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 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 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…

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 Pakistan USA

Legacy of Fake CIA Vaccination Programs Leads to Vaccine Hesitancy in Pakistan

[Vice] “While hunting for Osama bin Laden, the CIA organized a fake hepatitis B vaccination program. Now, after years of…

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 Pakistan USA

‘State-sanctioned extra-judicial executions’ – CIA drone attacks deliberately target rescuers and funerals, killing civilians

[The Bureau of Investigative Journalism] “The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of  civilians who had gone to…

Posted in Afghanistan Egypt Jordan Pakistan Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey U.A.E. USA

Bin Laden Confession Video: Muslim world divided, many call it unintelligible or fake

[NBC News, The Irish Times] “In the United States, it was a talking point for the nation. But in the…

Posted in Afghanistan USA

Bush rejects Taliban’s offer to hand over Bin Laden, providing proof

[The Washington Pos] “JALALABAD, Afghanistan –– A senior Taliban leader said Sunday that the Islamic militia would be willing to…

Posted in Afghanistan UK USA

Bush and Blair to Taliban: War to begin any time

[The Guardian] “President George Bush and Tony Blair yesterday warned the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in the starkest terms that preparations for…