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.
Afghanistan, Ecology and the End of War By Dana Visalli, March 14, 2013
Suicide Attacks in Afghanistan: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Meets US-Backed Puppet “President” Hamid Karzai By Bill Van Auken, March 13, 2013
Afghanistan: Atrocity against Civilians. The Fiction of US Troop Withdrawal By Richard Becker, March 05, 2013
Afghanistan: Any 15-30 Year-Old Male is a Target for US “Elimination” By Kathy Kelly and John Robles, March 03, 2013
Washington is the Architect of “Political Islam”: U.S. Replicates Afghan Model In Middle East, North Africa By John Robles and Zalmay Gulzad, March 02, 2013
A “Humanitarian War” Is an Oxymoron By John Robles and Kathy Kelly, February 23, 2013
As Obama touts end of Afghan war, US strike kills 10 civilians By Bill Van Auken, February 14, 2013
War Crimes and the Global War on Terrorism: US Arms Al Qaeda in Syria, Mass-Slaughters Civilians in Afghanistan By Tony Cartalucci, February 14, 2013
Afghan Civilians Killed in NATO Airstrike By Global Research News, February 13, 2013
Obama declares that the US is ready to hold talks with the Taliban By Global Research News, February 10, 2013
Yet More Drone Secrets By Drone Wars UK, January 20, 2013
Permanent Afghanistan Occupation Planned By Stephen Lendman, January 13, 2013
US Special Forces Accused of Raping Afghan Women During Raid By Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan, December 28, 2012
Flashback to 2001: Hollywood Celebrities Salute Afghanistan’s “Enduring Freedom” By Cem Ertür, December 25, 2012
How Many U.S. Troops To Stay In Afghanistan And For How Long? By Boris Volkhonsky, December 14, 2012
US and UK Troops Accused of Killing Afghan “Children with Potential Hostile Intent”. By Global Research News, December 10, 2012
NATO Attacked Afghan Health Clinic in Serious War Crime By John Glaser, December 07, 2012
Forgotten war that won’t go away: Obama weasels out of his promise to leave Afghanistan by 2015 By Dave Lindorff, December 04, 2012
How many soldiers in Afghanistan will this year celebrate their last Christmas ever? By Robin Beste, November 27, 2012
Afghanistan is Lost: Bring Troops Home Now, Say Soldiers’ Families By Stop the War Coalition, November 12, 2012
New Figures: Almost 1,500 US/UK Drone Strikes in Afghanistan Since 2009 By Global Research News, November 10, 2012
U.S., NATO In South Asia: Eleven Years Of Carnage By Boris Volkhonsky, October 25, 2012
GR Radio: 9/11 and the Afghan War – Eleven Years Later By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Michael Welch, October 22, 2012
Ancient Afghan City of Mes Aynak: Neoliberal Policies Threaten 5000 Years of Bronze-age History By Global Research News, October 17, 2012
How Petraeus’s Afghan ‘Surge’ Failed By Gareth Porter, October 13, 2012
GRTV: Afghanistan: How Long Must This Failed War Go On? By GRTV, October 09, 2012
Was it worth it? Afghanistan 11 years later By Tanya Cariina Hsu, October 08, 2012
Was America Attacked by Afghanistan on September 11, 2001? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, October 04, 2012
How soon will Americans flee from Afghanistan? By Boris Volkhonsky, October 04, 2012
US May Keep American Troops in Iraq, Despite Lack of Congressional Authority By John Glaser, October 03, 2012
Why Does NATO Need Military Bases In Afghanistan? By Ilya Kharlamov, September 26, 2012
A balance sheet of the Afghanistan war By Patrick Martin, September 24, 2012
The U.S. -NATO “Afghan Endgame”: Boots on the Ground in Pakistan? By Brig. Imran Malik, September 23, 2012
Afghan War: “Payback Time” By John Cherian, September 22, 2012
Afghanistan: Spinning Failure As Success By John Robles, September 19, 2012
Afghanistan: Organized Retreat Of Defeated US-NATO Armies? By Stop NATO, September 19, 2012
NATO Air Strike Kills Eight Afghan Females, Wounds Seven More By Stop NATO, September 17, 2012
Sleeping With the Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11 By Washington's Blog, September 05, 2012
Afghanistan’s Base Bonanza. Total Tops Iraq at That War’s Height By Nick Turse, September 05, 2012
Soldiers in US Sponsored Afghan Army Supportive of Taliban By John Glaser, August 31, 2012
The Lost War in Afghanistan By Afshain Afzal, August 28, 2012
GRTV: Afghan War Forgotten by Americans By David Swanson, August 23, 2012
US Killings of Innocent Civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan By Sumaira Nasir Durrani, June 13, 2012
VIDEO: US Lawmakers Push for Earlier Afghanistan Withdrawal Date By Gareth Porter, June 13, 2012
VIDEO: Women and Children Killed in NATO Wedding Strike in Afghanistan By Ahmed Quraishi, June 07, 2012
COLLATERAL DAMAGE OR CRIMES OF WAR? Women, children among 18 Afghans dead in NATO wedding strike By Global Research, June 06, 2012
After the NATO summit: Afghanistan Slaughter to Continue By Bill Van Auken, May 23, 2012
VIDEO: Social Responsibility and National Security: The NATO Debate By Rick Rozoff, Iris Feliciano, and Amb. J.D. Bindenagel, May 18, 2012
NATO Summit: “Enduring Presence In Afghanistan” Beyond 2014 By Global Research, May 17, 2012
Afghanistan: Five Children Among 20 Killed In NATO Air Strikes By Global Research, May 07, 2012
Afghanistan: Permanent Occupation Planned By Stephen Lendman, May 03, 2012
Leaving Afghanistan by Staying By David Swanson, May 01, 2012
NO PULL-OUT IN AFGHANISTAN: US makes a Pact with its Afghan Puppet By Patrick Martin, April 24, 2012
Afghan Screams Aren’t Heard By Kathy Kelly, April 21, 2012
Afghanistan is not a US Colony! By Dr. Ismail Salami, April 20, 2012
Collateral Insanity in Afghanistan By Terry J. Allen, April 19, 2012
AfPak: Mutiny on the Bounty By Eric Walberg, April 18, 2012
AFGHANISTAN: America’s Lost War By Stephen Lendman, April 18, 2012
US-NATO LOOSING CONTROL IN AFGHANISTAN? Insurgents attack heart of US-led occupation By James Cogan, April 17, 2012
The Unraveling Occupation of Afghanistan By Nicole Colson, April 16, 2012
Stunning Alcohol Abuse Revealed at U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan By Global Research, April 15, 2012
VIDEO: “I Have a Dream… To Go To War?!” By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 05, 2012
AFGHANISTAN: A Tale of “Three Tragedies” By Felicity Arbuthnot, April 01, 2012
DRONE WARFARE: US Military Releases Information on Drone Slaughter of Afghan “Non-combatants” By Global Research, March 28, 2012
Record Opposition in US to Afghanistan War as Killings Mount By Bill Van Auken, March 28, 2012
Cover-up in Kandahar of “the Actions of a Group of US Soldiers” By Joe Giambrone, March 25, 2012
WIKILEAKS: COVERUP OF WAR CRIMES IN AFGHANISTAN: Washington Lied About 2009 Bala Baluk Massacre, Red Cross Concealed Truth By Kevin Gosztola, March 20, 2012
The Media’s Coverup of the Afghan Massacre By Stephen Lendman, March 18, 2012
America’s “Lone Gunman” in Afghanistan: “I Did It”… By Joe Giambrone, March 17, 2012
Afghan Massacre: Pattern of Established U.S.-NATO Criminal Acts in Several Nations By Global Research, March 17, 2012
End the Crime That Is the War on Afghanistan By Francis A. Boyle, March 17, 2012
A Decade of America Ravaging Afghanistan By Stephen Lendman, March 16, 2012
US, UK vow no change in war after Afghanistan massacre By Bill Van Auken, March 15, 2012
The “Lone Gunman” of Kandahar Province? “The Dehumanization of the Enemy” Engrained in the Behavior of US Soldiers… By Andy Dilks, March 14, 2012
After Afghan Massacre: Media Treat Killings as PR Problem for Occupation By Global Research, March 12, 2012
The “Moral Equivalence” of War: British Soldiers versus Afghan Children By Andy Dilks, March 12, 2012
Massacre in Afghanistan: US soldier kills 16 villagers, including 9 children By Patrick Martin, March 12, 2012
America’s Afghanistan Legacy By Stephen Lendman, March 12, 2012
VIDEO: Military Hysteria: America’s Neverending Get-Rich Wars By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, February 28, 2012