troops, military trainers, CIA personnel, 'contractors' and surveillance listening posts for 10 more years in Afghanistan until the end of 2024...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


How occupation is waged in Afghanistan

Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2013

Recht ist, was den Waffen nutzt

Das Urteil des Bonner Landgerichts im Fall von Kunduz ist für die Angehörigen der Toten eine Niederlage. Allerdings wird so auch der Mythos vom zivilisierten Krieg infrage gestellt.


Dienstag, 8. Oktober 2013

War in Afghanistan: Operation Enduring Violence

H. Patricia Hynes, Truthout: The war in Afghanistan, which began 12 years ago today, continues despite ever-compounding costs in lives and treasure and the absence of any convincing motive.

Keep US Troops in Afghanistan? Let Congress Vote!

Robert Naiman, Truthout: If you agree with Reps. Jim McGovern, Barbara Lee and Walter Jones that any agreement to keep thousands of US troops in Afghanistan indefinitely should be debated and voted on in Congress before it is signed, tell Congress, urges Naiman.

Operation Enduring Occupation

Staff, Socialist Worker: A proposed deal between the US and Afghanistan to "end" the war is occupation by another name: a continuing US military presence in the region to carry out the agenda of the American empire around the globe.


Afghanistan risks becoming 'narco-state': U.N. official

Afghanistan risks becoming a "full-fledged narco-state" without international support to help create alternative jobs for its people, a senior United Nations official said on Wednesday.

US kills 2 people in Afghanistan

An airstrike carried out by a US assassination drone has killed two people in the province of Nuristan in eastern Afghanistan, which borders Pakistan.

Afghan boy, six, and father shot during night raid by Australian special forces

Australian special forces have been implicated in the deaths of a young boy and his father who were found shot dead after a night raid on a neighbouring house in southern Afghanistan last month.

US drone strikes claim 18 lives across Afghanistan

At least eighteen people have been killed and several others injured in a series of US assassination drone attacks in Afghanistan over the past three days.

Each US troop in Afghanistan now costs $2.1 million

The average cost of each US troop in Afghanistan will nearly double in the last year of the occupation to $2.1 million, according to a new analysis of the Pentagon s budget, Defense One reported.

'I'll put one in his head, if you want', court releases audio of Afghan insurgent 'shot dead' by Royal Marine

In audio clips identified as video clip four and five in the trial, the marines are heard dragging the injured insurgent across the field. Marine C is heard saying "I ll put one in his head, if you want." Marine A replies: "That ll be too f... obvious."

In Afghanistan, interpreters who helped U.S. in war denied visas

The interpreters, many of whom served in Taliban havens for years, say U.S. officials are drastically underestimating the danger they face.

3 Afghans killed in US assassination drone strike

At least three Afghans have been killed in the latest US assassination drone strike in eastern part of Afghanistan

If you are a civilian and you die in a drone strike, it is your fault?

The argument that civilians should leave their homes to avoid being killed by drone strikes absolves the US of its responsibility to not kill civilians.

Afghan probe into civilian killings stymied by US refusal to cooperate

Afghanistan s intelligence service has chosen to abandon its investigation into a number of civilian deaths in Wardak province, following US refusal to look into claims of Special Forces complicity in the killings, according to a document seen by Reuters.

U.S. is abandoning those who helped in Afghanistan: Opinion

Congress allocated 8,750 Special Immigrant Visas four years ago for Afghanis whose lives are in danger because they worked for U.S. forces, but the State Department has granted only 1,648 of them, The Washington Post reported.

How Opium Greed Is Keeping US Troops in Afghanistan


Abby Martin takes a look at a shocking statistic that puts opium production in Afghanistan at a record high, and puts into perspective the different corporate interests that could be keeping US forces in Afghanistan well beyond 2014.

Endless Afghan Occupation: Security Agreement Draft Leaked

By The Inquisitr

A newly obtained US-Afghanistan security agreement draft suggests that US forces will stay for much longer than originally expected, possibly indefinitely.

US-Afghan agreement would keep troops in place and funds flowing, perhaps indefinitely

A draft of a key US-Afghan security deal obtained by NBC News shows the United States is prepared to maintain military outposts in Afghanistan for many years to come, and pay to support hundreds of thousands of Afghan security forces.

New deal leaves door open to a 'war without end'

Up to 15,000 troops could stay in military bases in the war-torn nation to train Afghan security forces and conduct anti-terror missions.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai

I don t trust the US: Afghan President Hamid Karzai told tribal leaders Thursday that he did not trust the United States, hours after Secretary of State John Kerry said a final draft deal on troop levels had been reached.

The Arrogance of American Exceptionalism: UN representative Samantha Power: U.S. has 'nothing to apologize' to Afghanistan for

Washington s UN representative Samantha Power said Thursday Afghanistan is owed no apology for US actions in the country since the overthrow of the Taliban 12 years ago.

Why US won t leave Afghanistan

By Pepe Escobar

We came, we saw, we stayed. Forever. That's the essence of the so-called Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) to be struck between the Obama administration and Afghanistan, over 12 years after the start of the never-ending War on Terror.

Another Proud Day For The USA


Furious Afghan president says US drones have struck a home in Helmand, killing a small child and wounding two women.

Can Karzai Save Us?

By Ron Paul

Karzai should be wary of his actions. It may become unhealthy for him. The US has a bad reputation for not looking kindly on puppet dictators who demand independence from us.

Karzai says U.S. killed child, won t sign security deal if similar attacks continue

Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the United States of launching a drone strike that killed a 2-year-old child Thursday and vowed to not sign a long-term security agreement if similar attacks continue.

Obama s Ludicrous Afghanistan Declarations

By Glen Ford

"Since when has the U.S. voluntarily left anyplace it has forcibly occupied?"

'There were pieces of my family all over the road'

Afghan citizen describes seeing relative's burning bodies after deadly U.S. drone strike...

In Afghanistan, People Died for No Good Reason

By Sheldon Richman

If there had been no American empire, there would have been no 9/11 attacks.

Coalition airstrike kill four people in Afghanistan

A local security official confirming the report said the militants were killed during a drone strike in Asmar district late Saturday.

Afghan president lashes out at US 'threats'

Karzai says the U.S. is "absolutely" acting like a colonial power in its attempts to force him to sign the bilateral security agreement by the end of this year. The paper quoted him as saying: "The threats they are making, `We won t pay salaries, we ll drive you into a civil war.' These are threats."

U.S. Behaves Like A Colonizer

Karzai "They threaten us by saying 'We will no longer pay your salaries; we will drive you into a civil war.' These are threats," Karzai said. "If you want to be our partner, we must be friends. Respect Afghan homes, don t kill their children and be a partner.

Afghan president says he does not 'trust' U.S.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in New Delhi on Saturday he no longer "trusts" the United States, accusing the Americans of saying one thing and doing another in his troubled homeland.

Karzai: American threat of full troop withdrawal is 'brinkmanship'

Karzai reiterated his position that the Afghan people cannot endorse a bilateral security agreement without the US agreeing to end airstrikes and raids on Afghan homes and help broker a peace process with the Taliban.

Why Remain in Afghanistan?


A final possible reason for staying in Afghanistan is more-or-less invisible, and that would be Washington s saving face for having killed thousands of people and wasted hundreds of billions of dollars

From Information Clearing House


'Iraq Replay': Kerry Demands Immunity for US Troops in Afghanistan

US Thwarts Investigation into Afghan Civilian Murders

Under US Occupation, Afghan Opium Industry Surges to Record Levels

In Afghanistan: 'Security Deal' Means US Occupation Forever

War and Enlightenment in Afghanistan

'Lack of Trust': Karzai Balks at US Security Agreement

How Many Unnamed Officials Does It Take to Deny Civilian Deaths?


We are never leaving Afghanistan
by Justin Raimondo


Rather than ending the war, the Obama-Karzai pact institutionalizes it, making the occupation of Afghanistan a permanent feature of US military operations in the region. It even maps out a place for this new US colony in the annual budget, and there is no time limit on any of this: '2024 and beyond.' The agreement means we?ll be in Afghanistan forever, obligated to not only defend its government but to make sure that government is functioning at a bare minimum...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


White Officers and Native Troops

US Seeks to Control Region from Afghanistan

Montag, 2. September 2013

The 1st US War on Afghanistan


Afghan officials say Nato air strike killed nine civilians

Afghan officials have said an apparent Nato air strike has killed 15 people, nine of them civilians, including women and children, in an eastern province.

NATO kills civilians in Afghanistan, claims Karzai

President Hamid Karzai has condemned a NATO air strike in Afghanistan s lawless east that Afghan officials say may have killed up to eight civilians, the latest evidence of friction between the president and his international backers.

US-led airstrike kills six in Afghanistan

The attack comes a day after at least 22 people were killed in a US-led assassination drone attack in Afghanistan s northeastern province of Kunar.

America s Afghan Victims

By Bob Dreyfuss and Nick Turse

When an American soldier dies in Afghanistan, his death is not anonymous. But when an Afghan dies in the war-especially an Afghan civilian death is rarely noticed by the outside world. Often, it s not even recorded by Afghan hospitals or morgues.

US kills 4 People In Afghanistan

According to reports, at least four suspected militants including a senior Taliban leader were killed following a US drone strike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

US-led drone strikes kill 12 in Afghanistan

One of the airstrikes took place in southeastern Wardak province on Friday night, killing seven people. In the second incident, two people lost their lives in an airstrike in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar. Three people were also killed in another US-led drone attack in the southeastern province of Paktia.

Afghan government slams US for sending arms to Taliban

A senior Afghan lawmaker revealed that American forces are giving military aid to Taliban militants active in the troubled region.

NATO Kills Five Afghan Civilians Incl Three Children

Five civilians, three of whom were children, were killed in an overnight airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, local police said on Saturday. NATO has said it does not know anything about the victims.

Today is the 12th Anniversary of the Invasion of Afghanistan

By Interventions Watch

When was the last time someone pointed out that, contrary to the pervasive propaganda, most of the fighters in Afghanistan are not actually Taliban monsters.

Not Another Year in Afghanistan

By RootsAction

There are almost twice as many U.S. troops in Afghanistan now as when Barack Obama became president.

Afghanistan s Hamid Karzai Says Nato Caused 'Great Suffering'

By Yalda Hakim

'The return of the Taliban will not undermine progress. This country needs to have peace.'

Francis Boyle: The Illegality and Evil of the War on Afganistan

I want to start out with my basic thesis that the Bush administration s war against Afghanistan cannot be justified on the facts or the law. It is clearly illegal. It constitutes armed aggression. It is creating a humanitarian catastrophe for the people of Afghanistan.

The Phony Pullout From Afghanistan

Fight For the Yankee Dollar

By Eric Margolis

The ongoing US stealth occupation of Afghanistan will be enshrined by a new US-Afghanistan security treaty (read 1930 Anglo-Iraq Treaty), another deal between puppet and string-puller, made respectable by rigged elections and bribed chieftains and a big dose of drug money.

From Information Clearing House


The war in Afghanistan has been lost. Why are we still there?

Beaufort Observer
by staff


Never have so many given so much, for so little. And they call it Enduring Freedom. That is the Barack Obama legacy in Afghanistan. More Americans have died in the awful place since Obama promised to end that war than have died under any other president. Ponder that statement. And then ask yourself if George W. Bush, or any Republican for that matter, had the same record what would the Elite Media in this country be doing?

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Counting the Afghan Dead: America s 'Unconscionable Oversight'

The Forgotten War: 12 Years in Afghanistan Down the Memory Hole


The U.S. war in Afghanistan entered its thirteenth year

Samstag, 3. August 2013

In Afghanistan steigt die Zahl der Opfer unter den Zivilisten

Ein Jahr vor dem Abzug der Nato-Truppen droht das Land wie der Irak in die Gewalt abzurutschen, ein UN-Bericht weist auf die zunehmend gefährdeten afghanischen Frauen hin.


Samstag, 20. Juli 2013

US Legacy to Afghan Civilians: 'Explosive Remnants of War'

New Survey Shows Record-High Opposition to 'Worthless' Afghan War

The PTSD Crisis That s Being Ignored: Americans Wounded in Their Own Neighborhoods


65 killed in US overnight airstrikes in Afghanistan

The casualties came after a series of airstrikes happened in an area of Paktia Province on Sunday night. The US military has confirmed separate air raids in three villages, saying those killed were militants.

U.S. Military Has Awarded Contracts To Al-Qaeda In Afghanistan

By Michael Krieger

Yep, this is exactly what happens when an empire gets too big, too corrupt, and ends up in the hands of a bunch of sociopaths.

US decreasing not withdrawing forces from Afghanistan: Kerry

''Not every single soldier will leave in 2014. We have been very clear about that. We are not withdrawing we are drawing down.''

White House Closes Inquiry Into Afghan Massacre and Will Release No Details

The silence leaves many unanswered questions about what may have been one of the worst war crimes since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, including why previous American investigations were shut down, and how evidence was destroyed in the case.

Afghan Massacre : The Convoy of Death


In Afghanistan, filmmaker Jamie Doran has uncovered evidence of a massacre: Taliban prisoners of war suffocated in containers, shot in the desert under the watch of American troops.

Burqas and Empire, Again

By Zillah Eisenstein

The lead up to the Afghan war in post-9/11 used the rhetoric of 'women s rights' to mobilise the American public. We were supposed to save their women from the Taliban and their 'backward ways'.

How Afghanistan s Poorest Bear the Brunt of the War

By Mujib Mashal

Abdul Basit has seen what no 7-year-old should see.

From Information Clearing House


Sending broken men back into Afghanistan
by Kelley B. Vlahos

Most of us cannot understand the pain associated with post-traumatic stress in any visceral way, as described by this recent veteran from the Iraq War: 'My mind is a wasteland, filled with visions of incredible horror, unceasing depression, and crippling anxiety.' Now think of the veteran who wrote these words, 30-year-old Daniel Somers, being sent back into the warzone for another tour of duty. Clearly a joke, right? Not exactly...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Lying us into another war


Montag, 24. Juni 2013

What We Have Learned From Afghanistan

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