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.
Video: Why Are We Still in Afghanistan? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and James Corbett, September 13, 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
A Conspiracy Theory That Became a “Conspiracy Fact”: The CIA, Afghanistan’s Poppy Fields and America’s Growing Heroin Epidemic By Timothy Alexander Guzman, August 31, 2019
The Pentagon’s Map of Afghanistan: An Eldorado of Mineral Wealth and Natural Resources By Nikolai Malishevski, August 31, 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
Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East” By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, July 15, 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
US Caught Helping ISIS Commanders Escape from Taliban Prison in Afghanistan By Tasnim News Agency, January 29, 2019
CIA Was Aiding “Jihadists” before Soviets Invaded Afghanistan By Nauman Sadiq, January 27, 2019
The US Paved the Ground for Regional Powers to Seek a Stake in Afghanistan By Masud Wadan, January 24, 2019
Pakistan’s Choice, The US Afghan Campaign: Totally Out-maneuvered by The Taliban By Brig. Imran Malik, January 23, 2019
As Trump Orders US Out of Afghanistan, Notorious CIA-Backed Units Will Remain By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, January 08, 2019
Afghanistan in Photos: When a US Strike Hits a Family Home By Andrew Quilty, Abigail Fielding-Smith, and Jessica Purkiss, January 07, 2019
Syria and Afghanistan: Two Different Realities By Andre Vltchek, January 04, 2019
Is There a Way Out of the Afghan Deadlock? By Martin Berger, December 28, 2018
What’s Behind U.S. Troop Withdrawals Announced for Syria and Afghanistan? By Sara Flounders, December 27, 2018
In Afghanistan, Ignorance Has Become a Crucial Part of the War on Terror By Emran Feroz, December 26, 2018
Afghanistan, No Peace in Sight: The US Intends to Dissolve the Local People’s “Anti-Terrorist Uprisings” By Masud Wadan, November 29, 2018
U.S. Military Intentionally Targets Afghan Civilians. “Oppress and Destroy”. “The Lives of Afghans has No Value for the US” By Friba and Edu Montesanti, November 25, 2018
Afghan Peace Process? The Whitewashing of U.S War Crimes: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) By Friba and Edu Montesanti, November 22, 2018
Afghanistan Takes Center Stage in the New Great Game By Pepe Escobar, November 19, 2018
The CIA’s Intervention in Afghanistan. U.S. Recruitment of “Islamic Terrorists” Started in 1979. Zbigniew Brzezinski By Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski and Le Nouvel Observateur, November 15, 2018
The Drug Catastrophe in Afghanistan. The Narcotics Economy Has Destroyed Our Country By Brian Cloughley, November 13, 2018
A Ridiculed Election Show of US-NATO on the Stage of Afghanistan By Defend Democracy Press, October 29, 2018
(Un)Happy Anniversary! 17 Years of War (and More to Come) By Tom Engelhardt, October 23, 2018
Drug War? American Troops Are Protecting Afghan Opium. U.S. Occupation Leads to All-Time High Heroin Production By Washington's Blog, October 17, 2018
One Day in Afghanistan By Abigail Fielding-Smith and Jessica Purkiss, October 14, 2018
Afghan Government Rejects Blackwater Plan to Outsource War By Alwaght, October 06, 2018
Imran Khan: “American Drone Strikes in Pakistan Must Stop. It’s Butchery, and the True Horror of It Is Hidden From the West” By Drone Warfare, October 05, 2018
17 Years of Getting Afghanistan Completely Wrong By David Swanson, October 03, 2018
Why John Bolton Really Hates the International Criminal Court By Brett Wilkins, September 14, 2018
Trump
Trump Administration Threatens International Criminal Court Judges and Prosecutors for Doing Their Jobs By Jamil Dakwar, September 14, 2018
War in Afghanistan
The Invasion of Afghanistan, October 7, 2001: Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan? By David Ray Griffin, September 05, 2018
Confrontation of Superpowers in Afghanistan: China Envisages Military Presence in Strategic Wakhan Corridor By Masud Wadan, August 31, 2018