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.
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
Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East” By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, January 05, 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 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
Inevitable Withdrawal: The US-Taliban Deal By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, September 04, 2019
Time to Liberate Afghanistan By Eric Margolis, September 01, 2019
Heroin Addiction in America Spearheaded by US-led War on Afghanistan By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 31, 2019
CIA Afghan Paramilitaries Prevent Restoration of Peace By Stephen Lendman, August 25, 2019
Trump Fine-tunes Peace Deal with Taliban By M. K. Bhadrakumar, August 23, 2019
Trump’s Afghan Drawdown Plans. Reducing US Military Presence in Afghanistan Before 2020 Elections? By Andrew Korybko, August 01, 2019
It’s Too Late for India to Rethink Its Failed Afghan Strategy By Andrew Korybko, August 01, 2019
With Pakistan’s Prime Minister at His Side, Trump Threatens to Wipe Afghanistan “Off the Face of the Earth” By Sampath Perera and Keith Jones, July 26, 2019
Trump’s Demented Foreign Policy: How to Kill Ten Million Afghans and Not Win… By Pepe Escobar, July 24, 2019
Does Trump Want to “Wipe Afghanistan off The Face of the Earth”. Dangerous Discourse. “There will be Nothing that America Cannot Do”. By Masud Wadan, July 23, 2019
How US “Good Guys” Wiped Out an Afghan Family By Jessica Purkiss and Mateen Arian, June 05, 2019
The U.S.’ Welcome of China on Afghan Peace Process Headed for Win-win Results By Andrew Korybko, May 13, 2019
When We Were the ‘Good Guys’: US Keeps Invoking World War II to Validate New Wars By Helen Buyniski, May 09, 2019
US and NATO Attack Afghanistan and Iraq By Comitato No Nato, April 30, 2019
Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War By Janelle Velina, April 30, 2019
US Navy SEAL Officers Attempted to Cover Up Evidence of War Crimes By Josh Varlin, April 29, 2019
Did Russia and China Get the US to Accelerate Its Diplomatic Drawdown in Afghanistan? By Andrew Korybko, April 26, 2019
The Russia -US -China -Taliban Talks in Moscow Are Bad News for India By Andrew Korybko, April 25, 2019
The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, April 16, 2019
Trump Warns ICC Against Followup on American and Israeli War Crimes By IMEMC, April 15, 2019
International Criminal Court: US/NATO Imperial Tool By Stephen Lendman, April 15, 2019
ICC Refuses to Investigate Crimes in Afghanistan, U.S. Torture By Center for Constitutional Rights, April 15, 2019
Somalia, Afghanistan: A Tale of Two Failed States By Eric Walberg, April 10, 2019
War Crimes: 10 Children Killed by US Airstrike in Afghanistan. UN By Asharq Al-Awsat, March 26, 2019
‘Thuggish’: Trump Imposes Visa Bans on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes in Afghanistan By Telesur, March 17, 2019
The US-Taliban Talks Are “Renewing” the US Occupation of Afghanistan By Masud Wadan, March 16, 2019
US-Taliban Talks: Real or Illusory Progress? Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Mineral Wealth By Stephen Lendman, March 15, 2019
US Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Underlying Cause of Friction Between India and Pakistan? By Nauman Sadiq, February 27, 2019
President Starts a War? Congress Yawns. Threatens to End One? Condemnation! By Rep. Ron Paul, February 12, 2019
Is America’s “Deep State” Divided over the Taliban Peace Talks? By Andrew Korybko, February 12, 2019
War after War: Will the US “Pull Out” of Afghanistan to Strike a New War Elsewhere? By Masud Wadan, February 09, 2019
Finally, Washington Is Now Law-Bound to Compensate Its Victims! By Grete Mautner, February 08, 2019
Peace in Afghanistan? The Taliban’s Moscow Travels Have Turned Them into Seasoned Diplomats By Andrew Korybko, February 08, 2019
Meeting in Moscow: The Taliban Meets the Afghan Opposition By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, February 07, 2019
Reading Between the Lines: India Has Sour Grapes over America’s Afghan Peace Talks By Andrew Korybko, February 07, 2019
Afghanistan: From “Soviet” Occupation to American “Liberation” By Nauman Sadiq, February 04, 2019
Does the US Provide Covert Support to the Islamic State in Afghanistan? By Nauman Sadiq, February 03, 2019
Here’s How a “Slip of the Tongue” Strengthened Russian-Pakistani Relations By Andrew Korybko, February 01, 2019
The Post-American Multipolar Blueprint for Afghanistan By Andrew Korybko, February 01, 2019
Afghanistan Pullout? Culmination of America’s Longest War. Draft US-Taliban Peace Pact? By Nauman Sadiq, January 30, 2019