War Is A Racket: Ex-State Department Official Matthew Hoh Speaks Out

By Lowkey, Mintpress News. -

What was the Afghanistan War all about? That is the question on many people’s lips after a devastating 20-year campaign that has killed an estimated 176,000 people and displaced nearly 6 million [...]

Calculating The Full Cost Of War

By Suzanne Gordon, The American Prospect. -

The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks that were used to justify multiple Middle Eastern interventions is a fitting [...]

The Second Afghan War And US Retreat From Central Asia

By Jack Rasmus, ZNet. -

There were actually two Afghan wars. The first began within a few weeks of the 9-11 tragedy, when the US was attacked by Al Qaeda with the assistance of elements of the Saudi Arabia ruling [...]

How Can America Wake Up From Its Post-9/11 Nightmare?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

Looking back on it now, the 1990s were an age of innocence for America. The Cold War was over and our leaders promised us a “peace dividend.” There was no TSA to make us take off our shoes at [...]

Biden Exits Afghanistan, Heads In The Wrong Direction

By John Walsh, Popular Resistance. -

On August 31, Joe Biden accepted the inevitable and announced the final departure of all open military personnel from Afghanistan. Perhaps, the most important part of the speech had to do with [...]

War Is A Racist Enterprise

By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report. -

The U.S.’s failure to prevent the Taliban from retaking political power in Afghanistan sparked feelings of panic in the foreign policy establishment. Warmongers and their loyal servants made [...]

What Ending A War Could Look Like

By David Swanson, World Beyond War. -

When you imagine ending a war, do you imagine the U.S. President lamenting the human cost of the war’s financial expense while simultaneously demanding that Congress increase military spending — [...]

Afghan Crisis Must End US’s Empire Of War, Corruption And Poverty

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

Americans have been shocked by videos of thousands of Afghans risking their lives to flee the Taliban’s return to power in their country - and then by an Islamic State suicide bombing and ensuing [...]

Afghan Activist: We All Deserve Refuge, Not Just Those Who Served The US

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

Following the Taliban’s seizure of power, people across the political spectrum have expressed concern about the fate of Afghans who helped the United States and are therefore at risk of [...]

Biden Vows New Strikes In Retaliation

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

Even as he planned to withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan by August 31, President Joe Biden said Saturday that the drone strike that was launched Friday night in retaliation [...]

Decline And Fall Of The US Empire

By Mnar Adley, Mintpress News. -

After 20 years of war and occupation that have caused the deaths of almost a quarter of a million people and displaced 5.9 million more, the United States appears to have finally (tacitly) [...]

Further US Hostility Against The Taliban

The chaotic evacuation of international 'assets' and economic migrants from Kabul airport just got more complicate. An hour ago a suicide bomber blew himself up amidst a crowd which was [...]

The Peace Movement Must Press For Diplomacy, Not More War, In Afghanistan

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

Col. Ann Wright was in Afghanistan to open the US Embassy in 2001. She recounts how the recommendation then was to get the US military out as quickly as possible. Instead, the Pentagon spent 20 [...]

‘Paul Wolfowitz’ Tells Newsmax The Afghanistan War Wasted Two Trillion Dollars

By The Yes Men. -

NewsmaxTV today allowed a fake Paul Wolfowitz to spend 11 minutes telling its hundreds of thousands of viewers that the $2.1T war in Afghanistan, begun by his administration in 2001, was a [...]

US Humiliation In Afghanistan Could Be A Turning Point In World History

By Peter Oborne, Middle East Eye. -

It's just over three decades since the Soviet Union was driven out of Afghanistan in a moment of epic national humiliation. Thirty-two years on and this week the United States has suffered the [...]

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