Afghanistan

Rex Tillerson Accused Of Violating Child Soldiers Prevention Act (Video)

Rex Tillerson Accused Of Violating Child Soldiers Prevention Act (Video)

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly was considered the sane one in Trump’s cabinet. That was until he defended Trump’s attack on Rep. Frederica Wilson when the Florida congresswoman criticized Trump’s handling of the condolence call to Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt. LaDavid T. Johnson, […]

Bowe Bergdahl Avoids Jail, Trump And His Minions’ Heads Explode (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Bowe Bergdahl Avoids Jail, Trump And His Minions’ Heads Explode (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Back in 2009, Army Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban after walking off his post. He stayed in the Taliban’s clutches for five years, during which he was subjected to brutal torture. He was finally released in a prisoner exchange in 2014. However, amid claims that he had willfully left his […]

WATCH: Trump’s Afghanistan Speech Is Abysmally Lower In Ratings Compared To Obama

WATCH: Trump’s Afghanistan Speech Is Abysmally Lower In Ratings Compared To Obama

President Donald Trump failed in at least one aspect of his speech on troop increases in Afghanistan — he failed to garner more ratings than former President Barack Obama did in a similar speech in 2009. Obama’s 2009 speech on Afghanistan brought in around 40 million viewers across America, according to Nielsen ratings at that […]

Critics Decry Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy As ‘Wishful Thinking’ (TWEETS)

Critics Decry Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy As ‘Wishful Thinking’ (TWEETS)

President Donald Trump laid out his strategy for a path to victory in Afghanistan, including a plan to increase U.S. troop presence in the nation. Democratic lawmakers weren’t buying it as a viable strategy, and immediately responded to Trump’s plan with condemnation and concern. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said: “The President said he knew […]

On Afghanistan: Trump Will Ask For ‘Trust’ From A Citizenry That Reasonably Doesn’t Trust Him (VIDEO)

On Afghanistan: Trump Will Ask For ‘Trust’ From A Citizenry That Reasonably Doesn’t Trust Him (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump plans to ask for the American people’s trust when it comes to his new policy in Afghanistan, CNN reported on Sunday evening. Trump plans to speak directly to the American citizenry on Monday night, at 9 p.m. EST. According to sources close to the president, he will announce an escalation of American troops […]

Trump Drops Mother of All Bombs On Afghanistan – ‘ISIS Is Smiling’ (VIDEO)

Trump Drops Mother of All Bombs On Afghanistan – ‘ISIS Is Smiling’ (VIDEO)

The Trump administration has taken another dangerous step toward igniting the entire Middle East into full scale war. CNN reports that earlier today the U.S. military dropped a massive explosive called a Massive Ordinance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) on Afghanistan. The targets of the huge blast were said to be ISIS fighters and tunnels that […]

Army Nixes Expulsion Of Green Beret Who Beat Afghan Authority For Brutally Raping Child (VIDEO)

Army Nixes Expulsion Of Green Beret Who Beat Afghan Authority For Brutally Raping Child (VIDEO)

Confirmed as of Friday by NBC News, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland has been taken off of the Army’s “removal list” for beating up an Afghan police commander accused of tying a young boy to a bed and brutally raping him for up to two weeks. The decision to rethink Martland’s discharge follows “allegations that […]

SICKENING! Teenage Girl Brutalized For “Adultery” (VIDEO)

SICKENING! Teenage Girl Brutalized For “Adultery” (VIDEO)

Today a young teenager died for adultery (also known as premarital sex). Her name was Rokhshana and she was stoned to death by her village and family. The video speaks for itself. I could go on about how her “crime” was to fall in love with someone and want to choose her own husband but, […]

U.N. Accuses U.S. Of Potential War Crime

U.N. Accuses U.S. Of Potential War Crime

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Human Rights Chief for the United Nations, has called a suspected U.S.-led hospital bombing “inexcusable,” and stated it may be considered a war crime if the bombing was deliberate. “This event is utterly tragic, inexcusable, and possibly even criminal,” Zeid said. The incident occurred in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the site […]

Stoned BBC Reporter Too High To Report On Burning Pile Of Heroin

Stoned BBC Reporter Too High To Report On Burning Pile Of Heroin

While reporting on the drug situation in Afghanistan, BBC correspondent Quentin Sommerville accidentally got blitzed on the drugs which were burning behind him. Sommerville ended up inhaling smoke from an enormous burning pile of heroin, opium and hashish while attempting to look serious. That effort failed miserably. “Burning behind me is eight and a half […]

A Fallen Soldier’s Heroic Parents Made Rachel Maddow Cry On Air Tonight

A Fallen Soldier’s Heroic Parents Made Rachel Maddow Cry On Air Tonight

If you watch The Rachel Maddow show most nights as I do, you may have seen her November 21 show in which she spoke of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, a “a little noticed, genuinely bipartisan bill named for a heroic veteran who took his own life, and designed to address […]

Want The U.S. To Be Like Iran? Let The Radical Christian Right Take Control

Want The U.S. To Be Like Iran? Let The Radical Christian Right Take Control

The words ?Iran? and ?Afghanistan? are synonymous with suppression of human rights, extreme suppression of religious freedom and extreme (* infinity) suppression of women. However, few?know that both these countries were prosperous, secular and women-friendly prior to the Islamic revolution in Iran (1979) and Zahir Shah’s overthrow in 1973 in Afghanistan (later taken over by […]

Bergdahl ‘Outrage’ From The Right Is Proof Of Hypocrisy

Bergdahl ‘Outrage’ From The Right Is Proof Of Hypocrisy

      The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has exploded into what some are calling President Obama’s biggest controversy to date.?The outrage is directed at the notion that the White House would “negotiate with terrorists” to release five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, in exchange for one American soldier, whom we’ve recently learned may have […]

The Nature of War

The Nature of War

Twenty-two years of mental tears Cries a suicidal Vietnam vet Who fought a losing war on a foreign shore To find his country didn’t want him back Their bullets took his best friend in Saigon Our lawyers took his wife and kids, no regrets In a time I don’t remember, in a war he can’t […]

Max Boot And The Imperial Mindset

Max Boot, one of the nation’s leading chickenhawks, and someone who wrote in 2011, rather straightforwardly, that the United States should maintain its presence in Iraq because “it would allow us to project power and influence in the region,” has written an op-ed for The Los Angeles Times, unapologetically titled “Choosing Sides in Afghanistan.” Boot […]