America Losing Afghanistan by Every Metric that Matters
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America Losing Afghanistan by Every Metric that Matters

A new report by a Congressionally mandated watchdog group paints a grim picture of the progress (or lack thereof) in Afghanistan. The national conversation has been focused on North Korea and Russia lately, while talk about counterinsurgency tactics has centered on fighting the Islamic State in Iraq, Syria, and northern Africa. Meanwhile, you hardly hear…

US Govt-Funded Think Tank Praises “Moderate” Al Qaeda
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US Govt-Funded Think Tank Praises “Moderate” Al Qaeda

Last week, Foreign Affairs, self-described as the “leading magazine for analysis and debate of foreign policy,” published an article titled “The Moderate Face of Al Qaeda.” The piece takes note of the fact that al Qaeda’s branch in Syria, long known as Jabhat al-Nusra or al-Nusra Front, changed its names numerous times in order to…

Visitors to the Colony of Afghanistan
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Visitors to the Colony of Afghanistan

US and NATO representatives keep trying to convince the world that Afghanistan is not a corruption-ridden quagmire of violence, and US Defence Secretary, General Mattis, told reporters in Kabul on September 28 that “uncertainty has been replaced by certainty” because of new US policy, and that “the sooner the Taliban recognizes they cannot win with bombs, the sooner the…

Russia and China Actively Collude to Bring Down the Only Thing America Cares About
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Russia and China Actively Collude to Bring Down the Only Thing America Cares About

Russia is not actually interested in undermining American “democracy”. In fact, the United States isn’t particularly concerned either. But Russiagate continues to give mainstream media a narrative that it can sell to its dwindling core audience. However, when it comes to the real linchpin of American power, the almighty Dollar, things are very different. Since…

By Killing ISIS Fighters Instead of Bringing Them to Justice, We Become as Guilty as Our Enemies
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By Killing ISIS Fighters Instead of Bringing Them to Justice, We Become as Guilty as Our Enemies

A profoundly important, unprecedented and dangerous decision has been taken by European leaders in the past few days. It’s not made as explicit as it should be – because our leaders are always careful to erect a bodyguard of verbiage and lies to protect them if something goes wrong – but it’s perfectly clear that…