“We didn’t even really know who we were firing at”
“We didn’t even really know who we were firing at”
Great clip from Ryan Dawson from House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on extending US occupation of Afghanistan past 2014.
The US needed it’s own Taliban to keep Pakistan engaged in internal house-cleaning and meanwhile give free space to India to attain what is has always desired: a large strategic stake in Afghanistan.
It’s extremely ironic for the US State Department to be issuing travel alerts for US citizens in the Middle East and North Africa the same week we learn that the Pentagon is contracting with Al Qaeda and Taliban supporters to carry out Afghan reconstruction projects.
Malala: poster-girl for genocide.
Pakistan is less than a month away from one of its most narrowly contested general elections, scheduled for May 11, 2013. It’s the election fever which should have gripped a country on the eve of elections, but somehow out of the blue all gossips and rumors have been overcome by the unprecedented arrest and trial of former General/ President/ Dictator, Pervez Musharaf (PM).
Who’s really behind the “sectarian violence” in Pakistan? Hint: Real Muslims don’t blow up mosques.
There is much to both question and criticize about NATO but primary is the fact that America has created an international organization that is not answerable to international or constitutional laws and is still mired in a cold war mentality.
The oppression and occupation of the Palestinians is not a matter for the Methodists or Presbyterians or Catholics or Muslims or Jews or any denomination across the planet; it is the responsibility of humans everywhere.
Thus, what will history record of whom and what you are?
The United States’ central challenge over the next several decades is to revitalize itself, while promoting a larger West and buttressing a complex balance in the East that can accommodate China’s rising global status.
When the extreme measures have run their course there will be nothing to fall back on and nothing can save the president of a collapsing empire from the revolt of its citizens and soldiers.
Two “realist” scholars lead the resistance to the Israeli campaign to drag the U.S. into another Mideast conflict
For more than a thousand years the Afghan nation, and Pashtun tribes in particular, have resisted all foreign efforts of domination.
The sorry state of American journalism is on full display in the coverage by the corporate media of the ongoing crisis surrounding Iran’s nuclear fuel program.
What did the last decade accomplish in the occupation of Afghanistan? Other than streamlining the opium shipment trade, what did this foreign expedition achieve?
“Khalilzad: A Satan whispering in the Hearts of Men”, was titled in an email sent to many recipients by two Piled higher and Deeper (PhDs) expressing their views about Mr. Zal Khalilzad.
A series of CIA memos describes how Israeli Mossad agents posed as American spies to recruit members of the terrorist organization Jundallah to fight their covert war against Iran.
Taliban and “peace mission” — these words do not fit together in the minds of Afghans who know the Taliban’s history.
I believe once we have cracked the wall built around 9-11, the entire edifice of lies will crumble. As soon as the question becomes legitimate to Americans they will not wait for the answers, they will move.
By U.S. military standards, they didn’t exactly come from Central Casting. One, a senior Afghan police officer in a death-gray dress uniform just a tad tight in the midriff; the other, a lean, bearded Afghan National Army general clad in green jungle fatigues of all things.
Two VT columnists, one from America and one from Pakistan exchanged ideas, concepts and concerns. This posting reflects questions and answers that are important to both of our countries.
A suicide bomber struck a crowd of Shiite worshippers at a mosque in Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least 55 people in the deadliest of two attacks on a Shiite holy day — the first major sectarian assaults since the fall of the Taliban a decade ago.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF Four people were killed and 20 others wounded in a bomb explosion in northern Balkh province on Tuesday, officials said.
Sweden will remain in Afghanistan 15 years beyond 2014, Swedish ambassador in development affairs, Henrik Landerholm said.
Five suspected Taliban were detained in a joint operation launched in the southern Helmand province, the governor’s office said in a statement.
A number of thieves and kidnappers were arrested in police operations last week in the southern Kandahar province, police said.
The total strength of ISAF in Afghanistan exceeds that of any foreign military force ever before stationed in that country.
The Senate just voted against the Afghanistan war. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Two local commanders of the Taliban were killed in a sweeping operation in the eastern Paktika province, governor Mohebullah Samim told Veterans to day Reporter Rashidi.
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