Posted in Afghanistan USA

Afghan man targeted by U.S. drone strike that killed ten, including seven children, was aid worker, not terrorist

[The Independent] “A man who was killed by a US drone strike in Kabul may have been targeted as the result of faulty intelligence,…

Posted in Afghanistan EU Iraq Pakistan Somalia Syria UK USA Yemen

Brown University Report: U.S.-led global ‘war on terror’ cost 1 million lives and $8 trillion

[Middle East Eye] “The US-led “war on terror” has killed nearly one million people globally and cost more than $8 trillion…

Posted in Afghanistan Turkey USA

Media bury story that U.S. troops may have fired into crowd after Kabul Airport suicide bomb attack

[The New York Times, Consortium News] “It appears in the 29th paragraph of a 39-paragraph New York Times story on Saturday about the…

Posted in Afghanistan UK

Tony Blair has some nerve to to say the west should stay on in Afghanistan to protect the ‘gains’ of his 2001 invasion but he would do better to show remorse

[The Guardian] “Imbecilic, tragic, dangerous and unnecessary are the words used by Tony Blair to describe the US withdrawal from Afghanistan –…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq USA

420 to 1: Now vindicated, California’s Barbara Lee was the only member of U.S. Congress to vote against Afghanistan war in 2001

[Los Angeles Times] “Twenty years ago, Rep. Barbara Lee stood before her House colleagues and pleaded with them not to…

Posted in Afghanistan USA

‘This is not Saigon’: Blinken tries to defend U.S. evacuations from Kabul despite it looking exactly as ‘The Fall of Saigon’

[Al Jazeera] “As the United States withdraws personnel from its embassy in Kabul amid the Taliban’s rapid advance on the Afghan capital,…

Posted in Afghanistan USA

TIME Taliban covers: Wishful thinking in 2001 and a realisation in 2014 of what is becoming a reality today in 2021

[TIME, The New Yorker] TIME magazine cover from Dec 17, 2001: THE LAST DAYS OF THE TALIBAN – Related cover…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Pakistan Somalia USA Yemen

Drone War: Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison ‘For Exposing U.S. War Crimes’ – 90% of killed are bystanders, not intended targets

[Common Dreams, Courage Foundation] “Human rights and press freedom advocates expressed dismay on Tuesday when whistleblower Daniel Hale, who pled guilty earlier this…

Posted in Afghanistan USA

Joke becomes reality: Satirical news site The Onion predicted in 2011 that US will sneak out of Afghanistan secretly at night – as it did of Bagram

[The Onion, AP News] The Onion, 2011: “U.S. Quietly Slips Out Of Afghanistan In Dead Of Night” “KABUL, AFGHANISTAN—In what…

Posted in Afghanistan Kyrgyzstan Pakistan Russia Tajikistan USA Uzbekistan

US troop “withdrawal” from Afghanistan: CIA seeks to relocate bases in neighbouring countries, drone war will continue

[The New York Times] “The rapid U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan is creating intense pressure on the C.I.A. to find new ways…

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History of CIA coups, assassinations, false flag operations and mass murder

[CovertAction Magazine] “Vijay Prashad’s new book Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations, details how manufactured foreign threats…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia Canada UK USA

AOAV Report: 40% of civilian casualties from airstrikes in Afghanistan were children

[Action on Armed Violence] “Hundreds of children have been killed and hundreds more injured by US and Afghan airstrikes in…

Posted in Afghanistan China Iran Russia UK USA

US intel admits claim Russia put bounties on American troops was fake news – what about China, Iran?

[The Daily Beast] “It was a blockbuster story about Russia’s return to the imperial “Great Game” in Afghanistan. The Kremlin had spread…

Posted in Afghanistan China Jordan Qatar Russia USA

Biden will withdraw 2,500 troops from Afghanistan but over 18,000 Pentagon contractors and special operatives to remain

[CovertAction Magazine] “On Wednesday April 14th, President Joe Biden announced that he would end the U.S.’s longest war and withdraw U.S….

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Lebanon Libya Pakistan Syria USA Yemen

New CODEPINK Research: US and Allies Drop 46 Bombs per Day for 20 Years

[MintPress News] “The United States has been at war for nearly every year of its existence as an independent nation,…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Syria USA

The Secret Bombing Wars of Trump and Biden

[Countercurrents] “unbeknownst to many Americans, the U.S. military and its allies are engaged in bombing and killing people in other…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia

War Crimes Inquiry Report: Australian special forces killed 39 unarmed Afghans

[REUTERS, The Guardian] “The inquiry into alleged war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan has delivered its final report to the…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia

Video: Australian SAS soldier shoots unarmed man at close range in Afghanistan

[ABC] “Extraordinary footage captured on the helmet camera of an Australian soldier in Afghanistan could result in charges of war…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia

Police raid Australian public broadcaster ABC over Afghanistan war crimes leaks

[The Independent] “Australian police have raided the offices of the national broadcaster over allegations it published classified material about possible war…

Posted in Afghanistan USA

U.S. and Afghan Government Forces Killed More Civilians Than Taliban Did, U.N. Report Finds

[The New York Times] “For the first time since the United Nations began documenting civilian casualties in Afghanistan a decade…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia

Whistleblower David McBride charged for exposing Australian war crimes, ‘not afraid to go to jail’

[The Guardian] “A former defence lawyer charged for blowing the whistle on alleged misconduct by Australian special forces in Afghanistan says he…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia

‘The Afghan Files’: Defence leak exposes war crimes by Australia’s special forces

[ABC] “Hundreds of pages of secret defence force documents leaked to the ABC give an unprecedented insight into the clandestine…

Posted in Afghanistan Cuba Iraq UK

Propaganda Watch: “Leftist” opinion in The Guardian says forget the bad things Tony Blair did and the good things Fidel Castro did

[The Guardian] 2014: Stop calling Tony Blair a war criminal. The left should be proud of his record “From Northern…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia

Admitted: Australian Troops Committed War Crimes in Afghanistan

[Countercurrents] “Kevin Frost, a special forces sergeant in the Australian Army, has done something unusual. He wishes, even demands, to…

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Use of depleted uranium by NATO in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq blamed for cancer, deaths

[BalkanInsight] “More than 300 Italian soldiers may have died during the past 15 years from exposure without protection to depleted…

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Operation Timber Sycamore: Saudis provide money and arms, U.S. trains Syrian rebels

[The New York Times] “When President Obama secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria’s embattled rebels in 2013, the spy…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Libya Syria USA

A “war-dependent economy”: Big money and the military-industrial complex behind perpetual U.S. war

[Al Jazeera] “In January 1961, US President Dwight D Eisenhower used his farewell address to warn the nation of what…

Posted in Afghanistan Pakistan Somalia USA Yemen

Indiscriminate drone attacks increased under Obama, creating more terrorists than removing, warns former CIA official

[The Guardian] “A former top terrorism official at the CIA has warned that President Barack Obama’s controversial drone programme is far too…

Posted in Afghanistan Pakistan USA

Hillary Clinton: today’s terrorists in Afghanistan were funded by US in past, Saudi Arabia imported Wahhabism

[CNN] Transcript of AMERICAN MORNING, aired April 24, 2009 – 06:00 ET JOHN ROBERTS, CNN ANCHOR: “These are new pictures…

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Omar Sheikh, accused of killing Daniel Pearl, had ties to CIA and Pakistani intelligence agency ISI

[Pittsburgh Tribune-Review] “The murder of Daniel Pearl continues to torment the conscience of many in Washington who make and implement…