Next Afghan president will face a battle for control of nation’s mineral wealth

Source: SCMP […] “There is a shadow state within the state that is capturing the economy, the military power, political power and the social base,” says Javed Noorani, researcher with Integrity Watch Afghanistan in Kabul, a non-profit research and advocacy… Continue Reading

NSA-Style: Tunisia Setting Up Counterterrorism Unit That Will Also Spy On Citizens

Source: IBT A few weeks ago, in a coastal suburb of Tunis known as Raoued, the government of Tunisia set the stage for creating an NSA-style spy agency to monitor telecommunications and Internet activity, including by its own citizens. That… Continue Reading

Libyan revolutionary field commanders | politicians arming syrian rebels

Editor’s Note: Weapons transfer from Libya coordinated by whom? C.I.A, MI6, DGSE, MIT, Mossad, BND, Qatar intelligence, Saudi intelligence? Source: Time The beefy Libyan revolutionary field commander turned politician rose from the beige couch to greet his new Syrian guest, who pulled… Continue Reading

US smuggling weapons to Syrian rebels: The real Benghazi story

Source: Asia Tribune There is a ‘side story’ going on in the American media – both the electronic and print about the Islamist jihadists lethal attack on the American ‘post’ in Benghazi, Libya last September 11 which killed American ambassador… Continue Reading