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Controversial British plan to ‘divide and rule’ Afghanistan

Divide and conquer

A Tory MP proposes hacking up Afghanistan into separate “kingdoms”, each ruled by a foreign power, and to include members of the Taliban. The plan is the brainchild of conservative MP and Foreign Office aide Tobias Ellwood, a former army captain in the Royal Green Jackets, and is already under …

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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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7 British Royal Marines charged with murder in Afghanistan

Royal Marines charged with murder

In a first for the UK’s tight-knit, disciplined and fiercely proud commandos, seven Royal Marines were arrested on suspicions of murdering an unarmed insurgent after a colleague came forward and broke the Marines’ strict ‘code of silence.’ Seven Royal Marines were arrested on suspicion of murder after a colleague came …

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US sets records with number of drone strikes in Afghanistan this year

Reaper Hellfire Drone Afghanistan

The United States has carried out more drone strikes this year in Afghanistan than it has during its eight-year-long air war in Pakistan, launching 447 strikes and killing thousands while also reducing its air surveillance. At a time when the US is transitioning military power to the Afghan government and …

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NATO strike kills 8 women and girls gathering firewood

afghanistan woman

A NATO airstrike killed eight women and girls in eastern Afghanistan, local officials reported. The alliance said the strike targeted 45 armed insurgents but admitted some civilians may have been killed. The women were gathering firewood when they were killed by the strike, spokesperson for the Laghman provincial government Sarhadi …

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The Wars in the Middle East and North Africa are about oil

war for oil

The Iraq war was really about oil, according to Alan Greenspan, John McCain, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, a high-level National Security Council officer and others. Dick Cheney made Iraqi’s oil fields a national security priority before 9/11. The Sunday Herald reported: Five months before September 11, the US advocated using force against Iraq … to secure control of …

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Media hype 9/11, ignore 1,000,000 Iraqi victims: Ahmadinejad

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticized Western media for creating hype over the September 11 attacks and ignoring more than one million victims of the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “The materialistic view of Zionists has destroyed the sacredness of media and today media no longer regulate the relations …

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Romney calls for ‘US-led world’

Romney

US Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney considers “American leadership” to best suit the international community. “The world needs American leadership…and I intend to be a president that provides the leadership that America respects and will keep us admired throughout the world,” Romney said at a Thursday campaign rally in the …

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CIA taken to court over drone attacks

Drone

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will take the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to court over US President Barack Obama’s assassination drone strikes. The ACLU will go to a federal appeals court on Thursday after the US government refused to release documents related to the drone attacks, also known as …

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Human Rights Watch: CIA torture cover-up in Libya revealed

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has revealed new evidence of a US torture cover-up, showing the West snatched Gaddafi’s opponents from African and Asian countries, then tortured them at secret CIA prisons as part of post-9/11 Bush-era policies. HRW’s new 156-page report titled “Delivered into Enemy Hands: US-Led Abuse and Rendition of …

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Moving toward war in Syria – Ron Paul

Last week the House passed yet another bill placing sanctions on Iran and Syria, bringing us closer to another war in the Middle East. We are told that ever harsher sanctions finally will force the targeted nations to bend to our will. Yet the ineffectiveness of previous sanctions teaches us …

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7 countries bombed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama

Obama middle east

As the United States renews a bombing campaign against ISIS forces in Syria, it seems like America’s penchant for waging war knows no bounds. During the first seven years of Barack Obama’s presidency, the U.S. bombed seven countries while supporting other destabilizing military actions throughout the Middle East. Here’s a …

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, strategist for the New World Order, dies at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski dead

Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of the most influential US political thinkers at the height of the Cold War, has died aged 89, according to his daughter. The advocate of US hegemony, Brzezinski, authored numerous proposals to bring down the Soviet Union. “My father passed away peacefully tonight,” his daughter and MSNBC …

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Using Al-Qaeda in Syria like sending Gitmo inmates to fight – Putin

In an RT global exclusive premiere, President Putin gives his first post-inauguration interview, speaking in depth with RT’s Kevin Owen ahead of the APEC summit in Vladivostok. Touching upon a range of issues, he discusses topics from the Pussy Riot trial to the Julian Assange case, from the upcoming US …

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Pentagon requests $534 billion for 2016, largest ever war budget

Pentagon budget

The White House will be seeking $534 billion from Congress to run the Pentagon in 2016 – its largest budget ever. However, a source told RT that the budget is actually closer to $1 trillion, and has been for several administrations. The Obama administration declared an end to “mindless austerity” …

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