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.
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 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 war on Afghanistan is a profit driven "resource war".
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
Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East” By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, October 24, 2018
(Un)Happy Anniversary! 17 Years of War (and More to Come) By Tom Engelhardt, October 23, 2018
A Conspiracy Theory That Became a “Conspiracy Fact”: The CIA, Afghanistan’s Poppy Fields and America’s Growing Heroin Epidemic By Timothy Alexander Guzman, October 17, 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
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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
Why the United States Will Not Leave Afghanistan Voluntarily By James ONeill, August 25, 2018
Leaving Afghanistan Won’t be Easy By Philip Giraldi, August 23, 2018
Afghanistan: The War That Shames America By Eric Margolis, August 19, 2018
Video: Taliban Pushes Back Against ISIS Expansion in Afghanistan. Increased US Troops Deployed By South Front, August 15, 2018
Afghanistan: The Legacy of the British Empire. A Brief History By Dana Visalli, August 10, 2018
Afghanistan: The Taliban Have Fought the U.S. to the Negotiating Table By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, August 04, 2018
The Long History of America’s Violent Intervention in Afghanistan By Gregory Shupak, August 02, 2018
Iran: US Regime Change Project Is Immoral and Illegal By David William Pear, July 27, 2018
On Purpose, In Kabul.”121 Bombs per Day on Afghanistan” By Kathy Kelly, June 27, 2018
Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL Accused of War Crimes in Afghanistan By Shelley Connor, May 27, 2018
NATO in Afghanistan: A Dagger Struck Into the Heart of Asia By Christopher Black, May 07, 2018
Twin Kabul Bombings: A Dark and Saddening Day in the History of Journalism By Masud Wadan, May 01, 2018
Numbers of Casualties Resulting from America’s Post 9/11 Wars of Aggression By True Publica, April 29, 2018
The US-led Invasions and Occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. A Comparative Analysis By Masud Wadan, April 07, 2018
How Many People Has the U.S. Killed in Its Post-9/11 Wars? By Nicolas J. S. Davies, April 04, 2018
Torture Is a Hallmark of US Invasions and Interventions. Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) By Friba and Edu Montesanti, March 19, 2018
Trump’s Pentagon Ups Secrecy Around US Air Wars By Jessica Purkiss and Abigail Fielding-Smith, March 15, 2018
US Supported Trade in Heroin: One Million Women, 100,000 Children Drug Addicts in Afghanistan By Edu Montesanti and Malalai Joya, March 12, 2018
US War Crimes against Women: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA): Interview By RAWA and Edu Montesanti, March 08, 2018
Not Sorry: Washington Will Not Apologize for Destroying Afghanistan By Richard Becker, March 07, 2018
Video: Is ISIS-Daesh Fighting American Forces in Afghanistan? Reportedly Shells US Military Base By South Front, February 22, 2018
Reading Through US’ Geopolitics and Its Afghanistan War Policy By Dr. Ahsan ur Rahman Khan, February 17, 2018
U.S. Supports the Influx of ISIS Terrorists into Afghanistan. Massive U.S. Bombings Directed against the Taliban By Masud Wadan, February 13, 2018
US Evacuates ISIS Militants from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan By Sophie Mangal, February 10, 2018
Afghanistan’s Traumatized Population: The Forgotten Downsides of the US-led Afghan War By Masud Wadan, February 08, 2018
How Much Has the American Government Paid for Its Invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan? By Eric Zuesse, February 03, 2018
Heroin Addiction in America Spearheaded by the US-led War on Afghanistan By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 03, 2018
Geopolitical Rivalries and Afghanistan’s Open-Ended War. China Extends its Influence to the Detriment of America By Fraidoon Amel, January 29, 2018
Afghanistan: Kabul Deadly Terrorist Attacks. US Embassy Had Foreknowledge By Masud Wadan, January 29, 2018
Hotel Intercontinental Siege – Is Kabul Falling? By Andre Vltchek, January 29, 2018
Hollywood’s Dangerous Afghan Illusion: “Charlie Wilson’s War”. Legacy of the late Robert Parry By Robert Parry, January 29, 2018
Shifting Geopolitical Realities in Afghanistan. Threat to US Hegemony? By Fraidoon Amel, January 28, 2018
The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, January 27, 2018
Afghanistan: Declassified Documents By Mark Curtis, January 25, 2018
Is Trump Afghan Policy Aimed at Taliban or at China? By F. William Engdahl, January 13, 2018
US Needs the Taliban to Justify Its Military Presence in Afghanistan By Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan and Edu Montesanti, January 11, 2018
Afghan Refugees Feeling the Heat as US-Pakistan Geopolitical Tensions Rise By Ali Mohsin, January 08, 2018
China’s Tibet Health Success versus Passive Mass Murder of Afghan Women and Children by US Alliance By Gideon Polya, January 07, 2018
Pakistan’s Asymmetrical Response to Trump Is a Clever Way to Flip the Tables on Afghanistan By Andrew Korybko, January 06, 2018