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. In October 2001, the U.S. launched its invasion of Afghanistan largely through proxy Afghan fighters with the help of Special Operations forces, American air power, and CIA dollars. The results were swift and stunning. The Taliban was whipped, a new government headed by Hamid Karzai soon installed in Kabul, and the country declared “liberated.” More than 14 years later, how’d it go? 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 ▾ 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 After weeks of lies, the Obama administration and the Pentagon, unable to find any way to explain their murderous hour-long AC-130 gunship assault on and destruction of a Doctors Without Borders-run hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, have turned to a new lie: they bombed the wrong building. Gen. John Campbell, commander of NATO forces (sic) in Afghanistan, citing the results of a just-released Pentagon study of the Oct. 3 incident which killed 30 medical personnel and patients and left the only hospital in the region a smoking ruin, now says that the American mass-slaughter flying machine bombed “the wrong target,” hitting the hospital instead of a “nearby building,” supposedly a government structure from which Taliban were said to be firing.
Indeed the Kunduz attack isn’t even the first time a Doctors Without Borders hospital has been struck by US bombs. NSPD-9: Defeating the Terrorist Threat to the United States. 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. 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.
The GCC petrodollar racket -- Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman -- was screaming for a "security deal" with Washington similar to the "special relationship" with Israel. 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.
‘Legacy of War': Obama Quietly Hiking US Troop Numbers in Afghanistan. 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.