DefDog: Congress Demands War in Afghanistan Continue So They Can Keep Getting Their Kick-Backs (Bribes) from the US Deep State Military-Industrial Complex

If ever anyone needed to see what politics does to the military this article clearly shows that war is not fought for the right reasons but rather for the right amount of money….. Congress’s Vote To Keep War In Afghanistan Sells Out American Soldiers By a 68-23 margin, the Senate decided we haven’t spilled enough …

DefDog: Desperate Deep State Floats Story – Russians “May” Be Aiding Taliban in Afghanistan According to NATO Commander [Who Should Be Immediately Relieved of Command]

The guy is either insane or a criminal. Russia may be aiding Taliban in Afghanistan, top US general says The top U.S. general in Europe told lawmakers Thursday that he sees evidence Russia might be supplying the Taliban in an effort to undermine the United States, in what could be a significant turning point in …

Michel Onfray: French Joined the Americans in War on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Mali…Reap As Ye Sow…

Michel Onfray : « La France doit cesser sa politique islamophobe » Point: After the announcement of the attacks of November 13, you wrote on twitter: “It was the [Western] Right and Left  who sowed the war against political Islam and we are now reaping blowback from that war against political Islam. “Do not you feel like you …

Matthew Gault: Defense Waste — $45 Billion in Afghanistan

How the Pentagon Lost Track of $45 Billion It’s almost impossible to audit what taxpayers have spent to rebuild Afghanistan Since 2002, Congress has set aside $104 billion specifically to rebuild Afghanistan. Of that, $66 billion went to the Pentagon. Recently, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction asked the military to account for all …

Dr. Dr. Dave Warner Departing Afghanistan

Our hero. Dr. Dr. as we call him (PhD and MD) has for decades been the lone voice in the wilderness trying to bring DoD into the 21st Century with open source tools that could be shared with non-military elements that control 80% of the relevant foreign language and ground truth information not available via …

Review: The Good War – Why We Couldn’t Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan

Jack Fairweather 4.0 out of 5 stars British, CIA, US Flag Level View — Scores Settled, Some Facts Wrong or Missing, November 9, 2014 This is a preliminary review. My usual summary review with detail will be posted in a day or two. I did a fast read last night and formed the following impressions: …

Review: Afghanistan: The Perfect Failure – A War Doomed By The Coalition’s Strategies, Policies and Political Correctness

John L. Cook 4.0 out of 5 stars Deep Insights, A Couple of Misses, Certainly Recommended as Core Reading, November 8, 2014 A hold over from my time in Afghanistan, I finally got around to reading this book on a long flight and give it a solid four stars. There is some very good eye …

Robert Young Pelton: Foreign Policy Gets It Wrong on Afghanistan — PBI: Funded Disinformation?

There is a need to establish a truthful narrative, background and facts. Below is antithetical to all that. Fraud and Folly in Afghanistan The  runoff round of the Afghan presidential election on June 14 was massively rigged, and the ensuing election audit was “unsatisfactory,” a result of Afghan government-orchestrated fraud on a scale exceeding two …

Mini-Me: Ghani Named Winner in Afghanistan — US Overrides Afghan Constitution and Forces Him to Accept Panjshiri Mob As “Partners”

Ghani named winner of Afghan election, will share power with rival in new government KABUL — Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner of Afghanistan’s contested presidential election Sunday, setting the stage for President Hamid Karzai’s departure from office and a security agreement allowing American troops to remain in the country after this …