Afghan Latest

Monday, July 26, 2010

Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, and the man behind the popular political blog "The Washington Note," discusses the latest in Afghanistan policy, and how the looming deadline is making both the left and right nervous. Plus, New York Times chief Pakistan correspondent, Jane Perlez, discusses the secret military field reports recently made public by Wikileaks.


Steve Clemons and Jane Perlez

Comments [3]

Jason Pacifico from

RE: WikiLeaks Afghanistan leak

Hi Brian,

In regard to the WikiLeaks Afghanistan leak, I think the issue w/ the ISI Intelligence in Pakistan, their support for Taliban forces (their enemy--the Pashtuns--not mine or the American people by the billions of dollars) against the so-called American Interest in Afghanistan, is the fiction in a nutshell, that the CIA, NSA are the secret enemy in the Taliban and al Qaeda. (See Michel Chossudovsky book:"America's Global War on Terrorism"). We are the "terrorist" in fiction, factions, forms, calculus CIA network of groups supports and 'is' the complete network of al Qaeda and the Taliban) and equations, to Global Imperialism and on Oil in Afghanistan (raw materials and CEYAN-TBILSIS-BAKU-Caspian Sea-Turkmenistan pipeline, and, the Unocal's COOP pipeline: which will transport Caspian Sea natural gas from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan and to India. along w/ the IPI Pipeline f/ IRAN through Pakistan to India), Pakistan, Kashmir, Pakistan/India and, what is the seemly corollary to the policy, a Second "WTC and Freedom Tower bombing in New York City [will be in the future] engineered by the NSA/CIA to blame it on al Qaeda and Taliban, etc., sometime in 2011-2012, to go to war w/ IRAN.

I also believe, similarly, the ISI attacks in Mumbai, India, in 2008, killing 290 civilians at 5 different locations (hotel, café’, a Jewish center, 2 train stations) was-- as in the case of el Qaeda and the Taliban coordinated and choreographed attacks in Afghanistan run by the CIA.

I see the US policy and Globalization (Imperialism) developing and tantamount to the Persian Empire of 550 b.c.

Jason Pacifico

Jul. 29 2010 01:47 PM

yes! but as part of the cold war regean wanted to out spent the soviets and that worked

Jul. 26 2010 10:35 AM
Norman from NYC

Would we have been better off if we had just let the Soviets alone in Afghanistan?

Jul. 26 2010 10:13 AM

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