Pak Border Post Attack a Big Loss for U.S. War Policy by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at IPS
Nov. 30, 2011

WASHINGTON, Nov 30, 2011 (IPS) – The U.S. military and the Barack Obama administration have been thrown into confusion by the attack on two Pakistani military posts near the border with Afghanistan Saturday morning, even as the attacks provoked the Pakistani government and military leadership into much stronger opposition to U.S. policy in the region.

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Kucinich Calls for Reparations for Families of Pakistani Soldiers Killed by NATO

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by Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington D.C.
Nov. 28, 2011

President Obama: Stop the Wars!

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following statement after Pakistani troops were bombed by NATO in the Mohmand district of Pakistan.

“Saturday’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) airstrike that killed 24 innocent Pakistani soldiers and injured many more near the border of Afghanistan has further strained the vital U.S.-Pakistan relationship, increased anti-U.S. sentiment abroad and placed our troops in Afghanistan in even greater danger.

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Asia-Pacific: US Ramps Up Global War Agenda by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
17 November 2011

Like a schoolyard bully, President Barack Obama is flexing American military muscle as he currently sweeps through the Asia-Pacific region. The nominal impetus for the tour was the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit held in Hawaii last week. But rather than discussing “economics” (the E in APEC), the salient focus for Obama and his entourage appears to be “war” – and in particular laying down battle lines to China.

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Rick Rozoff: America’s 33-Year War In Afghanistan

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
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Stop NATO
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November 1, 2011

Stop the Wars!

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October 23, 2011

Rick Rozoff: The 33 year war in Afghanistan

October the 7th, 2011 is the ten year anniversary of the NATO-led war in Afghanistan. Yet the roots of the conflict can be traced back decades, with Operation Cyclone. Rick Rozoff explains Operation Cyclone, it’s effects and the current situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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The real purposes and meanings of Admiral Michael Mullen’s recent statement about ISI and Haqqani group by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
October 3, 2011

Much is being made of the recent statement of Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the links between Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) and the Haqqani resistance organization in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as support of the former for latter’s recent attacks on US military and other personnel. Extreme conclusions are being deduced and projected from that, with rampant speculations of imminent US military actions against Pakistan.

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Mullen Pakistan Critique Shows US AF/PAK Policy Unraveling + U.S. Knows Pressure on Pakistan Won’t Change Policy by Gareth Porter

with Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Sept. 30, 2011

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Gareth Porter: Admiral Mullen’s comments on Pakistan show exit strategy from Afghanistan failing

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As The Drone Flies… by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Sept. 26, 2011

The fast developing predator drone technology, officially called unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, is becoming so dominant and so beyond any restraining framework of law or ethics, that its use by the U.S. government around the world may invite a horrific blowback.

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CIA’s Push for Drone War Driven by Internal Needs by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at IPS
Sept. 5, 2011

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WASHINGTON, Sep 5, 2011 (IPS) – When David Petraeus walks into the Central Intelligence Agency Tuesday, he will be taking over an organisation whose mission has changed in recent years from gathering and analysing intelligence to waging military campaigns through drone strikes in Pakistan, as well as in Yemen and Somalia.

But the transformation of the CIA did not simply follow the expansion of the drone war in Pakistan to its present level. CIA Director Michael Hayden lobbied hard for that expansion at a time when drone strikes seemed like a failed experiment.

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After 9/11, Was War the Only Option? by Noam Chomsky

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Updated: Sept. 6, 2011

by Noam Chomsky
In These Times
Sept. 5, 2011

End the Endless Wars!

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This month marks the 10th anniversary of the horrendous atrocities of Sept. 11, 2001, which, it is commonly held, changed the world.

The impact of the attacks is not in doubt. Just keeping to western and central Asia: Afghanistan is barely surviving, Iraq has been devastated and Pakistan is edging closer to a disaster that could be catastrophic.

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Why Pakistani Military Demands a Veto on Drone Strikes By Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at IPS
August 17, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Aug 16, 2011 (IPS) – Pakistani civilian and military leaders are insisting on an effective veto over which targets U.S. drone strikes hit, according to well-informed Pakistani military sources here.

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Finian Cunningham: The cover-up of the assassination of Osama Bin Laden and Navy SEALs’ deaths

with Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
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9 August, 2011

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Dead Men Don’t Talk: US Navy Seals Destroyed to Cover Up Washington’s Bin Laden Execution Hoax? by Finian Cunningham

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Updated: Aug. 12, 2011 One paragraph was changed and a correction added

Updated: Aug. 9, 2011; added an interview with Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
7 August, 2011

The wiping out of 30 US special forces in the Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan comes at a time when Washington’s official version of how it carried out the assassination of Osama bin Laden was falling apart from incredulity.

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Covering the Somali famine- of news By William Bowles

by William Bowles
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
crossposted on Strategic Culture Foundation
4 August, 2011

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Over the past days BBC news coverage of the famine in Somalia has been saturating the airwaves and it’s always like this whenever ‘natural disasters’ strike. Fundamentally it’s little more than a fund-raising promo paid for with our taxes as endlessly repeated shots of emaciated babies and dying people serves no informative purpose except to tug covetously at our purse strings. And of course it has the added benefit of distracting us from our own condition – until the next crisis comes our way.

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Rick Rozoff: U.S. Afghan Strategy: Senseless And Merciless

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
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Stop NATO
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July 22, 2011

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July 22, 2011

US Afghan strategy: senseless and merciless

John Robles

Interview with Rick Rozoff, the manager of the Stop NATO website and mailing list and a contributing writer to Global Research.ca in Canada.

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In Past Ten Years U.S. Has Expanded Military Network Throughout The World by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
July 22, 2011

The unprecedented expansion of American military presence throughout the world in the last decade, in support of and consolidated by attacks and invasions in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen and Libya, has been marked by the Pentagon securing new bases in several continents and Oceania.

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