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Trump’s Pick for Afghanistan Ambassador Wants to Withdraw US Troops Immediately 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
In a move the could have major implications for the longest running war in US history, the Trump administration is planning to nominate Will Ruger to be the next ambassador to Afghanistan, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Ruger, an anti-interventionist conservative, has long championed an immediate withdrawal of American troops from that country. “A peace […]
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Coronavirus overwhelms Afghanistan’s war-ravaged hospitals 30.6.2020 BBC: World
Corruption, medical supply shortages and militant attacks have deepened the country's health crisis.
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The best-case scenario is that Russia has dirt on Donald Trump 27.6.2020 Raw Story
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House. The New […]
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Afghanistan: Rival leaders Ghani and Abdullah in power-sharing deal 17.5.2020 BBC: World
Ashraf Ghani will stay on as president, while Abdullah Abdullah will lead talks with the Taliban.
Pompeo travels to Israel to give U.S. blessing to annexation of West Bank land 12.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo travels to Israel to bestow the United States' blessing on its proposed annexation of West Bank land.

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Editorial: The global crisis we're forgetting about — 71 million people displaced by war and unrest 13.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The world faces a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions propelled by war and political instability, and so far has not devised workable remedies or programs.

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Trump’s pardons of white-collar criminals resembles the world’s worst ‘kleptocracies’: corruption expert 25.2.2020 Raw Story
On February 18, President Donald Trump granted presidential pardons or clemency to 11 people, ranging from former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to financial criminal Michael Milken (dubbed “The Junk Bond King”) to former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik (a long-time ally of Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani). Trump has drawn some praise from the […]
The Purge Continues: Top Pentagon Official Forced Out For Defending Ukraine Aid 19.2.2020 Crooks Liars
Oh, look. King DonJohn has demanded that John Rood, yet another competent and honest official, be removed from his sight! Alysin Camerota introduced the breaking news with Jim Sciutto this morning: "This is a very senior official, the Pentagon undersecretary for policy. So he was involved in all of the key administration priorities. Countering China, Russia, Ukraine story, notably. I'll get to that. South Korea, North Korea, Afghanistan. Had differences with the administration, has been asked for his resignation," Sciutto said. "But the clear message here is that he's being pushed out in part because of these differences. He came in under Defense Secretary Mattis, and this is another case where you have someone who you might describe as a contrarian voice there, who will no longer be present." "There is a very specific episode dealing with Ukraine that people can remember," John Berman said. "Hours after the famous July 25th phone call between Trump and Zelensky, where you had this alleged quid pro quo, ...
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West Point Why We’re Losing Wars Says West Point Prof 18.2.2020 Outside the Beltway
A book out today makes an odd case.
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Putin’s goal is to show how ‘democracy is a kind of a sham’: ‘Citizen K’ Documentary maker Alex Gibney 19.1.2020 Raw Story
Ever since his breakthrough documentary “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” in 2005, Alex Gibney has displayed a remarkable ability to pull scandals from headline news and turn them into gripping cinematic experiences. He dramatizes, in the sense that he often tells his stories with the pacing and structure of a thriller or a […]
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Trump Is the Third President to Lie About Afghan War Success 17.1.2020 Truthout.com
A majority of veterans and civilians don't think the 18-year-long war was worth fighting. It's time to end the ...
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The 2010s: A decade of protests around the world 1.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A turbulent decade began with the Arab Spring and ended with a swell of anti-government demonstrations from Latin America to India, Sudan and Hong Kong. Here's a glimpse of protests outside the U.S.
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WaPo’s Afghan Papers Propagate Colonial Narrative of Noble Intentions Gone Awry 28.12.2019 Truthout.com
WaPo’s Afghan Papers Propagate Colonial Narrative of Noble Intentions Gone Awry
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Trump is just a symptom of our decline — but he’s proven to be the symptom from hell 24.12.2019 Raw Story
Here’s the question at hand — and I guarantee you that you’ll read it here first: Is Donald Trump the second or even possibly the third 9/11? Because truly, he has to be one or the other. Let me explain, and while I do, keep this in mind: as 2019 ends, thanks to Brexit and […]
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Fiery Disagreements Erupt at Sixth Democratic Debate 21.12.2019 Truthout.com
Bernie Sanders shouts at Joe Biden
Democratic presidential candidates clashed over money in politics, Medicare for All and free college Thursday night.
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Trump pardons and emboldens war criminals — and the corruption of Trumpism spreads 25.11.2019 Raw Story
I have to admit that of all the spooky parallels between Donald Trump’s and Richard Nixon’s disregard for the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution, I didn’t see the war-criminal coddling coming. I should have. Nixon famously had the My Lai mass murderer, Lt. William Calley, freed from prison and put under house arrest […]
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BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year? 16.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Our most inspiring and influential women of 2019 give us their vision of a female-led future.
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The president’s ‘America First’ policy has been replaced by a ‘Trump First’ strategy: columnist 14.10.2019 Raw Story
Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Jackson Diehl outlined in a Sunday column that President Donald Trump may have promised his supporters an “America First” presidency, but it’s quickly become a “Trump First” policy instead. In the column, Diehl explained it took Trump about one month to completely destroy his 2016 campaign promise. “Thanks mostly […]
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Afghans vote for president amid Taliban threats, fraud fears 28.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Afghans headed to the polls Saturday to elect a new president amid high security and threats of violence from Taliban militants, who warned citizens to stay away from polling stations or risk being hurt.

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Afghanistan's presidential election: All you need to know 28.9.2019 BBC: World
Millions of Afghans will vote for a president on Saturday but many will stay away for fear of violence.
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