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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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
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
‘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
‘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
‘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)’.