Category Archives: Caucasus

ExxonMobil, Russia and Ukraine by STEVE HORN

In a long-awaited moment in a hotly contested zone currently occupied by the Russian military, Ukraine’s citizens living in the peninsula of Crimea voted overwhelmingly to become part of Russia. Responding to the referendum, President Barack Obama and numerous U.S. officials rejected the results … Continue reading

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Obama Backs Down on Crimea by MIKE WHITNEY

“I never thought I’d live to see the day when the US State Department whitewashed the neo-Nazi views and heritage of a gang of thugs who had seized power in a violent coup d’état. In Iraq, Libya, and Syria, US … Continue reading

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Crimean Tatars feel pressure from all sides – Al Jazeera

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Ali Aliev was a 9-year-old when German troops occupied Crimea during World War II, and he still remembers the day he and others in his village in the southeastern Sudak region of the peninsula gathered in a … Continue reading

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U.S. Strategy in the Muslim World After 9/11 – RAND Corp.

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Afghanistan: the Smell of Defeat – Mike Whitney

“These two visions, one of tyranny and murder, the other of liberty and life, clashed in Afghanistan. And thanks to brave US and coalition forces and to Afghan patriots, the nightmare of the Taliban is over and that nation is coming to life again.”

– George W. Bush, The War College Address, 2004

Not so fast, George.
The United States hasn’t liberated Afghanistan. It hasn’t rebuilt Afghanistan. It hasn’t removed the warlords from power, curtailed opium production, established strong democratic institutions, or improved life for ordinary working people. The US hasn’t achieved any of its strategic objectives. The Taliban are stronger than ever, the central government is a corrupt farce, and, after 11 years of war, the country is in a shambles.

This is what defeat looks like. Continue reading

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US-Funded Textbooks Teach Afghan Children Whitewashed History

Afghan children are being taught with U.S.-funded textbooks explicitly written to exclude four decades of war in an almost self-satirizing attempt to “bring people together.” “There is no mention of the Soviet war, the mujaheddin, the Taliban or the U.S. military presence,” … Continue reading

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Frost over the World – Mullah Zaeff and Mark Sedwill

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