Posts Tagged ‘opium’

Against the assessment of his national security adviser, the president will reportedly increase the U.S. military footprint in Afghanistan by 34,000 in 2010.

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The U.S. and U.K made extensive use of Uzbekistan’s the torture regime in its extraordinary rendition program, Craig Murray says, exporting interrogations to a country that “left the Soviet Union in order to maintain the Soviet system” of Gulag oppression.

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The New York Times reports the opium-profiteering brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai is on the C.I.A. payroll.

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Amy Goodman interviews Juan Cole on DN this week on the US in the Middle East, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Chas Freeman. (more…)

TRNN’s exceptional panel on why we’re in Afghanistan, what’s seen, and what is not seen. (more…)