The latest chapter of CIA ops in Afghanistan started when the 2001 bombing campaign was not even finished, writes Pepe Escobar.
Chris Hedges: The Empire Does Not Forgive
The mandarins who oversee our collective suicide, despite repeated failure, doggedly insist the U.S. can reshape the world in its own image.
The Taliban’s Ideological Roots in Colonial India
The authors describe the group’s link to Deobandi Islam, which emerged in 1867 following a major nationalist uprising against the British East India Company.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: The World is Rid of Rizzo
The former CIA lawyer was the unapologetic godfather of the agency’s torture program, a monstrous crime against humanity that he defended unabashedly until his death.
Hollywood’s Dangerous Afghan Illusion
From the Archives: A newly discovered document undercuts a key storyline of the anti-Soviet Afghan war of the 1980s that it was Charlie Wilson’s War, wrote Robert Parry on April 7, 2013.
Chris Hedges: US Collective Suicide
The return of the Taliban to power will be one more signpost of the end of the American empire — and nobody will be held accountable.
RUSSIAGATE: Luke Harding’s Hard Sell
The only interests this leak serves — if it was a leak — are those of Harding and U.S. intelligence, who were hung out to dry by the collapse of the Russiagate narrative, writes Joe Lauria.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: The War Against Us
The nature of the war against Americans in the past, is the nature of the war now.
AFRICA: The Decline of Liberia in Black Internationalism
Historically, the country ignited the imagination of black people across the globe. Brooks Marmon looks into what happened.
Manufacturing Consent for War
The targets of Washington’s bullets have been leaders who tried to assert their nation’s economic sovereignty, writes Jeremy Kuzmarov in this review of a new book by Vijay Prashad.