Henry Kissinger or CODEPINK: Who’s the “Low Life Scum”?

 January 30, 2015

Alli McCracken, a peace activist with CODEPINK, shows former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger a pair of handcuffs during a protest at a Senate hearing on Thursday. If there was justice in this world, argue human rights activist, Kissinger would be in prison for his role in perpetrating war crimes as opposed to sitting before the Senate Armed Services Committee to offer his assessment of world affairs. (Photo: Courtesy of CODEPINK)

A very angry Senator John McCain denounced CODEPINK activists as “low-life scum” for holding up signs reading “Arrest Kissinger for War Crimes” and dangling handcuffs next to Henry Kissinger’s head during a Senate hearing on January 29. McCain called the demonstration “disgraceful, outrageous and despicable,” accused the protesters of “physically intimidating” Kissinger and apologized profusely to his friend for this “deeply troubling incident.”

But if Senator McCain was really concerned about physical intimidation, perhaps he should have conjured up the memory of the gentle Chilean singer/songwriter Victor Jara. After Kissinger facilitated the September 11, 1973 coup against Salvador Allende that brought the ruthless Augusto Pinochet to power, Victor Jara and 5,000 others were rounded up in Chile’s National Stadium. Jara’s hands were smashed and his nails torn off; the sadistic guards then ordered him to play his guitar. Jara was later found dumped on the street, his dead body riddled with gunshot wounds and signs of torture.

Despite warnings by senior US officials that thousands of Chileans were being tortured and slaughtered, then Secretary of State Kissinger told Pinochet, “You did a great service to the West in overthrowing Allende.”

Rather than calling peaceful protesters “despicable”, perhaps Senator McCain should have used that term to describe Kissinger’s role in the brutal 1975 Indonesian invasion of East Timor, which took place just hours after Kissinger and President Ford visited Indonesia. They had given the Indonesian strongman the US green light—and the weapons—for an invasion that led to a 25-year occupation in which over 100,000 soldiers and civilians were killed or starved to death. The UN’s Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor (CAVR) stated that U.S. “political and military support were fundamental to the Indonesian invasion and occupation” of East Timor.

If McCain could stomach it, he could have read the report by the UN Commission on Human Rights describing the horrific consequences of that invasion. It includes gang rape of female detainees following periods of prolonged sexual torture; placing women in tanks of water for prolonged periods, including submerging their heads, before being raped; the use of snakes to instill terror during sexual torture; and the mutilation of women’s sexual organs, including insertion of batteries into vaginas and burning nipples and genitals with cigarettes. Talk about physical intimidation, Senator McCain!

You might think that McCain, who suffered tremendously in Vietnam, might be more sensitive to Kissinger’s role in prolonging that war. From 1969 through 1973, it was Kissinger, along with President Nixon, who oversaw the slaughter in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos—killing perhaps one million during this period. He was gave the order for the secret bombing of Cambodia. Kissinger is on tape saying, “[Nixon] wants a massive bombing campaign in Cambodia. He doesn’t want to hear anything about it. It’s an order, to be done. Anything that flies on anything that moves.”

Senator McCain could have taken the easy route by simply reading the meticulously researched book by the late writer Christopher Hitchens, The Trial of Henry Kissinger. Writing as a prosecutor before an international court of law, Hitchens skewers Kissinger for ordering or sanctioning the destruction of civilian populations, the assassination of “unfriendly” politicians and the kidnapping and disappearance of soldiers, journalists and clerics who got in his way. He holds Kissinger responsible for war crimes that range from the deliberate mass killings of civilian populations in Indochina, to collusion in mass murder and assassination in Bangladesh, the overthrow of the democratically elected government in Chile, and the incitement and enabling of genocide in East Timor.

McCain could have also perused the warrant issued by French Judge Roger Le Loire to have Kissinger appear before his court. When the French served Kissinger with summons in 2001 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, Kissinger fled the country. More indictments followed from Spain, Argentina, Uruguay—even a civil suit in Washington DC.

The late Christopher Hitchens was disgusted by the way Henry Kissinger was treated as a respected statesman. He would have been appalled by Senator McCain’s obsequious attitude. “Kissinger should have the door shut in his face by every decent person and should be shamed, ostracized, and excluded,” Hitchens said. “No more dinners in his honor; no more respectful audiences for his absurdly overpriced public appearances; no more smirking photographs with hostesses and celebrities; no more soliciting of his worthless opinions by sycophantic editors and producers.”

Rather than fawning on him, Hitchens suggested, “why don’t you arrest him?”

Hitchens’ words were lost on Senator McCain, who preferred fawning to accountability. That’s where CODEPINK comes in. If we can’t get Kissinger before a court of law, at least we can show—with words and banners—that there are Americans who remember, Americans who empathize with the man’s many victims, Americans who have a conscience.

While McCain called us disgraceful, what is really disgraceful is the Senate calling in a tired old war criminal to testify about “Global Challenges and the U.S. National Security Strategy.” After horribly tragic failed wars, not just in Vietnam but over the last decade in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s time for the US leaders like John McCain to bring in fresh faces and fresh ideas. We owe it to the next generation that will be cleaning up the bloody legacy left behind by Kissinger for years to come. Source


Afghanistan, Heroin, Addiction, Death

Thought it was time to do a post on Heroin.

Seems we have a world wide epidemic now.

The profiteers are happy. Billions of dollars happy.

The addicts and those who have to deal with them, are not so happy.

The farmers who grow it do not make a lot of money, but everyone after them does. They make a fortune. Typical in the profiteering business however.

Troops are busy still Gurading the fields

U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, patrol through a poppy field during Operation Lariat in the Lui Tal district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 16, 2012. The Marines conducted the operation to disrupt enemy logistics and establish a presence in the area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ismael E. Ortega/Released)

Nov 5, 2012

$8.8M worth of heroin seized at Toronto airport-22 kg of the drug found in backpacks inside a box

Border services officers at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport noticed a suspicious package unloaded from a plane from Pakistan last week and found 22 kilograms of heroin hidden inside.For the rest of the story go HERE

Nov 5, 2012

Heroin user infected with anthrax in Oxford


Case is the 12th in Europe since June and follows two deaths in Blackpool- For the rest of the story go HERE

Some soldiers are becoming addicts.

Addiction in the Ranks, Soldiers and Heroin

Canada faces flood of Heroin and Addicts

December 12, 2010

Treatment centres in cities around Canada are struggling to cope with a surge of addicts — many younger than ever before — who are hooked on a rising tide of heroin pouring into this country from war-torn Afghanistan.  For the rest of the story go HERE

Mar 12, 2010

By Kevin Hayden

For relatively pure heroin, cultivated and shipped from Afghanistan, the world’s largest supplier of heroin – it would net you $19,923,200 USD PER BARREL.

Now, by the time that hits American and Russian streets…and is cut up and diluted several times, you are looking at roughly $60,000,000 – $80,000,000 US dollars per barrel of heroin.

For the rest of the story go HERE

From 2009

Then we have the Soldiers making sure the poppy fields are safe.

A few pictures as well as reports.

Afghanistan: Troops Guarding the Poppy Fields

CIA, Heroin Still Rule Day in Afghanistan

December 1, 2008

By Victor Thorn

Afghanistan now supplies over 90 percent of the world’s heroin, generating nearly $200 billion in revenue. Since the U.S. invasion on Oct. 7, 2001, opium output has increased 33-fold (to over 8,250 metric tons a year).

The U.S. has been in Afghanistan for over seven years, has spent $177 billion in that country alone, and has the most powerful and technologically advanced military on Earth. GPS tracking devices can locate any spot imaginable by simply pushing a few buttons.

Still, bumper crops keep flourishing year after year, even though heroin production is a laborious, intricate process. The poppies must be planted, grown and harvested; then after the morphine is extracted it has to be cooked, refined, packaged into bricks and transported from rural locales across national borders. To make heroin from morphine requires another 12-14 hours of laborious chemical reactions. Thousands of people are involved, yet—despite the massive resources at our disposal—heroin keeps flowing at record levels.

Common sense suggests that such prolific trade over an extended period of time is no accident, especially when the history of what has transpired in that region is considered. While the CIA ran its operations during the Vietnam War, the Golden Triangle supplied the world with most of its heroin. After that war ended in 1975, an intriguing event took place in 1979 when Zbigniew Brzezinski covertly manipulated the Soviet Union into invading Afghanistan.

Behind the scenes, the CIA, along with Pakistan’s ISI, were secretly funding Afghanistan’s mujahideen to fight their Russian foes. Prior to this war, opium production in Afghanistan was minimal. But according to historian Alfred McCoy, an expert on the subject, a shift in focus took place. “Within two years of the onslaught of the CIA operation in Afghanistan, the Pakistan-Afghanistan borderlands became the world’s top heroin producer.”

Soon,  as Professor Michel Chossudovsky notes, “CIA assets again controlled the heroin trade. As the mujahideen guerrillas seized territory inside Afghanistan, they ordered peasants to plant poppies as a revolutionary tax. Across the border in Pakistan, Afghan leaders and local syndicates under the protection of Pakistan intelligence operated hundreds of heroin laboratories.”

Eventually, the Soviet Union was defeated (their version of Vietnam), and ultimately lost the Cold War. The aftermath, however, proved to be an entirely new can of worms. During his research, McCoy discovered that “the CIA supported various Afghan drug lords, for instance Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. The CIA did not handle heroin, but it did provide its drug lord allies with transport, arms, and political protection.”

By 1994, a new force emerged in the region—the Taliban—that took over the drug trade. Chossudovsky again discovered that “the Americans had secretly, and through the Pakistanis [specifically the ISI], supported the Taliban’s assumption of power.”

These strange bedfellows endured a rocky relationship until July 2000 when Taliban leaders banned the planting of poppies. This alarming development, along with other disagreements over proposed oil pipelines through Eurasia, posed a serious problem for power centers in the West. Without heroin money at their disposal, billions of dollars could not be funneled into various CIA black budget projects. Already sensing trouble in this volatile region, 18 influential neo-cons signed a letter in 1998 which became a blueprint for war—the infamous Project for a New American Century (PNAC).

Fifteen days after 9-11, CIA Director George Tenet sent his top-secret Special Operations Group (SOG) into Afghanistan. One of the biggest revelations in Tenet’s book, At the Center of the Storm, was that CIA forces directed the Afghanistan invasion, not the Pentagon.

In the Jan. 26, 2003, issue of Time magazine, Douglas Waller describes Donald Rumsfeld’s reaction to this development. “When aides told Rumsfeld that his Army Green Beret A-Teams couldn’t go into Afghanistan until the CIA contingent had lain the groundwork with

local warlords, he erupted, ‘I have all these guys under arms, and we’ve got to wait like little birds in a nest for the CIA to let us go in?’”


But the real operator in Afghanistan was Richard Armitage, a man whose legend includes being the biggest heroin trafficker in Cambodia and Laos during the Vietnam War; director of the State Department’s Foreign Narcotics Control Office (a front for CIA drug dealing); head of the Far East Company (used to funnel drug money out of the Golden Triangle); a close liaison with Oliver North during the Iran-Contra cocaine-for-guns scandal; a primary Pentagon official in the terror and covert ops field under George Bush the Elder; one of the original signatories of the infamous PNAC document; and the man who helped CIA Director William Casey run weapons to the mujahideen during their war against the Soviet Union. Armitage was also stationed in Iran during the mid-1970s right before Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini overthrew the shah. Armitage may well be the greatest covert operator in U.S. history.

On Sept. 10, 2001, Armitage met with the UK’s national security advisor, Sir David Manning. Was Armitage “passing on specific intelligence information about the impending terrorist attacks”? The scenario is plausible because one day later—on 9-11—Dick Cheney directly called for Armitage’s presence down in his bunker. Immediately after WTC 2 was struck, Armitage told BBC Radio, “I was told to go to the operations center [where] I spent the rest of the day in the ops center with the vice president.”

These two share a long history together. Not only was Armitage employed by Cheney’s former company Halliburton (via Brown & Root), he was also a deputy when Cheney was secretary of defense under Bush the Elder. More importantly, Cheney and Armitage had joint business and consulting interests in the Central Asian pipeline which had been contracted by Unocal. The only problem standing between them and the Caspian Sea’s vast energy reserves was the Taliban.

Since the 1980s, Armitage amassed a huge roster of allies in Pakistan’s ISI. He was also one of the “Vulcans”—along with Condi Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, and Rabbi Dov Zakheim—who coordinated Bush’s geo-strategic foreign policy initiatives. Then, after 9-11, he negotiated with the Pakistanis prior to our invasion of Afghanistan, while also becoming Bush’s deputy secretary of state stationed in Afghanistan.

Our “enemy,” or course, was the Taliban “terrorists.” But George Tenet, Colin Powell, Porter Goss, and Armitage had developed a close relationship with Pakistan’s military head of the ISI—General Mahmoud Ahmad— who was cited in a Sept. 2001 FBI report as “supporting and financing the alleged 9-11 terrorists, as well as having links to al Qaeda and the Taliban.”

The line between friend and foe gets even murkier. Afghan President Hamid Karzai not only collaborated with the Taliban, but he was also on Unocal’s payroll in the mid-1990s. He is also described by Saudi Arabia’s Al-Watan newspaper as being  “a Central Intelligence Agency covert operator since the 1980s that collaborated with the CIA in funding U.S. aid to the Taliban.”

Capturing a new, abundant source for heroin was an integral part of the U.S. “war on terror.” Hamid Karzai is a puppet ruler of the CIA; Afghanistan is a full-fledged narco-state; and the poppies that flourish there have yet to be eradicated, as was proven in 2003 when the Bush administration refused to destroy the crops, despite having the chance to do so. Major drug dealers are rarely arrested, smugglers enjoy carte blanche immunity, and Nushin Arbabzadah, writing for The Guardian, theorized that “U.S. Army planes leave Afghanistan carrying coffins empty of bodies, but filled with drugs.” Is that why the military protested so vehemently when reporters tried to photograph returning caskets? Source

A war for drugs.

Afghanistan’s Opium Trail, Documentary.

CBC Passionate Eye

Afghanistan – 10 Years of Failure & Oppression [Documentary]

Afghan children work in a poppy field in the area of Karez-e-Sayyidi, Helmand province, April 2010. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Afghanistan’s Child Drug Addicts

A little History

Secrets of the CIA

“The CIA is a state-sponsored terrorists association. You don’t look at people as human beings. They are nothing but pieces on the chessboard.” — Verne Lyon, former CIA agent in revealing documentary.

The UN Report documents how the world’s deadliest drug has created a market worth $65 billion, catering to 15 million addicts, causing up to 100,000 deaths per year, spreading HIV at an unprecedented rate.

You can thank the US invasion of Afghanistan for the problem.

UN World Drug Report 2012

Here there is a Map on drug use world wide. It was created using the statistics from the UN Report. It is not complete as there is nothing about Heroin use in Canada which of course is wrong, There are Heroin Addicts in Canada. But it does give you a good idea how wide spread the problem is. You can change the type of drug you want to look at on a world wide scale. Choices are Cannabis, Cocaine, Ecstasy, Amphetamines, Opiates/Heroin

Here is another map.

This map Can give a lot of details on Drug seizures.You can segregate by drug.

If you put in Heroin and Opium it is rather interesting.

Better still scroll down a bit and there is another Search you can do. “Search Events”, Try putting in the details you want. You can do it for a certain country and certain dates etc. So I put in Heroin and Opium. I choose dates from 2000 to now. I included all countries. There sure is a lot of Heroin and Opium out there.

I found that the info only goes back to 2009. Even so it is very informative.

The information is only the ones that were caught. So one can only imagine how much more is out there. Odds are there are also many events that are not listed. Finding them all would take  lot of time. Whoever runs the site has done an excellent job however.


Fugitive Nathan Jacobson, a friend of Harper, you decide

Turkey: Jailing is the Agenda to silence critical Journalists

Updated November 3rd -Canada: Coroner’s Inquest of Ashley Smith’s death in Prison

Japan: Radioactive cesium levels in most fish has not declined



Innocence of Muslims, Protesters are telling the US to get out of their country

September 17 2012

Innocence of Muslims – The big lie told about and shown to the world.

I have been attempting to keep a running record of all the protests.

To Date

Protests have happened  in Iran, Sudan, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kashmir, Pakistan, Iraq, Gaza, Morocco, Syria, Kuwait, Nigeria, Kenya, UK, India, Turkey, Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Afghanistan, Jordan, Mauritanian, Israel,  Oman, Australia, Belgium, France, Philippines, Thailand, Copenhagen and of course Libya- 35 Countries so far.

‘It Makes Me Sick’: Actress in Muhammed Movie Says She Was Deceived, Had No Idea It Was About Islam

Adrian Chen

The story of the Muhammed movie which sparked deadly protests in Libya and Egypt gets weirder. The actors who appeared in it had no idea they were starring in anti-Islam propaganda which depicts Muhammed as a child molester and thug. They were deceived by the film’s director, believing they were appearing in a film about the life of a generic Egyptian 2,000 years ago.

Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress from Bakersfield, Calif., has a small role in the Muhammed movie as a woman whose young daughter is given to Muhammed to marry. But in a phone interview this afternoon, Garcia told us she had no idea she was participating in an offensive spoof on the life of Muhammed when she answered a casting call through an agency last summer and got the part.

The script she was given was titled simply Desert Warriors.

“It was going to be a film based on how things were 2,000 years ago,” Garcia said. “It wasn’t based on anything to do with religion, it was just on how things were run in Egypt. There wasn’t anything about Muhammed or Muslims or anything.”

In the script and during the shooting, nothing indicated the controversial nature of the final product, now called Muslim Innocence. Muhammed wasn’t even called Muhammed; he was “Master George,” Garcia said. The word “Muhammed” was dubbed over in post-production, as were essentially all other offensive references to Islam and Muhammed.

For example, at 9:03 in the trailer, Garcia berates her husband, who wants to send their daughter to Muhammed: “Is your Muhammed a child molester?” she says in the final product. But the words are dubbed over what she actually said. The line in the script—and the line Garcia gave during filming—was, “is your God a child molester,” Garcia told us today.

Garcia was horrified when she saw the end product, and when protesters in Libya killed four U.S. Embassy employees.

“I had nothing to do really with anything,” she said today. “Now we have people dead because of a movie I was in. It makes me sick.”

According to Garcia, her three days on set last July were unremarkable. The film’s mysterious pseudonymous writer and director, “Sam Bacile,” has claimed to be an Israeli real estate mogul. But Garcia said Bacile told her he was Egyptian on set. Bacile had white hair and spoke Arabic to a number of “dark-skinned” men who hung around the set, she said. (A Bacile associate also told The Atlantic he wasn’t Israeli or Jewish.)

“He was just really mellow. He was just sitting there and he wanted certain points to be made.”

Once, Garcia said, Bacile wanted a girl that “Master George” (aka Muhammed) was to sleep with to look seven years old, instead of 10, to heighten the outrage. But his Assistant Directors protested, saying that was too young.

After the protests erupted and Bacile appeared in the media, Garcia called him up today to express her outrage at his deception.

“I called Sam and said, ‘Why did you do this?’ and he said, ‘I’m tired of radical Islamists killing each other. Let other actors know it’s not their fault.'”

Garcia isn’t satisfied simply knowing it wasn’t her fault.

“I’m going to sue his butt off.”

Update: The entire 80-member cast and crew of the film have released a statement saying they were misled. Via CNN:

The entire cast and crew are extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by the producer. We are 100% not behind this film and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose. We are shocked by the drastic re-writes of the script and lies that were told to all involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred.

Update II: Here’s what appears to be the posted in July 2011 on craigslist:

(Casting call cast audition MOONCASTING USA CA)

CASTING feature: Desert Warrior (Los Angeles)

Category audition: Mode & Fashion — 3:46 am
Historical desert drama set in Middle East. Indie Feature film shoots 18 days in L.A. in August. Studio and backlot locations.
Male Roles: DR. MATTHEW (Lead): Middle Eastern Pharmacist, 40-50, intelligent, family man; GEORGE (Lead); 40-50, Middle Eastern warrior leader, romantic, charismatic; YOUNG GEORGE (featured) 18-22; PRIEST (featured): 60-70, bearded; ABDO (featured), 60-70, Elder tribe leader; ISRAELI MEN 30-50 (featured); WARRIORS (featured) 18-50, Various Middle Eastern types, bearded.
Female Roles: CONDALISA (featured) 40, attractive, successful, strong willed; HILLARY (featured) 18 but must look younger, petite; innocent; YOUSTINA (featured) 16-18, Daughter of doctor; MIDDLE EASTERN WOMEN (Various Featured Roles) 18-40, attractive, exotic; OLDER WOMAN (featured) 60-70, feisty.
Please place Role desired in SUBJECT: line of email.
Indicate SAG or NON-SAG
Require phone contact for immediate interview in Beverly/LaCienega area.

  • Location: Los Angeles
  • it’s ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: no pay
  • OK to contact me about appearing in CL documentary series


Source for above information

So all that was bogus. Then it turns out Sam old boy is not his real name. Now it seems he might be Egyptian maybe, but definitely from the US and definitely from California. He has a previous Criminal Record for Bank Fraud. He as a condition of his probation is not to use a bogus name, which he did, he is not to use the internet, which he did.

The filmmaker, who identified himself in a telephone interview with The Associated Press as Sam Bacile, said he is an Israeli-born, Jewish writer and director of Innocence of Muslims. Bacile was the name used to publish excerpts of the movie online as early as July 2 2012.

Filmmaker Sam Bacile in hiding after anti-Muslim film sparks violence in which American diplomat was killed so they tell the world.

(Sam Bacile/Nakoula Basseley) Nakoula, who was originally believed to have directed the controversial ‘Innocence of Muslims’ movie, has turned out to be producer, not the director.

The film’s original casting call lists softcore porn director Alan Roberts as the movie-maker.

The filmmaker allegedly responsible for the anti-Muslim film ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ which sparked anti-US protests around world, was called in by police for questioning in Los Angeles.

CBC Report on Libya killing of Ambassador

Yemen protesters attempt to storm US embassy, repelled by police

In Kuwait, the US embassy staff were evacuated.

Iranian students protest anti-Islam movie outside Swiss Embassy

US-made anti-Islam film insults all divine religions: Jewish lawmaker

Yemenis storm US embassy in Sana’a, 4 killed, 34 injured

US-made anti-Islam movie sparks protests in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia

US dispatches destroyers, marine unit to Libya

Egypt protests: Сars torched, police firebombed at US Embassy Lebanon protesters burn US, Israeli flags

Pakistan police clash with angry protesters outside US Embassy

86 anti-US protesters arrested in India

US sends troops to Yemen over film

Tunisian protesters storm US Embassy

Protesters expelled from US Embassy

3 Killed in Tunisia US Embassy attack

Nigerian troops attack protesters

Protesters storm US Embassy in London

One killed in Yemen anti-US protest

Police in Sydney, Australia, use tear gas on protesters

Istanbul sees peaceful protest over anti-Islam film – Hürriyet Daily

US to shut embassy in Bankok  Thailand during anti-Islam film protest

 I think everyone should read this Report.

This is about some of the people who promote hate against Muslims in the US. Not only do they promote Hate they also feed the public misinformation, in other wards they lie to the public about Muslims.
They lie about anything and everything. Millions and millions of dollars are spent to promote the hate and misinformation each year.

Read it and find out if they lied to you.


A very interesting read.
Maybe they even have a connection to the movie makers.

Americans may be able to use this against those who incited the riots.

The makers of the film knew for a fact it would cause riots or protests for sure. Just like when pastor Jones, burned the Holy Quran.

Germany bans US pastor Jones

The Canadian Government and the decision of the closure of the Embassies-Tehran-Ottawa

If you are Canadian please do go and sign the petition at Link below.

  • Author:
    Iranian Canadian Community Council
  • Send To:
    Canadian Government

We, the undersigned, deplore and condemn the Canadian government’s abrupt and unjustified decision to unilaterally close all diplomatic channels with Iran, while effectively leaving the path of hostility and military confrontation as the only available option on the table. We deplore the fact that Canada, in spite of its long tradition in multilateralism and its unmatched expertise in peaceful conflict resolution, has opted to forgo all its potentials as a peace-broker, to espouse a hawkish policy that is only conducive to escalate international tension and pave the ground for war. We deplore the fact that the Canadian government has chosen to substitute a tradition of “rational and reasoned” diplomacy with an uncharacteristic foreign-policy that is predicated on soundbites, sensationalist rhetoric and intimidation. We regret that such outlook completely disregards the noble humanitarian considerations that Canada was once known to take to heart. We , the undersigned, caution the Government and all civil rights associations that the closure of the Iranian Embassy directly intervenes with Iranian-Canadians’ “freedom of movement” by unreservedly depriving them of all indispensable consular services required to travel to and visit their native land. The Canadian government has yet to convincingly demonstrate that such a drastic limit on a fundamental legal and moral right affecting thousands of its citizens and residents, is reasonably justified in a free and democratic society. We also call on the Canadian government to fully recognize the moral and financial prejudice suffered by an entire ethnic community that was abruptly and arbitrarily cut off from its roots without as much as a genuine consultation, notice or convincing explanation. We strongly condemn the Canadian government’s condescending and discourteous manners toward Iranian-Canadians and expect the Prime Minister to immediately take actions to reverse this worrying pattern that is founded upon discrimination, hostility and collective punishment.


Also for all Canadians if you are in Iran and need help go to the Italian Embassy.

Italy to represent Canada in Iran after pullout 

3 Reasons the US and Israel are Lying About Iran

Repeated Lies Call for Repeated Truth Regarding Iran.

By Tony Cartalucci

September 17, 2012

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu callsfor the US to establish a firm “red line” that Iran’s nuclear program can’t cross without risking a military response,” and the West is marched ever closer to war with the Islamic Republic based on tired and repeated lies, three important points must be kept in mind.

 Israeli Prime Minister has been granted air-time to dictate US foreign policy to American viewers in the latest indication that interests other than those of the American people drive American destiny. Make no mistake however, Netanyahu is not in America to represent the Israeli people, but rather the same corporate-financier interests of Wall Street and London that created and sustain him politically.

1. The US and Israel admit in their own policy papers that Iran threatens Western hegemony, not Western security (let alone survival):

The very engineers of US-Israeli policy to subvert and destroy Iran, detailed in the 156 page Which Path to Persia? report out of the corporate-financier funded Brookings Institution, admit that Iran threatens not the security of Israel or the United States, but the hegemonic geopolitical order the West maintains over the Middle East.

In March 2012’s Israel & US: Partners in International Crime,” direct quotes from the “Which Path to Persia?” report, as well as excerpts from RAND Corporation documents and else where illustrate these admissions in their entirety.

2. The US and Israel already struck first: 

By using US State Department-listed foreign terror organization (#30) Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) , the US and Israel have been waging years of covert war against the Iranian people.

In March 2012’s US State Department Hands Terror-Cult US Base in Iraq,” the history of MEK as well as advocacy for supporting its terrorist activities inside of Iran is exposed through a series of Western-media reports, government testimony, and US foreign policy papers.

In February 2012’s US Implausibly Denies Role in Israeli Terror Squads,” reports of both US officials admitting Israel’s backing of MEK terrorists to carry out assassinations inside of Iran, as well as evidence of US support for MEK are exposed.

It should be remembered that political and military subversion of Iran by the West stretches back to Operation Ajax” in 1953, where the United States and the British overthrew the democratically elected nationalist government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh.

This violent subversion played out long before the current political order in Iran came to power. Iran has been the subject of sovereignty-violating foreign intervention for over half a century – with the West long ago drawing first blood, and continuing to do so up to present day through admitted campaigns of political, economic, and military subversion.

3. Israel’s current leaders have Wall Street-London hegemony, not Israel’s self-preservation, at heart: 

Perhaps the greatest myth in regards to US-Israeli policy toward Iran is that it is driven by concerns for national security and the survival of the “Jewish State” of Israel. In reality, the overall foreign policy pursued by Israel’s government has demonstrably run contra to both the Israeli people’s survival and their own prosperity. The Israeli government’s posture toward Iran is perhaps the most dangerous and unhinged manifestation of this.

In August 2012’s Israel’s Netanyahu Attempts to Shame UN,” it was reported that, “the Israeli government is the greatest enemy of the Israeli people,” because:
Western corporate-financier oligarchs have done more to send both Americans and Israelis to their deaths than any combination of suicide belt-wearing, Kalashnikov-waving “terrorists.” The “War on Terror” is indeed a fraud, and Israel’s government has masterfully played a pivotal role – maintaining a strategy of tension to keep its own people in perpetual fear, while keeping their perceived enemies in perpetual and absolute rage.  When enemies are difficult to find, the government of Israel and its corporate-financier backers upon Wall Street and in the city of London create them, including the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas (and here), and Al Qaeda.

The result is a nation at constant war, with an inexhaustible supply of enemies in an unending conflict giving the interests of Wall Street and London – the very interests that created the modern state of Israel to begin with – an excuse to remain perpetually engaged in the Middle East with a military encampment the size of a nation at their constant disposal.

Augmenting this camp are the Israeli people themselves, just as lied to, manipulated, and kept in constant fear as their counterparts in the West to keep the rank and file of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) as full as Wall Street’s American Armed Forces or Europe’s NATO foot soldiers.

The Israeli people are no less well-intentioned, talented, or full of potential as any other people on Earth, but they are likewise just as susceptible to being indoctrinated, misled, and terrorized into taking a course of action in no way beneficial to themselves or their nation. The Israeli government does not pursue a foreign or domestic policy conducive to its own self-preservation, let alone its prosperity as a nation.

Its constant warmongering, meddling geopolitically beyond its borders, and the creation and perpetuation of its alleged “enemies” have indeed killed more Israelis than any “terrorist.” The Israeli government and the corporate-financier interests they represent are the Israeli people’s worst enemy. It would be wise for both the Israeli people, and those who perceive themselves to be “enemies of Israel” to remember that and make a clear distinction when moving forward.

Israel should be enjoying standards of living and prosperity amongst the highest on Earth considering Israel’s extensive human resources, but is instead facing austerity and economic hardship as the collective talent and potential of the Israeli people are squandered in the pursuit of armed corporate-financier hegemony instead of peaceful progress. The same could be easily said of the United States, whose vast military supremacy and geographic location makes its narrative of “Iran, the imminent threat” all the more tenuous.
To depict Iran as an irrational enemy of Judaism, rather than simply a rational nation-state responding to and defending against the decades of provocations carried out by the West and its Israeli proxies, does not hold historical or social water. Iran hosts the largest Jewish population in the Middle East outside of Israel itself, with an ancient and proud Jewish community that has both refused to leave Iran, as well as condemn it for the benefit of Western propaganda campaigns.


PM Netanyahu’s latest propaganda tour of the US is nothing less than a blatant conspiracy against world peace – the premeditated fabrication of a war that puts at risk hundreds of millions of people and the survival of both Israel and Iran itself.  Netanyahu and his corporate-financier compatriots hope that fear, terror, and ignorance prevail long before all the myths, lies, and propaganda wear off and the populations of the respective nations involved, Iran, America, and Israel, come to their senses and identify their real enemy – the corporate-financier elite who have driven half a century of conflict with the Iranian people.

When these myths wear off, it will not be wars and the pursuit of hegemony that guide the hands of each nation’s respective people, but a drive to both free themselves from the monopolies of these corporate-financier interests, and the pursuit of progress on their own terms, for their own benefit rather than for a manipulative elite.

This article was originally published at landdestroyer.blogspot


 Warships in the Persian Gulf

September 17 2012

The US has mustered three carrier battle fleets and the British have several supporting ships including minesweepers, a new  Type 45 destroyer, and they have a second fleet ready in the Eastern Mediterranean that can arrive to support the Gulf fleets within a matter of days. That second fleet contains the French aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle and the British HMS Illustrious.

Each of the three Nimitz class carriers has more airplanes than the entire Iranian Airforce.

Ostensibly, the concentration of firepower is to conduct the largest wargames yet, as a show of force against a defiant Iranian Republic that western intelligence forces say is on the brink of developing a working nuclear weapon.

Thousands of marines and special forces troops are also on hand.

The wargames include cooperation and contributions from more than 25 nations including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and France. Source

They want us to believe the ships are there for war games. Why is it I don’t believe them?

What is their real purpose and of course no one would notice with all the protests going on.

Waiting for the false flag!

WW3: US Warships In The Persian Gulf! Jan 4, 2012

September 18 2012

Egypt seeks arrest of Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones

Egypt’s general prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for Florida-based Pastor Terry Jones and seven other Egyptian Coptic Christians on charges linked to the anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims” which incited riots across the Middle East.

The prosecutor’s office says the Jones and the seven Egyptians – all of whom are believed to be residing outside of Egypt – are charged with harming national unity, publicly insulting and attacking Islam and spreading false information, AP reported Tuesday.

On the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, controversial pastor Terry Jones released a video promoting the film, which portrays the Prophet in what he described as a “satirical” manner. Source

Germany’s Foreign Ministry condemns plans by a far-right group to show a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad. “Those perpetrating the violence in Arab countries represent their people as little as these far-right activists represent Germany,” says Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.

At the Arab Fall link below they update things as they happen to the best of their ability. It is rather hard to keep track of it all however.  They seem to be doing rather well however.

‘Arab Fall’: Anti-US rage LIVE timeline (PHOTOS)

If you know of any protests that have happened that I have missed do leave a comment and link to the protest article.

Thank You.

Will be adding more as I find it.

Deaths in Afghanistan 5.6 million due to war

The US killed 10 more civilians yesterday.
October 22 2011
A US rocket has struck a residential area in war-torn Afghanistan, claiming the lives of at least 10 Afghan civilians,

The fatal blast took place in a village in the northeastern Kunar Province.

The attack follows a surprise visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Kabul, to take part in a meeting aiming at finding a political solution to substitute the decade-long US-led war in Afghanistan.

The killing of civilians by foreign forces has dramatically intensified anti-American sentiments in Afghanistan.

Estimates put the number of the war-related deaths in Afghanistan at around 5.6 million. The fatalities have reportedly been caused, besides violence, by hunger, deprivation, and other instances of adversity generated by the US-led invasion and occupation of the country.

Just recently Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded that the US-led NATO force provide an explanation for the killing of three members of a family in an operation in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday in the Chaki Wardak district of Wardak Province.

Insecurity continues to climb across Afghanistan despite the presence of nearly 150,000 US-led forces in the war-ravaged country. Source

‘Afghans will stand by Pakistan in war’

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says that Afghanistan is strictly opposed to any US attack on Pakistan and will stand by Islamabad if Washington takes such an extreme step.

“God forbid, if a war erupts between Pakistan and the United States, we (Afghanistan) will stand by Pakistan,” Karzai told Pakistan’s Geo television network in an interview broadcast on Saturday, Reuters reported.

Karzai also said that if Pakistan is ever attacked by another country and needs help, “Afghanistan will be there with you. Afghanistan is a brother.”

The Afghan president stated, “Afghanistan will never forget the welcome, the hospitality, the respect, and the brotherhood showed by the Pakistani people towards the Afghan people.”

Karzai added, “Anybody that attacks Pakistan, Afghanistan will stand with Pakistan. Afghanistan will be a brother of Pakistan. Afghanistan will never betray a brother.”

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani recently urged US officials to stop accusing Islamabad and threatening it with unilateral military action.

During a meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Islamabad on Thursday, October 20, Gilani raised the objection and stated that the United States must use the bilateral forum to voice any complaints.

Meanwhile, Pakistani Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has cautioned the United States against launching a unilateral ground operation in the North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan.

In a closed door briefing on Tuesday, October 18, Kayani told Pakistani lawmakers, “Any such attack by US forces from across the Afghan border would prove 10 times harder than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Reports that US troops are massing in Afghanistan along the border with Pakistan have raised concern in Pakistan that the US might be planning an attack on North Waziristan.

The US recently began pressing Pakistan to take military action in North Waziristan against the Taliban-linked Haqqani network.

The Haqqani group has been accused of attacking the US Embassy in Kabul and carrying out a truck bombing on a NATO outpost that injured over 70 US soldiers in September.

Some US officials have accused Pakistan’s intelligence agency, Inter Services Intelligence, of supporting the Haqqani group, but Pakistan vehemently denies the charges.

US-Pakistan relations are already strained over the civilian casualties caused by the non-UN-sanctioned US drone attacks, which Pakistan has repeatedly condemned as violations of its sovereignty.

The aerial attacks, initiated by former US President George W. Bush, have escalated under President Barack Obama’s administration.

Tension between Islamabad and Washington increased following a secret US attack in Pakistan that allegedly killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in May. Source
Have to say however that Bin Laden died in December of 2001.

‘Pakistan blocking attacks against Iran’  

October 22 2001

Iran’s deputy interior minister for security affairs says Islamabad has assured Tehran that it will not allow terrorist groups to use its soil to launch attacks against the country.

“Due to the long border between Iran and Pakistan, enemies have constantly tried to take advantage of regional issues, but [their efforts] have been foiled because of the vigilance of the two countries,” Ali Abdollahi was quoted by IRNA as saying on Saturday.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 7th Iran and Pakistan security session in Tehran, Abdollahi said the vigilance of both countries has prevented terrorist groups from attacking Iran from Pakistan in the past 11 months.

The seventh session of the special security committee of Iran and Pakistan was held in the Iranian Interior Ministry attended by the security and police officials of both countries on Saturday.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed expansion of security cooperation in fighting terrorism and organized crime, border security, drug trafficking, kidnapping, arms smuggling, human trafficking, illegal immigration, and police cooperation.

The Pakistani delegation, which arrived in Tehran on Friday, will meet with Iran’s Interior Minister Mohammad Mostafa Najjar Sunday.

The two sides are expected to sign a security agreement.  Source

Iran-Turkey trade volume increases.

The value of Iran-Turkey trade transactions hit $9.245bn during the first seven months of current Iranian year (started March 21).

The figure indicates a 70.19 percent increase compared to the same period the previous year.

The figure was $5.432bn in the first seven months of 2010 and the total value rose to $10.687bn in the same year.

Turkish Statistical Institute predicted the trade exchanges between the two countries would exceed $15bn this year. Source
Iran’s Relationship with Turkey and Pakistan are going  well.

The Problem for Pakistan and Iran is the US/Israeli  conflicts.

Pakistanis protest Clinton’s visit, They are protesting the Drone strikes.  They don’t want the US anywhere near them. They want like many of the US to mind their own business and stay home.

October 21 2011

They also protested the Drone strikes back in April 2011

They wee also out protesting in February 2011

The US is not wanted in Pakistan.

The US is not wanted in Afhghanistan

The US is not wanted in Iraq

Gee I guess when you kill millions of people no one wants you around. Genocide is what it is called. That is what the US/NATO did in Afghanistan and Iraq and now probably in Libya.

The DU left by all the bombs that were dropped will kill innocent people for many years to come.

The Legacy left by US/NATO is the death of millions.

The US and NATO are worse then Hitler.

Much worse the Gaddafi.

Definitely worse the Saddam.

When will the leaders be charged with war crimes, Genocide and crimes against humanity.

Where are the Nuremberg trials they all bragged about?

Are these crimes not large enough to prosecute.

They destroyed hospitals, schools, water, food, killed civilians by the millions.

Over a million and a half in Iraq and that doesn’t include those who died of hunger and those who are dieing from illness caused by DU etc.

Probably the total number who died would be about 5 or 6 million due to US/NATO intervention.

If these are not crimes, then the world has become a very sick place.

The gift of death that keeps on killing.

War “Pollution” Equals Millions of Deaths

Why: War in Iraq and Afghanistan

UN Member States Must Demand Action Against NATO War Crimes

Over 800 Bodies Dumped in Libyan Cemetary by Rebels

Criminal State – A Closer Look at Israel’s Role in Terrorism/NATO and US supporting the Rebels who are actually terrorist on the US/NATO Terrorist list. I thought the war was against terrorist not to help them. I guess they have been helping the Terrorists all along. Anything to keep the wars going for the profiteers.

The CIA: Beyond Redemption and Should be Terminated

Now the CIA also have all the Heroin they want as well.

The CIA loves drugs they war the world worst drug dealers.

Afghanistan: Troops Guarding the Poppy Fields

American Police State, The – David Wise
BoomerangMark Zepezauer
Blowback – Christopher Simpson
Blowback – Chalmers Johnson

Break-ins, Death Threats and the FBI
Challenging the Secret GovernmentPost-Watergate Investigation of CIA & FBI
CIA Diary – Philip Agee
CIA’s Greatest Hits – Mark Zepezauer
Cocaine Politics – Peter Dale Scott
Covert Action – the Roots of Terrorism – ed. E. Ray & W. Schaap

Deadly Deceits – Ralph McGehee
In Search of Enemies – John Stockwell
JFK – The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy – L. Fletcher Prouty

Lawless State, The – Morton Halperin
Predatory States – Operation Condor in Latin America – J. Patrice McSherry

Safe For Democracy – the Secret Wars of the CIA – John Prados
Secret Government, The – Bill Moyers
Secrets – CIA’s war at home – Angus Mackenzie
Secret Team, The – the CIA and its Allies in Control of the United States and the World – L. Fletcher Prouty

War At Home – Brian Glick
Challenging the Secret Government – K Olmsted

Who Killed JFK ?

The Secret Wars of the CIA – John Stockwell

The National Endowment for Democracy page

History of CIA tyranny


The CIA’s Worst Kept Secret – Gehlen Org (5/01)
CIA clears itself of drug charge
Project X, drugs and death squads
The CIA and the crack cocaine epidemic in America
Time to abolish the CIA
The CIA out of control — the Guatemala lesson
Admissions and omissions – the CIA in Guatemala
Former CIA operative talks about CIA in Latin America
CIA death squads in Latin America
Reagan’s legacy — 8 years of CIA covert action
CIA and Indonesian massacre in 1965
Believe it or not… the CIA answers some questions
CIA’s operating procedure
CIA’s Drug Connection
Still Seeing Red – CIA fosters death squads in Colombia
The Corruption of Covert Actions
Establishment Newspapers Do Damage Control for the CIA
CIA’s Drug Confession
The Chile Coup — The U.S. Hand
Inside U.S. Counterinsurgency: A Soldier Speaks
CIA, Cocaine, and Death Squads
Pulling Back the Veil on Condor
Organized Crime, The CIA and the Savings and Loan Scandal
CIA outrages in Chile
CIA Admits Tolerating Contra-Cocaine Trafficking in 1980s
The ClO without the CIA:Inside the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center
Secrets R US
CIA gave $10 million to Peru’s spymaster Montesinos
Jim Garrison, KGB, & CIA – by Oliver Stone
Official Reveals Budget for U.S. Intelligence (11/05)
U.S. Leaders are Using Pinochet’s Playbook (12/05)
The CIA, Contras, Gangs, and Crack (11/06)

CIA-assisted plot to overthrow Laos foiled (6/07)
The CIA’s ‘Family Jewels’ – still evil after all these years (6/07)
The Life and Times of the CIA – review of the book – Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner by Chalmers Johnson, TomDispatch (7/07)
R.J. Hillhouse “Outsourced” – National Security Contracted to Private Firms – interviewed by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now, July 26, 2007
“Thousands” Illegally Rendered By Bush Administration for Interrogation, Torture (11/07)
Ex-Italian President: 9/11 inside job run by CIA & Mossad (12/07)
“Operation Condor” Was No Mystery to Washington (1/08)
Gladio – Death Plan For Democracy (2/08)
The CIA Is More Active Than Ever In Venezuela (5/08)
The Assassination Bureau – Killing Hope, Sowing Terror (7/09)
The CIA’s Ghosts of Tegucigalpa [Honduras] (7/09)
The CIA, licensed to kill (8/09)
Are (US) Presidents Afraid of the CIA? (12/09)

The End Of History

By Paul Craig Roberts

October 20, 2011

Now that the CIA’s proxy army has murdered Gadhafi, what next for Libya?

If Washington’s plans succeed, Libya will become another American puppet state. Most of the cities, towns, and infrastructure have been destroyed by air strikes by the air forces of the US and Washington’s NATO puppets. US and European firms will now get juicy contracts, financed by US taxpayers, to rebuild Libya. The new real estate will be carefully allocated to lubricate a new ruling class picked by Washington. This will put Libya firmly under Washington’s thumb.

With Libya conquered, AFRICOM will start on the other African countries where China has energy and mineral investments. Obama has already sent US troops to Central Africa under the guise of defeating the Lord’s Resistance Army, a small insurgency against the ruling dictator-for-life. The Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, welcomed the prospect of yet another war by declaring that sending US troops into Central Africa “furthers US national security interests and foreign policy.” Republican Senator James Inhofe added a gallon of moral verbiage about saving “Ugandan children,” a concern the senator did not have for Libya’s children or Palestine’s, Iraq’s, Afghanistan’s and Pakistan’s.

Washington has revived the Great Power Game and is vying with China. Whereas China brings Africa investment and gifts of infrastructure, Washington sends troops, bombs and military bases. Sooner or later Washington’s aggressiveness toward China and Russia is going to explode in our faces.

Where is the money going to come from to finance Washington’s African Empire? Not from Libya’s oil. Big chunks of that have been promised to the French and British for providing cover for Washington’s latest war of naked aggression. Not from tax revenues from a collapsing US economy where unemployment, if measured correctly, is 23 percent.

With Washington’s annual budget deficit as huge as it is, the money can only come from the printing press.

Washington has already run the printing press enough to raise the consumer price index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) to 3.9% for the year (as of the end of September), the consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers (CPI-W) to 4.4% for the year, and the producer price index (PPI) to 6.9% for the year.

As statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) has shown, the official inflation measures are rigged in order to hold down cost of living adjustments to Social Security recipients, thus saving money for Washington’s wars. When measured correctly, the current rate of inflation in the US is 11.5%.

What interest rate can savers get without taking massive risks on Greek bonds? US banks pay less than one-half of one percent on FDIC insured savings deposits. Short-term US government bond funds pay essentially zero.

Thus, according to official US government statistics American savers are losing between 3.9% and 4.4% of their capital yearly. According to John Williams’ estimate of the real rate of inflation, US savers are losing 11.5% of their accumulated savings.

As retired Americans receive no interest on their savings, they are having to spend down their capital. The ability of even the most prudent retirees to survive the negative rate of interest they are receiving and the erosion by inflation of any pensions that they receive will come to an end once their accumulated assets are exhausted.

Except for Washington’s favored mega-rich, the one percent that has captured all of the income gains of recent years, the rest of America has been assigned to the trash can. Nothing whatsoever has been done for them since the financial crisis hit in December 2007. Bush and Obama, Republican and Democrat, have focused on saving the 1 percent while giving the finger to the 99 percent.

Finally, some Americans, though not enough, have caught on to the flag-waving rah-rah “patriotism” that has consigned them to the trash bin of history. They are not going down without a fight and are in the streets. Occupy Wall Street has spread. What will be the fate of this movement?

Will the snow and ice of cold weather end the protests, or send them into public buildings? How long will the local authorities, subservient to Washington as they are, tolerate the obvious signal that the population lacks any confidence whatsoever in the government?

If the protests last, especially if they grow and don’t decline, the authorities will infiltrate the protestors with police provocateurs who will fire on the police. This will be the excuse to shoot down the protestors and to arrest the survivors as “terrorists” or “domestic extremists” and to send them to the $385 million dollar camps built under US government contract by Cheney’s Halliburton.

The Amerikan Police State will have taken its next step into the Amerikan Concentration Camp State.

Meanwhile, lost in their oblivion, conservatives will continue to bemoan the ruination of the country by homosexual marriage, abortion, and “the liberal media.” Liberal organizations committed to civil liberty, such as the ACLU, will continue to rank a woman’s right to an abortion with defense of the US Constitution. Amnesty International will assist Washington in demonizing its next target for military attack while turning a blind eye to the war crimes of President Obama.

When we consider what Israel has got away with, being as it is under Washington’s bought protection–the war crimes, the murders of children, the eviction in total disregard of international law of Palestinians from their ancestral homes, the bulldozing of their houses and uprooting of their olive groves in order to move in fanatical “settlers,” the murderous invasions of Lebanon and Gaza, the wholesale slaughter of civilians–we can only conclude that Washington, Israel’s enabler, can get away with far more.

In the few opening years of the 21st century, Washington has destroyed the US Constitution, the separation of powers, international law, the accountability of government, and has sacrificed every moral principle to achieving hegemony over the world. This ambitious agenda is being attempted while simultaneously Washington removed all regulation over Wall Street, the home of massive greed, permitting Wall Street’s short-term horizon to wreck the US economy, thus destroying the economic basis for Washington’s assault on the world.

Will the US collapse in economic chaos before it rules the world?

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was appointed by President Reagan Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and confirmed by the US Senate. He was Associate Editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, and he served on the personal staffs of Representative Jack Kemp and Senator Orrin Hatch. He was staff associate of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, staff associate of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, and Chief Economist, Republican Staff, House Budget Committee. He wrote the Kemp-Roth tax rate reduction bill, and was a leader in the supply-side revolution. He was professor of economics in six universities, and is the author of numerous books and scholarly contributions. He has testified before committees of Congress on 30 occasions. Source

The Son of Africa Claims a Continent’s Crown Jewels

By John Pilger

October 19, 2011

On 14 October, President Barack Obama announced he was sending United States special forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there. In the next few months, US combat troops will be sent to South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic. They will only “engage” for “self-defence”, says Obama, satirically. With Libya secured, an American invasion of the African continent is under way.

Obama’s decision is described in the press as “highly unusual” and “surprising”, even “weird”. It is none of these things. It is the logic of American foreign policy since 1945. Take Vietnam. The priority was to halt the influence of China, an imperial rival, and “protect” Indonesia, which President Nixon called “the region’s richest hoard of natural resources …the greatest prize”. Vietnam merely got in the way; and the slaughter of more than three million Vietnamese and the devastation and poisoning of their land was the price of America achieving its goal. Like all America’s subsequent invasions, a trail of blood from Latin America to Afghanistan and Iraq, the rationale was usually “self defence” or “humanitarian”, words long emptied of their dictionary meaning.
In Africa, says Obama, the “humanitarian mission” is to assist the government of Uganda defeat the Lord’s resistance Army (LRA), which “has murdered, raped and kidnapped tens of thousands of men, women and children in central Africa”. This is an accurate description of the LRA, evoking multiple atrocities administered by the United States, such as the bloodbath in the 1960s following the CIA-arranged murder of Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence leader and first legally elected prime minister, and the CIA coup that installed Mobutu Sese Seko, regarded as Africa’s most venal tyrant.

Obama’s other justification also invites satire. This is the “national security of the United States”. The LRA has been doing its nasty work for 24 years, of minimal interest to the United States. Today, it has few than 400 fighters and has never been weaker. However, US “national security” usually means buying a corrupt and thuggish regime that has something Washington wants. Uganda’s “president-for-life” Yoweri Museveni already receives the larger part of $45 million in US military “aid” – including Obama’s favourite drones. This is his bribe to fight a proxy war against America’s latest phantom Islamic enemy, the rag-tag al Shabaab group based in Somalia. The RTA will play a public relations role, distracting western journalists with its perennial horror stories.

However, the main reason the US is invading Africa is no different from that which ignited the Vietnam war. It is China. In the world of self-serving, institutionalised paranoia that justifies what General David Petraeus, the former US commander and now CIA director, implies is a state of perpetual war, China is replacing al-Qaeda as the official American “threat”. When I interviewed Bryan Whitman, an assistant secretary of defence at the Pentagon last year, I asked him to describe the current danger to America. Struggling visibly, he repeated, “Asymmetric threats … asymmetric threats”. These justify the money-laundering state-sponsored arms conglomerates and the biggest military and war budget in history. With Osama bin Laden airbrushed, China takes the mantle.

Africa is China’s success story. Where the Americans bring drones and destabilisation, the Chinese bring roads, bridges and dams. What they want is resources, especially fossil fuels. With Africa’s greatest oil reserves, Libya under Muammar Gaddafi was one of China’s most important sources of fuel. When the civil war broke out and Nato backed the “rebels” with a fabricated story about Gaddafi planning “genocide” in Benghazi, China evacuated its 30,000 workers in Libya. The subsequent UN security council resolution that allowed the west’s “humanitarian intervention” was explained succinctly in a proposal to the French government by the “rebel” National Transitional Council, disclosed last month in the newspaper Liberation, in which France was offered 35 per cent of Libya’s gross national oil production “in exchange” (the term used) for “total and permanent” French support for the NTC. Running up the Stars and Stripes in “liberated” Tripoli last month, US ambassador Gene Cretz blurted out: “We know that oil is the jewel in the crown of Libyan natural resources!”

The de facto conquest of Libya by the US and its imperial partners heralds a modern version of the “scramble for Africa” at the end of the 19th century.
Like the “victory” in Iraq, journalists have played a critical role in dividing Libyans into worthy and unworthy victims. A recent Guardian front page carried a photograph of a terrified “pro-Gaddafi” fighter and his wild-eyed captors who, says the caption, “celebrate”. According to General Petraeus, there is now a war “of perception … conducted continuously through the news media”.

For more than a decade the US has tried to establish a command on the continent of Africa, AFRICOM, but has been rebuffed by governments, fearful of the regional tensions this would cause. Libya, and now Uganda, South Sudan and Congo, provide the main chance. As WikiLeaks cables and the US National Strategy for Counter-terrorism reveal, American plans for Africa are part of a global design in which 60,000 special forces, including death squads, already operate in 75 countries, soon to be 120. As Dick Cheney pointed out in his 1990s “defence strategy” plan, America simply wishes to rule the world.

That this is now the gift of Barack Obama, the “Son of Africa”, is supremely ironic. Or is it? As Frantz Fanon explained in Black Skin, White Masks, what matters is not so much the colour of your skin as the power you serve and the millions you betray. Source

Transitional leader declares Libya ‘liberated’

Oct. 23, 2011

BENGHAZI, Libya — Libya’s transitional leader has declared liberation of the country, three days after the death of its leader of four decades, Moammar Gadhafi.

Mustafa Abdul-Jalil also told thousands of supporters at a ceremony on Sunday that Islamic Sharia law would be the “basic source” of legislation in the country and that existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam would be nullified. In an address that set an Islamist tone for post-Gadhafi Libya, he said new banks would be set up to follow the Islamic banking system, which bans charging interest.

“This revolution was looked after by God to achieve victory,” he told the crowd. Source

Sharia law- There goes women rights


Violence erupts as general strike shuts down Greece

World Wide Occupy Wall Street Protests updated.

Pentagon Insider Says Green Light On Israel/USA To Strike Iran Within 2 Weeks

Wall Street and Greek protests spread to Brussels

We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former NYPD detective testifies

Wall Street/Washington Protesters an Inspiration to Behold

Cost of war to Libyans about $200 Billion

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UN Member States Must Demand Action Against NATO War Crimes

By Shenali Waduge

October 13, 2011

Why & how is it that international laws & international bodies & international public figures paid to maintain peaceful co-existence keep silent while even endorsing repeated NATO bombings that have killed thousands of innocent men, women & children & destroyed public & private property in a show of supremacy & arrogance over the nations they have targeted? NATO war crimes extend from Yugoslavia, to Iraq, to Afghanistan & now Libya. Why are international laws being manipulated to pressurize nations politically less powerful yet bountiful in natural resources or placed in influential economic routes? This simply explains why nations are invaded in the present context & how NATO has become above the law.

Were there terrorists in power plants, electricity grids, water supply networks? Were there terrorists among shops, universities & schools, stores, hospitals, farms & markets? These have been key targets of NATO in its endless bombing campaigns which totally violate its own Charter & the UN Charter. So if Justice is quiet what is the use of the International Criminal Court at The Hague? If the ICC is a tool, a manipulative organism that twists legal principles it is time the rest of the world knew about these duplicities, ambiguities & double standards & demand that it either stops the double standards or these members vote for another alternative.

NATO in Yugoslavia

The International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia formed in 1993 was only a means to justify Western intervention in the Balkans. It has no links to the International Court of Justice based in The Hague. The Tribunal is made up of US influenced appointees so will NATO crimes in Kosovo be investigated? Was it a surprise when the Tribunal branded President Milosevic a war criminal & the US is against the establishment of any international court that can charge US military & political personnel with war crimes?

What NATO is accused of is violating the UN Charter– it is a violation to attack a sovereign nation that was innocent of any aggression. NATO’s Charter Article 1 & 7 has also been violated – NATO is supposed to function as a “DEFENSIVE organization, & only committed to force if ONE or MORE of its members are attacked! NATO Treaty in fact recognizes the UN Security Council to maintain international peace & security. NATO’s violation of the Hague Convention Article 22 & 23, Geneva Convention Article 19, Nuremberg Principle VI a,b,c & the US Constitution Article 1 Section 8, Clause II is for “killing & injuring a defenseless population through Yugoslavia”.

The usual excuse is given as “humanitarian” intervention & that was what the Clinton administration used, incidentally Mussolini used it to invade Ethiopia to save them from slavery & Hitler used it to occupy Sudetenland to save Germans.

If the US used the Nuremberg principles to charge Germany for “starting an unprovoked war” shouldn’t the US be charged on similar grounds?

On 22 September, 2000 in the District Court of Belgrade, the President of the Court handed down guilty verdicts against government leaders of NATO countries for “war crimes”. These defendants were Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac, Gerhard Schroeder, Robin Cook, George Robertson, William Cohen, Hubert Vedrine, Alain Richard, Gerhard Schroeder, Joschka Fischer, Rudolf Scharping, Javier Solana and Wesley Clark. The sentence was for 20 years in a Yugoslav prison & thus arrest warrants were issued upon all charging each for crimes against humanity & breaches of international law, inciting an aggressive war, war crimes against civilians, use of weapons banned under international law, violating Yugoslavia’s territorial sovereignty & attempting to murder Slobodan Milosevic, President of Yugoslavia between March 24 & June 10, 1999.

Former US President Bill Clinton was sent a verdict on April 18th, 2001 sentencing him in absentia to 20 years in prison for “crimes against civilians”.

The entire West is not as inhuman as we think. The Commission of Inquiry of the International Action Coalition charged in 1999 Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, William Cohen for violating the Geneva Convention, the UN Charter, the Nuremberg Principles, Helsinki Accords & the US Constitution. The 19 charges included starting a war, deliberate targeting of civilians infrastructure & violating & destroying peacemaking role of the UN. One of the main arguments was that despite the Yugoslav parliament agreeing to NATOs demand of autonomy & armed UN peacekeepers in Kosovo why it was bombed! Instead of the mass graves that was similar to the WMD in Iraq, there were perhaps just 200 dead persons – the 100,000 dead Albanians that NATO & US were promoting as grounds to attack was just a lie.

NATOs air strikes in Serbia killed over 2000 civilians & wounded more than 7500. NATO has owned up to only 460 civilian deaths. The dead included farmers, city dwellers, reporters, diplomats, people traveling in public transport, patients in hospitals, the elderly & even children. That is the human factor – what about the enormous damages to the environment as a result of these NATO bombings – poisoning water supplies, loss of electricity that affects hospitals & other emergency requirements? There is evidence that some Spanish pilots refused to drop bombs on non-military targets.

Another accusation against NATO was the bombing of all bridges across the international waterway through Eastern Europe – the River Danube. Some of these bridges were bombed while civilians were on them. All that NATO leaders said were that the incidents were “accidents”. This clearly violates the Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12th August 1949 & the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol 1) – 8th June 1977.

NATO strategy was to destroy the whole infrastructure of Yugoslavia – that was why it targeted public services, rail & road networks, waterways. The objective was always to detach Kosovo.

If one were to read the book (The White Book) published by the Yugoslav Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NATO crimes in Yugoslavia, the book will reveal the damage caused by NATO bombings & lists 400 civilian deaths & over 40 incidents involving civilian fatalities.

If NATOs actions were illegal under its own treaty, in particular since aggressive military action was taken without UN mandate the killings that ensued were war crimes.

What is clear is that the US & UK Governments deliberately waged war against Yugoslavia by building a propaganda campaign that would be internationally welcomed & accepted by their countrymen.

On 5th January 2000, Yugoslav Government stepped up pressure to indict NATO country leaders – US President Bill Clinton & UK Prime Minister Tony Blair for crimes against humanity in Yugoslavia in 1999. This followed a submission for instigating proceeds before the International Court of Justice in April 29, 1999 & ICC setting a deadline for legal action on 30th June 1999 & Yugoslavia meeting that deadline on 5th January 2000. “Yugoslavia demands that the Court declare these countries responsible for the violation of major international obligations, which ban the implementation of force against countries, interference into their internal affairs or the violation of their sovereignty, as well as other international obligations. The indictment also included the demand for confirming the responsibility of these countries for their failure to prevent the genocide against the Serb people and other non-Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija, in which way they violated the obligations stemming from U.N. Security Council Resolution 1244 and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide Crimes . . . Yugoslavia is also demanding that the Court instruct all countries, which are being sued to pay compensation for all the damages inflicted”.

NATO war crimes in Iraq

The Geneva Conventions are clear “Civilians shall not be the object of attack.” According to the UN Security Council resolution, military forces were tasked with expelling Iraqi forces that invaded Kuwait. That task involved 88,000 tons of bombs that killed civilians & killed more civilians through the destruction of power grids, food, water treatment, sewage systems. US soldiers used napalm to incinerate entrenched Iraqi soldiers. US soldiers dropped fuel-air explosives, cluster bombs that use razor-sharp fragments to shred people. Depleted uranium were used to penetrate tanks causing long term health hazards, the economic embargoes have killed as many as 1million Iraqis.

Why did the US & its allies deliberately destroy Iraq’s water supply & not repair it? Why did these western nations repeatedly bomb infrastructures for flood control, municipal & industrial water storage, communication towers, irrigation & hydroelectric power? (8 multi purpose dams, 7 major pumping stations, 31 municipal water & sewage facilities were destroyed). These have nothing to do with Saddam or his supporters – these are services needed for the people of Iraq.

They were bombed to create – waterborne diseases which have killed thousands of Iraqi civilians & the bombs & weapons used have caused radiation poisoning as a result of depleted uranium shells.

Article 54 of the Geneva Convention states “it is prohibited to attack, destroy or render useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population” – including foodstuff, livestock & drinking water supplies & irrigation works”.

Why were these acts not treated as war crimes under the Geneva Convention & does this not constitute genocide by US & allies?

NATO war crimes in Afghanistan

If NATO has committed war crimes in Iraq & Yugoslavia, should we be surprised to read of NATO war crimes in Afghanistan? Indiscriminate bombings killing unarmed civilians have only been answered with an “apology” by NATO. The presence of US & NATO troops in Afghanistan was similar to that which took place in Yugoslavia – without any proof a country has been taken over. Indiscriminate bombings mean rebuilding projects being handed over to profit-driven private corporations. The irony is that the Afghan government are compromising the welfare of its own citizens for its own financial benefits. This has caused a rise in Pashtun nationalism & indirect support for the Taliban. Thus it has been easy to pass blame for NATO killings on the Taliban while civilian deaths keep piling, infrastructure continues to be bombed & anarchy prevails throughout Afghanistan.

NATO in Libya

NATO’s Libya operation followed the UNSC Resolution which NATO has violated seen through its presence on ground, bombing of civilian structures. Greatest violation is by NATO taking sides which is illegal, illegal too is the murder or attempt to murder government officials with no formal declaration of war. NATO is also using cluster bombs & depleted uranium which is also illegal. NATOs violations in Libya are many & what we would like to know is why is the ICC silent?

In the case of Libya, the ICC has no jurisdiction for Libya never ratified the Rome Treaty nor has the US. However, under international laws a Head of State has immunity. So if ICC does not question the US & its crimes against humanity why should ICC question Libya when the UN Security Council cannot refer to the ICC according to its Statute? ICC has been considering action against Georgia since 2008, against Guinea since 2009 & against Colombia since 2006 but the ICC took just 3 days to find Libya guilty.

The NATO countries participating in air strikes in Libya include France, UK, US, Canada, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands & Italy. What excuse does NATO have for bombing a Downs Syndrome School, the University of Tripoli, the man-made waterway irrigation system which supplies most Libyans with drinking water, bombing a hospital killing over 50 many of whom were children, bombing villages killing civilian population – is this not genocide & can the ICC continue to watch doing nothing?

The sinister campaign to take over Libya was by first projecting to Gaddafi that the US “deeply valued the relationship between the United States & Libya” (2009) This was because British Petroleum, Exxon Mobil, Halliburton, Chevron, Conoco, Marathon Oil & industrial giants like Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Dow Chemical & Fluor signed investments & sales deals with Libya. The US State Dept awarded a $1.5m grant to train Libyan civilian & government security forces in 2009. Many of these “trainees” are now leading the NATO-backed “rebel forces”.

Thus, the pretence of being a “friend” to Gaddafi by the US since 2009 was to get Gaddafi to agree to allow foreign presence in Libya.

For months now NATO has been pounding Libya. Over 30,000 air & missile assaults on mostly civilian infrastructure was expected so too was the “rebel uprising” for they had been already trained to rise against Gaddafi. NATO also bombed Libyan airports, ships, energy depots, ports & highways, warehouses, hospitals, waterplants & civilian homes. NATO was able to garner diplomatic support inclusive of the Arab League, NATO took services of hired mercenaries in Qatar. Libyan assets were frozen amounting billions of dollars. Economic sanctions were imposed by NATO cutting off Libya’s income from oil sales.

International media also controlled by western imperialists were relaying images that portrayed rebels waving rifles & shouting against Gaddafi. These rebels entered towns that had been devastated by NATO air attacks! What these rebels did was to rob homes, banks & destroy public institutions on the instructions of NATO. Going against Gaddafi does not equate to ruining infrastructure & destroying property that is used by one’s own people!

NATO wanted Libya to be destroyed. Like NATO destroyed Yugoslavia & Iraq. NATO wanted to ensure Libya had to be “reconstructed” because all these contracts would eventually go to profit-making western companies!

Incidentally, Libya is a country that had boasted the highest per capita income & standard of living in Africa.

What took place in Libya is a message from the imperialists for other nations in North Africa, Asia & Latin America. US-NATO are already engaged in colonial wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen & Somalia. What about the fall of Mubarak of Egypt & Ben Ali in Tunisia while uprisings in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Morocco, Algeria were all associated with movements demanding end to EU-US & Israeli domination of the region & would have caught their intelligence by surprise.

NATO provided the money to silence the “people’s march to democracy” & the situation in Egypt is far worse than during Mubaraks reign! In Bahrain the West called for “reform” while continuing to arm the Bahraini royal family as seen in the NATO backed Saudi invasion of Bahrain to support the royal dictatorship. In Yemen, the West continued to support the Ali Saleh regime. Nevertheless, NATO is apparently providing support to Islamic fundamentalists in a move to overthrow Bashar Al-Assad.

What did Libya do to anger the West? Did the West not like its pursuance of pro-African agenda which had funded an independent regional bank & communications system designed to bypass IMF & World Bank control?

What has ensued is that like in Iraq & Afghanistan there is likely to be a dominating US-NATO present that is looking towards a military offensive in Iran & Syria. Sub-Saharan Africa may like to remember Gaddafi’s generous aid, grants & loans that helped these nations from IMF, World Bank. Who will remember Gaddafi’s development programs, construction projects that offered many jobs to sub-Saharan African immigrant workers. Despite all these maneuvers, China is still bracing ahead over its western counterparts.

July 22, 2011 is the date when NATO hit the Libyan water supply pipeline. Days later NATO hit the pipeline factory producing pipes to repair it. Both incidents could not have been accidents. NATO went on to target civilian water supply network that supplied water to 70% of Libyan population. Nevertheless, the truth will emerge just like Libya is now revealing how it funded French President Sarkozy’s election campaign & the numerous secret meetings Tony Blair held with Gaddafi & there must surely be more in the Pandora’s box which is why the West is in a haste to bump of Gaddafi as they did to Osama & Saddam – all previous friends of the West.

It is certainly time that UN member states stood up against aggression by Western neo-imperialism. Member states must demand a probe into all the atrocities by NATO & demand that these nations steering NATO be charged with war crimes. Russia & China need to champion this cause.

With only 28 nations making up the NATO alliance, the UN has 53 African member nations & 48 Middle-East & Asian nations & 12 nations in South America. It is opportune for these non-NATO members to make a voice within the UN & demand that NATO be investigated for all of its war crimes & be charged for every war crime committed. Source

War “Pollution” Equals Millions of Deaths

Now they want to go to war with Iran based on fabricated evidence.

It is time for the world to say no to more War.

Don’t believe the spoon fed garbage being fed to you by the US media. It is all a lie, just like all the other lies they have told you.

The US government and NATO Leaders will lie. They have been lieing to you all a long.

So how gullible are you?


We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former NYPD detective testifies

Wall Street and Greek protests spread to Brussels

Wall Street/Washington Protesters an Inspiration to Behold

7/7: An Historical Analysis – Tom Secker on GRTV

Land Grab in Ugamda leaves 20,000 homeless

Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, asking the UN Palestinian ‘freedom’

Cost of war to Libyans about $200 Billion

Over 800 Bodies Dumped in Libyan Cemetary by Rebels

The International Hearings into the Events of September 11 2001

Afghan Children Being Sold Into Forced Labor/Slavery

Four-year-old Farid was sold by his mother to a relative eight months ago.
September 12, 2011

KABUL — Endemic poverty in parts of Afghanistan is forcing many poor families to sell their children in order to survive, RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan reports.

Human rights officials say dire economic conditions have forced many families in the northern Jawzjan Province — one of the most undeveloped regions in Afghanistan — to sell their kids.

The International Save the Children Alliance, an NGO dedicated to eradicating child labor worldwide, said in a 2010 report that some 28 percent of all children between the ages of 5-15 in Jawzjan have been sold by their parents or guardians.

Farid, a 4-year-old boy in Jawzjan, was sold to a relative eight months ago following the death of his father. His mother, who remarried, received 12,000 afghanis ($280) for her son with the expectation that he would work for the relative.

Farid currently lies on a bed in the children’s hospital in Jawzjan with severe burns to his arms and feet. Covered in bandages, he cries in pain.

“When he was brought to the hospital a week ago, the burns on his body were badly infected and swollen,” Dr. Khalil Hidari, the head of the hospital, told RFE/RL. “He was suffering from malnutrition and was in very poor health.”

Farid’s grandmother told RFE/RL the family was not responsible for his poor health or current condition, maintaining that the boy sustained his injuries when he accidentally set a plastic bag alight.

But doctors at the hospital are skeptical of that explanation, with some believing someone may have tried to kill Farid because he was not useful or they could no longer afford to feed and care for him.

“Unfortunately, many Afghans do not know their own rights or those for children and women,” says Maghferat Samimi, head of the provincial office in Jawzjan for Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission. “The resulting levels of violence that accompany this are very concerning to us all.”

Despite being a signatory of the UN Convention on Children’s Rights, child labor in Afghanistan is rampant, with impoverished families selling their children into forced labor, sexual exploitation, and early marriage. Many of the children — who can be as young as 3 — are overworked and are subject to malnutrition and disease.

The Afghan government, which is obliged to stop the selling and trading of children under the convention, is ill-equipped to curb the increasing trend of children being sold into child labor. Source

This happens everywhere the Americans and NATO attacks.

None of these children had anything to do with 9/11 nor did anyone else in Afghanistan.

This is of course the end result.

Slavery of children. How Old school but slavery is alive and doing well through out the world.

This is how NATO and the US help people.

The attack a country kill, murder and maim their people, destroy everything in sight, take over the country and enslave the people.

That is what they do. They done nothing to ever help anyone but the profiteers that the US and NATO support. They do nothing for the innocent victims of their war crimes.

Slavery and Human Trafficking Crimes

Slavery as American as Apple Pie, with a touch of Israeli for flavor.

War by Deception Director’s Cut (911 and Iraq lies from the same cabal)

4,000 Israeli/Jewish  did not go to work at the Tower’s on the day of 9/11. 3,000 others did.

Some of the US/Israeli ‘s who hold duel citiezenship that work/worked for the US Government

While Washington claims it has a “good neighbor” policy with Mexico, the U.S. does not permit Mexicans to hold dual nationality. The US makes them become either U.S. or Mexican — you can’t be both. But the U.S., in its special relationship with Israel, has become very sympathetic to allowing Israeli-Americans to retain two nationalities and allowing U.S. citizens not only to hold public office in Israel, but to hold US government positions as well! No other country holds this special exception to our laws of citizenship.

So, you might ask, are there any other dual Israel-American citizens who hold US government positions that could compromise American security? Yes. Consider the following list that I obtained on the web:

Michael Mukasey
Recently appointed as US Attorney General. Mukasey also was the judge in the litigation between developer Larry Silverstein and several insurance companies arising from the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001.

Michael Chertoff
Former Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, at the Justice Department; now head of Homeland Security.

Richard Perle
One of Bush’s foreign policy advisors, he is the chairman of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. A very likely Israeli government agent, Perle was expelled from Senator Henry Jackson’s office in the 1970’s after the National Security Agency (NSA) caught him passing Highly-Classified (National Security) documents to the Israeli Embassy. He later worked for the Israeli weapons firm, Soltam. Perle came from one the above mentioned pro-Israel thinktanks, the AEI. Perle is one of the leading pro-Israeli fanatics leading this Iraq war mongering within the administration and now in the media.

Paul Wolfowitz
Former Deputy Defense Secretary, and member of Perle’s Defense Policy Board, in the Pentagon. Wolfowitz is a close associate of Perle, and reportedly has close ties to the Israeli military. His sister lives in Israel. Wolfowitz came from the above mentioned Jewish thinktank, JINSA. Wolfowitz was the number two leader within the administration behind this Iraq war mongering. He later was appointed head of the World Bank but resigned under pressure from World Bank members over a scandal involving his misuse of power.

Lawrence (Larry) Franklin
The former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst with expertise in Iranian policy issues who worked in the office of Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith and reported directly to Feith’s deputy, William Luti, was sentenced January 20, 2006, “to more than 12 years in prison for giving classified information to an Israeli diplomat” and members of the pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Franklin will “remain free while the government continues with the wider case” and his “prison time could be sharply reduced in return for his help in prosecuting” former AIPAC members Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman, [who] are scheduled to go on trial in April [2006]. Franklin admitted that he met periodically with Rosen and Weissman between 2002 and 2004 and discussed classified information, including information about potential attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq. Rosen and Weissman would later share what they learned with reporters and Israeli officials.” (source: sourcewatch.com).

Douglas Feith
Under Secretary of Defense and Policy Advisor at the Pentagon. He is a close associate of Perle and served as his Special Counsel. Like Perle and the others, Feith is a pro-Israel extremist, who has advocated anti-Arab policies in the past. He is closely associated with the extremist group, the Zionist Organization of America, which even attacks Jews that don’t agree with its extremist views. Feith frequently speaks at ZOA conferences. Feith runs a small law firm, Feith and Zell, which only has one International office, in Israel. The majority of their legal work is representing Israeli interests. His firm’s own website stated, prior to his appointment, that Feith “represents Israeli Armaments Manufacturer.” Feith basically represents the Israeli War Machine. Feith also came from the Jewish thinktank JINSA. Feith, like Perle and Wolfowitz, are campaigning hard for this Israeli proxy war against Iraq.

Feith was investigated by the FBI under suspicion of leaking classified information to Israel, being that he was Larry Franklin’s boss when Franklin leaked those documents to Rosen and Weissman of AIPAC. For that he was forced to leave the National Security Council. Feith was also investigated by the Senate Intelligence Committee for sexing up ‘intelligence’ that was used to justify invading Iraq.

Edward Luttwak
Member of the National Security Study Group of the Department of Defence at the Pentagon. Luttwak is reportedly an Israeli citizen and has taught in Israel. He frequently writes for Israeli and pro-Israeli newspapers and journals. Luttwak is an Israeli extremist whose main theme in many of his articles is the necessity of the U.S. waging war against Iraq and Iran.

Henry Kissinger
One of many Pentagon Advisors, Kissinger sits on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle. For detailed information about Kissinger’s evil past, read Seymour Hersch’s book (Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House). Kissinger likely had a part in the Watergate crimes, Southeast Asia mass murders (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos), Installing Chilean mass murdering dictator Pinochet, Operation Condor’s mass killings in South America, and more recently served as Serbia’s Ex-Dictator Slobodan Milosevic’s Advisor. He consistently advocated going to war against Iraq. Kissinger is the Ariel Sharon of the U.S. Unfortunately, President Bush nominated Kissinger as chairman of the September 11 investigating commission. It’s like picking a bank robber to investigate a fraud scandal. He later declined this job under enormous protests.

Dov Zakheim
Dov Zakheim is an ordained rabbi and reportedly holds Israeli citizenship. Zakheim attended Jew’s College in London and became an ordained Orthodox Jewish Rabbi in 1973. He was adjunct professor at New York’s Jewish Yeshiva University. Zakheim is close to the Israeli lobby.

Dov Zakheim is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2000 a co-author of the Project for the New American Century’s position paper, Rebuilding America’s Defenses, advocating the necessity for a Pearl-Harbor-like incident to mobilize the country into war with its enemies, mostly Middle Eastern Muslim nations.

He was appointed by Bush as Pentagon Comptroller from May 4, 2001 to March 10, 2004. At that time he was unable to explain the disappearance of $1 trillion dollars. Actually, nearly three years earlier, Donald Rumsfeld announced on September 10, 2001 that an audit discovered $2.3 trillion was also missing from the Pentagon books. That story, as mentioned, was buried under 9-11’s rubble. The two sums disappeared on Zakheim’s watch. We can only guess where that cash went.

Despite these suspicions, on May 6, 2004, Zakheim took a lucrative position at Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the most prestigious strategy consulting firms in the world. One of its clients then was Blessed Relief, a charity said to be a front for Osama bin Laden. Booz, Allen & Hamilton then also worked closely with DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is the research arm of the Department of Defense.

Judicial Inc’s bio of Dov tells us Zakheim is a dual Israeli/American citizen and has been tracking the halls of US government for 25 years, casting defense policy and influence on Presidents Reagan, Clinton, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. Judicial Inc points out that most of Israel’s armaments were gotten thanks to him. Squads of US F-16 and F-15 were classified military surplus and sold to Israel at a fraction of their value.

Kenneth Adelman
One of many Pentagon Advisors, Adelman also sits on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle, and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor, who supported going to war against Iraq. Adelman frequently is a guest on Fox News, and often expresses extremist and often ridiculus anti-Arab and anti-Muslim views. Through his racism or ignorance, he actually called Arabs “anti-Semitic” on Fox News (11/28/2001), when he could have looked it up in the dictionary to find out that Arabs by definition are Semites.

I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby
Vice President Dick Cheney’s ex-Chief of Staff. As chief pro-Israel Jewish advisor to Cheney, it helps explains why Cheney is so gun-ho to invade Iran. Libby is longtime associate of Wolfowitz. Libby was also a lawyer for convicted felon and Israeli spy Marc Rich, whom Clinton pardoned, in his last days as president. Libby was recently found guilty of lying to Federal investigators in the Valerie Plame affair, in which Plame, a covert CIA agent, was exposed for political revenge by the Bush administration following her husband’s revelations about the lies leading to the Iraq War.

Robert Satloff
U.S. National Security Council Advisor, Satloff was the executive director of the Israeli lobby’s “think tank,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Many of the Israeli lobby’s “experts” come from this front group, like Martin Indyk.

Elliott Abrams
National Security Council Advisor. He previously worked at Washington-based “Think Tank” Ethics and Public Policy Center. During the Reagan Adminstration, Abrams was the Assistant Secretary of State, handling, for the most part, Latin American affairs. He played an important role in the Iran-Contra Scandal, which involved illegally selling U.S. weapons to Iran to fight Iraq, and illegally funding the contra rebels fighting to overthrow Nicaragua’s Sandinista government. He also actively deceived three congressional committees about his involvement and thereby faced felony charges based on his testimony. Abrams pled guilty in 1991 to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service. A year later, former President Bush (Senior) granted Abrams a full pardon. He was one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the Reagan Administration’s State Department.

Marc Grossman
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He was Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the Department of State. Grossman is one of many of the pro-Israel Jewish officials from the Clinton Administration that Bush has promoted to higher posts.

Richard Haass
Director of Policy Planning at the State Department and Ambassador at large. He is also Director of National Security Programs and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He was one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the first Bush (Sr) Administration who sat on the National Security Council, and who consistently advocated going to war against Iraq. Haass is also a member of the Defense Department’s National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.

Robert Zoellick
U.S. Trade Representative, a cabinet-level position. He is also one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the Bush (Jr) Administration who advocated invading Iraq and occupying a portion of the country in order to set up a Vichy-style puppet government. He consistently advocates going to war against Iran.

Ari Fleischer
Ex- White House Spokesman for the Bush (Jr) Administration. Prominent in the Jewish community, some reports state that he holds Israeli citizenship. Fleischer is closely connected to the extremist Jewish group called the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidics, who follow the Qabala, and hold very extremist and insulting views of non-Jews. Fleischer was the co-president of Chabad’s Capitol Jewish Forum. He received the Young Leadership Award from the American Friends of Lubavitch in October, 2001.

James Schlesinger
One of many Pentagon Advisors, Schlesinger also sits on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor, who supported going to war against Iraq. Schlesinger is also a commissioner of the Defense Department’s National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.

David Frum
White House speechwriter behind the “Axis of Evil” label. He lumped together all the lies and accusations against Iraq for Bush to justify the war.

Joshua Bolten
White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Bolten was previously a banker, former legislative aide, and prominent in the Jewish community.

John Bolton
Former UN Representative and Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Bolton is also a Senior Advisor to President Bush. Prior to this position, Bolton was Senior Vice President of the above mentioned pro-Israel thinktank, AEI. He recently (October 2002) accused Syria of having a nuclear program, so that they can attack Syria after Iraq. He must have forgotten that Israel has 400 nuclear warheads, some of which are thermonuclear weapons (according to a recent U.S. Air Force report).

David Wurmser
Special Assistant to John Bolton (above), the under-secretary for arms control and international security. Wurmser also worked at the AEI with Perle and Bolton. His wife, Meyrav Wurmser, along with Colonel Yigal Carmon, formerly of Israeli military intelligence, co-founded the Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri),a Washington-based Israeli outfit which distributes articles translated from Arabic newspapers portraying Arabs in a bad light.

Eliot Cohen
Member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor. Like Adelman, he often expresses extremist and often ridiculus anti-Arab and anti-Muslim views. More recently, he wrote an opinion article in the Wall Street Journal openly admitting his rascist hatred of Islam claiming that Islam should be the enemy, not terrorism.

Mel Sembler
President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. A Prominent Jewish Republican and Former National Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee. The Export-Import Bank facilitates trade relationships between U.S. businesses and foreign countries, specifically those with financial problems.

Steve Goldsmith
Senior Advisor to the President, and Bush’s Jewish domestic policy advisor. He also served as liaison in the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (White House OFBCI) within the Executive Office of the President. He was the former mayor of Indianapolis. He is also friends with Israeli Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert and often visits Israel to coach mayors on privatization initiatives.

Adam Goldman
White House’s Special Liaison to the Jewish Community.

Joseph Gildenhorn
Bush Campaign’s Special Liaison to the Jewish Community. He was the DC finance chairman for the Bush campaign, as well as campaign coordinator, and former ambassador to Switzerland.

Christopher Gersten
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families at HHS. Gersten was the former Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Husband of Labor Secretary.

Mark Weinberger
Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Public Affairs.

Samuel Bodman
Deputy Secretary of Commerce. He was the Chairman and CEO of Cabot Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts.

Bonnie Cohen
Under Secretary of State for Management.

Ruth Davis
Director of Foreign Service Institute, who reports to the Office of Under Secretary for Management. This Office is responsible for training all Department of State staff (including ambassadors).

Daniel Kurtzer
Ambassador to Israel.

Cliff Sobel
Ambassador to the Netherlands.

Stuart Bernstein
Ambassador to Denmark.

Nancy Brinker
Ambassador to Hungary

Frank Lavin
Ambassador to Singapore.

Ron Weiser
Ambassador to Slovakia.

Mel Sembler
Ambassador to Italy.

Martin Silverstein
Ambassador to Uruguay.

Lincoln Bloomfield
Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs.

Jay Lefkowitz
Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council.

Ken Melman
White House Political Director.

Brad Blakeman
White House Director of Scheduling.

I don’t know about you, but dual citizenship is fine with me for an ordinary citizen. But if you hold an official position that demands that you put American interests above all else — if you should look transparent and fair to the rest of the world regarding your formation of Middle East foreign policies, then this is a dangerous trend. Even if there were no pro-Israeli agenda, the fact that decision makers have a bias or an allegiance to one of the parties involved in the current conflict should have raised red flags long before now.

If you think we’re being unfair here, ask yourself: How you would react to the Head of Homeland Security if he or she were a dual national with citizenship in Iran, Lebanon or Saudi Arabia? Ask yourself why you don’t feel the same about Israeli dual citizenship. Then you will understand how powerful the Israeli lobby has been in “adjusting” your acceptance of their special status. Source

The US government is being run by Israeli’s.

All wars the US wages are in fact waged by Israel, for Israel.

Children are also becoming drug addicts thanks to NATO/US war in Afghanistan. Many are getting Cancer or children born are deformed.

Link below has answers.

Afghanistan: Troops Guarding the Poppy Fields


Criminal State – A Closer Look at Israel’s Role in Terrorism

Racist murders in Libya at the hands of rebel forces/NATO and US supporting the Rebels who are actually terrorist on the US/NATO Terrorist list. I thought the war was against terrorist not to help them. I guess they have been helping the Terrorists all along. Anything to keep the wars going for the profiteers.

Israel angers Egyptian Protesters

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Killing Civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq

By Tom Engelhardt

August 05, 2010

Consider the following statement offered by Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a
news conference last week.  He was discussing Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks as well as the person who has taken responsibility for the vast, still ongoing Afghan War document dump at that site. “Mr. Assange,” Mullen commented, “can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family.”

Now, if you were the proverbial fair-minded visitor from Mars (who in school civics texts of my childhood always seemed to land on Main Street, U.S.A., to survey the wonders of our American system), you might be a bit taken aback by Mullen’s statement.  After all, one of the revelations in the trove of leaked documents Assange put online had to do with how much blood from innocent Afghan civilians was already on American hands.

The British Guardian was one of three publications given early access to the leaked archive, and it began its main article this way: “A huge cache of secret U.S. military files today provides a devastating portrait of the failing war in Afghanistan, revealing how coalition forces have killed hundreds of civilians in unreported incidents. They range from the shootings of individual innocents to the often massive loss of life from air strikes…”  Or as the paper added in a piece headlined “Secret CIA paramilitaries’ role in civilian deaths”: “Behind the military jargon, the war logs are littered with accounts of civilian tragedies. The 144 entries in the logs recording some of these so-called ‘blue on white’ events, cover a wide spectrum of day-by-day assaults on Afghans, with hundreds of casualties.”  Or as it also reported, when exploring documents related to Task Force 373, an “undisclosed ‘black’ unit” of U.S. special operations forces focused on assassinating Taliban and al-Qaeda “senior officials”: “The logs reveal that TF 373 has also killed civilian men, women, and children and even Afghan police officers who have strayed into its path.”

Admittedly, the events recorded in the Wikileaks archive took place between 2004 and the end of 2009, and so don’t cover the last six months of the Obama administration’s across-the-board surge in Afghanistan.  Then again, Admiral Mullen became chairman of the Joint Chiefs in October 2007, and so has been at the helm of the American war machine for more than two of the years in question.

He was, for example, chairman in July 2008, when an American plane or planes took out an Afghan bridal party — 70 to 90 strong and made up mostly of women — on a road near the Pakistani border.  They were “escorting the bride to meet her groom as local tradition dictates.” The bride, whose name we don’t know, died, as did at least 27 other members of the party, including children.  Mullen was similarly chairman in August 2008 when a memorial service for a tribal leader in the village of Azizabad in Afghanistan’s Herat Province was hit by repeated U.S. air strikes that killed at least 90 civilians, including perhaps 15 women and up to 60 children. Among the dead were 76 members of one extended family, headed by Reza Khan, a “wealthy businessman with construction and security contracts with the nearby American base at Shindand airport.”

Mullen was still chairman in April 2009 when members of the family of Awal Khan, an Afghan army artillery commander on duty elsewhere, were killed in a U.S.-led raid in Khost province in eastern Afghanistan.  Among them were his “schoolteacher wife, a 17-year-old daughter named Nadia, a 15-year-old son, Aimal, and his brother, employed by a government department.” Another daughter was wounded and the pregnant wife of Khan’s cousin was shot five times in the abdomen.

Mullen remained chairman when, in November 2009, two relatives of Majidullah Qarar, the spokesman for the Minister of Agriculture, were shot down in cold blood in Ghazni City in a Special Operations night raid; as he was — and here we move beyond the Wikileaks time frame — when, in February 2010, U.S. Special Forces troops in helicopters struck a convoy of mini-buses, killing up to 27 civilians, including women and children; as he also was when, in that same month, in a special operations night raid, two pregnant women and a teenage girl, as well as a police officer and his brother, were shot to death in their home in a village near Gardez, the capital of Paktia province.  After which, the soldiers reportedly dug the bullets out of the bodies, washed the wounds with alcohol, and tried to cover the incident up.  He was no less chairman late last month when residents of a small town in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan claimed that a NATO missile attack had killed 52 civilians, an incident that, like just about every other one mentioned above and so many more, was initially denied by U.S. and NATO spokespeople and is now being “investigated.”

And this represents only a grim, minimalist highlight reel among rafts of such incidents, including enough repeated killings or woundings of innocent civilians at checkpoints that previous Afghan war commander General Stanley McChrystal commented: “We’ve shot an amazing number of people and killed a number and, to my knowledge, none has proven to have been a real threat to the force.”  In other words, if your basic Martian visitor were to take the concept of command responsibility at all seriously, he might reasonably weigh actual blood (those hundreds of unreported civilian casualties of the American war the Guardian highlighted, for example) against prospective blood (possible Afghan informers killed by the Taliban via names combed from the Wikileaks documents) and arrive at quite a different conclusion from Chairman Mullen.

In fact, being from another planet, he might even have picked up on something that most Americans would be unlikely to notice — that, with only slight alterations, Mullen’s blistering comment about Assange could be applied remarkably well to Mullen himself. “Chairman Mullen,” that Martian might have responded, “can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he is doing, but the truth is he already has on his hands the blood of some young soldiers and that of many Afghan families.”

Killing Fields, Then and Now

Fortunately, there are remarkably few Martians in America, as was apparent last week when the Wikileaks story broke.  Certainly, they were in scarce supply in the upper reaches of the Pentagon and, it seemed, hardly less scarce in the mainstream media.  If, for instance, you read the version of the Wikileaks story produced — with the same several weeks of special access — by the New York Times, you might have been forgiven for thinking that the Times reporters had accessed a different archive of documents than had the Guardian crew.

While the Guardian led with the central significance of those unreported killings of Afghan civilians, the Times led with reports (mainly via Afghan intelligence) on a Pakistani double-cross of the American war effort — of the ties, that is, between Pakistan’s intelligence agency, the ISI, and the Taliban. The paper’s major sidebar piece concerned the experiences and travails of Outpost Keating, an isolated American base in Afghanistan.  To stumble across the issue of civilian deaths at American hands in the Times coverage, you had to make your way off the front page and through two full four-column Wikileaks-themed pages and deep into a third.

With rare exceptions, this was typical of initial American coverage of last week’s document dump.  And if you think about it, it gives a certain grim reportorial reality to the term Americans favor for the deaths of civilians at the hands of our forces: “collateral damage” — that is, damage not central to what’s going down.  The Guardian saw it differently, as undoubtedly do Afghans (and Iraqis) who have experienced collateral damage firsthand.

The Wikileaks leak story, in fact, remained a remarkably bloodless saga in the U.S. until Admiral Mullen and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (who has overseen the Afghan War since he was confirmed in his post in December 2006) took control of it and began focusing directly on blood — specifically, the blood on Julian Assange’s hands.  Within a few days, that had become the Wikileaks story, as headlines like CNN’s “Top military official: WikiLeaks founder may have ‘blood’ on his hands” indicated.  On ABC News, for instance, in a typical “bloody hands” piece of reportage, the Secretary of Defense told interviewer Christiane Amanpour that, whatever Assange’s legal culpability might be, when it came to “moral culpability… that’s where I think the verdict is guilty on Wikileaks.”

Moral culpability.  From the Martian point of view, it might have been considered a curious phrase from the lips of the man responsible for the last three and a half years of two deeply destructive wars that have accomplished nothing and have been responsible for killing, wounding, or driving into exile millions of ordinary Iraqis and Afghans. Given the reality of those wars, our increasingly wide-eyed visitor, now undoubtedly camping out on the Washington Mall, might have been struck by the selectivity of our sense of what constitutes blood and what constitutes collateral damage.  After all, one major American magazine did decide to put civilian war damage front and center the very week the Wikileaks archive went up.  With the headline “What Happens If We Leave Afghanistan,” TIME magazine featured a cover image of a young Afghan woman whose nose and ears had reportedly been sliced off by a “local Taliban commander” as a punishment for running away from an abusive home.

Indeed, the Taliban has regularly been responsible for the deaths of innocent civilians, including women and children who, among other things, ride in vehicles over its roadside bombs or suffer the results of suicide bombings aimed at government figures or U.S. and NATO forces.  The Taliban also has its own list of horrors and crimes for which it should be considered morally culpable.  In addition, the Taliban has reportedly threatened to go through the Wikileaks archive, ferret out the names of Afghan informers, and “punish” them, undoubtedly spilling exactly the kind of “blood” Mullen has been talking about.

Our Martian might have noticed as well that the TIME cover wasn’t a singular event in the U.S.  In recent years, Americans have often enough been focused on the killing, wounding, or maiming of innocent civilians and have indeed been quite capable of treating such acts as a central fact of war and policy-making.  Such deaths have, in fact, been seen as crucially important — as long as the civilians weren’t killed by Americans, in which case the incidents were the understandable, if sad, byproduct of other, far more commendable plans and desires.  In this way, in Afghanistan, repeated attacks on wedding parties, funerals, and even a baby-naming ceremony by the U.S. Air Force or special operations night raids have never been a subject of much concern or the material for magazine covers.

On the other hand, the Bush administration (and Americans generally) dealt with the 9/11 deaths of almost 3,000 innocent civilians in New York City as the central and defining event of the twenty-first century.  Each of those deaths was memorialized in the papers.  Relatives of the dead or those who survived were paid huge sums to console them for the tragedy, and a billion-dollar memorial was planned at what quickly became known as Ground Zero.  In repeated rites of mourning nationwide, their deaths were remembered as the central, animating fact of American life.  In addition, of course, the murder of those civilian innocents officially sent the U.S. military plunging into the Global War on Terror, Afghanistan, and then Iraq.

Similarly — though who remembers it now? — one key trump card played against those who opposed the invasion of Iraq was Saddam Hussein’s “killing fields.”  The Iraqi dictator had indeed gassed Kurds and, with the help of military targeting intelligence provided by his American allies, Iranian troops in his war with Iran in the 1980s.  After the first Gulf War, his forces had brutally suppressed a Shiite uprising in the south of Iraq, murdering perhaps tens of thousands of Shiites and, north and south, buried the dead in mass, unmarked graves, some of which were uncovered after the U.S. invasion of 2003.  In addition, Saddam’s torture chambers and prisons had been busy places indeed.

His was a brutal regime; his killing fields were a moral nightmare; and in the period leading up to the war (and after), they were also a central fact of American life.  On the other hand, however many Iraqis died in those killing fields, more would undoubtedly die in the years that followed, thanks to the events loosed by the Bush administration’s invasion.  That dying has yet to end, and seems once again to be on the rise.  Yet those deaths have never been a central fact of American life, nor an acceptable argument for getting out of Iraq, nor an acknowledged responsibility of Washington, nor of Admiral Mullen, Secretary of Defense Gates, or any of their predecessors.  They were just collateral damage.  Some of their survivors got, at best, tiny solatia payments from the U.S. military, and often enough the dead were buried in unmarked graves or no graves at all.

Similarly, in Afghanistan in 2010, much attention and controversy surrounded the decision of our previous war commander, General McChrystal, to issue constraining “rules of engagement” to try to cut down on civilian casualties by U.S. troops.  The American question has been: Was the general “handcuffing” American soldiers by making it ever harder for them to call in air or artillery support when civilians might be in the area?  Was he, that is, just too COIN-ish and too tough on American troops?  On the other hand, little attention in the mainstream was paid to the way McChrystal was ramping up special operations forces targeting Taliban leaders, forces whose night raids were, as the Wikileaks documents showed, repeatedly responsible for the deaths of innocent civilians (and so for the anger of other Afghans).

Collateral Damage in America

Here, then, is a fact that our Martian (but few Americans) might notice: in almost nine years of futile and brutal war in Afghanistan and more than seven years of the same in Iraq, the U.S. has filled metaphorical tower upon tower with the exceedingly unmetaphorical bodies of civilian innocents, via air attacks, checkpoint shootings, night raids, artillery and missile fire, and in some cases, the direct act of murder.  Afghans and Iraqis have died in numbers impossible to count (though some have tried).  Among those deaths was that of a good Samaritan who stopped his minivan on a Baghdad street, in July 2007, to help transport Iraqis wounded by an American Apache helicopter attack to the hospital.  In repayment, he and his two children were gunned down by that same Apache crew.  (The children survived; the event was covered up; typically, no American took responsibility for it; and, despite the fact that two Reuters employees died, the case was not further investigated, and no one was punished or even reprimanded.)

That was one of hundreds, or thousands, of similar events in both wars that Americans have known little or nothing about.  Now, Bradley Manning, a 22-year-old intelligence analyst deployed to eastern Baghdad, who reportedly leaked the video of the event to Wikileaks and may have been involved in leaking those 92,000 documents as well, is preparing to face a court-martial and on a suicide watch, branded a “traitor” by a U.S. senator, his future execution endorsed by the ranking minority member of the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on terrorism, and almost certain to find himself behind bars for years or decades to come.

As for the men who oversaw the endless wars that produced that video (and, without doubt, many similar ones similarly cloaked in the secrecy of “national security”), their fates are no less sure.  When Admiral Mullen relinquishes his post and retires, he will undoubtedly have the choice of lucrative corporate boards to sit on, and, if he cares to, lucrative consulting to do for the Pentagon or eager defense contractors, as well as an impressive pension to take home with him.  Secretary of Defense Gates will undoubtedly leave his post with a wide range of job offers to consider, and if he wishes, he will probably get a million-dollar contract to write his memoirs.  Both will be praised, no matter what happens in or to their wars.  Neither will be considered in any way responsible for those tens of thousands of dead civilians in distant lands.

Moral culpability?  It doesn’t apply.  Not to Americans — not unless they leak military secrets.  None of the men responsible will ever look at their hands and experience an “out, damned spot!” moment.  That’s a guarantee.  However, a young man who, it seems, saw the blood and didn’t want it on his hands, who found himself “actively involved in something that I was completely against,” who had an urge to try to end two terrible wars, hoping his act would cause “worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms,” will pay the price for them.  He will be another body not to count in the collateral damage their wars have caused.  He will also be collateral damage to the Afghan antiwar movement that wasn’t.

The men who led us down this path, the presidents who presided over our wars, the military figures and secretaries of defense, the intelligence chiefs and ambassadors who helped make them happen, will have libraries to inaugurate, books to write, awards to accept, speeches to give, honors to receive.  They will be treated with great respect, while Americans — once we have finally left the lands we insistently fought over — will undoubtedly feel little culpability either.  And if blowback comes to the United States, and the first suicide drones arrive, everyone will be deeply puzzled and angered, but one thing is certain, we will not consider any damage done to our society “collateral” damage.

So much blood.  So many hands.  So little culpability.  No remorse.

Tom Engelhardt, co-founder of the American Empire Project, runs the Nation Institute’s TomDispatch.com. His latest book, The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s (Haymarket Books), has just been published. You can catch him discussing it on a TomCast video by clicking here.  Check out the latest TomCast audio interview in which he discusses the three stages of the developing Wikileaks story by clicking here or, to download it to your iPod, here.

[Note for readers: I would especially like to thank Juan Cole’s Informed Comment blog, Antiwar.com, and Paul Woodward’s the War in Context website for helping keep me up to date on America’s ongoing wars.  I couldn’t do without them.  A bow of appreciation to all three.]  Source

August 5, 2010

Bradley Manning 22 is now in pre-trial confinement in Quantico, VA, facing decades in prison and, if Congressman Mike Rogers has his way, the death penalty. I encourage you to write a letter to this brave young man and CODEPINK will deliver it to him during a rally on Sunday in Quantico, near Washington DC.

To submit a letter to be delivered please email it to CODEPINK!

In the midst of all the grief many families has endured and the sorrow they feel for the Afghans and Iraqis who have died,

I am grateful that someone out there was courageous enough to bring the powerful and dreadful truths about these wars into the light.

Admiral Mullen said that those responsible for the leaks have blood on their hands. But no one could possibly have more blood on their hands than the Bush/Cheney regime and now the Obama administration–the blood of our troops, the tears of their families, the legacy of the innocents killed and maimed in these immoral wars.

With these Wikileaks horrors revealed, it will not be so easy for politicians to convince us that these wars are just, that they are worth bankrupting our nation, or that we can achieve peace by more killing. My hope is that the national discussion that has emerged from the videos and documents will hasten the day when our troops come home. For that, the whistleblowers deserve our deepest thanks.

The real terrorists are the US Government politicians who went to war, sent men and women to murder over a million people.

We must not forget Tony Blair and company also terrorists with blood on their hands as well.

Bradley is not a traitor or the evil demon, he is made out to be. He just wanted if he did in fact turn over the documents, want to let Americans and the world see the truth.


The real terrorist was me

Abdullah Khadr released as extradition request denied

Police: 4,000 Heroin Bags Seized In Investigation

Poorer Canadians less likely to survive cancer

Fox News moves up to the front row in the White House briefing room

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Abdullah Khadr released as extradition request denied

By Linda Nguyen

August 4, 2010

TORONTO — An Ontario court on Wednesday quashed a bid to extradite Abdullah Khadr to the U.S. on terrorism charges following a lengthy legal battle between the federal government and one of Canada’s most controversial families.

Khadr, 29, who has been held for the past five years at a Toronto detention centre, was immediately released following the decision by Superior Court Justice Christopher Speyer.

Khadr is the eldest son of Ahmed Said Khadr, an al-Qaida financier who was killed by Pakistan forces in a shootout near the Afghanistan border in 2003. His family had immigrated to Canada in 1977.

“(I want to) try and get on with my life. I feel very happy,” Abdullah Khadr told reporters outside the downtown Toronto courthouse. “I always believed that it would happen one day, and thank God it happened.”

His release comes days before his younger brother, Omar, begins his military trial in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Omar Khadr, 23, the only Canadian still held at the U.S. prison, has been detained there since 2002 following a firefight with U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He is charged with throwing a grenade that killed American medic Christopher Speer. He was 15 years old at the time.

From the start, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has refused to seek the repatriation of the terror suspect back to Canada but, notably, Canada’s legal system has sided many times with the Khadr family in its battles with the Canadian government.

In January, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Omar Khadr’s charter rights had been violated by Canadian officials who had questioned him at Guantanamo Bay in 2003 and 2004. Khadr had been exposed to sleep deprivation and denied his right to legal counsel by American interrogators.

Last month, a Federal Court judge ruled that the Conservative government had a week to come up with a list of “all untried remedies” that could help eradicate the breach of Khadr’s rights as a Canadian citizen. That victory was short-lived — a few weeks later, a Federal Appeals judge stayed the decision, arguing that the previous judge overstepped his boundaries and was essentially dictating the government foreign policy.

Meanwhile, the U.S. case against Abdullah Khadr was based on a number of statements he made to the FBI and RCMP about procuring weapons for al-Qaida and allegedly being involved in an assassination plot against the prime minister of Pakistan. He said those confessions were made while he was detained and tortured in Pakistan in 2005.

During his extradition hearing last fall, Khadr told a Toronto court that authorities had also threatened violence against his family.

“If someone tells you, if you don’t tell us you are selling missiles to al-Qaida, we are going to rape your sister, what would you say?” Khadr had asked, breaking down.

He told the court that he attended a camp in Afghanistan when he was 13 years old and learned how to use guns, explosives and rocket and grenade launchers. Khadr said these were not terrorism camps run by al-Qaida but were part of “Muslim culture.” He denied that his father had any influence over his ideology.

Nathan Whitling, one of the Edmonton-based defence lawyers representing Khadr, said this victory may have been the best-case scenario possible for his client but the battle is far from finished.

“We don’t feel that it’s over,” he said. “We see it as one good step in the process. Obviously we’re pleased about it but we’ll keep fighting this thing.”

The Canadian government has been on the “wrong side” these past five years by “actively pursuing” the extradition of his client to the U.S., added Whitling.

He and his colleague Dennis Edney had argued that Canada would be supporting interrogation methods against international law if it granted the extradition request. They also argued that the information was given under extreme duress.

Ultimately, Justice Speyer’s ruling was based on how the U.S. detained and drew a confession out of Khadr, who to this day maintains his innocence.

Khadr was arrested in Pakistan in 2004 after the U.S. government issued a $500,000 U.S. bounty for his capture. He was denied access to a lawyer for three months and held a total of 14 months in Pakistan without charges. During this time he was interrogated by Pakistani, Canadian and American officials.

Whitling said Khadr, fearing arrest by U.S. authorities, plans to stay in Canada.

In the meantime, he will enjoy the small pleasures in life. For his first meal outside of detention in five years, he ate an Asian stir-fry and drank a Pepsi.

“He’s getting married. He’s engaged,” said Whitling. “He just wants to settle down and live a quiet life.”

The federal government has 30 days to appeal the Ontario Superior Court ruling.

Carole Faindon, a spokeswoman for the Department of Justice, said it was too soon to say whether an appeal will be launched.

“We are reviewing the decision,” she said. “A decision on an appeal will be determined in due time.” Source


Police: 4,000 Heroin Bags Seized In Investigation

Poorer Canadians less likely to survive cancer

Fox News moves up to the front row in the White House briefing room

Police: 4,000 Heroin Bags Seized In Investigation

Fairfield Heroin Bust

2 New York Men Charged In Investigation

August 2 2010

Police said an ongoing drug investigation led to 4,000 bags of heroin being seized in the Fairfield area.Police said the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, which is comprised of state police narcotics detectives and officers from the Groton, Willimantic, New Haven, Orange, Woodbridge and Cheshire police departments, seized the drugs on Friday.Police said an ongoing investigation revealed that a shipment of heroin was to be delivered to the Fairfield area.

Police said two men were arrested in connection with the incident and 4,000 bags of heroin, two vehicles and $575 in cash was seized.Arturo Diaz and Irving Colon, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., were arrested and are facing a slew of drug charges. Source

10,000 packets of heroin seized in Smithtown drug bust

November 21, 2008

SMITHTOWN – Suffolk County Police have arrested a Smithtown man and seized approximately 10,000 packets of heroin, more than one kilogram of cocaine, over 100 oxycodone pills and almost one pound of marijuana from his residence.

In response to community complaints of drug activity, police initiated surveillances and observed two men acting suspiciously at the Islandia Shopping Center on November 18.

An investigation revealed that the men were there to conduct a drug transaction.

Christopher Loeb, 22, and Anthony Salerno, 25, were arrested.

A search warrant executed at Salerno’s home at 152 Brooksite Drive in Smithtown resulted in the seizure of $125,000 in cash and drugs. The seized drugs had a street value of $250,000, police said.

Salerno was charged with several drug related charges.

Loeb, of 205 Landing Avenue in Smithtown was charged with loitering and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Source

A few other Drugs Busts


2010-08-03 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Istanbul TURKEY :: Around 53kg of heroin seized in Istanbul
2010-08-03 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Kent UNITED KINGDOM :: Three held in drugs swoop as 250k of heroin found
2010-08-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Martinsburg, WV WEST VIRGINIA :: Police seize over 4k worth of heroin in Martinsburg
2010-08-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Brooke County, WV WEST VIRGINIA :: Heroin Arrest In Brooke County
2010-07-31 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Lanarkshire, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Teenagers arrested after 68k police heroin raid
2010-07-31 00:00:00 Detail Australia Sydney AUSTRALIA :: Police seize 8m of heroin in Sydney
2010-07-31 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs5 crore seized in Punjab
2010-07-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Fairfield, CT CONNECTICUT :: State Police Seize 4,000 Bags Of Heroin
2010-07-30 00:00:00 Detail Bangladesh Shahjalal International Airport BANGLADESH :: Nigerian with 6 kg heroin caught
2010-07-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Jersey City, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Jersey City police seize 1,300 bags of heroin
2010-07-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Berks County, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Reading men had cocaine, heroin worth 37k
2010-07-28 00:00:00 Detail Bangladesh Dhaka BANGLADESH :: One held with over Tk 1 cr heroin, cocaine
2010-07-28 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Burnley UNITED KINGDOM :: 6k heroin stash found in Burnley house
2010-07-27 00:00:00 Detail United States San Antonio, TX TEXAS :: More than 300k in heroin, cocaine seized
2010-07-27 00:00:00 Detail United States Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge, TX TEXAS :: CBP nets heroin at Hidalgo bridge
2010-07-27 00:00:00 Detail United States San Antonio, TX TEXAS :: Deputies make big black tar heroin bust on West Side
2010-07-26 00:00:00 Detail Malta Gzira MALTA :: Heroin find in Gzira
2010-07-26 00:00:00 Detail Israel Haifa ISRAEL :: Police find 230 doses of heroin in Haifa
2010-07-25 00:00:00 Detail India Attari INDIA :: Heroin seized from Attari
2010-07-24 00:00:00 Detail United States Covert Township, IN INDIANA :: Pot-growing operation discovered in Covert Township
2010-07-24 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Karachi PAKISTAN :: 90kg of heroin seized
2010-07-24 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: 8kg heroin seized
2010-07-23 00:00:00 Detail Peru Port of Callao PERU :: Peruvian Police Seize 2 Tons of Cocaine Bound for Europe
2010-07-22 00:00:00 Detail United States Holyoke, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: 130 bags of heroin found on local woman
2010-07-22 00:00:00 Detail Canada Kelowna CANADA :: Kelowna police seize cash, drugs and stolen property
2010-07-22 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Erzican TURKEY :: Turkish security forces seize 119 kg of heroin in east
2010-07-22 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Peshawar PAKISTAN :: ANF recovers heroin worth millions from a container booked for India
2010-07-20 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Crewe UNITED KINGDOM :: Car Seized In Crewe Drugs Raid
2010-07-20 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Islamabad PAKISTAN :: Rs 100 million heroin seized
2010-07-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Chandigarh INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 5 cr seized
2010-07-19 00:00:00 Detail United States Eagle Pass Port of Entry, TX TEXAS :: Eagle Pass feds seize over 2 million in heroin
2010-07-18 00:00:00 Detail United States Nogales, AZ ARIZONA :: Customs seizes over 600 pounds of narcotics in Nogales
2010-07-17 00:00:00 Detail Afghanistan Helmand Province AFGHANISTAN :: Heroin consignment seized in Afghanistan
2010-07-16 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Clondalkin IRELAND :: Man held after 300k Dublin drugs haul
2010-07-15 00:00:00 Detail India Dullo Khurd INDIA :: 5 kg heroin seized from a car in Dullo Khurd
2010-07-14 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Taman Shah Bandar MALAYSIA :: Police Nab Teenage Drug Distributor, Seize 280 Grammes Of Heroin
2010-07-14 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Gloucester UNITED KINGDOM :: Police recover 19K of suspected heroin
2010-07-14 00:00:00 Detail United States Welch, LA LOUISIANA :: Interstate 10 drug bust
2010-07-14 00:00:00 Detail India Tiljala INDIA :: Over Rs 2 crore heroin haul
2010-07-13 00:00:00 Detail India Mau INDIA :: Drug Peddler Nabbed With Rs1 Crore Worth Heroin
2010-07-13 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Edirne TURKEY :: Bulgarian detained in Turkey for drug trafficking
2010-07-13 00:00:00 Detail India West Bengal INDIA :: Two held with heroin worth Rs1 crore
2010-07-13 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Dubai seizes heroin smuggled in car parts
2010-07-13 00:00:00 Detail United States Jaber JORDAN :: Customs foils JD150,000 Heroin smuggling attempt
2010-07-12 00:00:00 Detail Indonesia Ngurah Rai International Airport INDONESIA :: Woman Arrested in Bali With Over 2 Kilos of Heroin
2010-07-11 00:00:00 Detail Canada Matsqui Institution CANADA :: Heroin package seized from visitor to Matsqui Institution
2010-07-10 00:00:00 Detail United States John F Kennedy International Airport, NY NEW YORK :: Ghanaian Arrested At JFK with heroin
2010-07-10 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Kuantan MALAYSIA :: Police Arrest Three, Confiscate Heroin Worth RM28,320
2010-07-10 00:00:00 Detail United States B&M International Bridge, TX TEXAS :: 687k worth of heroin found in truck’s battery
2010-07-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Norwalk, CT CONNECTICUT :: Heroin found in guitars shipped from Venezuela
2010-07-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Holyoke, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Three arrested for gun and heroin in Holyoke
2010-07-08 00:00:00 Detail United States San Antonio, TX TEXAS :: Big drug bust on West Side
2010-07-08 00:00:00 Detail India Mangalore INDIA :: Huge haul of heroin near Mangalore
2010-07-07 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Didim TURKEY :: Major heroin bust in Didim
2010-07-07 00:00:00 Detail Russia Leningrad RUSSIA :: Over 8 kg of Afghan heroin seized in Leningrad Region
2010-07-07 00:00:00 Detail Russia Krasnoyarsk RUSSIA :: FSB officers confiscate over 1 kg of heroin from Tajik citizen
2010-07-06 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Sabiha Gökçen International Airport TURKEY :: Woman caught smuggling heroin at Istanbul airport
2010-07-06 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Saggart IRELAND :: Drugs seized in Co Dublin
2010-07-05 00:00:00 Detail Kyrgyzstan Manas International Airport KYRGYZSTAN :: Latvian drug mule held with heroin in Airport Manas
2010-07-04 00:00:00 Detail India Bahadur Ganj INDIA :: Heroin worth over 2 crore seized
2010-07-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Salem Township, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Heroin Found In Bag During Drug Raid
2010-07-03 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: BSF seizes 31 kg heroin at Punjab border
2010-07-03 00:00:00 Detail Jordan Amman JORDAN :: 3 arrested for smuggling 72 kgs of heroin from Jordan
2010-07-03 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Heroin seized at Punjab border
2010-07-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Chicago, IL ILLINOIS :: Police make largest heroin bust
2010-07-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Swansea, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Swansea police find 20K in heroin, cocaine
2010-07-02 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Bitlis TURKEY :: Turkish police seize over 171 kg heroin
2010-07-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Plainville, CT CONNECTICUT :: Traffic Stop Leads To 4K In Heroin
2010-06-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Millville, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Man allegedly possessed 13 bags of heroin
2010-06-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Hartford, CT CONNECTICUT :: Drug Factory Discovered, 6 Charged
2010-06-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Martinsburg, WV WEST VIRGINIA :: Police seize heroin, oxycodone
2010-06-26 00:00:00 Detail Bangladesh Goalanda BANGLADESH :: Rab recovers heroin
2010-06-26 00:00:00 Detail India Sealdah INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 25 lakhs seized
2010-06-25 00:00:00 Detail United States White Township, IN INDIANA :: 42k in heroin, cocaine seized
2010-06-24 00:00:00 Detail Albania Tirana ALBANIA :: Albania Police in Major Heroin Bust
2010-06-23 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Burnley Wood UNITED KINGDOM :: Heroin seized as police raid house in Burnley Wood
2010-06-22 00:00:00 Detail United States Roslindale, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: 361 grams of heroin found in pants
2010-06-22 00:00:00 Detail United States Paterson, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Rookie cops seize 60K in drugs during Paterson car stop
2010-06-22 00:00:00 Detail United States Dickson, TN TENNESSEE :: 90K Of Heroin Found In Potato Chip Bag
2010-06-22 00:00:00 Detail Russia Svedlov District RUSSIA :: Authorities seized over 250kg of heroin
2010-06-21 00:00:00 Detail United States Stonycreek Township, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Turnpike stop yields 80G worth of heroin
2010-06-20 00:00:00 Detail Canada St Catherines CANADA :: Drug bust in St Catharines
2010-06-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Laredo, TX TEXAS :: Laredo House is Raided
2010-06-19 00:00:00 Detail United States Gateway International Bridge, TX TEXAS :: Four pounds of heroin hidden in bicycle basket
2010-06-19 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Karachi PAKISTAN :: ANF seizes heroin worth over Rs 3bn
2010-06-19 00:00:00 Detail Malta Valletta MALTA :: Heroin find leads to three arrests
2010-06-19 00:00:00 Detail Bahrain Bahrain International Airport BAHRAIN :: Bahrain arrests man with 136 heroin capsules in stomach
2010-06-18 00:00:00 Detail India Attari INDIA :: Heroin seized from goods train from Pak
2010-06-17 00:00:00 Detail United States Socorro County, NM NEW MEXICO :: Sheriff Department finds heroin
2010-06-17 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Catthorpe UNITED KINGDOM :: Record 5m heroin stash is seized in Leicestershire
2010-06-17 00:00:00 Detail United States Philadelphia, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Undercover Warrant Op Yields Guns & Drugs
2010-06-15 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Karachi PAKISTAN :: MSA recovers heroin from abandoned boat
2010-06-15 00:00:00 Detail United States Coweta County, GA GEORGIA :: 6K Worth Of Meth Found In Home
2010-06-14 00:00:00 Detail United States Portland, OR OREGON :: Over 1 million in heroin seized
2010-06-13 00:00:00 Detail United States Gateway International Bridge, TX TEXAS :: Man had two pounds of heroin in his shoes
2010-06-13 00:00:00 Detail India Auraiya INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 50 lakh seized
2010-06-12 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Dataran Syahbandar MALAYSIA :: Police Nab Drug Pusher, Seize Heroin Worth RM21,000
2010-06-12 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Police seize over 15kg of heroin in fruit carton
2010-06-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Fountain Hills, AZ ARIZONA :: Big heroin bust in Fountain Hills nets 10 arrests, drugs and 56K
2010-06-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Hartford, CT CONNECTICUT :: Police Seize Heroin, Cash and 31 Pounds of Marijuana
2010-06-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Wolverhampton UNITED KINGDOM :: Heroin and crack cocaine seized in drug raid
2010-06-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Bolingbrook, IL ILLINOIS :: More than 50 bags of suspected heroin found on drug suspect
2010-06-11 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Van TURKEY :: 165 kg of heroin seized in E Turkey
2010-06-10 00:00:00 Detail Canada Vernon CANADA :: Police shut down drug operation
2010-06-10 00:00:00 Detail United States Stroud Township, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Stroud
2010-06-10 00:00:00 Detail United States Punjab INDIA :: Five arrested with 6 kg RDX, heroin
2010-06-10 00:00:00 Detail Greece Athens GREECE :: Greece seizes heroin, arrests Macedonian
2010-06-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Detroit, MI MICHIGAN :: Detroit police seize nearly 2M in drugs, cash
2010-06-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Calexico, CA CALIFORNIA :: Meth and Heroin Busts In Calexico
2010-06-09 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Carlisle UNITED KINGDOM :: Woman arrested in Carlisle heroin raid
2010-06-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Baldwin, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: 16k in heroin found in car in Baldwin
2010-06-09 00:00:00 Detail Hungary Nagylak HUNGARY :: Hungary border agents seize heroin worth millions of euros
2010-06-08 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Ballyfermot IRELAND :: Two held after separate drugs finds in Dublin
2010-06-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Willimantic, CT CONNECTICUT :: Toddlers, Heroin Found In Rodent-Infested Home
2010-06-08 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Mersin TURKEY :: Turkish police seizes massive heroin in Mersin
2010-06-07 00:00:00 Detail United States Syracuse, NY NEW YORK :: Police find heroin during raid on North Salina Street pawn shop
2010-06-07 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Edinburgh SCOTLAND :: Police find 40k of heroin at vacant property
2010-06-07 00:00:00 Detail United States Geneseo, NY NEW YORK :: 23 bags of heroin found in car on I-390 in Geneseo
2010-06-05 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Bitlis TURKEY :: 51 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey
2010-06-04 00:00:00 Detail Malta Valletta MALTA :: Over 1kg of heroin found in luggage
2010-06-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Wilmington, DE DELAWARE :: 3 Delaware men face drug charges
2010-06-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Douglas County, NE NEBRASKA :: Traffic Stop Uncovers Hidden Heroin
2010-06-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Wilmington, DE DELAWARE :: 19,500 bags of heroin seized in bust
2010-06-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Willimantic, CT CONNECTICUT :: Police seize 41 bags of heroin, make arrest in Willimantic
2010-06-02 00:00:00 Detail Canada Kelowna CANADA :: Huge stash of weapons, drugs seized in Kelowna
2010-06-02 00:00:00 Detail India Parsa INDIA :: 3 Indians making heroin held
2010-06-02 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Jinnah International Airport PAKISTAN :: 4 kilogrammes of heroin seized
2010-05-31 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Undercover police seize 16kg of heroin
2010-05-31 00:00:00 Detail United States McLean County, IL ILLINOIS :: Over 1M Worth Of Drugs Recovered In Illinois Highway Stop
2010-05-31 00:00:00 Detail Australia Sydney AUSTRALIA:: Drugs worth millions seized in raid
2010-05-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Clinton Township, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Woman and man charged with possession of 50 bags of heroin
2010-05-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Santa Ana, CA CALIFORNIA :: Santa Ana traffic stop leads to drug bust
2010-05-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Altoona, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Pot deal leads to major drug bust
2010-05-30 00:00:00 Detail Mexico Chihuahua MEXICO :: Mexican Police Make Big Drug Bust
2010-05-29 00:00:00 Detail United States Long Pond, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: 41 bags of heroin discovered in traffic stop
2010-05-29 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Kapitan Andreevo BULGARIA :: Heroin worth over BGN 5mln seized at Kapitan Andreevo
2010-05-29 00:00:00 Detail India Jalandhar INDIA :: 700 gms heroin seized
2010-05-29 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Karachi PAKISTAN :: Heroin worth Rs 65m seized from plane
2010-05-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Weber County, UT UTAH :: 600k in drugs seized in Northern Utah
2010-05-28 00:00:00 Detail Georgia Port of Poti GEORGIA :: Some 100 kg heroin revealed in Poti port
2010-05-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Shippenville, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: 3 Arrested In Clarion Co Heroin Bust
2010-05-27 00:00:00 Detail Afghanistan Zabul AFGHANISTAN :: ANP Seize Drugs Disguised As Quran
2010-05-27 00:00:00 Detail United States Lincoln County, NE NEBRASKA :: Troopers bust heroin on Interstate-80
2010-05-27 00:00:00 Detail India Bijnor INDIA :: Two arrested with heroin worth Rs1 crore
2010-05-27 00:00:00 Detail United States Bend, OR OREGON :: Heroin Bust Leads To Four Arrests
2010-05-27 00:00:00 Detail Greece Igumenica GREECE :: Greek police arrest Briton with 45 kg of heroin in Igumenica
2010-05-26 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Karachi PAKISTAN :: ANF seizes 243 kg Heroin, arrests 2 drug smugglers
2010-05-25 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Fujairah UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Bid to smuggle in 26kg of drugs foiled
2010-05-24 00:00:00 Detail Macao S.A.R., China Macao International Airport MACAO :: Man hiding heroin in stomach arrested in Macao
2010-05-23 00:00:00 Detail United States Endicott, NY NEW YORK :: Police: Heroin bust made at Endicott Inn
2010-05-23 00:00:00 Detail India Tarn Taran INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 110 crore seized
2010-05-22 00:00:00 Detail Austria Lower Austria AUSTRIA :: Massive heroin haul in Lower Austria
2010-05-21 00:00:00 Detail United States Benton Township, MI MICHIGAN :: Two Arrested In Benton Two Heroin Bust
2010-05-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Clarkstown, NY NEW YORK :: 15k in heroin seized during Thruway traffic stop in Clarkstown
2010-05-19 00:00:00 Detail United States Hartford, CT CONNECTICUT :: Man Had 200 Bags Of Heroin
2010-05-19 00:00:00 Detail Denmark Aarhus DENMARK :: Danish police seize large amount of heroin
2010-05-18 00:00:00 Detail United States Wilmington, DE DELAWARE :: More than 5,200 bags of heroin seized in car stop
2010-05-18 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Bukit Kayu Hitam MALAYASIA :: UPP Seizes 30kg Of Heroin Near Bukit Kayu Hitam
2010-05-17 00:00:00 Detail United States Poughkeepsie, NY NEW YORK :: Police seize heroin, cash in early-morning raid
2010-05-17 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Delhi Police seize heroin worth millions of rupees
2010-05-17 00:00:00 Detail Bosnia and Herzegovina Bijeljina BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA :: Bijeljina police seize 2kg of heroin
2010-05-15 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Two drug peddlers held with one kg heroin
2010-05-15 00:00:00 Detail India Gurdaspur INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 97 cr seized in Gurdaspur sector
2010-05-14 00:00:00 Detail Australia Footscray AUSTRALIA :: Drugs and weapons seized in Footscray raid
2010-05-14 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Bukit Jambul MALAYSIA :: Over 27kg heroin seized in raid on drug lab
2010-05-14 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Weston-super-Mare UNITED KINGDOM :: Heroin taken after swoop
2010-05-14 00:00:00 Detail Russia Pulkovo Airport RUSSIA :: Tajik carries 1 kg of heroin in stomach
2010-05-13 00:00:00 Detail United States Cortland County, NY NEW YORK :: 299 bags of heroin seized in Cortland County drug bust
2010-05-12 00:00:00 Detail United States San Ysidro Port of Entry, CA CALIFORNIA :: San Diego CBP Officers Seize Cache of Hard Narcotics
2010-05-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Live Oak, CA CALIFORNIA :: Drug bust nets pounds of heroin, meth in Live Oak
2010-05-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Bethlehem, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Drug bust in Bethlehem injures officer
2010-05-12 00:00:00 Detail Albania Vlore ALBANIA :: 80 kilograms of marijuana and two kilograms of heroin seized by police near Vlore
2010-05-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Green Tree, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Syringes Thrown From Vehicle Shortly Before Drug Bust
2010-05-11 00:00:00 Detail South Africa King Shaka International Airport SOUTH AFRICA :: First drug bust at King Shaka
2010-05-11 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Jinnah International Airport PAKISTAN :: Heroin, foreign currency seized at airport
2010-05-10 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Petaling Jaya MALAYSIA :: Drug Trafficker Nabbed And RM57,000 Worth Of Drugs Seized
2010-05-10 00:00:00 Detail China Hong Kong International Airport CHINA :: Customs seizes 975 grammes of heroin at airport
2010-05-10 00:00:00 Detail United States Mount Olive, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Mount Olive motor vehicle stop turns up 60 bags of heroin
2010-05-10 00:00:00 Detail Bangladesh Shahjalal International Airport BANGLADESH :: Heroin peddlers nabbed near airport
2010-05-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Phoenix, AZ ARIZONA :: Drugs, guns found in Phoenix apartment after traffic stop
2010-05-09 00:00:00 Detail India Indira Gandhi International Airport INDIA :: Man arrested at IGI with over 5 kg of heroin
2010-05-08 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Kedah MALAYSIA :: Kedah Customs Seizes 16kg Of Heroin
2010-05-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Bakersfield, CA CALIFORNIA :: 2 Arrested With Over 2 Pounds Of Heroin
2010-05-07 00:00:00 Detail Greece Seres GREECE :: Bulgarian citizen arrested in Seres with around 700 grams of heroin
2010-05-07 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Penang MALAYSIA :: Police Seize Heroin Worth RM100,000
2010-05-07 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Penang MALAYSIA :: Police Seize Heroin Worth RM100,000
2010-05-07 00:00:00 Detail United States Duarte, CA CALIFORNIA :: Police find 68 balloons of heroin after crash
2010-05-07 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Tarnol PAKISTAN :: Six arrested in Islamabad, drugs seized
2010-05-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Odessa, TX TEXAS :: Heroin seizure
2010-05-06 00:00:00 Detail Singapore Singapore SINGAPORE :: CNB arrests 2 suspected drug traffickers, seizes over 2 kg of heroin in raid
2010-05-05 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Hendon UNITED KINGDOM :: Two Reading men appear at Hendon Magistrates Court after 18k of Heroin discovered
2010-05-05 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Cumbria UNITED KINGDOM :: Cocaine and heroin seized in Cumbria
2010-05-05 00:00:00 Detail Bangladesh Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport BANGLADESH :: Indian arrested in Bangladesh with 20 kg heroin
2010-05-04 00:00:00 Detail United States New Castle County, DE DELAWARE :: 29 bags of heroin found
2010-05-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Wellton, AZ ARIZONA :: 5 pounds of heroin seized at Arizona border
2010-05-03 00:00:00 Detail Nigeria Murtala Mohammed International Airport NIGERIA :: NDLEA Finds 2KG of Heroin in Stethoscope
2010-05-03 00:00:00 Detail India Khamkaran INDIA :: BSF seizes 4 kg heroin, 20 packets of counterfeit currency
2010-05-02 00:00:00 Detail Bangladesh Naogaon BANGLADESH :: Two kgs heroin seized in Naogaon
2010-05-02 00:00:00 Detail Malta Malta International Airport MALTA :: Kilo of heroin found
2010-05-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Portsmouth, OH OHIO :: Two Major Drug Busts Net Hundreds of Grams of Cocaine, Heroin
2010-05-01 00:00:00 Detail Azerbaijan Baku AZERBAIJAN :: Azerbaijani tried to bring heroin potatoes into prison
2010-05-01 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Karachi PAKISTAN :: 250g heroin recovered from postal parcel
2010-04-30 00:00:00 Detail India Kishanganj INDIA :: One held, heroin worth crore recovered
2010-04-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Springfield, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Springfield narcotics raid yields pure heroin, fake money, police say
2010-04-30 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Carlisle UNITED KINGDOM :: Largest heroin haul is seized in Carlisle
2010-04-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Easton, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Police raid Easton apartment on South 7th Street, seize heroin
2010-04-29 00:00:00 Detail United States Beverly, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: 15K worth of drugs seized in a raid
2010-04-29 00:00:00 Detail United States Lancaster, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Detectives Seize More Than 10K In Heroin
2010-04-29 00:00:00 Detail India Haryana INDIA :: Nigerian arrested with over 2 kg heroin
2010-04-29 00:00:00 Detail Russia Moscow RUSSIA :: Russian authorities detain drug trafficker with 41 capsules of heroin
2010-04-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Torrance, CA CALIFORNIA :: Pair of busts net more than 100 lbs of meth
2010-04-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Los Angeles, CA CALIFORNIA :: 200 Pounds Of Meth And Heroin Seized In SoCal
2010-04-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Wilkes-Barre, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Police Raid Nets 60k in Drugs
2010-04-28 00:00:00 Detail Afghanistan Helmand Province AFGHANISTAN :: Joint Patrol Finds 2,090 Kg of Opium
2010-04-27 00:00:00 Detail United States Salem, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Police seize heroin and guns in Salem raid
2010-04-27 00:00:00 Detail India Araria INDIA :: Heroin worth over Rs 1 cr seized
2010-04-27 00:00:00 Detail India Bihar INDIA :: Heroin worth lakhs seized in Bihar
2010-04-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Odessa, TX TEXAS :: Agencies make heroin bust
2010-04-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Jersey City, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Three Jersey City men arrested, 50k in heroin is seized
2010-04-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Santa Rosa, CA CALIFORNIA :: West Santa Rosa drug bust nets cocaine, heroin, meth
2010-04-26 00:00:00 Detail Spain Roquetas de Mar SPAIN :: Suspicious parcel from Kabul
2010-04-26 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Bitlis TURKEY :: Over 82kg of heroin seized in Southeastern Turkey
2010-04-25 00:00:00 Detail Indonesia Husein Sastranegara International Airport INDONESIA :: Heroin Worth Rp 8 Billion Seized
2010-04-25 00:00:00 Detail Indonesia Adisucipto International Airport INDONESIA :: Philippine woman nabbed with over 2 kg of heroin
2010-04-24 00:00:00 Detail United States Englewood, IL ILLINOIS :: 2 arrested in Englewood heroin seizure
2010-04-24 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Ankara TURKEY :: Heroin and hashish seized in operations of Turkish security services
2010-04-22 00:00:00 Detail Canada Vancouver International Airport CANADA :: Traveller busted with 800k of heroin at YVR
2010-04-22 00:00:00 Detail United States Riverton, UT UTAH :: UPD detectives make big drug bust, seize blue meth
2010-04-22 00:00:00 Detail United States Somerville, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Police make drug bust on Walnut St
2010-04-22 00:00:00 Detail Albania Durres ALBANIA :: Around 4kg of heroin seized in Durres
2010-04-21 00:00:00 Detail Canada Peel CANADA :: Peel police seize heroin, guns
2010-04-21 00:00:00 Detail Nigeria Murtala Mohammed International Airport NIGERIA :: 60-year-old woman, two others arrested with over 2kg of heroin
2010-04-19 00:00:00 Detail United States Pittsburgh, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: South Side Drug Bust Nets Heroin, Cash, Guns
2010-04-19 00:00:00 Detail United States Watertown, NY NEW YORK :: Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force Seizes Heroin, Crack Cocaine and More
2010-04-19 00:00:00 Detail India Ambedkar Nagar INDIA :: Two held with heroin worth over Rs1 crore
2010-04-19 00:00:00 Detail India Bija INDIA :: Heroin worth over Rs 4 crore seized
2010-04-17 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: AK-47 rifle, heroin smuggled from Pakistan seized in Punjab
2010-04-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Hattiesburg, MS MISSISSIPPI :: HPD nets record heroin bust
2010-04-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Redmond, OR OREGON :: Redmond traffic stop turns up heroin
2010-04-16 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Liverpool UNITED KINGDOM :: Merseyside Police seize thousands of pounds worth of drugs from Speke properties
2010-04-16 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Dumfries UNITED KINGDOM :: Dumfries drugs operation finds heroin haul
2010-04-15 00:00:00 Detail United States Richland, WA WASHINGTON :: Heroin, pills seized at Richland hotel
2010-04-15 00:00:00 Detail United States Laredo, TX TEXAS :: Narcotics are Seized on International Bridges
2010-04-15 00:00:00 Detail India Amritsar INDIA :: Customs Department seizes six Kg heroin in Amritsar
2010-04-14 00:00:00 Detail United States Mount Clemens, MI MICHIGAN :: Nine busted in Mount Clemens drug raid
2010-04-14 00:00:00 Detail United States Salisbury, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: Heroin found in drug bust
2010-04-14 00:00:00 Detail China Hong Kong CHINA :: Drugs worth over 1m HKD seized in HK
2010-04-14 00:00:00 Detail United States Wilkinsburg, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Child hands out heroin at school
2010-04-13 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Three held with heroin
2010-04-13 00:00:00 Detail Taiwan Kaohsiung International Airport TAIWAN :: Fake shoe pads used to carry over 1 kg of heroin
2010-04-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Kalamazoo, MI MICHIGAN :: Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust
2010-04-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Chicago, IL ILLINOIS :: K-9 sniffs out over 1 million worth of cocaine, heroin
2010-04-12 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Montenegro MONTENEGRO :: Heroin found on border with Montenegro
2010-04-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Portland, OR OREGON :: Police find nearly 10 pounds of heroin in van
2010-04-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Wyalusing Township, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Three charged with distributing heroin
2010-04-09 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Rawalpindi INDIA :: ANF recovers 195kg of narcotics
2010-04-09 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Limerick IRELAND :: Gardai seize heroin in Limerick
2010-04-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Green Bay, WI WISCONSIN :: Four arrested in Green Bay drug busts
2010-04-08 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Woman held with 400 grams of heroin
2010-04-07 00:00:00 Detail United States Rockland, NY NEW YORK :: Drug bust nets dozens, 100G
2010-04-07 00:00:00 Detail United States New Kensington, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: New Kensington search nets heroin, not gunman
2010-04-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Ocean County, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Police seize heroin, over 4G, arrest 14 at motel
2010-04-06 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Van TURKEY :: Turkish security services seized 60kg of heroin, 61kg of hashish
2010-04-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Syracuse, NY NEW YORK :: Syracuse police seize heroin in Regional Transportation Center bust
2010-04-06 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Heroin found in Lahore-New Delhi bus
2010-04-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Pine Plains, NY NEW YORK :: Drug Dealers Text Cops, Get Busted
2010-04-04 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Tekirdag TURKEY :: Police seize 33kg of heroin
2010-04-03 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Fife, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Train passenger caught with 100k of heroin
2010-04-02 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom West Fife, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Heroin seized in Easter crackdown
2010-04-02 00:00:00 Detail United States El Paso, TX TEXAS :: 19 Grams Of Heroin Seized
2010-04-02 00:00:00 Detail Kyrgyzstan Osh KYRGYZSTAN :: Record lot of drugs seized in Kyrgyzstan
2010-04-01 00:00:00 Detail India Ferozepur INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 15-cr and fake currency of Rs 99k recovered by BSF at Punjab Border
2010-04-01 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Scotland SCOTLAND :: Seven arrested over drug seizures
2010-04-01 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Sharjah UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Police find 5kg of heroin after storming house in Sharjah
2010-04-01 00:00:00 Detail Armenia Lake Sevan ARMENIA :: Drugs and 30m found in Lake Sevan
2010-04-01 00:00:00 Detail India Sonbhadra INDIA :: Four held with heroin worth over Rs 1 crore
2010-04-01 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Karachi PAKISTAN :: Heroin hidden in Vietnam-bound books seized
2010-03-31 00:00:00 Detail India Murdhwa INDIA :: Four arrested with Rs one crore heroin
2010-03-31 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Two drug smugglers held at Dubai airport
2010-03-30 00:00:00 Detail Macedonia Strumica MACEDONIA :: Bulgarian mafia sells heroin through Macedonia
2010-03-29 00:00:00 Detail United States Salisbury, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: Search leads to drug bust
2010-03-29 00:00:00 Detail United States Buffalo, NY NEW YORK :: Heroin, cocaine seized in arrest on West Side
2010-03-29 00:00:00 Detail United States Lucas County, OH OHIO :: 2 million heroin bust in Lucas County
2010-03-29 00:00:00 Detail South Africa Beaufort West SOUTH AFRICA :: Cops seize R3m worth of drugs
2010-03-29 00:00:00 Detail United States Ocean City, MD MARYLAND :: Police seize more than 250 packets of heroin
2010-03-29 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Penang State Airport MALAYSIA :: Malaysian airport police detain Chinese woman carrying heroin
2010-03-29 00:00:00 Detail Russia Dushanbe Airport RUSSIA :: Pakistani with four kilos of heroin detained in Dushanbe airport
2010-03-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Pittsburgh, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Heroin bricks seized
2010-03-28 00:00:00 Detail Bangladesh Chittagong BANGLADESH :: Burmese Heroin Seized in Bangladesh
2010-03-28 00:00:00 Detail Sri Lanka Borella SRI LANKA :: Female drug peddler nabbed with heroin
2010-03-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Brookline, NH NEW HAMPSHIRE :: Three arrested in drug bust
2010-03-28 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Istanbul TURKEY :: Istanbul police seize 20kg of heroin
2010-03-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Charleston, SC SOUTH CAROLINA :: Tip leads to drug bust
2010-03-26 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Glasgow, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Police recover heroin in Glasgow
2010-03-26 00:00:00 Detail Vietnam Lang Son VIETNAM :: Large heroin bricks seized in northern Vietnam
2010-03-26 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Van TURKEY :: 82 Kilograms Of Heroin In Cargo Box
2010-03-25 00:00:00 Detail Macedonia Gostivar MACEDONIA :: Macedonian police seize over 26 kg of heroin
2010-03-25 00:00:00 Detail Canada Nanaimo CANADA :: Police bust suspects in Pacifica raid
2010-03-24 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Hove UNITED KINGDOM :: Heroin found in book during Hove raid
2010-03-24 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Jinnah International Airport PAKISTAN :: Heroin recovered from courier parcel in Karachi
2010-03-24 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Van TURKEY :: 82 kg of heroin seized in E Turkey
2010-03-24 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Leskovac SERBIA :: 18 packages of heroin seized in Leskovac
2010-03-23 00:00:00 Detail United States Medford, OR OREGON :: Medford police arrest 2 illegal aliens, seize over 1 pounds of heroin, cash
2010-03-23 00:00:00 Detail Australia Perth AUSTRALIA :: Heroin seized in police raids
2010-03-22 00:00:00 Detail United States San Clemente, CA CALIFORNIA :: Border Patrol nabs suspected heroin smugglers at San Onofre checkpoint
2010-03-22 00:00:00 Detail China Hong Kong International Airport CHINA :: Customs foils heroin smuggling at airport
2010-03-22 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Sofia BULGARIA :: Bulgarian customs officers seize heroin in Istanbul-Belgrade train
2010-03-21 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Five held with 26 kg of heroin in Punjab
2010-03-20 00:00:00 Detail India Jodhpur INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 6 crore seized from train
2010-03-20 00:00:00 Detail India Jodhpur INDIA :: NCB seizes 6 kg of heroin
2010-03-20 00:00:00 Detail India Barabanki INDIA :: 24 kg heroin seized, 2 arrested in Barabanki
2010-03-20 00:00:00 Detail Uzbekistan Tashkent UZBEKISTAN :: Over 46kg of drugs withdrawn in Uzbekistan
2010-03-19 00:00:00 Detail India Amritsar INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 5 crore seized
2010-03-19 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Lancashire UNITED KINGDOM :: 7k haul of heroin seized in East Lancs crime swoops
2010-03-18 00:00:00 Detail United States Wilmington, DE DELAWARE :: Police: 8,200 bags of heroin found in car
2010-03-18 00:00:00 Detail United States Ellisburg, NY NEW YORK :: Vehicle halted, heroin seized
2010-03-18 00:00:00 Detail South Africa Durban International Airport SOUTH AFRICA :: Drug mule held at Dbn airport
2010-03-18 00:00:00 Detail Nigeria Murtala Muhammed Airport NIGERIA :: Ndlea Nabs Two Suspected Drug Traffickers
2010-03-18 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Heroin worth millions seized in Punjab
2010-03-17 00:00:00 Detail United States Dover, NY NEW YORK :: Drug task force seizes heroin, cocaine, guns in raid
2010-03-17 00:00:00 Detail United States Bakersfield, CA CALIFORNIA :: 67 Grams Of Heroin, 53 Grams Of Cocaine Found During Search
2010-03-17 00:00:00 Detail United States Dallas, TX TEXAS :: Police send drugs to resale shop
2010-03-17 00:00:00 Detail India Uttar Pradesh INDIA :: Two held with 22 kg of heroin in Uttar Pradesh
2010-03-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Pittsburgh, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Police confiscate heroin from car on North Side
2010-03-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Warren, MI MICHIGAN :: Four Arrested in Warren Drug Raid
2010-03-16 00:00:00 Detail Singapore Ang Mo Kio SINGAPORE :: Ice, heroin and samurai swords seized in drug bust
2010-03-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Escanaba, MI MICHIGAN :: Drug bust in Escanaba
2010-03-16 00:00:00 Detail United States North Merrick, NY NEW YORK :: LI School Custodian Busted with 73 Bags of Heroin
2010-03-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Binghamton, NY NEW YORK :: Brooklyn man found with heroin, cash
2010-03-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Pittsburgh, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Undercover Pittsburgh Detectives Make Big Heroin Bust
2010-03-16 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Benazir Bhutto International Airport PAKISTAN :: ANF recovers over 5 kilograms of heroin
2010-03-16 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Newbridge IRELAND :: Cocaine and heroin seized in Co Kildare
2010-03-15 00:00:00 Detail United States Binghamton, NY NEW YORK :: Police seize heroin valued at 4K
2010-03-15 00:00:00 Detail United States Seattle, WA WASHINGTON :: Two charged in heroin bust at Lakeside School parking lot
2010-03-15 00:00:00 Detail Swaziland Matsapha International Airport SWAZILAND :: Zambian woman arrested in Swaziland over drugs
2010-03-14 00:00:00 Detail India Tamil Nadu INDIA :: Heroin seized
2010-03-13 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Kirklees UNITED KINGDOM :: More than 80 arrests in Kirklees police drug raids
2010-03-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Keyser, WV WEST VIRGINIA :: Keyser drug raid hauls in 15K of heroin
2010-03-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Wilkes-Barre City, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Police arrest city man, find 345 bags of heroin
2010-03-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Wilmington, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: 65 bags of heroin seized
2010-03-12 00:00:00 Detail Kyrgyzstan Krasnaya Rechka KYRGYZSTAN :: More than 4 kilos of heroin seized in Chui oblast
2010-03-12 00:00:00 Detail Canada St Catherines CANADA :: Police raid in St. Catharines
2010-03-12 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Fife, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Fife Police seize 250K of drugs during early morning raids
2010-03-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Grand Rapids, WI WISCONSIN :: Heroin bust in Wood County
2010-03-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Franklinton, LA LOUISIANA :: Rare heroin bust in Franklinton
2010-03-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Essex County, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Essex officers seize heroin, pain killers in two drug busts
2010-03-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Lodi, CA CALIFORNIA :: Police seize assault rifles, drugs from Lodi home
2010-03-11 00:00:00 Detail Sri Lanka Chilaw SRI LANKA :: Largest heroin haul seized in Chilaw
2010-03-11 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Jagodina SERBIA :: Entrepreneur arrested with over 1 kilos of heroin
2010-03-11 00:00:00 Detail India Aligarh INDIA :: Four arrested with heroin worth Rs 1 crore
2010-03-10 00:00:00 Detail United States York, PA 335,000 of Heroin Seized, Suspected Trafficker Arrested
2010-03-10 00:00:00 Detail Thailand Bangkok THAILAND :: Raids net B380m drug haul
2010-03-10 00:00:00 Detail India Chandauli INDIA :: One held with four kg heroin
2010-03-10 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Nis SERBIA :: Nis police seizes more than 1 kg of heroin
2010-03-09 00:00:00 Detail Canada Vancouver International Airport CANADA :: Border guards find heroin stash
2010-03-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Attalla, AL ALABAMA :: Heroin, marijuana bust in Etowah County
2010-03-09 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Van TURKEY :: Police seize huge amount of illicit drug in eastern Turkey
2010-03-09 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Edirne TURKEY :: Over 3 kilograms of heroin discovered in electric oven
2010-03-08 00:00:00 Detail Tajikistan Dushanbe TAJIKISTAN :: 90kg of heroin, opium seized
2010-03-08 00:00:00 Detail Czech Republic Prague CZECH REPUBLIC :: Customs officers detained a man with 10kg of heroin in Prague
2010-03-08 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Finsbury Park UNITED KINGDOM :: Three charged after over 4m heroin bust in Finsbury Park
2010-03-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Somerset, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Somerset Traffic Stop Nets 500K Worth Of Heroin
2010-03-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Somerset, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Large Drug Bust Made On PA Turnpike
2010-03-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Hamilton Township, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Police arrest Mays Landing man who they say was trying to sell 34 bags of heroin
2010-03-06 00:00:00 Detail United States York, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Traffic stop leads to drug bust
2010-03-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Cincinnati, OH OHIO :: Heroin Found In Shipment To Canada
2010-03-05 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Brechin UNITED KINGDOM :: Tayside Police seize 100k worth of cocaine and heroin in Brechin
2010-03-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Lancaster City, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Police Seize Nearly 900 Packets of Heroin in Drug Arrest
2010-03-05 00:00:00 Detail India Amritsar INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 20 crore seized
2010-03-05 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Shipka BULGARIA :: 73 kg of heroin seized in special police operation
2010-03-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Allentown, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Big heroin bust in Allentown
2010-03-04 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Finsbury Park UNITED KINGDOM :: Over 4million worth of heroin seized from van
2010-03-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Springfield, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Traffic stop yields heroin
2010-03-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Lovington, NM NEW MEXICO :: Heroin, cash, and guns seized in Lea County
2010-03-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Yuba City, CA CALIFORNIA :: Major heroin bust west of Yuba City
2010-03-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Kern County, CA CALIFORNIA :: 644 Grams Of Heroin Found During Investigation
2010-03-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Brookville, OH OHIO :: Routine traffic stop nets nearly 7k in cash, heroin
2010-03-02 00:00:00 Detail Afghanistan Nimroz AFGHANISTAN :: Large Drug Caches Found in Nimroz
2010-03-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Albany, GA GEORGIA :: More than 900 ground cold pills seized in East Albany meth lab
2010-03-01 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Gloucester UNITED KINGDOM :: 40k of cocaine and heroin seized in Gloucester
2010-03-01 00:00:00 Detail Kyrgyzstan Bishkek KYRGYZSTAN :: Over 3 kilos of heroin seized in Kyrgyzstan
2010-02-27 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Bukit Bintang MALAYSIA :: Uzbek Woman Held In Drug Bust
2010-02-27 00:00:00 Detail India Mumbai INDIA :: Zambian woman held at Mumbai airport with drugs
2010-02-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Watsonville, CA CALIFORNIA :: Watsonville PD Make Major Drug Bust
2010-02-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Kathmandu NEPAL :: Heroin worth Rs 300m hauled from 2 Pakistanis
2010-02-26 00:00:00 Detail Indonesia Soekarno – Hatta Airport INDONESIA :: Jakarta Airport Authorities Seize Over Half Kilograms of Heroin
2010-02-25 00:00:00 Detail United States Wilmington, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: 3,500 in heroin seized, 2 Wilmington men arrested at mall
2010-02-25 00:00:00 Detail India Ajnala INDIA :: BSF seizes 15 kg heroin at India-Pakistan border
2010-02-24 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Holytown, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Heroin found in car following police search
2010-02-24 00:00:00 Detail United States Bethlehem, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Pot, heroin and cash seized in south Bethlehem raid
2010-02-24 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Šabac SERBIA :: 8 kilos of heroin seized in village
2010-02-23 00:00:00 Detail Canada Kawartha Lakes CANADA :: 70k in drugs seized
2010-02-23 00:00:00 Detail United States Myrtle Beach, SC SOUTH CAROLINA :: 815k in heroin seized in MB drug arrest
2010-02-23 00:00:00 Detail United States Cumberland County, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Police Stop Vehicle, Find 470K Worth Of Heroin
2010-02-23 00:00:00 Detail United States Upper Frankford, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: 358 bricks of suspected heroin found in Upper Frankford traffic stop
2010-02-22 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Dubai Customs foils bid to smuggle 85 heroin capsules
2010-02-22 00:00:00 Detail India Amistar INDIA :: Heroin worth USD 40 million seized in India
2010-02-21 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Dublin IRELAND :: Drugs, gun found in Dublin house
2010-02-21 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Batman TURKEY :: Police seize 8kg heroin in Turkey
2010-02-21 00:00:00 Detail Nepal Tribhuvan International Airport NEPAL :: Two arrested from TIA with over 1 kg white heroin
2010-02-21 00:00:00 Detail India Jammu INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 80 cr seized near Indo-Pak border
2010-02-20 00:00:00 Detail India Amritsar INDIA :: 20 kg heroin seized near Amritsar
2010-02-20 00:00:00 Detail Romania Bucharest ROMANIA :: Romanian authorities seize 100 kg of heroin stashed in Bulgarian truck
2010-02-19 00:00:00 Detail Nigeria Murtala Mohammed International Airport NIGERIA :: NDLEA Discovers Heroin In Hair
2010-02-19 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Sofia BULGARIA :: Specialised police operation seizes drugs
2010-02-18 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Ayton, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Heroin haul found in car dumped near Eyemouth
2010-02-18 00:00:00 Detail Sri Lanka Mundalama SRI LANKA :: Heroin haul in Mundalama
2010-02-17 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Police seize 14k of heroin
2010-02-17 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Dublin IRELAND :: Two held after heroin find
2010-02-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Clarkstown, NY NEW YORK :: 4 men accused of having 10k worth of heroin on Thruway in Clarkstown
2010-02-16 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Benazir Bhutto International Airport PAKISTAN :: ANF recovers 10 kgs of heroin
2010-02-16 00:00:00 Detail Russia Moscow RUSSIA :: Two policemen seized selling heroin in Moscow suburb
2010-02-15 00:00:00 Detail United States Queens, NY NEW YORK :: Cops find 4 kilos of suspected heroin in car
2010-02-14 00:00:00 Detail United States Trenton, NJ NEW JERSEY :: 25G in drugs seized and undocumented immigrant arrested
2010-02-13 00:00:00 Detail Jordan Amman JORDAN :: R53m of smuggled drugs seized
2010-02-12 00:00:00 Detail Isle of Man Douglas ISLE OF MAN :: Four charged after heroin seized on the Isle of Man
2010-02-12 00:00:00 Detail Australia Hurstville AUSTRALIA :: Pair charged over 7kg heroin haul
2010-02-11 00:00:00 Detail Canada Peel CANADA :: Peel Police Make 3 Million Drug Bust
2010-02-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Lawrence, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Heroin, gun seized in raid
2010-02-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Oglesby, IL ILLINOIS :: Heroin seized, 2 arrested in Oglesby
2010-02-11 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Kuala Lumpur International Airport MALAYSIA :: Police seize 3kg of heroin from Pakistani at KLIA
2010-02-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Buffalo, WY WYOMING :: Patrol seizes heroin, cocaine in I-25 stop
2010-02-11 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Hackney UNITED KINGDOM :: Hackney police seize 750k heroin haul and weapons in crime crack down
2010-02-11 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Norden UNITED KINGDOM :: Drugs worth 500k seized in Norden
2010-02-10 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Paignton UNITED KINGDOM :: 15k heroin seized in police swoopl
2010-02-10 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Paignton UNITED KINGDOM :: Two arrested over heroin seizure in Paignton
2010-02-10 00:00:00 Detail United States Matamoros International Bridge, TX TEXAS :: CBP Seizes Heroin, Cocaine at Brownsville, Texas Port
2010-02-09 00:00:00 Detail United States B&M International Bridge, TX TEXAS :: Heroin, cocaine found in girdle
2010-02-09 00:00:00 Detail United States South Nyack, NY NEW YORK :: Pair arrested in 10k heroin drug bust on Thruway in Rockland
2010-02-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Tarrytown, NY NEW YORK :: Two New Yorkers arrested for heroin and marijuana possession in Tarrytown
2010-02-09 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Tallaght IRELAND :: Over 1m heroin seized in Tallaght
2010-02-09 00:00:00 Detail Singapore Singapore SINGAPORE :: CNB arrests three men, seizes drugs worth over 285k
2010-02-09 00:00:00 Detail Uzbekistan Tashkent UZBEKISTAN :: Uzbekistan withdraws 30 kg of drugs
2010-02-09 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Held with heroin
2010-02-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Bridgeton, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Troopers seize guns, drugs after Bridgeton traffic stop
2010-02-08 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Dublin IRELAND :: 85k of heroin found in parked van
2010-02-08 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Langkawi MALAYSIA :: Police Seize 500 Grammes Of Heroin From Ferry Passenger
2010-02-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Atlantic City, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Man tosses 71 bags of heroin in Atlantic City drug bust
2010-02-08 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Worcester UNITED KINGDOM :: Two arrested over heroin seizure in Worcester
2010-02-07 00:00:00 Detail United States Holyoke, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: An East Hartford man arrested for possession of 500 bags of heroin in Holyoke
2010-02-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Roxbury, NJ NEW JERSEY :: 46 bags of heroin found on Pa man during Route 80 stop
2010-02-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Sheboygan County, WI WISCONSIN :: Three busted with $10,000 of heroin
2010-02-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Marietta, OH OHIO :: Traffic stops net 43k of drugs
2010-02-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Unadilla Township, MI MICHIGAN :: Putnam Twp Woman Found with Heroin in Possession
2010-02-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Lancaster, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Drugs hidden in soda can, police say
2010-02-05 00:00:00 Detail Russia Kopeisk RUSSIA :: Cache with 10 kg of heroin found in Chelyabinsk Reg
2010-02-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Rome, NY NEW YORK :: Teen arrested in Rome heroin bust
2010-02-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Atlantic City, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Atlantic City man arrested for possessing a brick of heroin
2010-02-03 00:00:00 Detail India Amritsar INDIA :: Suspended BSF dy commandant held with 1 kg heroin
2010-02-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Canton, OH OHIO :: Cocaine, heroin found in raid on Canton home
2010-02-03 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Gyueshevo BULGARIA :: Heroin, stuck on passenger’s back, seized at Gyueshevo border checkpoint
2010-02-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Janesville, WI WISCONSIN :: Janesville police arrest three for heroin
2010-02-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Utica, NY NEW YORK :: 2 charged, heroin seized in drug bust
2010-02-02 00:00:00 Detail Dominican Republic Puerto Plata International Airport DOMINICAN REPUBLIC :: Three Brits arrested in Dominican airport with alleged drugs
2010-02-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Weymouth, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Search warrants issued for bowel movements of a suspected drug dealer
2010-02-01 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Wednesbury, West Midlands UNITED KINGDOM :: Burton-bound heroin haul seized by police
2010-02-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Detroit, MI MICHIGAN :: Over 1M In Heroin Seized By Detroit Police
2010-01-31 00:00:00 Detail United States Leadington, MO MISSOURI :: Police, Task Force discover large amount of heroin
2010-01-31 00:00:00 Detail United States Bolingbrook, IL ILLINOIS :: Heroin bust in Bolingbrook
2010-01-31 00:00:00 Detail Syria Damascus SYRIA :: Soldiers find over 6 kg of heroin near Syrian border
2010-01-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Rye, NY NEW YORK :: 4 Maine residents nabbed with 6k in heroin on I-95 in Rye
2010-01-29 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Keyham UNITED KINGDOM :: Drugs raid nets 1k of heroin
2010-01-28 00:00:00 Detail Thailand Suvarnabhumi International Airport THAILAND :: Pakistani arrested at Thai airport for heroin smuggling
2010-01-28 00:00:00 Detail India Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport INDIA :: SA national arrested with 7-kg heroin
2010-01-28 00:00:00 Detail Kenya Jomo Kenyatta International Airport KENYA :: Another woman seized with drugs at airpor
2010-01-27 00:00:00 Detail United States Trenton, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Gangster smacked with 75 bricks of heroin
2010-01-27 00:00:00 Detail India Ramanathapuram INDIA :: Heroin, ammunition seized
2010-01-27 00:00:00 Detail Azerbaijan Baku AZERBAIJAN :: Azerbaijani customs officials detain man
2010-01-27 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Norris Green UNITED KINGDOM :: 200k drugs bust in Norris Green
2010-01-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airpor MARYLAND :: Nearly 7 pounds of heroin seized from BWI passenger
2010-01-26 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Paisley UNITED KINGDOM :: Heroin found in drugs bust
2010-01-26 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Gyueshevo BULGARIA :: Montenegrin detained with heroin at the Bulgarian-Macedonian border
2010-01-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Newark, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Heroin, cocaine stash seized in two Newark raids
2010-01-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Massapequa Park, NY NEW YORK :: Man Pulled Over for Texting in Massapequa Park, Arrested for Heroin
2010-01-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Montrose, NY NEW YORK :: 2 Bronx residents caught dealing heroin in Montrose
2010-01-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Ypsilanti Township, MI MICHIGAN :: Ypsilanti police seize drugs, knife from man who runs from officers
2010-01-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Colorado Springs, CO COLORADO :: Springs police seize 13k in heroin during sting
2010-01-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Zion, IL ILLINOIS :: Police seize 28 pounds of marijuana in raids on 2 Zion homes
2010-01-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Binghamton, NY NEW YORK :: Police intercept shipment of heroin
2010-01-25 00:00:00 Detail Iran Damghan IRAN :: Police Seize Drug Cargo in Northern Iran
2010-01-24 00:00:00 Detail United States Coolbaugh Township, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: New Jersey man arrested with more than four pounds of heroin on I-380
2010-01-24 00:00:00 Detail Nepal Kathmandu NEPAL :: 3 foreigners held with white heroin
2010-01-24 00:00:00 Detail United States Colorado Springs, CO COLORADO :: 60 heroin balloons found in drug bust
2010-01-23 00:00:00 Detail Indonesia Ngurah Rai International Airport INDONESIA :: French man arrested for smuggling heroin
2010-01-23 00:00:00 Detail Australia New South Wales AUSTRALIA :: Heroin hidden in underwear
2010-01-22 00:00:00 Detail United States Oneida, NY NEW YORK :: Oneida man arrested on cocaine, heroin charges
2010-01-22 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Bath UNITED KINGDOM :: 120k of drugs seized in Bath
2010-01-22 00:00:00 Detail United States Friendswood, TX TEXAS :: 22-Year-Old Arrested in Friendswood Drug Bust
2010-01-21 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Lerwick UNITED KINGDOM :: Man in court on drugs charges following seizure in Lerwick house
2010-01-21 00:00:00 Detail United States Boise, ID IDAHO :: Trio of drug dealers brought heroin into Boise from California
2010-01-21 00:00:00 Detail United States Tehama County, CA CALIFORNIA :: CHP makes over 1 million heroin bust in Tehama County
2010-01-21 00:00:00 Detail United States Corning, CA CALIFORNIA :: CHP arrests two after heroin found in vehicle
2010-01-21 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Two smugglers nabbed, 25 kg heroin seized
2010-01-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Lincoln Juarez Bridge, TX TEXAS :: Would-be smuggler tries to sneak heroin in his boots
2010-01-20 00:00:00 Detail Canada Abbotsford CANADA :: Abbotsford drug bust yields sawed-off shotgun, heroin, cocaine
2010-01-20 00:00:00 Detail Afghanistan Helmand Province AFGHANISTAN :: Drugs recovered, 1 killed at Afghanistan checkpoint
2010-01-20 00:00:00 Detail Singapore Woodlands Checkpoint SINGAPORE :: Heroin seized at Singapore checkpoint
2010-01-20 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Punjab police seize drugs worth 140 crore
2010-01-20 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Moldgreen UNITED KINGDOM :: Police find suspected crack cocaine in Moldgreen raid
2010-01-19 00:00:00 Detail Slovenia Gruskovje SLOVENIA :: Customs Seize 10 Kilos of Heroin
2010-01-19 00:00:00 Detail Sri Lanka Karagampitiya, Dehiwela SRI LANKA :: Heroin worth Rs 800,000 seized
2010-01-19 00:00:00 Detail Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo BOSNIA :: 50 kilos of heroin seized
2010-01-18 00:00:00 Detail India Egmore INDIA :: Rs60-lakh worth of heroin seized, 3 held
2010-01-17 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Heroin worth millions seized in Punjab
2010-01-16 00:00:00 Detail Canada Port Hope CANADA :: Port Hope drug raid nets heroin worth 500k
2010-01-15 00:00:00 Detail United States Ocean Township, NJ NEW JERSEY :: 3K of heroin seized in Ocean Twp bust
2010-01-15 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Inverkeithing, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Fife police seize more than 10k of heroin in Inverkeithing
2010-01-15 00:00:00 Detail Canada Niagra Falls CANADA :: Drug Bust In Niagara Falls
2010-01-15 00:00:00 Detail United States Endicott, NY NEW YORK :: Evidence Seized In Heroin Bust
2010-01-14 00:00:00 Detail United States Laredo, TX TEXAS :: Tip to CrimeStoppers leads to heroin and pot seizure
2010-01-14 00:00:00 Detail India Bulandshahr INDIA :: Heroin worth one crore recovered
2010-01-13 00:00:00 Detail United States Somerville, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Somerville Police drug bust nets 56 grams of heroin
2010-01-13 00:00:00 Detail United States Brick, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Nearly 200 bags of heroin found in Brick home
2010-01-13 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Paignton UNITED KINGDOM :: Four quizzed after 15k heroin found
2010-01-13 00:00:00 Detail United States Linton, IN INDIANA :: Two men busted with pot, LSD, heroin
2010-01-13 00:00:00 Detail United States San Antonio, TX TEXAS :: Mother of four busted with 200k worth of uncut cocaine
2010-01-13 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Kapakule TURKEY :: Turkish police seize large amount of heroin at the Bulgarian border
2010-01-12 00:00:00 Detail Canada Welland CANADA :: Police find 125k in heroin in Welland home
2010-01-12 00:00:00 Detail Spain Galicia SPAIN :: Spanish police find 12 kilos of heroin in car fuel tank
2010-01-12 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Valevo SERBIA :: 2kg of heroin seized in Valevo, Western Serbia
2010-01-11 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Dover UNITED KINGDOM :: Heroin seized at Eastern Docks
2010-01-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Scranton, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Police seize heroin and a small arsenal of firearms
2010-01-11 00:00:00 Detail Kyrgyzstan Manas International Airport KYRGYZSTAN :: Russian drug mule held with heroin in Bishkek airport
2010-01-10 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Dundee, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Police make 50k heroin seizure
2010-01-10 00:00:00 Detail Saudi Arabia Jeddah SAUDI ARABIA :: Massive drug seizure, six held
2010-01-10 00:00:00 Detail Croatia Split CROATIA :: Police in Split seize over 1kg of heroin
2010-01-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Manor Township, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Armstrong County drug bust lands significant amount of heroin
2010-01-08 00:00:00 Detail United States La Salle, IL ILLLINOIS :: 2 nabbed with heroin
2010-01-08 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Drugs worth Rs 40 crore seized in Punjab from international drug smuggler
2010-01-07 00:00:00 Detail United States Newark, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Newark police seize 5K in heroin, guns
2010-01-06 00:00:00 Detail Afghanistan Kabul AFGHANISTAN :: Big stash of illegal drugs seized in southern Afghanistan
2010-01-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Longmont, CO COLORADO :: Police estimate seized heroin worth 12K
2010-01-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Lower Nazareth Township, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Drug agents raid Lower Nazareth apartment for heroin
2010-01-05 00:00:00 Detail Isle of Man Douglas ISLE OF MAN :: Major drug seizure in capital
2010-01-04 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Aberdeen, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Woman held over 41k drug find
2010-01-04 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Dogubayazit TURKEY :: Sniffer dogs help Turkish police confiscate heroin
2010-01-04 00:00:00 Detail Afghanistan Helmand Province AFGHANISTAN :: 6 tons of illegal drugs seized in Afghanistan
2010-01-04 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Baskale TURKEY :: Nearly 300 kg of drugs seized in east Turkey
2010-01-03 00:00:00 Detail Canada Sturgeon Falls CANADA :: Drugs, cash seized in Sturgeon Falls
2010-01-03 00:00:00 Detail Nigeria Murtala Mohammed International Airport NIGERIA :: Drugs found in duty free bag
2010-01-03 00:00:00 Detail Lebanon Ghajar LEBANON :: IDF, Police Thwart Heroin Smuggling Attempt near Ghajar
2010-01-03 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Man accused of trafficking two kilos of heroin
2010-01-02 00:00:00 Detail Spain Madrid SPAIN :: Heroin found amongst bananas distributed for sale in Lidl stores in Madrid
2010-01-01 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Jalan Loke Yew MALAYSIA :: Cops nab florist in RM70,000 drug bust
2009-12-31 00:00:00 Detail Nigeria Murtala Mohammed International Airport NIGERIA :: NDLEA seizes over 56KG of heroin
2009-12-31 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Ankara TURKEY :: Turkish Security Forces Seize Hashish and Heroin
2009-12-31 00:00:00 Detail India Uttar Pradesh INDIA :: Two held with Rs75 lakh-worth heroin in Uttar Pradesh
2009-12-30 00:00:00 Detail India Mumbai INDIA :: South African girl held with heroin in Mumbai
2009-12-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Blounts Creek, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: Five arrested in heroin bust
2009-12-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Parkersburg, WV WEST VIRGINIA :: Three Arrested in Heroin Bust
2009-12-30 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Gang caught trying to smuggle 4kg of heroin through Dubai Airport
2009-12-30 00:00:00 Detail Thailand Bangkok THAILAND :: B500m drugs seizure
2009-12-30 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Gnjilane, Kosovo KOSOVO :: Kosovo police seize over 7kg of heroin in Gnjilane
2009-12-30 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Hakkari TURKEY :: Turkish security services seize 33kg of heroin in Hakkari
2009-12-29 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: BSF seizes heroin worth rupees 16 crore near India Pak border
2009-12-29 00:00:00 Detail United States Ypsilanti, MI MICHIGAN :: Ypsilanti police seize heroin, marijuana from man
2009-12-29 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Rawalpindi PAKISTAN :: ANF recovered 4 Kg heroin from 4-carpets booked for Canada
2009-12-29 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Niš SERBIA :: Police in south seize over 2 kilos of heroin
2009-12-28 00:00:00 Detail Isle of Man Douglas ISLE OF MAN :: Drugs seizure – four arrested
2009-12-27 00:00:00 Detail United States B&M International Bridge, TX TEXAS :: Heroin found in Valley boots
2009-12-25 00:00:00 Detail India Amritsar INDIA :: Drugs worth Rs 10 crore seized in Amritsar
2009-12-24 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Kitts Green UNITED KINGDOM :: Drugs seized in raids on homes in Kitts Green
2009-12-23 00:00:00 Detail United States New Brunswick, NJ NEW JERSEY :: 2k worth of heroin seized from New Brunswick home
2009-12-23 00:00:00 Detail India Bangalore INDIA :: 1 kg heroin seized in Bangalore
2009-12-23 00:00:00 Detail United States Erie, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Police find over 1k in heroin during Erie traffic stop
2009-12-23 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Yorkshire UNITED KINGDOM :: Large Haul of Heroin Taken off the Streets for Christmas
2009-12-22 00:00:00 Detail United States Linden, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Linden cops seize over 1k in drugs during traffic stop
2009-12-22 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Kapitan Andreevo BULGARIA :: Border police seize over 44 kg of heroin at Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint
2009-12-22 00:00:00 Detail India Taran Taran INDIA :: Police seize heroin worth Rs 65 lakh
2009-12-21 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Bradford UNITED KINGDOM :: Over 3 million heroin haul in Bradford
2009-12-21 00:00:00 Detail United States Bellingham, WA WASHINGTON :: Police Make Big Drug Bust In Bellingham
2009-12-19 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Three foreigners arrested with heroin
2009-12-19 00:00:00 Detail India Ahmedabad INDIA :: Nigerian trying to courier heroin caught
2009-12-18 00:00:00 Detail United States Westbrook, ME MAINE :: Westbrook police make drug bust
2009-12-18 00:00:00 Detail United States Newark, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Newark police arrest four people, confiscate drugs and cash
2009-12-18 00:00:00 Detail United States Manhattan, NY NEW YORK :: Upper West Side massacre had drug connection, cops say
2009-12-18 00:00:00 Detail Russia Khanty-Mansi RUSSIA :: Over 11 kg of heroin seized in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area
2009-12-17 00:00:00 Detail Macedonia Skopje MACEDONIA :: Heroin seized in Macedonia
2009-12-17 00:00:00 Detail United States Vineland, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Vineland police seize 20k in heroin from home
2009-12-16 00:00:00 Detail India Rishikesh INDIA :: Five held with heroin worth Rs 13 lakh
2009-12-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Tempe, AZ ARIZONA :: Biggest drug bust in Tempe history
2009-12-16 00:00:00 Detail India Bharuch INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 1 crore seized
2009-12-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Norwich, CT CONNECTICUT :: Norwich police make big drug bust
2009-12-16 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Maidstone, Kent UNITED KINGDOM :: Biggest heroin haul smuggled into UK on car back seat
2009-12-16 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Kapitan Andreevo BULGARIA :: 56 kg of heroin seized on Bulgarian-Turkish border
2009-12-15 00:00:00 Detail India Bharuch INDIA :: Two held with one kg heroin in Bharuch
2009-12-14 00:00:00 Detail United States Brattleboro, VT VERMONT :: Woman, daughter charged in Vermont heroin bust
2009-12-14 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Lahore PAKISTAN :: Heroin smuggler held at airport
2009-12-14 00:00:00 Detail India Hansli INDIA :: Over 3 kilogram heroin seized
2009-12-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Findlay, OH OHIO :: Troopers seze one kilo of heroin in I-75 stop
2009-12-12 00:00:00 Detail Russia Urals RUSSIA :: Russian drug police seize 11 kg of heroin in Urals city
2009-12-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Ashland, OR OREGON :: I-5 traffic stop leads to arrests for heroin
2009-12-11 00:00:00 Detail Russia Moscow RUSSIA :: Russian drug police seize 30 kg of heroin in Moscow Region
2009-12-11 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Fife, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Drugs seized at homes
2009-12-11 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Marvi Town PAKISTAN :: Police recover 200 gms of heroin
2009-12-11 00:00:00 Detail India Attari INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 15 crore seized
2009-12-10 00:00:00 Detail United States Holyoke, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Holyoke cops seize 350 bags of heroin during traffic stop
2009-12-10 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Adana TURKEY :: Police Confiscate Large Amount of Heroin in Southern Turkey
2009-12-09 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Belgrade SERBIA :: Serbian police seized 21 kg of heroin in Belgrade
2009-12-09 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Van TURKEY :: Heroin Captured in Van
2009-12-09 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Malko Tarnovo BULGARIA :: Almost 59kg of heroin hidden in secret compartments of a car
2009-12-08 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Sofia BULGARIA :: Bulgaria seizes 58-kilo shipment of heroin
2009-12-08 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Castletroy IRELAND :: Seizure of 80K of heroin in Castletroy
2009-12-07 00:00:00 Detail Thailand Suvarnabhumi Airport THAILAND :: Man held with 98 heroin packs in stomach
2009-12-07 00:00:00 Detail Colombia Barranquilla COLOMBIA :: Police seize largest cargo of heroin in recent years
2009-12-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Atascosa County, TX TEXAS :: Deputies make major heroin bust Sunday
2009-12-05 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Jagodina SERBIA :: Kilogram of heroin seized from suspect
2009-12-05 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Istanbul TURKEY :: Counter Narcotic Operations
2009-12-05 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Stirling, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Police net 130K drugs haul in swoops
2009-12-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Groton, CT CONNECTICUT :: Heroin bust follows traffic stop
2009-12-04 00:00:00 Detail Thailand Pattaya THAILAND :: Two Russians guy busted
2009-12-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Huddersfield UNITED KINGDOM :: Police arrest 32 and seize 10K of heroin and cocaine in raids
2009-12-04 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Dubai Police Make Huge Drugs Haul
2009-12-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Southfield, MI MICHIGAN :: Traffic stop leads to drug bust 200 miles away
2009-12-03 00:00:00 Detail Australia Melbourne AUSTRALIA :: Police smash drug ring with raids
2009-12-03 00:00:00 Detail Russia Nakhodka RUSSIA :: Russian Officials Seize Silk Impregnated With Heroin
2009-12-02 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Kota Kinabalu MALAYSIA :: Man held over over 18gm heroin sent via courier
2009-12-02 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Nis SERBIA :: Serbia Police Bust Bulgaria Train Conductor over Heroin Smuggling
2009-12-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Hakkari TURKEY :: Counter Narcotic Operations
2009-12-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Berrien County, MI MICHIGAN :: Over A Million Dollars In Drugs Seized During Berrien County Traffic Stop
2009-12-01 00:00:00 Detail Canada Nanaimo CANADA :: RCMP seize guns and drugs
2009-12-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Douglas county, OR OREGON :: Traffic Stop Leads To Massive Heroin Bust in Douglas County
2009-12-01 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Ankara TURKEY :: Counter Narcotic Operations
2009-11-30 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Cheras MALAYSIA :: Over 1 Kg Drugs Seized
2009-11-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Palmview, TX TEXAS :: Seized drugs in Texas include Obama pill
2009-11-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Roseburg, OR OREGON :: 4 pounds of heroin intercepted en route to high school parking lot
2009-11-27 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Fraserburgh SCOTLAND :: Four arrested after drugs seized
2009-11-27 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Malko Tarnovo BULGARIA :: 28 kilos of heroin seized at Malko Tarnovo crossing
2009-11-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Waldorf, MD MARYLAND :: Car Driven with Flat Tire Leads to Heroin Bust
2009-11-26 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Kilkenny IRELAND :: Heroin seizure in Kilkenny
2009-11-26 00:00:00 Detail India Anjuna INDIA :: Heroin seized at Anjuna
2009-11-26 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Three caught smuggling heroin out of airport
2009-11-26 00:00:00 Detail India Goa INDIA :: Rs 21 lakhs cash seized in drug raid
2009-11-26 00:00:00 Detail Russia Novosibirsk RUSSIA :: Kyrgyz drug mule held in Novosibirsk
2009-11-25 00:00:00 Detail Macedonia Skopje MACEDONIA :: Macedonian police seize 44 kg of high-quality heroin
2009-11-25 00:00:00 Detail Russia Krasnoyarsk RUSSIA :: Krasnoyarsk police arrest drug clan leader, seize 3 kilos of heroin
2009-11-24 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Agri TURKEY :: Security Forces Impound 113 KG of Heroin in Agri
2009-11-23 00:00:00 Detail United States Johnsburg, IL ILLINOIS :: Heroin found
2009-11-23 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Klang Valley MALAYSIA :: 10 foreign students arrested with heroin and cannabis
2009-11-23 00:00:00 Detail United States El Paso, TX TEXAS :: 2 teens arrested in heroin bust at EP port of entry
2009-11-23 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Ankara TURKEY :: Counter Narcotic Operations
2009-11-23 00:00:00 Detail Albania Mamurras ALBANIA :: Albania Police Bust 23 Kilos of Heroin
2009-11-22 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Malko Tarnovo BULGARIA :: Customs officers in Malko Tarnovo seized over 4 kg of heroin
2009-11-21 00:00:00 Detail India Ludhiana INDIA :: Heroin worth crores seized
2009-11-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Somerset, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Franklin Township woman arrested, heroin seized after K-9 unit sniffs out drugs
2009-11-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Warren Township, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Warren Township motor vehicle stop leads to seizure of heroin, cocaine
2009-11-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Moraine, OH OHIO :: Cops confiscate hundreds of heroin capsules in two raids
2009-11-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Tonawanda, NY NEW YORK :: Loud muffler leads cops to 75 bags of heroin
2009-11-20 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Rawalpindi PAKISTAN :: ANF seizes heroin
2009-11-20 00:00:00 Detail Australia Sydney International Airport AUSTRALIA :: Heroin worth over 1m seized at Sydney airport
2009-11-20 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Tipton UNITED KINGDOM :: 40K of cannabis seized in drug raid
2009-11-20 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Bitlis TURKEY :: Turkish Police Impound 123 kg Heroin in Bitlis
2009-11-19 00:00:00 Detail United States Port Norris, NJ NEW JERSEY :: 21 bags of heroin taken in Port Norris drug raid
2009-11-19 00:00:00 Detail Israel Jerusalem ISRAEL :: 3 men detained, heroin siezed near Lebanon border
2009-11-19 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Istanbul TURKEY :: Counter Narcotic Operations
2009-11-19 00:00:00 Detail India Coimbatore INDIA :: 100 gm heroin seized from Nigerian national
2009-11-18 00:00:00 Detail United States Jersey City, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Driver had 178 heroin bags
2009-11-18 00:00:00 Detail United States Bethpage, NY NEW YORK :: School custodian suspended after Bethpage heroin bust
2009-11-18 00:00:00 Detail United States Fair Hills, NJ NEW JERSEY :: New Brunswick man accused of selling drugs hidden in teddy bear at train station
2009-11-18 00:00:00 Detail United States Hartford, CT CONNECTICUT :: Man With Bulge Had Drugs
2009-11-18 00:00:00 Detail China Hong Kong CHINA :: Customs smashes two drug trafficking attempts at airport
2009-11-17 00:00:00 Detail India Chennai INDIA :: Heroin, morphine seized
2009-11-17 00:00:00 Detail United States West Akron, OH OHIO :: Police find 70 bags of heroin during West Akron search
2009-11-17 00:00:00 Detail Thailand Suvarnabhumi International Airport THAILAND :: Pakistani held with 54 heroin condoms in stomach
2009-11-17 00:00:00 Detail Nigeria Murtala Muhammed International Airport NIGERIA :: Lady Caught With Heroin in Hair
2009-11-16 00:00:00 Detail Russia Sverdlovsk RUSSIA :: Police in Urals seize over 9 kg of heroin from pensioner
2009-11-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Rockford, IL ILLINOIS :: Rockford Mother, Daughter Busted with Heroin
2009-11-15 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Lesovo BULGARIA :: Nine kg of heroin seized at Lesovo border checkpoint
2009-11-15 00:00:00 Detail South Africa Atteridgeville SOUTH AFRICA :: 7 suspected dealers held, drugs seized
2009-11-14 00:00:00 Detail Russia Moscow RUSSIA :: Police seize over 12 kg of heroin outside Moscow
2009-11-14 00:00:00 Detail India Amritsar INDIA :: Two Afghan drug peddlers caught with heroin in Amritsar
2009-11-14 00:00:00 Detail United States Konya TURKEY :: Turkish Gendarmerie Impound 155 kg of Heroin In Konya
2009-11-13 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA :: Seven Held Over Drugs Worth RM50,000
2009-11-13 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Drugs worth Rs 10 crore seized by Punjab police
2009-11-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Hamilton, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Pot, smack, gun, Infiniti and Caddy seized in raids
2009-11-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Springfield, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Springfield police arrest 2 suspects on cocaine, heroin and marijuana charges
2009-11-11 00:00:00 Detail India Mizoram INDIA :: 3 Myanmarese nationals held, 49 gm heroin seized
2009-11-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Union, NY NEW YORK :: Man has 15K worth of heroin
2009-11-10 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Deira UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Man arrested in Dubai for possessing 3kg of heroin
2009-11-10 00:00:00 Detail Australia Perth International Airport AUSTRALIA :: Woman hid heroin in dress buttons
2009-11-10 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom West Midlands UNITED KINGDOM :: Over 3m drugs haul found
2009-11-10 00:00:00 Detail United States Mt Morris, NY NEW YORK :: Traffic Stop Yields 100 Bags of Heroin
2009-11-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Eureka, CA CALIFORNIA :: Drugs, weapon seized during Eureka traffic stop
2009-11-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Columbia, MO MISSOURI :: Officers seize white powder heroin during arrest
2009-11-09 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Ankara TURKEY :: Multiple Counter Narcotic Operations
2009-11-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Boston, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Drug Sweep Nets 156 Arrests, 54 Kilos Of Coke
2009-11-09 00:00:00 Detail Russia Siberia RUSSIA :: 17 kg of heroin seized in west Siberia
2009-11-09 00:00:00 Detail Spain Madrid SPAIN :: 4 Bulgarians arrested in Spain over drug possession
2009-11-09 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Dubai Customs foils bid to smuggle 39 heroin Capsules
2009-11-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Botetourt County, VA VIRGINIA :: I-81 traffic stop results in heroin bust
2009-11-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Brownsville, TX TEXAS :: CBP Officers Seized Close to Over 4 Million in Drugs
2009-11-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Mount Olive, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Hackettstown men intended to distribute heroin
2009-11-08 00:00:00 Detail Taiwan Taoyuan TAIWAN :: Drug trafficker arrested in bathroom in Taoyuan
2009-11-07 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom North Berwick UNITED KINGDOM :: Heroin found by police
2009-11-07 00:00:00 Detail United States Redway, CA CALIFORNIA :: Traffic stops nets narcotics arrests
2009-11-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Gateway International Bridge, TX TEXAS :: Over 3 million dollars of heroin hidden in driveshaft
2009-11-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Charleston, SC SOUTH CAROLINA :: Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges
2009-11-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Shelocta, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Indiana Drug Task Force Takes 500 Heroin Bags Off Street
2009-11-06 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom East Kilbride, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Two arrested over huge drugs haul
2009-11-06 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Izmir TURKEY :: More than 400 kilos of heroin seized in Izmir
2009-11-06 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Podgorica MONTENEGRO :: Montenegro police seize half kg of heroin
2009-11-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Yonkers, NY NEW YORK :: Two charged with possessing 40K in heroin
2009-11-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Detroit, MI MICHIGAN :: Detroit Police Make Major Drug Bust
2009-11-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Fresno, CA CALIFORNIA :: Heroin seized in Madera County bust
2009-11-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Oildale, CA CALIFORNIA :: 25 Grams Of Heroin Found During Raid
2009-11-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Newark, NY NEW YORK :: Newark Drug Bust Turns Deadly
2009-11-05 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Ankara TURKEY :: Counter-Narcotics Operations
2009-11-05 00:00:00 Detail India Bihar INDIA :: Heroin seized, smuggler held in Bihar
2009-11-04 00:00:00 Detail Malta Ċirkewwa MALTA :: Heroin found in car
2009-11-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Woodland, CA CALIFORNIA :: Woodland drug bust results from traffic stop
2009-11-03 00:00:00 Detail United States West Haven, CT CONNECTICUT :: Drugs, gun seized in West Haven bust
2009-11-03 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Dungun MALAYSIA :: Drugs Worth RM262,500 Seized, Couple Arrested
2009-11-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Johnson City, NY NEW YORK :: Man found with 900 bags of heroin
2009-11-03 00:00:00 Detail Slovenia Gruškovje SLOVENIA :: Serbian arrested with over 24 kilos of heroin
2009-11-03 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Brixham UNITED KINGDOM :: 15k drugs seized in police raids
2009-11-03 00:00:00 Detail India Palhera INDIA :: Three persons arrested, two crore worth heroin seized
2009-11-03 00:00:00 Detail Colombia Bogota COLOMBIA :: Police seize 2 tons of drugs in mass raid
2009-11-03 00:00:00 Detail Russia Yekaterinburg RUSSIA :: Science Teacher held in Russia for trafficking heroin from Kyrgyzstan
2009-11-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Georgetown, DE DELAWARE :: Georgetown traffic stop yield drugs, shotgun
2009-11-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Progresso, TX TEXAS :: Heroin Found in Car Batteries
2009-11-02 00:00:00 Detail India Nagaon INDIA :: One arrested with two kg heroin
2009-11-02 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Marsin TURKEY :: More than 95 kilos of heroin seized in South Turkey
2009-11-02 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Ankara TURKEY :: Counter-Narcotics Operations in 3 Provinces
2009-11-02 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Dubai Customs foil heroin smuggling attempt
2009-11-01 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Bridlington UNITED KINGDOM :: Substantial heroin haul in drug raid
2009-11-01 00:00:00 Detail Russia Holmsk RUSSIA :: Kyrgyz drug mule caught in Sakhalin with heroin in shoe bottoms
2009-11-01 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Kapitan Andreevo BULGARIA :: 5 Kilos of Heroin Seized on Bulgaria-Turkey Border
2009-10-31 00:00:00 Detail United States Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ NEW JERSEY :: 8 lbs of heroin seized at NJ airport
2009-10-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Benton Harbor, MI MICHIGAN :: Alleged heroin seized in BH drug raid
2009-10-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Brattleboro, VT VERMONT :: Brattleboro police seize drugs
2009-10-30 00:00:00 Detail India Amritsar INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 50 crore seized
2009-10-30 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Ankara TURKEY :: Turkish police seize 304 kg of heroin
2009-10-29 00:00:00 Detail Macedonia Cair MACEDONIA :: Major drug bust in a Skopje suburb
2009-10-29 00:00:00 Detail United States Nesconset, NY NEW YORK :: Four Suffolk Men Arrested for Selling Heroin
2009-10-29 00:00:00 Detail United States Eatontown, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Police arrest two, seize 60K of heroin
2009-10-29 00:00:00 Detail Russia Yekaterinburg RUSSIA :: Almost 20 kgs of heroin seized in Yekaterinburg
2009-10-29 00:00:00 Detail United States Union Township, OH OHIO :: Over 600K Worth Of Drugs Confiscated In Bust
2009-10-29 00:00:00 Detail Thailand Phrae Province THAILAND :: Police seize speed, heroin, ice
2009-10-29 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Plovdiv BULGARIA :: Bulgarian gang hides heroin in pickled cabbage
2009-10-28 00:00:00 Detail Canada Parry Sound CANADA :: Major drug bust in Parry Sound
2009-10-28 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Findo Gask, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Police make 125K heroin seizure
2009-10-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Groton, NY NEW YORK :: Police arrest 2 in Groton on heroin trafficking charges
2009-10-28 00:00:00 Detail India Jalandhar INDIA :: Five kilogram of heroin seized, two arrested
2009-10-27 00:00:00 Detail United States Ewing, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Ewing cops seize coke, smack, pot, rifle and 32K in cash
2009-10-27 00:00:00 Detail United States Colerain Township, OH OHIO :: Colerain police arrest three on drug charges
2009-10-27 00:00:00 Detail United States Boise, ID IDAHO :: Boise man charged with trafficking heroin after traffic stop Tuesday
2009-10-27 00:00:00 Detail United States Albany, NY NEW YORK :: Officers find heroin in can of Pringles
2009-10-27 00:00:00 Detail United States West Linn, OR OREGON :: Alleged Lake Oswego heroin dealer busted on I-205 shoulder
2009-10-27 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Ankara TURKEY :: Counter-Narcotics Operations
2009-10-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Delmar, DE DELAWARE :: Salisbury man arrested on drug charges
2009-10-25 00:00:00 Detail Myanmar Taknaf MYANMAR :: Heroin from Burma seized on border
2009-10-25 00:00:00 Detail Lebanon Galilee LEBANON :: Man arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle heroin from Lebanon
2009-10-25 00:00:00 Detail United States Mattapan, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Dead Man, 1M Worth Of Heroin Found In Boston Home
2009-10-24 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Svilengrad BULGARIA :: Bulgarian customs seize 79 kg of heroin worth BGN 10 million
2009-10-23 00:00:00 Detail United States Pleasantville, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Three arrested in drug raid
2009-10-23 00:00:00 Detail United States Salt Lake City, UT UTAH :: Drug detectives busy with 3 busts
2009-10-23 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Jinnah International Airport PAKISTAN :: Customs arrests smugglers, recovers 16kg of heroin
2009-10-22 00:00:00 Detail Greece Athens GREECE :: Greek police seize heroin stash
2009-10-22 00:00:00 Detail China Hong Kong CHINA :: HK Customs seize heroin at airport
2009-10-22 00:00:00 Detail India Amarkot INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 10 crore seized in Punjab
2009-10-21 00:00:00 Detail United States Port of Newark, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Federal agents at Port of Newark seize 16K of heroin
2009-10-21 00:00:00 Detail United States Ramapo, NY NEW YORK :: 8K worth of heroin seized
2009-10-21 00:00:00 Detail India Amarkot INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 10 crore seized from village near Pak border
2009-10-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Endicott, NY NEW YORK :: Police make drug bust in village
2009-10-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Syracuse, NY NEW YORK :: Pharmacy employee charged with felony after pills are discovered
2009-10-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Linden, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Linden man busted for heroin possession
2009-10-20 00:00:00 Detail India Mizoram INDIA :: 278 gm heroin seized, 2 held in Mizoram
2009-10-20 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Shetland UNITED KINGDOM :: Two arrested in heroin clampdown
2009-10-19 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Birkenhead UNITED KINGDOM :: Merseyside Police discover £4m drugs stash in van
2009-10-19 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Birkenhead UNITED KINGDOM :: Two arrested after second massive drugs seizure on Wirral in a week
2009-10-19 00:00:00 Detail United States Pineville, SC SOUTH CAROLINA :: Heroin bust in Berkeley County sets record
2009-10-19 00:00:00 Detail Russia Chelyabinsk RUSSIA :: Drug mule with heroin in stomach detained in Urals airport
2009-10-18 00:00:00 Detail United States Pemiscot County, MO MISSOURI :: Two arrested after police find 1445 heroin caps
2009-10-18 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Aberdeen UNITED KINGDOM :: Three held for 25K drugs haul
2009-10-18 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Malko Tarnovo BULGARIA :: 5,229 kg of heroin seized at Malko Tarnovo customs
2009-10-16 00:00:00 Detail Zambia Lusaka ZAMBIA :: DEC arrests Italian for heroin trafficking
2009-10-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Cedar Bluff, AL ALABAMA :: Heroin, meth seized in Alabama drug raid
2009-10-16 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Dublin IRELAND :: Gardai make heroin seizure in Dublin
2009-10-16 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Kalotina BULGARIA :: Police seized about 30 kg of heroin at Kalotina border checkpoint
2009-10-15 00:00:00 Detail United States Manchester, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Six arrested, heroin seized in North Side bust
2009-10-15 00:00:00 Detail Russia Sverdlovsk RUSSIA :: Over 10 kg of heroin seized from 3 Tajiks in Urals
2009-10-15 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Inverness UNITED KINGDOM :: Heroin dealer nabbed in train station bust
2009-10-14 00:00:00 Detail United States East Brooklyn, CT CONNECTICUT :: State police arrest 3, seize 92 bags of heroin
2009-10-14 00:00:00 Detail United States Imperial County, CA CALIFORNIA :: Border Patrol Finds Cocaine And Heroin On Bus
2009-10-14 00:00:00 Detail United States Mecca, CA CALIFORNIA :: Drugs confiscated at Highway 86 checkpoint
2009-10-14 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Catak TURKEY :: Security Forces Confiscate 66 kg of Heroin
2009-10-13 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Bridlington UNITED KINGDOM :: Heroin drugs bust is biggest
2009-10-13 00:00:00 Detail Australia Melbourne Airport AUSTRALIA :: Heroin found in shampoo bottles
2009-10-13 00:00:00 Detail United States Iredell County, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: Interstate van search yields 284 grams of heroin
2009-10-13 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Gloucester UNITED KINGDOM :: Police seize 70K of drugs in series of raids
2009-10-12 00:00:00 Detail Afghanistan Kandahar AFGHANISTAN :: Task Force 2-1 Finds Major Drug Cache in Southern Afghanistan
2009-10-12 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Greenock UNITED KINGDOM :: Fire crew finds 12K drugs haul
2009-10-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Port Charlotte, FL FLORIDA :: Four arrested in major Charlotte County drug raid
2009-10-12 00:00:00 Detail China Hong Kong CHINA :: Customs seizes over 1 million worth of heroin at the airport
2009-10-12 00:00:00 Detail India Araria INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 75 lakh seized
2009-10-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Schenectady, NY NEW YORK :: Raid leads to largest drug seizure in city history
2009-10-09 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Lancaster UNITED KINGDOM :: Police discover 2K of drugs stashed in car gear stick
2009-10-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Hartford, CT CONNECTICUT :: Hartford Police Seize Drugs, Cash, Guns In Raids
2009-10-09 00:00:00 Detail Russia Krasnoyarsk RUSSIA :: Three kgs of heroin seized in Krasnoyarsk suburbs
2009-10-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Somerset, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Police seize heroin, pot plants in Somerset drug bust
2009-10-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Grand County, UT UTAH :: 80K of heroin found during traffic stop
2009-10-08 00:00:00 Detail India Chandauli INDIA :: One held with 250 gms heroin
2009-10-08 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Dundee, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Man held over Dundee heroin seizure
2009-10-08 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Istanbul TURKEY :: Police Confiscate 500 KG Heroin in Istanbul
2009-10-08 00:00:00 Detail Russia Dagestan RUSSIA :: Dagestan customs officers seize 435 lbs of heroin
2009-10-08 00:00:00 Detail Nepal Tribhuvan International Airport NEPAL :: Indian national arrested with white heroin
2009-10-08 00:00:00 Detail Afghanistan Kajaki AFGHANISTAN :: 50 tonnes of opium seized in Afghanistan
2009-10-07 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Istanbul TURKEY :: Police seize half ton of heroin in İstanbul anti-drug operations
2009-10-07 00:00:00 Detail United States Tompkinsville, NY NEW YORK :: Raid of Tompkinsville home nets drugs, gun and ex-con, police say
2009-10-07 00:00:00 Detail United States Irondequoit, NY NEW YORK :: Heroin, 70 pounds of pot seized in Irondequoit, Webster
2009-10-07 00:00:00 Detail United States Peoria, IL ILLINOIS :: MEG agents arrest two Peorians, seize heroin
2009-10-07 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Malko Tarnovo BULGARIA :: Officers at Malko Tarnovo border checkpoint seized 28 kg of heroin
2009-10-07 00:00:00 Detail United States Sarita, TX TEXAS :: Heroin worth over 1 million seized at checkpoint
2009-10-07 00:00:00 Detail India Kulshekar INDIA :: Cops nab 2 youth from church premises, seize heroin
2009-10-07 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Suspect swallowed 45 heroin capsules for flight
2009-10-07 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Ankara TURKEY :: Counter Narcotics Operations
2009-10-07 00:00:00 Detail Macedonia Skopje MACEDONIA :: Skopje police seize 20 kg of heroin
2009-10-07 00:00:00 Detail Italy Venice ITALY :: Italy Police Bust Bulgarians with 32 Kilos Pure Heroin
2009-10-07 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Jinnah International Airport PAKISTAN :: 4kg of heroin recovered at airport
2009-10-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Bethlehem, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Bethlehem man accused of possession of 428 bags of heroin
2009-10-06 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Mallow IRELAND :: Heroin haul near Mallow
2009-10-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Meriden, CT CONNECTICUT :: City residents face charges of operating drug factory
2009-10-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Weymouth, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Drug suspect swallows heroin to no avail in Weymouth
2009-10-06 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Lowestoft UNITED KINGDOM :: Drugs worth 15K seized in Lowestoft
2009-10-06 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Istanbul TURKEY :: Security Forces Impound Over 154 kg of Heroin
2009-10-06 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Great Horton UNITED KINGDOM :: Four Men Arrested For Drugs Offences
2009-10-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Hartford, CT CONNECTICUT :: Police Find Gun, Drugs During Raid
2009-10-06 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Narcotics worth Rs 20 lakh seized in Punjab
2009-10-06 00:00:00 Detail United States New York, NY NEW YORK :: Three charged in massive heroin distribution operation
2009-10-06 00:00:00 Detail Canada Ottawa CANADA :: Police arrest 53 on drug charges
2009-10-06 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Istanbul TURKEY :: Turkish Police Impound Over 109 kg of Heroin
2009-10-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Ogden, UT UTAH :: Heroin-distribution ring busted
2009-10-05 00:00:00 Detail India Patna INDIA :: Man Arrested with Smack Heroin
2009-10-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Plainville, CT CONNECTICUT :: Drug Searches Lead To Arrests In Plainville
2009-10-05 00:00:00 Detail Malta Valletta MALTA :: 700g of cannabis and 240g of heroin seized
2009-10-05 00:00:00 Detail Cambodia Phnom Penh CAMBODIA :: Novice anti-drugs officer held for 10-kilogram heroin stash
2009-10-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Dulles International Airport, VA VIRGINIA :: K-9 Sniffs Out Heroin Mule at Dulles
2009-10-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Palm Springs, CA CALIFORNIA :: Border Patrol discovers heroin packages worth over 1 million
2009-10-04 00:00:00 Detail Australia Redfern AUSTRALIA :: Stun gun, drugs found in car
2009-10-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Paso Del Norte Bridge, TX TEXAS :: CBP officers seize 29 pounds of heroin at PDN bridge
2009-10-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Avondale, OH OHIO :: Two arrested on felony drug charges
2009-10-03 00:00:00 Detail India Kolkata INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 1 crore seized from Tiljala, two held
2009-10-03 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Drug peddler with ISI links arrested
2009-10-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Gateway to the Americas International Bridge, TX TEXAS :: Senior smuggler had heroin in his boots
2009-10-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Gardner, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Cocaine, Heroin Seized In Gardner Drug Bust
2009-10-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Kansas City, MO MISSOURI :: Police crackdown nets 93 arrests, 170K
2009-10-02 00:00:00 Detail Russia Orenburg Airport RUSSIA :: Russian customs officers arrest 2 drug mules in Orenburg airport
2009-10-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Kibler, AR ARKANSAS :: Family Finds Suspected Drug In Cashew Container
2009-10-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Asheville, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: Asheville man charged with drug, gun possession
2009-10-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Atlantic City, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Atlantic City police arrest man with 80 bags of heroin
2009-10-01 00:00:00 Detail Kyrgyzstan Osh Airport KYRGYZSTAN :: Over 4 kg of heroin seized in Osh airport
2009-10-01 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Two from West Bengal held with heroin worth Rs 80 lakh
2009-09-30 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Eastbourne UNITED KINGDOM :: Police seize drugs haul
2009-09-30 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Swindon UNITED KINGDOM :: Class A drugs seized by police
2009-09-30 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: 2 arrested with heroin
2009-09-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Norwich, NY NEW YORK :: Two nabbed in city heroin bust
2009-09-29 00:00:00 Detail United States Elmhurst, IL ILLINOIS :: Elmhurst cops arrest 2 in heroin bust
2009-09-29 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Airdrie UNITED KINGDOM :: Man arrested over heroin recovery
2009-09-29 00:00:00 Detail Israel Ashkelon ISRAEL :: Grandmothers arrested for heroin dealing
2009-09-29 00:00:00 Detail India Coimbatore INDIA :: Heroin worth rupees 45 million seized in Coimbatore
2009-09-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Cole County, MO MISSOURI :: Police seize 4 grams of raw heroin
2009-09-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Glen Ridge, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Detectives make heroin bust near bridge into Glen Ridge
2009-09-28 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Islamabad PAKISTAN :: Seven included 2 ladies booked
2009-09-26 00:00:00 Detail United States New Jersey NEW JERSEY :: Biggest Heroin Bust in NJ History
2009-09-26 00:00:00 Detail Greece Samos GREECE :: Major heroin arrest on Samos
2009-09-26 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Nigerian arrested by DRI with heroin worth Rs 10 crore
2009-09-25 00:00:00 Detail United States Mansfield, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Police claim heroin bust
2009-09-25 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Van TURKEY :: Turkey impounds more heroin
2009-09-25 00:00:00 Detail United States Punjab INDIA :: Over 7 kg heroin seized in two different hauls
2009-09-24 00:00:00 Detail United States Omaha, NE NEBRASKA :: Douglas County Agents Find Heroin In Omaha Auto Shop
2009-09-24 00:00:00 Detail United States Omaha, NE NEBRASKA :: Douglas County Agents Find Heroin In Omaha Auto Shop
2009-09-24 00:00:00 Detail United States West Milford, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Hewitt woman arrested with 157 bags of heroin, other drugs
2009-09-24 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Edirne TURKEY :: 134,500 kilos of heroin seized in Macedonian TIR truck in Istanbul
2009-09-24 00:00:00 Detail Russia Dzerjinsk RUSSIA :: Kyrgyz heroin smuggler held in Perm
2009-09-24 00:00:00 Detail Slovakia Bratislava SLOVAKIA :: Slovak police seize heroin worth over 1 million
2009-09-23 00:00:00 Detail United States Kalamazoo, MI MICHIGAN :: Kzoo officers raid homes for heroin
2009-09-23 00:00:00 Detail United States New Hanover County, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: New Hanover Co detectives seize more than 160 bags of heroin
2009-09-23 00:00:00 Detail Spain Seseña, Toledo SPAIN :: Spanish police seize one of largest hauls of heroin
2009-09-23 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Ipsala TURKEY :: Turkish security forces seize huge amount of heroin in northwest
2009-09-22 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Nigerian arrested with one kg heroin in Delhi
2009-09-21 00:00:00 Detail United States Willard, OH OHIO :: Willard man nabbed with heroin and cash
2009-09-21 00:00:00 Detail United States Stamford, CT CONNECTICUT :: Stamford man arrested on heroin charges
2009-09-21 00:00:00 Detail Greece Lesvos GREECE :: Major heroin bust
2009-09-20 00:00:00 Detail Malta St Paul’s Bay MALTA :: Maltese-Australian arrested for drug trafficking
2009-09-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Easton, NY NEW YORK :: Women carrying 6K worth of heroin
2009-09-20 00:00:00 Detail India Firozpur INDIA :: Two kilograms heroine seized in Punjab
2009-09-19 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Karachi Airport PAKISTAN :: 45kg of heroin seized
2009-09-18 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Dartford UNITED KINGDOM :: 80kg of heroin seized in drugs bust
2009-09-18 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Killingholme UNITED KINGDOM :: 4m heroin haul
2009-09-18 00:00:00 Detail India Noorwala, Punjab INDIA :: BSF seizes two kg of heroin from Indo-Pak border
2009-09-17 00:00:00 Detail United States Oro Valley, AZ ARIZONA :: OV cops bust 2 with heroin
2009-09-17 00:00:00 Detail United States Asbury Park, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Asbury Park man charged with heroin possession
2009-09-17 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Robertstown IRELAND :: E2 million heroin seizure in Robertstown
2009-09-17 00:00:00 Detail United States Webb County, TX TEXAS :: Inmate swallows 5 grams of heroin to smuggle into jail
2009-09-17 00:00:00 Detail India Rajasthan INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 48 cr seized
2009-09-17 00:00:00 Detail United States Baton Rouge, LA LOUISIANA :: Officers seize guns, heroin in bust
2009-09-17 00:00:00 Detail India Jaisalmer INDIA :: 48 kg heroin seized in sand dune farms
2009-09-16 00:00:00 Detail Sri Lanka Bandaranaike International Airport SRI LANKA :: Pakistani arrested in attempt to smuggle heroin
2009-09-16 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Roath UNITED KINGDOM :: Police seize heroin in raid on Roath drug dealers
2009-09-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Sprague, CT CONNECTICUT :: 177 bags of heroin found in Taftville mans car
2009-09-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Quincy, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Pair charged with dealing heroin
2009-09-16 00:00:00 Detail India Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport INDIA :: Woman held with over 2kg heroin
2009-09-16 00:00:00 Detail Kazakhstan Kosovo CZECH REPUBLIC :: Czech police arrest foreigner with six kilos of heroin
2009-09-16 00:00:00 Detail Australia Collingwood, Melbourne AUSTRALIA :: Melbourne police seize 5m in heroin
2009-09-15 00:00:00 Detail United States Scranton, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Traffic stop leads to two heroin arrests
2009-09-14 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia KL International Airport MALAYSIA :: Police Nab Indonesian Drug Mule, Seize Heroin At KLIA
2009-09-14 00:00:00 Detail United States Albany, NY NEW YORK :: Traffic stop leads to arrest of two people with 30 grams of heroin
2009-09-14 00:00:00 Detail United States Franklin Township, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Police arrest Franklin Township man with 9K worth of heroin
2009-09-14 00:00:00 Detail India Bharopal INDIA :: BSF seizes two kilogram heroin from Indo-Pak border
2009-09-14 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Sofia BULGARIA :: Bulgaria stops 95-kilo heroin shipment from Turkey to Germany
2009-09-14 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Van TURKEY :: Security Forces Impound 51 kg of Heroin in Van
2009-09-13 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Three men arrested with 2 kg heroin in Delhi
2009-09-13 00:00:00 Detail United States Gastonia, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: 65 bags of heroin in Modena Street home
2009-09-13 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Istanbul TURKEY :: Turkish police seize 112 kg of heroin in Istanbul
2009-09-12 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Muirhead, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Three detained over heroin find
2009-09-12 00:00:00 Detail India Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport INDIA :: Nigerian held with heroin in Guwahati
2009-09-12 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Benazir Bhutto International Airport PAKISTAN :: Bid to smuggle heroin to Italy foiled
2009-09-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Cape May, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Heroin stash seized from 70-year-old
2009-09-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Colorado Springs, CO COLORADO :: 4-oz of Black Tar Heroin Seized
2009-09-11 00:00:00 Detail Australia Sydney AUSTRALIA :: Man arrested with heroin water bombs
2009-09-11 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Four of drug gang held, heroin worth Rs15 mn seized
2009-09-11 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Four persons of drug racket held, over 1 kg heroin seized
2009-09-10 00:00:00 Detail United States Dutchess County, NY NEW YORK :: Three charged in heroin bust
2009-09-10 00:00:00 Detail United States Glouster, OH OHIO :: Four People Arrested in Heroin Bust
2009-09-10 00:00:00 Detail Ghana Kotoka International Airport GHANA :: Three arrested with cocaine at KIA
2009-09-09 00:00:00 Detail United States Allentown, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Hundreds of heroin bags found after Allentown arrests
2009-09-09 00:00:00 Detail Israel Rahat ISRAEL :: Police seize over 1kg heroin at Rahat home
2009-09-09 00:00:00 Detail Nepal Sunsari NEPAL :: Three arrested with heroin
2009-09-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Swansea, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Nearly 100 bags of heroin seized in pair of Swansea busts
2009-09-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Ottawa, IL ILLINOIS :: 10K of heroin seized
2009-09-08 00:00:00 Detail United States Danbury, CT CONNECTICUT :: Two Danbury men charged in heroin bust
2009-09-07 00:00:00 Detail United States New Britain, CT CONNECTICUT :: Pair accused of operating drug factory
2009-09-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Tubac, AZ ARIZONA :: 2 pounds of heroin seized at checkpoint
2009-09-06 00:00:00 Detail United States Roxbury, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Roxbury police arrest 2 Pennsylvania men in heroin bust
2009-09-06 00:00:00 Detail Nepal Kathmandu NEPAL :: Police seize over 5 kg white heroin
2009-09-06 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Cork IRELAND :: 170K in drugs seized in Cork
2009-09-06 00:00:00 Detail Malta Hamrun MALTA :: Libyan arrested after drug find
2009-09-06 00:00:00 Detail India Tarn Taran, Punjab INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs.600 mn seized in Punjab
2009-09-05 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Shah Alam MALAYSIA :: Bars of soap hidden in bag turn out to be pure heroin
2009-09-05 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Staffordshire UNITED KINGDOM :: Man arrested after 6m drugs haul
2009-09-05 00:00:00 Detail Sri Lanka Kollupitiya, Colombo SRI LANKA :: Anti-Narcotics Bureau nabs two Pakistanis in Colombo
2009-09-05 00:00:00 Detail India Mumbai INDIA :: Nigerian held at airport with 910 gms of heroin
2009-09-05 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Lahore PAKISTAN :: Four drug peddlers held in Lahore
2009-09-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Dayton, OH OHIO :: Heroin, money seized after shoot-out in West Dayton
2009-09-05 00:00:00 Detail Pakistan Rawalpindi PAKISTAN :: Two smugglers arrested, 6kg heroin seized
2009-09-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Lehighton Borough, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Teen arrested after cops find 488 packets of heroin
2009-09-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Campbell, OH OHIO :: 26 packs of heroin
2009-09-04 00:00:00 Detail South Africa Strandfontein SOUTH AFRICA :: Five arrested for possession of heroin
2009-09-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Hemet, CA CALIFORNIA :: Traffic stop nets heroin stash
2009-09-03 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Edirne TURKEY :: 473 kg heroin confiscated in Turkey
2009-09-03 00:00:00 Detail Switzerland Bellinzona SWITZERLAND :: Swiss police apprehend Bulgarian with 14kg of heroin
2009-09-03 00:00:00 Detail Sri Lanka Kirulapone SRI LANKA :: Woman heroin peddler arrested
2009-09-03 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Kapakule TURKEY :: Turkey seizes 473 kg of heroin at Bulgarian border
2009-09-03 00:00:00 Detail India Patiala INDIA :: Patiala police recovers one kg of heroine
2009-09-03 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Heroin worth over Dh 3 million seized
2009-09-02 00:00:00 Detail Malta Valletta MALTA :: Drug mule caught at airport
2009-09-02 00:00:00 Detail South Africa Maitland SOUTH AFRICA :: Heroin valued at R200 000 seized in Maitland
2009-09-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Caroline, NY NEW YORK :: Police seize heroin in Caroline raid
2009-09-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Atlantic City, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Atlantic City police find 2,000 bags of heroin in apartment
2009-09-02 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Sofia BULGARIA :: Bulgaria seizes 80 kilos of heroin
2009-09-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Jersey City, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Jersey City police seize 489 bags of susepected heroin, recover three guns and bullet
2009-09-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Washington County, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Major Drug Bust In Washington County
2009-09-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Delaware County, OH OHIO :: Deputies Find 51 Heroin Balloons During Traffic Stop
2009-09-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Philadelphia, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: 5 kilos of heroin in S Philly traffic stop
2009-09-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Philadelphia, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Over 1 million in heroin seized in Phila
2009-09-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Hamilton, OH OHIO :: Three Arrested in Heroin Bust
2009-08-31 00:00:00 Detail United States Nelsonville, OH OHIO :: Woman Caught with 100 Balloons of Heroin
2009-08-31 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 20 crore seized in Punjab
2009-08-31 00:00:00 Detail Russia Chelyabinsk RUSSIA :: Large heroin stash found in garage in Urals
2009-08-31 00:00:00 Detail India Jalandhar INDIA :: Two kg of heroin seized near border
2009-08-31 00:00:00 Detail India Kishtwar INDIA :: Four smugglers arrested, heroin, sapphire recovered
2009-08-30 00:00:00 Detail Hungary Tompa HUNGARY :: Police seize over 4 kg of heroin at Serbian border
2009-08-30 00:00:00 Detail Singapore Singapore SINGAPORE :: CNB officers arrest 8 men, seize 2kg of heroin
2009-08-30 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Five kg of heroin seized by Dubai police
2009-08-29 00:00:00 Detail United States Janesville, WI WISCONSIN :: Two arrested in Janesville heroin bust
2009-08-29 00:00:00 Detail India Jiyanpur INDIA :: Drug peddlers nabbed, drugs recovered
2009-08-28 00:00:00 Detail United States South Union Township, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Heroin, Crack, Guns Found In Fayette House
2009-08-28 00:00:00 Detail India Uttar Pradesh INDIA :: Two men arrested with heroin
2009-08-28 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Dublin IRELAND :: Bomb parts and drugs found in Dublin house
2009-08-28 00:00:00 Detail Sri Lanka Colombo SRI LANKA :: Heroin worth Rs 8 million recovered
2009-08-28 00:00:00 Detail South Africa Tambo SOUTH AFRICA :: R25 million heroin seized at OR Tambo
2009-08-28 00:00:00 Detail Russia St. Petersburg RUSSIA :: Russian drug police seize 11 kg of heroin
2009-08-27 00:00:00 Detail United States Mountlake Terrace, WA WASHINGTON :: Two teens arrested after heroin found in car
2009-08-27 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Dundee UNITED KINGDOM :: Man arrested over heroin seizure
2009-08-27 00:00:00 Detail United States Augusta, ME MAINE :: Three Charged In Heroin Bust
2009-08-27 00:00:00 Detail South Africa Tambo International Airport SOUTH AFRICA :: Heroin seized during airport blitz
2009-08-27 00:00:00 Detail Russia Rostov-On-Don RUSSIA :: Customs officials seize 80 kg of heroin on train in south Russia
2009-08-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Hallowell, ME MAINE :: 3 men arrested in heroin bust in Maine
2009-08-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Millville, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Afternoon police update has heroin seizure
2009-08-26 00:00:00 Detail United States San Antonio, TX TEXAS :: 2 Arrested In Heroin Seizure
2009-08-26 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Kedah MALAYSIA :: Police Detain Four Brothers, Seize Drugs Worth RM108,000
2009-08-26 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Istanbul TURKEY :: Turkish authorities seize 20 kg of heroin
2009-08-26 00:00:00 Detail Australia Corio AUSTRALIA :: Police charge Corio woman over heroin
2009-08-26 00:00:00 Detail India Mumbai INDIA :: Zambian national arrested with heroin worth Rs 40 lakh
2009-08-26 00:00:00 Detail Austria Wals-Siezenheim AUSTRIA :: Bosnian pair in over 2 kilo heroin bust
2009-08-25 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Sharjah UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: 26kg heroin seized
2009-08-24 00:00:00 Detail Myanmar Tachileik MYANMAR :: Myanmar reports major drug bust near Thai border
2009-08-24 00:00:00 Detail India Mumbai INDIA :: Zambian woman hides heroin in inners, arrested
2009-08-24 00:00:00 Detail Russia Yekaterinburg RUSSIA :: Police seize 13 kg of heroine
2009-08-23 00:00:00 Detail United States Newark, NJ NEW JERSEY :: Police arrest Newark man in raid uncovering 10K worth of heroin
2009-08-23 00:00:00 Detail Greece Rhodes GREECE :: Major heroin arrest on Rhodes
2009-08-23 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Sofia BULGARIA :: Bulgarian police confiscate 70 kilograms of heroin
2009-08-23 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Gurbulak TURKEY :: Turkey seizes 275 kg heroin
2009-08-22 00:00:00 Detail China Shenzhen CHINA :: An Indonesia body carrier captured in Shenzhen
2009-08-22 00:00:00 Detail United States Mahanoy City, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: 2 arrested in Mahanoy City, found with 22 bags of heroin
2009-08-22 00:00:00 Detail India Ranchi INDIA :: Three held with heroin worth Rs 45 lakh in Ranchi
2009-08-22 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Lesovo BULGARIA :: Bulgaria Customs Officers Capture Heroin for BGN 5 M
2009-08-21 00:00:00 Detail United States Salisbury , MD MARYLAND :: Salisbury Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Bust
2009-08-21 00:00:00 Detail United States South Trenton, NJ NEW JERSEY :: He had 110 packs of H
2009-08-21 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Novi Sad SERBIA :: Heroin dealer arrested in Novi Sad
2009-08-21 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Istanbul TURKEY :: Turkish Police Confiscate 42 KG Heroin in Istanbul
2009-08-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Greenville, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: Heroin seized
2009-08-20 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Dublin IRELAND :: Heroin worth 300K seized in Dublin
2009-08-20 00:00:00 Detail United States New Hanover County, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: Wilm man arrested for possession of 57 bags of heroin
2009-08-20 00:00:00 Detail India Gurdaspur INDIA :: Two kg of heroin recovered from border
2009-08-19 00:00:00 Detail Indonesia Jakarta INDONESIA :: 60kg of heroin seized in Jakarta on local tip
2009-08-18 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Tonge Fold UNITED KINGDOM :: Police seize 4K and heroin in raid in Tonge Fold
2009-08-18 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Reading UNITED KINGDOM :: 350K of heroin found in drugs bust
2009-08-18 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Raynes Park UNITED KINGDOM :: Million pounds of heroin seized in Raynes Park
2009-08-18 00:00:00 Detail Indonesia Jakarta INDONESIA :: Caught with heroin in Quran
2009-08-18 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Istanbul TURKEY :: Police Seize Over 12kg of Heroin in Operations
2009-08-18 00:00:00 Detail Philippines Manila PHILIPPINES :: 2 OFWs set to transport heroin to China nabbed
2009-08-18 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: 25 kg of heroin seized at India-Pakistan border
2009-08-16 00:00:00 Detail India Amritsar INDIA :: Six kg heroin seized from Indo-Pak border
2009-08-15 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Four Pakistani smugglers arrested near Punjab border
2009-08-15 00:00:00 Detail United States Tapu INDIA :: Four intruders from Pak held, 2 kg heroin seized
2009-08-15 00:00:00 Detail India Nashik, Maharashtra INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 20 lakh seized in Nashik
2009-08-15 00:00:00 Detail Portugal Portimão PORTUGAL :: Portimao police seize huge amounts of heroin
2009-08-14 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Blarney, Co. Cork NORTHERN IRELAND :: Heroin seized in Co Cork raid
2009-08-12 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Deira UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Four Held with
 5kg Heroin
2009-08-12 00:00:00 Detail United States Middletown, CT CONNECTICUT :: Middletown Police Confiscate 200 Bags of Heroin
2009-08-12 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Tatlipinar TURKEY :: 2 Turks arrested with 41 kilos of heroin while trying to enter Bulgaria
2009-08-11 00:00:00 Detail United States North Middleton Township, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: State police report 100K heroin bust on turnpike in Cumberland County
2009-08-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Tiffin, OH OHIO :: Two arrested in drug bust
2009-08-11 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland UNITED KINGDOM :: 100K of heroin seized from car
2009-08-11 00:00:00 Detail United States Laird Hill, TX TEXAS :: Rusk County officials make possibly the biggest heroin bust in county history
2009-08-11 00:00:00 Detail India New Delhi INDIA :: Heroin seized from goods train from Pakistan
2009-08-10 00:00:00 Detail United States Gastonia, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: Woman had 25 balloons of heroin, 11K in cash
2009-08-10 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Two kilograms of heroin seized
2009-08-08 00:00:00 Detail Portugal Olhão PORTUGAL :: Pensioner caught with substantial amount of heroin
2009-08-07 00:00:00 Detail Tanzania Dar es Salaam TANZANIA :: Heroin-carrying Kenyan woman nabbed in Dar
2009-08-06 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Deira UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Drug Trafficker Arrested
2009-08-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Cole County, MO MISSOURI :: Cole County deputies make heroin bust
2009-08-05 00:00:00 Detail United States Allegheny Township, PA PENNSYLVANIA :: Troopers Confiscate 1 Million Worth of Heroin
2009-08-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Henderson, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: Heroin seized in stop
2009-08-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Newport, NH NEW HAMPSHIRE :: Newport Police Charge Man With Selling Heroin
2009-08-04 00:00:00 Detail United States Swansea, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Police seize 300 bags of heroin in Swansea
2009-08-04 00:00:00 Detail Uzbekistan Tashkent UZBEKISTAN :: Uzbek police seize 15 kg of heroin from drug courier
2009-08-04 00:00:00 Detail Bosnia and Herzegovina Banja Luka BOSNIA :: Police bust drug dealers in Bosnia, Croatia
2009-08-04 00:00:00 Detail Russia Rostov RUSSIA :: South Russian police seize 9 kg of heroin from fruit truck
2009-08-03 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Mengabang Telipot, Batu Rakit MALAYSIA :: Couple Caught With Heroin
2009-08-02 00:00:00 Detail United States Harrisonburg, VA VIRGINIA :: Record Drug Seizure in Harrisonburg
2009-08-02 00:00:00 Detail Germany Berlin GERMANY :: Boy arrested at playground sandbox with heroin
2009-08-01 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: One kg heroin seized in Punjab
2009-07-31 00:00:00 Detail United States Hampton, VA VIRGINIA :: Two arrested after 42 bags of heroin were seized from house
2009-07-31 00:00:00 Detail India DC Chowk INDIA :: Heroin recovered
2009-07-31 00:00:00 Detail United States Clarkstown, NY NEW YORK :: Two charged with drug possession on the PIP
2009-07-31 00:00:00 Detail India Doda INDIA :: PDD employee arrested with heroin in Doda
2009-07-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Spring Valley, IL ILLINOIS :: Couple busted with large amount of heroin
2009-07-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Charlotte, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: Four charged trafficking heroin
2009-07-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Sacramento, CA CALIFORINA :: Feds seize heroin worth 17 million in California
2009-07-30 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Kalotina BULGARIA :: Customs at Kalotina border checkpoint hamper attempt to smuggle 4 kilos of heroin
2009-07-29 00:00:00 Detail United States New Castle, DE DELAWARE :: 3 charged after log of heroin found
2009-07-29 00:00:00 Detail United States North Baltimore, MD MARYLAND :: City Police Make Heroin Drug Bust In North Baltimore
2009-07-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Hartford, CT CONNECTICUT :: Heroin Seized In Hartford Drug Bust
2009-07-28 00:00:00 Detail Canada Montreal CANADA :: Canada seizes heroin shipment from Pakistan
2009-07-28 00:00:00 Detail United States Butler County, OH OHIO :: Newly formed Highway Interdiction Team seized about 5K worth of heroin
2009-07-28 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Kent UNITED KINGDOM :: Heroin worth 2m found in lorry
2009-07-28 00:00:00 Detail Germany Berlin GERMANY :: Police nab 12-year-old heroin dealer
2009-07-28 00:00:00 Detail Austria Vienna AUSTRIA :: Upper Austrian police smash Hungarian drug ring
2009-07-28 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Belgrade SERBIA :: Nis police seize approximately 1,3 kg of heroin
2009-07-27 00:00:00 Detail United States Quincy, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Police arrest two in Quincy Center, seize 100 bags of heroin
2009-07-27 00:00:00 Detail Malta Xghajra MALTA :: Heroin find in Xghajra
2009-07-27 00:00:00 Detail United States Buffalo, NY NEW YORK :: Fifty bags of heroin now off streets
2009-07-27 00:00:00 Detail Canada Toronto CANADA :: Newly formed Toronto drug squad finds massive heroin stash
2009-07-27 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Podgorica MONTENEGRO :: Montenegrin police seize large amount of heroin
2009-07-27 00:00:00 Detail Thailand Bangkok THAILAND :: Nepalese caught smuggling heroin
2009-07-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Bethel, CT CONNECTICUT :: Bethel police seize 100 bags of heroin
2009-07-26 00:00:00 Detail India Bagbari INDIA :: Couple held with over 2 kg heroin
2009-07-25 00:00:00 Detail United States Melville, NY NEW YORK :: Heroin Found Stashed in Shoes of Suspect
2009-07-24 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Garnswllt UNITED KINGDOM :: Two arrested over heroin worth 10,000
2009-07-24 00:00:00 Detail United States Tampa, FL FLORIDA :: Drug operation sequel nets 12 arrests
2009-07-24 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Fort Gardens UNITED KINGDOM :: Full body search produced heroin and cocaine
2009-07-24 00:00:00 Detail Australia Tailem Bend AUSTRALIA :: Police seize 2m drugs
2009-07-24 00:00:00 Detail United States Sitka, AK ALASKA :: Troopers intercept package containing 5 grams of heroin
2009-07-24 00:00:00 Detail Serbia And Montenegro Dimitrovgrad SERBIA :: Serbian police seize 45 pounds of heroin
2009-07-23 00:00:00 Detail India Chennai INDIA :: Over 2 kg of heroin seized at Central Railway station
2009-07-22 00:00:00 Detail Malta Tarxien MALTA :: Police find half a kilo of heroin
2009-07-22 00:00:00 Detail United States Swansea, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Swansea, Somerset police arrest two in drug case
2009-07-22 00:00:00 Detail Vietnam Hanoi VIETNAM :: Nigerians held in major Vietnam drug probe
2009-07-22 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Armagh UNITED KINGDOM :: Heroin seized in village search
2009-07-22 00:00:00 Detail Australia Sydney AUSTRALIA :: Childrens book used to smuggle heroin
2009-07-22 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Dublin IRELAND :: Two men held after 250k heroin seizure in Dublin
2009-07-22 00:00:00 Detail Russia Moscow RUSSIA :: Police seize 15 kg of heroin near Moscow
2009-07-21 00:00:00 Detail United States Carkthage, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: Heroin arrests made near Carthage
2009-07-21 00:00:00 Detail United States Carthage, NC NORTH CAROLINA :: Heroin arrests made near Carthage
2009-07-21 00:00:00 Detail United States East Palo Alto, CA CALIFORNIA :: Agents seize 7 million worth of heroin in East Palo Alto
2009-07-21 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Rousse BULGARIA :: Bulgaria police seize 138 pounds of heroin
2009-07-21 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Notorious smuggler arrested with 4 kg heroin
2009-07-21 00:00:00 Detail India Haryana INDIA :: Heroin worth two crore seized, three smugglers arrested
2009-07-21 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Ruse BULGARIA :: Police seize 60 kg of heroin at Bulgarian-Romanian border
2009-07-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Deerfield Township, NJ NEW JERSEY :: 26 bags of heroin brings two arrests in Deerfield Twp
2009-07-20 00:00:00 Detail United States Wilmington, DE DELAWARE :: Two arrested in heroin bust in Wilmington
2009-07-20 00:00:00 Detail Uzbekistan Xorazm Province UZBEKISTAN :: Almost 47 kg of heroin seized in Uzbekistan
2009-07-20 00:00:00 Detail Croatia Makarska CROATIA :: Canadian arrested in Croatia with heroin worth over 1M
2009-07-19 00:00:00 Detail Vietnam Ho Chi Minh VIETNAM :: Drug bust captures four dealers, nine kilos of heroin
2009-07-19 00:00:00 Detail United States Bronx, NY NEW YORK :: Huge Bronx bust shows super potent heroin flooding city
2009-07-19 00:00:00 Detail Afghanistan Babiji AFGHANISTAN :: Taliban heroin factory destroyed in night assault
2009-07-18 00:00:00 Detail India Asansol INDIA :: Heroin haul in Asansol
2009-07-16 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom West Lothian, Scotland SCOTLAND :: Man held after heroin found
2009-07-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Boise, ID IDAHO :: Boise Police make arrest in heroin sting
2009-07-16 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Dover Ferry Port UNITED KINGDOM :: 5 million worth of heroin seized at Dover ferry port
2009-07-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Boise, ID IDAHO :: Boise teen nabbed by undercover cops for selling heroin
2009-07-16 00:00:00 Detail United States Fort Myers, FL FLORIDA :: Two arrested in Fort Myers drug sting
2009-07-15 00:00:00 Detail United States Westport, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Westport Woman Stopped with 30 Bags of Heroin
2009-07-14 00:00:00 Detail Malaysia Bayan Lepas MALAYSIA :: Penang police claim largest drug bust at up-market condo
2009-07-14 00:00:00 Detail Israel Arava ISRAEL :: 53 kilograms of heroin seized in Arava
2009-07-13 00:00:00 Detail United States Laredo, TX TEXAS :: Inspectors find over 1 million in heroin in car battery
2009-07-13 00:00:00 Detail India Ghazipur INDIA :: Two arrested with over 1kgs of heroin
2009-07-13 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Erzincan TURKEY :: Turkish police seizes 41 kilos of heroin
2009-07-11 00:00:00 Detail Ireland Derry UNITED KINGDOM :: 1.7m worth of heroin seized in Derry
2009-07-10 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Stonehouse UNITED KINGDOM :: Cash and heroin found after car is stopped
2009-07-10 00:00:00 Detail India Tikri INDIA :: Heroin worth Rs 17 crore seized
2009-07-08 00:00:00 Detail Sri Lanka Colombo PAKISTAN :: Customs arrest heroin smuggler
2009-07-08 00:00:00 Detail Romania Bucharest ROMANIA :: 2.5 kilograms of heroin confiscated in Bucharest
2009-07-08 00:00:00 Detail India Kolkata INDIA :: Huge amount of heroin seized, 3 held near Kolkata
2009-07-07 00:00:00 Detail United States Fallbrook, CA CALIFORNIA :: 5 pounds of heroin seized in Fallbrook
2009-07-07 00:00:00 Detail United States Wethersfield, NY NEW YORK :: Police Seize Half-Million in Heroin in Multi-Agency Investigation
2009-07-07 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Dubai Police seize I kg of heroin en route to Europe
2009-07-07 00:00:00 Detail Macedonia Blagoevgrad MACEDONIA :: Heroin seized in international operation travel from Afghanistan to Macedonia
2009-07-07 00:00:00 Detail Turkey Ankara TURKEY :: Anti-Drug Teams Seize Huge Quantity Of Drugs
2009-07-07 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Sofia BULGARIA :: Bulgaria police seize 111 kilograms of heroin
2009-07-06 00:00:00 Detail United States McAllen, TX TEXAS :: 408K of heroin hidden in suitcase
2009-07-05 00:00:00 Detail Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar BANGLADESH :: Tk 1cr heroin seized in Cox Bazar
2009-07-04 00:00:00 Detail India Punjab INDIA :: Four Nigerians arrested with drugs in Punjab
2009-07-03 00:00:00 Detail South Africa OR Tambo International Airport SOUTH AFRICA :: Cops bag huge haul of heroin at OR Tambo
2009-07-03 00:00:00 Detail United States Bronx, NY NEW YORK :: NYC heroin bust results in a dozen arrests
2009-07-03 00:00:00 Detail Bulgaria Kapitan Andreevo BULGARIA :: Customs officials seize over 50 kg of heroin on Bulgarian-Turkish border
2009-07-03 00:00:00 Detail India Ferozepur INDIA :: 144 Kg heroin seized in Ferozepur
2009-07-02 00:00:00 Detail United Kingdom Skegness UNITED KINGDOM :: Heroin seized in Operation Fusion searches in Skegness
2009-07-02 00:00:00 Detail United Arab Emirates Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATES :: Dubai Police team finds heroin in candy packs
2009-07-01 00:00:00 Detail United States Hillsboro, NH NEW HAMPSHIRE :: Heroin bust nets five
2009-06-30 00:00:00 Detail United States Falmouth, ME MAINE :: Falmouth men busted with 14 bags of heroin
2009-06-26 00:00:00 Detail United States Boston, MA MASSACHUSETTS :: Major heroin bust in Boston


One has to think it comes from Afghanistan.  Considering the Taliban had all but irradiated the Poppies/Heroin from there, since the US and NATO invaded Afghanistan Heroin production has skyrocketed.

Who is responsible for the Heroin trade? NATO and the  US.


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US House Vote on Afghan War Funding a Disgrace

By Jason Ditz

July 27, 2010

In a 308-114 vote Tuesday the House of Representatives ignored a massive influx of new evidence underscoring the futility of the conflict in Afghanistan, approving a massive new appropriation of emergency war funding.

The vote came just two days after the world was treated to a massive leak of some 92,000 classified documents. The documents provided hundreds of incidents, in excruciating detail, showing just how poorly the war has been going, how many civilians have been killed, and how aware of both of these facts the military has been, despite its official claims to the contrary.

Though a number of the revelations that came to light were hardly secret to the analysts keeping a close eye on the Afghan War, the leaks have brought the grim realities of the war to the public in ways that nothing before ever could. Allegations of CIA assassination teams and massive, unreported civilian casualties are all well and good, but now having the actual documents detailing the events makes them impossible to ignore.

And while this is true for the media, it is doubly so for the House of Representatives, which after last Thursday’s rebuke from the Senate faced an all-or-nothing vote to provide some $33 billion in emergency war funds in order to maintain the conflict for the rest of the fiscal year.

Indeed, the most damning revelation of all may not be any of the particular incidents, disgraceful though they may be, but the fact that the military understands full well how poorly this conflict is going, even as it continues to tell Congress and the American public to expect blatantly unrealistic progress in the near term.

Those of us paying attention knew that the war was going disastrously, and the military has known that the war was going disastrously, but now we know that they know, and that makes all the rhetoric to the contrary seem absurd at best and downright offensive when it comes to shipping tens of thousands of additional soldiers to the windblown hills of Central Asia to kill and be killed. The goals were always ill defined and now it should be clear to everyone that they are unattainable at any rate.

Yet when it came down to it, with all excuses gone, and with no ability to credibly claim the war is anything but an unmitigated disaster, the hawkish members of Congress did what they always do; voted for the war and condemned the leaks on general principle.

And all excuses are gone; no one can claim that they went into this vote with blinders on, or that pledges of impending progress from the military brass overwhelmed common sense. The 308 Congressmen, roughly evenly split between both parties, did the American public, humanity, and common decency a great disservice.

With the war getting worse by the minute, Congress has shrugged off its responsibilities and chosen to defer the decision to pull the plug on this heedless endeavor largely to save face.

But this delay, though it may appeal to some, comes at a dear price, one far beyond the $33 billion price tag attached to the war segment of the bill. Prolonging the war will mean hundreds of additional troops slain in the next few months, and untold thousands of innocent civilians. With all alleged goals out of reach at any rate, can the American public really countenance the cowardice our lawmakers needed to keep this war going? Source

The war in Afghanistan is simply for Heroin, The Pipeline, More US Military Bases and Control over the region.
Afghanistan had nothing to do with 9/11 nor did anyone living there.
Bin Laden had nothing to do with 9/11 and the US had and still have absolutely no proof he was involved in 9/11.
He is also dead and has been since December of 2001, the link to the information is in  US occupation not for “liberation of Iraqis
There are links to a few other interesting articles you may find interesting as well.
Can’t comment on how accurate or reliable Wikileaks are, but this is the story at any rate.

Afghanistan war logs: Massive leak of secret files exposes truth of occupation

• Hundreds of civilians killed by coalition troops
• Covert unit hunts leaders for ‘kill or capture’
• Steep rise in Taliban bomb attacks on Nato
• Read the Guardian’s full war logs investigation

By Nick Davies and David Leigh

July 25, 2010

A huge cache of secret US military files today provides a devastating portrait of the failing war in Afghanistan, revealing how coalition forces have killed hundreds of civilians in unreported incidents, Taliban attacks have soared and Nato commanders fear neighbouring Pakistan and Iran are fuelling the insurgency.

The disclosures come from more than 90,000 records of incidents and intelligence reports about the conflict obtained by the whistleblowers’ website Wikileaks in one of the biggest leaks in US military history. The files, which were made available to the Guardian, the New York Times and the German weekly Der Spiegel, give a blow-by-blow account of the fighting over the last six years, which has so far cost the lives of more than 320 British and more than 1,000 US troops.

Their publication comes amid mounting concern that Barack Obama’s “surge” strategy is failing and as coalition troops hunt for two US naval personnel captured by the Taliban south of Kabul on Friday.

The war logs also detail:

• How a secret “black” unit of special forces hunts down Taliban leaders for “kill or capture” without trial.

• How the US covered up evidence that the Taliban have acquired deadly surface-to-air missiles.

• How the coalition is increasingly using deadly Reaper drones to hunt and kill Taliban targets by remote control from a base in Nevada.

• How the Taliban have caused growing carnage with a massive escalation of their roadside bombing campaign, which has killed more than 2,000 civilians to date.

In a statement, the White House said the chaotic picture painted by the logs was the result of “under-resourcing” under Obama’s predecessor, saying: “It is important to note that the time period reflected in the documents is January 2004 to December 2009.”

The White House also criticised the publication of the files by Wikileaks: “We strongly condemn the disclosure of classified information by individuals and organisations, which puts the lives of the US and partner service members at risk and threatens our national security. Wikileaks made no effort to contact the US government about these documents, which may contain information that endanger the lives of Americans, our partners, and local populations who co-operate with us.”

The logs detail, in sometimes harrowing vignettes, the toll on civilians exacted by coalition forces: events termed “blue on white” in military jargon. The logs reveal 144 such incidents.

Some of these casualties come from the controversial air strikes that have led to Afghan government protests, but a large number of previously unknown incidents also appear to be the result of troops shooting unarmed drivers or motorcyclists out of a determination to protect themselves from suicide bombers.

At least 195 civilians are admitted to have been killed and 174 wounded in total, but this is likely to be an underestimate as many disputed incidents are omitted from the daily snapshots reported by troops on the ground and then collated, sometimes erratically, by military intelligence analysts.

Bloody errors at civilians’ expense, as recorded in the logs, include the day French troops strafed a bus full of children in 2008, wounding eight. A US patrol similarly machine-gunned a bus, wounding or killing 15 of its passengers, and in 2007 Polish troops mortared a village, killing a wedding party including a pregnant woman, in an apparent revenge attack.

Questionable shootings of civilians by UK troops also figure. The US compilers detail an unusual cluster of four British shootings in Kabul in the space of barely a month, in October/November 2007, culminating in the death of the son of an Afghan general. Of one shooting, they wrote: “Investigation controlled by the British. We are not able to get [sic] complete story.”

A second cluster of similar shootings, all involving Royal Marine commandos in Helmand province, took place in a six-month period at the end of 2008, according to the log entries. Asked by the Guardian about these allegations, the Ministry of Defence said: “We have been unable to corroborate these claims in the short time available and it would be inappropriate to speculate on specific cases without further verification of the alleged actions.”

Rachel Reid, who investigates civilian casualty incidents in Afghanistan for Human Rights Watch, said: “These files bring to light what’s been a consistent trend by US and Nato forces: the concealment of civilian casualties. Despite numerous tactical directives ordering transparent investigations when civilians are killed, there have been incidents I’ve investigated in recent months where this is still not happening.

Accountability is not just something you do when you are caught. It should be part of the way the US and Nato do business in Afghanistan every time they kill or harm civilians.” The reports, many of which the Guardian is publishing in full online, present an unvarnished and often compelling account of the reality of modern war.

Most of the material, though classified “secret” at the time, is no longer militarily sensitive. A small amount of information has been withheld from publication because it might endanger local informants or give away genuine military secrets. Wikileaks, whose founder, Julian Assange, obtained the material in circumstances he will not discuss, said it would redact harmful material before posting the bulk of the data on its “uncensorable” servers.

Wikileaks published in April this year a previously suppressed classified video of US Apache helicopters killing two Reuters cameramen on the streets of Baghdad, which gained international attention. A 22-year-old intelligence analyst, Bradley Manning, was arrested in Iraq and charged with leaking the video, but not with leaking the latest material. The Pentagon’s criminal investigations department continues to try to trace the leaks and recently unsuccessfully asked Assange, he says, to meet them outside the US to help them. Assange allowed the Guardian to examine the logs at our request. No fee was involved and Wikileaks was not involved in the preparation of the Guardian’s articles. Source

From February 2009 British officer leaked 8,000 Civilians killed in Afghanistan

I doubt that Pakistan or Iran are helping the insurgents, that is just another ploy to start yet more wars. Wars are for profits, resources and control over regions. The US and Israel both want Iran and Pakistan for Oil and Pipelines.

Keeping a war going is very profitable for many Corporations as well as those who invest in them. Many politicians in the US invest in such companies.

Be sure to also check this link. The CIA does some awful things War mongering for example. They may be responsible for starting a few wars and they also participate in wars as well.  A bit of history and information at the link below.

The CIA: Beyond Redemption and Should be Terminated


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The CIA: Beyond Redemption and Should be Terminated

July 24, 2010

By Sherwood Ross

The Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) has confirmed the worst fears of its creator President Harry Truman that it might degenerate into “an American Gestapo.” It has  been just that for so long it is beyond redemption. It represents 60 years of failure and fascism utterly at odds with the spirit of a democracy and needs to be closed, permanently.

Over the years “the Agency” as it is known, has given U.S. presidents so much wrong information on so many critical issues, broken so many laws, subverted so many elections, overthrown so many governments, funded so many dictators, and killed and tortured so many innocent human beings that the pages of its official history could be written in blood, not ink. People the world over regard it as infamous, and that evaluation, sadly for the reputation of America, is largely accurate.  Besides, since President Obama has half a dozen other major intelligence agencies to rely on for guidance, why does he need the CIA? In one swoop he could lop an estimated 27,000 employees off the Federal payroll, save taxpayers umpteen billions, and wipe the CIA stain from the American flag.

If you think this is a “radical” idea, think again. What is “radical” is to empower a mob of covert operatives to roam the planet, wreaking havoc as they go with not a care for morality or, for that matter, the tenets of mercy implicit in any of the great faiths. The idea of not prosecuting CIA interrogators (i.e., torturers), as President Obama has said, is chilling. These crimes have to be stopped somewhere, sometime, or they will occur again.

“The CIA had run secret interrogation centers before—beginning in 1950, in Germany, Japan, and Panama,” writes New York Times reporter Tim Weiner in his book “Legacy of Ashes, The History of The CIA”(Random House). Weiner has won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the intelligence community. “It had participated in the torture of captured enemy combatants before—beginning in 1967, under the Phoenix program in Vietnam. It had kidnapped suspected terrorists and assassins before…”

In Iran in 1953, for example, a CIA-directed coup restored the Shah (king) to absolute power, initiating what journalist William Blum in “Rogue State” (Common Courage Press) called “a period of 25 years of repression and torture; while the oil industry was restored to foreign ownership, with the US and Britain each getting 40 percent.”  About the same time in Guatemala, Blum adds, a CIA-organized coup “overthrew the democratically-elected and progressive government of Jacobo Arbenz, initiating 40 years of military government death squads, torture, disappearances, mass executions, and unimaginable cruelty, totaling more than 200,000 victims—indisputably one of the most inhuman chapters of the 20th century.” The massive slaughter compares, at least in terms of sheer numbers, with Hitler’s massacre of Romanian and Ukranian Jews during the holocaust. Yet few Americans know of it.

Blum provides yet other examples of CIA criminality. In Indonesia, it attempted in 1957-58 to overthrow neutralist president Sukarno. It plotted Sukarno’s assassination, tried to blackmail him with a phony sex film, and joined forces with dissident military officers to wage a full-scale war against the government, including bombing runs by American pilots, Blum reported This particular attempt, like one in Costa Rica about the same time, failed. So did the CIA attempt in Iraq in 1960 to assassinate President Abdul Kassem. Other ventures proved more “successful”.

In Laos, the CIA was involved in coup attempts in 1958, 1959, and 1960, creating a clandestine army of 30,000 to overthrow the government. In Ecuador, the CIA ousted President Jose Velasco for recognizing the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro. The CIA also arranged the murder of elected Congo Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba in 1961 and installation of Mobutu Seko who ruled “with a level of corruption and cruelty that shocked even his CIA handlers,” Blum recalls.

In Ghana, in 1966, the CIA sponsored a military coup against leader Kwame Nkrumah in 1966; in Chile, it financed the overthrow of elected President Salvador Allende in 1973 and brought to power the murderous regime of General Augusto Pinochet who executed 3,000 political opponents and tortured thousands more.  In Greece in 1967, the CIA helped subvert the elections and backed a military coup that killed 8,000 Greeks in its first month of operation. “Torture, inflicted in the most gruesome of ways, often with equipment supplied by the United States, became routine,” Blum writes.

In South Africa, the CIA gave the apartheid government information that led to the arrest of African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, who subsequently spent years in prison. In Bolivia, in 1964, the CIA overthrew President Victor Paz; in Australia from 1972-75, the CIA slipped millions of dollars to political opponents of the Labor Party; ditto, Brazil in 1962; in Laos in 1960, the CIA stuffed ballot boxes to help a strongman into power;  in Portugal in the Seventies the candidates it financed triumphed over a pro-labor government; in the Philippines, the CIA backed governments in the 1970-90 period that employed torture and summary execution against its own people; in El Salvador, the CIA in the Nineties backed the wealthy in a civil war in which 75,000 civilians were killed; and the list goes on and on.

Of course, the hatred that the CIA engenders for the American people and American business interests is enormous. Because the Agency operates largely in secret, most Americans are unaware of the crimes it perpetrates in their names. As Chalmers Johnson writes in “Blowback”(Henry Holt), former long-time CIA director Robert Gates, now Obama’s defense secretary, admitted U.S. intelligence services began to aid the mujahideen guerrillas in Afghanistan six months before the Soviet invasion in December, 1979.

As has often been the case, the CIA responded to a criminal order from one of the succession of imperial presidents that have occupied the White House, in this instance one dated July 3, 1979, from President Jimmy Carter. The Agency was ordered to aid the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul—aid that might sucker the Kremlin into invading. “The CIA supported Osama bin Laden, like so many other extreme fundamentalists among the mujahideen in Afghanistan, from at least 1984 on,” Johnson writes, helping bin Laden train many of the 35,000 Arab Afghans.

Thus Carter, like his successors in the George H.W. Bush government — Gates, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, and Colin Powell, “all bear some responsibility for the 1.8 million Afghan casualties, 2.6 million refugees, and 10 million unexploded land mines that followed from their decisions, as well as the ‘collateral damage’ that befell New York City in September 2001 from an organization they helped create during the years of anti-Soviet Afghan resistance,” Johnson added. Worse, the Bush-Cheney regime after 9/11 “set no limits on what the agency could do. It was the foundation for a system of secret prisons where CIA officer and contractors used techniques that included torture,” Weiner has written. By some estimates, the CIA in 2006 held 14,000 souls in 11 secret prisons, a vast crime against humanity.

That the CIA has zero interest in justice and engages in gratuitous cruelty may be seen from the indiscriminate dragnet arrests it has perpetrated: “CIA officers snatched and grabbed more than three thousand people in more than one hundred countries in the year after 9/11,” Weiner writes, adding that only 14 men of all those seized “were high-ranking authority figures within al Qaeda and its affiliates. Along with them, the agency jailed hundreds of nobodies…(who) became ghost prisoners in the war on terror.”

As for providing the White House with accurate intelligence, the record of the CIA has been a fiasco. The Agency was telling President Carter the Shah of Iran was beloved by his people and was firmly entrenched in power in 1979 when any reader of Harper’s magazine, available on newsstands for a buck, could read that his overthrow was imminent—and it was. Over the years, the Agency has been wrong far more often than it has been right.

According to an Associated Press report, when confirmed by the Senate as the new CIA director, Leon Panetta said the Obama administration would not prosecute CIA officers that “participated in harsh interrogations even if they constituted torture as long as they did not go beyond their instructions.” This will allow interrogators to evade prosecution for following the clearly criminal orders they would have been justified to disobey.

“Panetta also said that the Obama administration would continue to transfer foreign detainees to other countries for questioning but only if U.S. officials are confident that the prisoners will not be tortured,” the AP story continued. If past is prologue, how confident can Panetta be the CIA’s fellow goons in Egypt and Morocco will stop torturing prisoners? Why did the CIA kidnap men off the streets of Milan and New York and fly them to those countries in the first place if not for torture? They certainly weren’t treating them to a Mediterranean vacation. By its long and nearly perfect record of reckless disregard for international law, the CIA has deprived itself of the right to exist.

It will be worse than unfortunate if President Obama continues the inhumane (and illegal) CIA renditions that President Bill Clinton began and President Bush vastly expanded. If the White House thinks its operatives can roam the world and arrest and torture any person it chooses without a court order, without due process, and without answering for their crimes, this signifies Americans believe themselves to be a Master Race better than others and above international law. That’s not much different from the philosophy that motivated Adolph Hitler’s Third Reich. It would be the supreme irony if the American electorate that repudiated racism last November has voted into its highest office a constitutional lawyer who reaffirms his predecessor’s illegal views on this activity. Renditions must be stopped. The CIA must be abolished. Source

Drone Pilots Could Be Tried for ‘War Crimes’

The pilots waging America’s undeclared drone war in Pakistan could be liable to criminal prosecution for “war crimes,” a prominent law professor told a Congressional panel Wednesday.

It’s part of an ongoing legal debate about the CIA and U.S. military’s lethal drone operations, which have escalated in recent months…

NATO Smears a Truth-Teller in Afghanistan

When the CIA/US needed money or weapons shipped into a country they enlisted the help of Israel. Israel was the funnel tunnel used by the US.
Israel’s Latin American trail of terror

June 5 2003

By Jeremy Bigwood

“I learned an infinite amount of things in Israel, and to that country I owe part of my essence, my human and military achievements” said Colombian paramilitary leader and indicted drug trafficker Carlos Castao in his ghostwritten autobiography, Mi Confesin. Castao, who leads the Colombian paramilitaries, known by their Spanish acronym AUC, the largest right-wing paramilitary force to ever exist in the western hemisphere reveals that he was trained in the arts of war in Israel as a young man of 18 in the 1980s. He glowingly adds: “I copied the concept of paramilitary forces from the Israelis,” in his chapter-long account of his Israel experiences.

Castao’s right-wing Phalange-like AUC force is now by far the worst human rights violator in all of the Americas, and ties between that organisation and Israel are continually surfacing in the press.

Outside the law

The AUC paramilitaries are a fighting force that originally grew out of killers hired to protect drug-running operations and large landowners. They were organised into a cohesive force by Castao in 1997. It exists outside the law but often coordinates its actions with the Colombian military, in a way similar to the relationship of the Lebanese Phalange to the Israeli army throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

According to a 1989 Colombian Secret Police intelligence report, apart from training Carlos Castao in 1983, Israeli trainers arrived in Colombia in 1987 to train him and other paramilitaries who would later make up the AUC.
Fifty of the paramilitaries’ “best” students were then sent on scholarships to Israel for further training according to a Colombian police intelligence report, and the AUC became the most prominent paramilitary force in the hemisphere, with some 10,000-12,000 men in arms.

The Colombian AUC paramilitaries are always in need of arms, and it should come as no surprise that some of their major suppliers are Israeli. Israeli arms dealers have long had a presence in next-door Panama and especially in Guatemala.
In May of last year, GIRSA, an Israeli company associated with the Israeli Defence Forces and based in Guatemala was able to buy 3000 Kalashnikov assault rifles and 2.5 million rounds of ammunition that were then handed over to AUC paramilitaries in Colombia.

Links with the continent

Israel’s military relations with right-wing groups and regimes spans Latin America from Mexico to the southernmost tip of Chile, starting just a few years after the Israeli state came into existence.
Since then, the list of countries Israel has supplied, trained and advised includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.
But it isn’t only the sales of planes, guns and weapons system deals that characterises the Israeli presence in Latin America.
Where Israel has excelled is in advising, training and running intelligence and counter-insurgency operations in the Latin American “dirty war” civil conflicts of Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and now Colombia.

In the case of the Salvadoran conflict – a civil war between the right-wing landowning class supported by a particularly violent military pitted against left-wing popular organisations – the Israelis were present from the beginning. Besides arms sales, they helped train ANSESAL, the secret police who were later to form the framework of the infamous death squads that would kill tens of thousands of mostly civilian activists.

From 1975 to 1979, 83% of El Salvador’s military imports came from Israel, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. By 1981, many of those in the civilian popular political movements who had survived the death squads headed for the hills to become guerrillas.

By 1981 there was an open civil war in El Salvador which took over a decade to resolve through negotiations.
Even though the US was openly backing the Salvadoran Army by 1981, as late as November 1983 it was asking for more Israeli “practical assistance” there, according to a declassified secret document obtained recently by Aljazeera.
Among the assistance asked for were helicopters, trucks, rifles, ammunition, and combat infantry advisors to work at both the “company and battalion level of the Salvadoran Army”.

One notable Salvadoran officer trained by the Israelis was Major Roberto D’Aubuisson, who always held a high opinion of the Israelis. It was Major D’Aubuisson who ordered the assassination of El Salvador’s archbishop amongst thousands of other murders.
Later he would organise the right-wing National Republican Alliance Party (ARENA) and send his son to study abroad in the relative safety of Israel.

Dirty war

Amazingly, while the Israelis were training the El Salvadoran death squads they were also supporting the anti-semitic Argentine military government of the late 1970s and early 1980s – at a time when that government was involved_in another “dirty war” of death squads and disappearances.

In 1978, Nicaragua’s dictator Somoza was making his last stand against a general uprising of the Sandinista-led population who were sick of his family’s dynasty which had ruled and monopolised the county for half a century. The Israelis and the US had been supplying Somoza with weapons for years. But when President Jimmy Carter came into office in 1976 he ordered a cessation of all US military assistance to Nicaragua.

Filling the void, the Israelis immediately increased their weapons supplies to Somoza until he fled the country when the Sandinistas took power.

Israeli operatives then helped train right-wing Nicaraguan Contras in Honduran and Costa Rican camps to fight the Sandinista government, according to Colombian police intelligence reports Aljazeera_has obtained.
At least some of the same Israeli operatives had also previously trained the nucleus of the paramilitary organisations that would become the AUC in Colombia.

But by far the bloodiest case of Israeli involvement in Latin America was its involvement in Guatemala from the 1970s to the 1990s. As in El Salvador, a civil war pitted a populist but, in this case, mainly Indian left against a mainly European oligarchy protected by a brutal Mestizo Army.

As Guatemalan President Carlos Arana said in 1971, “If it is necessary to turn the country into a cemetery in order to pacify it, I will not hesitate to do so.”
Active involvement

The Israelis supplied Guatemala with Galil rifles, and built an ammunition factory for them, as well as supplying armoured personnel carriers and Arava planes. Behind the scenes, they were actively involved in the bloodiest counter-insurgency campaign the hemisphere has known since the European conquest, in which at least 200,000 (mostly Indians) were killed.
Like Israel’s original occupation of Palestine, several entire Guatemalan Indian villages were razed and a million people displaced. “The guerrilla is the fish. The people are the sea. If you cannot catch the fish, you have to drain the sea,” said Guatemalan President Rios Montt in 1982.

Guatemalan army officers credit Israeli support with turning the tide against the uprising, not only in the countryside where Israeli counter-insurgency techniques and assistance set up strategic-hamlet-like “development poles” along the lines of the Israeli kibbutz, but also in the cities where “Israeli communication technicians and instructors” working through then-sophisticated computers were able to locate and then decimate guerrillas and their supporters in Guatemala City in 1981.
From the late 1970s until the 1990s, the US could not overtly support the Guatemalan army because of its horrendous human rights record (although there was some covert support), but many in the US government, especially in the CIA, supported Israel in taking up the slack.


But the US grew to regret its actions. On 10 March 1999, US President Bill Clinton issued an apology for US involvement in the war: The “United States… support for military forces or intelligence units which engaged in violent and widespread repression…was wrong.” No similar statement has ever been forthcoming from the Israelis.

At the present time, the only major insurgency war in Latin America is in Colombia, where Israel has an overt involvement.
Besides the dozen or so Kfir IAI C-7 jet fighters they have sold the Colombian government, and the Galil rifles produced in Bogota under licence, most of the Israeli ties to the government’s counter-insurgency war are closely-guarded secrets.
Aljazeera’s attempts to obtain clarification on these and other issues for this story were stonewalled by the Israeli embassy in Washington.

Why does Israel continue to provide arms and expertise to the pariahs of the world? Clearly, part of the reason is the revenues produced by arms sales, and part of it has do with keeping up with trends in counter-insurgent war across the globe.
But another factor is what is demanded of Israel by the world’s only superpower, the US, in partial exchange for the superpower’s continued support for Israeli dominance in the Middle East. Assistance

This relationship can be best illustrated by recently declassified 1983 US government documents obtained by the Washington, DC-based National Security Archives through the Freedom of Information Act.
One such declassified document is a 1983 memo from the notorious Colonel Oliver North of the Reagan Administration’s National Security Council and reads: “As discussed with you yesterday, I asked CIA, Defense, and State to suggest practical assistance which the Israelis might offer in Guatemala and El Salvador.”
Another document, this time a 1983 cable from the US Ambassador in Guatemala to Washington Frederic Chapin shows the money trail.

He says that at a time when the US did not want to be seen directly assisting Guatemala, “we have reason to believe that our good friends the Israelis are prepared, or already have, offered substantial amounts of military equipment to the GOG (Government of Guatemala) on credit terms up to 20 years…(I pass over the importance of making huge concessionary loans to Israel so that it can make term loans in our own backyard).”

In other words, during civil wars in which the US does not want to be seen getting its hands dirty in Latin America, the superpower loans Israel money at a very good rate, and then Israel uses these funds to do the “dirty work”. In this regard, in Latin America at least, Israel has become the hit-man for the US. Source

Israel Trains Other Undemocratic, Abusive Regimes

For years, Israeli military expertise has been shared with other abusive undemocratic regimes across the globe. In the 1980s, Israeli security forces trained a Honduran military intelligence unit, Battalion 316, that disappeared, tortured and killed Honduran citizens. Israel also trained members of the South African apartheid regime’s Inkatha hit squads that targeted ANC leaders. US aid to Israel, then, has led to the support of regimes that US taxpayers perhaps would not have otherwise aided. Source

lsrael’s ties with South Africa seem to be especially disturbing to many who follow Israel’s international activities. Perhaps it is natural that Israel has been castigated more harshly for its arms sales to South Africa than for its sales to other countries: first, because there has been for a decade an arms embargo against South Africa; and second, because of the unsurpassed criminality of the white regime and the uses to which it puts the Israeli-supplied weapons.


Israel has also been involved with the Mozambican “contras,” the South African-backed MNR (Mozambique National Resistance or “Renamo”), which has brought great economic and social distress to Mozambique. Renamo has a particular reputation for ideological incoherence, being regarded by most other right-wing insurgencies as a gang of cutthroats. For several years there have been stories coming from Southern Africa of captured mercenaries of Renamo who say they were trained in neighboring Malawi-one of the four nations to maintain relations with Israel after the Organization of African Unity (OAU) declared a diplomatic embargo in 1973-by Israelis. And more than one report has told of “substantial Israeli aid” to the MNR, thought to have been funded by the CIA and Saudi Arabia as well as South Africa and former Portuguese nationalists. Source

Israel and El Salvador
Israel and Guatemala
Isreal and Nicaragua and the Contras
Israel and Honduras and Costa Rica

Haiti Government was also toppled by the US

Israel and US were behind the Georgian Attacks on South Ossetia and Abkhazia

CIA Torture Tactics Endorsed in Secret Memos

Repression in the Dominican Republic

Another tactic used by the US

A Detailed Description of Management Strategy Fraud


US occupation not for “liberation of Iraqis

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Republicans in the US House of Representatives want Israel to attack Iran

Gaza Flotilla: Lawyers from 60 Countries to Sue Israel

Hospitals in Haiti to be shut down due to lack of funds

US occupation not for “liberation of Iraqis

Peace activist and Iraq war veteran Mike Prysner was one of the 160 people arrested in the Anti-war march from the White House to the Capitol Building in September 2007.

July 26 2010

Michael Prysner, an Iraq war veteran and peace activist, was a corporal in the US army that invaded Iraq in 2003, today he is a leader of March Forward, an organization of American veterans from both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict.

Iraq was invaded by a multinational coalition led by the United States in 2003.

The invasion which took place under former US President George W. Bush, overthrew the Ba’ath Regime of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

On 1 May 2003, Bush declared the “end of major combat operations” in Iraq, while onboard the US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln with a large “Mission Accomplished” banner displayed behind him.

In December of 2003 Saddam himself was captured. Then why are US forces still in Iraq?

The following is the transcript of Prysner’s interview hosted by David Becker, discussing Prysner’s experience in the Iraq war.

Becker: You went to Iraq in 2003, just tell us quickly where you went and what you did.

Prysner: I was a member of 10th Mountain Division and I was deployed to Iraq in March 2003 as a part of the initial invasion and landed in the north of the country and pushed on, took the Northern city of Kirkuk and operated in that area for 12 months.

Becker: What did you do at first? What was your job?

Prysner: My job initially was to operate this radar system that was made famous by the previous Gulf War, known as the high way of death, where thousands of people were killed who were fleeing the violence because they were just hit by air strikes and artillery strikes.

My job was to operate a radar system that called in those air strikes, so when we are learning to do this job we are shown pictures of the high way of death and how wonderful the system was and how effective it was.

It was kind of the model operation that we were taught to operate off, so my first several weeks in that country was basically looking at a computer scene and looking at these dots and just calling in bombs and artillery strikes on those dots, not knowing exactly what they were, just knowing that we were bombing them.

Becker: When you went to Iraq, you had certain views about the war, today of course people know you around the country, as an organizer of soldiers and marines who are opposing the war, were you a supporter of the war when you went, if so, what changed you?

Prysner: Absolutely, I joined the army because I wanted to serve my country, because I believed that the US military was a force for good in the world, that we helped those in need, that we freed the oppressed. So, I believed that really in my heart and when the Iraq war started, I volunteered to go on the deployment. I wanted to go and I believed whole-heartedly that we were going to help the Iraqi people, and that’s what I wanted to do and I was willing to give my life to that.

Becker: What happened while you were there that led to such a radical transformation?

Prysner: I saw that it was not for the liberation of the Iraqi people at all. I saw that it wasn’t to help the Iraqi people at all, and I saw that I was doing exactly the opposite, that I was just hurting the Iraqi people. Everyday was a catastrophe for them and it was seeing day by day the things that were committed against them, the lives that they had to live under occupation, I realized that it was a complete sham that we were there to help them.

Becker: When you were there, you were there for a year?

Prysner: Yes.

Becker: 12 months. After the initial invasion, in other words the city of Baghdad, the government of Iraq fell by April 9, 2003, what did you do for the next 11 months?

Prysner: I did a variety of things, everything from prisoner interrogation – I did that for many months – I interrogated hundreds and hundreds of detainees, the vast majority of which had done absolutely nothing wrong. I operated out of fire bases, I did home raids, I heard people’s complaints whose homes had been destroyed, whose family members had been killed, who had mutilated themselves by US bombs.

So, it was kind of this direct disposure, this direct relationship with the Iraqi people that I really got to see first hand, what their life was like living under the occupation.

Becker: Well, during that year, that eventful year, we know that George Bush went on the aircraft carrier, the Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003 under that banner that said “mission accomplished” and then announced that major combat operations were over and yet the experience of the occupying forces was just the opposite. Real combat kept growing and growing, the resistance was growing.

Did you feel that? Could you see that where you were?

Prysner: Yes and I remember very clearly, when we saw these pictures, the “mission accomplished” banners just a few months after the invasion and we all said great, now we can all go home. And so we were all awaiting our orders to go back, but it was very obvious that we were there to stay. There was no plan to go home and month by month, the resistance just intensified so it did not start as severe resistance in the beginning, it was month by month and it got worse and worse, and more and more intense.

Becker: We are 7 years later and even though the Iraqi government fell again in early April 2003, there is more than 50,000 US troops in Iraq. From your point of view, has the US operation failed in Iraq? Has it succeeded? How do the soldiers feel about it? What do they think they are doing?

Prysner: Well, I would say that it has failed. The goal of the US government was to go in and quickly overthrow the government, and then set up a Kayin State, I mean this is their fantasy of just easily overthrowing the country and that hasn’t happened. I mean, the US soldiers have bogged down in that country, the only way that the violence and resistance were to be quelled was because over a hundred thousand fighters were put on the US payroll. I mean they were paying people not to shoot at the Americans anymore.

Becker: That was when [General David] Petraeus started the so called surge, they put people on the payroll?

Prysner: Absolutely. And quelling, the violence also came at the expense of the huge number of casualties that came during the troops surge where thousands of US soldiers had lost their lives in Iraq, and over a million Iraqis have died in that also, and they haven’t still accomplished their goals after all this, after all this death and destruction.

Iraq is still a very volatile state where the US government and the corporate interest, that really are behind all of this, can’t operate the way they want to in that country and that’s why there’s this quagmire that’s going on, where the US can’t withdraw, because they can’t have their economic interest satisfied at this point.

Becker: We see two wars – seemingly endless wars – now in Iraq and Afghanistan. And you made the point that [General] Petraeus, in doing the surge, which, in the American media it was presented as that country [Iraq] became less violent and somewhat passive, as a consequence of the addition of tens of thousands more US troops. But you’re saying that the real fact was the US started paying the insurgents, do you know how much they were paying them?

Prysner: One hundred dollars a month.

Becker: A few hundred dollars a month in order for them not to shoot at the US troops?

Prysner: Right, and not only that. The one key aspect of the surge – if you talk to any soldier who was a part of the surge and who was part of those operations in that period of time in the war – it was not only that there were fighters that were put on the payroll; but also the level of violence was completely scaled up. People who were part of the surge were basically “kill everyone…everybody go into the neighborhoods where there is resistance and just kill everybody.”

So, what the Iraqi people went through during that time, through those major invasions, through the surge, it was a catastrophe. It was a disaster and it was something that was going to have such a lasting effect in those communities, I mean if it was something that was going to take generations to recover from, the horrors that they were subjected to.

Becker: I want to talk to you also about the soldiers who are coming back. Of course, many did not come back, I do not know their exact number. It is upwards in the of 5,000 young men and women who lost their lives; [We are talking about] American soldiers, not counting the million plus Iraqis.

Tens of thousands have come back with horrible wounds, either physical or psychological. We see record levels of posttraumatic stress. As a matter of fact, it perhaps is the biggest controversy right now in the VA [Veteran Affairs].

Do you feel that Iraqi occupation has been somewhat different in terms of its impacts on the soldiers from what happened in say World War II?

Prysner: In World War II, there was this understood mission, right? You have to defeat the Nazis or you have to defeat Fascism. So, that was something very different. The Iraq war has no mission that soldiers can understand. It is just these kinds of ambiguous ideas of freedom and democracy and fighting terrorism. Things that really hold no weight, things that are just these kinds of fabrications.

So, soldiers fighting in Iraq, soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, they do not know what they are fighting for. They may think and try to rationalize it in some way but there is no clear mission and there is no understanding of what they are doing.

The mission in Afghanistan for every soldier is just to stay alive, or to come out of it whole. That is why it is a very different thing. That is why so many people are coming back with severe trauma, because they are not going to fight for some just cause, not going to fight for something honorable. You are just going to repress a population, to repress people, to shoot innocent people, to torture innocent people who have done nothing to you.

I would say that the vast majority of soldiers do not have an understanding of what these wars are about. And the ones that think they know, it is something that is completely backwards. It has just been slammed into their heads by the chain of command and by the US government.

Becker: Do you think that the Obama administration is aware of this kind of epidemic of discontent or distress amongst the returning soldiers?

Prysner: Yes, and it is something that they fear very much. The commanders and generals know that one thing that really has the power to thwart their plans for empires is a mass movement within the military. Like we saw during the Vietnam War. Where tens of thousands of soldiers refused to take part, refused to go on missions and sabotaged their equipment. Because they knew that it was a colonial war. They knew that it was a war with no mission, with no reason to fight and die endlessly. So people started resisting. So, that potential exists today.

The government goes to great lengths to make soldiers not feel those things and not understand what wars are about and prevent them from turning into the same thing that we saw during the Vietnam War.

Becker: So, the administration knows what is going on and they know how the soldiers are feeling. They know the soldiers feel that in spite the self-rationalization, that it is an ambiguous mission at last and perhaps a colonial-type mission that they cannot explain. They know this and yet they are sending their soldiers back. In fact, they are sending more soldiers to Afghanistan and keeping tens of thousands in Iraq. How is that viewed by the rank-and-file?

Prysner: There are people going to Iraq and Afghanistan now who are on their fourth, fifth and sixth combat tours. That means four, five or six years of people’s lives that are spent in combat and spent somewhere that is horrible. That has a severe impact on their lives.

Right now, all these soldiers who are being sent to Afghanistan are exhausted and do not want to go. I would say the vast majority of the people I talk to, that is their sentiment. They do not see any reason why they should go and die, why they should go take another life, why they should risk losing their legs, losing their arms for something that they do not understand.

Becker: How many are absent without leave, AWOL, or are deserting? Is that a large number?

Prysner: It is. There are thousands who have gone AWOL.

Becker: Right now, I have read reports about the higher suicide rate, that the number of casualties among the US soldiers from suicide is actually higher in some months, recently, than on the battlefield. Is that right?

Prysner: That is absolutely right and this is a very significant thing and this (the suicide rate) is just for active-duty military. This does not count the veterans who get out of the military and then take their own lives once they are out. It is a fact that there are months where there are more active-duty soldiers that take their own lives than those who are killed in combat. This is a very significant thing.

This is because of the criminally inadequate treatment that soldiers get when they come back. If you are still active duty, the military has one thing in mind. They want to deploy you again and they will do whatever they can to deploy you again. No matter how traumatized you are or how affected you are.

If you get out of the military, they do not want to have to pay compensation; they do not want to have to pay disability. So, they do whatever they can to actively deny those PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) numbers.

Becker: I want to talk to you about Afghanistan. Of course, Afghanistan has been largely out of the news. So, you have a war going on and an increasing number of casualties, but it is not really main stream media front page news at all. And so largely, the American people do not see it everyday.

But last week and the last few weeks they have because of the controversy around the Rolling Stone interview with General McChrystal, his firing and his replacement by David Petraeus. From your point of view, does that scandal with McChrystal impact the war? Does it impact the direction of the war? Does it impact the soldiers?

Prysner: It does. I mean it really shows that they are kind of in crisis right now. It is becoming very obvious to the commanders on the ground, to the generals in the Pentagon, to the politicians in the White House that the war in Afghanistan cannot be won. They cannot defeat, not only the Taliban, but the more than a 140 different armed organizations that are resisting for an occupation in that country.

So, there is an understanding that they cannot win that war. So, now there is the finger pointing starting, there is the kind of, you know, people dancing around trying to avoid taking responsibility.

So, what happened with McChrystal was significant because it shows the very volatile situation and it shows that for a general to be speaking with such contempt to his people that outrank him in the chain of command, it shows the state of the conflict right now. That the war cannot be won, and that they are going to be scrambling to avoid taking responsibility and at the same time that the generals and the politicians are trying to avoid taking responsibility; people are dying every single day, last month, June, was the highest number of casualties for NATO troops in Afghanistan.

This is a trend that is going to continue, this year is already on track to be the deadliest year of war, last year doubled the year before, this year is already on track of doubling 2009.

Becker: Are you in touch with the soldiers and their families or the marines and their families who are in Afghanistan, what are they telling you about the actual conditions in Afghanistan – of the war? This is the unvarnished story, not from the headlines.

Prysner: I am in touch with people in Afghanistan, on the front lines, and they are saying that they do not understand why they are there, they do not want to be there anymore, morale is extremely low. There are people who are shooting themselves in the foot to get out of deployments, there are people having psychological breakdowns on the front lines. I mean, the military right now is really at a breaking point, because of repeated deployments and because they are being sent to fight a war that cannot be won, a war that is being lost with no understanding why. No clearly articulated reason why we must fight in Afghanistan. So, we have a situation where there are nearly 100,000 soldiers who are now fighting in Afghanistan with no clear mission and having to endure the daily horrors of being an occupying army.

Becker: So, the Obama administration must know what you know and what the soldiers know? That the war is unwinnable, and yet they are sending more soldiers. What is the goal? They are not trying to win, what are they trying to do?

Prysner: We are trying to avoid the perception of defeat, we are trying to protect the image of the empire, and we are going to kill as many people necessary to do that.

Becker: So, the calculation is that this is a kind of an out-of-the-news war for the most part and so they can keep going and going and going. What is the cost? What is the cost in addition to the soldiers and their lives, which is what you are documenting really well? What is the economic cost?

Prysner: Well, just the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan alone – and this isn’t including the exorbitant defense budget right now – it is over USD $500 million a day that is being spent on these occupations.

At the same time, we are seeing tens of thousands of jobs be lost every month. The increasing number of people going bankrupt is because of hospital bills. We are seeing universities all over the country raising tuition, cutting classes; for students it is becoming increasingly difficult to get a college education, all the while, while working people are having such a difficult time right now economically. We are watching over USD $500 million a day being poured into two quagmires, into two wars that are doing nothing but destroying the lives of thousands and thousands of people.

Becker: Afghanistan in the first year of the war, in 2001, the number of US casualties was 12 and now of course, every week there is that number or more. It is clear to me that the occupation itself in its ninth year has become a catalyst for armed resistance, and as you said, the purpose may just be to avoid defeat, or the perception of defeat by a global empire. But, Afghanistan has some significance from the point of view of its geostrategic location, it is right in South Central Asia, it is close to the former Soviet Republic the US is making military bases. Do you see that as a part of a regional strategy for the US in terms of its projection of its own power, either military or economic?

Prysner: Absolutely. I mean, the United States had long dreamed of having a foothold in Afghanistan, of having bases in Afghanistan. You know what, they really tried to negotiate with the Taliban, to kind of work out business deals where they could pursue economic interests in that country. But 9/11 provided a pretext for an all-out military invasion. And the US thought that the Taliban government would fall easily, and they could easily set up this client state there and that is why in the first year of the war, it was kind of mission accomplished with Afghanistan also.

Becker: CIA Director Leon Panetta went on ABC recently and said that there is no possibility of reconciliation with the Taliban because the Taliban is in essence winning the war, the armed resistance is winning the war. So, they are not in any mood to negotiate. Is it and is it understood that the US goal now is that they want to have a government of national unity that brings the Taliban back in, and do the soldiers know that?

Prysner: Well, the US government cares about one thing, it is whether or not economic interest will be met in Afghanistan. So, if that means the deal with the very same people, we are told we have to fight and kill and die endlessly against – then that is what they are going to do. I mean, the soldiers are realizing that more and more everyday. I am seeing that everyday more and more soldiers are standing up saying that they do not want to take part in this criminal war.

Becker: What can soldiers and their families do in relationship to your own organization?

Prysner: You can go to marchforward.org and read statements and find out what your options are, and I would say to every single soldier in the active-duty military and their families, that you have the absolute right to refuse to take part in these wars. These are wars for the rich and you have the right not to take part in them. Source

There are thousands of stories like this from US Veterans. People should be taking note of them. They were there, they know.

US Wars are for profit, resources and control over other countries.

The US spreading Democracy what a sham…… What a pity the All the American people haven’t figured it out yet.

Who profits from WAR?

America: Arms dealer to the stars! Who’s the number one weapons broker in the world, again? Take a guess

Of course we must not forget the Drug Dealers.

Drug Addiction is also part of war pollution. Because of the NATO and US invasion in Afghanistan, Heroin addiction has grown like wildfire around the world. Millions are now addicted to Heroin.

CIA Drug  Operations a little history in case you didn’t know

Bush – Cheney and drugs

Afghanistan: Troops Guarding the Poppy Fields

War “Pollution” Equals Millions of Deaths

Top Ten Myths About Iraq, 2008

British officer leaked 8,000 Civilians killed in Afghanistan 2009

2.5 million Iraqi women were widowed by Iraq war

Two-Thirds of Boys in Afghan Jails Are Brutalised, Study Finds

UMRC’s Field Team found Afghan civilians with acute symptoms of radiation poisoning, along with chronic symptoms of internal uranium contamination, including congenital problems in newborns.

Cancer and Deformities – The Deadly Legacy of the Invasion of Iraq

NATO bombings: Aftermath takes toll on Serbia, now left with DU Poisoning (Radiation and DU fallout maps included.)

Study finds: Iraq littered with high levels of nuclear and dioxin contamination

US-NATO Using Military Might To Control World Energy Resources

What I Learned in Afghanistan – About the United States

Why: War in Iraq and Afghanistan

US Recruits Death Squads

Point of interest From September 2009

Has Usama Bin Ladin been dead for seven years – and are the U.S. and Britain covering it up to continue war on terror?

The Answer to that Question is Yes he is dead

Is Osama bin Laden still alive, Seems the answer is no

Did you know

A Full Israeli  El Al flight took off on 9/11 from JFK to Tel Aviv

The Israeli Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

Fake Al Qaeda, Fake Passports, Fake planes, Fake Hijackers

Who Benefited the most by J.F. Kennedy’s Death?

US Refuses To Allow Monitoring Of WMD, President Obama rejected inspection protocol for US biological weapons

Cancer and Deformities – The Deadly Legacy of the Invasion of Iraq

No Weapons of Mass destruction in Iraq.

Hans Blix, the former chief UN weapons inspector, accused US and British intelligence yesterday of paying too much attention to Iraqi defectors who told them that Saddam Hussein’s regime had weapons of mass destruction, because that was what they wanted to hear.

The former head of the UN’s Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) has maintained for years that his team of inspectors should have been allowed more time to complete their work in Iraq, which was cut short by the invasion in March 2003. He claimed yesterday that the US administration at the time was “high on military” and thought that “they could get away with it and therefore it was desirable”.

Giving evidence at the Iraq Inquiry he argued that it was “absurd” for the US and British governments to claim that they invaded Iraq to uphold the authority of the UN Security Council when they knew they could not get a majority resolution through the council in favour of war. For entire story go HERE

This just out. Well gee I am just so shocked imagine the US misplacing $9 Billion.  The Americans are very good at losing money. They are also very good at stealing the Americans peoples hard earned money.  Just the day before 9/11 it was announced they lost something like $2.5 Billion, of course with 9/11 and all, no one really noticed  and it wasn’t reported all that much. So they lost another $9 billion that is what the US is good at. I wonder who’s pockets were lined this time? Considering the fact there were no weapons of mass destruction the US should be footing the bill for all reconstruction. Not the Iraqi’s.

The US defence department is unable to account for almost $9bn taken from Iraqi oil revenues for use in reconstruction, according to an official audit released yesterday.


The CIA: Beyond Redemption and Should be Terminated

Mental illness rising among US troops

Republicans in the US House of Representatives want Israel to attack Iran

Gaza Flotilla: Lawyers from 60 Countries to Sue Israel

Hospitals in Haiti to be shut down due to lack of funds

Mental illness rising among US troops

July 25 2010
America’s wars on Iraq and Afghanistan are taking a toll on US soldiers, as the latest statistics show one out of every nine American soldiers leaves the army on a medical discharge due to a mental disorder.

“We have 100,000 troops and a third of them suffer some sort of mental health disease and half of those suffer multiple health disease,” Paul Martin from Peace Action told Press TV’s correspondent.

The army alone saw a 64 percent increase in those forced out due to mental illness between 2005 and 2009, the numbers equal to one in nine of all medical discharges.

According to army statistics, last year alone 1,224 soldiers suffering from mental illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, received a medical discharge.

According to Mental health experts there is a growing emotional toll on the US military which has been fighting for seven years in Iraq and nine years in Afghanistan, and there is a clear relationship between multiple deployments and increased symptoms of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

Some experts say age is also a factor.

“We are talking young people — 18 to 24-year-olds, who are seeing the horrors of war,” Martin said.

Analysts are concerned that with budget cuts looming, military medical programs will be the first on the chopping block.

The soldiers who are discharged for having both a mental and physical disability increased by 174% during the last 5 years from a little under 1,400 in 2005, to more than 3,800 in 2009, according to army statistics.

The suicide rate among US soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan has escalated to a record high, with an average of one suicide per day in June.

According to US Army statistics, a total of 32 soldiers took their own lives last month, making it the worst month on record for Army suicides. Twenty-one were on active duty, with the rest being among National Guards or Army Reserves in an inactive status, CNN reported earlier in July. Source


Soldiers, Mental illness, Drugs and Suicide

Why: War in Iraq and Afghanistan

Traumatic brain injuries the signature wound of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Silence on Canadian coalition crisis in U.S. media What a Shocker, LOL

Did Contractor Expose Troops To Toxin?


US occupation not for “liberation of Iraqis

Republicans in the US House of Representatives want Israel to attack Iran

Gaza Flotilla: Lawyers from 60 Countries to Sue Israel

Hospitals in Haiti to be shut down due to lack of funds

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What I Learned in Afghanistan – About the United States

By Dana Visalli

May 7,2010

I was surprised on my recent trip to Afghanistan that I learned so much…about the United States. I was in Afghanistan for two weeks in March of this year, meeting with a large number of Afghans working in humanitarian endeavors – the principal of a girls’ school, the director of a school for street children, the Afghan Human Rights Commission, a group working on environmental issues. The one thing that all of these groups that we met with had in common was, they were penniless. They all survived on rather tenuous donations made by philanthropic foundations in Europe.

I had read that the United States had spent $300 billion dollars in Afghanistan since the invasion and occupation of that country ten years ago, so I naturally became curious where this tremendous quantity of money and resources had gone. Many Americans had said to me that we were in Afghanistan “to help Afghan women,” and yet we were told by the director of the Afghan Human Rights Commission, and we read in the recent UN report titled “Silence is Violence,” that the situation for women there was growing more violent and oppressive each year. So I decide to do some research.

95% of the $300 billion that the U.S. has spent on its Afghanistan operation since we invaded the country in 2001 has gone to our military operations there. Several reports indicate that it costs one million dollars to keep one American soldier in that country for one year. We will soon have 100,000 troops in Afghanistan, which will cost a neat $100 billion a year.

US soldiers in Afghanistan spend almost all of their time on one of our 300 bases in that country, so there is nothing they can do to help the Afghan people, whose physical infrastructure has been destroyed by the “30-year war” there, and who are themselves mostly jobless in a society in which there is almost no economy and no work.

Some effort is made to see that the remaining 5% of the $300 billion spent to date in Afghanistan does help Afghan society, but there is so much corruption and general lawlessness that the endeavor is largely futile. We were told by a female member of the Afghan parliament of one symbolic incident in which a container of medical equipment that was purchased in the US with US government funds for a clinic in Ghawr province, west of Kabul. It was shipped from the US, but by the time it arrived in Ghawr it was just an empty shell; all the equipment had been pilfered along the way.

Violence against women is increasing in Afghanistan at the present time, not decreasing. The Director of the Afghan Human Rights Commission told us of a recent case in which a ten-year-old girl was picked up by an Afghan Army commander in his military vehicle, taken to the nearby base and raped. He brought her back to her home semiconscious and bleeding, after conveying to her that if she told what had happened he would kill her entire family. The human rights commissioner ended the tale by saying to us the he could tell us “a thousand stories like this.” There has been a rapid rise in the number of self-immolations – women burning themselves to death – in Afghanistan in the past three years, to escape the violence that pervades many women’s lives – under the nine-year US occupation.

Armed conflict and insecurity, along with criminality and lawlessness, are on the rise in Afghanistan. In this respect, the country mirrors experience elsewhere which indicates a near universal co-relation between heightened conflict, insecurity, and violence against women.

Once one understands that the US military presence in Afghanistan is not actually helping the Afghan people, the question of the effectiveness or goodwill of other major US military interventions in recent history arises. In Vietnam, for example, the country had been a colony of France for the 80 years prior to WW II, at which point the Japanese invaded and took over. When the Japanese surrendered, the Vietnamese declared their independence, on September 2, 1945. In their preamble they directly quoted the US Declaration of Independence (“All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness….”).

The United States responded first by supporting the French in their efforts to recapture their lost colony, and when that failed, the US dropped 10 million tons of bombs on Vietnam – more than were dropped in all of World War II – sprayed 29 million gallons of the carcinogenic defoliant Agent Orange on the country, and dropped 400,000 tons of napalm, killing a total 3.4 million people. This is an appreciable level of savagery, and it would be reasonable to ask why the United States responded in this way to the Vietnamese simply declaring their inalienable rights.

There was a sideshow to the Vietnam war, and that is that the United States conducted massive bombing campaigns against Vietnam’s two western neighbors, Laos and Cambodia. From 1964 to 1973, the US dropped more than two million tons of ordnance over Laos in a operation consisting of 580,000 bombing missions – equal to a planeload of bombs every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years. This unprecedented, secret bombing campaign was conducted without authorization from the US Congress and without the knowledge of the American people.

The ten-year bombing exercise killed an estimated 1 million Laotians. Despite questions surrounding the legality of the bombings and the large toll of innocent lives that were taken, the US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs at the time, Alexis Johnson, stated, “The Laos operation is something of which we can be proud as Americans. It has involved virtually no American casualties. What we are getting for our money there . . . is, I think, to use the old phrase, very cost effective.”

One Laotian female refugee recalled the years of bombing in this way: “Our lives became like those of animals desperately trying to escape their hunters . . . Human beings, whose parents brought them into the world and carefully raised them with overflowing love despite so many difficulties, these human beings would die from a single blast as explosions burst, lying still without moving again at all. And who then thinks of the blood, flesh, sweat and strength of their parents, and who will have charity and pity for them? In reality, whatever happens, it is only the innocent who suffer.”

In Cambodia, the United States was concerned that the North Vietnamese might have established a military base in the country. In response, The US dropped three million tons of ordnance in 230,000 sorties on 113,000 sites between 1964 and 1975. 10% of this bombing was indiscriminate, with 3,580 of the sites listed as having “unknown” targets and another 8000 sites having no target listed at all. About a million Cambodians were killed (there was no one counting), and the destruction to society wrought by the indiscriminate, long-term destruction is widely thought to have given rise to the Khmer Rouge, who proceeded, in their hatred for all things Western, to kill another 2 million people.

Four days after Vietnam declared its independence on September 2, 1945, “Southern Korea” also declared independence (on September 6), with a primary goal of reuniting the country – which had been split into north and south by the United States only seven months before. Two days later, on September 8, 1945, the US military arrived with the first of 72,000 troops, dissolved the newly formed South Korean government, and flew in their own chosen leader, Syngman Rhee, who had spent the previous 40 years in Washington D.C. There was considerable opposition to the US control of the country, so much that 250,000 and 500,000 people were killed between 1945 and 1950 resisting the American occupation, before the actual Korean War even started.

The Korean War, like Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, was an asymmetrical war, in which the highly industrialized and mechanized US pulverized the comparatively primitive North Korean nation. One third of the population of North Korea was killed in the war, a total of three million people (along with one million Chinese and 58,000 Americans). Every city, every sizable town, every factory, every bridge, every road in North Korea was destroyed. General Curtis LeMay remarked at one point that the US had “turned every city into rubble,” and now was returning to “turn the rubble into dust.” A British reporter described one of the thousands of obliterated villages as “a low, wide mound of violet ashes.” General William Dean, who was captured after the battle of Taejon in July 1950 and taken to the North, later said that most of the towns and villages he saw were just “rubble or snowy open spaces.”

More napalm was dropped on Korea than on Vietnam, 600,000 tons compared to 400,000 tons in Vietnam. One report notes that, “By late August, 1950, B-29 formations were dropping 800 tons a day on the North. Much of it was pure napalm. Vietnam veteran Brian Wilson asks in this regard, “What it is like to pulverize ancient cultures into small pebbles, and not feel anything?”

In Iraq, Saddam Hussein came to power through a U.S.-CIA engineered coup in 1966 that overthrew the socialist government and installed Saddam’s Baath Party. Later conflict with Saddam let to the first and second Gulf Wars, and to thirteen years of severe U.S.-imposed economic sanctions on Iraq between the two wars, which taken together completely obliterated the Iraqi economy. An estimated one million people were killed in the two Gulf wars, and the United Nations estimates that the economic sanctions, in combination with the destruction of the social and economic infrastructure in the First Gulf War, killed another million Iraqis. Today both the economy and the political structure of Iraq are in ruins.

This trail of blood, tears and death smeared across the pages of recent history is the reason that Martin Luther King said in his famous Vietnam Speech that the United States is “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” Vietnam veteran Mike Hastie expanded the observation when he said in April of this year (2010) that, “The United States Government is a nonstop killing machine. The worst experience I had in Vietnam was experiencing the absolute truth of Martin Luther King’s statement. America is in absolute psychiatric denial of its genocidal maniacal nature.”

A further issue is that “war destroys the earth.” Not only does, as President Dwight D. Eisenhower said in 1960, “Every rocket fired signify a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed,” but every rocket that is fired reduces the life-sustaining capacity of the biosphere. In an ultimate sense it could be argued that those who wage war and those who pay for and support war, in reality bear some hidden hatred for life and some hidden desire to put and end to it.

What are our options? The short answer is, grow up. Grow up into the inherent depth of your own existence. After all, you are a “child of the universe, no less than the trees and stars, you have a right be here.” There is no viable, universally inscribed law that compels you to do as you are told to do by the multitude of dysfunctional and destructive authority figures that would demand your compliance, if you acquiesce.

“If we led our lives according to the ways intended by nature,” wrote French author La Boétie in his book The Politics of Obedience,” we should be intuitively obedient to our parents; later we should adopt reason as our guide and become slaves to nobody.” La Boétie wrote this in the year 1552, but people today remain slaves to external authority. “Our problem,” said historian Howard Zinn, “is not civil disobedience; our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty.”

Do you want to spend your life paying for the death of people (executed by the US military) that you would probably have loved if you have met them? Do you want to spend your life paying for the arsenal of hydrogen bombs that could very well destroy most of the life on the planet? If not, if you want another kind of life, then as author James Howard Kunstler often suggests, ‘You will have to make other arrangements.” You will have to arrange to live according to your own deepest ethical standards, rather than living in fear of the nefarious authority figures that currently demand your obedience and threaten to punish you if you do not obey their demands on your one precious chance at life.

“We must know how the first ruler came by his authority.” ~ John Locke

“How does it become a man to behave toward this American government today? I answer that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Dana Visalli [dana@methownet.com] is an ecologist, botanist and organic farmer living in Twisp, Washington. Source

Updated Version in  pdf with photo’s go   HERE


NATO troops kill Again! This time three Afghan women

Two-Thirds of Boys in Afghan Jails Are Brutalised, Study Finds

Losing Afghan hearts and minds

By Julien Mercille

May 7 2010

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is losing hearts and minds in Afghanistan, according to a report by the International Council on Security and Development (ICOS) that gives a clear signal of the dangers of the military operation against Kandahar planned for this summer.

Contrary to its stated objectives of protecting the population from insurgents, NATO is actually raising the likelihood that poor Afghans will join the Taliban – not a great report card for General Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, whose strategies seem to be backfiring.

The report, entitled Operation Moshtarak: Lessons Learned [1], is based on interviews conducted last month with over 400 Afghan men from Marjah, Lashkar Gah and Kandahar to investigate their views on the military operation to drive out the Taliban, launched in February in Helmand province, and its aftermath.

It corroborates previous assessments, such as one from the Pentagon released last week which concluded that popular support for the insurgency in the Pashtun south had increased over the past few months. Not one of the 92 districts that are deemed key to NATO operations supported the government, whereas the number of those sympathetic to or supporting the insurgency increased to 48 in March, from 33 in December 2009. [2]

There is no doubt Operation Moshtarak has upset Afghans: 61% of those interviewed said they now feel more negative about NATO forces than before the offensive. This plays into the insurgents hands, as 95% of respondents said they believed more young Afghans are now joining the Taliban. In addition, 67% said they do not support a strong NATO-ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) presence in their province and 71% said they just wanted foreign troops to leave Afghanistan entirely. Locals don’t have much confidence in NATO “clearing and holding” the area, as 59% thought the Taliban would return to Marjah once the dust settled, and in any case, 67% didn’t believe NATO and the Afghan security forces could defeat the Taliban.

The anger is easy enough to understand. Whereas aid agencies and human rights groups have estimated the number of civilian killed during Operation Moshtarak at fewer than 50, the great majority of respondents believe the toll to be about 200, or roughly a third of the number of insurgents killed; a “collateral damage” clearly too high to “win hearts and minds” – if such damage can ever be justified at all. Moreover, the operation against Marjah displaced about 30,000 people, many forced into refugee camps nearby with inadequate food, medical services or shelter. Such camps are good recruitment sites for the Taliban.

Locals say the main reason why their young men join the Taliban is for the job or money it provides, even if they don’t necessarily share the leaders’ ideological convictions. Indeed, the majority of those who join the ranks of the insurgency are often unemployed and disenfranchised. One solution could therefore be to spend more funds on reconstruction and development to generate employment. But this has never been a NATO priority: the US alone has spent US$227 billion on military operations in Afghanistan since 2001, while international donors together have spent less than 10% of that amount on development aid.

To make things worse, NATO seeks to eliminate the drugs industry, which makes up about 30% of the country’s total economy, often the best source of income for poor farmers. According to the ICOS report, eradication was opposed by 66% of those interviewed, not a surprising finding given that Helmand province cultivates over half the country’s poppies and produces about 60% of its opium, with Marjah dubbed by many to be Helmand’s “opium capital”. Even NATO’s new policy of paying farmers as an incentive for them to eliminate their own crops undermines the economy because sustainable alternative livelihoods are not offered.

The survey also points to a paradoxical finding: notwithstanding their negative perceptions about NATO, two-thirds of interviewees said foreign troops should clear the Taliban from the road linking Lashkar Gah to Kandahar and Kabul and start an operation against insurgents in Kandahar.

This apparent contradiction can be explained in immediate terms by the fact that locals wish to travel and conduct business more easily. From a broader perspective, it suggests that locals simply dislike both the Taliban and foreign troops. As summarized concisely by a major tribal leader from Kandahar, “Ten percent of the people are with the Taliban, 10% are with the government and 80% of the people are angry at the Taliban, the government and the foreigners.”

The roots of the dire situation of insecurity faced by many Afghans were explained by the mayor of Kandahar, Ghulam Haider Hamidi, who stated. “It was the international community that went to the warlords after the Taliban and brought them back,” with appalling consequences up to this day. [3]

Those views reflect those of democratic-minded Afghans such as member of parliament Malalai Joya and the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), who have been campaigning for years against both the Taliban and the warlords and their NATO backers. Yet, their views have been completely ignored by coalition governments.

Rather, NATO and US forces have specialized in (botched) night raids that kill civilians, including pregnant women as happened in February in Paktia province. McChrystal has increased those Special Operations Forces raids since he became the top commander in Afghanistan, skills he had previously honed as commander of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) from 2003 to 2008. Even though civilian deaths from air strikes have declined, those caused by night raids have increased, so much that the UN now estimates they account for half the civilians killed by foreign troops. This has contributed to the 33% increase in civilian deaths last month compared to the same period last year, adding to Afghans’ anger. [4]

Finally, 74% of those interviewed by ICOS support negotiations and dialogue with the Taliban, a clear sign that Afghans are tired of war. Bringing Taliban leaders in a political process already dominated by actors whose human rights record is atrocious might not be the ideal solution, but since in practice it is unlikely that NATO will push to have the warlords it allied itself with taken to court, it might be the best political alternative in the short term.

1. The International Council on Security and Development, formerly known as The Senlis Council, is an international think-tank known for its work in Afghanistan and other conflict zones such as Iraq and Somalia. It is a project of the Network of European Foundations’ Mercator Fund. ICOS currently runs three programs: Global Security, Public Security and Public Health and Drug Control.
2. Alissa J Rubin, US report on Afghan war finds few gains in six months. New York Times, April 29, 2010; Gareth Porter, Pentagon map shows wide Taliban zone in the South. Inter Press Service, May 1. 2010.
3. Kathy Gannon, Afghans blame both US, Taliban for insecurity. Associated Press, April 16, 2010.
4. Gareth Porter, Pentagon map belies Taliban’s sphere. Asia Times Online, May 4, 2010.  Source


NATO Smears a Truth-Teller in Afghanistan

(Afghanistan ) A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Why: War in Iraq and Afghanistan


Total number of suspected Mossad agents involved in Dubai assassination reaches 32

Interrogator says Khadr was told he’d likely be raped in U.S.

Judge dismisses scores of Guantanamo habeas cases

Drone Pilots Could Be Tried for ‘War Crimes’

US Senate votes to ban big bank ‘bailouts’

Canada: McTeer accuses Tories of putting women’s lives at risk

TIME SQUARE BOMB HOAX, Israeli Intel Group Shows It’s Hand

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Interrogator says Khadr was told he’d likely be raped in U.S.

May 6 2010

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba — To get teen terror suspect Omar Khadr to cooperate, a former U.S. Army interrogator testified Thursday, he told the wounded Canadian a “fictitious” tale of an Afghan youth who was gang-raped in an American prison and died.

“We’d tell him about this Afghan gets sent to an American prison and there’s a bunch of big black guys and big Nazis,” said the former interrogator who was since convicted of detainee abuse and was identified in court only as Interrogator No. 1.

Under Pentagon ground rules, reporters covering the hearing are not allowed to include the interrogator’s real name in their dispatches from Guantanamo. Canadian newspapers have published the name, however, and his testimony in other cases is available at the McClatchyDC.com website and elsewhere.

Interrogator No. 1 also gave an on-the-record interview with The Toronto Star in 2008 and his name was widely published in accounts of his court martial in September 2005.

The interrogators told Khadr that the Afghan – “a poor little kid … away from home, kind of isolated” – had been sent to the U.S. prison away because the interrogators were disappointed with his truthfulness, Interrogator No. 1 said. When patriotic American prisoners discovered the Afghan was a Muslim, praying five times a day, they raped him in their rage over the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Interrogator No. 1 said Khadr, who was 15 and badly wounded at the time, was told.

Khadr’s attorneys called Interrogator No. 1 to bolster Khadr’s claim that he was abused while in U.S. custody and their motion before a military judge that any confessions he made during his captivity should be considered coerced and not admissible.

Khadr, now 23, had specifically claimed in an affidavit outlining abuse that he was threatened with rape. On Tuesday, a medic identified as Mr. M testified that he once found Khadr chained by his arms to the door of his cage-like cell, hooded and in tears. That too tracked allegations included in Khadr’s affadavit.

According to court testimony, Interrogator No. 1 was attached to the 519 MP Battalion, which guarded prisoners at Bagram air base in Afghanistan in 2002. Three years later, Interrogator No. 1 pleaded guilty to three acts of detainee abuse on another captive at Bagram in December 2002.

Interrogator No. 1 said he questioned Khadr as many as 25 times over 100 hours before the teen was sent to Guantanamo for more interrogations.

According to earlier testimony, Interrogator 1 questioned Khadr the first time on a stretcher while he was still under sedation on July 29, 2002, hours after the 15-year-old was released from an U.S. Army combat hospital and life-saving surgery. He denied under questioning from defense counsel Barry Coburn that he ever threatened Khadr directly with rape.

Instead, he said, a group of U.S. interrogators dreamed up the “fictitious” Afghan rape story to utilize authorized “Love of Freedom” and “Fear Up” techniques designed to break particularly uncooperative prisoners. “It’s never about the detainee,” Interrogator No. 1 said, explaining how he used it. “It’s to make the individual … afraid of American prisons.”

U.S. troops captured Khadr two weeks before his first formal interrogation, near dead and shot twice through the back during a Special Forces raid on a suspected al Qaida stronghold near Khost, Afghanistan.

Another former interrogator, who was acquitted by a court martial of detainee abuse charges, testified Wednesday that Khadr was first questioned just two days after he was wounded at the field hospital at Bagram. That interrogator, Damien Corsetti, said Khadr was tethered to a heart monitor. Soldiers held a tin of chewing tobacco to his gaping chest wound and saw that it could fit inside.

Defense attorneys argue that the military mistreated Khadr and created a coercive environment that should disqualify the truthfulness and reliability of his later confessions that he threw a hand grenade that killed U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer, 28.

Prosecutors defend the youth’s treatment and say he subsequently boasted voluntarily, and truthfully, to FBI agents conducting a criminal terror trial investigation that he threw the grenade and also planted land mines in Afghanistan meant to kill American soldiers and earn him $1,500 a head.

Veteran prosecutor Jeff Groharing, now a Justice Department attorney who got the case as a Marine major, sought on follow-up questioning to make clear that Interrogator No 1 was gleaning information from the Canadian for “actionable intelligence” in the Afghanistan combat zone – not for a future criminal prosecution.

Interrogator No. 1 said he wanted to know about the location of weapons and mines to assist the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. His intelligence reports at the time noted that Khadr had thrown a grenade that killed a fellow U.S. soldier but Interrogator 1 said he wasn’t seeking a confession.

He also said that he didn’t think the rape tale made Khadr any more cooperative or truthful and that he only started spilling al-Qaida secrets after U.S. troops went back to the scene of his capture in Khost, Afghanistan, and recovered a video of showing a young Khadr being taught how to assemble Soviet anti-tank mines.

Khadr, wearing the white uniform of a cooperative captive, watched the proceedings intently. Interrogator No. 1, in blue jeans and sporting a pony tail, testified by video hookup from Arizona. on a video monitor. Source

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Reporters banned from Trial


— Three Canadian journalists are being barred from Guantanamo Bay, where they have been covering pre-trial war-crimes hearings for Omar Khadr, the Pentagon said Thursday.

The reporters for the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, and Canwest News Service breached a ban on identifying a witness, according to the Pentagon.

“Your reporters published the name of a witness whose identity was protected in court,” a letter handed to the journalists stated.

“As a result of these violations, these individual reporters are barred from returning to cover future military commissions proceedings.”

For the past eight days, Khadr’s defence lawyers have been trying to establish the Canadian was tortured into making incriminating statements.

Among the witnesses was a former interrogator at Bagram prison in Afghanistan, where Khadr was taken after his capture in July, 2002.

The man testified Thursday to scaring Khadr by telling the badly wounded 15-year-old a “fictitious” story of an Afghan boy in U.S. custody who was gang-raped and died.

The Pentagon wanted him identified only as Interrogator No. 1 and forbade reporting his name, which has been widely available through his previous prosecution and conviction for detainee abuse.

He has also previously given an interview to the Star.

Toronto Star reporter Michelle Shephard, who has written a book on Khadr and his family, called the decision “ridiculous.”

The paper’s editor, Michael Cooke, denounced the ban.

“This is grossly unfair,” Cooke said. “The Star will object to this decision.”

Also barred were the Globe and Mail’s Washington correspondent, Paul Koring, and Canwest’s Steven Edwards.

Canwest vice-president Scott Anderson said from Ottawa he had not yet had a chance to talk about the issue with Edwards.

“It’s critical that we find out what happened here,” Anderson said.

“Obviously there was some misunderstanding on one side or another.”

Globe foreign editor, Stephen Northfield, said the paper “would appeal this decision.”

The New York-based American Civil Liberties Union condemned the Pentagon’s ruling as “absurd” and “nonsensical,” saying it would discourage reporting on the internationally condemned military commissions.

“No legitimate government interest is served by suppressing information that is already well known,” said Jameel Jaffer, the union’s deputy legal director.

“We strongly urge the Defence Department to reconsider its rash, draconian and unconstitutional decision to bar these four reporters from future tribunals.”

Carol Rosenberg, a reporter from the American newspaper, the Miami Herald, who has extensive experience covering the commissions, was also told she may not return.

Rosenberg declined to discuss the situation, referring calls to the Herald’s managing editor, who did not immediately return a call for comment.

The ban does not extend to the media outlets, only to the reporters involved.

However, media organizations themselves could be barred should there be “future violations,” the letter warns.

The letter also states the reporters can appeal the decision to the deputy assistant secretary of defence for media operations.

The hearings have wrapped up — it was not immediately clear when they will resume — and the media on the U.S. naval base were all expected to leave Friday.

Khadr’s trial — he is accused of throwing a grenade that killed an American soldier and blinded another — had been due to start in July.


UN official calls for release of former child combatant from Guantanamo

5 May 2010 – A United Nations envoy today reiterated her call for the immediate release of the last child soldier still being held in Guantanamo Bay, voicing concern that his case has been brought to trial under a United States military commission and that he has been charged with war crimes.

Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen, was arrested in Afghanistan in 2002 when he was 15 years old. He has been in US custody for the last seven years, having spent much of his time in solitary confinement.

Radhika Coomaraswamy, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, called on the Governments of Canada and the US to respect the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and release Mr. Khadr into Canadian custody.

The Optional Protocol aims to increase the protection of children during armed conflicts. It requires that all States parties “take all feasible measures” to ensure that members of their armed forces under the age of 18 do not take a direct part in hostilities, and reminds nations that children under 18 are entitled to special protection and so any voluntary recruitment under the age of 18 must include sufficient safeguards.

Ms. Coomaraswamy today urged Canada and the US to treat Mr. Khadr as a child soldier and undertake efforts to rehabilitate him.

“Like other children abused by armed groups around the world who are repatriated to their home communities and undergo re-education for their reintegration, Omar should be given the same protections afforded these children,” she emphasized.

“Trying young people for war crimes with regard to acts committed when they are minors could create a dangerous international precedent,” the official warned. Source


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Judge dismisses scores of Guantanamo habeas cases

By Carol Rosenberg
May 5 2010

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has dismissed more than 100 habeas corpus lawsuits filed by former Guantanamo captives, ruling that because the Bush and Obama administrations had transferred them elsewhere, the courts need not decide whether the Pentagon imprisoned them illegally.

The ruling dismayed attorneys for some of the detainees who’d hoped any favorable U.S. court findings would help clear their clients of the stigma, travel restrictions and, in some instances, perhaps more jail time that resulted from their stay at Guantanamo.

U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan wrote that he was “not unsympathetic” to the former detainees’ plight. “Detention for any length of time can be injurious. And certainly associations with Guantanamo tend to be negative,” he wrote.

But the detainees’ transfer from Guantanamo made their cases moot. “The court finds that petitioners no longer present a live case or controversy since a federal court cannot remedy the alleged collateral consequences of their prior detention at Guantanamo,” he wrote.

Hogan’s ruling, issued last Thursday, but not widely publicized, closed the files on 105 habeas corpus petitions, many of which had been pending for years as the Bush administration resisted the right of civilian judges to intervene in military detentions. The U.S. Supreme Court resolved that issue in 2008, ruling in Boumediene v. Bush that the detainees could challenge their captivity in civilian court. Since then, judges have ordered the release of 34 detainees while upholding the detention of 12.

Attorneys for the ex-detainees were deciding Monday whether to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, said Shayana Kadidal, an attorney at New York’s Center for Constitutional Rights, which has taken the lead in championing Guantanamo habeas petitions.

The former prisoners who’d filed the dismissed suits ranged from “people who disappeared in Libyan prison to people who are home living with their family and can’t get a job,” Kadidal said.

The “vast, vast majority” of former Guantanamo prisoners are under some form of travel restriction, he said, as a result of either transfer agreements between the United States and where they now live or the stigma of having spent time in U.S. military custody.

“If you want to do haj at some point in your life,” he said, referring to a Muslim’s duty to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, a freed detainee would need to get those restrictions lifted.

Moreover, he added, CCR affiliated attorneys have tracked former captives to prison at Pol-i-charki, Afghanistan, that was once run by the U.S. military. He said “the U.S. may be pulling the puppet strings” of their continued captivity.

In the case of two men sent home to Sudan, according to an affidavit filed by an investigator with the Oregon Federal Public Defender’s office, which is representing them, the United States required as a condition for their release that Sudan seize their travel documents and prevent them from leaving the country.

Hogan said the attorneys for the former detainees hadn’t offered enough proof that other countries were operating essentially as U.S. proxies. “Petitioners are short on examples, except for the fact that former Guantanamo detainees from Afghanistan transferred back to Afghanistan have been detained at a detention facility built by the United States,” he wrote.

Of the 183 men currently held at Guantanamo, 22 have had their habeas cases resolved — 10 who were ordered released, but are still being held and the 12 whose detentions were upheld.

It was unclear, however, how many of the other 161 might have cases pending. Some detainees have refused American lawyers’ offers to sue on their behalf, apparently rejecting the authority of any U.S. court to sit in judgment on them. An Obama administration panel has determined that about 50 of those should be held indefinitely without charges.  Source

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NATO troops kill Again! This time three Afghan women

April 30, 2010

Two women and a girl have been killed and two men injured after Nato troops opened fire on a car in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.

Afghanistan’s interior ministry said that the victims were traveling on a highway in Zabul province on Friday when foreign troops opened fire, killing three of the five civilians in the car.

“A foreign forces convoy opened fire on a vehicle coming the other way, thinking they were Taliban,” Zemarai Bashary, the interior ministry spokesman, said.

“Two women and one girl were killed and one other woman was wounded.”

‘Investigation underway’

A spokesman for the Zabul governor said the troops were part of Nato’s US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and had stopped on the road to defuse a bomb.

“ISAF had to defuse a roadside bomb near a bridge when a small vehicle approached. ISAF told them to stop, fired a warning shot, then shot at the car,” Mohammad Jan Rasul Yar, the spokesman, said.

Eyewitnesses said that the troops, were carrying out house-to-house searches in a village, opened fire first without firing warning shots.

Nick Carter, the ISAF regional commander, said that the military was investigating the allegations but gave no further details.

Friday’s incident is the latest in a long list of civilians mistakenly killed by US-led troops fighting the Taliban.

It comes just weeks after US troops opened fire on a bus in the southern city of Kandahar, the Taliban’s spiritual capital, killing four civilians and sparking angry public protests.

It also comes one day after the French military admitted that its troops accidentally killed four children in eastern Afghanistan on April 6 in a missile attack.  Source

More civilian deaths. They always have an excuse however as feeble as it is they always have one. They of course use the same sorry excuses over and over.

How do you accidentally kill 4 children?  I don’t believe a word they say any more.

Afghans protest after U.S. military kills parliamentarian’s Relatives

April 29 2010

By Dion Nissenbaum

KABUL — Irate demonstrators burned tires and blocked traffic in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday after U.S.-led forces killed an armed relative of an Afghan lawmaker during a night raid on her home, according to military and Afghan officials.

The confrontation was another setback for the American-led military coalition in Afghanistan, which has declared an aim of reducing civilian deaths and winning support from skeptical Afghans as it prepares for a prolonged summer offensive meant to hobble the Taliban.

U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the head of coalition forces in Afghanistan, has issued a series of orders meant to curtail civilian deaths, which alienate the public and provide fodder for insurgents.

McChrystal recently put new constraints on controversial night raids, requiring Afghan forces to play an integral role and to take the lead when homes are entered.

The American military said Afghan soldiers took part in Wednesday night’s deadly search, but the Afghan family that was caught up in the raid questioned that contention.

“I didn’t see any Afghan forces,” said Shah Fasial Sidiqi, the younger brother of Afghan lawmaker Safiya Sidiqi and one of those whom U.S. forces held for several hours during the raid.

Demonstrators took to the streets in Nangarhar province Thursday as Safiya Sidiqi denounced the U.S. for the raid that killed one of her relatives.

“I was afraid of Taliban, and now I can say the Americans are the enemy of the women of Afghanistan,” she told McClatchy.

Sidiqi wasn’t home when the raid began late Wednesday night at her village in Nangarhar province, east of Kabul.

However, her brother, Shah Fasial Sidiqi, a resident of Canada who’d returned to Afghanistan earlier this week to visit his family, was there when the Americans came looking for a Taliban leader.

He said that more than 80 U.S. soldiers took over the family compound before midnight. The Americans tied up 15 men, women and children and blindfolded the Sidiqi relatives, he said.

The grocery store worker from Toronto said he told the Americans that they were taking over the home of a lawmaker.

“They said, ‘We know,’ ” he told McClatchy on Thursday.

During the search, Safiya Sidiqi said, one of her brothers-in-law emerged from a neighboring house with an old hunting rifle and was shot.

In a statement, U.S. forces said that the man was killed after he took aim at American and Afghan troops who were taking part in the raid. The news release said that intelligence had led them to search the homes for a “Taliban facilitator,” though no arrests were made.

The controversy is the latest to hamper U.S. efforts to win increased support from Afghans.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has long been critical of night raids. Last month, McChrystal imposed tighter rules on the operations.

An Afghan man is “conditioned to respond aggressively in defense of his home and his guests whenever he perceives his home or honor is threatened,” McChrystal said at the time.

“In a similar situation, most of us would do the same,” he said. “This reaction is compounded when our forces invade his home at night, particularly when women are present. Instinctive responses to defend his home and family are sometimes interpreted as insurgent acts, with tragic results.”

The directive was part of an ongoing effort by McChrystal that had some initial success in reducing civilian deaths.

Last year, civilian deaths due to American-led forces and the Afghan government fell by nearly 30 percent, according to a U.N. report this year. Civilian deaths rose 14 percent in 2009 and hit their highest levels of the decade. The U.S. and its allies were responsible for about a quarter of those 2,412 deaths, the U.N. report said.

Since then, the campaign to contain such deaths has had a series of setbacks.

There’s been a dramatic spike in civilian deaths in the first three months of this year. According to military figures, the international coalition and its Afghan allies killed 87 civilians in Afghanistan over that period, a significant jump from the first quarter of 2009, when the coalition said it was responsible for the deaths of 29 Afghan civilians.

American officials said the jump was the result, in part, of accelerated military operations and a flood of new troops into Afghanistan.

Even so, a series of military missteps in recent months has undermined McChrystal’s overriding message.

Earlier this month, the U.S. military apologized for a botched special forces raid in February that killed five civilians, including two pregnant women.

The military was forced to admit responsibility for the deaths after The Times of London questioned the official version of the attack, which suggested that Taliban fighters had killed the women.

Two weeks ago, protesters denounced the United States after American forces in Kandahar killed four civilians when they fired on a bus that was following a military convoy outside the city.

On Thursday, U.S. military officials said they were looking into the latest controversy.

“We are taking Safiya Sidiqi’s allegations seriously and thoroughly reviewing our actions and intelligence connecting the Taliban facilitator to that particular compound,” said U.S. Army Col. Wayne Shanks, the chief of public affairs for the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

Shah Fasial Sidiqi criticized the Americans for the raid and said that even if his relative was armed, they shouldn’t have killed him in the murky circumstances.

“This is a shame for America,” he said. “They are worse than the Taliban.”  Source

They should not have raided the home in the first place. Considering they knew who’s home they were raiding. Seems the US doesn’t care who they kill.

“Tied up, gagged and killed” was how NATO described the “gruesome discovery” of three women’s bodies during a night raid in eastern Afghanistan in which several alleged militants were shot dead on Feb. 12.

They lied about that one. Fortunately a reporter found out the truth and NATO finally admitted the crime. NATO Smears a Truth-Teller in Afghanistan

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Khadr legal team turns down plea offer from U.S

Update added May 1 2010  At the bottom of the page

April 28 2010

Omar Khadr was to attend a pre-trial hearing in Guantanamo Bay Wednesday afternoon, hours after his lawyers turned down a purported deal that would see their client serve five years in a U.S. prison as a trade-off for pleading guilty.

The 23-year-old Khadr has been in U.S. custody since he was 15 years old, after being captured in Afghanistan and accused of throwing a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier.

The case involving Khadr — a Canadian citizen and son of Ahmed Said Khadr who died in a 2003 battle — will serve as a test run for the U.S. military justice system, which is supposed to process the remaining Guantanamo detainees so Washington can shut down the controversial prison.

In a case that has taken many twists and turns over the years, Khadr is now at a pre-trial stage, in which his lawyers are trying to have key evidence — a video that appears to show a young Khadr learning how to build an IED — thrown out on the grounds that it was not obtained properly.

Under the U.S. Military Commissions Act of 2009, evidence that is obtained through cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment of a prisoner is not admissible.

Khadr’s lawyers say that under these rules, the video should not be allowed as evidence.

He appeared in a military courtroom on Wednesday morning, but his hearing was pushed back to the afternoon after the prosecution and defence teams acknowledged they needed more time to review the rules for the military court.

CTV’s Lisa LaFlamme said they did not receive copies of the 281-page set of rules until late Tuesday evening.

“Strange as it sounds, on the eve of these very significant — crucial, in fact — pre-trial hearings, there was, in fact, no rulebook for the defence to even operate under,” LaFlamme told CTV News Channel from Guantanamo Bay on Wednesday morning.

The timing of the rulebook’s release was unprecedented, according Denny LeBoeuf, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union. It called into question the fairness of the process, she said.

Such rules are usually released months before they come into effect so that lawyers have ample time to study them.

“There is no set of circumstances like this,” LeBoeuf told The Canadian Press from New Orleans.

“This would literally never happen, not in the most be-knighted backwoods court you can imagine. It would simply never happen.”

The hearing will proceed after Khadr’s lawyers apparently rejected a plea deal from U.S. prosecutors, LaFlamme said earlier on Wednesday.

“Prosecutors have offered a sentence of five years — either here in Guantanamo Bay if it is not closed, or in a U.S. prison — if Khadr pleaded guilty to war crimes offences.”

“The defence turned down that offer. They had been talking, in fact the defence openly discussed yesterday the fact that plea bargain negotiations were ongoing.”

The fact that Khadr has received a plea offer may suggest that the prosecution isn’t confident it could get a conviction on the murder, LaFlamme said. Source

8 years he has been in prison.

If anything he should have been released years ago.

He has been in prison since he was 15.

Even if a soldier did die and if and that is a big IF, he did do it. It would be self defense. After all who did the invading. Oh that’s right the US and NATO invaded Afghanistan on the grounds that they had something to do with 9/11 which as we all well know, is a crock of bull to begin with.

Well for every Afghan that died at the hands of soldier I suppose all of the soldiers should be put on trial for murder as well.  Those soldiers who injured thousands  should also be put on trial for assault causing bodily harm as well .  That would be fair don’t you think?

The kid didn’t go to the US and kill anyone. The US went to Afghanistan and killed and injured  a whole lot of innocent people.

Pre planed,  Pre mediated Murder by the US Government and friends.

To many things were fabricated about 9/11 even many of the Hijackers were found alive and well at home. So they invented Hijackers even.

The miraculous passport that survived the massive flames from the plane crash. Probably forged. Like the document about Iraq getting Uranium from Africa. A lot of fake stuff was invented.

The buildings were brought down by a demolition team, which would have taken  some time to prepare for.

If anyone came to my country and invaded it, I would kill them too given the opportunity.

That does not make me a terrorist. that just means I would defend my country. Self Defense.

Khadr may not have been in his home country Canada, but his life certainly was being threatened. Self defense.

The US and NATO should not be in Afghanistan to start with. There is absolutely no legitimate, legal reason to be there.

They were sent there to get a pipeline built.  That is the only reason they went and invaded the country. Well they got their pipeline.

Now the country is so messed up it’s horrifying and horror grows each an every day. Don’t believe other wise or you are being gullible.

Life has not improved for those in Afghanistan. They have more addiction to heroin, more poverty and more unemployment. They certainly are not safer. Innocent civilians are being killed by the invading  NATO/US forces  all the time.

Who should really be on trial is those who lied and manipulated their way into the invasion in the first place, they are the real criminals not the 15 year old who probably killed no one.  One thing about the US they will find and fabricate lies to prosecute innocent victims. They are very good at that.

The real criminals have killed over a million and half people all based on lies and fabrications.

9/11 was not perpetrated by anyone in Afghanistan or Iraq.

If you believe it was, then  have I got a deal for you, some really awesome real-estate on Mars for sale. Prime property worth millions. I will sell it to you for a good price.  How about $10,000 an acre. That is a bargain,  it is actually worth much more.

So if you are gullible enough to believe the 9/11 myth then land deal is just right up you alley.

Oh yes it would make lovely vacation spot. Warm, Sunny and lot  of open space, so  get you prime real-estate now before it is all sold out.

No weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq either. Now that I think about it. I digress.

There are however a lot of graves. A lot of sorrow. A lot of hate towards the US/NATO forces for all the killing and maiming of families, friends, relatives, children included etc.

If you surrendered  back then well you probably would have been murdered. About 3,00o were slaughtered after they gave themselves up.

Surrendering was and is still  not an option for anyone in Afghanistan. You are either killed, imprisoned for years with out trial and tortured. Some options right?

Afghan Massacre Convoy Of Death

All the people in Afghanistan that have killed any US soldier or NATO soldier are defending their country. Self Defense. They are guilty only of defending their country. After all who invaded who?

Why has no one in the US who created all the lies to start the wars never been prosecuted for Torture, Human rights violations, Mass murder and War crimes?

Where is the real justice in this world?

Why: War in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Fake Al Qaeda, Fake Passports, Fake planes

War “Pollution” Equals Millions of Deaths

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May 1 2010  Updates

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UK: AWOL soldier, Joe Glenton loses sentence appeal

By Joe Sinclair

April 21 2010

A soldier who went absent without leave as he was about to be deployed to Afghanistan lost a Court of Appeal challenge against his nine-month sentence today.

Joe Glenton, from York, who was handed the custodial term and demoted to private from lance corporal after admitting the Awol charge at a court martial last month, was present for the ruling by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, and two other judges in London.

The military court in Colchester, Essex, heard Glenton was discovered missing on June 11 2007 and was absent for 737 days before handing himself in.

The 27-year-old had performed a seven-month tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2006, serving with the Royal Logistic Corps. The judges heard that he was promoted to lance coroporal because of the “exemplary” way he carried out his duties during that operation.

Glenton, who has so far served 75 days of his sentence, said he suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after his first stint in the war zone.

It was argued on his behalf today that because of a diagnosis of PTSD it had been “wrong in principle” to have imposed an immediate custodial sentence on him. The court was urged to either suspend it or reduce it to allow for his release.

But the judges, sitting in London, ruled that his sentence was neither excessive nor wrong in principle. Source

How sad the Judges are so foolish as to jail a man with PTSD.

This is not a person you want in a war zone under any circumstances either.

Seems to me the judges need to get their act together if this is the way they treat a sick man.

This is how soldiers get treated.  No compassion.

Governments have no problem sending them to kill people, but when soldiers have a problem, just throw them, to the wolves..

When Joe Glenton went Awol, so did compassion

‘Lucky’ Lance Corporal Glenton refused to return to Afghanistan and was branded a coward and a malingerer

By Barbara Ellen

March 7 2010

The word I keep coming across in relation to Lance Corporal Joe Glenton is “lucky”. Glenton, 27, who refused to return to Afghanistan, and went absent without leave for two years, speaking out against the war, has been demoted and sentenced to nine months.

Nine months was also the amount of time between Glenton’s first tour of Afghanistan and when he was ordered back, despite government guidelines of an 18-month gap. Despite also Glenton admitting to losing faith in the conflict, feeling “guilty and useless”, having nightmares about dead serviceman in coffins and generally showing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. After this, Glenton was intimidated, bullied, branded a “coward” and “malingerer”, which, strangely enough, is the point when he went Awol.

The “lucky” bit? That’s because, as related with lip-smacking relish all over the internet, in the olden days Glenton would have been shot for desertion. No namby-pamby concern for a soldier’s state of mind then – just a blindfold and a volley of bullets from a firing squad. “Lucky” Joe Glenton indeed!

Is this the best we can do when our soldiers fall to pieces and run away – not shoot them any more, as we did in their hundreds during the First World War? Indeed, while Glenton’s loss of faith in the conflict doubtless contributed to his distress, this was not the whole story. Even if Glenton had been pro-war, surely his mental fragility would have remained a concern? So would a pro-war Glenton have received a more sympathetic hearing? Does “cowardice” conveniently transform into PTSD when the sufferer is on-message?

The army has to be tough on soldiers going Awol and no one is forced to sign up. However, could young men such as Glenton seriously be expected to know how they are going to handle war? And, if they can’t, even if not on the frontline, how are they “cowards”? My grandfather survived Dunkirk, but did he? PTSD was not diagnosed then, but he returned, by all accounts, “a changed man” with what were then termed “bad nerves” and died in his 40s of a heart attack. Bloody malingerer, eh? And, you wonder, has battle shock changed so much since then? Or do we have sympathy for the distress of servicemen only when the footage is soaked in sepia and broadcast on the History channel?

Certainly it is unjust that, in some quarters, Glenton seems to have been cast almost as a joke figure – the British services answer to Mash‘s Corporal Klinger, who donned dresses and feigned madness to get himself discharged. Or a born-again hippie, placing flowers in the ends of rifles. What a crock. Pro-war, anti-war, the fact is that Glenton felt himself unravelling, appealed for help and received insults and a bollocking instead.

Are we in danger of regressing to a culture of white feathers – with nothing but scorn and judgment for those who “can’t hack it”, for whatever reason, in the war zone? Are our “brave boys” only adored when they are brave by military criteria? Indeed, while the outpourings of grief at Wootton Bassett for the fallen heroes are undeniably moving, one has to wonder, what is the point if people who don’t die physically, but who fall mentally and emotionally, are treated so shabbily?

This is the tragedy of Glenton’s sentencing. Some feel that he has been made an example of because of his anti-war beliefs. However, isn’t he also an example to other servicemen, of what to expect if they dare to succumb to mental fragility? So, sure, Glenton was “luckier” than those deserters who used to be stood against walls and shot, but, by allegedly enlightened 21st century standards, is this anywhere near “lucky” enough? Source

The US is no better.  Those who suffer from war injuries do not get the help they need either

War Veteran Jesse Huff Commits suicide outside VA Hospital

Joe is so far fortunate enough to still be alive to tell his story.

He speaks out against the war.

Well when I look back in time a few things comes to mind.

In Afghanistan, filmmaker Jamie Doran  uncovered evidence of a massacre: Taliban prisoners of war suffocated in containers, shot in the desert and buried in mass graves.  Watch video

The Pentagon’s Fantasy Numbers on Afghan Civilian Deaths

NATO Smears a Truth-Teller in Afghanistan

Two-Thirds of Boys in Afghan Jails Are Brutalised, Study Finds

British officer leaked 8,000 Civilians killed in Afghanistan

(Afghanistan 8) A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Fallen Canadian and British Soldiers Come Home

Afghanistan’s hidden toll: Injured Troops

Afghanistan: US Troops Guarding the Poppy Fields

Why: War in Iraq and Afghanistan

That is just the tip of the iceburg.

Both wars were based on lies.


Israel threatens Syria with war

Philippines: Arrests, Torture, and the Presidential Election

Paulson and Co. made a $3.7 billion profit on collapse of subprime mortgage market

The 2nd Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption in south Iceland

Arrest of Israeli officer leading organ trafficking ring

Experts fear human trafficking more widespread

ElBaradei: Gaza, world’s largest jail

US violates UN law by threatening Iran

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Two-Thirds of Boys in Afghan Jails Are Brutalised, Study Finds

By Gareth Porter

March 30, 2010

Nearly two of every three male juveniles arrested in Afghanistan are physically abused, according to a study based on interviews with 40 percent of all those now incarcerated in the country’s juvenile justice system.

The study, carried out by U.S. defence attorney Kimberly Motley for the international children’s rights organisation Terre des Hommes, reveals a justice system that subjects juveniles, many of whom are already innocent victims, to torture, forced confessions and blatant violation of their rights in court.

Motley, who may be the only practicing Western defence attorney in Afghanistan, told IPS that the study shows the need for alternatives to introducing juveniles into what she calls the “injustice system”.

The author personally interviewed 250 of the 600 juveniles in jails and rehabilitation centres across the country, including half the 80 girls and 40 percent of the 520 boys, as well as 98 professionals working in the system.

Although only two of the girls interviewed reported being beaten by police, 130 out of the 208 boys under the age of 18 interviewed said they had been beaten. The interviews were carried out by Motley in 28 provinces from September through December 2009.

Those statistics parallel the findings of a study published by the U.N. Children’s Fund and the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission in 2008, which found that 55 percent of boys and 11 percent of girls reported having been beaten upon their arrest.

Virtually all the male juveniles said the police beatings were aimed at forcing them to sign a confession. They said they had signed either while being beaten or threatened with being beaten, and that the confessions were then used to convict them.

The testimony of the juveniles themselves on brutalisation by police was consistent with Motley’s interviews with juvenile court judges. Forty-four percent of the judges interviewed indicated that juveniles complained routinely about torture and physical abuse by police officers. Another 33 percent refused to answer when asked whether they had heard such complaints.

Many of the boys interviewed by Motley reported that they been beaten by several police simultaneously. In one case, a 17-year-old said he was “kicked liked an animal” by six or seven policemen after his arrest.

One juvenile charged with putting up signs around the city threatening terrorist acts told Motley that he signed a confession only after having been subjected to electric shock and hung from the ceiling by the National Security Police. The torture continued for more than two months, according to the boy.

The prosecutor in the case admitted to Motley that she had not only been aware of the accusations of torture but had seen marks on the boy’s body indicating that the confessions had indeed been obtained under torture.

The prosecutor further acknowledged that no witnesses or other evidence had been presented in support of the charges against the boy.

The judge in the case told Motley that when asked in court why the case had not been dismissed as required by Afghan law, the prosecutors admitted that it was because they were afraid of the National Security Police and felt they had no choice.

In addition to the male juveniles who had signed coerced confessions by their thumbprint, 24 percent of all the male and female juveniles interviewed told Motley they had signed confessions prepared by police without realising it until they had gone to court. In some cases, they were tricked into signing a blank sheet of paper which was then used for the confession.

Almost half the children brought before a court in Afghanistan are also denied the right to speak in their defence, according to Motley’s study. Forty-seven percent of those interviewed, including 62 percent of those in the western region, were not allowed to testify on their own behalf.

One of the male juveniles denied the right to testify in court was a boy charged with pederasty, or sexual relations between an adult male and a child. As is often the case, he was the victim of rape, after having been kidnapped by three adults, all of whom were released and never charged.

When the boy tried to explain in court that he was raped, however, he was told by the judge not to speak or even look at her, Motley recounts. The attorney for the child “barely spoke out for him,” and he was sentenced to five years in jail.

Motley also found, however, that 71 percent of the judges surveyed expressed the view that, if a juvenile remains silent in court when asked questions by a judge, they must be guilty.

Mohammad Ibrahim Hassan, a human rights activist in Afghanistan for two decades, told IPS the bias against presumption of innocence is deeply imbedded in Afghan culture. “A majority of the people in Afghanistan are against the presumption of innocence,” he said in a recent interview in Kabul.

In the Afghan justice system, he observed, “When they arrest somebody, they think you have to expect the worst punishment.”

A recent visit to the Kabul juvenile rehabilitation centre, on which this reporter was accompanied by Motley, further confirmed the prevalence of brutalisation of juvenile males by police.

In one the centre’s male dormitory rooms, which was chosen at random, the 10 juveniles present were asked through an interpreter how many had been beaten by police after their arrest.

Half of the boys raised their hands. One recalled having been subjected to electric shock in order to get him to sign a confession. “They put the cables on my toes and fingers,” he said, “and they turned on the electricity many times for a few seconds.”

He agreed to sign, and the police handed him a piece of paper on which to put his thumbprint.

Describing his treatment at the hands of the police, another boy said, “They would ask us, ‘have you committed this crime?’, and if we said no, they would beat us.”

Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist specialising in U.S. national security policy. The paperback edition of his latest book, Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, was published in 2006


U.S. report offers damning picture of human rights abuses in Afghanistan

Conditions are horrific, torture is common and police frequently rape female detainees, the U.S. State Department finds

By Paul Koring

March 12, 2010

Afghan prison conditions are horrific, torture is common and police frequently rape female detainees, the U.S. State Department finds in its annual survey of human rights.

The damning report paints a grim picture of scant respect for human rights by the embattled regime headed by President Hamid Karzai. While Taliban treatment of civilians is even worse, the report’s assessment of vile prison conditions and routine abuse and torture by Afghan police and security raises new questions about whether Canada and other nations are still transferring prisoners to known torturers. Doing so is a war crime under international law.

“Torture was commonplace among the majority of law enforcement institutions, especially the police,” the U.S. report found, citing the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, the group used by Ottawa to help monitor whether detainees transferred by Canadian troops are abused or tortured.

Canadian diplomats compile a similar annual report on selected countries – including Afghanistan – but it isn’t made public. Government censors blacked out all references to torture, abuse and extrajudicial killings by Afghan police and prison guards in the last available report obtained under Access to Information.

Yesterday’s U.S. report makes no similar attempt to shield allies from human rights scrutiny, even in places where U.S. troops are deployed.

Michael Posner, the U.S. undersecretary of state for human rights and democracy whose group prepared the mammoth report – generally considered the most authoritative annual assessment of conditions in more than 190 countries – said the issue of foreign troops being ordered by their governments to hand detainees to Afghan security forces was vexed.

“How can United States and NATO countries ensure or guarantee safe treatment or fair process when those transfers occur. … Those are issues very much on our minds,” Mr. Posner said.

The U.S. runs a prison facility at Bagram where more than 600 battlefield detainees are held. Some of them have been there for six years. But Canada, Britain, the Netherlands and other NATO countries with troops fighting in southern Afghanistan turn prisoners over to Afghan police and the Afghan internal security service (National Directorate of Security), usually within 96 hours. For years, no follow-up inspections were made to ensure transferred prisoners weren’t tortured or killed, but after publication of harrowing accounts of abuse, Ottawa added sporadic inspections.

Most Canadian detainees are turned over to the feared NDS. The U.S. report said it was impossible to determine how many prisons the NDS operates, or how many prisoners they contain. The report, which covers 2009, also noted that the Afghan government was making efforts to improve conditions in prisons.

Canada generally got good marks but the Harper government’s long-running effort to keep a Canadian citizen from returning home was cited. “In July the government complied with an order of the Federal Court of Canada and facilitated the return to Canada of Abousfian Abdelrazik, a Canadian-Sudanese dual national, after the Court determined that Canadian officials had been complicit in his detention in Sudan in 2003,” the report said.



Excerpts from the Afghanistan sections of the U.S. government’s latest human rights report:

  • Afghan police and security “tortured and abused detainees. Torture and abuse methods included, but were not limited to, beating by stick, scorching bar, or iron bar; flogging by cable; battering by rod; electric shock; deprivation of sleep, water, and food; abusive language; sexual humiliation; and rape.”
  • Afghan “police frequently raped female detainees and prisoners.”
  • “Harems of young boys were cloistered for ‘bacha baazi’ (boy-play) for sexual and social entertainment …”
  • “Child abuse was endemic throughout the country, based on cultural beliefs about child-rearing, and included general neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, abandonment, and confined forced labor to pay off family debts.”
  • “Human rights problems included extrajudicial killings, torture, poor prison conditions, official impunity, prolonged pretrial detention, restrictions on freedom of the press, restrictions on freedom of religion, violence and societal discrimination against women, restrictions on religious conversions, abuses against minorities, sexual abuse of children, trafficking in persons, abuse of worker rights, the use of child soldiers in armed conflict, and child labor.” Source
NATO and the US have done a bang up job now haven’t they?
Life is worse for Afghans now then before the war. They also have a Heroin addiction problem as well. Even children get addicted to Heroin.
Poverty is up. Unemployment is up. Many have died and been maimed.
This all compliment of the the US and NATO.
Everywhere they go they leave behind a trail of death and horror.
They call the people defending their countries terrorists.
One has to think about who the real terrorists are.
To defend your homeland ans those in Iraq and Afghanistan did is not being a terrorist.
The invaders are the real Terrorist. The invader brings with them torture and mass murder.

Afghanistan: Troops Guarding the Poppy Fields

Hush’ over Afghan mission must end/Report on Radiation in Afghanistan as well

Why: War in Iraq and Afghanistan


Aafia Siddiqui: Victimized by American Depravity

Israel bombards Gaza – and threatens worse

Israel Gags News on Extra-Judicial Killings

Update April 2 2010: Disease Threatens Haitian Children

Foreign control of large swathes of the Sinai Peninsula obtained through fraud and Israeli involvement

Canada and the European Union: Advancing the Transatlantic Agenda

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NATO Smears a Truth-Teller in Afghanistan

March 25 2010

Q: Why would U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan go out of their way to smear a journalist?

A: Because he told the truth about a night raid that killed Afghan civilians, including pregnant women.

We spoke with Afghanistan-based journalist Jerome Starkey about his reporting on special forces raids that killed civilians and NATOs surprising–and disappointing–response. This video contains disturbing images, and an even more disturbing story of violence, and an attempt to silence a truth-teller. It shows why its absolutely essential that we keep pushing back against the Pentagons message machine.


U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan are committing atrocities, lying, and getting away with it
March 22, 2010

Jerome Starkey recently reported for The Times of London about a night raid on Feb. 12 in which U.S. and Afghan gunmen opened fire on two pregnant women, a teenage girl and two local officials — an atrocity which NATO’s Afghanistan headquarters then tried to cover up. Now, in a blistering indictment of both NATO and his own profession, Starkey writes for Nieman Watchdog that the international forces led by U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal are rarely called to account because most reporters are too dependent on access, security and the ’embed culture’ to venture out and see what’s happening for themselves.

By Jerome Starkey

In Kabul
“Tied up, gagged and killed” was how NATO described the “gruesome discovery” of three women’s bodies during a night raid in eastern Afghanistan in which several alleged militants were shot dead on Feb. 12.
Hours later they revised the number of women “bound and gagged” to two and announced an enquiry. For more than a month they said nothing more on the matter.
The implication was clear: The dead militants were probably also guilty of the cold-blooded slaughter of helpless women prisoners. NATO said their intelligence had “confirmed militant activity”. As if to reinforce the point, coalition spokesman Brigadier General Eric Tremblay, a Canadian, talked in that second press release of “criminals and terrorists who do not care about the life of civilians”.
Only that’s not what happened, at all.
The militants weren’t militants, they were loyal government officials.  The women, according to dozens of interviews with witnesses at the scene, were killed by the raiders. Two of them were pregnant, one was engaged to be married.
The only way I found out NATO had lied — deliberately or otherwise — was because I went to the scene of the raid, in Paktia province, and spent three days interviewing the survivors. In Afghanistan that is quite unusual.
NATO is rarely called to account. Their version of events, usually originating from the soldiers involved, is rarely seriously challenged.
This particular raid, in the early hours of Feb 12, piqued my interest. I contacted some of the relatives by phone, established it was probably safe enough to visit, and I finally made it to the scene almost a month after unidentified gunmen stormed the remnants of an all-night family party.
It’s not the first time I’ve found NATO lying, but this is perhaps the most harrowing instance, and every time I go through the same gamut of emotions. I am shocked and appalled that brave men in uniform misrepresent events. Then I feel naïve.
There are a handful of truly fearless reporters in Afghanistan constantly trying to break the military’s monopoly on access to the front. But far too many of our colleagues accept the spin-laden press releases churned out of the Kabul headquarters. Suicide bombers are “cowards,” NATO attacks on civilians are “tragic accidents,” intelligence is foolproof and only militants get arrested.
Some journalists in Kabul are hamstrung by security rules set in Europe or America, which often reflect the least permissive times in Baghdad rather than any realistic threats in Afghanistan. These reporters can’t leave their compounds without convoys of armed guards. They couldn’t dream of driving around rural Paktia, dressed up in local clothes and squashed into the back of an old Toyota Corolla, to interview the survivors of a night raid.
Ultra risk-averse organizations go even further and rely almost entirely on video footage and still images gifted by the entirely partial combat-camera teams or the coalition’s dedicated NATO TV unit, staffed by civilian ex-journalists who churn out good news b-roll. Others lap up this material because it’s cheaper and easier than having their own correspondents in a war zone.
This self-censorship is compounded by the “embed culture,” which encourages journalists to visit the frontlines with NATO soldiers, who provide them food, shelter, security and ultimately with stories. British troops will only accept journalists who let military censors approve their stories before they are filed. Ostensibly, this is to stop sensitive information reaching the insurgents. In my three and a half years in Afghanistan, the British invariably use it as an opportunity to editorialize.
In Helmand, in August 2008, a British censor attached to the Parachute Regiment threatened to ban me from ever embedding again if I filed footage of a paratrooper firing his heavy machine gun without wearing body armor. This had nothing to do with operational security and everything to do with health and safety, domestic UK politics (reference kit shortages and soldiers’ well-being), and ultimately “arse-covering” within the military.
To my eternal shame, I backed down. Embeds were my livelihood. I swapped the clip for something a combat camera team provided. But I was blacklisted for more than a year all the same — for arguing.
The Americans are just as subtle.  I was thrown off a trip with the Marines Special Operations Command troops (MarSOC) last year when they realized I had written a story many months earlier linking their colleagues to three of Afghanistan’s worst civilian casualty incidents.
The platoon commander boasted that his Special Forces were “a fusion of weapons and intelligence”. Two hours later he asked me what my name was. Then he booked me on the next flight out. At least we know the weapons work.
As a freelance reporter, as I was then, the NATO blacklist was a daunting prospect. Many journalists I know here still prefer access to truth. Looking back, for me, it was the best thing that could have happened.
I have traveled from the north east corner of Afghanistan to the capital of Helmand province, and every major city in between, independently. I plan hard and take local security advice, and I am lucky that my newspaper supports me.
NATO however, is continuing to fight back. Challenge them and they will challenge you. They have admitted that the dead women were not bound and gagged, but rather had been wrapped in ritual preparation for burial. But NATO still insists the women were killed before, not during, the firefight. They have also admitted the two dead men were not the intended target of the raid. But they have also tried hard to discredit me, personally, for bringing this to the world’s attention. In an unprecedented response to my original story about the Gardez night raid they named me individually, twice, in their denial of the cover up.
They claimed to have a recording of my conversation which contradicted my shorthand record. When I asked to hear it, they ignored me. When I pressed them, they said there had been a misunderstanding. When they said recording, they meant someone had taken notes. The tapes, they said, do not exist.
Since then the United Nations and the New York Times have both corroborated my findings. The New York Times repeated the accusation of a cover-up. I take solace from the more experienced and intrepid of my colleagues who have been through all this before. NATO lies and unless we check them, they get away with it. If we check them, they attack us. It’s unpleasant but important. There’s no doubt in my mind that we must continue to question what the soldiers want us to know.
One has to wonder how many times NATO has lied?
This isn’t the first time they were caught lieing and it won’t be the last. They lie a lot.

Afghan Official Says U.S. Raiders Hid Killings

April 7 2010

The head of the Afghan Ministry of Interior investigation said publicly for the first time his investigators had accepted the testimony of family members of the victims of the Feb. 12 raid by U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) that the U.S. troops had dug bullets out of the bodies of their victims in an apparent effort to cover up the killings and that Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal had agreed with the team’s conclusions. For the rest go HERE

Update April 9 2010

For what it’s worth and that isn’t much the US says sorry.

Nato paid the family compensation, which relatives said came to $30,000.

So their lives were worth a mere $30,000 dollars.  A Pittance.


US Special Forces apologise for botched night raid


Soldiers, Mental illness, Drugs and Suicide

Destroying Educational Institutions or Using Them For Military Purposes Is A War Crime

Cheap Food Imports destroyed Haitian agriculture

Warning Facebook Strikes again, this time a Virus

American Civil Rights Org Fights Against Israeli Desecration of Ancient Cemetery

Britain expelled Israeli diplomat over fake passports used in Dubai

Today is World Water Day, Did You Know?

Canada: Stephen Harper’s Assault on Democracy

US Congress passes health care reform bill huge victory for Obama

Attempted Citizen’s Arrest of Alleged War Criminal George W. Bush in a Canadian Court

Covering up American War Crimes, From Baghdad to New York

By Charles Glass

March 25, 2010

BBC correspondent John Simpson reported on March 4 that the number of defects in newborn babies in the Iraqi town of Fallujah had risen dramatically since the American assault there at the end of 2004. Some people in the town blame the abnormalities in their children on whatever chemicals the US Marines may have used in their conquest of the Sunni Muslim redoubt. Dr. Samira al-Ani, a paediatrician at Fallujah’s General Hospital, told Simpson that two or three children were born each day with serious cardiac problems. Before the first American attack on Fallujah in two years earlier, she noticed similar ailments in one baby every two months. “I have nothing documented,” she admitted, “but I can tell you that year by year the number [is] increasing.”

The Iraqi government, which supported the American attack with troops of its own, denies there has been any increase. “The US military authorities,” Simpson said, “are absolutely correct when they say they are not aware of any official reports indicating an increase in birth defects in Fallujah—no official reports exist.” Nor are any likely to. By any standard, though, this was a big story. John Simpson is a serious journalist and a friend, and I listened carefully to his report that morning on the BBC World Service. I waited in vain for the New York Times, Washington Post, and other serious American journals to take up the story. All I read was a brief item on the CBS News website quoting Simpson.
“The US government does not want it known that it was using chemicals on human beings in a country whose leader it overthrew ostensibly because he retained the capacity to do the same thing.”

The US denied it anyway, perhaps out of habit. Military spokesman Michael Fitzpatrick responded predictably, “No studies to date have indicated environmental issues resulting in specific health issues.” But, as Simpson said, there have not been any studies. American spokesmen were reluctantly forced to admit the use of White Phosphorous—or Willie Pete, as the troops call it—in Fallujah when someone noticed that Field Artillery Magazine, a U. S. Army publication, had already documented its deployment in its March/April 2005 edition. The magazine wrote, “We fired ‘shake and bake’ missions at the insurgents, using WP [White Phosphorous] to flush them out and HE [High Explosives] to take them out.” After Dahr Jamail, a brilliant freelance journalist, reported during the battle in 2004 that American forces were using WP on Iraqis, Project Censored gave him an award for the second most under-reported story of the year. It is still under-reported, but it is not difficult to understand why. The US government does not want it known that it was using chemicals on human beings in a country whose leader it overthrew ostensibly because he retained the capacity to do the same thing. And the US Treasury does not want to compensate foreigners for any harm its troops might have done. Let us turn now to New York and what has become the secular-sacred site of the former World Trade Center.

The government this month finally settled claims by 10,000 workers on the Ground Zero clean-up by agreeing to pay $657.5 million for the debilitating effects of the asbestos and other poisons they were exposed to. That’s an average of $65,750 a head, less the lawyers’ share. It doesn’t sound like much, but they’re doing better than anyone in Fallujah. There are precedents for government resistance to admitting responsibility. American Vietnam veterans crippled by the dioxin they dropped all over Vietnam waited many years for the government to acknowledge their plight. At first, the government resisted the connection between dioxin and the veterans’ cancer, Parkinson’s, and other fatal illnesses. By the time the government paid anything, the vets were observing that their children were being born with severe birth defects from dioxin in Agent Orange and other herbicides unleashed on the South Vietnamese countryside. Their children’s congenital deformities included spina bifida and other horrors that may go for generations to come. The Department of Veterans Affairs didn’t send them any money until 2003—thirty years after the last barrel of poison was dropped on Vietnam. Even that was restricted to 7,520 of the 99,226 veterans who claimed to have been affected.

While dioxin disabled thousands of American service personnel who merely handled it, as many as 4.8 million Vietnamese endured twenty-eight million gallons of toxic rain that drenched their skins, soaked their soil, and polluted their rivers and groundwater for ten years. As with the American war vets, then-unborn children were also affected. Vietnam has one of the world’s highest levels of birth defects, concentrated in the south where the American forced deployed most of the chemicals. Five children out of one hundred are born with serious abnormalities, including missing limbs, spina bifida, twisted or missing internal organs and grotesque malformations that have made their survival impossible. While reluctantly accepting a link between dioxin and birth defects in American service personnel’s children, the US denies any connection when it comes to Vietnamese. I guess it’s just one of those strange anomalies that nature throws up every so often, like Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates’ observation that the disproportion in African-American deaths from the police choking was due to the fact that “blacks might be more likely to die from chokeholds because their arteries do not open as fast as they do on ‘normal people’.” Perhaps Vietnamese born after 1961, when Operation Ranch Hand to defoliate South Vietnam began, were just not normal anyway.

The abnormal people of Iraq remember that the US denied Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapons on its Kurdish citizens. In those days, Saddam was an American ally. When freelance journalist Gwynne Roberts brought back the soil samples from Hallabja that proved Saddam has gassed the Kurds, the US blamed the Iranians. That assessment became inoperative when condemning Saddam was politically useful. Now that the US has been caught using chemicals in the same country that the monster Saddam did, it admits using them on “insurgents” but not on civilians. It is hard in a city to blast chemicals at the people with guns and miss those who don’t have any. No matter. The US and Iraqi governments are blocking an investigation that would prove one way or another that White Phosphorous did any harm to Iraqi mothers and their children. It’s unlikely they’ll receive a cent for the next fifty years, if ever. But why the hell isn’t this a big story?


There are a number of links to stories about the US and toxic poisoning of countries they have been in including Iraq.  One link has pictures of victims of White Phosphorous.  Not very pretty.

War “Pollution” Equals Millions of Deaths

A few more War Crimes. Many teachers were murdered as well.

Destroying Educational Institutions or Using Them For Military Purposes Is A War Crime

Have a Nice World War, Folks

March 25 2010

The United States has invaded Africa. US troops have entered Somalia, extending their war front from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Yemen and now the Horn of Africa. In preparation for an attack on Iran, American missiles have been placed in four Persian Gulf states, and “bunker-buster” bombs are said to be arriving at the US base on the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.

In Gaza, the sick and abandoned population, mostly children, is being entombed behind underground American-supplied walls in order to reinforce a criminal siege. In Latin America, the Obama administration has secured seven bases in Colombia, from which to wage a war of attrition against the popular democracies in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay. Meanwhile, the secretary of “defence” Robert Gates complains that “the general [European] public and the political class” are so opposed to war they are an “impediment” to peace.

I guess they really like war,  torturing and murdering innocent people.

They just recently had people in 150 cities across the US protesting against War. Maybe they should listen to the people instead of the war machine.

The US Government must stop creating more needless wars and end the ones they are in.



Not only do they cover up their own war crimes they attempt to  cover up
Israels war crimes as well. They help
Israel commit war crimes and crimes against humanity, with money and weapons of mass destruction.

Birds of a feather.

More than 250 Congress Members Declare Commitment to ‘Unbreakable’ U.S.-Israel Bond
By Natasha Mozgavaya,
More than 250 members of Congress have signed on to a declaration reaffirming their commitment to “the unbreakable bond that exists between [U.S.] and the State of Israel”, in a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Obama Squeezed Between Israel and Iran
By Pepe Escobar
The AIPAC 2010 show predictably was yet one more “bomb Iran” special; but it was also a call to arms against the Barack Obama administration, as far as the turbo-charging of the illegal colonization of East Jerusalem is concerned.
Judea Declares War On Obama
By Gilad Atzmon
Jewish lobbies certainly do not hold back when it comes to pressuring states, world leaders and even super powers. AIPAC’s behavior last week reminded me of the Jewish declaration of war against Nazi Germany in 1933.
Israeli Intelligence, Our Constant Companion
By Jeff Stein
Acting on a complaint that the document was circulating on Capitol Hill, the FBI discovered that an Israeli diplomat had acquired the paper and given it to officials at AIPAC, the lobbying group whose annual convention drew both Netanyahu and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton this week.


Cheap Food Imports destroyed Haitian agriculture

Warning Facebook Strikes again, this time a Virus

Obama blocks delivery of bunker-busters to Israel

Full Israeli  El Al flight took off on 9/11 from JFK to Tel Aviv

Dubai police chief to seek Netanyahu arrest

Israel “blackmails Gaza’s patients to turn them into collaborators”

American Civil Rights Org Fights Against Israeli Desecration of Ancient Cemetery

Britain expelled Israeli diplomat over fake passports used in Dubai

Netanyahu Takes His Siege Against Human Rights NGOs to the US

Canada: Stephen Harper’s Assault on Democracy

Attempted Citizen’s Arrest of Alleged War Criminal George W. Bush in a Canadian Court

Erroneous Reports Deny our Veterans Benefits

Another Gulf War Syndrome? Burn Pits

Burning trash on bases is sickening soldiers, but the Army refuses to extinguish the burn pits.

By Beth Hawkins

March 17 2010

Before her last deployment, 31-year-old Staff Sergeant Danielle Nienajadlo passed her Army physical with flying colors. So when she started having health problems several weeks after arriving at Balad Air Base in Iraq, no one knew what to make of her symptoms: headaches that kept her awake; unexplained bruises all over her body; an open sore on her back that wouldn’t heal; vomiting and weight loss. In July 2008, after three miserable months, Nienajadlo checked into the base emergency room with a 104-degree fever.

She was sent to Walter Reed Army Medical Center and learned she had been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, a fast-progressing form of the disease. She told her doctors and her family she had felt fine until she started inhaling the oily black smoke that spewed out of the base’s open-air trash-burning facility day and night. At times, the plume contained dioxins, some of which can cause the kind of cancer Nienajadlo had.

“She breathed in this gunk,” says her mother, Lindsay Weidman. “She’d go back to the hooch at night to go to bed and cough up these black chunks.”

In the past 17 months, more than 500 veterans have contacted Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a national nonprofit serving vets, to report illnesses they blame on the burn pits. Throughout Iraq and Afghanistan, contractors—many of the burn pits are operated by companies like former Halliburton subsidiary KBR—have dumped hundreds of tons of refuse into giant open-air trenches, doused the piles with fuel, and left them to burn. The trash includes plastic, metal, asbestos, batteries, tires, unexploded ordnance, medical waste, even entire trucks. (The military now operates several actual incinerators and has made efforts to create recycling programs, but the majority of war-zone trash is still burned in pits.)

On Burn Pits Action Center, a website operated by the staff of Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.)—who learned of the problem via the reporting of Army Times writer Kelly Kennedy in 2008—GIs describe dumping rat poison, hydraulic fluid, and pressure-treated wood into the pits. “When the question was raised about what we were off-loading for burning, the answer was along the lines of ‘Don’t worry about it as the heat will burn up the bad stuff so it isn’t a threat,'” reported Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class John Wingfield, who served near Balad in 2004 and 2005.

Veterans’ groups worry that the smoke floods bases with a stew of carcinogens, toxins, and lung-clogging fine particles. An Army study released in early 2009 found that particulate matter at 15 sites exceeded both EPA and US military standards. Even short-term exposure could sicken—or kill—service members, the report warns. As early as 2006, an Air Force engineer stationed at Balad warned superiors in a memo that smoke from the burn pits presented “an acute health hazard” for service members. “It is amazing that the burn pit has been able to operate without restrictions over the past several years,” the engineer, Lt. Colonel Darrin Curtis, wrote. Military statistics also show a steep increase in respiratory problems in troops since the start of the Iraq War.

In a written statement, KBR told Mother Jones that it operates burn pits “pursuant to Army guidelines and regulations.” The military’s own air sampling has turned up dioxins, volatile organic compounds, heavy metals, and other potential hazards in the air at Balad. The Pentagon has insisted they were at levels that posed no significant threat—though last December, a top military health official acknowledged to the Salt Lake Tribune that smoke from the pits may cause long-term health problems. (Neither Pentagon officials nor the White House responded to requests for comment on this story.)

The government’s reluctance to acknowledge the potential hazard has frustrated veterans’ advocates, who remember how long it took for the Pentagon to recognize Gulf War Syndrome in the 1990s, and to acknowledge the health problems caused by aerial spraying during the Vietnam War. “We don’t want another Agent Orange,” says John L. Wilson, DAV’s assistant national legislative director. “Silence does not do any good.”

If the pits are harming troops and Iraqis, there’s no telling how many. Many cancers won’t reveal themselves for a decade or more, and many respiratory symptoms tend to be misdiagnosed as asthma. Like Nienajadlo, Air Force Reserve Lt. Colonel Michelle Franco, 48, had a clean bill of health when she shipped out to Balad three years ago. The 18-foot walls surrounding her quarters kept out mortar fire, but not the smoke: “You could smell it; you could taste it.” As a nurse, Franco suspected the “plume crud” was hazardous. She knew that in addition to amputated limbs from her medical facility, the base’s waste included hundreds of thousands of water bottles every week—and she knew burning plastic releases cancer-causing dioxins. After just five months at the base, Franco sustained permanent lung damage. She’s lucky, she says, that she kept asking questions when harried doctors handed her an inhaler. She expects her diagnosis—untreatable reactive airway dysfunction syndrome—to ultimately push her into retirement.

Many vets won’t realize that their illness might be service related, notes Franco. But official recognition is key to get them proper screening and benefits. Last fall, Rep. Bishop managed to pass legislation limiting the military’s freedom to burn waste and directing the Pentagon to do a study on the pits’ health effects. Given that this may take years, Bishop is also calling for an Agent Orange-like registry of those at risk.

Meanwhile a DC-based law firm, Burke LLC (which has also pursued claims for Abu Ghraib torture victims and Iraqi civilians killed by Blackwater guards), has filed suit against Halliburton and KBR on behalf of about 300 injured veterans and their survivors; the firm estimates that some 100,000 people have been exposed. “These troops were more injured by the smoke and the toxins than by combat,” says attorney Elizabeth Burke.

Staff Sergeant Nienajadlo died March 20, 2009, exactly 13 years from the day she enlisted. She left behind three children, ages 3, 8, and 10, and a husband who is also in the service. Before she fell ill, Nienajadlo confided to her mother that she was scared of serving in Iraq. But she worried about mortar attacks and roadside bombs—not the Army’s own trash.



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War “Pollution” Equals Millions of Deaths

Here is another story of interest on Military Personnel, used in experiments.

Be sure to check it out. Definitely everyone should know about it.

Uncle Sam’s Human Lab Rats

Rather reminds me of “Deadly Allies” By John Bryden.  Great Book. Do read it if you ever have the chance.


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China publishes report on U.S. human rights

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New York Times and the ACORN Hoax

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Children of Gaza are Suffering, Scarred, Trapped

Report: U.S. vows to halt Israeli building in East Jerusalem

China publishes report on U.S. human rights

The U.S. uses torture to “defend human rights” in Iraq and around the world.

March 14 2010

The following is from Xinhua. For the full report, go to Human Rights Record of the United States in 2009

China Friday retorted U.S. criticism by publishing its own report on the U.S. human rights record.

“As in previous years, the (U.S.) reports are full of accusations of the human rights situation in more than 190 countries and regions including China, but turn a blind eye to, or dodge and even cover up rampant human rights abuses on its own territory,” said the Information Office of the State Council in its report on the U.S. human rights record.

The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2009 was in retaliation to the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2009 issued by the U.S. Department of State on March 11.

The report is “prepared to help people around the world understand the real situation of human rights in the United States,” said the report.

The report reviewed the human rights record of the United States in 2009 from six perspectives: life, property and personal security; civil and political rights; economic, social and cultural rights; racial discrimination; rights of women and children; and the U.S.’ violation of human rights against other countries.

It criticized the United States for taking human rights as “a political instrument to interfere in other countries’ internal affairs, defame other nations’ image and seek its own strategic interests.”

China advised the U.S. government to draw lessons from the history, put itself in a correct position, strive to improve its own human rights conditions and rectify its acts in the human rights field.

This is the 11th consecutive year that the Information Office of China’s State Council has issued a human rights record of the United States to answer the U.S. State Department’s annual report.

“At a time when the world is suffering a serious human rights disaster caused by the U.S. subprime crisis-induced global financial crisis, the U.S. government still ignores its own serious human rights problems but revels in accusing other countries. It is really a pity,” the report said.

Spying on citizens

While advocating “freedom of speech,” “freedom of the press” and “Internet freedom,” the U.S. government unscrupulously monitors and restricts the citizens’ rights to freedom when it comes to its own interests and needs, the report said.

The U.S. citizens’ freedom to access and distribute information is under strict supervision, it said.

According to media reports, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) started installing specialized eavesdropping equipment around the country to wiretap calls, faxes, and emails and collect domestic communications as early as 2001.

The wiretapping program was originally targeted at Arab-Americans, but soon grew to include other Americans.

After the September 11 attack, the U.S. government, in the name of anti-terrorism, authorized its intelligence authorities to hack into its citizens’ mail communications, and to monitor and erase any information that might threaten the U.S. national interests on the Internet through technical means, the report said.

Statistics showed that from 2002 to 2006, the FBI collected thousands of phones records of U.S. citizens through mails, notes and phone calls.

In September 2009, the country set up an Internet security supervision body, further worrying U.S. citizens that the U.S. government might use Internet security as an excuse to monitor and interfere with personal systems.

The so-called “freedom of the press” of the United States was in fact completely subordinate to its national interests, and was manipulated by the U.S. government, the report said.

At yearend 2009, the U.S. Congress passed a bill which imposed sanctions on several Arab satellite channels for broadcasting contents hostile to the U.S. and instigating violence.

Racial discrimination a chronic problem

Racial discrimination is still a chronic problem of the United States, the report said.

Black people and other minorities are the most impoverished groups in the United States.

According to a report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Census, the real median income for American households in 2008 was 50,303 U.S. dollars, but the median incomes of Hispanic and black households were roughly 68 percent and 61.6 percent of that of the non-Hispanic white households.

And the median income of minority groups was about 60 to 80 percent of that of majority groups under the same conditions of education and skill background, the report added.

Ethnic minorities have been subject to serious racial discrimination in employment and workplace, the report said.

Minority groups bear the brunt of the U.S. unemployment. According to news reports, the U.S. unemployment rate in October 2009 was 10.2 percent. The jobless rate of the U.S. African-Americans jumped to 15.7 percent, that of the Hispanic rose to 13.1 percent and that of the white was 9.5 percent, the USA Today reported.

The U.S. minority groups face discriminations in education. According to a report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Census, 33 percent of the non-Hispanic white has college degrees, proportion of the black was only 20 percent and Hispanic was 13 percent.

Racial discrimination in law enforcement and judicial system is very distinct. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, by the end of 2008, 3,161 men and 149 women per 100,000 persons in the U.S. black population were under imprisonment.

And a report released by New York City Police Department said that of the people involved in police shootings whose ethnicity could be determined in 2008, 75 percent were black, 22 percent were Hispanic; and 3 percent were white.

Ethnic hatred crimes are frequent. According to statistics released by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, a total of 7,783 hatred crimes occurred in 2008 in the United States, 51.3 percent of which were originated by racial discrimination and 19.5 percent were for religious bias and 11.5 percent were for national origins.

Widespread violent crimes

Widespread violent crimes in the United States posed threats to the lives, properties and personal security of its people, the report said.

In 2008, U.S. residents experienced 4.9 million violent crimes, 16.3 million property crimes and 137,000 personal thefts, and the violent crime rate was 19.3 victimizations per 1,000 persons aged 12 or over.

About 30,000 people die from gun-related incidents each year. According to an FBI report, there had been 14,180 murder victims in 2008, the report said.

Campuses became an area worst hit by violent crimes as shootings spread there and kept escalating. The U.S. Heritage Foundation reported that 11.3 percent of high school students in Washington D.C. reported being “threatened or injured” with a weapon while on school property during the 2007-2008 school year.

Abuse of power

The country’s police frequently impose violence on the people and abuse of power is common among U.S. law enforcers, the report said,

Over the past two years, the number of New York police officers under review for garnering too many complaints was up 50 percent.

In major U.S. cities, police stop, question and frisk more than a million people each year, a sharply higher number than just a few years ago.

Prisons in the United State are packed with inmates. About 2.3 million were held in custody of prisons and jails, the equivalent of about one in every 198 persons in the country, according to the report.

From 2000 to 2008, the U.S. prison population increased an average of 1.8 percent annually.

The basic rights of prisoners in the United States are not well-protected. Raping cases of inmates by prison staff members are widely reported, the report said.

According to the U.S. Justice Department, reports of sexual misconduct by prison staff members with inmates in the country’s 93 federal prison sites doubled over the past eight years.

According to a federal survey of more than 63,000 federal and state inmates, 4.5 percent reported being sexually abused at least once during the previous 12 months.

Poverty leads to rising number of suicides

The report said the population in poverty was the largest in 11 years.

The Washington Post reported that altogether 39.8 million Americans were living in poverty by the end of 2008, an increase of 2.6 million from that in 2007. The poverty rate in 2008 was 13.2 percent, the highest since 1998.

Poverty led to a sharp rise in the number of suicides in the United States. It is reported that there are roughly 32,000 suicides in the U.S. every year, double the cases of murder, said the report.

Workers’ rights not properly guaranteed

Workers’ rights were seriously violated in the United States, the report said.

The New York Times reported that about 68 percent of the 4,387 low-wage workers in a survey said they had experienced reduction of wages and 76 percent of those who had worked overtime were not paid accordingly.

The number of people without medical insurance has kept rising for eight consecutive years, the report said.

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau showed 46.3 million people were without medical insurance in 2008, accounting for 15.4 percent of the total population, comparing with 45.7 million people who were without medical insurance in 2007, which was a rise for the eighth year in a row.

Women, children frequent victims of violence

Women are frequent victims of violence and sexual assault in the United States, while children are exposed to violence and living in fear, the report said.

It is reported that the United States has the highest rape rate among countries which report such statistics. It is 13 times higher than that of England and 20 times higher than that of Japan.

Reuters reported that based on in-depth interviews on 40 servicewomen, 10 said they had been raped, five said they were sexually assaulted including attempted rape, and 13 reported sexual harassment.

It is reported that 1,494 children younger than 18 nationwide were murdered in 2008, the USA Today reported.

A survey conducted by the U.S. Justice Department on 4,549 kids and adolescents aged 17 and younger between January and May of 2008 showed, more than 60 percent of children surveyed were exposed to violence within the past year, either directly or indirectly.

Trampling upon other countries ‘ sovereignty, human rights

The report said the United States with its strong military power has pursued hegemony in the world, trampling upon the sovereignty of other countries and trespassing their human rights.

As the world’s biggest arms seller, its deals have greatly fueled instability across the world. The United States also expanded its military spending, already the largest in the world, by 10 percent in 2008 to 607 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for 42 percent of the world total, the AP reported.

At the beginning of 2010, the U.S. government announced a 6.4-billion-U.S. dollar arms sales package to Taiwan despite strong protest from the Chinese government and people, which seriously damaged China’s national security interests and aroused strong indignation among the Chinese people, it said.

The wars of Iraq and Afghanistan have placed heavy burden on American people and brought tremendous casualties and property losses to the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the report.

Prisoner abuse is one of the biggest human rights scandals of the United States, it said

An investigation by U.S. Justice Department showed 2,000 Taliban surrendered combatants were suffocated to death by the U.S. army-controlled Afghan armed forces, the report said.

The United States has been building its military bases around the world, and cases of violation of local people’s human rights are often seen, the report said.

The United States is now maintaining 900 bases worldwide, with more than 190,000 military personnel and 115,000 relevant staff stationed.

These bases are bringing serious damage and environmental contamination to the localities. Toxic substances caused by bomb explosions are taking their tolls on the local children, it said.

It has been reported that toward the end of the U.S. military bases’ presence in Subic and Clark Philippines, as many as 3,000 cases of raping local women had been filed against the U.S. servicemen, but all were dismissed, according to the report.



More Pictures from Abu Ghraib

U.S. on List of UNICEF’s Worst Countries for Kids

February 14, 2007

A new report from the U.N. Children’s Fund says the United States and Britain are the worst countries in the industrialized world in which to be a child. UNICEF says an examination of 40 factors, such as poverty, deprivation, happiness, relationships, and risky or bad behavior puts the United States and Britain at the bottom of a list of 21 economically developed nations.

The UNICEF report sought to assess children’s well-being in developed countries by measuring a number of factors, including health, education, poverty, family relationships, and bad or risky behavior. Children were also asked to say whether they were happy.

In the overall table of children’s well-being, the Netherlands comes out on top, followed closely by the Scandinavian countries, which also have highly developed welfare systems. At the bottom are the United States at No. 20, and Britain at No. 21.

It’s not that developed welfare states necessarily have happier children, says David Parker of UNICEF.

“I think what we know from history in the U.S.,” Parker says, “is that it’s not necessarily how the welfare is provided but the nature of the support. One of the key things is that the role of government is important, but the entire society must have at its heart the idea of improving child well-being.”

The United States fared worst of all 21 countries in health and safety, measured by rates of infant mortality and accidents and injuries.

The United States and Britain were lowest overall in the category of behavior and risks, meaning that American and British children are more likely to use drugs, drink alcohol and be sexually active than children elsewhere.

Professor Jonathan Bradshaw from the University of York in England led the research into the project. He was scathing about the failures of successive British governments.

“We’ve failed to invest in child health, in child education, in child care,” Bradshaw says. “It’s the result of neglect, which other countries have not done… they’ve just spent more on their children, despite the fact they’re not as rich as we are.”

In almost all the categories, poorer nations such as Poland and the Czech Republic fared better than the United States and Britain.


There are a few stories on Human Rights Violations in the US at the links below as well.

Food industry probe reveals abuse of foreign workers

Japan Report: Private Agreements Allowed US to Bring Nukes

2.5 million Iraqi women were widowed by Iraq war

Doctors report “unprecedented” rise in deformities, cancers in Iraq

America’s Most Wanted The Top 50 US War Criminals

(Afghanistan 1) A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Iraq War Images

War “Pollution” Equals Millions of Deaths

Israel and US were behind the Georgian Attacks on South Ossetia and Abkhazia

Who profits from WAR?

This is a list of countries that have US Nuclear Weapons.

US Nuclear weapons in Europe

There is more Happy  Hunting

Indexed List of all Stories in Archives


Tough-on-crime policies don’t work, study finds

New York Times and the ACORN Hoax

Egypt : 42 electoral candidates and 145 protestors arrested in one day

Children of Gaza are Suffering, Scarred, Trapped

Report: U.S. vows to halt Israeli building in East Jerusalem

Trial Witness ‘I saw Israeli bulldozer kill Rachel Corrie’

Still no verdict in Dr Aafia Siddiqui trial

February 3 2010

On Tuesday, jurors in New York deliberated for a full day without reaching a verdict in the trial of Pakistani citizen Aafia Siddiqui, who is charged with attempted murder of FBI agents and US military personnel.

The deliberations are scheduled to resume on Wednesday.

Siddiqui is accused of grabbing a US warrant officer’s M-4 rifle in a police station in Ghazni, Afghanistan in July 2008 and firing two shots at FBI agents and military personnel when being interrogated for her alleged possession of documents detailing a ‘terrorist’ plan.

The prosecution says she burst from behind a curtain and attempted the ‘murder’ and was shot in the abdomen.

Last week, Siddiqui said she was concerned about being transferred to a “secret” prison by the US forces and was trying to slip out of the room when she was shot. “I’m telling you what I know. I walked toward the curtain. I was shot and I was shot again. I fainted,” she said.

Siddiqui’s lawyer Linda Moreno said during closing arguments Monday that the “science” supported her testimony that she didn’t touch the weapon or fire it.

“Where are the bullet holes? …Did the Afghanis take the bullet holes? …There is no physical evidence that an M-4 rifle was touched by Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, let alone fired,”The Wall Street Journal quoted Moreno as saying.

Siddiqui vanished in Karachi, Pakistan with her three children on March 30, 2003. The next day it was reported in local newspapers that she had been taken into custody on terrorism charges.

US officials allege that she was seized on July 17, 2008 by Afghan security forces in Ghazni province and claim that documents, including formulas for explosives and chemical weapons, were found in her handbag.

She has been brought to the United States to face charges of attempted murder and assault. Siddiqui faces 20 years in prison on the attempted murder charges and life in prison on the firearms charge.

However, human rights organizations have cast doubt on the accuracy of the US account of the event.

Many political activists believe she was Prisoner 650 of the US detention facility in Bagram, Afghanistan, where they say she was tortured for five years until one day US authorities announced that they had found her in Afghanistan.



Case against Aafia Siddiqui begins to unravel

The newest victim of the US occupation in Iraq

Petition: Demand the release of Iraqi Female Writer/Blogger Hiba Al-Shamaree


Gaza is in Desperate need of real help

Qatar sends aid to Gaza flood victims

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Canada: Heavily edited Afghan documents prove need for inquiry

December 2 2009

OTTAWA — The federal government released almost 200 pages of heavily censored documents about Afghanistan detainees on Wednesday, prompting critics to assert that the excessive secrecy highlights the need for a public inquiry.

“What we’ve seen from this government is a whole lot of redaction, in other words blacked out documents,” charged Paul Dewar, NDP foreign affairs critic. “It’s like reading tea leaves.”

Dewar produced his own document, obtained through an access to information request, showing that the government had blacked out a reference to torture in a 2006 report from its own Foreign Affairs bureaucrats on the state of human rights in Afghanistan.

The original, unedited, document, which was leaked to the media in 2007, concluded that “extrajudicial executions, disappearances, torture and detention without trial are all too common.”

“This is precisely why Canadians can’t trust any documents with redactions from this government,” said Dewar.

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association joined calls for a judicial inquiry. The association’s litigation director, Grace Pastine, said that the “heavily, heavily redacted” federal reports shed little light on what the government knew about allegations that Taliban insurgents were abused after Canadian troops handed the captives over to Afghan control.

The government released the documents Wednesday to a special House of Commons committee on Afghanistan, which requested them two weeks ago to support allegations from senior bureaucrat Richard Colvin that his superiors in Ottawa and Afghanistan turned a blind eye to his allegations in 2006 that detainees were tortured in Afghan jails.

Colleen Swords, who was an assistant deputy minister during Colvin’s 17-month stint in Afghanistan, refuted Colvin’s allegations that he persistently warned her and other government officials about torture. Colvin fingered Swords in particular, saying that she told him to use the phone instead of putting his concerns in writing.

Swords appeared before the committee one week after three military generals and a former deputy foreign minister, David Mulroney, dismissed Colvin’s allegations as untrue.

In Beijing, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told reporters he has no intention of calling a public inquiry.

“The government of Canada has taken all necessary actions in all instances where there is proof of abuse of Afghan prisoners,” Harper said. “I think the opposition has nothing to do when it is talking about something that happened three years ago.”

As the government released its redacted documents, the head of the Military Police Complaints Commission, Peter Tinsley, permitted the release of material the government had provided to the commission, which is conducting a probe into the role of the military police in transferring detainees.

Tinsley concluded that the government has leaked so many of the documents to the media that the records should be publicly released to protect Colvin’s reputation from being impugned.

Colvin is one of almost two dozen witnesses who have been called to testify at the commission but the government has been trying to block them, citing national security concerns. The Commons committee began public hearings last month after the commission puts its probe on hold, saying it cannot proceed because it has been stonewalled by the government.

The newly released reports confirm Colvin’s contention that the International Committee of the Red Cross, the humanitarian organization responsible for monitoring the human-rights situation in Afghanistan, repeatedly raised red flags in 2006 over Canada handing over detainees without an adequate process in place to keep track of them.

One year later, in the spring of 2007, the government strengthened its transfer-of-prisoners arrangement with Afghanistan to ensure followup and prison monitoring.

Meanwhile, newly released documents show Red Cross officials complained in May and September 2006 that the Canadian military was refusing to provide basic information about Afghans it was holding captive, hampering the international organization’s efforts to keep track of prisoners.

The heavily censored records, released late Wednesday by the government, provide a glimpse into how federal bureaucrats and military officers, both in Ottawa and Afghanistan, were dealing with individuals being detained by Canadian troops in Kandahar.

“Because of inadequate information collection and occasional reporting delays, the (censored from documents) office is losing track of some Afghan detainees,” a May 26, 2006, e-mail sent by Colvin and circulated to various officials in Foreign Affairs and the Defence Department, pointed out.

“Efforts to resolve these problems to date have not been successful. (Organization name censored from document) ‘very much taken aback’ by the lack of co-operation from Cdn military in theatre.”

The e-mail was also sent to the office of then Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay.

The e-mail pointed out the Red Cross was concerned it was taking as long as two months before the Canadian military was providing notification that a person had been detained. “And a lot can happen in two months,” it added.

With files from David Akin and David Pugliese, Canwest News Service and Ottawa Citizen Video at the Source. Source

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I smell a cover up.  Harper is not to be trusted to many times he has gone behind Canadians backs to make backroom deals.

Like “The Canadian and Israel Public Security Agreement”

Want to know about Israels terrorist activities check HERE.

It’s a rather long list including using Mossad using Canadian passports in an  assasinsination attempt.

Harper is also trying to remove Freedom of Speech from Canadians.

So if any Canadians drop by or you know any please send them the link of the Post Below.  There is a Petition as well as Gov. MP  Contact info and information.

The Government has gone so far as to ban a British MP from entering Canada because he supported those in Gaza.  Absolutely  Appalling.

Israel: Attempting to take away Canadians Freedom of Speech

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Vietnam War Veteran on Hunger Strike in Protest of Afghanistan War

Vietnam War Veteran on Hunger Strike in Protest of Afghanistan War

November 20 2009

He’s starving himself for peace. A Vietnam veteran is fasting in Washington trying to bring about an end to the Afghan war which he sees as putting unbearable pressures on American soldiers.

Thomas Mahany hasn’t eaten in 7 days.

Stand by Thomas Mahany say “No to War”!

“Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”, comes the first of many “songs around the world” being released independently. Featured is a cover of the Ben E. King classic by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it travelled the globe.

So if your in the area go out and Stand by Thomas Mahany say “No to War”! Bring your friends, Bring your neighbors, Bring everyone you can and Say No to War? Bring a Whole Lotta Love. Bring the Whole Country!

Write the papers write the TV media, it’s time for the US to say no more war.

Get Out Of My Country

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What Afghans have to look forward to, the same weapons were used there as in Iraq.

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Mining is one of Afghanistan’s few economic bright spots. Significant deposits of copper, iron, gold, oil and gas, and coal — as well as precious gems such as emeralds and rubies — are largely untapped.

The US is whining it is not getting mining contracts. They are screaming corruption. Source

Personally the US  should clean up the corruption in their own back yards before  accusing others.  The US is a leader of taking bribes especially at election time. Their politicians are bought and sold by big oi, gas, phama and the Israeli lobby groups.  They should take a look in the mirror before accusing others.

Why would the Afghans want to award them contracts considering, they destroyed their country, murdered their citizens,  left a deadly trail of radioactive poison etc etc.

Seems to me the US has corruption mastered.

The US should, Get out of Afghanistan.

Those who sent them there under false pretenses, should be tried for War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity.

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Afghanistan: Troops Guarding the Poppy Fields

Paul Joseph Watson

Friday, November 20, 2009

Not content with savaging American taxpayers with two huge new financial burdens during an economic recession, in the form of health care reform and cap and trade, close allies of Barack Obama have proposed a new war surtax that will force Americans to foot the bill for the cost of protecting opium fields in Afghanistan, paying off drug lords, and bribing the Taliban.

Warning that the cost of occupying Afghanistan is a threat to the Democrats’ plan to overhaul health care, lawmakers have announced their plan to make Americans pay an additional war tax that will be taken directly from their income, never mind the fact that around 36 per cent of federal taxes already go to paying for national defense.

“Regardless of whether one favors the war or not, if it is to be fought, it ought to be paid for,” the lawmakers, all prominent Democratic allies of Obama, said in a joint statement on the “Share The Sacrifice Act of 2010 (PDF),” reports AFP.

The move is being led by the appropriately named House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dave Obey, Representative John Murtha, who chairs that panel’s defense subcommittee; and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank.

The tax would apply to anyone earning as little as $22,600 per year in 2011.

The proposal is described as “heavily symbolic” with little chance of passing, but it once again illustrates the hypocrisy of an administration that swept to power on the promise of “change” to the Neo-Con imperial agenda and a resolve to reduce U.S. military involvement overseas. In reality, there are more troops in Iraq and Afghanistan now under Obama that at any time during the Bush administration.

At the height of the Bush administration’s 2007 “surge” in Iraq, there were 26,000 US troops in Afghanistan and 160,000 in Iraq, a total of 186,000.

According to DoD figures cited by The Washington Post last month, there are now around 189,000 and rising deployed in total. There are now 68,000 troops in Afghanistan, over double the amount deployed there when Bush left office.

What precisely would this extra tax be used to pay for? Namely, bribing the Taliban, paying off CIA drug lords, and protecting heroin-producing opium fields.

Numerous reports over the past two weeks have confirmed that the U.S. military is paying off the Taliban with bags of gold to prevent them from attacking vehicle convoys, proving that there is no real “war” in Afghanistan, merely a business agreement that allows the occupiers to continue their lucrative control of record opium exports while they finalize construction of dozens of new military bases from which to launch new wars.

The Afghan opium trade has exploded since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, following a lull after the Taliban had imposed a crackdown. According to the U.N., the drug trade is now worth $65 billion. Afghanistan produces 92 per cent of the world’s opium, with the equivalent of at least 3,500 tonnes leaving the country each year.

This racket is secured by drug kingpins like the brother of disputed president Hamid Karzai. As a New York Times report revealed last month, Ahmed Wali Karzai, a Mafia-like figure who expanded his influence over the drug trade with the aid of U.S. efforts to eliminate his competitors, is on the CIA payroll.

As Professor Michel Chossudovsky has highlighted in a series of essays, the explosion of opium production after the invasion was about the CIA’s drive to restore the lucrative Golden Crescent opium trade that was in place during the time when the Agency were funding the Mujahideen rebels to fight the Soviets, and flood the streets of America and Britain with cheap heroin, destroying lives while making obscene profits.

Any war surtax will merely go straight to maintaining the agenda that Obama inherited from Bush, the continued looting of Afghanistan under the pretext of a “war on terror” that, as revelations about bribing the Taliban prove, doesn’t even exist.


Afghanistan opium poppy cultivation 1994-2007

The Taliban has almost eradicated the poppy fields. No sooner did the war begin and the poppy fields wee reborn.

Children work the poppy fields young as 8 or 9

Narco-Nation Building

By Paul L. Williams, Ph.D

July 7 2009

Hey, guys, don’t pick the poppies.

That’s the order from the Obama Administration to the 4,000 Marines presently engaged in Operation Khanjar or “Strike of the Sword,” an invasion of the Taliban infested Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan.

The Marines of Bravo’s Company 1st Platoon sleep beside groves of poppies Troops of the 2nd Platoon walk through the fields on strict orders not to swat the heavy opium bulbs. The Afghan farmers and laborers, who are engaged in scraping the resin from the bulbs, smile and wave at the passing soldiers.

The Helmand province is the world’s largest cultivator of opium poppies – the crop used to make heroin.

Afghanistan grew 93 percent of the world’s poppy crop last year, with Helmand alone responsible for more than half of the opium production in the country, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Heroin, as it turns out, represents the only staple of the Afghan economy. The country manufactures no domestic products for exportation and the rocky terrain yields no cash crops – – except, of course, the poppies.

The poppies fuel the great jihad against the United States and the Western world. More than 3,500 tons of raw opium is gleaned from the poppy crops every year, producing annual revenues for the Taliban and al Qaeda that range from $5 billion to $16 billion.

Destroying the fields could very well put an end to terrorist activities in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

But the Obama Administration remains intent upon protecting the poppies so that the Afghan farmers and local drug lords can reap the benefits of what purports to be a bumper crop.

Many Marines in the field are scratching their heads over the situation.

Jason Striuszko a journalist embedded with the U.S. Marines in Garmser, reports that many of the leathernecks are scratching their heads at the apparent contradictions — calling in airstrikes and artillery on the elusive Taliban while assuring farmers and drug lords that they will protect the poppies.

“Of course,” Striuszko says, “those fields will be harvested and some money likely used to help fuel the Taliban, and the Marines are thinking, essentially, ‘huh?’”

“It’s kind of weird. We’re coming over here to fight the Taliban. We see this. We know it’s bad. But at the same time we know it’s the only way locals can make money,” said 1st Lt. Adam Lynch, 27, of Barnstable, Mass.

Richard Holbrooke, the Obama Administration’s top envoy in Afghanistan, says that poppy eradication – for years a cornerstone of U.S. and U.N. anti-drug efforts in the country – has only resulted in driving Afghan farmers into the hands of the Taliban.

The new approach, Holbrooke maintains, will try to wean the farmers of the lucrative cash crop by giving them help to grow other produce, like wheat, corn and pomegranates.

Most of the 33,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan operate in the east, where the poppy problem is not as great. But the 2,400-strong 24th Marines, have taken the field in this southern growing region during harvest season.

An expert on Afghanistan’s drug trade, Barnett Rubin, complained that the Marines are being put in such a situation by a “one-dimensional” military policy that fails to integrate political and economic considerations into long-range planning.

“All we hear is, not enough troops, send more troops,” said Rubin, a professor at New York University. “Then you send in troops with no capacity for assistance, no capacity for development, no capacity for aid, no capacity for governance.”

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Stover, whose platoon is sleeping beside a poppy crop planted in the interior courtyard of a mud-walled compound, said the Marines’ mission is to get rid of the “bad guys,” and “the locals aren’t the bad guys.”

“Poppy fields in Afghanistan are the cornfields of Ohio,” said Stover, 28, of Marion, Ohio. “When we got here they were asking us if it’s OK to harvest poppy and we said, ‘Yeah, just don’t use an AK-47.’”


U.S. soldiers inspect a cache of opium that was seized at a border police station on the outskirts of Herat,  October 23 2007. Afghan border police in the western Afghan city have seized 644 kilograms of opium. Afghanistan accounts for over 93 percent of the world’s supply of opium, the main ingredient in heroin, a lucrative trade whose proceeds in part fund some of the Taliban-led insurgency.    AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

They don’t tell you about this, about Afghanistan’s growing domestic drug problem – an estimated 1.5 million addicts, including 120,000 women, according to the Ministry of Narcotics – all those advocates of legalizing the country’s robust opium crop – a yield that provides some 93 per cent of the world’s heroin. This heroin, which is refined opium, ends up on streets across the globe but also is destroying families here. Source

They also fail to mention the problem now in Iran , Iraq,
Russia, Europe and North America.

There are millions of new heroin addicts around the world.

Karima leaned to one side and rubbed her temples with half-painted pink fingernails. The smile that was wide and infectious for her visitors had now surrendered to the internal darkness that ruled her addiction.

The day had started like most in her life: With an opium tea that she drinks to “feel happy.” On bad days, she needs it three or four times.

Karima is 13.

She is bright, and confident, but left school during fourth grade. From the two narrow rooms they call home in an otherwise abandoned building, she cannot see a future that is either clean or normal — a hard assessment for a girl who is barely a teenager.

“There is no one but me to support the family and we have nothing to live easily,” she said. “I feel sad most of the time and the tea makes me feel better.”

Her mother, Najiba, raised five children on a steady diet of narcotics to ease their hunger pains and winter chills and her own grief from losing a son. The whole family has been through drug treatment — twice — and Najiba claims to be healthy.

Karima is still addicted. She buys the drugs herself with money from her father and boils the opium tea the way her mother long did for her.

Her wild-eyed youngest sister, Raisa, is three years old and clicks her tongue while fidgeting with a red patent purse. Raisa had opium in her veins before she was born. Najiba cut her off months ago, but Raisa remembers the “dizzy” tea and craves it. I asked her why.

“Because I miss it,” she said in the tiniest voice. “I like it.” Source

Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of the Afghan president and a suspected player in the country’s booming illegal opium trade, gets regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency, and has for much of the past eight years, according to current and former American officials. Source

Opium production is one of the chief sources of revenue for the warlords that occupy the Afghan parliament and is one of the main reasons why the government is seen as corrupt by the Afghan people. As long as NATO continues to bomb civilians in an effort to extend the control of those warlords, the Afghan people will continue to join the resistance to the foreign occupation.

This reality led to the recent resignation of Matthew Hoh, a former US army captain and Foreign Service official in Zabul province. Hoh resigned because he said that the presence of the foreign troops was the main reason why the resistance was growing and he believed that the war needed to end.  Source

They have never connected Bin Laden to 9/11

Bin Laden has been dead since December of 2001

9/11 was just an excuse to go to war in Afghanistan nothing more.

The results of the invasion of Afghanistan is devastating to say the least.

The radiation will have a very devastating impact on Afghans. The testing proved the use of radioactive weapons. Source

The end result will be as it is in Iraq and other countries Nato and the US have invaded.

Doctors report “unprecedented” rise in deformities, cancers in Iraq


Since its dealings with the Meo tribesmen in Laos during the Vietnam era, the CIA has protected narcotics traffic in key locations in order partly to finance its covert operations. The scale of international narcotics traffic today is such that major US banks such as Citigroup are reported to derive a significant share of their profits from laundering the proceeds. Source

CIA Drug  Operations a little history

Bush – Cheney and drugs

Pipelines in the Middle East Afghanistan included/ Maps as well

Drug money used as a geopolitics weapon by CIA-RAW-Mossad

March 12, 2010

By Brig Asif Haroon Raja

US Administration under George Bush senior had formulated New World Order in 1989 in anticipation to assuming world leadership. Among several aspects how to go about harnessing world resources and to micro manage world affairs, Islam was identified as the next threat to US interests after the imminent collapse of communism which by that time was gasping for breath. Afghanistan figured high in US security paradigm. After the Taliban captured power in 1996 and declared Sharia and refused to abide by terms and conditions of US economic tycoons with regard to shipment of oil and gas from Central Asia through Afghanistan, it was circled for invasion in 1997. In August 1998, Osama bin Laden’s camps in Khost province of Afghanistan were struck by cruise missiles. In July 2001, some high US officials declared that Afghanistan would be invaded in October that year. Going by this sequence of events, it becomes evident that neo-cons in connivance with Jews manufactured 9/11 to achieve their global ambitions. Jewish controlled media played a key role in triggering world wide condemnation of 9/11 attacks and in fomenting hatred against Muslims among the non-Muslim world.

9/11 was an excuse to formulate draconian laws and policies of pre-emption and unilateralism. Terrorism became the most sinful and unforgivable offence. Under the buzzword of terrorism, world cooperation was harnessed to fight global war on terror and supposedly free the world from this menace which in their view posed the biggest threat to world security. Freedom movements within Muslim world were converted into terrorism and terrorism became synonymous to Islam. Al-Qaeda was created from nowhere and transformed into a faceless monster that would appear like a ghost in all areas of US interest. Islamic threat was demonized to justify existence of NATO that had lost its rationale and locus standi after end of Cold War and expiry of Warsaw Pact in 1991.

Afghanistan was not invaded to avenge terror attacks allegedly master minded by Afghanistan based Osama bin Laden and those who harbored him. The real intention was to convert Afghanistan into a permanent US military station wherefrom it could promote its strategic interests. These interests included tapping unexplored mineral resources of Central Asia and shipping gas and oil to Europe and USA through Afghanistan and Pakistan; monitoring China and Russia; remaining within turn round distance of Persian Gulf; preventing Iran from going nuclear and affecting a regime change of its choice; subverting and denuclearizing Pakistan; making India the regional policeman; restoring and controlling world largest supply of opium for world heroin markets and to use drugs as a geopolitics weapon against opponents, especially Russia. In pursuit of its multiple objectives Afghanistan was ruthlessly destroyed and till to-date has not been vacated.

CIA has a track record of using drug money to support its covert operations all over the world. It toppled Mossadeq led regime in Iran in 1953. It armed Iraqi Kurds in 1975 to destabilize Iraqi regime. It also used drug money to back Contras movement in Nicaragua in 1980 to bring democracy. Cocaine being the most sought drug became the favorite production of CIA. Unprecedented volume of cocaine trafficking took place in the 1980s but no eyebrow was raised in Washington. Drug money was extensively utilized by CIA to finance Afghan jihad against Soviet troops in Afghanistan from 1979 till 1989. Commercial production of opium began in 1980s, replacing cocaine with heroin and this new product flooded the US and European markets. By the time Afghan war came to an end, Afghanistan had become the second largest opium producing country. Its production rate had swelled to 1350 metric tons.

When the Taliban under Mullah Omar captured power in 1996, the Islamic regime carried out host of social reforms including imposition of ban on opium production. There was steep decline in this practice for the first time. The Taliban during their rule till October 2001 suffered from worst economic crisis due to severe sanctions imposed by USA and western countries but they never used opium to build their economy. Interestingly, this ban became one of the core reasons for the US to invade Afghanistan.

Afghanistan has now become a narco-state and the largest opium producing country in the world. Younger brother of Hamid Karzai Ahmad Wali Karzai in Kandahar has been the main player exporting heroin to Europe through Turkmenistan. Indian Embassy in Kabul has been working as the coordinating centre for drug trade. Countries like Pakistan and Iran lying in the path of drug trade route are the worst affected since drugs destroy social norms and values as they have in the west. It has made a debilitating impact on societal fabric. By 2008, 8000 metric tons had been exported to world markets. Afghanistan is producing 8250 metric tons per year, which makes 90-92% of world opium supply. Illegal opium production is worth $ 65 billions. Afghan warlords involved are deeply involved in enriching their coffers through drug trade.

While international drug mafia is fully controlled by Zionists, CIA is complicit in global drug trade. Without active support of Pentagon and CIA, it is simply not possible to export opium in thousands of tons. Free licenses are liberally issued to drug producers and traffickers. There are credible reports that US military planes have been made use of and even some coffins were filled with heroin instead of bodies. Truckloads of heroin transfer heroin daily. Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, silenced for years by George W. Bush Administration, testified to the use of NATO planes transporting drugs as well as international terrorists.

Under the pretext of hunting al-Qaeda, CIA has made deep inroads in Pakistan. Drug money is not only used by CIA to finance its illegal operations in Pakistan and elsewhere but also US economy also which because of economic crunch is badly in need of liquidity in its banks that are closing down at an alarming rate. Russia has lashed out at US and NATO for refusing to destroy poppy crops in Afghanistan and not fighting drug production which implies that raw drug sources will remain sacrosanct. The US however puts blame on Taliban for poppy cultivation in Afghanistan for financing insurgency and to snatch this source, it has mounted massive offensive in Helmand, a stronghold of Taliban and major opium growing region.

Under the pretext of hunting al-Qaeda, CIA has made deep inroads in Pakistan. Drug money is not only used by CIA to finance its illegal operations in Pakistan and elsewhere but also US economy also which because of economic crunch is badly in need of liquidity in its banks that are closing down at an alarming rate. Russia has lashed out at US and NATO for refusing to destroy poppy crops in Afghanistan and not fighting drug production which implies that raw drug sources will remain sacrosanct. The US however puts blame on Taliban for poppy cultivation in Afghanistan for financing insurgency and to snatch this source, it has mounted massive offensive in Helmand, a stronghold of Taliban and major opium growing region.

Like the CIA, RAW and Mossad are also heavily involved in narcotic business. Indian drug barons have cultivated close ties with Afghan drug warlords and with Laos which is among the leading drug trading country. India ranks fifth largest illegal opium producing country in the world.  Illicit poppy is being cultivated in large quantity in Himachal Pradesh, Arunchal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Mizoram. India is using profits made out of drug trafficking towards covert operation in Pakistan. Operation aimed at destabilizing Pakistan codenamed CIT X had been jointly conceived by RAW and Mossad for which criminal elements, mercenaries and drug mafia were engaged. 57 training camps were established in East Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Assam, Gujarat, Rajasthan and occupied Kashmir to train and launch terrorists inside Pakistan. Training was imparted to dissident elements from MQM, Jiye Sindh Mahaz, Jiye Sindh Students Federation and Baloch nationalists and other nationalist groups. Source

The so called war on drugs also fuels the US prisons.  The more drugs on the streets the more profit and slaves for prisons.

The Prison Industry in the United States Costs Taxpayers Billions

Just added this November 7 2012

A few facts, new and old.

Afghanistan, Heroin, Addiction, Death


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Traumatised British troops get payout pittance after Afghanistan and Iraq

November 15 2009

Soldiers whose lives have been shattered by the trauma of fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq are being given as little as £3,000 compensation after their medical discharge.

One victim, who saw his friend’s throat ripped out by a bomb blast, said he would have been better off if he was unemployed and on benefits. Another accused ministers of washing their hands of mentally ill servicemen and women.

Since November 2005 the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has paid 155 mentally traumatised soldiers, who experience delusions, hallucinations, flashbacks and severe depression, an average of just under £6,000, according to official figures. Four others received payments above £9,075.

Sir John Major, the former prime minister, is so concerned by the low payouts that he has written to Gordon Brown to object in what aides describe as “the strongest possible terms”.

Charities, senior military and legal figures last week demanded changes to the compensation system in submissions to a government review.

The review was launched in August after disclosures by The Sunday Times that Bob Ainsworth, the defence secretary, was trying to cut compensation payouts through the courts.

Brigadier Ed Butler, former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, said: “We have got one hell of a problem brewing up. Post traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] needs to be fully recognised and adequately compensated. When you’re talking about £3,000 for someone who has got PTSD it’s not enough.”

In the past two years 4,916 cases of mental disorder have been identified in British troops who toured Afghanistan and Iraq, while 67 who served in the two war zones have committed suicide since 2003.

The true toll of mental illness is likely to be far higher. In the United States, commanders have stated that 30% of all troops deployed suffer from some form of PTSD.

Captain Neil Christie, a Royal Marine, developed PTSD after being posted to Afghanistan in 2006. In one instance he was asked to identify a friend who had been killed by friendly fire. He said: “His face was all gnarled, his back had been ripped apart and mutilated . He was just a distorted carcass.”

A convoy of his comrades were hit by a suicide bomber and Christie said: “One of my friends had his throat ripped out. We had to wash the blood from their vehicles and equipment afterwards.”

His abiding memory was of Afghan children treated at Camp Bastion after sustaining injuries by walking into mines: “I can never forget their faces, some of them were as young as five or six who had lost limbs. ”

On his return home in 2007 he struggled to adjust and was diagnosed with PTSD in January 2008. He received a £5,000 lump sum, £180 a month and no other benefits. If he was unemployed he would get £260 a month in income support.

Christie, 28, said: “I was disgusted, I felt like the army had washed their hands of me, they just didn’t care. I’d have been better off being unemployed. I would be out on a walk down in Devon by the sea cliffs and think about just jumping off.

“I had been to hell and couldn’t process all the mental and emotional shit that went with that.” Christie received intensive counselling from Talking2minds, a charity for traumatised soldiers. He now works for it as a counsellor.

Sean Chance, 21, was diagnosed with PTSD after serving as a trooper with the Queen’s Royal Hussars in Iraq. He lost half his left foot when a rocket pierced the armour of his Challenger 2 tank. He received just £6,000 for his post-traumatic stress, which was increased on appeal to £11,000. He now earns £90 a week mowing lawns.

He said: “We were under constant attack, you couldn’t sleep for the mortar bombing. These people hated us. I remember once standing next to a sergeant and he was shot in the chin. His face was this red, lumpy mess.

“The compensation was a massive insult. I feel like they have just paid me off and abandoned me. I can’t sleep, I feel depressed and angry.

“The MoD sent me to a counsellor who just wanted me to relive the trauma, which is the last thing I want to be doing. It did nothing for me.”

Peter Doolan, 28, was diagnosed with PTSD in 1999, after serving in Kosovo. Despite his illness he went on to serve in Sierra Leone and Northern Ireland and did two tours of Iraq.

Doolan, a father of three, was medically discharged in 2007. Under the old war pensions compensation system he receives just £60 a week. “I saw horrific stuff in Kosovo. We arrived in villages where everyone was dead. We had to dig bloody graves,” he said.

“In Iraq it was full throttle. Every time we went out we were attacked. Out of my company we lost six. I got to a point in Iraq where my battle partner was shot through the throat [and] I didn’t give a shit.”

Doolan has struggled to adapt to civilian life in Dereham, Norfolk. He sleeps alone in his son’s bed because he fears he will hit out at his wife in his sleep. He has suffered severe depression and also become prone to violence.

“If I get nervous or upset I can’t control the shaking. I will physically start throwing up. When I have nightmares, even though I know it’s a dream, I can’t wake myself up. I start kicking out and screaming.

“I have hallucinations. I see people, animals, mostly cats. I’ve even seen flowers grow out of my carpet. I’ve not been to a pub in 11 months. The last time, in January, at my granny’s funeral, I beat up three of my brothers.”

Doolan is furious with the level of compensation for PTSD: “They have no bloody idea what it’s like for us. I think they must hate soldiers.”

David Hill, chief of Combat Stress, the charity, said: “These are hidden wounds and the compensation scheme discriminates quite unjustly against people suffering from mental disorders.”

The MoD said veterans requiring mental health care receive “excellent support” from the National Health Service. Ainsworth pledged that the review into the compensation system would be “thorough and wide-ranging”.


Brown and companay will not take care of those who are injured or mentally ill but more then willing to send more to Afghanistan.

Brown: Britain Will Send More Troops to Afghanistan

By Sonja Pace
November 13 2009

Britain’s prime minister says the UK will send more troops to Afghanistan if other allies do the same. Speaking on British radio, BBC’s Radio Four, Gordon Brown said he’s confident of that support.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown said British envoys are being sent out to talk with coalition partners and NATO allies to make the case for sending more troops to Afghanistan. For the rest go  here.

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Is Osama bin Laden still alive, Seems the answer is no

Bin Laden

New an interesting January 16 2010 update at bottom

by David Ray Griffin

October 10 2009

Is Osama bin Laden still alive? I have dealt with this question in a recent little book entitled Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?  The present essay summarizes the main points of this book.

Since the transference of power from the Bush administration to that of Barack Obama administration, the question of whether bin Laden is dead or alive has become more important.

Although George W. Bush famously said that he wanted Osama bin Laden “dead or alive,” he made clear that he was not serious about this. Besides stating that he was not concerned about bin Laden, he demonstrated this by diverting most of America’s military resources to Iraq. Bush could, of course, be unconcerned about bin Laden because he knew that, besides the fact that bin Laden had nothing to do with 9/11,  he was probably dead anyway.

I do not know what President Obama and his people think about these matters, but their rhetoric presupposes that bin Laden was responsible for 9/11 and is still alive.

In November 2008, for example, a Washington Post story said:

“President-elect Barack Obama . . . intends to renew the U.S. commitment to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. . . . ‘This is our enemy,’ one adviser said of bin Laden, ‘and he should be our principal target.’”

In his White House address of March 27 of this year, President Obama said:

“[A]l Qaeda and its allies – the terrorists who planned and supported the 9/11 attacks – are in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Multiple intelligence estimates have warned that al Qaeda is actively planning attacks on the U.S. homeland from its safe-haven in Pakistan. . . . [A]l Qaeda and its extremist allies have moved across the border to the remote areas of the Pakistani frontier. This almost certainly includes al Qaeda’s leadership: Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri.”

Obama has appealed regularly to these intelligence estimates, which have invariably claimed that bin Laden is hiding in Pakistan, somewhere along its border with Pakistan. This claim has been used to justify the extension of US military activity into Pakistan, with the result that people now speak of the “AfPak war.”

One way to argue against this war is to point out that, if these intelligence experts do not even know whether bin Laden is alive, they certainly cannot know where he is and what he is thinking.

There are, to be sure, other good arguments against the this war, and many critics are making these arguments. But to point out that bin Laden is almost certainly dead provides an argument that goes to the heart of the publically articulated rationale for this war.

Of course, another way to argue against this war would be to point out that bin Laden had nothing to do with 9/11. But even though our own FBI has admitted that it “has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11,” a large part of the American population has been conditioned to reject all revisionism about 9/11 out of hand. As we saw recently with “the Van Jones affair,” people are considered unfit for public service if they once signed a document suggesting that the official account of 9/11 might not be fully true.

My little bin Laden book is primarily for people who, besides assuming that Osama bin Laden was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, also believe that the AfPak war is justifiable because we need to prevent him from planning another attack. Many such people will turn against the war if they become aware of convincing evidence that bin Laden is almost certainly dead. There is considerable evidence for this conclusion.

This evidence is of two types: objective evidence and testimonies.

Objective Evidence that Bin Laden is Dead

The objective evidence includes the following facts:

First, up until mid-December 13, 2001, the CIA had regularly been intercepting messages between bin Laden and his people. At that time, however, the messages suddenly stopped, and the CIA has never again intercepted a message.

Second, on December 26, 2001, a leading Pakistani newspaper published a story reporting that bin Laden had died in mid-December, adding:

“A prominent official in the Afghan Taleban movement . . . stated . . . that he had himself attended the funeral of bin Laden and saw his face prior to burial.”

Third, bin Laden had kidney disease. He had been treated for it in the American Hospital in Dubai in July 2001, at which time he reportedly ordered two dialysis machines to take home. If you have ever wondered what bin Laden was doing the night before the 9/11 attacks, CBS News reported that he was being given kidney dialysis treatment in a hospital in Pakistan.  And in January of 2001, Dr. Sanjay Gupta said – based on a video of bin Laden that had been made in either late November or early December of 2001 – that he appeared to be in the last stages of kidney failure.

Fourth, In July of 2002, CNN reported that bin Laden’s bodyguards had been captured in February of that year, adding: “Sources believe that if the bodyguards were captured away from bin Laden, it is likely the most-wanted man in the world is dead.”

Fifth, the United States has since 2001 offered a $25 million reward for any information leading to the capture or killing of bin Laden. But this reward offer has produced no such information, even though Pakistan has many desperately poor people, only about half of whom have been supportive of bin Laden.

Testimonial Evidence that Bin Laden Is Dead

In addition to this objective evidence, we had considerable testimony in 2002, from people in position to know, that bin Laden was dead, or probably so. These people included:

•          President Musharraf of Pakistan;

•          Dale Watson, the head of the FBI’s counterterrorism unit;

•          Oliver North, who said: “I’m certain that Osama is dead. . . And so are all the other guys I stay in touch with”;

•          President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan;

•          Sources within Israeli intelligence, who said that any new messages from bin Laden were “probably fabrications”;

•          Sources within Pakistani intelligence, who “confirmed the death of . . . Osama Bin Laden” and “attributed the reasons behind Washington’s hiding news on the death of Osama Bin Laden to the desire of the hawks of the American administration to use the issue of al-Qaida and international terrorism to invade Iraq.”

For this reason, perhaps, the stories about the demise of bin Laden largely came to an end in the latter part of 2002, when the United States was gearing up for its attack on Iraq. From then until now, there have been few such stories.

Recently, however, two former intelligence officers have spoken out. In October 2008, former CIA case officer Robert Baer suggested in passing during an interview on National Public Radio that bin Laden was no longer among the living. When Baer was asked about this, he said: “Of course he’s dead.”

In March of 2009, former Foreign Service officer Angelo Codevilla published an essay in the American Spectator entitled “Osama bin Elvis.” Explaining his title, Codevilla wrote: “Seven years after Osama bin Laden’s last verifiable appearance among the living, there is more evidence for Elvis’s presence among us than for his.”

This is an excellent article, with only one serious flaw. In 2007, Benazir Bhutto, being interviewed by David Frost, referred to Omar Sheikh as “the man who murdered Osama bin Laden.” Codevilla cited this statement as further evidence that bin Laden is dead. But Bhutto had simply misspoken: She had meant to say “the man who murdered Daniel Pearl,” which is the standard way of referring to Omar Sheikh. That she misspoke was shown the next day, when she told CNN: “I don’t think General Musharaf personally knows where Osama bin Laden is.” Ten days later, speaking to NPR, she reported having asked a policeman assigned to guard her house: “Shouldn’t you be looking for Osama bin Laden?” This flaw aside, Codevilla’s article provides good support for his claim that the widespread belief in bin Laden’s continued existence is not backed up by evidence.

What about the “Messages from Osama bin Laden”?

Many people, of course, assume that there is a lot of evidence that bin Laden is still alive, namely, the dozens of audio tape and video tape “messages from bin Laden” that have appeared since 2001. These tapes provide good evidence, however, only if they are authentic. The longest chapter of my book is devoted to this question.

I show, in the first place, that the technology for making fake audio and video tapes is now so advanced that even experts can be fooled. So although the press regularly tells us that intelligence agencies have authenticated the latest bin Laden tape, it is virtually impossible to prove a tape to be authentic.

It is sometimes possible, however, to prove a tape to be a fake. For example: If the person hired to play bin Laden writes with his right hand; if he is much heavier and darker than bin Laden was in a tape made about the same time; if he has fatter hands and shorter fingers; if his nose has a different shape. And if, in discussing the Twin Towers, he says that the fire melted the steel, whereas the real bin Laden would have known that a building fire cannot melt steel. I am speaking here of the video that was allegedly found by US troops in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, in November 2001, which is widely known as the “bin Laden confession video.”

Also obviously fabricated was the “October Surprise” video, which appeared on October 29, 2004, just in time to help George W. Bush get reelected. One clue that it was a fake, aside from its timing, is provided by its language. Bin Laden’s own messages were saturated with references to Allah and the Prophet Mohammed. But in this October Surprise video, Allah was mentioned rarely and the only “Mohammad” mentioned was Mohamed Atta. Also, whereas undoubtedly authentic bin Laden messages portrayed worldly events as cause or at least permitted by Allah, the speaker on this October Surprise video gave a purely secular account of events, even telling the American people: “Your security is in your own hands.”

The most obviously faked video is one that, appearing in 2007, was identical to the October Surprise video of 2004, except that the bin Laden figure now had a completely black beard, leading me to call it the video from “Blackbeard the Terrorist.” Although pundits tried, with straight faces, to explain why bin Laden might have dyed his beard, or put on a fake one, this video was best treated with the respect it deserved by a YouTube video featuring a actor wearing a very long, very black, beard, and saying:

Hello, long time no see. It is me, Osama bin Laden. And no, this not to be confused with just-for-men hair color commercial. . . . I make this video to prove to world that me still alive and kicking.

This video is very funny. But there is, of course, nothing funny about the fact that obviously fake bin Laden videos have been used, and are still being used, to justify the AfPak war, which continues to kill dozens if not hundreds of innocent people each week, including women and children attending weddings and funerals.


If my little book, by showing that bin Laden has probably long been dead, can help shorten this war, it will have served its main purpose.

Its other main point, to which a separate chapter is devoted, is that these fake bin Laden tapes appear to be simply one part of an extensive propaganda operation, in which the US military intelligence is using tax dollars – illegally – to propagandize the American public, with the aim of furthering the militarization of America and its foreign policy.

I hope my little book will stimulate the 9/11 truth movement, along with the anti-war movement in general, to take on more fully the task of exposing this propaganda effort, to which a growing portion of our tax dollars is being devoted.


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