Editor's Comment: What is disingenuous about this sad report found in the New York Times is that the NYT and other corporate media supported and got the war they wanted. In this and some of their other articles, they now decry the lost war in Afghanistan and the US war... » read this article
The March 11 Massacre of the 17 Afghan citizens, including at least nine children and four women, raises many fundamental issues about the nature of a colonial war, the practices of a colonial army engaged in a prolonged (eleven-year) occupation and the character of an imperial state as it commits... » read this article
Les Blough, Axis of Logic. Bashir Ahmad Naadimon, Pajhwok Afghan News , Axis of Logic. Pajhwok Afghan News. RT News.
Yesterday we reported that U.S. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales now has a legal team to defend him in the United States against widely published charges that he alone killed the 16 Afghan civilians including 9 children and 3 women in their sleep on March 11, 2012. Later last night we received... » read this article
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe , Huffington Post
The news just keeps getting worse in Afghanistan for the United
States. Brave New Foundation's Rethink Afghanistan project has warned
for years that the premises of a counterinsurgency there were
unrealistic and unworkable, and the ability of a handful of bad actors
to completely seize control of the narrative with... » read this article
The Afghan Army Chief of Staff says the slaughter of 16 civilians, including nine children, in Kandahar province was a premeditated assassination carried out by a number of servicemen, RIA Novosti reports, citing Afghan media.
Lt. General Sher Mohammad Karimi’s harsh condemnation of the March 11 mass murder flies in... » read this article
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Is it all over but the (anti-American) shouting -- and the killing? Are the exits finally coming into view?
Sometimes, in a moment, the fog lifts, the clouds shift, and you... » read this article
I left Guantanamo Bay much as I had arrived almost five years earlier -- shackled hand-to-waist, waist-to-ankles, and ankles to a bolt on the airplane floor.
My ears and eyes were goggled, my head hooded, and even though I was the only detainee on the flight this time, I was... » read this article
Editor's Note: We first published this on Axis of Logic on April 21, 2011. Watch this - and then let HRW (Human Rights Watch) talk to us about the rights of humans. - lmb
21 April 2011
Tens of thousands are protesting in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.... » read this article
Photographer Monika Bulaj shares powerful, intimate images of
Afghanistan -- of home life, of ritual, of men and women. Behind the
headlines, what does the world truly know about this place?
Source: Ted.com... » read this article
Les Blough (Axis of Logic) Amir Mir (Asia Times) , Axis of Logic. Asia Times.
The Asia Times article below is strewn with US political babble, the US State Department struggling to make complicated deals with people who hate them for obvious good reasons. The author, Amir Mir does a good job of trying to make some sense out of it. Why is the US... » read this article
Editor's Note: T.J. Coles' new essay, What Are We Doing in Afghanistan? is a follow-up to his October 14 article, What Have We Done to Afghanistan? Reviewing a Decade of Anglo-American Occupation. He reveals the regression of the west from civilization itself in lust for petroleum and power. His highly... » read this article
TJ Coles. Axis of Logic exclusive. , Axis of Logic
“Many times you have fallen into the snare of greed.
And given your throat up to be cut.”
Britain’s fourth occupation of Afghanistan in two hundred years began in September 2001, when US Special Forces and friends, presumably Britain’s SAS, illegally invaded the country without UN knowledge or approval.1... » read this article
February 2012 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the US Space Command’s declaration of war on the world, namely its quest to achieve Full Spectrum Dominance of land, sea, air and outer space by 2020, “to close the ever-widening gap between diminishing resources and increasing military commitments”1. Commenting on the Space... » read this article
It didn’t begin with the Haqqanis, or the attack on Kabul. It didn’t even begin with Operation Geronimo–it actually began when President Obama made the blunder of not visiting Pakistan and then going to Delhi. Trying to hide the failure of his administration to sign the Nuclear 123 deal he... » read this article
John Pilger. (English with Portuguese subtitles; Em inglês com legendas portuguesas) , MDDYTM TV11 on Vimeo
Editor's update: Axis of Logic reader and friend, "The Dream," found the first copy of this powerful John Pilger film documentary for publication on Axis of Logic. After only one month, the film was removed by our source, Vimeo in an act of brazen censorship (see copy of the removed... » read this article