CGTN Think Tank survey: 84.6% believe U.S. war against terrorism in Afghanistan has failed

CGTN Think Tank survey: 84.6% believe U.S. war against terrorism in Afghanistan has failed

CGTN Think Tank October 3rd, 2021 Images of Afghans chasing a U.S. transport plane at Kabul airport shocked the world after Taliban took over Kabul on August 15. As for the costly and longest-ever war waged by the U.S., 84.6 percent of global poll respondents believe it failed. Originally posted on CGTN on August 27, […]

Neta C. Crawford: Calculating the costs of the Afghanistan War in lives, dollars and years

Neta C. Crawford: Calculating the costs of the Afghanistan War in lives, dollars and years

Neta C. Crawford Listen to this article here September 24, 2021 The U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to destroy al-Qaida, remove the Taliban from power and remake the nation. On Aug. 30, 2021, the U.S. completed a pullout of troops from Afghanistan, providing an uncertain punctuation mark to two decades of conflict. For the past 11 […]

Alex Lo: China a godsend for the US arms industry

Alex Lo: China a godsend for the US arms industry

Listen to this article here With the end of the failed ‘forever war’ in Afghanistan, the US military-industrial complex needs to find another struggle to further enrich itself, and China now fits that bill Alex Lo September 24, 2021 “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought […]

Jan Oberg: September 11 Twenty Years Later. What The US Should Have Done

Jan Oberg: September 11 Twenty Years Later. What The US Should Have Done

© Jan Oberg 2021 September 11, 2021 Can be read together with this article which contains all the documentation When people ask me what I think of “9/11” my answer has always been: “I have not done any research on it myself but to me the official explanation leaves too many questions unanswered, such as: […]

Afghanistan and the CIA heroin ratline

Afghanistan and the CIA heroin ratline

Pepe Escobar August 25, 2021 The Persian Gulf harbors an array of extremely compromising secrets. Near the top is the Afghan heroin ratline – with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) positioned as the golden node of a transnational, trillion dollar heroin money laundering operation. Originally posted on LewRockwell homepage on January 18, 2021 In this […]

Afghanistan and the Mainstream Media Manipulation Methods

Afghanistan and the Mainstream Media Manipulation Methods

Jan Oberg August 22, 2021 When it comes to Western mainstream media’s coverage of international affairs, I would today dare the hypothesis that 10-20% is truthful, 20-30% is fake and narratives and 50-70% is omitted (see definition in point 2 below). This is not a scientific statement or hypothesis that I have tested empirically; rather, […]

Top Nine Policy Recommendations for the U.S. in the wake of Afghanistan Debacle

Top Nine Policy Recommendations for the U.S. in the wake of Afghanistan Debacle

Iconic image of Taliban fighters in the Presidential Palace on August 15, 2021 Farhang Jahanpour TFF Associate August 16, 2021 I do not wish to rub salt into the wounds of US and British officials who are responsible for the humiliating debacle in Afghanistan, but there is no way of sugar-coating this appalling tragedy, especially […]

Joe Biden’s Peace Force?

Joe Biden’s Peace Force?

William Astore May 6, 2021 Introduction to the article Once upon a time, the Europeans had the copyright on naming lengthy wars: the Hundred Years’ War, the Eighty Years’ War, the Thirty Years’ War. I suspect, however, that it’s past time for the U.S. to enter that competition. After all, soon after we arrive at September 11, 2021, […]

The U.S. ‘War on Terror’ Has Displaced 37 Million People

The U.S. ‘War on Terror’ Has Displaced 37 Million People

Here’s why we used the numbers we did — and what they can and can’t tell us. David Vine December 5th, 2020 Over the last week, considerable debate arose around a calculation I helped produce showing that the wars the U.S. government has fought since the attacks of September 11, 2001, have forced at least […]

Macron’s attack on Islam reveals “intolerance and hatred,” says Nobel peace laureate Tawakkol Karman

Macron’s attack on Islam reveals “intolerance and hatred,” says Nobel peace laureate Tawakkol Karman

Steven Sahiounie November 09, 2020 29 Oct 2020 – The beheading of a teacher in France elicited inflammatory remarks from President Emmanuel Macron, which in turn has been met with an Arab boycott of French goods and outrage by the Muslim world. Macron is accusing Muslims of separatism and is introducing a new bill to crack down on this sin against French […]

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