To the Honorable Members of the U.S. Congress: On May 10, 2016 in a press release, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, stated that “In the counter terrorism operation targeting Al Qaeda operatives…” the U.S. special operations forces and Afghans teamed together to free a Pakistani, Gilani, who is the son of a […]
Most Salafi rebels fighting in Syria are Afghan nationals infiltrating Syria via the borders with Iraq, a senior Syrian military source revealed on Saturday.
In March, the Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive. A new wave of the military escalation followed the statement.
UNITED NATIONS, May 7. /TASS/. Islamic State, a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia, is uncontrollably expanding its zone of activity into Libya, Afghanistan and Europe, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitally Churkin said on Friday at a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in Iraq. According to the Russian diplomat, increased […]
If Americans are really concerned about preserving what the Founding Fathers envisioned, then they need to hound the Neocons publicly. We need to start with traitors like Cruz.
It is time that the U.S. government reveal why it is really in Afghanistan — It is all about the vast untapped Rare Earth Elements (REEs) there. The U.S. Pentagon referred to Afghanistan as the “Saudi Arabia of lithium…”
When Donald Trump starts talking about making America great again, he means to say that America will be great again if we start torturing people.
U.S. Congress Washington D.C.RE: Stop Funding War Profiteers and the Corrupt Afghan Government Dear Honorable Congresspersons: The U.S. Government’s has a failed foreign policy in Afghanistan. The perpetuation of this ugly war by the Pentagon and CIA has resulted in systemic and rampant corruption and tremendous suffering and loss of life, which has only benefited […]
When there is no satisfying financial and other benefit for rebels armed to fight as proxy for others, it leads to disarray and dereliction in the rows.
In the Neoconservative world, simulated drowning isn’t torture at all, as Ted Cruz himself has declared. It’s just another way of showing prisoners of war how to swim.
By Leo Shane III, Military Times The final two Democratic presidential candidates both vowed Thursday not to send combat troops into Iraq and Syria if they become commander-in-chief, but they also hinted that the U.S. deployments in Afghanistan could continue well into the future. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie […]
“What we have now is a duplicitous zombie state, whose soul is the will to power, run amok, lost in its own internal self-contradictions, proclaiming freedom but imposing bondage in its name..”
Gordon Duff: “Today’s refugee crisis is staged, intended to destroy Europe. The question as always: ‘Who benefits?’”
By Masud Wadan, for Veterans Today The root cause of today’s endless conflict in Afghanistan dates back to the day when soviet forces set foot on Afghan soil, the war that sustained to drag into another century and passed to other war wagers. Following the soviet exit, the power was taken over by the […]
Afghan authorities are investigating reports that two unidentified helicopters have dropped off Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in the Afghan province of Nangarhar, Afghan Senator Haji Lutfullah Baba told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Wednesday.”A number of people in Tor Ghar, Nangarhar Province have contacted me to say that unidentified helicopters have airlifted Daesh militants there,”Iran Front Page reported Baba as having said. […]
Remarks of foreign and national authorities on continuity of war beyond 2015 denote a lengthy and fatal year ahead. If Russia was able to wipe out hundreds of Islamic State rebels in the Middle East within handful days, why NATO and the west don’t move forward to uproot a relatively feeble rebel force in Afghanistan? Is that really intractable to cope with?
December 18, 2015 To the Honorable Bob Corker U.S. Senator Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C. Dear Chairman Corker: On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of State’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Richard Olson, Mr. Sampler and others, testified at a hearing before your committee. I […]
In less than a year and a half into power, the incumbents of the dual leadership govt. have taken Afghanistan on a more rapid descent into a quagmire that is difficult to get out of
David Smith, Washington correspondent UK Guardian Head of oversight body Sigar asks why US government staff accommodated in special private ‘villas’ instead of staying on defence or diplomatic bases. John Sopko, head of Sigar, has questioned $150m spent on US staff accommodation in Afghanistan. The Pentagon lavished nearly $150m of taxpayer money on villas with […]
By Masud Wadan, For Veterans Today The Islamic State speedily expanded over vast territories in Iraq and Syria and inspired some other terrorist networks and factions in the Middle East and Africa like Boko Haram to join this group. But the only group that defied ISIS and refused allegiance to its leadership is the Taliban. […]
Afghanistan hosts multiple ethnic and linguistic groups in its soil. In the recent history, this ethnic and linguistic multiplicity has brought plentiful challenges to the people under occupation.
Jim W. Dean – John Kerry tours Central Asia as part of the US push to establish US bases and Intel outposts to both fight and foment terrorism like it has in Syria and Iraq to destabilize countries who have not be suitably submissive.
By Masud Wadan, for Veterans Today No state in the world is willing to risk its security by engaging militarily in a foreign state’s territory, unless it holds interest in that country. When Iraq and then Libya were invaded, no world power stepped in, but when it came to Syria, where Russia, no doubt, has […]
A Pentagon task force awarded a $3 million contract to build the station, but ended up spending $12 million in construction costs and $30 million in “overhead” between 2011 and 2014, according to John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
By Masud Wadan, for Veterans Today The signs of democracy and non-democracy can be obviously seen in a state’s behavior, by a prominent example of “freedom of expression”. In democratic countries – not a dictator or autocrat regimes – the media undeniably plays progressive role. It can steer the whole nation’s thought to positive issues […]
Global Warming and Climate change? Yeah right!
Gordon Duff – There is no longer any effective or credible command structure behind any American military forces including the 16 intelligence agencies, and the up to 300,000 private military contractors and mercenaries,
By Masud Wadan for Veterans Today The relation between two neighboring countries having ethnic, tribal and linguistic affinity, mostly on border region, has remained strained since a little more than half a century, to be exact, since the inception of Pakistan in 1947. The least thaw in tensions between the two states had been transient […]
Asif Haroon Raja The strategic import of Afghanistan can hardly be overstressed. The rising power, China, and reemerging power, Russia, energy and resource rich Central Asia and Middle East, and strategically located Pakistan surround Afghanistan. In real-politick terms, stability in Afghanistan and regional concord among all the countries surrounding it would contribute in the fast-paced […]
The damaged hospital in which the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) medical charity operated is seen on October 13, 2015 following an air strike in the northern city of Kunduz. New information suggests the US deliberately targeted the Kunduz hospital, killing 22 patients and staff, despite knowing it was a protected medical site. US special operations […]