The Pentagon’s Diabolical Intelligence Operation in Afghanistan

Kidnapping and Deporting Civilians to Guantanamo, Providing a Safe-haven to Al Qaeda Fighters ~ The Pentagon’s Diabolical Intelligence Operation in Afghanistan By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research Archives 20 March 2004 This article was first published by Global Research in March 2004. Almost without exception, those arbitrarily arrested and sent to Guantanamo were civilians rather than…

Afghan Soldier Opens Fire on Americans

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Afghan army’s commander in Southern Afghanistan said Tuesday one of his troops opened fire on American soldiers at Kandahar airfield. The attack did not cause any casualties, Gen. Abdul Hamid said, RT reported. The shooter was taken into custody after the Tuesday morning incident and is now being questioned. The NATO-led coalition…

Afghans Angry about US Bales Escape from Death Penalty

Afghans Angry about US Bales Escape from Death Penalty Afghans Angry about US Soldier’s Escape from Death Penalty TEHRAN (FNA)- Residents of Afghan villages, where a US soldier went on a rampage last year, reacted with anger as he escaped the death penalty. At a US military hearing on Wednesday Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 39,…

NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan’s Kunar Kills 10

NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan’s Kunar Kills 10 NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan’s Kunar Kills 10 TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 10 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in a NATO airstrike in Kunar province in Afghanistan, local officials said. The NATO-led ISAF force said it was aware of the reports of civilian deaths and was “looking…

Civilian Casualties Up by 10 Percent in Afghanistan

Civilian Casualties Up by 10 Percent in Afghanistan Civilian Casualties Up by 10 Percent in Afghanistan TEHRAN (FNA)- The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chief said civilian casualties rose nearly 10 percent in two months (March 21 until May 21, 2013), voicing her concern at the surge in violence. Seema Samar told reporters in…

A New “War on Drugs” in West Africa? Think Tank Report Says West Africa is a Drug Trafficking Hub By Timothy Alexander Guzman

A New “War on Drugs” in West Africa? Think Tank Report Says West Africa is a Drug Trafficking Hub By Timothy Alexander Guzman In a report recently conducted by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies by Senior Diplomatic Advisor David E. Brown called “The Challenge of Drug Trafficking to Democratic Governance and Human Security in West…

Patrushev: Long-Term Western Presence in Afghanistan Unacceptable

Patrushev: Long-Term Western Presence in Afghanistan Unacceptable Patrushev: Long-Term Western Presence in Afghanistan Unacceptable TEHRAN (FNA)- The military presence of the western forces in Afghanistan should not be long, otherwise NATO will have to get a new mandate from the UN, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said.   “We understand complexities that emerge on…

Iraq War Facts, Results & Statistics at January 31, 2012

4,487 US Soldiers Killed, 32,223 Seriously Wounded March 04, 2012For your quick reading, I’ve listed key statistics about the Iraq War and occupation, taken primarily from data analyzed by various think tanks, including The Brookings Institution’s Iraq Index, and from mainstream media sources. Data is presented as of January 31, 2012, except as indicated. U.S. SPENDING…

The Haqqani Financing Network

    Afghanistan: The Way to Peace — 15 March 2013 The following review by British writer and academic Anatol Lieven was published by the New York Review of Books on April 4, 2013. New Books Reviewed Afghanistan from the Cold War Through the War on Terror by Barnett R. Rubin, Oxford University Press, 504 pp.,…

Did Wikileaks Reveal a Poisoned Beer Plot?

An interesting morsel from the Wikileaks files: an allegation the Afghan insurgency, in conjunction with Pakistan’s ISI spy agency, tried to poison an American contractor working in Afghanistan though poisoning his beer.   The Christian Science Monitor details the plot, identifying the target as James Yeager, an American geologist. Yeager alleges he returned home one…

Afghanistan Masses Hold Anti-US Demonstration in Paktia

Afghanistan Masses Hold Anti-US Demonstration in Paktia Afghanistan masses stage anti-United States demonstration in Paktia in the eastern region of the country. A tribal elder was killed in a Pentagon-NATO airstrike., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Afghans hold anti-US protest in Paktia after US troops kill tribal elder Angry protesters…

Two Obamas, Two Classes of Children

By Ralph Nader  The lifeless bodies of Afghan children lay on the ground before their funeral ceremony, after a NATO airstrike killed several Afghan civilians, including ten children –  Sunday, April 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Naimatullah Karyab) An Associated Press photograph brought the horror of little children lying dead outside of their home to an American Audience.…

UNHCR:Experiences from Greece

Experiences from Greece 04/04/2013 In early March I had the opportunity to visit and talk with colleagues working in Civico Zero. This is a reception center in Rome addressed to unaccompanied minors, the vast majority of Afghan origin. The center is the namesake operator partnership and sponsored by the NGO Save the Children . Among…

Afghan Attacks Kill Six Americans As Dempsey Arrives

Afghan Attacks Kill Six Americans As Dempsey Arrives This vehicle damaged in an Afghanistan resistance attack on the US-backed police force in the occupied central Asian nation. The US has deployed thousands of troops to this country where they have waged war for eight years., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.…

Attack Rocks Governor’s Compound in Farah, Afghanistan

Attack Rocks Governor’s Compound in Farah, Afghanistan Attack Rocks Governor’s Compound in Farah, Afghanistan TEHRAN (FNA)- A fierce battle has been raging in the West Afghan city of Farah after gunmen reportedly attacked the governor’s compound with a bomb-laden vehicle, reports said. At least 34 people have been wounded, the head of the local hospital…

After 2014: The U.S./NATO Missions in Afghanistan

As a result of the NATO conference in Chicago in May of this year, the Obama Administration formally announced the end of combat operations by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) at the end of 2014 and a focus of operations until that time upon Security Force Assistance (SFA) to the Afghan National Security Forces…

ISAF to stop reporting Afghan attack figures

ISAF to stop reporting Afghan attack figures International coalition says it will still collect information on Taliban attacks but not publish them online. Last Modified: 05 Mar 2013 14:52 ISAF said the coalition’s figures will become increasingly inaccurate as Afghans conduct more combat operations [AFP] The US-led military coalition in Afghanistan has announced it will…

Obama to approve drone assassination manual

By Patrick Martin 21 January 2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/21/dron-j21.html President Obama is about to sign off on a manual that will institutionalize the process by which the White House orders and approves killings by remote-controlled drones, according to a report Sunday. The so-called counterterrorism “playbook” will define the circumstances under which the CIA and the military’s Special…

The Algerian Kidnappers and the Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/01/18/the-algerian-kidnappers-and-the-case-of-dr-aafia-siddiqui/ Most Wronged Woman in the World? The Algerian Kidnappers and the Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui by YVONNE RIDLEY The only thing that surprised me when I heard that the Algerian kidnappers had called for the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui was that it hadn’t happened sooner. Don’t get me wrong, as a former…