AFGHANISTAN — The COVID-19 pandemic has been a death knell to so many industries in Afghanistan. Charities and aid agencies have even warned that the economic dislocation could spark widespread famine. But one sector is still booming: the illicit opium trade. Last year saw Afghan opium poppy cultivation grow by over a third while counter-narcotics operations dropped off a cliff.Continue reading How the CIA Turned Afghanistan into a Failed Narco-State
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The Yankees are Coming Home: The Taliban Won. Get Over It
American soldiers can still win wars, but it has to be a real war where there is something genuine at stake, like protecting one’s home and family.Continue reading The Yankees are Coming Home: The Taliban Won. Get Over It
Senior U.S. Official Acknowledges Washington Has Spent $143 Billion to Destroy Its Own Gov’t in Afghanistan
The U.S.-created and supported government of Afghanistan is on the brink of collapse. It has lost all credibility with its people because of its incompetence and unbelievable corruption. If U.S. military aid and the enormous inputs of international aid were to be withdrawn, the Taliban would be at the gates of Kabul and poised to take over the entire country in a matter of days.Continue reading Senior U.S. Official Acknowledges Washington Has Spent $143 Billion to Destroy Its Own Gov’t in Afghanistan
Who REALLY funded the Taliban to kill Americans?
While accusing Russia, without proof, of paying the Taliban to kill American soldiers, US politicians are conveniently ignoring facts about who really armed and financed terrorist groups in Afghanistan.Continue reading Who REALLY funded the Taliban to kill Americans?
Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade, Rising Heroin Addiction in the US
In December 2019, the Washington Post released a reviews of The Afghanistan Papers. A series of interviews and documents “compiled in secret” and then the subject of a “legal challenge” from the US government.Continue reading Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade, Rising Heroin Addiction in the US
The Taliban Have Won in Afghanistan
On June 26 two US special forces soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, bringing the total of US military personnel who have died in that useless war to 2429, according to iCasualties, an independent casualty tracker. Continue reading The Taliban Have Won in Afghanistan
Multiple US Gov’t ShutDowns Didn’t Deter Highest Ever Budget for Pentagon
The United States, Inc. just survived two shutdowns in two months yet this did not deter the approval of a $716 billion military budget for the year 2018-2019, the highest military budget ever, and still is among the G7 countries’ military spending combined.
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New US' Afghanistan Strategy 'Puts Trump in a Silly Position', Here's Why
Trump said on Tuesday that the consequences of rapid withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan are “unacceptable,” as it will create a “vacuum” that will be filled by Daesh and al-Qaeda terrorist groups, adding that the number of US troops involved in operations in the country wouldn’t be released. Continue reading New US' Afghanistan Strategy 'Puts Trump in a Silly Position', Here's Why
It’s the opium, stupid: ‘Afghan surge guarantees CIA black-ops budget boost’
The CIA is also overjoyed because its black-ops budget – which is tied to the exponential growth of opium production in Afghanistan – is now secured possibly for another 20-50 years, claims Mike Raddie, co-editor of online site BSNews. Continue reading It’s the opium, stupid: ‘Afghan surge guarantees CIA black-ops budget boost’
War Worth Waging: Afghanistan’s Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas
US and NATO forces invaded Afghanistan almost 16 years ago in October 2001. It has been a continuous war marked by US military occupation. Continue reading War Worth Waging: Afghanistan’s Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas
Why are U.S. Troops Still in Afghanistan?
Back in 2007, circus clown O’bummer promised to bring US troops in Afghanistan once elected to the White House.