Featured Image: U.S. Marines with 1st Platoon, Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3/8, Regimental Combat Team 8, return to base through a poppy field after a security patrol from their patrol base in Helmand province’s Green Zone, west of the Nahr-e Saraj canal, April 13. Elements of 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed to Afghanistan to provide regional security in Helmand province in support of the International Security Assistance Force. SOURCE: Washington’s Blog(Public Domain)
As several of my last Retro posts prove nothing changes; where you find the military-industrial thugs burning up money and lives on endless wars, you also find drugs, the CIA and the same usual suspects. . . .EDITOR
Featured Image: Pizza Slice off. Can you identify where each of these slices came from? . . . Go to website for answer and full story. SOURCE:Jacksonville.com
What a great thing to do! A slice of pizza is something you dream of when you are far away from the U.S.A. I’m going to file this under “Treasure Chest” in our archive. I’m sure the military personel who recieved the pizza would agree. . . EDITOR
A generous delivery of 30,000 pizzas to military personnel serving in Afghanistan, made last summer, has officially been named by Guinness World Records theworld’s largest pizza delivery ever.
The delivery was orchestrated by Pizza 4 Patriots, a nonprofit group founded by retired Air Force master sergeant Mark Evans, to U.S. service members in Kandahar, Bagram and Camp Bastion. . . . Read Complete Report
Millions in CIA ‘Ghost Money’ Paid to Afghanistan’s Karzaiz
KABUL — Tens of millions of dollars were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks, and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade, the New York Times says, citing current and former advisers to the Afghan leader.
The so-called “ghost money” was meant to buy influence for the CIA but instead fueled corruption and empowered warlords, undermining Washington’s exit strategy from Afghanistan, the newspaper quoted U.S. officials as saying.
“The biggest source of corruption in Afghanistan,” one American official said, “was the United States.” . . . Read Complete Report
On this day 16 years ago, less than one month after 9/11, President George W. Bush delivered a televised address from the White House announcing the beginning of the Afghanistan War.
“On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan,” he said.
What Bush did not say was the fact that the War in Afghanistan would become the longest war in United States history. Thousands of American lives and billions of taxpayer dollars would be wasted at the expense of the U.S. war machine, and the “War on Terrorism” would only create more terrorism as a result. . . . Read Complete Report
The Real Root of the Matter
The Secret CIA Drug War in Afghanistan Explained | REAL MATTERS
Is Afghan drug trafficking directly linked to the US backed Afghan leadership and even to the CIA itself? In Part 1 we will look at Afghanistan’s complex relationship with Opium and the United States.( 5 MIN DOCUMENTARY 2017, PART 1 of 3, ) . . . Complete Description on YouTube
Business as usual at the office of the US Presidency.
Now that Steve Bannon is out, and Trump’s non-interventionist, America first advisors have been picked off one by one, a Goldman Sachs/Military Generals US run White House is gearing up for more war, starting with Afghanistan.
Neocons like Lindsey Graham and John McCain are ecstatic…
The mainstream liberal media is so happy with the Afghanistan ramp up they refused to lay down any criticism of a “Trump decision”…which is rare indeed,considering the liberal media finds fault in just about anything Trump says or does.
To get a better understanding of what is really going on in Washington DC, Mike Krieger from Liberty Blitzkrieg pulls back the curtain, and deep state misdirection taking place…pointing out three key points lost in the translation, but spoken clearly by POTUS Trump during his Afghanistan speech. . . . Read Complete Report
Future of Freedom Foundation President Jacob Hornberger joins the Liberty Report to preview President Trump’s Afghanistan strategy that will be unveiled tonight. Should we expect a radical departure from the last 16 unsuccessful years? Get your tickets to the RPI Conference discussed in this video! RonPaulInstitute.org
Trump’s ‘New’ Afghan Strategy: Protect The Empire!
A US drone strike kills seven in Yemen. A U-S drone strike kills six in Pakistan. US drone strikes in Afghanistan continues. Does the U-S have legal rights or mandate to conduct these strikes? A US govt. spokesperson has said that the U-S drone war could last forever. In this edition of the debate, we’ll discuss US’s drone wars, many aspects of which are shrouded in secrecy, and why does it continue only in Muslim countries. And when it comes to Afghanistan, we’ll ask our guests why it continues in that country when the US had stated it would end that war this year.
The concept that has underpinned the modern geopolitical era is in crisis
Updated Aug. 29, 2014 12:04 p.m. ET
Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan’s young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.
The search for world order has long been defined almost exclusively by the concepts of Western societies. In the decades following World War II, the U.S.—strengthened in its economy and national confidence—began to take up the torch of international leadership and added a new dimension. Read Complete Report
The Black Hornet is a small, flying object, weighing just over half an ounce. It may look cute, but it’s not a toy. It’s a drone. The Black Hornet was unveiled last week at the Association of the United States Army Expo in Washington, DC. The drone is marketed as a tool that soldiers can carry with them. While the US Army hasn’t used the hummingbird-sized drone yet, the British Army has used them in Afghanistan. RT’s Ameera David takes a closer look at the miniscule flying object.
The CIA, Drug Trafficking and American Politics: The Political Economy of War
… [t]he CIA did not handle heroin, but it did provide its drug lord allies with transport, arms, and political protection. In sum, the CIA’s role in the Southeast Asian heroin trade involved indirect complicity rather than direct culpability.” . . . EXCERPT from Description published with video.
The following persons are known to have participated in covert operations, as distinct from clandestine intelligence gathering (espionage) either by their own admission or by the accounts of others: . . . From Description published with video.
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