White House ‘Rewriting’ Afghanistan Withdrawal Agreement

By: Monday February 23, 2015 7:54 am

(May 2014: Obama says US combat role is over in Afghanistan, that it is time to “turn the page.”) And the lipstick comes off the pig. After the White House spent months promoting a false narrative about getting out of Afghanistan – with its usual enablers in the corporate media – the truth has become [...]

Saudi Arabia’s ISIS-style Justice System Facing Criticism

By: Friday January 16, 2015 10:12 am

No flogging for blogging! Tonight we return to Saudi Embassy w/@Amnesty: https://t.co/Vl0Sp1e4ZB @raif_badawi pic.twitter.com/FuPvDNskEm — CODEPINK (@codepink) January 16, 2015 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has agreed to postpone the flogging of blogger Raif Badawi to let his wounds heal. The flogging comes after Badawi was convicted of insulting Islam through electronic channels which came [...]

Media Claims Afghanistan War Ends, War Continues

By: Monday December 29, 2014 7:24 am

Its one thing for the press to get spun, its another to knowingly transmit misleading statements. — James Risen (@JamesRisen) December 28, 2014 Yesterday the media declared that the war in Afghanistan is over. This will, no doubt, be a great surprise to the troops still stationed in Afghanistan who have been ordered by President [...]

Obama Reverses Pledge On US Combat Role In Afghanistan

By: Monday November 24, 2014 5:49 am

(May 2014: Obama says US combat role is over in Afghanistan, that it is time to “turn the page.”) Last May President Barack Obama announced that US forces in Afghanistan would finally be ending their combat mission and in 2015 would move to an advisory role. According to The New York Times that pledge has [...]

CIA Study Shows That Supporting Syrian Rebels Unlikely To Work

By: Wednesday October 15, 2014 5:49 am

President Barack Obama is not the only one who thinks arming the Syrian rebels is a “fantasy,” an exhaustive study by the CIA shows that throughout the agency’s history covert support of rebel fighters has had very little success. According to The New York Times, the still classified study was commissioned in 2012 and continued [...]

US To Stay In Afghanistan Indefinitely

By: Wednesday October 1, 2014 5:38 am

So about that leaving Afghanistan by 2015 plan? Not so much. The US has now secured a new status of forces agreement that will keep the war going in Afghanistan indefinitely. Of course, given the US is back in Iraq after losing a status of forces agreement maybe these agreements are mostly symbolic anyway. If [...]

Obama Does Not Have Authority To Bomb Syria Without Congressional Approval

By: Friday September 12, 2014 5:07 am

Though President Obama made a number of absurd and unsupported claims in his address on ISIS, the one that already launched a thousands tweets is his assertion that he had the authority to bomb Syria without seeking congressional approval. In Obama’s distorted view of the constitution he can launch a military campaign against any country [...]

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 [...]

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