Marjah – Winning the Battle; Losing the War

We are now witnessing the first act of the increased US troop level in Afghanistan. The scene is Marjah in Helmand Province. There, the US has sent some 10,000 US troops and an even greater number of Afghani troops. The idea is to break the Taliban’s control over this remote, dusty village of some 35,000 […]

Hope Fades for End of the American Empire under Obama

John Pilger writes a strong informational piece on the lies of Obama. As we start to see more of this from the current global dominance administration, hope fades for peace and the end of the American Empire Welcome to Orwell’s World 2010 By John Pilger December 30, 2009 - “Information Clearing House” — In Nineteen […]

“War or Peace President?”

In President Obama’s acceptance of his Nobel Peace Prize, he defended the use of military force on humanitarian grounds, to preserve peace. He spoke of a “just war.” I remember a “just war.”  It was to stop Hitler and his genocidal takeover of Europe. The war in Afghanistan is nothing like that.  A bunch of […]

Afghanistan: Sad Incongruities

“All we have to do is send two mujahedeen [warriors] to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth saying ‘al-Qa’ida’ in order to make generals race there, and we cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses – without their achieving anything of note!” —Osama bin Laden, November 1, 2004, CNN […]

The trouble with Afghanistan

In addition to a newly revised military strategy, we must develop a series of initiatives designed to reign in the drug trade, arms dealing and funding of al Qaeda. It is the very root of this war. The taliban must be brought to justice once and for all and every link, financial and otherwise between al Qaeda, the Taliban and other terror groups MUST be investigated thoroughly. Until our military is properly funded with an appropriate strategy and direction, we must consider our troops FIRST and foremost above all else.