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.
Afghan Regime hit by Wave of Taliban Attacks By Patrick Martin, December 01, 2014
War on the Down-Low: Obama’s Afghan Lies By Glen Ford, November 28, 2014
Eight Thousand Afghan Civilian Casualties Reported in US-led War in 2014: UN By Press TV, November 26, 2014
Obama Authorizes Wider War in Afghanistan By Patrick Martin, November 24, 2014
Obama Extends War in Afghanistan By Kathy Kelly, November 23, 2014
NATO’s Fake “Non-Combat Mission” in Afghanistan By Kathy Kelly, November 20, 2014
The Long Withdrawal: The Defeated Leave Afghanistan By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, October 29, 2014
The Growth of Opium Trade in Afghanistan is a Direct Result of US Invasion By Prof. James Petras, October 22, 2014
After 13 Years, it’s Time to End the Endless War in Afghanistan By Sarah Lazare, October 08, 2014
“US Foreign Policy Triggers the Disintegration of Civil Society, Relying on War Increases Terrorism” By Veterans for Peace, October 03, 2014
New Afghan Puppet Regime Accepts Deal to Keep 10,000 US Troops By Bill Van Auken, September 30, 2014
Afghanistan: US Airstrike Kills 11 Civilians By Andrea Germanos, September 11, 2014
Afghanistan and Iraq: it’s the Same War By David Orchard and Michael Mandel, August 18, 2014
Widespread Killings of Afghan Civilians Under Obama – Occupation Forces’ Atrocities Are Common and Often Unreported By Nick Barrickman, August 17, 2014
Documents Reveal Widespread Corruption and “Ghost Staffing” Within the UN’s Program in Afghanistan By Global Research News, August 11, 2014
All of the Countries which the U.S. “Regime Changed” – Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya – Have Descended into Brutal Chaos By Washington's Blog, July 29, 2014
Indefinite Military Presence in Afghanistan: U.S. Wants Compliant Client Regime In Kabul By Rick Rozoff, July 17, 2014
US Withdrawal from Afghanistan not to be Peaceful By Rick Rozoff, July 10, 2014
Crediting Obama for Bringing Troops Home–Without Noting He Sent Them Abroad By Peter Hart, June 10, 2014
Does Obama Want to Stay in Afghanistan to Harvest Its Opium? By Sherwood Ross, June 09, 2014
New York Times and Obama’s Afghanistan Draw Down: Selling the Never-Ending War on Terror By Steve Breyman, June 07, 2014
What Would Afghan Spending Buy at Home? By Russ Baker, June 06, 2014
Afghan Elections: Pick Your Poison By David Swanson, May 29, 2014
Obama’s Foreign Policy: A US Military-Intelligence Agenda Which Seeks to Destabilize the Planet By Joachim Hagopian, May 28, 2014
Announcing Afghan Drawdown, Obama Pledges Military Forces for Other “Priorities Around the Globe” By Jerry White, May 28, 2014
Obama in Afghanistan – 12 and a Half Years of War that Left Millions Dead By Stephen Lendman, May 27, 2014
US Collecting All Cell Phone Calls in Afghanistan By Thomas Gaist, May 25, 2014
British “Progressive” Media Promotes Colonialism: Illegal Invasion of Afghanistan Was an “Opportunity” for the Victims By David Edwards, April 28, 2014
Why has the British Ministry of Defence Tried to Ban Its Own Book on Afghanistan? By Matt Carr, April 17, 2014
Monsanto Terminator Seeds and RoundUp Herbicide in Afghanistan: The Destruction of Agriculture By Ulson Gunnar, April 12, 2014
Afghanistan’s Elections and The Illusion of Progress By Ulson Gunnar, April 09, 2014
Afghanistan’s Elections: Who’s Who, “Intelligence Assets” Contend for the Presidency By Stephen Lendman, April 07, 2014
Afghanistan in Transition: A Tale of Two Lenses – Mainstream Fantasy Vs. On The Ground Reality By Joachim Hagopian, March 24, 2014
Washington Supports the Multibillion Dollar Trade in Heroin? UN Report: Afghanistan Opium Production Up 49 Per Cent By Global Research News, February 23, 2014
US Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq to Cost $6 trillion By Global Research News, February 12, 2014
Civilian Drone Deaths Triple in Afghanistan, UN Agency Finds By Alice K Ross, February 10, 2014
Pentagon Unveils Plan to Keep 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan By Bill Van Auken, January 24, 2014
US Airstrike Kills Woman, Seven Children in Afghanistan By Bill Van Auken, January 17, 2014
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Conceals Real Story of “Gaming” Obama on Afghan War By Gareth Porter, January 13, 2014
Why the US Wants to Stay in Afghanistan By Jack A. Smith, January 07, 2014
Redrawing the Middle East: Syria in the Context of the “New Middle East” By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, December 17, 2013
Blowback and the “Great Game”: When Secret Plans Go Bad By Greg Guma, December 13, 2013
The Phony Pullout from Afghanistan By Eric Margolis, December 09, 2013
The Subtext of the Stalled Afghan-US Treaty: Will the US Trade Karzai for the Taliban? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, December 07, 2013
The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and the Establishment of US-NATO Military Bases in Afghanistan: Iran opposes US-Afghan security pact By Global Research News, December 06, 2013
US Steps Up War of Words with Afghan Puppet Regime By Patrick Martin, December 04, 2013
10 More Years in Afghanistan By David Swanson, November 26, 2013
Permanent US Afghanistan Occupation to Control Oil, Gas and the World’s Largest Opium Supply By Stephen Lendman, November 22, 2013
Pact Provides for Permanent US Occupation of Afghanistan By Bill Van Auken, November 22, 2013
In Afghanistan, ‘Security Deal’ Means US Occupation Forever By Sarah Lazare, November 21, 2013
US National Security Advisor Says US Will Not Apologize to Afghans By Richard Becker, November 20, 2013
A Proposal for Peace in Afghanistan By Siddieq Noorzoy, November 16, 2013
The Multi-billion Dollar Laundering of Drug Profits. United Nations Reports Record Afghan Opium Production By Larry Chin, November 16, 2013
US Atrocities and War Crimes Cover-Ups in Afghanistan By Stephen Lendman, November 14, 2013
The Afghanistan Military Pull Out: The Longest War in American History By Rick Rozoff and John Robles, October 24, 2013
Twelve Years of Occupation and War Crimes in Afghanistan. Commemoration in Ireland By Global Research News, October 17, 2013
Foreigners Train Syrian Rebels in Afghanistan to Use Chemical Weapons – Russian Foreign Minister By RT, October 12, 2013
Was it a “Just War”, Was Afghanistan Behind the 9/11 Attacks? 12 Years of Illegal Occupation By James Corbett, Rick Rozoff, and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, October 08, 2013
Afghanistan: 12 Years of Occupation – “Down with the US Invaders and their Afghan Stooges!” By Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan, October 08, 2013
VIDEO: Epic Speech – ‘How Dare Any American Criticizen Legitimate Resistance to Illegal US Wars’ By Carl Herman, September 24, 2013
For Britain’s Ministry of Defence, Afghan Lives Are Cheap. Humanity and Criminality has Plummeted to a Historic Low By Felicity Arbuthnot, September 23, 2013
SEAL Team 6 Families Force Congress To Investigate Mysterious Chopper Crash By Steve Watson, July 25, 2013
Drug-Financed Salafi Jihadism: The Afghan Drug Trade, A Threat to Russia and U.S.-Russian Relations By Prof Peter Dale Scott, July 18, 2013
Permanent Occupation: Imperialism in Afghanistan, Past and Present By Fraidoon Amel, July 03, 2013
Canada in Afghanistan: We Stand on Guard for Empire Global Research News Hour Episode 32, featuring professors Michael Skinner, John Ryan and social justice and peace campaigner Derrick O'keefe By Michael Welch, July 01, 2013
America’s “Afghan Exit” May Depend on Obama’s Dwindling “Syria Options” By Sharmine Narwani, June 26, 2013
Protest against UK Drone Base at Waddington By Chris Cole, June 11, 2013
Four Years ago Obama Promised to Investigate Afghan Massacre; has Anything Happened Since? By Cora Currier, June 09, 2013
108,000 Private Contractors in Afghanistan and “We Have No Idea What They’re Doing” By Global Research News, June 08, 2013
New Revelations of Torture and Murder of Afghan Civilians by US Special Forces By Thomas Gaist, May 15, 2013
Permanent US Military Bases in Afghanistan By Bill Van Auken, May 11, 2013
Pentagon Demands To Keep Nine Bases In Afghanistan After 2014 By Javed Hamim Kakar, May 09, 2013
UK MoD confirms British Reaper drones in Afghanistan being controlled from RAF Waddington By Chris Cole, April 27, 2013
The US has No Intention of Leaving Afghanistan: Military Presence in Afghanistan to Maintain US Geostrategic Interests By Rick Rozoff, April 18, 2013
War Crimes: NATO Air Raid Kills 11 Afghan Children, Wounds Seven Women By Stop NATO, April 09, 2013
Atrocities in Afghanistan: A Troubling Timetable By Global Research News, April 09, 2013
Crimes against Humanity: Afghan Children Killed in NATO Airstrikes By RT, April 08, 2013
How can an Afghan Veteran of War Help us Understand Good Conscience? By Global Research News, April 07, 2013
The Great Afghan Corruption Scam: How Operation Enduring Freedom Mutated into Operation Enduring Corruption By Dilip Hiro, April 02, 2013
US Occupation Forces in Afghanistan. Incompetent, Irreverent, and Irrelevant By Dana Visalli, March 18, 2013