A Global Demand To 35 Governments: Get Your Troops Out Of Afghanistan

By David Swanson, Antiwar.com. -

The governments of Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Jimmy Carter’s Foreign Policy Record Reveals Hope And Cynicism

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

When the Carter presidency comes up, so does a dark moment in American history: the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1981. This was, however, not the only significant moment in Jimmy Carter’s foreign [...]

Empire Update: Afghanistan/Somalia Withdrawal Scam; Trump Weighs WWIII

By Abby Martin, The Empire Files. -

The Empire Update for Nov. 23 covering the Grand Finale of Trump's promise to end the Afghanistan War; what's really behind the Somalia troop withdrawal; US-backed monarchy sparks new potential [...]

Afghanistan Diary

By Sarah Ball, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

Afghanistan returns to me through Nagiba’s room. She is on the roof of the kitchen across the courtyard; I can see her through the window. She is gathering sticks to light the samovar for boiling [...]

The CIA’s Addiction To The Afghanistan War

By Finian Cunningham, Strategic Culture. -

US involvement in Afghanistan is the archetypal quagmire. Hundreds of thousands killed or maimed, trillions of dollars wasted, a failed state – despite American pretensions of nation-building, [...]

Saying Iran Is Paying Bounties To Kill Americans Is Pure Parody

By Scott Ritter, RT. -

It was Russia in June, now it’s Tehran. Don’t US analysts understand that Taliban fighters really don’t need any more motivation to target American troops? This is simply politicized [...]

Killing Democracy In The United States

By William J. Astore, Tom Dispatch. -

I fear that it either can’t or won’t end because, as Martin Luther King, Jr., pointed out in 1967 during the Vietnam War, the United States remains the world’s greatest purveyor of violence -- [...]

Mutiny On The Bounties

By Ray McGovern, Consortium News. -

Corporate media are binging on leaked Kool Aid not unlike the WMD concoction they offered 18 years ago to “justify” the U.S.-UK war of aggression on Iraq. Now Michael McFaul, ambassador to [...]

How The Pentagon Failed To Sell Afghan Government’s Bunk ‘Bountygate’ Story

By Gareth Porter, The Grayzone. -

The New York Times dropped another Russiagate bombshell on June 26 with a sensational front-page story headlined, “Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, [...]

The Latest ‘Russiagate’ Bombshell Took One Week To Be Exposed As Dud

By Moon of Alabama. -

Within just one week the recent attempt to revive 'Russiagate' has failed. It was an embarrassing failure for the media who pushed it. Their 'journalists' fell for obvious nonsense. They let [...]

Bountygate: Scapegoating Systemic Military Failure In Afghanistan

By Scott Ritter, Consortium News. -

It took little more than a year for the president to come to grips with a reality that would be reflected in the findings of Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko, [...]

Russia, Afghanistan And The Big Lie

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

There is no end to the Russiagate fraud. All major charges have been disproved. No one was convicted of the dreaded “collusion” that was reported endlessly for the last four years. Damning [...]

The Truth About Russian-Taliban Ties

By Andrew Korybko, One World. -

The New York Times' latest fake news provocation alleging that Russia's military-intelligence agency GRU solicited the Taliban (officially designated as "terrorists" by Moscow) to assassinate [...]

New York Times Deploys Heavy Gun to Back ‘Intel’ on Russian Bounties

By Ray McGovern, Consortium News. -

Intelligence analysts must pay close attention, of course, to provenance. What is this or that source’s record for accuracy, for reliability? What kind of trough might this or that source be [...]

To Keep Russiagate Alive ‘Officials’ Make New Claims Without Evidence

By Moon of Alabama. -

There were allegations about emails that someone exfiltrated from the DNC and provided to Wikileaks. Russia must have done it. The FBI and other intelligence services were all over it. In the end [...]