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.
Afghanistan Braces for New War By M. K. Bhadrakumar, May 02, 2022
A New Memoir Reveals How Brzezinski’s Chessboard Led to U.S. Checkmate in Afghanistan By Max Parry, April 25, 2022
Hell at Abbey Gate: Chaos, Confusion and Death in the Final Days of the War in Afghanistan By Joshua Kaplan, Joaquin Sapien, and et al., April 07, 2022
Afghanistan Facing ‘Total Collapse’ as Biden Refuses to Release Central Bank Assets By Jake Johnson, March 31, 2022
China’s Diplomacy on a Roll in Kabul By M. K. Bhadrakumar, March 31, 2022
West Grieves for Ukraine While Afghanistan Starves By Black Alliance for Peace, March 24, 2022
Fear and Loathing in Washington. “Vital Issues of War and Peace” By Philip Giraldi, February 22, 2022
Britain and Australia’s Resource Grab in Afghanistan By Antony Loewenstein, February 22, 2022
Paralysing Afghanistan: Washington’s Regime Change Agenda By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, February 21, 2022
Biden’s Decision to Seize Afghan Assets Is Immoral and Inhumane By Alex Shephard, February 16, 2022
Afghanistan Funds Seized by Biden Administration By Abayomi Azikiwe, February 16, 2022
Biden Moves to Give Half of Afghanistan’s Frozen Funds to 9/11 Families By Dave DeCamp, February 14, 2022
US Steals Billions in Afghan Bank Funds By Patrick Martin, February 14, 2022
Biden Lies (Again) as He Covertly Continues the U.S. Forever War Against the Afghan People By Zachary Scott, January 19, 2022
Will the Islamic World Save Afghanistan? By Pepe Escobar, December 23, 2021
No Punishment for US Troops Who Slaughtered 10 Afghan Civilians, Says Pentagon Chief By Brett Wilkins, December 15, 2021
ICC Prosecutor Defends Dropping US from Afghan War Crimes Probe By Madina Morwat, December 13, 2021
Climate Famine in Afghanistan By Jonathan Neale, December 13, 2021
Afghanistan: One Hundred Days of Solitude By M. K. Bhadrakumar, November 29, 2021
Making Another ISIS in Afghanistan. ISIS-K in Khorasan Province By Bradley Devlin, November 15, 2021
Central Asia Hooking Up to CPEC By M. K. Bhadrakumar, November 15, 2021
Afghanistan: Between Pipelines and ISIS-K, the Americans Are Still in Play By Pepe Escobar, November 11, 2021
Taliban Government Gains Traction By M. K. Bhadrakumar, October 27, 2021
Taliban Is the Winner at Moscow Conference By M. K. Bhadrakumar, October 24, 2021
October 7, 2001, US-NATO Invades Afghanistan: It was an Act of Self Defense. “America was Attacked by an ‘Unnamed Foreign Power’ on 9/11” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, October 23, 2021
From Russia, with (Taliban) Love By Pepe Escobar, October 22, 2021
Afghanistan: Moscow Meeting Is a Landmark Event By M. K. Bhadrakumar, October 20, 2021
The CIA’s Afghan Proxies, Accused of War Crimes, Will Get a Fresh Start in the US By Andrew Quilty and Matthew Cole, October 10, 2021
Taliban Back in the American Swing Chair By M. K. Bhadrakumar, October 10, 2021
The Corruption of the Afghan Presidency By Zack Kopplin, October 08, 2021
Taliban Lacks Necessary Finances to Deliver Functioning Government By Paul Antonopoulos, October 08, 2021
Twenty Years Ago: US Invasion of Afghanistan By Shane Quinn, October 07, 2021
U.S.-NATO Offensive Unravels in Afghanistan: The Longest Foreign War in U.S. History By Sara Flounders, October 07, 2021
Heroin Is “Good for Your Health”: Occupation Forces Support Afghan Narcotics Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, October 07, 2021
“Humanitarian Aid” for Afghanistan: UK Fires the First Shot in the New Great Game By M. K. Bhadrakumar, October 06, 2021
Forever Wars, Recaptured in Real Time By Pepe Escobar, October 05, 2021
Corporate Media Stirred Global Terror Hysteria to Push Postwar Hostility Toward New Afghan Government By Gareth Porter, October 04, 2021
The Role of Mercenaries in Afghan Disaster By Yves Engler, October 04, 2021
The Pashtun Will Outlast All Empires, but Can They Hold Afghanistan’s Center? By Pepe Escobar, October 01, 2021
US Won’t be Asking Taliban Permission to Launch Future Airstrikes in Afghanistan By Dave DeCamp, September 29, 2021
Afghanistan: Where’s the Cash? By Eric Margolis, September 28, 2021
The Great Chessboard: Will a Renewed U.S. ‘Operation Cyclone’ Threaten Afghanistan’s New Silk Road Future? By Matthew Ehret-Kump, September 27, 2021
Afghanistan: Before and After US Intervention By Prof. John Ryan, September 26, 2021
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