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Russia ‘arming the Afghan Taliban’, says US


I didn’t have to look far to find a Russian denial.  Russia denies supplying the Taliban As soon as Russia denies doing something, I feel it has to be true. They did that all throughout the Cold War and continue doing the same today.  Almost every time they deny something, it turns out to be… Continue reading Russia ‘arming the Afghan Taliban’, says US

Afghanistan · Information Warfare · Russia

U.S. Concerned Russia Supplying Arms To Afghan Taliban


A top U.S. Army general has suggested during a visit to Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that Russia is arming Taliban militants. General John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said during a joint press conference in Kabul with Mattis on April 24 that he wouldn’t dispute that Russia’s involvement in… Continue reading U.S. Concerned Russia Supplying Arms To Afghan Taliban

Afghanistan · Information operations · Information Warfare

Afghan Lawmaker Threatens Female Journalist With Rape And Cutting Off Nose


I heard different words than a translation.  I heard Afghan leading cleric and lawmaker Nazir Ahmad Hanafi  say “he’ll cut off her nose”.   The picture on the right says the same thing.  May you rot in hell, Nazir Ahmad Hanafi.  I’ve been searching for this clip for several hours and finally found it.  Now I’m… Continue reading Afghan Lawmaker Threatens Female Journalist With Rape And Cutting Off Nose

Afghanistan · Information operations · Strategic Communication · Strategic Communications

We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us” An Analysis Of Nato Strategic Communications: The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) In Afghanistan, 2003-2014


Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Colleagues, May I please draw your attention to this excellent publication, authored by retired Canadian Army Colonel Brett Boudreau, on behalf of the NATO Centre of Excellence StratCom, Latvia.  Colonel Brett has undertaken an exceptionally piece of research, a really very detailed analysis of the whole ISAF StratCom campaign in Afghanistan.  His evidence base is hugely impressive and his conclusions… Continue reading We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us” An Analysis Of Nato Strategic Communications: The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) In Afghanistan, 2003-2014

Afghanistan · Russia · Ukraine

Russian Bravado on Display, but Sword is Rusted, Twisted, Broken


Russian parliament approves use of troops in Ukraine The headline, above, from the Washington Post, was from March 1st, 2014 and for some odd reason Russia is now protesting US approval to supply weapons to Ukraine after a Russian invasion?  The US is not saying ‘let’s go to war with Russia’, but somehow ‘we must… Continue reading Russian Bravado on Display, but Sword is Rusted, Twisted, Broken

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Afghan couple hack off nose, ears in revenge attack | Reuters


Women’s equality took a giant leap forward in Afghanistan, no longer are honor killings against one’s daughter fashionable.  Somehow I just can’t feel bad for any man who rapes a 14 year old girl, especially a cleric. BY ZAKARIA NASIRI BAGHLAN MARKAZI Afghanistan Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:23pm BST (Reuters) – Afghan police have arrested… Continue reading Afghan couple hack off nose, ears in revenge attack | Reuters