The Criminals Who Run the Afghan Police

The Obama administration seems baffled by growing popular support for the Taliban in Afghanistan. While they grudgingly acknowledge anger over the continued bombing of innocent civilians by NATO drones and war planes, they are less forthcoming about the real reason - the criminals who run the Afghan police. This was the subject of a recent […]

The Pakistan Mess

Washington’s national security elite seethe and fume with resentment and frustration. Pakistan receives billions of U.S. aid dollars and remains a training ground for terrorists targeting the United States. On May 1, Faisal Shahzad tried unsuccessfully to detonate his explosive-ridden car in Times Square. He subsequently revealed his Taliban training roots. Washington complained that Pakistani […]

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 […]

Stop the Bubble Machine

I read in today’s Times that the Afghani want peace and jobs and that the “enemy population” would all but dissolve if they could find gainful employment. “In a recent survey, Kandaharis favored negotiations with the Taliban by a margin of 19 to 1 over continued fighting. Five of six Kandaharis viewed the Taliban as ‘our Afghan brothers,’ […]

Naive, Brainwashed Humanity !!

Generation after generation, whilst the rich men who own and run the world continue to make money and gain power, populations from all corners of the world continue to endure, accept even, hundreds of tragic armed conflicts, small and large, only because they have been brainwashed to accept what they are told by politicians and the corporate Press. Humankind […]

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 […]

Yemen on the International Stage . . . and the American Agenda (Part One)

By Brian Downing A slew of terrorist plans, mostly failed in the execution, have been traced to a group operating in Yemen – al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. World attention is focused on Yemen and also on the United States, as a response is expected. Proximity to oil resources, Iran’s involvement in the country, […]

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 […]

Can Obama Succeed in Afghanistan?

In a major foreign policy speech on Tuesday, US President Obama announced the sending of 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The fact that he gave the speech at West Point military academy, the single most prestigious US military academy, was significant. As the chief arbiter and representative of the different factions of the US state […]