A Coronavirus Lament by Guantánamo Prisoner Asadullah Haroon Gul

By Andy Worthington, published on CloseGuantanamo.org, April 4, 2020 Most of us don’t think too much about Guantanamo any more.  Yes, this article is a little out of date.  The most recent writing by Haroon Gul, who is currently on a hunger strike, is a recitation of despair with suicidal undertones.  I thought you would better understand where he started.[…]

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Bipartisan Torpedo Strikes Troop Reduction In Afghanistan

by Manlio Dinucci, published on Global Research, July 10, 2020 Bankruptcy budget for the USA also from a political-military point of view: most of the territory is now controlled by the Taliban or disputed between them and the Governmental Forces supported by NATO. After lengthy negotiations, the Trump administration concluded an agreement with the Taliban last February against this background,[…]

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WaPo’s Afghan Papers Propagate Colonial Narrative of Noble Intentions Gone Awry

by Joshua Cho, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, December 26, 2019 Yes.  Another perspective on this article.  It is rare that an article in the Mainstream media gets this much attention and I think we should consider what is happening here. [UNAC Ed] In an earlier article (FAIR.org, 12/18/19) regarding the Washington Post’s Afghanistan Papers (12/9/19), I discussed[…]

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Afghanistan Papers Proves U.S. Invasion Was Built on Lies, Deceit and Confusion

The ‘expose’ in the Washington Post is very interesting.   They are comparing it to the Pentagon Papers, but although it is worthy of attention, and uses  high level and insider sources, the information isn’t new.  The analysis comes from a mainstream news outlet, which is refreshing.  It is notable that Jeff Bezos has been doing interviews about this release himself,[…]

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The Wounds of War in Afghanistan

by  Kathy Kelly, Published on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, September 27, 2019 Its economy gutted by war, Afghanistan’s largest cash crop remains opium. Yet farmers there do grow other crops for export. Villagers in the Wazir Tangi area of Nangarhar province, for example, cultivate pine nuts. As a precaution, this year at harvest time, village elders notified the governor of[…]

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What’s behind U.S. Troop Withdrawals Announced for Syria and Afghanistan?

Image: Map of Syria December 17, 2018 from Southfront.org. For full map with legend click here. by Sara Flounders, from the International Action Center, December 24, 2018 The announced withdrawal of the remaining 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria and a partial withdrawal from Afghanistan does not mean an end to the Pentagon’s aggressive militarism and endless U.S. wars – in[…]

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