Afghanistan: between pipelines and ISIS-K, the Americans are still in play

11 November 2021 — TheAltWorld

US trained and armed Afghan security forces are joining ISIS-K, which makes the US ‘withdrawal’ from Afghanistan look more like an American ‘repositioning’ to keep chaos humming.

Something quite extraordinary happened in early November in Kabul.

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Financial Warfare: Destabilizing Iran’s Monetary System By Nile Bowie

8 October, 2012 — Global Research

ESFAHAN – Dramatic fluctuations of the Iranian rial triggered small protests among merchants in Tehran’s grand bazaar on October 3rd, 2012. In an attempt by authorities to prevent further devaluation, Iran’s central bank recently issued new limits on the amount of USD available for purchase at a subsidized rate, leading many to panic as the rial fell 40% against the dollar since the start of October. Continue reading

Financial Warfare: Destabilizing Iran’s Monetary System By Nile Bowie

8 October, 2012 — Global Research

ESFAHAN – Dramatic fluctuations of the Iranian rial triggered small protests among merchants in Tehran’s grand bazaar on October 3rd, 2012. In an attempt by authorities to prevent further devaluation, Iran’s central bank recently issued new limits on the amount of USD available for purchase at a subsidized rate, leading many to panic as the rial fell 40% against the dollar since the start of October. Continue reading

Strategic Culture Foundation 19-25 August 2012: Turkmenistan / USA / APEC / Ecuador-Assange / Syria / Kosovo

25 August 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

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25.08.2012 | 00:00 | Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR
The Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India gas pipeline project [TAPI] is being taken out of its region for a Road Show in the West in September, prospecting for eligible suitors who would be interested to get engaged with it. Continue reading

Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO News: July 4, 2011

4 July 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Why Allow NATO Thugs To Destroy Africa Mercilessly?
  • Turkmenistan: NATO Troops Can Join Caspian Energy War Against Russia
  • Azerbaijan: Faithful NATO Partner On The Caspian
  • NATO International School Of Azerbaijan Holds Session On Middle East
  • NATO Soldier Missing In Southern Afghanistan
  • Armed Confrontation In The Arctic?

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The Eastern Partnership: The West's Final Assault On the Former Soviet Union By Rick Rozoff

13 February, 2009 Global Research

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At a meeting of the European Union’s General Affairs and External Relations Council in Brussels on May 26 of last year, Poland, seconded by Sweden, first proposed what has come to be known as the Eastern Partnership, a program to ‘integrate’ all the European and South Caucasus former Soviet nations – except for Russia – not already in the EU and NATO; that is, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

The above are half of the former Soviet republics in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) established as a sop to Russia immediately after the breakup of the Soviet Union in that year and in theory to be a post-Soviet equivalent of the then European Community, now European Union. (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania never joined and both were absorbed into the European Union and NATO in 2004.)

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Michael Parenti: Afghanistan, Another Untold Story

4 December, 2008 Global Research

Barack Obama is on record as advocating a military escalation in Afghanistan. Before sinking any deeper into that quagmire, we might do well to learn something about recent Afghan history and the role played by the United States.

Less than a month after the 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, US leaders began an all-out aerial assault upon Afghanistan, the country purportedly harboring Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist organization. More than twenty years earlier, in 1980, the United States intervened to stop a Soviet “invasion” of that country. Even some leading progressive writers, who normally take a more critical view of US policy abroad, treated the US intervention against the Soviet-supported government as “a good thing.” The actual story is not such a good thing.

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