Afghanistan

Putin Tried To Warn Us About Syria Three Years Ago, But Nobody Listened

As Russia and the United States approach arguably the most dangerous crossroads in history - and as Western media continues to crucify Russia for its actions within Syria - a closer look at the rationale Putin used for intervening in the Syrian war paints a sane explanation of how we ended up at this juncture of a global conflict.

Is Britain Destroying Its Military To Appease Enemies?

Elements of the British establishment in Whitehall think their own soldiers are "bad," and terrorists are "freedom fighters," according to General Lord Richards, former Chief of the Defence Staff and the UK's most senior military officer. Over several years these ministers, permanent secretaries, generals, admirals and air marshals have been swept aside in pursuit of a corrosive drive to discredit our troops. It is the first time in history that any government has turned on its own armed forces in such a way.

Taliban Release Drone Film Of Suicide Attack In Afghanistan

Demonstrating their recent technological advancement, over the weekend Afghanistan's Taliban released drone footage showing a suicide bomber driving a Humvee into a police base in Helmand province and blowing it up this month.

A Realist's View Of The US Presidential Contest

On the one side is, maybe, a rapist. On the other side is certainly a warmonger. The next US President will be one of those two people. Each voter must make his/her own choice: either drink possibly cyanide, or drink definitely arsenic. Those are the only two choices left in America’s 'democracy'. No intelligent estimation of America’s immediate political future can be positive; it’s either zero (like Trump) or else negative (like Hillary).

The Real Humanitarian Crisis Is Not Aleppo

Why do we hear only of the “humanitarian crisis in Aleppo” and not of the humanitarian crisis everywhere else in Syria where the evil that rules in Washington has unleashed its ISIL mercenaries to slaughter the Syrian people? We are in the middle of a presidential campaign in the US and no one has asked why the US is determined to overthrow a democratically elected Syrian government that is supported by the Syrian people.

The "Evil Russia" Meme's Odor Of Desperation

News flash: every country with access to the Internet is in full hacking mode around the clock against every other country so engaged. Everybody’s doing it. It is perhaps a projection of America’s ongoing rape hysteria that we think we’re special victims of this universal activity. Rather, the Evil Russia meme seems a projection of our country’s own insecurities and contradictions.

Republican Congressman: "Thank God For Wikileaks - Doing The Job That MSM Won't"

Hours after Wikileaks announced that inexplicably Julian Assange's internet connection had been cut, South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan, a republican, on Monday cheered the release of hacked emails by WikiLeaks. “Let me be clear:  Thank God for Wikileaks — doing the job that MSM WON'T! #ASSANGE #wikileaks,” Duncan tweeted, referring to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Western Hypocrisy, And Why It Makes The World A Dangerous Place

The West has always been a great trembling hive of hypocrisy, portraying itself as liberal, progressive, civilised and democratic... as the "shining house upon the hill": just, altruistic, democratic, with a "mission to extend individual liberties throughout the world." These western and especially US virtues are mobilised to justify policies, wars, covert activities which are not virtuous at all.