Another Record Breaking Year for Opium Production in U.S. Occupied Afghanistan. By Isaac Davis Now officially a national federal emergency, the opioid crisis is gutting America.
The roots of this complex issue lie in supply, not demand, and while we are beginning to see major pharmaceutical executives being indicted for conspiracy and bribery of doctors, we have a long way to go to turn this thing around. Article: Afghanistan and the CIA Heroin Ratline. Monsanto Calls For Investigation Into WHO Agency For Ignoring Monsanto-Funded Studies.
LOUIS – The agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto, one of the world’s most controversial corporations, is attempting to take down a World Health Organization (WHO) agency that in 2015 linked the Monsanto product glyphosate to an increased risk of cancer in humans. That year, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found that the widely used herbicide is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The decision was a major blow to Monsanto as its most popular product, Roundup, is glyphosate-based. Following the IARC’s decision, the European Union began to consider banning the product altogether, potentially depriving Monsanto of a significant stream of revenue. Monsanto, which is seeking the EU’s renewal of the chemical’s license for the next 10 years, is now also fighting a high-profile court case attempting to bring IARC’s 2015 decision – as well as the agency itself – under scrutiny.
Untitled. Doctors Without Borders airstrike: US alters story for fourth time in four days. Why the Heroin Trade Helped Defeat the US in Afghanistan. Afghan opium smokers Photo Credit: Lizette Potgieter This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com.
To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com. U.S. Dropped 23,144 Bombs on Muslim-Majority Countries in 2015. Council of Foreign Relations resident skeptic Micah Zenko recently tallied up how many bombs the United States has dropped on other countries and the results are as depressing as one would think.
Zenko figured that since Jan. 1, 2015, the U.S. has dropped around 23,144 bombs on Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, all countries that are majority Muslim. Shop ▾ The chart, provided by the generally pro-State Department think tank, puts in stark terms how much destruction the U.S. has leveled on other countries. Whether or not one thinks such bombing is justified, it's a blunt illustration of how much raw damage the United States inflicts on the Muslim world: It does not appear to be working either.
ISIS 2.0: Meet the New Extremist Group the CIA is Paying to Kill Innocent Civilians in Afghanistan. Central Intelligence Agency Photo Credit: ruskpp While American bureaucrats claim that heavy interventions in the Middle East are somehow beneficial for the increasingly volatile region, the US military continues its decades-old tradition of creating more terrorists than it kills.
Shop ▾ In the 1980s the CIA armed and trained mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan during America’s cold war with Russia, and these Islamic militants went on to become al-Qaida, the premier terror threat to the US. Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar. “US forces would never intentionally strike a hospital.” — US Commander of NATO Forces in Afghanistan Gen.
John Campbell. NSPD-9: Defeating the Terrorist Threat to the United States. NSPD-9: Defeating the Terrorist Threat to the United States October 25, 2001 [Text Posted Here] On April 1, 2004, the White House released the following characterization of this document: The NSPD called on the Secretary of Defense to plan for military options "against Taliban targets in Afghanistan, including leadership, command-control, air and air defense, ground forces, and logistics.
" The NSPD also called for plans "against al Qaeda and associated terrorist facilities in Afghanistan, including leadership, command-control-communications, training, and logistics facilities. " Putin Orders Airstrikes In Afghanistan; OK’s Killing American Troops In Syria Too. World's Largest English Language News Service with Over 500 Articles Updated Daily "The News You Need Today…For The World You’ll Live In Tomorrow.
" What You Aren’t Being Told About The World You Live In How The “Conspiracy Theory” Label Was Conceived To Derail The Truth Movement. U.S. military accused of telling soldiers to overlook Afghan abuse of boys. (CNN) — The two U.S. soldiers used physical force to drive home their message to the Afghan police commander who had been sexually abusing a boy.
"I picked him up, threw him to the ground multiple times and Charles did the same thing," Dan Quinn, who was a U.S. Army captain at the time, told CNN. "We basically had to make sure that he fully understood that if he ever went near that boy or his mother again, there was going to be hell to pay. " Obama & Gulf States summit: Party time with Wahhabi Atlanticists. - Advertisement - Reprinted from RT (image by Peninsula Qatar) DMCA US President Barack Obama's GCC summit at Camp David this week looked like a better fit for the annals of surrealism than geopolitics.
Despite Public Claims, U.S. War in Afghanistan Is Nowhere Near Over. Sarah Lazare | Commondreams The ISAF color guard marches during the ISAF Joint Command (IJC) and XVIII Airborne Corps colors casing ceremony, Dec 8, 2014 at North Kabul Afghanistan International Airport, Afghanistan. Despite public ceremonies like this one, marking the supposed conclusion of U.S. -led combat, the war continues. (Photo: ISAF/Public Domain) Despite the December 28th “official” end of the U.S. At issue are the Presidential Policy Guidelines (pdf), passed in May 2013 in response to widespread concerns about the killing and wounding of non-combatants by U.S. drone strikes.
However, an unnamed senior administration official told Rolling Stone journalist John Knefel that the Presidential Policy Guidelines do not apply to Afghanistan. This is not the first time President Obama has played fast and loose with its own drone war reforms. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License More from Commondreams. ‘Legacy of War': Obama Quietly Hiking US Troop Numbers in Afghanistan.
U.S. Soldiers at Forward Operating Base in Baylough, Afghanistan, June 16, 2010. (Photo: DoD/Public Domain) President Obama announced in May that U.S. “combat operations” in Afghanistan will come to an end at the conclusion of 2014. As Sgt. Bergdahl is attacked, Congress still chief funder of Taliban. As Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's squad mates and a media chorus criticize his views and brand him a "traitor," the irony that congressional appropriations to the Pentagon are one of the biggest sources of funding for the Taliban continues. ["Fox News wonders: Should the military execute Bowe Bergdahl? "] In 2009 a US congressional committee revealed that a large part of the billions of dollars in transportation contracts put out to Afghan trucking companies was going toward "protection payments" to the Taliban for it agreeing to not attack convoys.