Reflections on Events in Afghanistan: US Brings Culture Wars to Afghanistan

By M. K. Bhadrakumar Global Research, December 06, 2022 Indian Punchline 1 December 2022 Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to our Telegram Channel. Feel free to repost and share widely Global Research articles. *** The time has come to pick up threads from my blog of January 27 titled The West co-opts the Taliban. Indeed, the wheel has come full circle... Continue Reading →

Zbigniew Brzezinski: Drawing the Russians into the Afghan Trap…

President Carter, Do You Swear to Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth? By Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould Global Research, October 08, 2022 Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to our Telegram Channel. Feel free to repost and share widely Global Research articles. *** Conor Tobin’s January 9, 2020 Diplomatic History[1] article titled: The Myth of the ‘Afghan... Continue Reading →

Twenty-one Years Ago: US Invasion of Afghanistan

By Shane Quinn Global Research, October 08, 2022 Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** First published on October 7, 2021 More than two decades ago on 7 October 2001 the United States, backed by its close allies Britain, Canada and Australia, began a military invasion of Afghanistan in south-central Asia. The US offensive started with aerial... Continue Reading →

21 Years Ago, The Invasion of Afghanistan on October 7, 2001: Did the 9/11 Attacks Justify the War in Afghanistan?

Using the McChrystal Moment to Raise a Forbidden Question By David Ray Griffin Global Research, October 06, 2022 Global Research 25 June 2010 This article by award winning author Professor David Ray Griffin was first published by Global Research in June 2010 * There are many questions to ask about the war in Afghanistan. One that has been... Continue Reading →

Twenty-one Years Ago, October 7, 2001, US-NATO Invades Afghanistan: It was an Act of Self Defense. “America was Attacked by an ‘Unnamed Foreign Power’ on 9/11”

October 7, 2001. Afghanistan is invaded under the doctrine of "self-defense" By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, October 04, 2022 This article was first published on October 4, 2012. Minor edits. *** On October 7, 2022: we commemorate the US-NATO invasion of Afghanistan. Why was Afghanistan invaded by US-NATO forces on October 7, 2001?   It is important... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan’s Taliban Sign Import Agreement with Russia: Report

Deal will see the Taliban administration import oil products, gas and wheat from Russia By Middle East Eye Global Research, September 28, 2022 Middle East Eye 27 September 2022 Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to our Telegram Channel. Feel free to repost and share widely Global Research articles. *** The Taliban have signed a provisional agreement with Russia to supply... Continue Reading →

9/11 and the Trans Afghan Pipeline Project (TAPI): The Invasion of Afghanistan Had Been Planned Prior to 9/11. The Missing Enron Link

Histories of 9/11 rarely cover the reasons why Afghanistan was chosen to be attacked or the significance of the timing; they should look to the decline of Enron for the answers. By Karin Brothers Global Research, September 13, 2022 Visit and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Feel free to repost and share widely Global Research articles. *** The day... Continue Reading →

Our Invasions

If we’re never going to hold U.S. war criminals accountable, what moral credibility do we have when we condemn Russia and others? We don’t even begin to practice what we preach. By Nathan J. Robinson Global Research, September 11, 2022 Current Affairs 29 August 2022 Visit and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Feel free to repost and share widely Global... Continue Reading →

“The War is Worth Waging”: Afghanistan’s Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas

The War on Afghanistan is a Profit driven "Resource War". By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, September 02, 2022 Global Research 16 June 2010 This article was first published in October 2010. Author’s Note and Update US-NATO forces invaded Afghanistan more than 20 years ago on October 7, 2001. It’s has been a continuous war marked by US... Continue Reading →

Video: Afghanistan: Extreme Poverty and Despair: Child Malnutrition, Six Million “at Risk of Famine.” U.N. Security Council Meeting

By United Nations Global Research, September 01, 2022 United Nations 30 August 2022 Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to our Telegram Channel. Feel free to repost and share widely Global Research articles. *** In the 9,118th meeting of the UN Security Council, the situation in Afghanistan was discussed.  Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Office for the Coordination... Continue Reading →

The Empire Is Not Done Torturing Afghanistan

By Pepe Escobar July 08, 2022: Information Clearing House -- "The Cradel" -- Once upon a time, in a galaxy not far away, the Empire of Chaos launched the so-called “War on Terror” against an impoverished cemetery of empires at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. In the name of national security, the land of the Afghans was bombed until... Continue Reading →

U.S. Spent Over $21 Billion on Afghan Police, Got ‘Barely Qualified Mall Guards’

By Fiona Harrigan Global Research, June 14, 2022 reason 10 June 2022 Visit and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Feel free to repost and share widely Global Research articles. *** New SIGAR findings shine a light on America’s dysfunctional efforts to train the Afghan National Police, which “actually contributed to increasing criminality” in Afghanistan. After spending over $21 billion trying... Continue Reading →

The War in Afghanistan: The Real ‘Crime of the Century’ Behind the Opioid Crisis

By Max Parry Global Research, June 04, 2022 Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. First published on August 4, 2021 *** In May 2021, the HBO television network aired a new two-part documentary exploring America’s ongoing opioid epidemic entitled The Crime of the Century. The first episode summarized the role of the pharmaceutical industry in the crisis,... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan Braces for New War

By M. K. Bhadrakumar Global Research, May 02, 2022 Indian Punchline 1 May 2022 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Feel free to repost... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan Facing ‘Total Collapse’ as Biden Refuses to Release Central Bank Assets

"If the Afghan economy is not resuscitated, the severity of the current humanitarian crisis will only deepen, with dire consequences for life and limb of ordinary Afghans," warned one aid group. By Jake Johnson Global Research, March 31, 2022 Common Dreams 30 March 2022 Visit and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Feel free to repost and share widely Global Research... Continue Reading →

Women’s Day 2022: Women’s Rights in Afghanistan, “A Justification for War”

International Women's Day and "The Mullahs of Whitehall": Pioneering Afghan Sportswomen Denied UK Entry By Felicity Arbuthnot Global Research, March 08, 2022 Women’s Day 2022. This article was first published in March 2013 *** It was former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson who is attributed with the quote “a week is a long time in politics”,... Continue Reading →

Britain and Australia’s Resource Grab in Afghanistan

By Antony Loewenstein Global Research, February 22, 2022 Declassified UK 16 February 2022 Visit and follow us on Instagram at @globalresearch_crg. *** A little-known aspect of the disastrous Western occupation of Afghanistan was that UK and Australian companies sought to access the country’s $3 trillion worth of untapped minerals – with little regard for the welfare of... Continue Reading →

The CIA’s Afghan Proxies, Accused of War Crimes, Will Get a Fresh Start in the US

The agency prioritized the evacuation of Zero unit members and their families even as many vulnerable U.S. employees and human rights activists were left behind. By Andrew Quilty and Matthew Cole Global Research, October 10, 2021The Intercept 6 October 2021 Before the Taliban took control of Kabul in August, the U.S.-backed Afghan commandos known as Zero units were the... Continue Reading →

Taliban Back in the American Swing Chair

Washington has sized up the seamless potentials of the emergent situation to plot its return to the centrestage by exploiting the impasse in Afghanistan. By M. K. Bhadrakumar Global Research, October 10, 2021Indian Punchline *** The US state department admitted belatedly late last night that the first face-to-face meeting between American officials and the Taliban since the regime... Continue Reading →

Defeat or Victory? The War on Afghanistan (2001-2021)

By Michael Welch, Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Prof. John Ryan, and Prof Rodrigue Tremblay Global Research, October 08, 2021 “But again, the thing to emphasize here is that we’re not eager to have the United States come in and become an occupying power in Afghanistan… At the same time, we want to see to it that what is left behind... Continue Reading →

Twenty Years Ago: US Invasion of Afghanistan

By Shane Quinn Global Research, October 07, 2021 Two decades ago on 7 October 2001 the United States, backed by its close allies Britain, Canada and Australia, began a military invasion of Afghanistan in south-central Asia. The US offensive started with aerial bombing raids over Afghanistan’s capital and largest city, Kabul, while American air attacks were simultaneously launched... Continue Reading →

“Humanitarian Aid” for Afghanistan: UK Fires the First Shot in the New Great Game

By M. K. Bhadrakumar Global Research, October 06, 2021Indian Punchline 5 October 2021 While India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar is doing a masterly job to canvass support for the Biden Administration’s project to delay any constructive engagement with the Taliban Government in Kabul by the international community until Washington gets its act together, on a parallel track, the... Continue Reading →

Corporate Media Stirred Global Terror Hysteria to Push Postwar Hostility Toward New Afghan Government

The media’s latest ahistorical freak-out over Afghanistan is further evidence of its de facto merger with the U.S. national security state By Gareth Porter Global Research, October 04, 2021The Grayzone 27 September 2021 Following the Taliban’s victory over the U.S. military, U.S. corporate media has churned out a new narrative about the imminent threat of terrorism from... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan: Where’s the Cash?

By Eric Margolis Global Research, September 28, 2021EricMargolis.com 27 September 2021 Afghanistan’s US-run government was the world’s largest producer and exporter of opium, morphine, and the end-product, heroin. As it did after first seizing power in the mid-1990’s, Taliban, the Islamic anti-drug and anti-communist movement, is shutting down the Afghan drug trade. Billions worth of heroin, opium... Continue Reading →

The Great Chessboard: Will a Renewed U.S. ‘Operation Cyclone’ Threaten Afghanistan’s New Silk Road Future?

By Matthew Ehret-Kump Global Research, September 27, 2021Matthew Ehret's Insights 23 September 2021 With the recent pledge by China, Russia, Iran and Pakistan for renewed defense of Afghanistan’s sovereignty and right to develop, many have jumped the gun to celebrate a little prematurely. While watching a hegemonic wanna-be global overlord choke on humble pie is certainly satisfying, and while... Continue Reading →

A Parable of (All-American) Violence

By Kelly Denton-Borhaug Global Research, September 24, 2021TomDispatch 23 September 2021 As a religious studies professor, I know a parable when I see one. Consider the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the final events in this country’s war in Afghanistan as just such a parable taken directly from the history of our moment. The heart-wrenching... Continue Reading →

9/11 and Afghanistan Post-Mortems: Lessons in Safe Logic

By Edward Curtin Global Research, September 20, 2021 In the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the 20th anniversary of the mass murders of September 11, 2001, the corporate mainstream and alternative media have been replete with articles analyzing the consequences of 9/11 that resulted in the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and its alleged withdrawal... Continue Reading →

Why the Taliban Had to Change. “Regime Change” Pre-negotiated with Washington?

By Dr. Zlatko Hadžidedić Global Research, September 15, 2021Modern Diplomacy The fall of Kabul to the Taliban, pre-negotiated with the US in Doha, Qatar, has launched yet another fruitless enterprise, as fruitless as the US effort to keep Afghanistan under its own control: all sorts of IR scholars, pundits, and journalists, in all sorts of specialized and... Continue Reading →

Kabul Drone Strike Was CIA-Military Murder

By Patrick Martin Global Research, September 13, 2021World Socialist Web Site *** A New York Times analysis of the August 29 US drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, based on military-intelligence sources as well as interviews with survivors and co-workers of the victims, demonstrates that the incineration of ten members of an Afghan family, including seven children,... Continue Reading →

Forgotten victims of 9/11: The overall civilian death toll could very well exceed 1 million people

We may never know how many innocent people US forces killed during the War on Terror – and that’s intentional By Josh Marcus September 12, 2021 -- "Information Clearing House - "The Independent" Ahmad Naser came to Kabul to escape the Taliban. The 30-year-old had been a guard at the American military’s Camp Lawton, in Herat, and... Continue Reading →

How the US Trained the Afghan Mujahideen to Produce War Propaganda

By Dan Cohen Global Research, September 11, 2021MintPress News 7 September 2021 *** Behind The Headlines’ Dan Cohen explains a little known effort to train Afghan Islamic fundamentalists in propaganda, and how that effort created a blueprint for the White Helmets in Syria. https://www.youtube.com/embed/EEK1_Th9dIY By now, everyone knows about the White Helmets – the State Department’s propaganda... Continue Reading →

9/9 and 9/11, 20 Years Later

We may never know the full contours of the whole riddle inside an enigma when it comes to 9/11 and related issues By Pepe Escobar Global Research, September 10, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).... Continue Reading →

Taliban Get a Government!

By M. K. Bhadrakumar Global Research, September 09, 2021Indian Punchline 8 September 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** The regional states will be shell-shocked by the brazen... Continue Reading →

No, ‘The Longest War’ in US History Is Not Over

What the U.S. did to Afghanistan and its people is not a series of mistakes or good intentions gone awry, but crimes. And there's still no end in sight.By Brian Terrell September 09, 2021 -- "Information Clearing House - "Common Dreams."-- Speaking from the White House on Aug. 31, President Joe Biden lied to the people of the U.S. and... Continue Reading →

What to expect from Taliban 2.0

A wiser, better-traveled and social media-savvy Taliban will strive to avoid the many dire mistakes of its 1996-2001 rule By Pepe Escobar September 09, 2021 -- "Information Clearing House - The announcement by Taliban spokesman Zahibullah Mujahid in Kabul of the acting cabinet ministers in the new caretaker government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan already produced... Continue Reading →

US Military a Killing Machine! & How The Taliban Went From Ally to Enemy

By John Pilger The US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 should be called what it was – an imperialist war launched under the guise of a fight against terrorism. September 09, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/embed/LlyVJF00Pxc?start=29 https://youtu.be/LlyVJF00Pxc The Afghan invasion was successfully sold to the Western public on the basis that the 9/11 attacks were orchestrated from Afghanistan,... Continue Reading →

The Biden-Ghani Call Might be More Damning than the Trump-Zelensky One

It actually appears to be the rule, not the exception, that presidents attach political strings to the military aid that they provide to their nominal allies. By Andrew Korybko Global Research, September 08, 2021 *** Reuters exclusively reported on the transcript and audio recordings of the last phone call between US President Joe Biden and former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on 23... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan, Corporate Media and the Declining Image of the United States

A monumental defeat of imperialism in Central Asia will have a long-term impact on Washington and its NATO allies. By Abayomi Azikiwe Global Research, September 07, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). Visit and follow... Continue Reading →

Who Controls Afghanistan? The Panjshir Revolt “Becomes Footnote”. The US, China, Russia, Iran, Turkey Powerplay

By M. K. Bhadrakumar Global Research, September 06, 2021Indian Punchline 4 September 2021 *** At the daily foreign ministry briefing in Beijing on Friday, Russian correspondent of Sputnik asked spokesperson Ambassador Wang Wenbin how China viewed the Taliban decision to attack Panjshir and how this will affect the Afghan situation.  Ambassador Wang replied that “it is China’s sincere hope... Continue Reading →

We Failed Afghanistan, Not the Other Way Around

MSNBC rails against the "fantastically corrupt elite" on the ground that ruined the Afghan mission, but the real corruption was our own By Matt Taibbi Global Research, September 06, 2021TK News by Matt Taibbi 19 August 2021 *** On MSNBC the other night, Rachel Maddow told a story about visiting Afghanistan a decade ago. She described being taken on... Continue Reading →

New Text Messages Reveal 2nd Battalion 1st Marines Were Given “a Countdown” before Kabul Airport Bombing – It Started About Two Hours Out – They Are Now Being Silenced

The US military knew there was going to be an attack at the Kabul Airport last week. By Jim Hoft Global Research, September 06, 2021Gateway Pundit 4 September 2021 *** On Wednesday, August 25th the US State Department issued a warning to US nationals to avoid traveling to Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. The US told those waiting... Continue Reading →

Why the Taliban still can’t form a government

By Pepe Escobar September 06, 2021 -- "Information Clearing House - It looked like everything was set for the Taliban to announce the new government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan after this Friday’s afternoon prayers. But then internal dissent prevailed. That was compounded by the adverse optics of a ragtag “resistance” in the Panjshir Valley that... Continue Reading →

I witnessed US war crimes in Afghanistan – for all its victims justice is due

By Moazzam Begg September 06, 2021 -- "Information Clearing House -  In the summer of 2001, I moved with my family to Afghanistan from the UK to work on a project to build wells in drought-stricken regions of the country, and to help set up a girls’ school in Kabul. The Taliban, who were in charge of the country,... Continue Reading →

John Pilger: The Great Game of Smashing Nations

By John Pilger September 06, 2021 -- "Information Clearing House" - As a tsunami of crocodile tears engulfs Western politicians, history is suppressed. More than a generation ago, Afghanistan won its freedom, which the United States, Britain and their “allies” destroyed. In 1978, a liberation movement led by the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) overthrew... Continue Reading →

Packing Up: US to Leave Iraq and Syria?

By Steven Sahiounie Global Research, September 05, 2021 After the chaotic exit from Afghanistan, many experts predict the withdrawal of US troops will next be from Iraq and Syria. US President Joe Biden has said the US is no longer in the ‘nation-building’ business abroad.  George W. Bush sold the US Congress and the UK on forcing democracy down the throat of the... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan: To Recognise, or Not to Recognise, that’s the Question

By M. K. Bhadrakumar Global Research, September 03, 2021Indian Punchline *** At the weekly briefing in Moscow on Thursday by the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova stated that Russia will consider recognising Afghanistan’s new authorities once an inclusive government is formed in the country.  To quote Zakharova, “We call for the establishment of an inclusive coalition government in... Continue Reading →

US Reputation Is in Tatters, It’s Time to Bring Those Responsible for Afghanistan Disaster to Account

By Scott Ritter Global Research, September 03, 2021RT Op-Ed 29 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. ***Twenty years of US war in Afghanistan draws to a close at... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan Recessional: Will It Lead to a War with Iran?

To recover politically Biden and his team must do something kinetic that will be cheered on by the public, which means risky or particularly bold. By Philip Giraldi Global Research, September 03, 2021Strategic Culture Foundation 2 September 2021 *** The evacuation of Americans and at least some vulnerable Afghans from Kabul has ended without further mishap, though... Continue Reading →

The Fall of Kabul, “The Fall of Democracy”. Hubris of Western Plutocracies

By Junaid S. Ahmad Global Research, September 02, 2021 *** “Democracy” seems to be under threat again, this time in Kabul. We are told that a horrible force is at the helm of power in Afghanistan, the Taliban – yes, the same Taliban that the US-NATO vanquished and dethroned in 2001. The so-called democracy that Western... Continue Reading →

As Biden Threatens More War, Don’t Forget the Afghanistan Invasion Was Illegal

By Prof. Marjorie Cohn Global Research, September 02, 2021 *** President Joe Biden’s decision to end the Afghan war – one that should never have been fought in the first place — was correct. Missing from the national discourse, however, is analysis of the illegality of the 2001 U.S.-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan (dubbed “Operation Enduring Freedom”)... Continue Reading →

US Covert Operations in Afghanistan, Support for Extremists

By Shane Quinn Global Research, September 02, 2021 *** The retired American General Stanley McChrystal, who previously oversaw US-NATO military operations in Afghanistan, said a decade ago that Washington had a “frighteningly simplistic view” of Afghanistan. McChrystal admitted, “We didn’t know enough and we still don’t know enough. Most of us, me included, had a very superficial... Continue Reading →

Droning Disasters: A US Strike on Kabul

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark Global Research, September 01, 2021 *** No more profoundly disturbing statement was needed.  In the dying days of the official US departure from Kabul, a US drone etched its butcher’s legacy with a strike supposedly intended for the blood-lusty terrorist group ISIS-K, an abbreviation of Islamic State in Khorasan Province.  Its members... Continue Reading →

What Did the US Get Wrong About Afghanistan?

The 2001 US invasion was bound to devastate the country and the Afghan people. By Clive Stafford Smith Global Research, September 01, 2021Al Jazeera 31 August 2021 *** Much has been said in the past few weeks about the sudden takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban. For all the money spent and blood spilled by the United... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan: A Tragically Stupid War Comes to a Tragic End

By Rep. Ron Paul Global Research, August 31, 2021The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity *** Sunday’s news reports that the Biden Administration mistakenly killed nine members of one Afghan family, including six children, in “retaliation” for last week’s suicide attack which killed 13 US servicemembers, is a sad and sick epitaph on the 20... Continue Reading →

Kabul Is Not Saigon. Afghanistan: Drug Trade and Belt and Road

By Peter Koenig Global Research, August 31, 2021 *** All flags are on half-mast in the US of A. The cause are the 13 American soldiers killed in this huge suicide bombing outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Thursday, 26 August.  As it stands, at least 150 people – Afghans, including at least 30... Continue Reading →

UK Planning for Strikes Against ISIS in Afghanistan Says Head of Royal Air Force

By Chris Cole Global Research, August 31, 2021Drone Wars UK All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** Within days of withdrawing the last British troops from Afghanistan after 20... Continue Reading →

Military Contractor CACI Says Afghanistan Withdrawal Is Hurting Its Profits. It’s Funding a Pro-War Think Tank.

What CACI reveals about the feedback loop between military contractors and think tanks. By Sarah Lazare Global Research, August 30, 2021In These Times 25 August 2021 *** On August 12, the military contractor CACI International Inc. told its investors that the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is hurting its profits. The same contractor is also funding a think tank that... Continue Reading →

Viral Infographic Reveals the Shocking Amount of Military Hardware Biden Handed to the Taliban

By Zero Hedge Global Research, August 30, 2021Zero Hedge 29 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** When President Biden leaves billions of US military hardware in the... Continue Reading →

“I Was Living Like Scarface”: The Ludicrous Costs of the War in Afghanistan Revealed in New Documents, Testimonies

By Alan MacLeod Global Research, August 27, 2021MintPress News 25 August 2021 *** “Holy cow, I was living like Scarface…I was paying out anywhere between $300-400,000 per week to $5 million per week at times. All in cash.” Matthew Hoh, U.S. Marine Corps Captain and former State Department official The conflict in Afghanistan — for the U.S. at... Continue Reading →

Political Future of Biden, Taliban Depends on What Happens to Afghans

By Michael Jansen Global Research, August 27, 2021The Jordan Times 26 August 2021 *** The political future of both US President Joe Biden and the leaders of the Taliban depends on what happens to the people of Afghanistan. Biden did not take their welfare into consideration when he implemented Donald Trump’s bad deal for a precipitate US troop withdrawal... Continue Reading →

Video: Taliban Forming Government, Steadily Consolidating Power

By South Front Global Research, August 27, 2021South Front 26 August 2021 *** The Taliban are finally beginning to consolidate power in Afghanistan. The group is appointing government ministers as it attempts to form a functional apparatus. The first appointment was an open mockery to the United States – Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir as a Defense Minister. Zakir is... Continue Reading →

U.S. Costs to Date for the War in Afghanistan, in $ Billions FY2001-FY2022

By Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Global Research, August 26, 2021Brown University *** Since invading Afghanistan in 2001, the United States has spent $2.313 trillion on the war, which includes operations in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Note that this total does not include funds that the United States government is obligated to spend on... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan: How Iran and Its Allies Are Relying on Soleimani’s Deals with the Taliban

The Afghan militants promised Tehran the Shia will be protected. If they break that promise, Iraqi paramilitaries vow to defend their fellow Shia By Suadad al-Salhy Global Research, August 26, 2021Middle East Eye 20 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of... Continue Reading →

And So It Begins Again: The Media Recycles Afghanistan War Lies

By Patrick Martin Global Research, August 26, 2021World Socialist Web Site 19 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** In the days following the desperate evacuation of US... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan Then – The Whole World Today

I find it difficult to put my horror and outrage into words By Dr. Rudolf Hänsel Global Research, August 25, 2021 *** When I read the great journalist John Pilger’s article “The Great Game of Smashing Countries” in GlobalResearch (1) today, I was assailed by horror and outrage in equal measure. The diabolical forces and powers... Continue Reading →

The Top Five Conflict Variables in Afghanistan

There still remain several variables that could continue to destabilize the country in the coming future. By Andrew Korybko Global Research, August 24, 2021 *** The Taliban’s lightning-fast takeover of Afghanistan ended the most important phase of the country’s civil war but hasn’t yet concluded that conflict completely. There still remain several variables that could continue to destabilize... Continue Reading →

The Evil that Men Do Lives after Them

How about some accountability for Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen? By Philip Giraldi Global Research, August 24, 2021 *** If you want to know how the United States wound up with “government by stupid” one need only look no farther than some of the recent propaganda put out by members of Congress, senior military officers... Continue Reading →

“War Is a Racket”: The US War in Afghanistan Validates General Smedley Butler

By Adeyinka Makinde Global Research, August 24, 2021 *** “I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.” – Major General Smedley Darlington Butler (1881-1940) in his book “War is a Racket” (1935). The ending of the 20-year-war... Continue Reading →

Bush-Era War Criminals Are Louder Than Ever Because They’ve Lost The Argument

By Caitlin Johnstone August 23, 2021"Information Clearing House" - After the US troop withdrawal established conclusively that the Afghan “government” they’d spent twenty years pretending to nation build with was essentially a work of fiction, thus proving to the world that they’ve been lying to us this entire time about the facts on the ground in Afghanistan, you... Continue Reading →

Will Americans who were right on Afghanistan still be ignored?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies August 23, 2021"Information Clearing House" -  America's corporate media are ringing with recriminations over the humiliating U.S. military defeat in Afghanistan. But very little of the criticism goes to the root of the problem, which was the original decision to militarily invade and occupy Afghanistan in the first... Continue Reading →

We Failed Afghanistan, Not the Other Way Around

MSNBC rails against the "fantastically corrupt elite" on the ground that ruined the Afghan mission, but the real corruption was our ownBy Matt Taibbi August 23, 2021"Information Clearing House" - On MSNBC the other night, Rachel Maddow told a story about visiting Afghanistan a decade ago. She described being taken on a tour of a new neighborhood... Continue Reading →

“Revelations of Carter’s Former Advisor : ‘Yes, the CIA entered Afghanistan before the Russians…’” (1998)

Originally published: David Gibbs Blog by Le Nouvel Observateur (International Politics 37, no. 2, 2000, pp. 241-242. ) - Posted Aug 19, 2021 The Brzezinski Interview with Le Nouvel Observateur (1998) Question: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs that the American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahiddin in Afghanistan six... Continue Reading →

Mission Accomplished

U-S-A!  U-S-A!  We’re Number One!   By Paul Edwards August 23, 2021"Information Clearing House" - It took America 15 years to airlift its whipped, arrogant ass out of Vietnam; in Afghanistan it took 20.  All the young men and women our diseased, criminal “leaders” doomed to be killed, mangled, or commit suicide in or after those fake,... Continue Reading →

What Spearheaded 20 Years of War and Atrocities? Unocal and the Coveted Trans-Afghan Pipeline Route

By Larry Chin Global Research, August 23, 2021Global Research 6 March 2002 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** This incisive and carefully researched article by Larry Chin was originally published by... Continue Reading →

What About the Women? America’s Afghanistan Guilt

By Barbara Nimri Aziz Global Research, August 23, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** America’s rotting two decades of war and occupation in Afghanistan is oozing an... Continue Reading →

The Afghanistan-China Belt and Road Initiative

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Global Research, August 22, 2021Silk Road Briefing 18 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** Potential routes exist along the Wakhan Corridor and via Tajikistan... Continue Reading →

Will Americans Who Were Right on Afghanistan Still be Ignored?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Global Research, August 22, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** America’s corporate media are ringing with recriminations over the humiliating U.S.... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War. The Role of Osama bin Laden and Zbigniew Brzezinski

Part II By Janelle Velina Global Research, August 22, 2021 This article was first published on May 9, 2019 Read Part I from the link below. Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War By Janelle Velina, April 30, 2019Below is the second half and conclusion of “Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War”. While the previous sections examined the economic roots... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan Shows Why the War on Terror Is One Big Lie and Fiasco

By Marc Vandepitte Global Research, August 22, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** Instead of fighting terror, the War on Terror has only fueled terrorism. It’s a... Continue Reading →

America Initiated the War on Afghanistan 40 Years Ago: U.S. Recruitment of “Islamic Terrorists” Started in 1979. Zbigniew Brzezinski

Introductory Note by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky By Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Le Nouvel Observateur, and Prof Michel ChossudovskyGlobal Research, August 22, 2021 Global Research and Le Nouvel Observateur 15 October 2001 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). Visit and follow... Continue Reading →

The Road from Kabul to Idlib. Afghanistan and the Role of Al Qaeda

By Steven Sahiounie Global Research, August 21, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Vietnam are all examples of American attack, destruction and... Continue Reading →

Video: HTS Congratulates Taliban While Ankara and the Kurds Continue Their Fight

By South Front Global Research, August 20, 2021South Front 19 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** Despite all attempts to re-brand Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the group... Continue Reading →

British and US Troops at Odds in Afghanistan as UK Engages Rescue Missions. Reports

British para troopers are driving through the streets of Kabul to rescue nationals, but Americans have again been told they’re on their own By Steve Watson Global Research, August 20, 2021Summit News 19 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our... Continue Reading →

The Afghanistan Debacle and “The Great Reset”. The Strategic Role of Zalmay Khalilzad

By F. William Engdahl Global Research, August 20, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** Much of the world is shocked by the apparent incompetence of the Biden... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan and the Nature of US Military Intervention: Kabul versus Saigon

By Junaid S. Ahmad Global Research, August 20, 2021CGTN All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch *** “Vietnam is a unique case – culturally, historically and politically. I hope that... Continue Reading →

Did the NY Fed Confiscate $1.3 Billion in Afghan Gold: Striking Revelations from Afghanistan’s Central Bank Chief

By Zero Hedge Global Research, August 19, 2021Zero Hedge All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** Yesterday morning, shortly after the acting Afghan central banker chief, Ajmal Ahmady, fled the... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan Was Based on Lies. Will the Militarists Apologize?

By Yves Engler Global Research, August 19, 2021Yves Engler 18 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** The quick collapse of the US-backed government in Afghanistan has revealed... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan’s “Color Revolution”? Narcotics and the Opium Trade

Will the Taliban Islamic Government Endorse the US Sponsored Trade in Narcotics By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, August 19, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** This... Continue Reading →

Video: Taliban 2.0: Claims of Rights for Women, Free Media, No Terrorism

By South Front Global Research, August 19, 2021South Front 18 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** The Taliban held their first press conference, following their victory in... Continue Reading →

Six Questions We Need to Ask About Afghanistan

So, what’s REALLY going on? Is the apparent Taliban “victory” masking the true narrative? By Kit Knightly Global Research, August 19, 2021OffGuardian 17 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan’s “Color Revolution”: Who Is Ali Ahmad Jalali?

Jalali is one of the foremost personalities to emerge from the country By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, August 18, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** .... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan: A New Pivot in the Greater Middle East?

Interview of Peter Koenig with Russian website GEOFOR By Peter Koenig and GEOFOR Global Research, August 18, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. First published on August 6, 20121 ***... Continue Reading →

Video: Afghans Desperate to Escape as the Reality of “Regime Change” Settles In

By South Front Global Research, August 18, 2021South Front 17 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** The Taliban overran Afghanistan in a matter of months, leaving many... Continue Reading →

Wounded Paternalism: Biden and the US Imperial Complex

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark Global Research, August 18, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** Civilisation has tended to be seen like a gift by those claiming to... Continue Reading →

In the Tradition of U.S. Puppets, When They Finally Get Kicked Out, They Steal as Much of the Country’s Treasure as They Can

By Jeremy Kuzmarov Global Research, August 18, 2021CovertAction Magazine 17 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** True to Form, Last Sunday the U.S. Puppet President of Afghanistan,... Continue Reading →

Six Things You Need to Know About Afghanistan and the Taliban

When it comes to Afghanistan, the mainstream media hides the most inconvenient facts for the West. Once you take those into account, you get a completely different story. By Marc Vandepitte Global Research, August 18, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner... Continue Reading →

Make No Mistake, the US Military Will Continue to Thrive after Afghanistan

There are too many careers and too much money tied to American power projection. So expect it to shift, not recede from the stage. By Douglas Macgregor Global Research, August 17, 2021Responsible Statecraft 16 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of... Continue Reading →

Video: The Taliban’s Sweeping Victory Leaves Afghans Reeling

By South Front Global Research, August 17, 2021South Front 16 August 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** The Taliban won in Afghanistan, after 20 years of war and... Continue Reading →

The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade

Joe Biden's Hidden Agenda in Afghanistan: Sustain the Drug Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, August 17, 2021Global Research 14 June 2005 The article below was first published in 2005. Below is a detailed update followed by the original 2005 article.  Author’s Note and Update The US opioid crisis broadly defined bears a relationship to... Continue Reading →

A Chaotic US Exit from Afghanistan: American Emperors Have No Clothes

By Prof Rodrigue TremblayGlobal Research, August 17, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** The Afghanistan war was a botched operation from day one, when George W. Bush invaded that country, in... Continue Reading →

Don’t Let Them Fool You: Afghanistan Has Been a “Tremendous Success”

By Keith Lamb Global Research, August 16, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** With the Taliban having just captured three more provincial capitals, and now in control of two-thirds... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan: To be Integrated into China’s “Belt and Road”

A Country Where History Is Marked in Tombstones By Tom Clifford Global Research, August 16, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version).  Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. *** Another name has been chiseled on... Continue Reading →

Was America Attacked by Afghanistan on September 11, 2001?

October 7, 2001. Afghanistan is invaded under the doctrine of "self-defense" By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, August 16, 2021 This article was first published on October 4, 2012. Minor edits. *** In relation to the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, it is important to reflect on the official story: America was attacked by Afghanistan... Continue Reading →

Afghan Lesson For Uncle Sam’s Running Dogs

By Finian Cunningham Afghanistan is the most glaring proof of the American treachery. It’s a cautionary tale for others who incredibly still seem trusting in hitching their wagon to a U.S. alliance. August 16, 2021"Information Clearing House" - "SCF" - U.S. President Joe Biden said this week that he has “no regrets” about pulling American forces out... Continue Reading →

Stop Believing US Military Invasions Have Noble Intentions

By Caitlin Johnstone August 16, 2021"Information Clearing House" -  I love how everyone’s just pretending the Afghanistan Papers never happened and the Taliban takeover is some kind of shocking tragedy instead of the thing everyone knew would happen because they’ve been knowingly lying about working to create a stable government this entire time. ❖ If the... Continue Reading →