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Gosh, what a coincidence! About the same time the Pentagon says it just has to have 4,000 more US troops in Afghanistan, up pops a US trained, supported and protected ISIS head chopper!

Gee, wonder where this latest ISIS THUG–Israeli Secret Intelligence Services–is getting all that money to pay murderers, rapists and thieves working to spread fear and terror in Afghanistan so the Pentagon will say they need more money and troops to fight the terrorist outfit they created?

One thing’s for sure, those US troop protected poppy fields are safe, probably the safest spot to be in Afghanistan when the USAF is dropping bombs, because they sure as Hell won’t bomb the Rothschilds Garden of Evil.

And with another planned Wall Street Casino implosion just around the corner, the poppy fields will be needed to keep the gangster banks afloat, just like they did in 2008.

‘No end to his killings’: Afghans who fled & resisted new ISIS warlord Azizullah to RT

The realm of warlord Azizullah, who had been terrifying people in Afghanistan for years, has become the newest “caliphate” of Islamic State in the north of the country, after the terrorist was “unexpectedly” freed from prison, locals revealed to RT.

The son of an Uzbek jihadist leader, Azizullah is a second-generation warlord. Often described as dangerous, ambitious, and fanatical, the infamous jihadist has brought death to many people in Afghanistan. Until recently, he was incarcerated in the notorious Bagram prison – but in the fall of 2016, Azizullah was released, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. Locals told RT’s Murad Gazdiev that it happened “unexpectedly.”

The war correspondent managed to speak to some of the locals and refugees in Mazari Sharif in Northern Afghanistan, who have witnessed and suffered the warlord’s atrocities in the neighboring Faryab and Sar-e-Pul provinces. They have spoken up about the carnage in their native lands for the first time.

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‘The US military has used its GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed “the mother of all bombs,” for the first time in combat. The US Air Force used it in Afghanistan to target Islamic State tunnels and personnel.

The 21,000-pound (9,525 kg) bomb was dropped in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan.

The Pentagon has confirmed the use of the MOAB, and is currently assessing damage. General John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, signed off on its use, CNN reported. Authority was also sought from General Joseph Votel, commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM).

he Air Force developed the MOAB in 2003, but it had never been used in combat until 7pm local time on Thursday.

The use of the bomb comes as the US involvement in Afghanistan heads into its 16th year in the fall, and days after a US Special Forces operator was killed in the same region.

Read more: US drops largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan, first time used in combat

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‘Here we go again. In yet another Pentagon precision strike, a residential building in Achin district of Nangarhar province was hit as a crowd welcomed home a tribal leader returning from the Hajj.

At least 13 civilians were turned into “collateral damage”. The Pentagon of course does not discuss the details of counter-terror operations, but it’s currently reviewing all materials related to this strike.

Nothing obviously will come out of it – adding the civilian dead to the non-stop mounting toll of Operation Enduring Freedom (Forever).’

Read more: US Empire’s Interest in Afghanistan – It’s the Heroin, Stupid

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| 15 June 2016 | The war in on Afghanistan — America’s longest conflict — will grind on for at least another four years as NATO allies are prepared to commit $5 billion through 2020 to train, equip and pay Afghan security forces, according to a senior NATO diplomat. Last week, President Obama granted U.S. troops in Afghanistan expanded authority to attack Taliban insurgents. The new rules allow U.S. forces to advise regular Afghan combat units and to call in airstrikes…The new expanded authorities will give U.S. commanders in Afghanistan more flexibility, by allowing them to identify and get pre-approval for air targets in advance, instead of just responding to emergencies, Gen. Mark Welsh, the Air Force chief of staff, told reporters in Washington.

NATO plans for Afghan war through 2020

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▪ murder;

▪ extermination;

▪ enslavement;…

▪ the crime of apartheid;

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American warplanes dropped more than 20,000 bombs last year on ISIS, al-Qaeda and Taliban targets. They show no signs of slowing down

(llustration: Diana Quach / Vocativ)

An American bombing raid in Libya on Friday signaled a potentially deepening involvement in the latest front of the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State—and underscored the expansion of U.S. airstrikes as a tool to combat Islamist terror groups around the globe.

U.S. aircraft are now targeting jihadists in seven countries from North Africa to Afghanistan. And ISIS militants aren’t the only extremists in the crosshairs of American warplanes and drones. The U.S. is also still hunting al-Qaeda operatives and Taliban fighters where these jihadists pose security threats to U.S. allies and interests.

American aircraft fired at least 23,144 bombs and missiles in 2015 alone, according to data compiled by Micah Zenko, an expert on U.S. military planning and operations who is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Pentagon shows no signs of slowing down the strikes this year: U.S.-led warplanes and drones dropped more than 2,800 bombs in January, recent military statistics show.

MORE HERE: http://www.vocativ.com/news/288457/to-wipe-out-terror-the-us-is-now-bombing-seven-different-countries/

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Afghan troops pull out of second Helmand district

| 22 Feb 2016 | Afghan government forces have pulled out of a second district in Helmand, officials said on Monday, leaving the Taliban in control of most of the northern part of the province after troops withdrew from Musa Qala district last week.The surprise withdrawals nonetheless leave the Taliban poised to move on the nearby Kajaki district, the site of a huge hydroelectric dam built with millions of U.S. dollars [but there’s no money to replace the poisonous water pipes in Flint, Michigan,] as part of a drive to provide power to Helmand and neighbouring Kandahar provinces. U.S. Special Forces units have been in the region to help train the Afghan army and hundreds more American troops were sent to reinforce security for the training mission.

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A brief selection of the fabricated pretexts for war, employed by the big power in recent decades. This is far from a comprehensive list, just some examples to inform and remind.

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‘The United States is spending billions of dollars on Afghanistan’s “ghost soldiers,” who exist only on paper, a report says.

One reason the Afghan National Army is struggling against Taliban is because nearly 40 percent of its force is constituted on “ghost soldiers,” The Associated Press reported.

“At checkpoints where 20 soldiers should be present, there are only eight or 10,” Karim Atal, the head of the provincial council in Helmand, told AP.’

Read more: US spending billions of dollars on Afghan ‘ghost soldiers’

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‘The US Defense Department spent $43 million of American taxpayers’ money to build a gas station in Afghanistan that should have cost roughly $500,000, according to a new government watchdog report.

One of the most “troubling” issues is how the Pentagon was unable or unwilling to explain why the “ill-conceived” project was so expensive, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a report issued Monday.

“Even considering security costs associated with construction and operation in Afghanistan, this level of expenditure appears gratuitous and extreme,” said John Sopko, the director of SIGAR.’

Read more: US spent $43 million on gas station in Afghanistan: Report

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 US-led coalition airstrike kills 11 Afghan anti-drug police in opium-dense Helmand province, Interior Ministry says

Just in case anyone is wondering *why* the US is *still* in Afghanistan: Protecting the CIA’s poppy fields and opium routes seems to be the prime directive.

| 08 Sept 2015 | A US-led coalition airstrike killed 11 Afghan anti-drug police officers in southern Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said Monday. Amid conflicting reports, NATO has denied responsibility. The airstrike hit the unstable, opium-rich province of Helmand on Sunday, AFP cited officials as saying. “Eleven counter-narcotics police were killed and four others were wounded in an airstrike carried out by international forces in the Garmsir district of Helmand province,” deputy Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.

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‘There appears to be a bigger lie than “weapons of mass destruction.” It’s not simply that the illegal invasion of Iraq was based on lies, but that the entire “war on terrorism” is likely based on lies.

We were told by our government that Afghanistan was invaded for giving shelter to Osama bin Laden, who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Mainstream press have pushed this so repeatedly that “9/11″ and “Osama bin Laden” have become interchangeable.

While working on this piece I asked the first three people I ran into at my local grocery store “Who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks?,” three times getting “Osama bin Laden” for replies. This is not scientific, yet it makes one wonder how this would work out in national polling.’

Read more: Was Afghanistan’s Invasion Also Based on Lies?

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The high cost of protecting the CIA’s opium routes and poppy fields in Afghanistan:

Afghan war costs American taxpayers $4 million per hour – study

| 14 July 2015 | New data show that America’s war in on Afghanistan is costing taxpayers roughly $4 million an hour, despite the Obama administration’s ‘drawdown’ of troops leaving only 10,000 soldiers in the country. Despite the colossal cost, the Obama administration and Afghan leadership both recognize the war will only end with peace negotiations, according to observers. More than $700 billion has been spent on the Afghan war since the George W. Bush administration authorized the invasion in 2001, including more than $35 billion in fiscal year 2015, according to figures from the National Priorities Project, a non-profit, non-partisan federal budget research group.

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CIA ‘mission accomplished’ in Afghanistan: Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output

–Production hit a record high in 2014, up 17 percent compared to the year before

| 05 May 2015 | This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin. The plants grow bigger, faster, use less water than seeds they’ve used before, and give up to double the amount of opium, they say. Afghanistan’s poppy harvest, which accounts for most of the world’s heroin, is worth an estimated $3 billion a year, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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