MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON JANUARY 20, 2021 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front

At least 129 Taliban members were killed and 68 others were wounded in clashes in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Wardak, Zabul, Faryab, Badakhshan, Kunduz, Badghis, Uruzgan, Kandahar and Helmand in the past 24 hours, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense; On January 19, a motorcycle-bomb targeted a police vehicle in Trinkot city injuring 10 people; OnContinue reading “MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON JANUARY 20, 2021 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front”

Afghanistan and the CIA Heroin Ratline – LewRockwell

The Persian Gulf harbors an array of extremely compromising secrets. Near the top is the Afghan heroin ratline – with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) positioned as the golden node of a transnational, trillion dollar heroin money laundering operation. In this 21st century Opium War, crops harvested in Afghanistan are essentially feeding the heroin market not only in RussiaContinue reading “Afghanistan and the CIA Heroin Ratline – LewRockwell”

MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON JANUARY 17, 2021 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front

A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan: On January 17, Taliban attacked the base of government forces in the Imam Sahib area of Kunduz; On January 17, an IED blast targeted a cargo truck in Jalalabad, killing one person; On January 17, unknown gunmen shoot dead two female judges in Kabul city; OnContinue reading “MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON JANUARY 17, 2021 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front”

MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON JANUARY 9, 2021 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front

A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan: On January 8, ISIS attacked a Taliban position in the Shore Yek area of Kunar province; On January 8, 8 people were killed or wounded in and IED attack in Baghlan town; On January 8, clashes between Taliban and the army were reported near Farah city;Continue reading “MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON JANUARY 9, 2021 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front”

MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON JANUARY 7, 2021 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front

A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan: On January 7, the US Air Force bombed the Basharan area in Helmand province, At least 5 civilians were killed and 3 others were wounded; On January 7, the Afghan Army prevented a car bomb attack in the Trinkot district of Urzgan province, according to theContinue reading “MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON JANUARY 7, 2021 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front”

MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON JANUARY 3, 2021 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front

A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan: On January 3, the 209 Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army said that 286 Taliban fighters were killed and 219 more wounded in operations in Faryab; On January 3, an IED explosion erupted in Kabul city. No casualties were reported; On January 2, a grenadeContinue reading “MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON JANUARY 3, 2021 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front”

MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON DECEMBER 26, 2020 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front

A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan: On December 25, ISIS claimed responsibility for the IED attack on Taliban in the Badil area; On December 25, ISIS claimed responsibility for the IED attack in Jalalabad city; On December 25, the Afghan Air Force struck Taliban positions near Balkh; On December 26, five explosionsContinue reading “MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON DECEMBER 26, 2020 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front”

MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON DECEMBER 22, 2020 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front

A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan: On December 22, at least 5 people were killed by an IED blast in Kabul’s PD7 district; On December 21, clashes between Taliban and Afghan security forces were reported in the Panjwayi area; On December 22, Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib met with his IranianContinue reading “MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON DECEMBER 22, 2020 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front”

“Oh the Poor Oppressed Uighurs!!!”/ By Janice Kortkamp – Mark Taliano

Here’s the deal with the whole, “Oh the poor oppressed Uighurs!!!” routine that people need to understand. This is a propaganda buildup by the neocons who happily mass-slaughter Muslims (and Christians) in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen. It’s critical to remember Operation Cyclone in Afghanistan and how the US built up the Taliban and SaudiContinue reading ““Oh the Poor Oppressed Uighurs!!!”/ By Janice Kortkamp – Mark Taliano”

MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON DECEMBER 20, 2020 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front

A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan: On December 20, at least 9 people were killed and 6 others were wounded in a car bomb explosion in PD5 of Kabul; On December 20, an Afghan National Police officer was killed and two others were wounded by an IED blast in Jalalabad city; OnContinue reading “MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON DECEMBER 20, 2020 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front”

MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON DECEMBER 6, 2020 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front

A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan: On December 6, a car bomb exploded in the city of Jalalabad injuring several people; On December 5, 5 children were reportedly killed by a drone strike in Khogyani district of Ghazi; On December 5, clashes between Taliban and Afghan army forces erupted in the DehrwaudContinue reading “MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON DECEMBER 6, 2020 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front”

U.S. CLAIMED TO KEEP MAJOR BASES IN AFGHANISTAN AMID BREAKTHROUGH IN GOVERNMENT, TALIBAN PEACE TALKS – South Front

The Afghan Government and the Taliban announced on December 2 that they had agreed on the procedures for the Intra-Afghan peace talks in the Qatari capital, Doha. The breakthrough was jointly announced by Mohammad Naeem, a spokesman for the Taliban’s Qatar office, as well as Nader Nadery, a member of the Afghan Government’s negotiation team.Continue reading “U.S. CLAIMED TO KEEP MAJOR BASES IN AFGHANISTAN AMID BREAKTHROUGH IN GOVERNMENT, TALIBAN PEACE TALKS – South Front”

MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON DECEMBER 1, 2020 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front

A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan: On December 1, 6 civilians were allegedly killed or wounded near the Khwaja Umari area by airstrikes of the Afghan Air Force; On December 1, Taliban artillery shelled positions of the Afghan army in the Panjawiy area; On December 1, Taliban reportedly blown up the KhwajaContinue reading “MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON DECEMBER 1, 2020 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front”

MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON NOVEMBER 16, 2020 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front

A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan: On November 16, at least two civilians were wounded by an explosion of magnetic bomb placed under an ANSF vehicle in the PD3 of Kabul city; On November 16, Taliban forces captured a bazaar in the Dasht-e-Archi district. Tthe Afghan MoD said commandos deployed to theContinue reading “MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN ON NOVEMBER 16, 2020 (MAP UPDATE) – South Front”

The Fake News About Iran & the Taliban Aims to Achieve Three Strategic Objectives – Global Research

If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again! Just like the New York Times’ fake news earlier this summer about Russia allegedly paying bounties to the Taliban to kill US troops, CNN’s latest variant of this narrative about Iran supposedly doing the same should also be met with skepticism. The Islamic Republic is the subject of this particularContinue reading “The Fake News About Iran & the Taliban Aims to Achieve Three Strategic Objectives – Global Research”

Iran Paid Taliban to Kill US Troops? – Stephen Lendman

When repeated ad nauseam, Big Lies take on a life of their own. … In July, the NYT falsely claimed that “Russia secretly offered (the Taliban) bounties to kill US troops” in Afghanistan. The Pentagon denied the claim. So did the NSA, saying it had no corroborating intelligence that suggests it. The CIA declined toContinue reading “Iran Paid Taliban to Kill US Troops? – Stephen Lendman”

Russian Bounties to Taliban Hoax: Another Big Lie That Won’t Die – Stephen Lendman

By imperial US standards and its press agent media, nations unwilling to sacrifice their sovereign rights to its interests are considered fair game for bashing with an onslaught of Big Lies and deception. The propaganda report published by the Times that “Russia secretly offered (the Taliban) bounties to kill US troops” in Afghanistan (sic) wasContinue reading “Russian Bounties to Taliban Hoax: Another Big Lie That Won’t Die – Stephen Lendman”

Palestinians Will Not Live in Peace until the Wahhabi Royal Family Is Gone – American Herald Tribune

5 million Palestinians live under brutal ‘Israeli’ military occupation, without any human or civil rights. The call to “Free Palestine” is now over 70 years old, and the world and its leaders sit idly by without action.  Palestine is the only country on earth occupied by a foreign government.  The obstacle to a peaceful solution for bothContinue reading “Palestinians Will Not Live in Peace until the Wahhabi Royal Family Is Gone – American Herald Tribune”

As Long As Mass Media Propaganda Exists, Democracy Is A Sham – Ron Paul Institute

This latest poll is a perfect example of how the plutocrat-owned media manipulate public opinion in the interest of establishment agendas with brazen propaganda campaigns, but it is just the most recent example. Over and over and over again we see public perception of what’s going on distorted by lies inserted into their minds by the corporateContinue reading “As Long As Mass Media Propaganda Exists, Democracy Is A Sham – Ron Paul Institute”

Russia-Baiting Is the Only Game in Town – Unz Review

Other reliably Democratic Party leaning news outlets, to include CNN, MSNBC and The Washington Post all jumped on the bounty story, adding details from their presumably inexhaustible supply of anonymous sources. As Scott Horton observed the media was reporting a “fact” that there was a rumor. Inevitably the Democratic Party leadership abandoned its Ghanaian kente clothContinue reading “Russia-Baiting Is the Only Game in Town – Unz Review”

Lee Camp: How the Media Used the Bounty Scandal to Stop the ‘Threat’ of Peace in Afghanistan – Mint Press News

I know four things for sure in life. Paper beats rock. Rock beats scissors. Scissors beat paper. And propaganda beats peace. All one has to do is look at a calendar. Trump has essentially threatened to create peace or pull U.S. troops out of a war zone in three countries – North Korea, Afghanistan, andContinue reading “Lee Camp: How the Media Used the Bounty Scandal to Stop the ‘Threat’ of Peace in Afghanistan – Mint Press News”

NYT Walks Back From its Fake News About Russia – Stephen Lendman

Most everything the Times claims about nations on the US target list for regime change is suspect at best, a gross perversion of reality at worst — state-approved propaganda over truth and full disclosure. The Times’ claim about Russia offering bounties to kill US forces in Afghanistan ranks with the worst of its propaganda rubbishContinue reading “NYT Walks Back From its Fake News About Russia – Stephen Lendman”

The Truth About Russian-Taliban Ties Is as Intriguing as the Fake News About Them – Global Research

Russia doesn’t exploit the Taliban as a proxy for killing Americans, but seeks to nurture equally close relations with it along the lines of the ones that it presently enjoys with Pakistan. Moscow seems to believe that the group will likely return to power one of these days (ideally through peaceful means), so it makesContinue reading “The Truth About Russian-Taliban Ties Is as Intriguing as the Fake News About Them – Global Research”

The Fake News About Russia and the Taliban Aims to Achieve Three Strategic Objectives – Global Research

The Mainstream Media is in a tizzy after the New York Times (NYT) published a fake news provocation alleging that Russia solicited the Taliban to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan. More specifically, they claim that its military intelligence wing, GRU, was responsible for the operation. The Western public is already preconditioned into associating those three letters withContinue reading “The Fake News About Russia and the Taliban Aims to Achieve Three Strategic Objectives – Global Research”