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After 20 Years of Failed War, Corporate Media Still Give Wars of Empire a Pass
When Taliban fighters swept across Afghanistan in a little over a week and entered the capital city of Kabul on August 15, 2021, they surprised the US media, the Biden White House, and the military. Desperate to get out of the country, those who had worke ...[Read more]
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Afghan Resistance Leaders, Long Backed by CIA, Have Fled Following Taliban Takeover
The retreat of Ahmad Massoud and Amrullah Saleh belies public claims that they are still in Afghanistan. ...[Read more]
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‘Anti-China’ Military Pact ‘Threatens Peace and Stability’ in Pacific, Groups Warn
"The world needs global cooperation to tackle shared threats of the pandemic and climate change, not a new Cold War." ...[Read more]
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Up to Half of Pentagon Spending Since 9/11 Has Gone to War Profiteers
Up to half of the estimated $14 trillion that the Pentagon has spent in the two decades since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan has gone to private military contractors, with corporate behemoths such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, and General Dynami ...[Read more]
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Israel: Nearly 200 Americans moved to West Bank settlements last year, gov’t figures reveal
Americans who made aliyah to Israel were far more likely than immigrants from any other country to move to West Bank settlements last year, according to recent data from Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics. The figures show 191 Americans out of 2,296 wh ...[Read more]
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Video: ‘Imminent Threat’ or Aid Worker: Did a U.S. Drone Strike in Afghanistan Kill the Wrong Person?
The New York Times obtained exclusive security camera footage and witness accounts to show how the military launched a drone strike that killed 10 people in Kabul on Aug. 29 without knowing whom it was hitting. ...[Read more]
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Investigations of US Drone Attack That Killed 10 Afghans Find No Evidence of Explosives in Vehicle
"The Pentagon has some serious explaining to do," said one reporter. "Now consider how many strikes go unexamined by Western media." ...[Read more]
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Noam Chomsky: The US-Led War on Terror Has Devastated Much of the World
The outcome of the 20-year war on terror, which ended with the Taliban’s return to power, has been disastrous on multiple fronts, as Noam Chomsky pointedly elaborates in a breathtaking interview, which also reveals the massive level of hypocrisy that be ...[Read more]
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Afghanistan and the Purdue Pharma Case are Reminders That the U.S. is a Failed Narco-State, Too
Official figures state that 841,000 Americans died from drug overdoses between 1999 and 2019, and that opioids caused 70.6 percent of drug overdose deaths in 2019. The CDC also reports that in 2020, overdoses spiked by about 30 percent for all drugs and n ...[Read more]
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US Airstrikes Have Killed Up to 48,000 Civilians Since 9/11: Analysis
"On average, U.S.-led airstrikes have killed more than 1,000 civilians a year since 2001." ...[Read more]
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The Dasht-e-Leili Massacre of Taliban prisoners of war, US FOIA
November 2001, ~ 2,000 Taliban prisoners are believed to have been killed in container trucks by US-allied Afghan troops, operating with US forces, and buried in a mass grave in Dasht-e-Leili, #Afghanistan. Investigators discovered the mass grave in 2002 ...[Read more]
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