U.S. President Barack Obama has reportedly no intention to announce the number of troops remaining in Afghanistan beyond the 2014 deadline because he has an “illusion” that he will win the war in country, says a columnist from Veterans Today.
“Most Americans are living under this illusion that somehow we are going to make things better in Afghanistan, which will never be the case … this mission is destined to fail”, Dean Henderson, who is also the author of “Big Oil and Their Bankers” and “Stickin’ it to the Matrix,” told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Sunday.
Some American officials suggest that the U.S. should keep between 8,000 and 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014. Continue reading
I’ve backpacked my way through 50 countries on 6 continents over the past 20 years - many of them on numerous occasions - all the while bearing witness to the carnage that is US foreign policy. I chronicle this odyssey in my book The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries. Despite it all, never have I seen an American President been so beloved abroad as Barrack Obama.
A big part of this sentiment is tied to the good riddance of Bush the Lesser, who was considered a laughingstock, a Nazi or both in most quarters. What really rubbed people wrong was that we re-elected him. How stupid could we be? Fair question.
Another part of it is that Obama simply looks more like the rest of the world that any US President ever has. And despite his mistakes he is capable of humility – a highly undervalued virtue in the “exceptional” America, but one which indigenous cultures have traditionally held in high regard. Continue reading
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has good reasons for trying to shut down US investigations into corruption in his government. The Afghan aristocracy has always run the nation’s heroin trade. But it was the CIA that created it.
(What follows is excerpted from Chapter 8: Project Frankenstein: Afghanistan: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)
In 1933 King Mohammed Zaher Shah took the throne in Afghanistan, ruling the country in feudalistic fashion until he was deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud in 1973. A handful of families including the Karzais and the Kalilzidads (Zalmay Kalilzidad is US Ambassador to Afghanistan) owned nearly all arable land, while most Afghans languished amidst some of the planet’s worst poverty. Finally, they’d had enough. Continue reading
(Excerpted from Chapter 6: The Bank of Crooks & Criminals International: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)
The Black Network
The Bank of Credit & Commerce International’s (BCCI) most notorious acts were hatched out of its Karachi branch, where the bank’s Black Network (BN) operated. BN was a global intelligence and enforcement unit that specialized in transporting arms, drugs and gold. BN operations overlapped with the operations of CIA, Israeli Mossad, the Pakistani ISI and Saudi intelligence, all of whom had accounts at BCCI. BN served as middleman for Saudi aid to both the Nicaraguan contras and the Afghan mujahadeen, aid which was being solicited by Richard Secord.  Continue reading
(Excerpted from Chapter 9: The Texas Oil Mafia: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)
In 1985 Drexel Lambert S&L crook Michael Milken helped Houston Natural Gas merged with Internorth to create Enron. Kenneth Lay headed Houston Natural Gas and became chairman and CEO of the new company. Enron was the biggest corporate contributor to George W. Bush’s campaign to become Texas Governor. 
(Part three of a three-part series excerpted from Chapter 8: Project Frankenstein: Afhanistan: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)
In 1997 Trilateral Commission founder Zbigniew Brzezinski, the godfather of the Afghan mujahadeen, wrote a book titled, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geopolitical Imperatives. In the book Brzezinski – who sat on the board at BP Amoco – argues that the key to global power is control of Eurasia and that the “key to controlling Eurasia is controlling the Central Asian Republics”. Continue reading
(Part one of a three-part series excerpted from Chapter 8: Project Frankenstein: Afghanistan: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Syrian government reversed a ban on women teachers wearing Islamic face cover in the classroom. The concession to Western-backed Islamist protestors is instructive, since the secular socialist Assad government is clearly in the crosshairs of City of London bankers attempting to redraw the political map of the Middle East. As in Libya and Afghanistan, the banksters are counting on fundamentalists to carry out their counter-revolutionary agenda. Continue reading
Exxon Mobil reported a 91% jump in 2nd quarter profits, while Chevron Texaco saw profits triple due to “higher energy prices”. But the military half of the industrial complex had a terrible week. A US audit revealed that the Pentagon is unable to account for more than $9 billion in Iraqi Treasury money they received to pay for “reconstruction” contracts. Bechtel? Halliburton? Little Dick Cheney? Continue reading