Major General Harold Greene Killed In Insider Attack In Afghanistan

By: Wednesday August 6, 2014 4:25 am

Yesterday Army Major General Harold Greene was killed in Afghanistan in one of two insider attacks that occurred that day against coalition forces. While touring Marshal Fahim National Defense University, in what a Pentagon spokesman described as a routine visit, Greene was shot and killed by an Afghan soldier firing into a crowd of coalition [...]

BREAKING: Pentagon Confirms American General Killed In Afghanistan

By: Tuesday August 5, 2014 9:51 am

In a press conference that started today at 12:30 eastern standard time a spokesman for the Department of Defense, Rear Admiral John Kirby, confirmed that a US general was killed today in Afghanistan. The gunman, now dead, is believed to have been an Afghan soldier with Kirby noting the “pernicious” threat of  insider attacks. The [...]

US Spent $7 Billion Trying To Destroy Opium Production In Afghanistan, Opium Production Soared

By: Friday July 4, 2014 6:06 am

While publicly lamenting wasteful spending, Washington gets high blowing cash on the drug war. In the case of Afghanistan and the fight against heroin, the US government spent $7 billion to eradicate poppy cultivation with no discernible effect. In fact, according to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime Opium Survey opium production is [...]

President Obama Asks For $500 Million To Arm More Terrorists In Syria

By: Friday June 27, 2014 8:29 am

President Barack Obama appears determined to keep Al-Qaeda and ISIS well supplied with weapons. After bypassing a terrorism funding law, Obama sent arms to the weak to non-existent “moderate” Syrian rebels. Not surprisingly, the arms quickly were taken by Al-Qaeda and used for their operations. Yes, President Obama bypassed a rule about arming terrorists and [...]

US Mistakenly Bombs Own Troops In Afghanistan

By: Tuesday June 10, 2014 5:52 am

According to us officials, a B-1 stealth bomber unleashed the strike which went wrong and struck the American forces. #afghanistan — Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) June 10, 2014 More bodies have been tossed into the bottomless pit of misery that is the US mission in Afghanistan as reports are that a US B-1 stealth bomber accidentally [...]

Prisoner Swap Of American POW For Taliban Gitmo Detainees Causes Controversy

By: Monday June 2, 2014 5:44 am

On Saturday Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was released by the Taliban as part of a deal that saw five detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility released in exchange. Bergdahl was captured by Taliban fighters in 2009 under disputed circumstances – he claims he fell behind on a patrol, the Taliban claimed he was drunk, and [...]

Obama Plans To Leave 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan Past Deadline

By: Tuesday May 27, 2014 9:21 am

Getting out in 2014? Not quite. The Obama Administration announced today that it was planning to keep 9800 military personnel in Afghanistan past the announced deadline of 2014. The same administration who misled on total troop withdrawal also claimed those 9800 soldiers will likely be removed by 2016 and are there solely to “train” the [...]

White House Promises No More CIA Staged Vaccinations After Polio Outbreak

By: Tuesday May 20, 2014 4:51 am

Three years ago the CIA staged a phony vaccination program in Pakistan as part of an espionage operation to track down Osama Bin Laden. A Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi, used the cover of a hepatitis B vaccination program to gain access to an area where Bin Laden was believed to be hiding. Afridi’s operation failed though [...]

An Excerpt From Barrett Brown’s Keep Rootin’ For Putin: Charles Krauthammer Chapter

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 10:51 am

The following is an excerpt from Barrett Brown’s forthcoming book “Keep Rootin’ for Putin: Establishment Pundits and the Twilight of American Competence.” The book will be available on the official Free Barrett Brown website soon. Even if we look very hard, we find nothing truly funny in service to fascism or communism. But we may [...]

Karzai Conflict Might Lead To Full US Pullout From Afghanistan

By: Tuesday February 25, 2014 12:29 pm

Of all the people who would demand a full US withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai would seemingly be one of the last. Karzai’s installation as president after his career at Unocal and subsequent protection was due to US military force. Without the US military Karzai would likely not have remained president, possibly [...]

Pentagon Plans Shift From Occupation Armies To Assassinations And Cyberwarfare

By: Monday February 24, 2014 8:48 am

After a decade of pratfalls in the Middle East with occupation armies that became easy targets for opposing militants, the Department of Defense is making some changes. In a new budget plan spearheaded by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel the Pentagon will be reducing the army to levels not seen since before World War II. Instead [...]

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