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US drone attack kills another 14 Afghan civilians

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An Afghan lawmaker says more than a dozen civilians have been killed in a recent US drone strike, which was said to be aimed at a militant targets in the country’s eastern province of Kunar. On Friday, residents from the Chawki district of Kunar Province held a gathering to pay tribute to …

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Afghan opium cultivation ‘grew 40-fold’ under US occupation

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Opium production in Afghanistan has “grown fortyfold” in the 13 years of US Operation Enduring Freedom, according to the head of the Russian Security Council. The intervention has “exacerbated existing problems,” rather than solved them. “Unfortunately, the failed policy of Washington did not solve, but on the contrary exacerbated, the …

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Karzai’s farewell speech: US didn’t want peace in Afghanistan

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai punctuated on Tuesday his tumultuous 13-year relationship with the United States, alleging that America invaded Afghanistan in 2001 for “its own interests” and never really wanted peace in the region. Karzai, the only Afghan president since the 2001 US-led invasion, said the United States only …

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Is the CIA running opium trade out of Afghanistan?

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Despite billions spent to eradicate opium crops in Afghanistan, the crop is more popular than ever there, leading many to wonder whether some U.S. forces may actually be encouraging its growth and the heroin it later becomes. In July, the Centers for Disease Control warned of record-breaking numbers of heroin deaths …

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US drone strike deaths: 41 terrorists and 1,147 civilians

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While I haven’t covered the topic of drones very much as of late, it was a core topic at Liberty Blitzkrieg several years ago. The most recent, relevant piece I published on it was during the summer of 2013 and titled: The Truth About Drones. Here’s an excerpt: A lot of …

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UK soldiers accused of gunning down Afghan boys drinking tea

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The UK government has been asked to launch a probe into the death of four Afghan boys allegedly shot dead by UK soldiers. The MoD claimed the boys were ‘Taliban targets,’ while witnesses said they were shot in their home while drinking tea. The UK Ministry of Defense confirmed it …

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Afghan president Karzai admits to being on CIA payroll

Afghanistan's President Karzai speaks during opening ceremony of the Afghanistan parliament in Kabul

Top Afghan officials have been on the CIA’s payroll for over a decade, receiving tens of millions of US dollars in cash. Afghan President Hamid Karzai admitted to receiving the clandestine financial support, but dismissed the sum as a “small amount.” A New York Times report has revealed that unparalleled …

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US led drone strike kills 12 Afghan civilians

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A US-led airstrike has killed at least 16 Afghans, including eight women and children, in the eastern province of Kunar, officials say. According to the provincial governor, 16 people – 12 of them civilians – lost their lives in the strike. Among the victims are four children and four women. …

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Who’s profiting? UK spends up to £2bn on deadly drones

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Britain has spent over £2bn on buying and developing deadly military drones in the last five years and is said to be spending more, as the flying devices are known for killing civilians in current US-led invasions. After the UK spent £2bn on funding the development of unmanned aircrafts in …

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Cold War 2.0 heating up

An emerging foreign policy trend is Cold War II.  The US military/security complex, with help from Obama and Hillary Clinton, is working overtime to revive the profitable long-term stalemate of the Cold War that lasted four decades from the Berlin airlift to the Reagan-Gorbachev accord. During this long period Congress …

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US drone strike kills 8 in Pakistani school, 5 children dead

The US breaks its promises so quick with Pakistan it’s scarcely worth mentioning them in the first place.  Just hours after a promise not to launch any more drone strikes against Pakistan for the duration of their peace talks with the Taliban, a US drone pounded a religious school in Hangu. The attack …

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UK deploys toy-sized spy drones in Afghanistan

British troops in Afghanistan are now using 10-centimeter-long 16-gram spy helicopters to survey Taliban firing spots. The UK Defense Ministry plans to buy 160 of the drones under a contract worth more than $31 million. The remote-controlled PD-100 PRS aircraft, dubbed the Black Hornet, is produced by Norwegian designer Prox …

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US terror drone strikes kill 31 in 72 hours

US terror drones and attack helicopters have killed 31 people in Yemen, Pakistan, and Afghanistan over the course of 72 hours. A non-UN sanctioned US assassination drone strike in the southern Yemeni province of Bayda left seven people dead on Monday. The drone fired missiles on a convoy of three …

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NATO to ban its Afghan forces from taking war-zone pics

No photos = No problem? NATO forces in southwestern Afghanistan will implement a total ban on soldiers’ taking personal photos during military operations. This comes in the wake of major scandals involving US servicemen being pictured with dead Taliban fighters. The ISAF command in Helmand province announced only official photos …

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Man on drone kill list speaks out

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Editor’s note: Malik Jalal went on BBC radio asking the government to stop targeting him with drone strikes, here is his story and one of many for innocent people living in the middle east being slaughtered by these cowardly and illegal drone strikes. I am in the strange position of knowing …

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