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UK trooper cuts off Taliban fingers as souvenirs

UK trooper cuts off Taliban fingers as souvenirs A soldier from 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland The British Ministry of Defense is investigating allegations that a Scottish soldier sliced off the fingers of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and kept them as macabre souvenirs. ­A soldier... [Read More]

US buys most expensive drones ever

US buys most expensive drones ever United States Air Force Global Hawk un-manned reconnaissance aircraft. (Photo from http://www.af.mil) With $14 trillion in the hole and a slew of wars seemingly no one wants America to be in, what better way for the United States to spend their money by putting $23... [Read More]

Fort Hood Massacre 2.0?

Fort Hood Massacre 2.0 The soldiers memorial reads the date November 5, 2009 at a remembrance service recognizing the 13 victims killed in the Ft. Hood attacks (Ben Sklar/ Getty Images / AF Photo) An AWOL Army private is being held by law enforcement after he was discovered with bomb making materials... [Read More]

Four killed in blast during Karzai’s memorial service in Afghanistan

Four people have been killed and up to 13 wounded as a suicide bomber blew himself up during a memorial service for Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s murdered half brother. The Sarra Jamai mosque was filled with relatives and friends offering condolences to the family of the slain provincial council... [Read More]

Leaving Afghanistan: end of the surge

AFP Photo / Saul Loeb From the White House last night, US President Barack Obama announced plans for 30,000 troops to leave Afghanistan over the next year, signaling a beginning to the end of a decade-long war. While 30,000 is the number that Obama is going with, is it the right one? The Heritage Foundation’s... [Read More]

Democracy For America launches Afghan withdraw campaign.

Democracy-For-America-launches-Afghan-withdraw-campaign- AFP Photo / Tauseef Mustafa   Howard Dean’s US progressive organization Democracy For America has launched an Afghanistan withdrawal campaign following a change in political view by Dean himself. Dean, an active critic of the Iraq war... [Read More]

Afghan pilot shoots, kills US troops.

Afghan-pilot-shoots-kills-US-troops NATO forces inspects an Afghan army bus, in Kabul (AFP Photo / Getty Images)   A man shot and killed eight NATO coalition forces and one civilian contractor at an Afghan air force base in Kabul on April 27. An Afghan military pilot opened fire on international... [Read More]

Suicide attack on Afghan army centre kills 37

Afghanistan KUNDUZ, Afghanistan,A suicide attack on an army recruitment centre in northern Afghanistan killed 37 people on Monday, the third major assault in the area in less than a month, the deputy governor said. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack on behalf of... [Read More]

Afghanistan war: A decade in PHOTOS

22ss1 The NATO says it could halt its Afghan combat operations in 2014 if security conditions were good enough.However, civilian casualties have been at their highest in 2010 since the start of the US-led invasion to oust the hardline Taliban from power in late 2001. The United Nations said in August... [Read More]

President Hamid Karzai had said that he received “bags of cash” from Iran and the United States.

27sld1 The White House on Tuesday said it does not indulge in cash transactions in Afghanistan and all its assistance to the war-torn country is accountable to the Congress, after Afghan President Hamid Karzai had said that he received “bags of cash” from Iran and the United States. “We... [Read More]

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s admission that his office has taken ‘bags of money’ from Iran are part of an effort to undermine Tehran’s role in negotiations with the Taliban, argues a regional analyst.karzai says his office gets “bags of money” from Iran

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday his office receives cash in bags from Iran, but said it is a transparent form of aid that helps cover expenses at the presidential palace, and that the United States makes similar payments. The comments came after a report on Sunday that Karzai’s chief... [Read More]

Jesse Ventura questions the WTC collapse, says 9/11 was to get us into Iraq and Afghanistan

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who during the Vietnam War was part of the Navy’s Underwater Demolition Team, claims that “I’m suggesting that governments do things to get us into wars,” the former pro-wrestler told Eric Bolling on Fox Business News yesterday in an interview... [Read More]

NATO forces carry out 2 airstrikes in Pakistan, killing more than 50 insurgents

ISLAMABAD- NATO helicopters based in Afghanistan carried out at least two airstrikes in Pakistan  that killed more than 50 militants after the insurgents attacked a small Afghan security outpost near the border, spokesmen said Monday. NATO justified the strikes based on “the right of self-defense.”... [Read More]

Sangin, the deadly crossroads,British troops hand over Sangin to US forces in Afghanistan,Sangin shows why it would be madness to cut the Army

Nato commanders have acknowledged Sangin, where more than 100 British troops were killed, as the most dangerous place in Afghanistan – and Britain’s role there was ill-conceived from the start. Like the town of Musa Qala and the Kajaki dam, to the north, which British troops left to US stewardship... [Read More]