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.
The war on Afghanistan is a profit driven "resource war".
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.
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.
A Parable of (All-American) Violence By Kelly Denton-Borhaug, September 24, 2021
Five Crucial Reasons the US Began Its Decades-long Involvement in Afghanistan By Shane Quinn, September 24, 2021
Pakistani Diplomacy Is on a Roll By M. K. Bhadrakumar, September 24, 2021
Afghanistan: Ex-Bagram Inmates Recount Stories of Abuse, Torture By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska, September 23, 2021
US Will Not Undertake Hasty Withdrawal from Afghanistan: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin By TOLOnews, September 21, 2021
“It Wasn’t IS-K”: US Military Admits that Hellfire Missile Strike on Kabul Was a “Mistake” – But US Often Does Not Know Whom It Is Droning By Prof. Juan Cole, September 20, 2021
9/11 and Afghanistan Post-Mortems: Lessons in Safe Logic By Edward Curtin, September 20, 2021
Somewhere Over the Afghan Horizon, U.S. Drones Still Fly By Dr. Edward Hunt, September 20, 2021
The Winner in Afghanistan: China By Prof Alfred McCoy, September 17, 2021
Post-occupation Afghanistan Seeks to Build International Relations By Abayomi Azikiwe, September 16, 2021
Kabul Drone Strike Was CIA-Military Murder By Patrick Martin, September 13, 2021
9/11 ANALYSIS: From Ronald Reagan and the Soviet-Afghan War to George W Bush and September 11, 2001 By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 12, 2021
Video: What Happened on September 11, 2001. Michel Chossudovsky By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 11, 2021
War in Afghanistan
The Invasion of Afghanistan on October 7, 2001: Did the 9/11 Attacks Justify the War in Afghanistan? By David Ray Griffin, September 11, 2021
How the US Trained the Afghan Mujahideen to Produce War Propaganda By Dan Cohen, September 11, 2021
9/9 and 9/11, 20 Years Later By Pepe Escobar, September 10, 2021
September 11, 2001: The 20th Anniversary of “The Big Lie” By Philip A Farruggio, September 09, 2021
“America’s Longest War” Is Not Over! By Brian Terrell, September 09, 2021
What to Expect from Taliban 2.0 By Pepe Escobar, September 09, 2021
Taliban Get a Government! By M. K. Bhadrakumar, September 09, 2021
Video: Taliban Unveil Their Government, Giving Many Reasons for Concern By South Front, September 09, 2021
The Biden-Ghani Call Might be More Damning than the Trump-Zelensky One By Andrew Korybko, September 08, 2021
Afghanistan, Corporate Media and the Declining Image of the United States By Abayomi Azikiwe, September 07, 2021
Did the US Support the Growth of ISIS-K? By Alex Rubinstein, September 07, 2021
Who Controls Afghanistan? The Panjshir Revolt “Becomes Footnote”. The US, China, Russia, Iran, Turkey Powerplay By M. K. Bhadrakumar, September 06, 2021
We Failed Afghanistan, Not the Other Way Around By Matt Taibbi, September 06, 2021
New Text Messages Reveal 2nd Battalion 1st Marines Were Given “a Countdown” before Kabul Airport Bombing – It Started About Two Hours Out – They Are Now Being Silenced By Jim Hoft, September 06, 2021
After Afghanistan . . . a Truth Commission? By Robert C. Koehler, September 06, 2021
British Army Permitted Shooting of Civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan By Ian Cobain, September 06, 2021
US Reputation Is in Tatters, It’s Time to Bring Those Responsible for Afghanistan Disaster to Account By Scott Ritter, September 03, 2021
Afghanistan: To Recognise, or Not to Recognise, that’s the Question By M. K. Bhadrakumar, September 03, 2021
The Fall of Kabul, “The Fall of Democracy”. Hubris of Western Plutocracies By Junaid S. Ahmad, September 02, 2021
As Biden Threatens More War, Don’t Forget the Afghanistan Invasion Was Illegal By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, September 02, 2021
US Covert Operations in Afghanistan, Support for Extremists By Shane Quinn, September 02, 2021
US Slips Out of Kabul but Is Vengeful By M. K. Bhadrakumar, September 02, 2021
Back to the Future: Talibanistan, Year 2000 By Pepe Escobar, September 02, 2021
What Did the US Get Wrong About Afghanistan? By Clive Stafford Smith, September 01, 2021
Droning Disasters: A US Strike on Kabul By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, September 01, 2021
Afghanistan Collapse Reveals Beltway Media’s Loyalty to Permanent War State By Gareth Porter, September 01, 2021
US Drone Attack Kills at Least 10 Afghan Civilians—Including 6 Children By Jake Johnson, September 01, 2021
Kabul Is Not Saigon. Afghanistan: Drug Trade and Belt and Road By Peter Koenig, August 31, 2021
UK Planning for Strikes Against ISIS in Afghanistan Says Head of Royal Air Force By Chris Cole, August 31, 2021
Afghanistan: A Tragically Stupid War Comes to a Tragic End By Rep. Ron Paul, August 31, 2021
Taliban Has a Package Deal with US. Coast Is Clear for New Government in Kabul By M. K. Bhadrakumar, August 31, 2021
Afghan Crisis Must End America’s Empire of War, Corruption and Poverty By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, August 31, 2021
Video: The Chaotic Aftermath of Kabul’s Airport Attacks By South Front, August 31, 2021
“Where Have All the Flowers Gone”?: “Something Surreal” About the Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal Scenario By Renee Parsons, August 31, 2021
Military Contractor CACI Says Afghanistan Withdrawal Is Hurting Its Profits. It’s Funding a Pro-War Think Tank. By Sarah Lazare, August 30, 2021
Viral Infographic Reveals the Shocking Amount of Military Hardware Biden Handed to the Taliban By Zero Hedge, August 30, 2021
Afghanistan and the Sham of Democracy Promotion By James Bovard, August 30, 2021
A Political Windfall for the Taliban. Supported by the US By M. K. Bhadrakumar, August 30, 2021
“I Was Living Like Scarface”: The Ludicrous Costs of the War in Afghanistan Revealed in New Documents, Testimonies By Alan MacLeod, August 27, 2021
Political Future of Biden, Taliban Depends on What Happens to Afghans By Michael Jansen, August 27, 2021
Video: Taliban Forming Government, Steadily Consolidating Power By South Front, August 27, 2021
The Neocons Speak: Afghanistan as Political Real Estate By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, August 27, 2021
U.S. Costs to Date for the War in Afghanistan, in $ Billions FY2001-FY2022 By Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, August 26, 2021
Afghanistan: How Iran and Its Allies Are Relying on Soleimani’s Deals with the Taliban By Suadad al-Salhy, August 26, 2021
And So It Begins Again: The Media Recycles Afghanistan War Lies By Patrick Martin, August 26, 2021
Afghanistan Then – The Whole World Today By Dr. Rudolf Hänsel, August 25, 2021
Video: Taliban Rule Faces Its First Challenges By South Front, August 25, 2021
The Great Game of Smashing Countries By John Pilger, August 25, 2021
The Evil that Men Do Lives after Them By Philip Giraldi, August 24, 2021
“War Is a Racket”: The US War in Afghanistan Validates General Smedley Butler By Adeyinka Makinde, August 24, 2021
The Top Five Conflict Variables in Afghanistan By Andrew Korybko, August 24, 2021
US Alliance-imposed Afghan Holocaust By Gideon Polya, August 24, 2021
‘Forever War’ Benefiting Afghans? Follow the Money By Pepe Escobar, August 24, 2021
Afghanistan No ‘Graveyard’ for US/EU/NATO Axis of Domination By Black Alliance for Peace, August 24, 2021
What Spearheaded 20 Years of War and Atrocities? Unocal and the Coveted Trans-Afghan Pipeline Route By Larry Chin, August 23, 2021
What About the Women? America’s Afghanistan Guilt By Barbara Nimri Aziz, August 23, 2021
Taliban captured the Entire Territory of Afghanistan with the Exception of Panjshir Province By Wasef Khalili, August 23, 2021
Afghanistan Shows Why the War on Terror Is One Big Lie and Fiasco By Marc Vandepitte, August 22, 2021
The Afghanistan-China Belt and Road Initiative By Chris Devonshire-Ellis, August 22, 2021
Will Americans Who Were Right on Afghanistan Still be Ignored? By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, August 22, 2021
America Initiated the War on Afghanistan 40 Years Ago: U.S. Recruitment of “Islamic Terrorists” Started in 1979. Zbigniew Brzezinski By Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Le Nouvel Observateur, and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 22, 2021
Afghanistan and the Nature of US Military Intervention: Kabul versus Saigon By Junaid S. Ahmad, August 20, 2021
British and US Troops at Odds in Afghanistan as UK Engages Rescue Missions. Reports By Steve Watson, August 20, 2021
The Afghanistan Debacle and “The Great Reset”. The Strategic Role of Zalmay Khalilzad By F. William Engdahl, August 20, 2021
Video: HTS Congratulates Taliban While Ankara and the Kurds Continue Their Fight By South Front, August 20, 2021
Afghanistan’s “Color Revolution”? Narcotics and the Opium Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 19, 2021
Video: Taliban 2.0: Claims of Rights for Women, Free Media, No Terrorism By South Front, August 19, 2021