Re-shaping the Taliban Leadership? Sustaining ‘America’s War on Terrorism’ By Umberto Pascali

4 June 2014 — Global Research

Is this a way to send back to Afghanistan five top Taliban leaders who have been “re-conditioned” and “turned” in Guantanamo and are now working for the US? Is this a move against the “unloyal” President Karzai & his successors? The Taliban leadership has been, reportedly, decimated by the drones assassinations. It is not difficult to imagine what will happen with the arrival of five of the very top Taliban political leaders after many years of detention in Guantanamo: The creation of a new leadership.

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No, Putin Isn’t Following ‘Reagan Playbook’ in Ukraine–Thank God By Jim Naureckas

12 April 2014 — FAIR Blog 

David Ignatius (photo: CSIS)
David Ignatius

David Ignatius is a Washington Post columnist who is notable for his coziness with his sources in the CIA. So when he writes a column (4/8/14) headlined “Putin Steals the CIA’s Playbook on Anti-Soviet Covert Operations,” it’s hard to know how to take that: Is it supposed to be a criticism or a compliment?

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The Government Can’t Prove Bradley Manning Hurt Anyone–but Joe Klein Knows By Peter Hart

1 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

JoeKleinHardballWikiLeaks. They’re not having much luck–but perhaps they should call in Time columnist Joe Klein.

As the Washington Post reported today (8/1/13), retired Brig. Gen. Robert Carr testified about the work that was done by his Information Release Task Force–a 125-person group that “operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week” at a cost of $6.2 million–all to establish the harm done by Manning.

So what did they find?

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ICH 14 July 2013: White Supremacy Acquits George Zimmerman

14 July 2013 — Information Clearing House

Good Coups, Bad Coups

By Joost Lagendijk

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait promised no less than $12 billion support to the new regime in Cairo. – “It’s pretty clear what the counter-revolutionary Gulf monarchs expect for their generosity, and it’s not democracy.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35536.htm

 

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Interview: “My Afghanistan – Life in the Forbidden Zone” by Nagieb Khaja, Ian Sinclair

19 April 2013 — New Left Project

Nagieb Khaja, a well-known journalist and filmmaker in Denmark, has travelled extensively in Afghanistan since 2004. In 2008 he was kidnapped by the Taliban. His new documentary ’My Afghanistan – life in the forbidden zone’ provides civilians in Helmand province with camera phones, thus giving a voice to those normally ignored by the Western media. Continue reading this...

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Wars That Aren’t Meant to Be Won By David Swanson

2 February, 2013 — Global Research

I looked at pretended and real reasons for wars and found some of the real reasons to be quite irrational. It should not shock us then to discover that the primary goal in fighting a war is not always to win it. Some wars are fought without a desire to win, others without winning being the top priority, either for the top war makers or for the ordinary soldiers.

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ICH Weekend Edition – January 26-27 2013: US-Led Sanctions Contribute To The Destruction Of Syria’s Millenary History

26 January 2013 — Information Clearing House


Jordan’s King Abdullah: “The New Taliban Are In Syria”

By Christopher Dickey

Speaking at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, King Abdullah warned of Al Qaeda’s presence in Syria and said that it could take years for peace to return to the war-torn country.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33725.htm

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