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.
“Mad Dog” Mattis Shows His Bite on Face the Nation By Ray McGovern, June 02, 2017
War and Terrorism: What’s Behind the Massive Kabul Blast? “ISIS Claimed Responsibility” By Stephen Lendman, June 01, 2017
Report Accuses Pentagon of Running Multi-Billion Dollar Slush Fund for Military Operations By Jordan Shilton, May 23, 2017
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9/11 ANALYSIS: From Ronald Reagan and the Soviet-Afghan War to George W Bush and September 11, 2001 By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 20, 2017
In Afghanistan, Civilian Casualties Happen by Design, Not by Accident By Sami Karimi, May 20, 2017
Last to Die in Afghanistan: US Marines Back to Helmand By Ulson Gunnar, May 17, 2017
President Trump: Toss Your Generals’ War Escalation Plans in the Trash By Rep. Ron Paul, May 15, 2017
Will Trump Agree to the Pentagon’s Permanent War in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria? By Gareth Porter, May 13, 2017
The US Without NATO Could Mean No Wars and Terrorism in the World By Sami Karimi, May 08, 2017
The U.S., Not Russia, Arms Al Qaeda Worldwide By Glen Ford, April 29, 2017
The ISIS Expansion in Afghanistan Is Pointed at Russia By Sami Karimi, April 26, 2017
Afghanistan Mazar-e Sharif Attack: US-Backed Regime Suffers Another Setback By Ulson Gunnar, April 26, 2017
What’s Worse? Trump Dropping ‘Mother of All Bombs’ or That 70% of Americans Approve By Deirdre Fulton, April 26, 2017
In Afghanistan: America’s Longest War will Never be Won By William Boardman, April 20, 2017
The West Supports Terrorism: Washington’s “Dark State” Agendas By Mark Taliano, April 17, 2017
Threats to World Peace and America’s Imperial Wars: Syria, Afghanistan, North Korea By Abayomi Azikiwe, April 17, 2017
The Mother of Bombs Goes to Afghanistan By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, April 16, 2017
Meet the ‘Mother Of All Bombs’: Six Facts About the Bomb Trump Dropped on Afghanistan By RT News, April 16, 2017
Afghanistan: A Russian Peace For An American War By Christopher Black, April 11, 2017
Afghanistan in Ruins: ‘Small’ Western Propaganda Lies, Huge Impact By Andre Vltchek, April 08, 2017
The US has Committed heinous Crimes in Afghanistan: Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) By Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan and Edu Montesanti, April 07, 2017
Afghanistan’s President Ashaf Ghani in Australia.The Hazara Dilemma By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, April 04, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s Dollars Have Killed Thousands of Afghans Since the Soviet-Afgan War By Sami Karimi, April 04, 2017
US “Failures” in Afghanistan. US Military Still There By Salman Rafi Sheikh, March 24, 2017
“Afghanistan – As Only Love Could Hurt” By Andre Vltchek, March 10, 2017
“The Poisoning of American Soldiers” in Iraq — They’re Dying — And the Media is Silent By Justin Gardner, February 27, 2017
Women’s Rights and US Hegemony: From Afghanistan to Syria By Dangerous Minds, February 01, 2017
Three Realities You Aren’t Being Told About Afghanistan. “US is Not Fighting Terrorism” By Ulson Gunnar, January 12, 2017
Obama’s Deadly Afghan Acquiescence By Ray McGovern, January 04, 2017
US Deaths from Synthetic Opioids Surge by 72 Percent By Kate Randall, December 19, 2016
US Furious at UN Over Differing Afghan War Reports By Jason Ditz, December 05, 2016
The ICC and Afghanistan: The “War Crimes Game” Continues By Christopher Black, November 08, 2016
Will the US Actually Be Tried in An International Court for Afghanistan War Crimes? By Sputnik, November 04, 2016
US Congress’s Take on the Heroin Epidemic. 6400 tons Produced in US-Occupied Afghanistan… By William Edstrom, October 20, 2016
Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan Exposed By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, October 16, 2016
Britain’s Seven Covert Wars: RAF Drones, Embedded SAS Forces By Mark Curtis, October 15, 2016
Afghanistan – Fool’s War By Eric Margolis, October 13, 2016
Afghanistan: Enduring Occupation By Manlio Dinucci, October 12, 2016
Fifteen Years of Occupation: Afghanistan Since the Invasion By Michael Skinner, October 10, 2016
The Social Impacts of Drug Trafficking and Heroin in America By Stephen A. Molling, September 30, 2016
Israel Claims Airstrikes on Damascus
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Who is Osama bin Laden? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 11, 2016
Afghanistan, Garden of Empire: America’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Harvest By Julien Mercille, September 06, 2016
Pentagon Has No Idea Where Hundreds of Thousands of Guns Went in Iraq and Afghanistan By Nika Knight, August 27, 2016
The Afghanistan Quagmire: Time for an Exit Strategy By Prof. Alon Ben-Meir, August 05, 2016
President Obama is Keeping U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Fighting an Unwinnable War. An Echo of Vietnam… By Jonathan Marshall, July 25, 2016
The War We Forgot to End: Why Are We Still in Afghanistan? By Eli Massey, July 14, 2016
Women as Pawns in the Political War Game By Barbara Nimri Aziz, June 24, 2016
Father of Orlando Shooter is Long-time CIA Asset By 21st Century Wire, June 15, 2016
Former US Generals, Diplomats Clamor for Renewal of Afghan War By Thomas Gaist, June 09, 2016
From Vietnam to Afghanistan: America and the Dictators By Prof Alfred McCoy, June 08, 2016
Terrorist Frequent Flyer: Slain Taliban Leader Made 19 Trips to Dubai By Sputnik, May 25, 2016
US Army Chaplain Resigns in Protest Over Drones, ‘Policy of Unaccountable Killing’ By Andrea Germanos, May 16, 2016
Deep History and the Global Drug Connection, Enter Al-Qaeda By Prof Peter Dale Scott, May 13, 2016
Death from the Sky in Afghanistan: Searching for Ground Truth in the Kunduz Hospital Bombing By May Jeong, May 02, 2016
Washington’s Civilian “Kill List” in Afghanistan: Drone Whistleblowers Step Out of the Shadows By Pratap Chatterjee, April 25, 2016
How U.S. Intervention in Afghanistan Changed That Country. “New Afghan State Built on US Legacy of Torture and Impunity”. Stanford Historian By Marguerite Rigoglioso, April 22, 2016
Endless War is on the Drawing Board: Hillary Clinton Throws Women “Under Bus” for Corporate Cronies By Robert Barsocchini, April 16, 2016
Terror Bombing in Brussels and Paris: Europe’s “Islamist Legionnaires” Come Home to Fight By Prof. James Petras, April 08, 2016
The Kunduz MSF Hospital Killers Go Free. Pentagon says Hospital “Targeted by Mistake” By Media Lens, April 01, 2016
Afghanistan, Mineral Resources and the TAPI Natural Gas Pipeline: The Driving Force Behind the War? By Bill Distler, February 29, 2016
Opium in Afghanistan: How a Pink Flower Defeated the World’s Sole Superpower By Prof Alfred McCoy, February 23, 2016
Waging Endless War From Vietnam to Syria. Kissinger, the Bombardier, How Diplomacy by Air Power Became an All-American Tradition, By Greg Grandin, February 19, 2016
Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan Hit Record in 2015 By Thomas Gaist, February 16, 2016
US Will Have a Presence in Afghanistan for Another 50 Years. Retired Army Colonel By Steven MacMillan, February 15, 2016
Iraq: St. Valentine’s Day Massacres: Still Ongoing By Felicity Arbuthnot, February 13, 2016
Top US General Confirms Pentagon Plans for Permanent Combat Role in Afghanistan By Thomas Gaist, February 08, 2016
US Planning to Keep Military Forces in Afghanistan for “Decades” By Thomas Gaist, January 27, 2016
The Scale of the Slaughter: Passive Reporting vs Scientific Mortality Studies By Nicolas Davies, January 20, 2016
Not Trusting Pentagon Investigation of Afghan Hospital Bombing By Ryan McNamara, January 08, 2016
Terrorists or “Freedom Fighters”? Recruited by the CIA By Professor John Ryan, December 20, 2015
ISIL Death Squads Dispatched to Afghanistan. Who is Behind Them? By Martin Berger, December 16, 2015
US Army Charges Bowe Bergdahl with Desertion By David Brown, December 15, 2015
Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan: Dead, Disabled, Displaced or Destroyed – “Democracy” Delivered By Graham Vanbergen, December 10, 2015
The Bombing of the MSF Hospital in Kunduz: The Man on the Operating Table By Andrew Quilty, December 04, 2015
Post War “Reconstruction”: Pentagon Wasted Millions of Dollars on Luxury Afghan Villas By Sputnik, December 04, 2015
Doctors Without Borders Releases Horrific Details Of Kunduz Hospital Bombing By U.S. Forces By Kevin Gosztola, November 08, 2015
The Blood on Obama’s Hands: Kunduz Hospital Attack Designed “to Kill and Destroy” By Bill Van Auken, November 06, 2015
Flashback to 2001: Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to British Prime Minister Tony Blair: ‘Stop Bombing Afghan Civilians’ By Cem Ertur, November 01, 2015