Tag Archives: Afghanistan

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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They Don’t Just Dance…

The Afghan tradition of recruiting young boys for sex. In Afghanistan’s male-dominated society women face many restrictions. Among the many prohibitions, they are not allowed to go to parties or dance. That female social vacuum has led to an old … Continue reading

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Former US Marine: I Helped Create ISIS

An Iraqi family tasting what former US President Bush called “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. After 14 years of War on Terror the West is great at fomenting barbarism and creating failed states. By Vincent Emanuele For the last several years, people … Continue reading

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Bitter Lake (2015)

BBC documentary film by filmmaker Adam Curtis Politicians used to have the confidence to tell us stories that made sense of the chaos of world events. But now there are no big stories and politicians react randomly to every new … Continue reading

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Guess Who Benefits from Afghan Opium Production

Opium production has been on the rise in Afghanistan over recent years despite US counternarcotics efforts. Infamous mercenary firm, formerly known as Blackwater, has creamed off $569 million from the Pentagon in this unsuccessful drive. The money the company received … Continue reading

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End of Afghan War, and the Victor is…

As the NATO combat mission in Afghanistan comes to an end and allied troops depart, the Taliban has proclaimed itself the victor in the protracted war. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) combat mission will cease to exist on January … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: This is What Winning Looks Like

A shocking, eye-opening look at Afghanistan. “This is What Winning Looks Like” is a disturbing new documentary by British film maker Ben Anderson about the ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption of the Afghan security forces as well as … Continue reading

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How Opium Greed is Keeping US Troops in Afghanistan

Abby Martin takes a look at a shocking statistic that puts opium production in Afghanistan at a record high, and puts into perspective the different corporate interests that could be keeping US forces in Afghanistan well beyond 2014. Despite efforts … Continue reading

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