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Far-Left Congressional Caucus Calls Attacks on Ilhan Omar as ‘Distorting Her Views’

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), a far-left group on Capitol Hill, issued a statement supporting the remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), calling the attacks on her part of the “right-wing media echo chamber” which are “distorting her views and intentions.” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), the chair of CPC, issued the statement on behalf […]

Australia Fast-Tracks Protection Visas for Afghan Interpreters Targeted by Taliban

Australia is urgently processing up to 300 protection visa applications for Afghan interpreters who have been told they are on a Taliban hit list as allied troops withdraw from Afghanistan. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the federal government is aware of the situation and currently going through the paperwork. “We have done this before safely, and […]

The US Withdrawal From Afghanistan May Just Lead To Privatized War

US President Joe Biden claims that all US forces will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11. But regardless of whether that happens or not, there has been no announcement that US employed private contractors are going anywhere. The Biden administration has stated clearly that they wish to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan, with […]

U.S. Joins Past Empires in Afghan Graveyard

President Biden announced a removal of all U.S. troops by September 11, but he failed to include some important details. By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Global Research, April 16, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop […]

Biden Administration’s September 11 Withdrawal Plan Violates Peace Agreement

Biden Administration’s September 11 Withdrawal Plan Violates Peace Agreement By Black Alliance for Peace, Popular Resistance. April 15, 2021 | Educate! Above photo: Afghans have held rallies in support of the fragile peace talks. EPA. Members of the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) criticized U.S. President Joe Biden’s announcement Wednesday that he would pull troops […]

Afghan Leader Proposes Peace Road Map in Three Phases-Document

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani gestures during celebrations to mark Afghan New Year (Newroz), in Kabul, Afghanistan March 21, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/File Photo Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will put forward a three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan during a proposed meeting in Turkey, seeking an agreement with the Taliban and a ceasefire before elections, a document […]

The art of being a spectacularly misguided oracle

February 22, 2021 By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times The late Dr. Zbig “Grand Chessboard” Brzezinski for some time dispensed wisdom as an oracle of US foreign policy, side by side with the perennial Henry Kissinger – who, in vast swathes of the Global South, is regarded as nothing but a […]

Gunmen Kill Two Female Supreme Court Judges in Afghanistan

Armed gunmen killed two female Supreme Court judges in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul on Sunday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirmed in a statement. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a vehicle in Kabul on January 17 around 8:30 am killing two judges and wounding two others — the driver and another woman — police in […]

Taliban Assassinate 2 Afghan Female Supreme Court Judges While on their Way to Work

    Two Afghan women judges have been assassinated in the country’s capital in an attack that has been blamed on the Taliban. Gunmen shot dead the two unnamed judges, who worked for the Supreme Court, on Sunday in Kabul, where a new trend of targeted killings of high-profile figures have sown fear in the […]

Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller Announces Troop Levels Down to 2,500 in Iraq and Afghanistan

President Donald Trump’s acting defense secretary, Christopher Miller, announced Friday that United States troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan have now reached 2,500 in each country — the lowest levels since either war began nearly two decades ago. On Afghanistan, Miller said in a statement: Today, U.S. force levels in Afghanistan have reached 2,500. Directed […]

GOP Rep. Waltz on China Bounty Intel: ‘Regularly’ Saw Chinese-Made Weapons in Hands of Taliban, I’m ‘Demanding’ Briefing

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) reacted to declassified intelligence suggesting China placed bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan by stating that during his service in Afghanistan, “We regularly saw brand new, Chinese-made weapons” in the hands of the Taliban and saying that he is demanding […]

Nearly All Lawmakers at House Armed Services Committee Hearing Opposed Afghanistan Troop Drawdown

Nearly all lawmakers present during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Friday expressed opposition to President Trump’s troop drawdown in Afghanistan from 4,500 troops to 2,500 troops by January 15, despite little public appetite for keeping U.S. military involvement going. Both Republicans and Democrats at the hearing expressed reservations about the decision, which was […]

أميركا تستجدي وقف العمليات ضدها في العراق.. هل تبحث عن كسب الوقت؟

المصدر: الميادين 12 تشرين اول 00:10 تبحث الإدارة الأميركية عن تهدئة في المناطق التي تحتلها قواتها، ولا سيما في العراق تجنباً لما ينغص على ترامب رهاناته الانتخابية، وقد وصل الأمر حد استجداء وقف العمليات، فهل ستشهد مرحلة ما بعد الانتخابات تصعيداً ضد الأميركيين في المنطقة؟ “فلترحل القوات الأجنبية طوعاً أو كرهاً” بذلك حسم العراقيون موقفهم […]

Intra-Afghan Peace Negotiations Begin in Qatar as Pompeo Meets Taliban, Afghan Government

DOHA, Qatar — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Afghans not to squander an opportunity for lasting peace in remarks to the summit between Afghan government and Taliban leaders here that represents the beginning of peace negotiations. “As we look toward the light, we recall the darkness of four decades of war, and the lost […]

Afghan peace talks with Taliban begin after decades of conflict

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Afghanistan’s warring sides started negotiations on Saturday for the first time aimed at ending decades of war, bringing together delegates appointed by the Afghan government and the Taliban. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended the opening ceremony, which was held in Qatar where the meetings will take place. […]

Taliban Attack on Malala Proves “Belief in a Cruel God Makes a Cruel Man”

The cowardly and brutal attack last week on the 14-year-old girl Malala Yousafzai by the Islamic terrorist group the Taliban shows the truth to this statement by the American founder and Deist Thomas Paine, “Belief in a cruel god makes a cruel man.”

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