Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

At least 5 people killed in Afghanistan landslide, 35 missing

   At least five people were killed in a landslide at a gold mine in the province of Badakhshan in northeastern Afghanistan, while 35 others went missing, Nek Mohammad Nazari, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said. “Residents so far have discovered five dead bodies and the fate of another 35 workers remains unknown,” the […]

Docs Prove Bush, Obama, & Trump ALL LIED, Sent Troops to Die in Afghanistan for No Reason

By Matt Agorist To those who have been paying attention, it is no secret that the US government has been lying to its citizens for centuries. From granting the power to coin money to the private Federal Reserve to the war on terror to the endless wars spawned by the war on terror, the United […]

US intervention in Afghanistan peace process not acceptable: Zarif

MNA – Iranian foreign minister lambasted the United States for intervening in other countries’ internal affairs, saying foreigner’s interference in Afghan peace talks is not acceptable for Tehran. Speaking with Afghan 1TV on Tuesday, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the talks belong to the Afghans and the government of the country manages the process while Taliban […]

The Afghanistan Pentagon Papers

The Afghanistan Pentagon Papers The war in Afghanistan, America’s longest, has cost about 2,300 US lives, over 20,000 wounded, and about $1 trillion. Now, thanks to the persistence of the Washington Post, we have an abundance of interviews which, like the Pentagon Papers, reveal the enormous wastefulness, ignorance, and deceit that make Afghanistan, like Vietnam, a […]

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Holds Hearing on Afghanistan War Crimes, Including US Torture

The current hearing will examine allegations that US troops and intelligence operatives tortured, raped and abused Afghan prisoners between 2003 and 2004. *** The International Criminal Court (ICC) opened a three-day hearing in the The Hague, Netherlands on Wednesday at which prosecutors and Afghan torture victims are attempting to convince the court to overturn a […]

China boosts its presence in Pak after security promise from Iran, Afghanistan border side

Sputnik – China and Pakistan have signed a slew of projects under the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), including the Gwadar Master Plan. Pakistan has sought $9 billion from China to finance the Main Railway Line (ML-1) and other infrastructure projects in the project’s Phase 2. While announcing that the 9th Joint Cooperation Committee meeting […]

A CIA-Backed Militia Targeted Clinics in Afghanistan, Killing Medical Workers and Civilians

On the night of March 8, 2019, four staffers at a Swedish-run health clinic in Afghanistan’s Wardak Province ate together, talked around a thermos of tea, and bedded down for the night in the guard’s room. They were awakened some time later by the thump of helicopter rotors followed by distant explosions echoing […]

CIA-backed Forces Carried Out ‘Summary Executions’ in Afghanistan

Afghan forces backed by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have been carrying out summary executions, abducting individuals and attacking healthcare facilities, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). In a report published on Thursday, the NGO said it had identified 14 incidents between late 2017 and mid-2019, some of which it said amounted to war crimes, […]

War is Good for Business & Organized Crime: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US

The Facts: This article was written by Dr.Michel Chossudovsky, an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal. Posted here with permission. Reflect On: Originally published at GlobalResearch.ca, this article exposes one of many reasons why war on this planet […]

18-Year Old US Soldiers Now Entering Afghanistan 18 Years After War Began

This week America’s longest war in Afghanistan turned eighteen, and so did its youngest solder. To mark the occasion, ABC News profiled the US occupation’s newest American member: “Pvt. Hunter Nines is about to join a war nearly as old as he is,” the report said. Reflecting on his first impending deployment […]

Iran Blames CIA and Afghanistan Puppet Government for Massive Increase in Heroin Production

TEHRAN (FNA) – Iran’s Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri blasted the US-led coalition for the soaring increase in production of different illicit drugs in Afghanistan, warning that the country is also turning into the pole of industrial narcotics. “Based on the data provided by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, 200 tons of drugs […]

Afghanistan: The Wounds of War

Its economy gutted by war, Afghanistan’s largest cash crop remains opium. Yet farmers there do grow other crops for export. Villagers in the Wazir Tangi area of Nangarhar province, for example, cultivate pine nuts. As a precaution, this year at harvest time, village elders notified the governor of the province that they would be bringing […]

US wasted billions in Afghanistan while China developed infrastructure – and now New York has bumpy roads, jokes Pakistani PM

Asked what advice he had given US President Donald Trump on the seemingly endless war in Afghanistan, Imran Khan told the co-hosts of Morning Joe that the conflict would go on for “another 19 years” if the United States doesn’t push for peace. “If I was an American I would ask – at least $1.5 […]

Taliban revokes months-long ban on Red Cross in Afghanistan

The ICRC and the World Health Organization (WHO) were expelled from Taliban-held areas in mid-April after being accused of failing to remain neutral in the Afghan armed conflict. On Sunday, a spokesman for the Taliban announced that the ban has been revoked for the ICRC after negotiations in Qatar. The militant group “restores the former […]

Video: Why Are We Still in Afghanistan?

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Terrorists Attack US Embassy in Afghanistan to Celebrate 9/11 Anniversary

Terrorists have launched a rocket attack against the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. A cloud of smoke rose over central Kabul shortly after midnight on Wednesday as sirens could be heard echoing across the city. Employees inside the embassy heard this message over the loudspeaker: “An explosion […]

To Leave Afghanistan Just Leave Afghanistan

To Leave Afghanistan Just Leave Afghanistan Above Photo: From Moonofalabama.org AP reports: Trump calls off secret meeting with Taliban, Afghan leaders President Donald Trump said Saturday he canceled a secret weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders after a bombing in the past week in Kabul that killed 12 people, including an American soldier, and […]

Timeline: US military presence in Afghanistan

As the United States and the Taliban edged closer to reaching an agreement in a bid to bring peace in Afghanistan, the group’s fighters launched a series of attacks across the country including in the capital, Kabul. At least 100 people were killed last week in the-Taliban claimed attacks, including a US soldier […]

‘We’ll Always Have a Presence’: Trump Says 8,600 US Troops Will Stay in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump said that Washington plans to leave 8,600 American troops in Afghanistan, but suggested further cuts could follow – over 15 years after President Bush boasted major victories against terrorists there. President Trump announced the possible drawdown on Thursday morning in an interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade. Even if an agreement […]

Cost of U.S. War in Afghanistan: About $1 Trillion

So, according to the US Department of Defense, the total military expenditure in Afghanistan (from October 2001 until March 2019) was $760bn. That’s significantly more than the figure given by the Afghan president. But an independent study carried out by Brown University’s Cost of War Project argues that the official US […]

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