Category Archives: Afghanistan

Ted Rall: Turnabout

Turnabout from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Report after report about U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan quote government reports that state that “suspected militants” have been killed. Suspected of what? By whom? No one knows and no one cares. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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The Forever War

The Forever War from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Although headlines trumpeted troop withdrawals scheduled for 2014, the United States has signed an agreement with the Afghan government pledging continued military support through the year 2024.

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Name the Morally Objectionable Action

Name the Morally Objectionable Action from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Which is more wrong: invading a country, killing its people, peeing on the dead, or filming it? The New York Times editorial board votes “D.”

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Iran Claims It Hacked Controls of Downed U.S. Drone

Iran Claims It Hacked Controls of Downed U.S. Drone from Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place by Richard Silverstein Popout I’ve been hesitant and careful about entering into the debate about how the downed U.S. stealth drone came to crash … Continue reading

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Cause of Suicide Bombings

Cause of Suicide Bombings from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب by noreply@blogger.com (As’ad AbuKhalil) “Robert Pape, a University of Chicago political science professor and former Air Force lecturer, will present findings on Capitol Hill on Tuesday that argue that the … Continue reading

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British colonial strategy and the 9/11 blowback

British colonial strategy and the 9/11 blowback by Nu’man Abd al-Wahid   Osama bin Laden gained his reputation as a militant Islamist during the Western backed counter-insurgency – so-called “jihad” – against the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980’s … Continue reading

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They Died in Vain; Deal With It

Published on Monday, August 8, 2011 by CommonDreams.org They Died in Vain; Deal With It by Ray McGovern Many of those preaching at American church services Sunday extolled as “heroes” the 30 American and 8 Afghan troops killed Saturday west of Kabul, … Continue reading

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The transformation of Anwar al-Awlaki

The transformation of Anwar al-Awlaki from Glenn Greenwaldby Glenn Greenwald 17 people liked this The Washington Post today has the latest leak-based boasting about how the U.S. is on the verge of “defeating” Al Qaeda, yet — lest you think this can … Continue reading

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Censorship of Civilian Casualties in the US

AL JAZEERA COLUMN: Censorship of Civilian Casualties in the US from Ted Rall’s Rallblogby Ted Rall 1 person liked this US mainstream media and the public’s willful ignorance is to blame for lack of knowledge about true cost of wars. … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 7/21/11: Jeremy Scahill on CIA black sites in Somalia—and the pushback to disappear the story

Vocabulary Glossary for Libya from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Obama engaged in linguistic contortions in order to justify his violation of the War Powers Act. To avoid requesting Congressional approval for the war in Libya, he pretends it doesn’t qualify as … Continue reading

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