Inconvenient Details About the Afghan 17 Massacres

  Since the appearance of a March 27th article by sociology professor James Petras on numerous websites (see The Afghan 17 and the Obama Cover-up), I have been closely following the dispute between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Obama administration over the number of shooters in the March 11th massacre in southern Kandahar. I’ve […]

It Is Time To Reconsider Our "Wars"

There was a great article in the N Y Times about our future in Afghanistan and our “War on Terror.”  I have extrapolated data from that article as I believe it relates to us.  Since this war is taking our resources that we badly need at home, we need to take a closer look.  At […]

The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Afghanistan

By Chris McManus In the movie ”American Gangster” the Harlem druglord  Frank Lucas is played by Denzel Washington.  The movie portrays the smuggling of tons of heroin into the US from Vietnam using the coffins of dead American servicemen. Lucas bragged in a magazine article that the coffins were modified with false bottoms” big enough […]

Karzai “Passes Test”; Fails in Real World

“President Karzai has passed the first test set for him by the Western governments by cobbling together a cabinet containing acceptable figures.” So wrote Rahimullah Yusufzai, an alleged expert on Pakistan-Afghanistan tribal affairs and the Taliban and a senior editor for the Pakistani daily The News. Yusufzai continued: “Under pressure from the western nations that […]

Ending The War in Afghanistan

The WAR in Afghanistan is an American war.  We started it when we went looking for bin Laden and El Qaeda.  Supposedly, bin Laden was being sheltered or at least tolerated by the Taliban.   Personally I question whether Bush ever really wanted to catch bin Laden.  If we had caught him then our war on […]

Dissidents Make Noise — oops, News

U.S. government hypocrisy has grown so pervasive over the last decades that it provokes yawns and glazed looks. Senators denounce government interference in health care while partaking in their own top of the line government health insurance that they designed – at taxpayer expense. Secretary of State Clinton demanded Pakistani leaders remove terrorists from their […]