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“White Man’s Burden”: The US Has Been Fighting “Forever Wars” Against Muslims For 120 Years

U.S.-led wars in the Middle East have killed some four million Muslims since 1990. The recently published Afghanistan papers, provided an insight into the longest war in U.S. history and revealed how U.S. officials continuously lied about the progress being made in Afghanistan, lacked a basic understanding of the country, were hiding evidence that the war was unwinnable, and had wasted as much as $1 trillion in the process. Unfortunately, this phenomenon is nothing new. While most people accept that the United States has been interfering with Muslim populations quite heavily since World War II, the truth is that the U.S. has been fighting “forever…

US Contractors Accused of Funding Taliban Attacks Against American Troops

Nearly 400 people who were either wounded while serving in the U.S. military in Afghanistan or are family members of service members who died in the conflict sued a group of companies on Friday they say helped fund attacks against Americans by making protection payments to the Taliban. “Defendants supported the Taliban for a simple reason: Defendants were all large Western companies with lucrative businesses in post-9/11 Afghanistan, and they all paid the Taliban to refrain from attacking their business interests,” the 288-page complaint filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. on Friday states. “Those protection payments aided and abetted…

Afghan war caused 100,000 civilian casualties in last decade: UN

More than 100,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or injured over the past decade, the United Nations reported Thursday, as it renewed calls to end the bloody 18-year conflict. The announcement comes as the Taliban and US continue to hold talks aimed at drawing a close to America’s longest war, after the negotiations were called off in September by President Donald Trump due to insurgent attacks. However fighting continues to rage across the country, with ordinary Afghans frequently bearing the brunt of the violence. “I recognize with extreme sadness that civilian casualties recently surpassed 100,000 in the past 10 years…

After Blowing $3 Trillion On Lies In Afghanistan, Congress Just Authorized A Trillion More For 2020

It’s rare that I read something on the Washington Post that I don’t find highly biased, even repugnant. But with their recent article on the Afghanistan Papers, they truly knocked the ball out of the park. The facts they shared should have every American protesting in the streets. Trillions of dollars have been spent on a war that the Pentagon knew was unwinnable all along. More than 2300 American soldiers died there and more than 20,000 have been injured. More than 150,000 Afghanis were killed, many of them civilians, including women and children. And they lied to us constantly. Congress…

Given $738 Billion, US War Budget Hits the Motherlode (Again)…The delusions of militarism live on in a nation addicted to violence and bloodshed for profit

The annual defense budget, passed recently by both the House (377-48) and Senate (82-8), came in at $738 billion for 2020, up from last year a sweet $22 billion. War hits the motherlode every year. “The money just isn’t there” for virtually anything that matters — you know, healthcare for all, free college tuition, clean water, eco-sustainable energy production — but we’ve sold the national soul to the war god so long ago that the perfunctory, bipartisan passage of the National Defense Authorization Act comes and goes every year with, at most, a few marginal cries of outrage and a…

Deluge Of New Leaks Further Shreds The Establishment Syria Narrative

It’s been a bad last 24 hours for the war propagandists. WikiLeaks has published multiple documents providing further details on the coverup within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) of its own investigators’ findings which contradicted the official story we were all given about an alleged chlorine gas attack in Douma, Syria last year. The alleged chemical weapons incident was blamed on the Syrian government by the US and its allies, who launched airstrikes against Syria several days later. Subsequent evidence indicating that there was insufficient reason to conclude the chlorine gas attack ever happened was repressed…

Trump Considers Sending 14,000 More Troops to Mideast…

The Trump administration is considering a significant expansion of the U.S. military footprint in the Middle East, including dozens more ships, other military hardware and as many as 14,000 additional troops to counter Iran, U.S. officials said. The deployment could double the number of U.S. military personnel who have been sent to the region since the start of a troop buildup in May. President Trump is expected to make a decision on the new deployments as soon as this month, those officials said. Mr. Trump, facing an election next year, has long sought to exit foreign entanglements and avoid new…

US is ‘substantially’ reducing troop numbers in Afghanistan – Trump

President Donald Trump has said that the United States is “substantially” reducing its presence in Afghanistan, and claimed that a peace deal with the Taliban is close at hand. Speaking while on an unannounced Thanksgiving and his first visit to US troops in the country, where they have been fighting for 18 years, Trump said that his long-promised withdrawal from the country is underway. The president did not provide any specific numbers, or a timeframe for the drawdown. 🚨MOMENTS AGO🚨President @realDonaldTrump visits U.S. Soldiers at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan…. pic.twitter.com/HpHd6PxEqn — Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸 (@Scavino45) November 28, 2019 The withdrawal…

The US has blown past $6 trillion in ‘war on terror’ spending since 2001 — and its cost to taxpayers will keep climbing for decades, study says

Federal spending on post-9/11 military action in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the world stands at $6.5 trillion through fiscal year 2020, according to a new study from the Cost of War project at Brown University. And its cost to American taxpayers will keep climbing for decades to come. The staggering amount reflects spending across the federal government and not just the Department of Defense, the study noted. Much of it has been paid for deficit spending as taxes were not raise to cover the cost. The study said military action taken after the 9/11 attacks has now expanded to…

British Army accused of covering up killing of children in Afghanistan and Iraq

The Government and the Army have been accused of covering up the killing of children in Afghanistan and Iraq. Leaked documents allegedly contain evidence implicating British troops in killing children and the torture of civilians. A BBC/Sunday Times investigation said it had obtained new evidence from inside the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), which investigated alleged war crimes committed by British soldiers in Iraq, and Operation Northmoor, which investigated alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. The Government closed IHAT and Operation Northmoor in 2017, after Phil Shiner, a solicitor who had taken more than 1,000 cases to IHAT, was struck off…

How Central Banks Fund Our Age of Endless War

The 20th century was the century of total war. Limitations on the scope of war, built up over many centuries, had already begun to break down in the 19th century, but they were altogether obliterated in the 20th. And of course the sheer amount of resources that centralized states could bring to bear in war, and the terrible new technologies of killing that became available to them, made the 20th a century of almost unimaginable horror. It isn’t terribly often that people discuss the development of total war in tandem with the development of modern central banking, which — although…

‘Ill-Equipped’ US Military Unprepared For Two-Front War – Report

According to the Heritage Foundation’s annual report card on US military readiness, the armed forces just barely got a passing grade. The conservative think tank wants more units, and more modern equipment, across the board, in order to better prepare for a two-front war. “The 2020 Index concludes that the current U.S. military force is likely capable of meeting the demands of a single major regional conflict while also attending to various presence and engagement activities,” The Heritage Foundation said in its 2020 Index of US Military Strength, released on Wednesday, noting the Pentagon would “be very hard-pressed to do…

War is Good for Business & Organized Crime: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US

Afghanistan’s opium economy is a multibillion dollar operation which has a direct impact on the surge of  heroin addiction in the US.   Despite president Trump’s announced US troop withdrawal, the Afghan opium trade continues to flourish. It is protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of a nexus of powerful financial and criminal  interests.  In 2004,  the proceeds of the Afghan heroin trade yielded an estimated global revenue of the order of 90 billion dollars. This estimate was based on retail sales corresponding to a total supply of the order of 340,000 kg of pure heroin (corresponding to Afghanistan’s 3400…

LIES: US Used Baghdadi’s Blood, DNA-Stained Underwear To ID Exploded ISIS Leader

A lingering question following the Sunday morning raid by US special forces resulting in the death of ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is how he was able to be positively identified so quickly after he detonated a suicide vest – killing himself and three of his children. According to President Trump, “His body was mutilated by the blast. The tunnel had caved in on it. But test results gave certain immediate and totally positive identification. It was him.“ The White House confirmed, saying that a combination of DNA analysis and facial-recognition technology was used (Baghdadi’s head reportedly remained intact following…

Forever War Propaganda: Trump and the Death of al-Baghdadi

The ongoing theatrical absurdity of twisted forever war propaganda went over the top on Sunday when President Trump announced the death of the elusive leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  Trump announced the death (said to be by way of suicide vest) while reading from a teleprompter, a skill he has yet to master. There is no evidence al-Baghdadi killed himself when confronted by US Special Forces in Syria, the same as there is no evidence that Obama killed Osama bin Laden (evidence indicates Osama died in Afghanistan of natural causes in late 2001).  Abu “from Baghdad” has…

40 Killed, 1,000 Wounded In One Day As Violent Protests Sweep Across Iraq

A surge in violent clashes with police marked another deadly week of protests in Iraq, after two weeks ago over 150 were killed and over 6,000 wounded nationwide when the large-scale demonstrations began.  On Friday over 40 protesters were killed in clashes with police, and according to security sources cited in Reuters, an “Iranian-backed militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations.” Iraq’s human rights commission (IHCHR) further noted that nearly 1,000 people were wounded in Friday’s clashes, the majority of them protesters angry at widespread corruption, economic hardship, and failing public services.  IHCHR also said over 2,000 people were…

Military AI Would Direct Weapons To Hit Enemy Targets Within Milliseconds – Report

AI is changing every aspect of war and has long been the interest of the US as a means to refine combat capabilities. The new technology does not just improve technological efficiency, but changes the nature of battle in all fields of war, including formation and maneuvering. The US military is massively speeding the development of AI to reduce soldier casualties, according to Fox News on Thursday. The establishment of high-speed, multi-domain warfare by 2030, in which AI technology can take advantage of ‘networks’ to hit multiple targets with Hellfire missiles as a means of decreasing the risk faced by soldiers in…

Globalist Warmonger Choir: Trump’s U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Syria Is a “Betrayal”

Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass (shown) is leading a chorus of foreign policy “experts” and media commentators that is condemning President Trump’s actions and demanding a continuation of their Orwellian “Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace” program. “The High Price of Trump’s Great Betrayal.” That’s the title of an October 17 syndicated column by Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Deep State brain trust that has dominated American foreign policy for much of the past century. (See the stunning video recording of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton telling Richard Haass and the assembled…

Pentagram sending 2,000+ more troops to ‘assure and enhance defense’ of Saudi Arabia amid tensions with Iran

The US is beefing up military might in the Middle East, saying it will send more troops, fighter jets and missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia amid escalating tensions with Iran. US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has authorized the deployment of two fighter squadrons, one Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), two batteries of Patriot missile defense systems and one Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD), Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Friday. This is in addition to the 200 or so troops, Patriots and radar systems whose deployment was announced two weeks ago, and amounts to 3,000 troops “extended or…

Conflicting Reports Emerge as US Special Forces Reportedly Come Under Fire Amid Turkish Shelling

US Special Forces have reportedly come under fire amid Turkey’s ongoing shelling against Kurdish positions in northeastern Syria, Newsweek reported on Friday. Citing a senior Pentagon official and an Iraqi Kurdish intelligence official, Newsweek reported that the attack on US service members unfolded as they were conducting operations on Mashtenour hill, in the Kurdish-majority city of Kobani.  ​The outlet reports that the incident came just as US Defense Secretary Mark Esper assured media during a news conference that US forces had been relocated, and that Turkish forces know US positions “down to the grid.” However, Reuters, citing a US official,…

‘We went to war under false, now disproven premise’: Trump calls US wars in ME ‘worst decision’ ever

President Donald Trump has denounced America’s decades of war in the Middle East – Iraq in particular – as one big mistake based on a ruse, saying openly once again that Saddam had no WMDS at the time of the invasion. Trump once again took to Twitter to revive the anti-war rhetoric of his 2016 election campaign, in another attempt to defend his recent decision to withdraw troops from northeastern Syria. The move sparked an uproar among Trump’s critics, who have accused him of betraying the US-backed Kurdish militia in the area which is now about to face a Turkish…

Asymmetrical Warfare and 4GW: How Militia Groups Are America’s Domestic Viet Cong

It is interesting to hear certain kinds of people insist that the citizen cannot fight the government. This would have been news to the men of Lexington and Concord, as well as the Mujahideen in Afghanistan. The citizen most certainly can fight the government, and usually wins when he tries. Organized national armies are useful primarily for fighting against other organized national armies. When they try to fight against the people, they find themselves at a very serious disadvantage. If you will just look around at the state of the world today, you will see that the guerrillero has the…

US Airstrikes in Afghanistan Hit 10-Year High as War’s 18-Year Anniversary Passes

In the month before the 18-year anniversary of the Afghan war’s initiation, US forces carried out more airstrikes against the Taliban and other Islamist militia targets than they had in 10 years. According to a new report by US Air Forces Central Command (USAFCC) published on September 30, September 2019 saw more US airstrikes than any month since October 2010, with 1,043 bombs being dropped on targets in the country. “We did step up our attacks on the Taliban since the talks broke down” in early September, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper admitted earlier this week during a trip to…

Rand Paul: It’s Not U.S. Responsibility ‘to Fight Every War and Find Every Peace’

Some Republicans, including Trump allies such as Sen Lindsey Graham, have joined Democrats in sharply criticizing the president’s decision to withdraw an unannounced number of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria. But Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) strongly supports the president’s move, even if the “neocon war caucus of the Senate” — Paul’s words — does not. “We haven’t been able to find peace for 18 years in Afghanistan,” Paul told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto in a telephone  interview on Monday. “So I certainly don’t think we’re going to find peace in Syria. But I do think a couple of hundred people…

Turkey ‘launches airstrike’ against Kurds on Syria-Iraq border – reports

Videos circulating on social media appear to show Turkish forces targeting Kurdish troops near Syria’s border with Iraq with airstrikes, just hours after the US announced it would be pulling out of the region. Turkish forces launched airstrikes against Kurdish and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions in al-Hasakah province in northeastern Syria, according to SANA news agency, which initially reported there were no casualties from the attacks. Turkish planes reportedly attacked SDF headquarters in Hasakah province, according to Saudi broadcaster al-Ikhbariya. Other reports suggest Turkey targeted the Kurdish YPG militia, which Ankara views as a terrorist group and which is part…

Trump’s Decision to Withdraw US Troops From Syria is ‘Deeply Disturbing’ – House Speaker Pelosi

US President Donald Trump announced earlier in the day that Washington is withdrawing its forces that are deployed with Syrian Kurds in northern Syria, with the White House stating that Turkey is free to move forward with a long-planned military operation there. US House Speaker Nancy has stated that Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria is “deeply disturbing”. “This decision poses a dire threat to regional security and stability, and sends a dangerous message to Iran and Russia, as well as our allies, that the United States is no longer a trusted partner”, Pelosi said. Pelosi continued by…

Veteran Suicides Continue To Increase As The 18th Anniversary Of The War In Afghanistan Arrives

As Monday marks the 18th anniversary of American troops invading Afghanistan, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs report shows that veteran suicides have been increasing over the past decade. U.S. combat operations ended in 2014 but around 14,000 troops still remain in the country, the Post Register reported. President Donald Trump called off discussions of peace terms with the Taliban in September after a bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, killed 12 people. The war does not seem to have an end in sight while suicide rates among veterans increase. Jeremy Butler, CEO of nonprofit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), told…

Iran may dodge a bullet thanks to Trump’s misfortune

It is hard to view US President Donald Trump’s Iran policy as anything but an own goal. His decision to unliterally withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal and embark on a “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran, cheered on by Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, was meant to inflict enough pain and humiliation to force the Islamic Republic back to the negotiating table. Saying that events haven’t turned out exactly the way Trump intended would be an understatement. Instead, in abandoning his European allies, not to mention Russia and China, in pursuit of a policy that had little…

Saudi oil fire is a winner for the US and its plans for war with Iran – Kim Dotcom

The biggest beneficiary of the Saudi oil facility drone attack is the US, Kim Dotcom has said, claiming that the incident will have a number of positives for President Donald Trump’s administration. Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the drone attack on the Kingdom’s Aramco oil processing facilities and oil field on Saturday, which caused a large fire and has slowed oil production. According to the Megaupload founder, the incident will trigger a number of convenient events that will help the US.  The US already briefly overtook Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest crude exporter, and has a significant spare…