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America’s War on Afghanistan, October 7, 2001: From Reagan’s “Soviet-Afghan War” (1979) to George W. Bush’s “Global War on Terrorism”
Afghanistan, USA

America’s War on Afghanistan, October 7, 2001: From Reagan’s “Soviet-Afghan War” (1979) to George W. Bush’s “Global War on Terrorism”

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, October 05, 2023 fname=&rpctoken=3560559211.5K All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the Translate Website button below the author’s name. To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Click the share button above to email/forward this article to your friends and colleagues. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to our Telegram Channel. Feel free to repost and share widely Global Research articles. *** In commemoration of the 22nd anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. This article was first published by Global Research in September 2010. Highlights -O...
America’s “Just War” against Afghanistan: Women’s Rights “Before” and “After” America’s Destructive Wars
Afghanistan, USA

America’s “Just War” against Afghanistan: Women’s Rights “Before” and “After” America’s Destructive Wars

The CIA Sponsored Islamic Insurgency (1979- ) By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, December 16, 2023 C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart%2Concircled%2Cdrefresh%2Cerefresh&id=I0_1705883173249&_gfid=I0_1705883173249&parent=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalresearch.ca&pfname=&rpctoken=73449331223 October 7, 2023 marks the anniversary of the US-NATO bombing and invasion of Afghanistan on the grounds that Afghanistan had attacked America on September 11, 2001. First published on October 4, 2023,  The Section on America’s “Just War” against Afghanistan  was added on December 16, 2023. Introduction The NeoCons’ agenda is not to “win the war” but to engineer the breakup of sovereign nation stat...
Women’s Rights in Afghanistan: “Before” and “After” America’s Destructive Wars
Afghanistan, Human Rights

Women’s Rights in Afghanistan: “Before” and “After” America’s Destructive Wars

Women’s Rights in Afghanistan: “Before” and “After” America’s Destructive WarsBy Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Unknown to Americans, in the 1970s and early 1980s, Kabul was “a cosmopolitan city. Artists and hippies flocked to the capital. Women studied agriculture, engineering and business at the city’s university. Afghan women held government jobs”. Read more US Democrats Commit Suicide with Ouster of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Shut Down of US Government in November?By Karsten Riise, House Democrats voted as a block together with the eight activist House Republicans to oust Speaker McCarthy. That was an emotional move by impotent Democrats and not a wise decision. The House Democrats have now thrown their own government into a chaos which is likely to last the next month, if not...
Banished from Pakistan: Islamabad Moves on Afghan Refugees
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Kashmir

Banished from Pakistan: Islamabad Moves on Afghan Refugees

BY BINOY KAMPMARK Photograph Source: Paul Keller – CC BY 2.0 Across the globe, refugees, always treated as the pox of public policy, continue to feature in news reports describing anguish, despair and persistent persecution.  If they are not facing barbed wire barriers in Europe, they are being conveyed, where possible, to third countries to be processed in lengthy fashion.  Policy makers fiddle and cook the legal record to justify such measures, finding fault with instruments of international protection such as the United Nations Refugee Convention of 1951. A very dramatic example of roughing up and violence is taking place against Afghans in Pakistan, a country that, despite having a lengthy association with hosting refugees, has yet to ratify the p...
“The War Is Worth Waging”: Afghanistan’s Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas
Afghanistan, USA

“The War Is Worth Waging”: Afghanistan’s Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas

The War on Afghanistan Is a Profit-driven "Resource War". MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY Author’s Note and Update US-NATO forces invaded Afghanistan more than 20 years ago on October 7, 2001. It’s has been a continuous war marked by US military occupation. In the wake of the withdrawal of US troops, Afghanistan’s assets were confiscated:  Thanks for reading Michel Chossudovsky! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work.Subscribe “Exactly a year after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan’s government, the Biden administration said it would not return any of the $7 billion in Afghan central bank assets that it commandeered earlier this year, despite pleas from both human rights groups and economists to help pull the impove...
Eighty Afghan civilians summarily killed by SAS, inquiry told
Afghanistan, Human Rights, United Kingdom

Eighty Afghan civilians summarily killed by SAS, inquiry told

A ‘systematic pattern of unlawful extrajudicial killings’ highlights the routine nature of war crimes committed by British occupiers in Afghanistan. Irish Republican News Subscribe to our  channel Revelation after revelation from every sphere of the globe makes it clear that British imperialism’s criminal and supremacist approach towards the peoples of the world is no thing of the past, but an active and guiding principle in all its dealings. This article is reproduced from Irish Republican News, with thanks. ***** Eighty Afghans may have been victim of summary executions by three separate British SAS units operating in the country between 2010 and 2013, lawyers representing the bereaved families have told a public inquiry. One of the eli...
Al-Qaeda Still Potent
Afghanistan, C.I.A, Middle East

Al-Qaeda Still Potent

By: Manish Rai A terror group which globalised the concept of Jihad and have existed for more than three decades is not dependent on just one leader for its survival With the recent killing of Al-Qaeda (AQ) chief Ayman al-Zawahri in Afghan capital Kabul a lot of speculation is happening on the future of this terror outfit. Some analysts even going to the extent and suggesting that Al-Qaeda is nearing its end. But certainly that is highly unlikely. The group survived its ideological chief Osama bin Laden’s death in 2011. In fact with the killing of Zawahri Al-Qaeda may regenerate itself and become more dynamic. Ayman al-Zawahri was an Egyptian-born jihadist who became al-Qaida’s top leader in 2011 after his predecessor, Osama bin Laden, was killed by a U.S. operation. Zawahir...
Afghanistan: RAWA Responds to the Taliban Takeover
Afghanistan

Afghanistan: RAWA Responds to the Taliban Takeover

(Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan - RAWA - is one of the oldest Afghan feminist organisations, which has consistently resisted US occupation as well as feudal and fanatic forces in Afghan society including the Taliban. We share excerpts from a recent interview conducted by Sonali Kolhatkar of the US-based Afghan Women’s Mission with a representative of RAWA.) Sonali Kolhatkar: For years RAWA spoke out against the U.S. occupation and now that it has ended, the Taliban are back. Could President Biden have withdrawn U.S. forces in a manner that would have left Afghanistan in a safer situation than currently? Could he have done more to ensure the Taliban were not so quickly able to take over? RAWA: In the past 20 years, one of our demands was an end to...
Two Years after Afghan Fiasco, There’s a Key Question We Still Aren’t Asking
Afghanistan

Two Years after Afghan Fiasco, There’s a Key Question We Still Aren’t Asking

BY GLENN SACKS Photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner – Public Domain Two years ago this week Americans were shocked and dismayed at the incredibly rapid collapse of the US-backed government in Afghanistan. This despite the fact that over a 20-year period the US had suffered upwards of 40,000 casualties and spent $2.3 trillion dollars to support the government and to supply the Afghan National Security Forces with some of the best weapons and training available anywhere in the world. General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that in August 2021, “the vast majority of the Afghan units put their weapons down and surrendered without a fight. Kabul was taken with a couple hundred guys on motorcycles and not a shot fired…How is...
The first Australian soldier has been charged over Afghanistan war crimes, but those ultimately responsible remain in command
Afghanistan, Australia, Human Rights

The first Australian soldier has been charged over Afghanistan war crimes, but those ultimately responsible remain in command

The murder allegation could be the start of a lengthy string of trials, which is unlikely to ever reach the top brass Graham Hryce is an Australian journalist and former media lawyer, whose work has been published in The Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Sunday Mail, the Spectator and Quadrant. FILE PHOTO: Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, January 24, 2013. ©  Photo by Kate Geraghty/The Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media via Getty Images via Getty Images Earlier this week, an Australian soldier, Oliver Schulz, 41, was charged with murder by the Australian Federal Police in relation to the killing of a civilian in Afghanistan in 2012. Schulz was remanded in custody and is due to appear in court again on May 16. His trial wil...