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Blackwater Becomes New Landlord In Afghanistan For US Special Forces

As President Obama insists on a speedy end to the war in Afghanistan, his administration has other plans. A facility owned by the private security force once known as Blackwater has been awarded a $22 million contract to house US troops through 2015. The private military company Academi — formerly Blackwater and, more recently, Xe — is the proud winner of a no-bid contract that will keep them profiting off ...

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US Forces Rape Women In N Afghan Village Say Locals

The residents of a village in northern Afghanistan say American troopers raped several women during a nighttime raid in the rural community. 
 The locals said that the incident took place in a village in the Chahar Bolak district of Afghanistan’s Balkh Province where US special forces carried out house-to-house searches, Afghanistan Information Network reported on Sunday. However, the name of the village wa ...

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1st Female Afghan Rapper Not Deterred By Threats [W/VIDEO]

Afghanistan’s first female rapper says threats won’t stop her from making her voice heard. "How long should we keep this silence?" Sosan Firooz said in an interview with CBS. “There's a need for people to rise up. And others should follow." Firooz and her family have begun to receive death threats since the 23-year-old released her first single, “Our Neighbors,” on YouTube earlier this fall. 
 “Listen to my ...

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Drones Kill Far More Innocents Than ‘Militants’

Monday, December 03, 2012 - DESPITE strong opposition by Pakistan, US continue to launch missile strikes with intervals in different areas of FATA through its drones causing losses of innocent lives. On Saturday in a similar strike four people were killed and several others injured creating lot of resentment among the tribal people. 
 We believe that air space violation of Pakistani territory through drones ...

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Kabul Bank Fraud – Nearly A $1 Billion ‘Diverted’

Officials and collaborators at Kabul Bank, the largest bank in Afghanistan, embezzled $900 million out of the country via the misuse of power and political interference, according a new report commissioned by the Afghan Finance Ministry. The report, which was published Wednesday by an independent monitoring agency, said the scheme cost Afghanistan around 5 to 6 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), w ...

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Pentagon Wants to Keep Running Its ‘Afghan Drug War’ From Blackwater’s HQ

The U.S. war in Afghanistan is supposed to be winding down. Its contractor-led drug war? Not so much. Inside a compound in Kabul called Camp Integrity, the Pentagon stations a small group of officers to oversee the U.S. military’s various operations to curb the spread of Afghanistan’s cash crops of heroin and marijuana, which help line the Taliban’s pockets. Only Camp Integrity isn’t a U.S. military base at ...

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Secret Details Of Bin Laden Burial Revealed

The body of slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was given an "Islamic burial" and buried at sea amid high secrecy, new emails released by the US Defence Department detailing the procedures of his burial have revealed. The emails, obtained by The Associated Press news agency through the Freedom of Information Act on Wednesday, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government infor ...

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Taliban Attack CIA Office In Kabul, Two Killed

The Taliban militants in Afghanistan have carried out a bomb attack that aimed to target an office of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Kabul, with ongoing clashes at the site of the bombing, Press TV reports. 
 A “large number” of Taliban members armed with “light and heavy weapons attacked an important office of the CIA in the center of Kabul and the fighting is continuing,” the militant group s ...

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CLASSIC PROPAGANDA: Anti-Soviet Warrior Puts His Army On The Road To Peace (1993)

OSAMA Bin Laden sat in his gold- fringed robe, guarded by the loyal Arab mujahedin who fought alongside him in Afghanistan. Bearded, taciturn figures - unarmed, but never more than a few yards from the man who recruited them, trained them and then dispatched them to destroy the Soviet army - they watched unsmiling as the Sudanese villagers of Almatig lined up to thank the Saudi businessman who is about to c ...

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West Sleepwalking Into Endless War

First it was Iraq, then Afghanistan. Who is next? Britain and other liberal democracies face the prospect of sleepwalking into endless conflicts as the traditional distinctions between war and peace get blurred. This is the stark warning of an important and thought-provoking study of recent military operations. War from the Ground Up, Twenty-First-Century Combat as Politics, by a Gurkha infantry officer wit ...

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FILM TRAILER – How They Lied When Pat Tillman Died

Film trailer is at the bottom of the story.  This is a 1-minute clip of Kevin Tillman's testimony before Congress. Veteran's Today It's been 8 years since Pat Tillman’s assassination in Afghanistan.  On April 22, 2004 Tillman and several other Army Rangers were given an odd order to split their motorized squad and proceed toward a village called Magarah. The original mission was to recover a broken-down Hum ...

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In Historic First China Begins Oil Extraction In Afghanistan

In a surprising (if not quite shocking) move, late on Friday Canada blocked Petroliam Nasional Bhd.’s C$5.2 billion takeover of Progress Energy Resources Corp. saying the bid by the Malaysian state-owned company "wasn’t in Canada’s national interests." As BusinessWeekexplains, "in what investors say is a test case for the $15.1 billion bid by CNOOC Ltd. of China for Calgary-based Nexen Inc., the Canadian go ...

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