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A ‘Tragic Mistake’

Calling it a “tragic mistake,” the U.S. Department of Defense admitted Friday that it killed 10 people, including seven children, in a drone strike that wrongly targeted an aid group worker in Afghanistan late last month. Background image is courtesy … Continue reading

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The U.S. War Machine at Work

The Ahmadi and Nejrabi families had packed all their belongings, waiting for word to be escorted to Kabul airport and eventually moved to the United States, but the message Washington sent instead was a rocket into their homes in a … Continue reading

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The Liberation of Afghanistan

With the humiliating defeat of Uncle Sam and the cowardly departure of the Afghan President, the Taliban is going to announce an interim government shortly. It has been a swift and relatively peaceful takeover of control by the Taliban and … Continue reading

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When History Repeats Itself

Two iconic images taken 46 years apart. The US Embassy staff fleeing from Saigon and Kabul respectively. After 20 years of useless fighting, the defeat and humiliation is now complete! Images via Twitter, modified by me (click to enlarge).

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Afghanistan – Another Lost War

After what was supposed to be a snap military operation to capture Usama bin Laden in 2001, the war in Afghanistan has turned out to be the longest in American history. Finally, after 20 years of occupation and fighting, President … Continue reading

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Lawrence Wilkerson: “America Exists Today to Make War”

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff from 2002 to 2005, says the escalation of tensions between the U.S. and Iran today is a continuation of two decades of U.S. … Continue reading

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Why America Lost in Afghanistan

Background image courtesy of U.S. Army, modified by me. Click image to enlarge. Successive U.S. administrations failed to heed the lessons of a forgotten counterinsurgency success story from Vietnam. The Trump administration is now using Henry Kissinger’s “decent interval” process … Continue reading

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Terrorist Attacks on West Prove You Reap What You Sow

U.S. President Ronald Reagan meeting with Afghan Freedom Fighters (Mujahideen) at the White House, 1983. By Shane Quinn The following sentence may come as a surprise to Western eyes that, “Miami and Washington have been among the major world centres … Continue reading

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Dangerous Music: Reviving Traditional Afghan Music in the Face of Terror Threats

Years of war and Islamic extremism have left their mark on Afghanistan’s traditional music culture. Though the Taliban was driven from power some 15 years ago, a generation was “brainwashed” into believing music was sinful and against Islam. Now, one … Continue reading

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She is My Son: The Gender-Bending Children of Afghanistan

The curious case of ‘bacha posh’ takes RT to Afghanistan – a society so patriarchal that a family having several daughters and no sons is a social stigma that’s impossible to shake. This leads to some girls being forced to … Continue reading

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