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[13 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,846 views]
Interview with Pakistani analyst Zaid Hamid: essential context on the ‘War on Terror’

By the Editor.
The false flag 9/11 attacks of ten years ago saw the advent of the ‘War on Terror’ and ushered in a new era of global war, the target of which it cannot be denied is Islam and Muslim nations. Adding context to this, Mark Glenn’s December 2010 interview with Pakistani analyst Zaid Hamid is incredibly instructive.
Several essential historical events are covered which bear on current events in intimate ways and simply must be kept in mind in order to reach a working understanding of the ‘War on …

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[14 Jul 2011 | 3 Comments | 5,511 views]
UN 2011 mid-year report on Afghanistan reveals alarming new trend in war propaganda

By the Editor.
As the first half of 2011 sees record civilian deaths in occupied Afghanistan, the UN is today continuing its disgusting attempts to whitewash the US/NATO role.  With stunning audacity, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan’s 11 June press release attempted to absolve the US-NATO occupiers of any role in the record level of civilian deaths in the month of May 2011.
One month on, today’s 2011 Mid-year Report continues the same contemptuous apologist tactics, but it also reveals an alarming new trend in the UN’s war propaganda.  By …

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[24 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 2,841 views]
Obama’s Afghanistan speech: An exercise in political duplicity

By Bill Van Auken, 23 June 2011.
In his nationally televised speech Wednesday night, President Barack Obama announced a minimal withdrawal of US troops from the nearly decade-old war in Afghanistan. Obama’s proposal represented a tacit admission of the failure of the US intervention in Afghanistan and of the immense crisis of American capitalism to which a decade of multi-trillion-dollar expenditures on militarism has substantially contributed.
In concrete terms, Obama’s withdrawal proposal was crafted to give the US military command nearly everything it wanted, while helping him to get through his next …

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[14 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 2,623 views]
Les Nations Unies tentent de dissimuler les meurtres de l’OTAN des civils en Afghanistan

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Par Martin Iqbal, 12 juin 2011. Traduction par Irradiee.
Une déclaration de presse 11 Juin de la Mission d’Assistance des Nations Unies en Afghanistan (UNAMA) présente le mois de mai 2011 comme le mois le plus meurtrier pour les civils afghans depuis 2007. Toutefois cette annonce dissimule une tentative extrêmement pernicieuse pour couvrir les meurtres de l’OTAN de civils dans les territoires occupés d’Afghanistan.
Dans son rapport, UNAMA rapporte les cas, en relation à des conflits, de 368 civils tués et 593 blessés parmi les civils …

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[12 Jun 2011 | 5 Comments | 5,142 views]
UN attempts to whitewash US-NATO civilian killings in Afghanistan

May 2011 found to be deadliest month for Afghan civilians since 2007; UN attempts to cover up NATO role
Article traduit en Francais par Irradiee.
By the Editor.
A 11 June press statement from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan slates May 2011 as the deadliest month for Afghan civilians since at least 2007. However this big-hearted announcement conceals a grossly pernicious attempt to cover up US-NATO killings of civilians in occupied Afghanistan.
In its report, UNAMA documents 368 conflict-related civilian deaths and 593 civilian injuries in May 2011. Georgette Gagnon, …

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[29 May 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,556 views]
Nato air strikes kill 52 Afghans

thenews.com.pk
KANDAHAR: Afghan authorities said Sunday Nato had killed 52 people, mostly civilians, in air strikes against insurgents as violence picked up in recent weeks with the start of the fighting season.
In the southern province of Helmand, local authorities said at least 14 civilians, including women and children, were killed and six injured in an air raid Saturday.
US Marines in Helmand’s Nawzad district called in air support after their base came under attack from small arms fire, the provincial government said in a …

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[24 May 2011 | No Comment | 2,287 views]
The Last Word on Osama Bin Laden

By James Corbett, 24 May, 2011.

This is James Corbett of corbettreport.com with the last word on Osama Bin Laden.
Osama Bin Laden was one of the 54 children of Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, a construction magnate who made his fortune by cozying up to the royal family of Saudi Arabia. The bin Laden family has had an intimate relationship with the upper reaches of global power politics for the past half a century.
In 1976 Salem bin Laden, Osama’s half-brother, co-founded Arbusto Energy with George W. Bush.
In …

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[15 May 2011 | 4 Comments | 6,701 views]
Afghanistan: US troops kill several women and children

Press TV.
American troops have killed several women and children in the troubled eastern Afghanistan amid growing civilian casualties in the war-torn country.
Villagers in Kunar Province say the US troops fired rockets at local residents from their military outposts.
The children were all girls aged 8 to 15.
Also, a 12-year-old child was reportedly killed and four others were injured in a NATO attack in Kunar on Sunday.
In a separate incident on Thursday, a 12-year-old girl was killed in Nangarhar Province after foreign troops hurled a hand grenade towards her.
Afghan authorities say they …

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[12 May 2011 | One Comment | 5,042 views]
Mission accomplished: US uses bin Laden hoax to expand basis for so-called War On Terror

Resolution expands basis for war on terror
The Washington Times, Wednesday, May 11, 2011.
Less than two weeks after U.S. special operations commandos killed Osama bin Laden, a resolution viewed as an expansion of the legal basis for the global war on terror is moving through Congress.
The House Armed Services Committee added language to the fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization bill on Wednesday that would define the current war on al Qaeda to include the Taliban and affiliated armed groups, affirming the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s interpretation of the …

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[11 May 2011 | 6 Comments | 3,591 views]
Full text: Osama bin Laden’s September 2001 interview with Karachi-based daily Ummat – denies involvement in 9/11; insists opposition to US ‘system’, not people; warns of military-industrial complex

Source: Ummat, Urdu-language daily newspaper based in Karachi, Pakistan – Friday, 28 September 2001.
KABUL, Afghanistan (Ummat): Prominent Arab mojahed (freedom fighter) Usama bin Laden or the Al-Qaida group has nothing to do with the 11 September attacks on the Bush Administration, according to an Usama bin Laden interview with Ummat, the Karachi-based Pakistani daily newspaper. In his interview, Usama bin Laden pointed out that the Israeli regime is behind the 9-11 attacks. He expressed gratitude and support for Pakistan, urging the Pakistani people to continue their jehad against dictators, tyrants, …