Afghanistan: America’s 9/11 War. Selected articles and videos


Both the US media and the Obama administration continue to describe the October 2001 invasion of Afghanistan as a war of “self-defense’. 

The legal argument used by Washington and NATO to invade Afghanistan was that the September 11 attacks constituted an undeclared “armed attack” “from abroad” by an unnamed foreign power, and that consequently “the laws of war” apply, allowing the nation under attack, to strike back in the name of “self-defense”.

To this date, however, there is no proof that Al Qaeda was behind the 9/11 attacks. Neither is there evidence that Afghanistan as a Nation State was behind or in any way complicit in the 9/11 attacks.

The Afghan government in the weeks following 9/11, offered on two occasions, through diplomatic channels to deliver Osama bin Laden to US justice, if there were preliminary evidence of his involvement in the attacks. These offers were refused by Washington.

Ten years later, Afghanistan is a country which has been destroyed. Its economy and institutions are shattered. Its social infrastructure was never rebuilt. What we dealing with is a pretext and justification to commit extensive war crimes against a country which does not, by any stretch of the imagination  constitute a threat to the security of America and the Western World.

We bring to the attention of our readers a compendium of selected articles and videos (2010-2011) on Afghanistan which document the causes as well as the dramatic consequences of the US-NATO led war on an impoverished country of Central Asia.

It is our hope that this material will also be useful to college, university and high school students.

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, October 2011


U.S. And NATO Escalate World’s Deadliest War On Both Sides Of Afghan-Pakistani Border
– by Rick Rozoff – 2011-03-01

Drone missile attacks conducted by the CIA killed in the neighborhood of 1,000 people in Pakistan last year

Afghanistan: Wealth, Corruption and Criminality Amidst Mass Poverty
– by Prof. Marc W. Herold – 2010-09-25

Afghanistan is ranked he worst place in the world for public sanitation

Afghan War: Petraeus Expands U.S. Military Presence Throughout Eurasia
– by Rick Rozoff – 2010-07-05

Petraeus took charge of soldiers from fifty nations occupying a conquered country…

Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan?
– by Prof. David Ray Griffin – 2010-06-25

Will the war in Afghanistan turn out to be “Obama’s Vietnam”?

Afghanistan: Thirty-two Years of War. Ten Years of Illegal Occupation
– by James Corbett – 2011-10-07

VIDEO: Afghanistan: Ten Years of Illegal Occupation
Special Feature Report now on GRTV
– by James Corbett, Rick Rozoff, Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-10-07

VIDEO: 10 Years of War in Afghanistan: A Crime Against Humanity
Important new interview now on GRTV
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-10-07

VIDEO: On the 10th Anniversary of NATO’s Occupation of Afghanistan
Watch the statement on GRTV
– by Malalai Joya – 2011-10-07

October 7, 2001: America and NATO’s Decision to Invade Afghanistan. The Pretext to Wage a “Just War”
– by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-10-07

VIDEO: What is the True Cost of the Afghanistan War?
Find out now on GRTV
– by Tony Benn – 2011-09-21

Pentagon Allows “Near Slavery” Conditions Among Foreign Workers in Iraq and Afghanistan
– by Sherwood Ross – 2011-09-01

Occupied Afghanistan: The Attack on the British Council in Kabul
The attack was on the 92nd anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence from Britain in 1919
– by Felicity Arbuthnot – 2011-08-21

Helicopter Shootdown in Afghanistan Hits Navy SEALs
– by Patrick Martin – 2011-08-08

US Afghan Strategy: Senseless and Merciless
– by Rick Rozoff – 2011-07-22

Prince Harry of Wales Returns to Afghanistan
– by Felicity Arbuthnot – 2011-07-19

Why the US Won’t Leave Afghanistan
– by Pepe Escobar – 2011-07-13

Afghanistan: Victory in Defeat
– by Eric Walberg – 2011-06-30

Vietnam versus Afghanistan: Victory in Defeat
– by Eric Walberg – 2011-06-30

Pentagon Demands Continuation of US Surge in Afghanistan
– by Bill Van Auken – 2011-06-22

The Anglo-American Endgame for Afghanistan
– by M.K. Bhadrakumar – 2011-06-16

VIDEO: 10 Years Too Many: US and UK Must End Afghan War
Watch now on GRTV
– by David Swanson, George Galloway – 2011-06-14

Afghanistan: Why Civilians are Killed? A People’s War: Not a “War on Terror”
– by Prof. James Petras – 2011-06-09

New Silk Road could revitalize war-torn Afghanistan
– by Prof. Li Xiguang – 2011-06-07

Empty words over hopeless Afghan war
– by ­Aleksey Pushkov – 2011-06-07

Afghanistan: Losing the war
– by Rizwan Asghar – 2011-06-07

VIDEO: The Last Word on Osama Bin Laden
Latest Corbett Report now on GRTV
– by James Corbett – 2011-05-24

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canadian War Crimes in Afghanistan
– by Prof. Michael Keefer – 2011-04-24

US atrocities reach all time high in Afghanistan
– by Zia Sarhadi – 2011-04-23

Military Surge in Afghanistan Launches Reign of Terror
U.S. officer: ‘You have to show up at their door … and start killing people’
– by Brian Becker – 2011-04-21

Afghan History: The Central Asian Grand Chessboard
– by Dean Henderson – 2011-04-20

Afghan History Suppressed: Islamists, Heroin and the CIA
Part I
– by Dean Henderson – 2011-04-10

Imagine Canada’s Conservative Nightmare
– by Stefan Christoff – 2011-04-07

Afghanistan: A Country, Not a War
– by David Swanson – 2011-04-05

VIDEO: The Difference Between a “Good Arab” and a “Bad Arab”
Breaking through Media Lies on Libya. Now on GRTV.
– by Michel Collon – 2011-04-04

Afghanistan: On Visiting an Unwinnable War
– by David Swanson – 2011-03-30

Obama Lacks Clarity on Afghan War
– by Ray McGovern – 2011-03-29

The Kill Team
How U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan murdered innocent civilians
– by Rolling Stone – 2011-03-29

Killing Civilians in Afghanistan is Terrorism
– by Pat Kennelly – 2011-03-24

Peace is not yours to give, Mr. President
But hope is certainly yours to take away
– by Kathleen Kirwin – 2011-03-16

VIDEO: US Army’s Illegal Psy-Ops Against Visiting Senators in Afghanistan
Breaking news on GRTV
– 2011-02-25

Dozens Slaughtered by US Forces in Afghanistan-Pakistan Air Attacks
– by Patrick O’Connor – 2011-02-23

Afghanistan: Sovereignty and Military Occupation
46 Countries, 155,000 foreign troops
– 2011-02-11

More Evidence of US War Crimes
– by Patrick Martin – 2011-01-24

US-NATO Killings of Civilians in Afghanistan
– by Prof Marc W. Herold – 2011-01-14

Obama orders new Afghan surge
– by Bill Van Auken – 2011-01-07

U.S. Employs Afghan War To Build Global NATO
– by Rick Rozoff – 2011-01-06

Afghanistan: From The British Empire to the NATO Invasion: “Blind Man Walking on a Roof.”
– by Scott Taylor – 2011-01-04

NATO Trains Afghan Army To Guard Asian Pipeline
– by Rick Rozoff – 2010-12-29

Afghanistan: “Open for Business”
– by Michael Skinner – 2010-12-26

2011: U.S. And NATO To Extend And Expand Afghan War
– by Rick Rozoff – 2010-12-25

Afghanistan War: The Crucible for Reorienting Canadian Foreign Policy
– by David McKee – 2010-12-17

US spy agencies paint grim picture of Afghan war
– by Bill Van Auken – 2010-12-16

Canada’s Role in Afghanistan
‘Ask Afghans what would help them, don’t ask Karzai’
– by John Riddell – 2010-12-16

The March to War: Was September 11 2001 the Start of World War III?
– by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – 2010-12-11

Pentagon Lies and Afghan Civilian Deaths: The Unspoken Truth
– by Prof. Marc W. Herold – 2010-12-08

U.S. And NATO Prolong And Expand Greater Afghan War
– by Rick Rozoff – 2010-12-02

Afghanistan: Destroying their property and insulting their intelligence
– by Rep. Lynn Woolsey – 2010-12-01

Extension of Afghan Military Deployment
Stirs Debate and Protests in Canada
– by Tim Kennelly, Roger Annis – 2010-12-01

Afghan Trainee Kills Six US Troops
– by Bill Van Auken – 2010-12-01

Who’s Who in Afghanistan? Creating a New Impostor
– by Boris Volkhonsky – 2010-11-29

Afghanistan is About Perpetual War
– by Harvey Wasserman – 2010-11-26

NATO and South Asian security: NATO Plants Itself In South Asia For The Long Haul
– by M. K. Bhadrakumar – 2010-11-26

Afghanistan: What next?
– by Samson Simon Sharaf – 2010-11-22

NATO: Afghan War Model For Future 21st Century Operations
– by Rick Rozoff – 2010-11-19

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