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Mullah Omar: Dead, Alive or Undead???

Rumours have been going around about the demise of the notorious Taliban leader . . . and now, the eminent Robert Fisk weighs in to say that “he has died three times before, most spectacularly at the hands of Pakistan’s notoriously vicious – and notoriously slipshod – Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) in 2011. 341 more words

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Obama in the Hindu Kush, 2015 or Who is not coming Home???

Last month, Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt wrote that “President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year. 576 more words

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Breaking the Set Gitmo Exclusive

Part I: An Untold History of Occupation, Torture & Resistance

‘On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin features Part I of her exclusive coverage from Guantanamo Bay Prison in Cuba, outlining the history of the notorious base and prison from 1898 to today. 269 more words

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#BringBackOurGirls

‘The First Lady’s attempt to put the horror of some 200 school girls taken hostage by the terrorist organization Boko Haram in Nigeria into hashtag. The symbolic social media stunt FAILS and gets fierce feedbac (15 May 2014)’. 128 more words

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Targeted Killings and Drones, a Global Battlefield

‘Jeremy Scahill will share his experiences and insights from investigating US covert counterterrorism operations for the documentary Dirty Wars in locations such as Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. 35 more words

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The Death of Hakimullah Mehsud: TTP or Not???

‘Three weeks after agreeing to “serious talks” with the government, the Pakistan Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed by an American drone strike. Mehsud’s death has been wrongly reported at least twice, but this is confirmed (1 November 2013)’. 442 more words

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Corbett Report 27 March 2013

‘Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: Story #1: ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ slips silently through US Congress; Story #2: Kerry, Karzai Bury Hatchet in Kabul Meeting; Story #3: BRICS nations fail to launch new bank (27 March 2013)’.

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