AFGHANISTAN

Despite president Trump’s announced US troop withdrawal, the Afghan opium trade continues to flourish. It is protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of a nexus of powerful financial and criminal interests.
One of the key players in U.S.-led "Soviet-Afghan war" was Osama bin Laden, a Saudi-born millionaire from a wealthy, powerful family with ties to the Saudi royal family. Before becoming America’s “boogeyman”, Osama was put in charge of fundraising for the Mujahideen.
Trump calls for escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Why? Is he going after the bad guys, or is it something else? Afghanistan has significant oil, natural gas and strategic raw material resources, not to mention opium, a multibillion dollar industry which feeds America's illegal heroin market.
The insurgents have captured more than half of country; conclaves under peace talks are vaguely underway to negotiate the future fate of Afghanistan; the presidential election is scheduled for April 2019, all of which sets the stage for the US to implement the new giant plans.
War Crimes in Afghanistan Covered up by UK Ministry of Defence By Jean Shaoul, August 10, 2020
Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East” By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, August 10, 2020
Bipartisan Torpedo Against the Agreement for Afghanistan By Manlio Dinucci, July 10, 2020
Trump Is Trying to Hide US and Israeli War Crimes by Attacking the International Criminal Court By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, July 09, 2020
CIA Information Warfare Succeeds: Occupation of Afghanistan Forced to Continue, Trump’s Real Crimes in Afghanistan Ignored By Ben Barbour, July 05, 2020
“Russia is Paying the Taliban”: Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for US Military Industrial Complex By Alan MacLeod, July 02, 2020
The Fourth Estate Has Murdered America. The NYT “Made Up The Story”? By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, July 02, 2020
Russia Did It Again – Chasing the Bounty Hunters By Peter Koenig, July 02, 2020
The Truth About Russian-Taliban Ties Is as Intriguing as the Fake News About Them By Andrew Korybko, July 01, 2020
New York Times Takes Anti-Russian Hysteria to New Level with Report on Russian ‘Bounty’ for US Troops in Afghanistan By Scott Ritter, June 30, 2020
Taliban, Moscow, White House All Reject NYT’s Reporting on Afghanistan Bounties By Dave DeCamp, June 29, 2020
The Fake News About Russia and the Taliban Aims to Achieve Three Strategic Objectives By Andrew Korybko, June 29, 2020
Afghanistan, Garden of Empire: America’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Harvest By Julien Mercille, June 26, 2020
Video: The Social Impacts and Economic Dimensions of the Drug Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Mehrnews, June 24, 2020
ICC Probe of US War Crimes in Afghanistan. Trump Lashes Back. ICC is “Threat” to America. By Stephen Lendman, June 12, 2020
Afghanistan: Will U.S. Finally Withdraw? By Junaid S. Ahmad, May 19, 2020
Geopolitical Corridors: Did Iran Inadvertently Sacrifice “The India Chabahar Corridor” for the Sake of Afghan Border Security? By Andrew Korybko, May 11, 2020
Afghan Violence Unveils Critical Pinholes in US-Taliban Agreement By Azhar Azam, May 06, 2020
Pakistan’s Position on the US-Afghanistan Settlement: Impact on China’s Belt and Road By Dr. Ejaz Akram, March 20, 2020
The Taliban Scores a Coup By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, March 18, 2020
Listen to George Kennan and End the War in Afghanistan By Daniel Larison, March 16, 2020
Team Trump Tried to Bully the ICC into Dropping War Crimes Probe but Failed By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, March 11, 2020
International Court Approves Probe of US War Crimes in Afghanistan By Bill Van Auken, March 09, 2020
Crimes in Afghanistan: Fatou Bensouda’s Investigative Mission By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, March 08, 2020
Afghanistan: Imagine There’s No Future By Daniel Lazare, March 06, 2020
Trump’s Other “Phony Deal of the Century” Unravelling. “Peace with the Taliban” By Stephen Lendman, March 05, 2020
Trump’s Afghanistan Deal Prioritizes Bragging Rights Over Lasting Peace By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, March 05, 2020
The US-Taliban ‘Peace Deal’? Imperial State Criminality and Terrorism, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and “Restorative Justice” By Junaid S. Ahmad, March 03, 2020
Afghan Peace Deal: Observations, Loopholes, and Expectations By Andrew Korybko, March 03, 2020
The Illusion of Restoring Peace and Stability in Afghanistan By Stephen Lendman, March 02, 2020
The Afghanistan ‘Peace Deal’ Riddle By Pepe Escobar, February 27, 2020
US “Forever War” in Afghanistan Near Ending? By Stephen Lendman, February 24, 2020
U.S. and Iran Increase Competition to Influence Afghanistan By Paul Antonopoulos, February 21, 2020
Afghan Troops Say Taliban Are Brothers and War Is “Not Really Our Fight.” By Nicolas J. S. Davies, February 17, 2020
A New US Air Force Video Game Lets You Drone Bomb Iraqis and Afghans By Alan MacLeod, February 03, 2020
The Afghanistan Papers. “Teflon Lies” and Mowing Lawns… By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, February 03, 2020
Even After the Afghanistan Papers, the Washington ‘Blob’ Still Embraces Staying Forever By Mark Perry, February 03, 2020
Maneuvering Hell for Our Advantage By Robert C. Koehler, February 01, 2020
US Airstrikes in Afghanistan Hit Ten-year High in 2019 By Niles Niemuth, January 30, 2020
CIA Official ‘Behind Soleimani’s Assassination’ Killed in Downed Plane in Afghanistan? By Middle East Monitor, January 29, 2020
The US Dropped More Munitions on Afghanistan Last Year Than Any Other Time in the Last Decade By Jared Keller, January 28, 2020
Trump Is the Third President to Lie About Afghan War Success By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, January 19, 2020
After 18 Years of US Occupation, Poll Finds Zero Percent of Afghans Thriving, 85 Percent “Suffering” By Alan MacLeod, January 12, 2020
An Eyewitness to the Horrors of the US ‘Forever Wars’ Speaks Out By Kathy Kelly, January 06, 2020
This American Died for Our Lies in Afghanistan By Peter Van Buren, January 03, 2020
3,000 Billion Dollars into the Bottomless Well of Afghanistan By Manlio Dinucci, December 23, 2019
Afghan Papers Inadvertently Document WaPo’s Role in Spreading Official Lies By Joshua Cho, December 22, 2019
The Afghanistan Fiasco and the Decline and Fall of the American Military By Philip Giraldi, December 20, 2019
The “Afghanistan Papers”: Deep State Narrative Management By Kit Knightly, December 20, 2019
The Real Lesson of Afghanistan Is that Regime Change Does Not Work By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, December 20, 2019
What Everyone Is Missing About the Afghanistan Papers By Darius Shahtahmasebi, December 18, 2019
Afghanistan War – The Crime of the Century By Rep. Ron Paul, December 18, 2019
Troop “Reduction” in Afghanistan! By W.J. Astore, December 17, 2019
The Afghanistan Papers Confirm America’s Longest War Is a Lie By Sonali Kolhatkar, December 16, 2019
Pamir Highway: The Road on the Roof of the World By Pepe Escobar, December 16, 2019
Afghanistan Papers Proves U.S. Invasion Was Built on Lies, Deceit and Confusion By Paul Antonopoulos, December 16, 2019
The Pentagon’s Map of Afghanistan: An Eldorado of Mineral Wealth and Natural Resources By Nikolai Malishevski, December 15, 2019
The Warfare State Lied About Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. They Will Lie Again. By Tho Bishop, December 12, 2019
America’s Lost War in Afghanistan By Stephen Lendman, December 10, 2019
The International Criminal Court (ICC) Holds Hearing on Afghanistan War Crimes, Including US Torture By Brett Wilkins, December 06, 2019
The Pentagon’s “Mother of All Bombs” (MOAB) Dropped on Afghanistan (2017): Devastating Health Impacts, Ruined Farmland By Abdulhaq Omeri, December 02, 2019
Video: Why Are We Still in Afghanistan? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and James Corbett, November 29, 2019
A Conspiracy Theory That Became a “Conspiracy Fact”: The CIA, Afghanistan’s Poppy Fields and America’s Growing Heroin Epidemic By Timothy Alexander Guzman, November 29, 2019
Release of Western Hostages and Prospects of Peace in Afghanistan By Nauman Sadiq, November 19, 2019
Life in the Most Drone-bombed Country in the World By Ali M. Latifi, November 04, 2019
CIA-backed Forces Carried Out ‘Summary Executions’ in Afghanistan By Ian Cobain, October 31, 2019
The US-Brokered Taliban-India Prisoner Swap Is a Pretty Big Deal By Andrew Korybko, October 08, 2019
Counting the Dead Through the Fog of War in Afghanistan By Nicolas J. S. Davies, October 02, 2019
Afghanistan: The Wounds of War By Kathy Kelly, September 29, 2019
A Game-Changing China-Pakistan Proposal for the Afghan Peace Process By Andrew Korybko, September 22, 2019
The Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan: Is Community Engagement the Key? By Robert J. Burrowes, September 19, 2019
9/9-9/11. 18 Years Ago, 2 Days before 9/11: Shah Masood, leader of the Northern Alliance assassinated By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 13, 2019
A Morning in Afghanistan By Kathy Kelly, September 12, 2019
Observe 9/11 Anniversary by Calling for an End to the Afghan War By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, September 12, 2019
We Are All Hostages of 9/11 By Pepe Escobar, September 12, 2019
Trump-Taliban Talks Like Those with North Korea – A Photo Op on the Deck of the Titanic By Prof. Juan Cole, September 10, 2019
The Taliban’s Recent Kabul Attack Inadvertently Tanked the Afghan Peace Talks By Andrew Korybko, September 09, 2019
US-Taliban No-Peace “Peace Talks” By Stephen Lendman, September 09, 2019
Who Is Osama Bin Laden? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 08, 2019
A US-Taliban Peace Deal Would Redefine the Regional Balance of Power By Andrew Korybko, September 06, 2019