Donnerstag, 30. Mai 2013

Afghanistan: Is It Really the End Game?


Six Afghan civilians killed, 12 injured in US-led air strike

Afghan security sources said four women and a child were among those killed. More than twelve others were reportedly injured. The US-led NATO forces targeted on Thursday an area in northeastern Kapisa Province.

Two killed in Afghanistan as hundreds protest over US 'torture'

Hundreds of Afghans blocked a major motorway south of Kabul carrying freshly dug-up bodies they claimed were victims of torture by US special forces and demanding the Americans be arrested, officials said.

Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death

Video Documentary

Taliban prisoners of war suffocated in containers, shot in the desert under the watch of American troops. No U.S. media outlet had broadcast the film.

Four Years Ago Obama Promised to Investigate Afghan Massacre; Has Anything Happened Since?

By Cora Currier

Survivors and other witnesses, were stuffed into shipping containers without food or water. Many died of suffocation. Others were allegedly killed when Dostum s men shot at the containers.

Afghan arrest puts spotlight on US special forces

AN AFGHAN army colonel has been arrested for illegally handing prisoners to a man working with a US special forces team that was accused of torture and killings in the country s Wardak province.

US Kills 3 Civilians In Afghanistan

According to local authorities in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, at least three civilians were killed following a drone strike in this province.

US-led air raids kill 2 children in northeast Afghanistan

Local security officials say the airstrikes happened at 9 AM local time in two villages in Badakhshan Province. Sources say several civilians, including women and children were also injured in the attacks.

From Information Clearing House


Four Years Ago Obama Promised to Investigate Afghan Massacre; Has Anything Happened Since?

Cora Currier, ProPublica: In his first year in office, President Obama pledged to ''collect the facts'' on the death of hundreds, possibly thousands, of Taliban prisoners of war at the hands of US-allied Afghan forces in late 2001. Four years later, there?s no sign of progress.

Dienstag, 7. Mai 2013

Grenzkonflikt zwischen Pakistan und Afghanistan

Keine guten Nachrichten aus Afghanistan.

Dienstag, 30. April 2013

''Die größte Korruptionsursache in Afghanistan waren die USA''

Seit mehr als 10 Jahren pumpte die CIA ''Geistergeld'' in Plastiktüten und Koffern in die Karsai-Regierung.

Mittwoch, 24. April 2013

Der Krieg geht weiter. Abzug aus Afghanistan? Das war gestern

Aus: LabourNet, 24. April 2013

Montag, 8. April 2013

11 Afghan Children Among Dead in Latest US/NATO Bombing

A Legacy of Rogues in Afghanistan

Afghan Voices Tell the Tales of Human Lives Cut Short by US War


''A One Sided Slaughter of Helpless People''


David Swanson on Killing of Afghan Children.

15 killed in NATO airstrike in Afghanistan, Probe team

Head of the Afghan delegation- confirmed at least 11 children and 4 women were killed during raid.

Two Obamas, Two Classes of Children

By Ralph Nader

Even if households far from war zones are often destroyed in clear violation of the laws of war, the president is not deterred.

The Brutal Face of Neocolonialism in Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken

The same day that Anne Smedinghoff lost her life, a US airstrike killed at least 18 people, including 11 children ranging from a few months to eight years old.

CIA responsible for killing of 10 Afghan Children: President Karzai

President Hamid Karzai is determined to curb CIA operations in Afghanistan after the death of a US agent and 10 Afghan children in a battle he believes was fought by an illegal militia working for the US spy agency.

After Airstrike, Afghan Points to C.I.A. and Secret Militias

The spokesman for President Hamid Karzai said Thursday that the C.I.A. was responsible for calling in an airstrike on April 7 that left 17 Afghan civilians dead, 12 of them children, and that the secret Afghan militias that the agency controls behaved as if they were ''responsible to no one.''

Pentagon claims $757 million overbilling by contractor in Afghanistan

The Pentagon allowed a private firm providing food and water to U.S. troops in Afghanistan to overbill taxpayers $757 million and awarded the company no-bid contract extensions worth more than $4 billion over three years, according to the Pentagon s chief internal watchdog and congressional investigators.

How MI6, CIA Spend Tax Money on Propping Up Drug Production

By Annie Machon

The UN estimates that acreage under poppy growth in Afghanistan has tripled over the last 7 years.

Out Of Afghanistan: By Rep. Walter Jones

When you hear about the CIA sending cash money for 10 years, millions and millions and millions of dollars to Karzai so that he can take care of the warlords over in Afghanistan and give a little bit of money to the Taliban so they can buy weapons to kill Americans. - Where is the outrage in Congress?

A Shocking, Eye-Opening Look At Afghanistan

Video Documentary

''All the fighting has been to introduce a hated and feared government, who in some areas make the Taliban look like the good guys.''

Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan?

By David Ray Griffin

This question has thus far been considered off-limits, not to be raised in polite company, and certainly not in the mainstream media.

From Information Clearing House

Mittwoch, 3. April 2013

How the Pentagon Corrupted Afghanistan

Dilip Hiro, TomDispatch: Washington denounces corruption in Afghanistan but conveniently avoids an explanation of how American nation-building failed there.


Afghanistan: NATO airstrike kill 4 police, 2 civilians in Ghazni province

District governor Fazal Ahmad said, ''A number of the Afghan local police officers were patrolling when they were attacked by NATO aircrafts, killing four police officers along with two civilians.''

How many occupation force troops will the US keep in Afghanistan after 2014?

''I am not in any particular hurry'' to come up with a number for what the U.S. military calls an ''enduring presence'' in Afghanistan, Gen. Martin Dempsey said in an interview.

Afghanistan, Slush Funds and Sleaze

By Stephen M. Walt

''The biggest source of corruption in Afghanistan,'' one American official said, ''was the United States.''

From Information Clearing House

Donnerstag, 21. März 2013

''Fremde, die sich nicht aus Afghanistan zurückziehen wollen''

Aus dem afghanischen Präsidentpalast gibt es Kritik am Nato-Einsatz am Hindukusch, der als ziellos und töricht bezeichnet wird.


Sonntag, 17. März 2013

UK: Ministry of Defence admits campaign in Afghanistan is 'an unwinnable war'

British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan are part of a campaign that attempted to ''impose an ideology foreign to the Afghan people'' and was ''unwinnable in military terms'', according to a damning report by the Ministry of Defence.

US Will Not Leave Afghanistan: Karzai

''The US is not leaving. They will not leave and we should ask them all our demands,'' Karzai said in response to the question of whether the US will withdraw completely.

US troops will continue occupation of Afghanistan

Speaking in Washington, General Allen said he had never been asked to produce a report on the so-called ''zero option'', the suggestion that no American troops would remain after the 2014 deadline, floated by one White House adviser in January.

Occupation forces kill four children in Afghanistan, police

Reuters television footage taken in the village, Sejewand, showed the bodies of at least three children.

Two children among 11 killed by NATO occupation forces in Afghanistan

The civilians were riding in two vehicles near the Taliban post when the attack took place, Mohammad Hassan Hadil, the deputy police chief of the province, said.

From Information Clearing House


US Never Planned to Pull Out Troops in Afghanistan by 2014, Says Top Commander

Freitag, 15. März 2013

Afghanistan s Karzai on collision course with US

''Those bombs that went off in Kabul and Khost were not a show of force to America. They were in service of America. It was in the service of the 2014 slogan to warn us if they (Americans) are not here then Taliban will come," Karzai said just hours before a meeting with the top US defense official, Chuck Hagel.

Karzai speech 'put Nato forces at risk', commander warns

International troops in Afghanistan have been put at risk after an ''inflammatory speech'' by President Hamid Karzai, Nato s commander warned.

US troops forced out of Afghan province by abuse claims

It was a symbolic victory for President Karzai, who has long complained that the special operations forces were outside his control. It is also expected to speed the handover of security in the troubled province.

Afghan government hits back at NATO chief, says war aimless

''As they question why after a decade, this war in their country has failed to achieve its stated goals, but rather has resulted in the loss of thousands of innocent lives and destruction of their homes", Aimal Faizi said in a statement.

CIA-funded corruption: Top Afghan officials on secret US payroll-report

Top Afghan officials have been on the CIA s payroll for over a decade, often paid in cash in US dollars. The clandestine financial support was provided to key Afghan officials and even insurgent warlords in return for opposing the Taliban.

From Information Clearing House

Donnerstag, 14. März 2013

US-Militär setzt Kamikaze-Drohnen in Afghanistan ein

Angeblich seien sie sehr effizient, aber das Pentagon würde die Drohnen lieber als normale Munition bezeichnen.är

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