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 [...]

Serving The Bottomless Kool-Aid: ‘Blame Russia’ Rides Again!

By Dany Sjursen, Antiwar.com. -

Two decades of military stalemate teetering towards outright defeat; a highly corrupt and perceptibly illegitimate imposed "partner" Kabul-cabal that still lacks sufficient GDP to pay its own [...]

The Russia-Afghanistan Story Is Western Propaganda At Its Most Vile

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

All western mass media outlets are now shrieking about the story The New York Times first reported, citing zero evidence and naming zero sources, claiming intelligence says Russia paid out [...]

Empire Files: Afghanistan War Exposed

By Abby Martin, Empire Files. -

The perpetual occupation of Afghanistan has become so normalized and mostly serves as background noise to Americans. It's even jokingly referred to as the "Forever War," accepted as just a [...]

Memorial Day Is Killing Us: Celebrated To Death

By Erik Edstrom, Tom Dispatch. -

For those first six months after my return from war, thudding back slaps and free beers from well-meaning civilians numbed my sense of betrayal. But over time, I realized that all of this "thank [...]