TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

Gordon Dumoulin Jan Oberg Thore Vestby The Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research Lund, Sweden • TFF@transnational.org • The Transnational • Ph +46 (0)738 525200 • August 6, 2021 • © TFF 2021 Photo: Yiran Ding, Shanghai, Splash 丁亦然 Download and share this report as PDF Table of Content IntroductionThe China Cold War Agenda as […]

Hedges: The pimps of war

Hedges: The pimps of war

Chris Hedges April 28, 2022 The coterie of neocons and liberal interventionists who orchestrated two decades of military fiascos in the Middle East and who have never been held to account are now stoking a suicidal war with Russia. Originally posted on Sheer Post homepage on April 11th, 2020, here The same cabal of warmongering […]

The US has been at war 225 out of 243 years since 1776

The US has been at war 225 out of 243 years since 1776

Edward Kienholz, “Portable War Memorial,” 1968  Sabir Shah April 14, 2022 The US Has Been at war for more than 92 percent of the time The American history of overt and covert foreign interventions dates back to 1811, when it had invaded Chile, just a year after this South American country had gained independence from […]

Caitlin Johnstone: US coverup of Syria massacre shows the danger of the Assange precedent

Caitlin Johnstone: US coverup of Syria massacre shows the danger of the Assange precedent

Caitlin Johnstone November 26,2021 The New York Times has published a very solid investigative report on a US military coverup of a 2019 massacre in Baghuz, Syria which killed scores of civilians. This would be the second investigative report on civilian-slaughtering US airstrikes by The New York Times in a matter of weeks, and if I were a more […]

Hussein Askary: The Costs of Destruction and Construction – Post-9/11 Wars and the Belt and Road

Hussein Askary: The Costs of Destruction and Construction – Post-9/11 Wars and the Belt and Road

Photo from the original article Hussein Askary November 1, 2021 According to well-documented statistics provided by American research institutions and universities the human, economic, and financial costs of all wars the United States launched since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, are in the millions of killed, maimed, and traumatized (mostly civilians); destruction of […]

I Piper & J Dyke: Tens of thousands of civilians likely killed by US in ‘Forever Wars’

I Piper & J Dyke: Tens of thousands of civilians likely killed by US in ‘Forever Wars’

Relatives mourn as bodies of Iraqi residents of west Mosul killed in an airstrike are placed and covered with blankets on carts on March 17th, 2017. Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images Imogen Piper & Joe Dyke October 31, 2021 Airwars tally offers assessment of the direct civilian impact of 20 years of US strikes Originally posted […]

Tom Engelhardt: The Decline and Fall of the Roman… Whoops!… American Empire

Tom Engelhardt: The Decline and Fall of the Roman… Whoops!… American Empire

Handover ceremony at Camp Anthonic, from US Army to Afghan Special Forces, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 2, 2021. Tom Engelhardt October 27, 2021 They weren’t kidding when they called Afghanistan the “graveyard of empires.” Indeed, that cemetery has just taken another imperial body. And it wasn’t pretty, was it? Not that anyone should be surprised. Even […]

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, […]

Jeffrey Sachs: Blood in the Sand

Jeffrey Sachs: Blood in the Sand

Jeffrey D. Sachs September 29, 2021 For decades, the American political class has intervened relentlessly and recklessly in countries whose people they hold in contempt. And once again they are being aided by America’s credulous mass media, which is uniformly blaming the Taliban victory on Afghanistan’s incorrigible corruption. Originally posted on Project Syndicate on August […]

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 […]

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