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Operation Junkyard: US scrapping 'tons' of equipment as Afghan exit looms

June 20th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Afghanistan, Middle East, War

Link: http://rt.com/news/afghanistan-us-withdrawal-war-003/

As US military prepares to completewithdrawal from Afghanistan it is destroying billions of dollars worth of sophisticated equipment, no longer needed or too costly to ship back home,

Afghans say an American tortured civilians

May 13th, 2013
Categories: News, Afghanistan

Link: http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/afghans-say-an-american-tortured-civilians-366131

The authorities in Afghanistan are seeking the arrest on murder and torture charges of a man they say is an American and part of a Special Forces unit operating in Wardak province, three Afghan officials have confirmed.

Karzai reveals US plan for permanent Afghanistan bases

May 11th, 2013
Categories: News, Afghanistan

Link: http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2013/05/11/karzai-reveals-us-plan-for

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday revealed that Washington wants to maintain nine US military bases scattered across the country after the formal deadline for the withdrawal of US and NATO coalition forces at the end of 2014.

'I'm a monster, God won't forgive me' — Troop shame over killing may rival PTSD cases

February 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, Afghanistan, War, Iraq

Link: http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/192438211.html?refer=y

A moral injury tortures the conscience; symptoms include deep shame, guilt and rage. It's not a medical problem, and it's unclear how to treat it, says retired Col. Elspeth Ritchie, former psychiatry consultant to the Army surgeon general.

George Bush, Tony Blair and the century’s greatest crime

February 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Afghanistan, War, Iraq

Link: http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/george-bush-tony-blair-and-the-century-s-greatest-crime-1.1147829

What US and Britain did to Iraq is nothing short of state terrorism. It’s been almost 10 years since the US and Britain unleashed ‘Shock and Awe’ on the Iraqi capital Baghdad ostensibly to punish a rogue dictator for hoarding weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in non-compliance with binding UN Security Council resolutions. In reality, Saddam Hussain had shut down his nuclear programme and destroyed Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons more than a decade earlier.

List of children killed by drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen

January 20th, 2013
Categories: News, Afghanistan, Middle East, War

Link: http://droneswatch.org/2013/01/20/list-of-children-killed-by-drone-strikes-in-pakistan-and-yemen/

Compiled from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports

War or prosperity? UK announces higher price tag for Afghan war while cutting vital social services

December 20th, 2012
Categories: News, Afghanistan, War

Link: http://rt.com/news/uk-afghanistan-cost-war-453/

The UK has revealed that the cost of its involvement in the war in Afghanistan has reached $27.6 billion, and may end up being as much as $32.5 billion. Meanwhile, the UK continues to slash domestic social services to reduce its budget deficit.

The Woes of an American Drone Operator

December 16th, 2012
Categories: News, Afghanistan, War

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-woes-of-an-american-drone-operator/5315869

With seven seconds left to go, there was no one to be seen on the ground. Bryant could still have diverted the missile at that point. Then it was down to three seconds. Bryant felt as if he had to count each individual pixel on the monitor. Suddenly a child walked around the corner, he says. Second zero was the moment in which Bryant’s digital world collided with the real one in a village between Baghlan and Mazar-e-Sharif. Bryant saw a flash on the screen: the explosion. Parts of the building collapsed. The child had disappeared. Bryant had a sick feeling in his stomach. “Did we just kill a kid?” he asked the man sitting next to him. “Yeah, I guess that was a kid,” the pilot replied. “Was that a kid?” they wrote into a chat window on the monitor. Then, someone they didn’t know answered, someone sitting in a military command center somewhere in the world who had observed theirattack. “No. That was a dog,” the person wrote. They reviewed the scene on video. A dog on two legs?

CIA, Mossad staged 9/11 to further the Zionist agenda

December 15th, 2012
Categories: News, Afghanistan, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, 9-11, Police State, Iraq, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/12/15/278193/cia-mossad-staged-911-to-save-israel/

Thus the world (and Americans in particular) is having to come to terms with the nasty evidence that, in order to further Zionist interests by initiating a general war against Islam, the CIA and Mossad were heavily involved in the murder of three thousand Americans. The noted analyst Kevin Barrett, has summed up this situation by saying, “Israel has reached the end of its shelf-life.” He continued, “The US is going broke and sacrificing thousands of lives in wars for Israel - wars that damage, rather than aid, US strategic interests.”

More Than 30 Top U.S. Officials Guilty of War Crimes, Boyle Says

December 12th, 2012
Categories: News, World, Afghanistan, War, Iraq

Link: http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/more-than-30-top-u-s-officials-guilty-of-war-crimes-boyle-says/28066/

More than 30 top U.S. officials, including presidents G.W. Bush and Obama, are guilty of war crimes or crimes against peace and humanity “legally akin to those perpetrated by the former Nazi regime in Germany,” the distinguished American international law authority Francis Boyle charges.

US forces rape women in northern Afghanistan village: Locals

December 4th, 2012
Categories: News, Afghanistan, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/12/04/276060/us-forces-rape-women-in-afghanistan/

The residents of a village in northern Afghanistan say American troopers raped several women during a nighttime raid in the rural community. The locals said that the incident took place in a village in the Chahar Bolak district of Afghanistan’s Balkh Province where US special forces carried out house-to-house searches, Afghanistan Information Network reported on Sunday.

US soldier killed in militants attack in southern Afghanistan

November 24th, 2012
Categories: News, Afghanistan, War

Link: http://www.khaama.com/us-soldier-killed-in-militants-attack-in-southern-afghanistan-2017

A US soldier was killed following militants attack in southern Afghanistan on Saturday. NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement announced, “A U.S. Forces-Afghanistan service member died today following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan.”

Four Afghan children killed in US raid

October 24th, 2012
Categories: News, Afghanistan, War

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2012/oct2012/afgh-o24.shtml

The killing of four children in a US raid and the disappearance and murder of civilians at the hands of occupation troops have provoked growing anger and protests among the people of Afghanistan. With the US-led war now in its twelfth year, violence against the country’s population continues to mount. The latest incidents were confirmed by the office of Afghanistan’s puppet president, Hamid Karzai, on Tuesday. The worst of them took place on Sunday in the eastern province of Logar, just south of Kabul.

US in talks on extending Afghanistan occupation past 2014 deadline

October 18th, 2012
Categories: News, Afghanistan, War

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2012/oct2012/afgh-o18.shtml

Washington is holding talks to arrange for the continued occupation of Afghanistan by tens of thousands of US troops after the ostensible deadline for withdrawal at the end of 2014. The ongoing negotiations in Kabul are aimed at ironing out an agreement that will determine “how we manage our forces going forward in Afghanistan” after the 2014 deadline, Marc Grossman, the US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, told a conference in Washington Tuesday.

On the Killing of 8 Afghan Women

October 5th, 2012
Categories: News, Afghanistan

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/10/05-1

If you looked carefully at the news over the past two weeks, you might have heard a report from Afghanistan about how the U.S./NATO forces bombed and killed eight Afghan women who were out walking in the mountains early in the morning before dawn to collect wood. Eight other women were seriously injured.

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