Satire: U.S. Plan in Place to Defeat ISIS

By: Saturday August 16, 2014 12:45 pm

Special Forces Sergeant Bill “Buck” Turgidson took a knee behind a sand berm, at an undisclosed location in the scrappy northern Iraqi desert.

“Old Mr. ISIS is a clever fighter,” said the hardened veteran, “but even though Uncle Sam has been fighting him for the last 11 years continuously, long past my failed first and second marriages but I ain’t bitter, we still have a couple of tricks up our sleeve. Yes, sir, this time around we’re getting on the inside to unleash hell.”

 

Failure in Iraq, and the Coming Failure in Afghanistan, Explained

By: Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:55 am

The Chinese Army roared through the small town in Northern Virginia.

The initial troops were tough veterans of the fighting outside DC, and a lot of people were killed by early shelling and mortar attacks. A tank battle near the Arlington Hospital destroyed much of the building and faulty intelligence that weapons were being stored inside the Thomas Jefferson elementary school led to the horrific air attack that killed 50 children with a “smart bomb.” The Chinese initially denied it all, until Eastern media broadcast cell phone photos. That prompted the Chinese to claim local residents actually blew up the school either by accidentally mis-aiming their crude mortars, or as a propaganda ploy. A gang rape of a young woman was never reported on the Chinese news even though it was common knowledge among residents.

Davis Update: US Nixes Siddiqui Trade, Poisoning Thwarted

By: Tuesday March 1, 2011 8:30 am

Brian Ross (disclaimer: often, what we learn from Ross is what the CIA wants us to know, search on “Brian Ross” “anthrax” and “Glenn Greenwald” for details) reports that the US has categorically rejected the concept of trading Aafia Siddiqui for Raymond Davis. At the same time, BBC provides a very interesting background piece on the Davis affair, in which they describe the agendas of various government and non-government entities involved in the legal and political conflict that has arisen from the case. Buried in that description, however, is a very interesting report that the uncle of the widow who committed suicide out of remorse that her husband’s killer would never face judgment now reports that he was attacked by two men who tried to force rat poison down his throat. Possibly (but not necessarily) related is a new report in the New York Times letting us know that Dewey Clarridge’s shadowy group has not yet been disbanded and has been doing work for the FBI. Finally, we also learn from Dawn that at least 45 people whose contact information was in Davis’ cell phone have been arrested.

Petraeus, Spox Lie Again When Confronted with Afghan Civilian Deaths

By: Tuesday February 22, 2011 8:34 am

In a meeting Sunday at the presidential palace in Kabul to investigate reports of multiple civilian deaths in a US operation in Konar province, General David Petraeus deeply offended those present when he suggested that Afghan civilians had deliberately burned their children in an effort to blame US attacks for their injuries. Rear Admiral Gregory J. Smith, the top military spokesperson in Kabul, then provided a statement to the Washington Post suggesting that the burns were inflicted on the children as punishment. This development is remarkably similar to events last March, when Smith initially stated after Special Forces killed two pregnant women in a night raid that the women had been slashed to death by knives before the raid took place, only for a later investigation to reveal that the Special Forces soldiers had used knives to remove the bullets that they had fired into the women.

Petraeus’ Absolutely Relentless Killing Machine Fails Despite Claims of Success

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 7:00 am

Despite a propaganda buildup that began last weekend, with both General David Petraeus and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen making claims of regaining momentum against the Taliban in the Kandahar offensive, Wednesday’s Washington Post destroys those claims with the headline that “U.S. military campaign to topple resilient Taliban hasn’t succeeded“. As if the destruction of Petraeus’ propaganda offensive by the Post is not enough on its own, BBC chimes in Wednesday, as well, with a fresh quote from Mikhail Gorbachev that victory in Afghanistan is impossible.

Wikileaks’ Release of Secret Afghan War Archives

By: Sunday July 25, 2010 5:22 pm

Wikileaks releases 91,737 US military files documenting all aspects of the Afghan war and occupation. From new information about allies to detailed info on unreported civilian killings and Special Ops assassination teams, the release is unprecedented and shows how very futile this continuing war really is.

Rethink Afghanistan: What does it mean to be less safe?

By: Thursday July 22, 2010 7:10 pm

What does the story of a night raid in Wardak province tell us about the consequences of our war in Afghanistan?

Preparing the American Invasion of Pakistan

By: Friday June 4, 2010 9:00 am

Are we preparing for an American invasion of Pakistan’s tribal regions? Actions by the Pakistani military, comments from the intelligence community, and even the White House response to new terror attacks seem to suggest these preparations are already under way. And no good can come of it.

Arrest Warrant for US Special Ops, Running Kandahar Outlaw Militia?

By: Sunday May 16, 2010 6:00 pm

At the same time Gen Petraeus meets with Wali Karzai, Afghan prosecutor accuses US Special Forces of running an “outlaw militia” backed by Karzai and issues arrest warrant for a US Special Ops commander

The Next Big Battle: Kandahar Here We Come

By: Sunday April 25, 2010 6:00 pm

If you have a much better memory than most of our media, you may remember the really big – in fact “decisive” – battle the US announced for the important Afghan city … oops, village … oh pardon me, collection of farms called Marja. Complete with a planned “government in a box,” Gen. McChrystal’s always [...]

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