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

Is Russia Running a Secret Supply Route to Arm Syria’s Assad?

Source: Time On Nov. 27, a clip appeared on YouTube of a Russian-made Syrian military helicopter apparently being hit by Syrian rebels using a surface-to-air missile. The footage of the gunship, smoking as it turns and flies away, suddenly made… Continue Reading

Syrian Rebels Have US Stinger Missiles – Russian General

Editors Notes: The Free Syrian Rebels “i.e. terrorists” have acquired more than US Stinger Missiles. Related Articles: Pentagon’s distribution of weapons for Iraq’s security forces smuggled to Syrian Rebels, Syrian rebels acquire surface-to-air missiles, U.S. Still Hunting for Missing Libyan… Continue Reading

DEA Foreign-deployed Advisory and Support Teams Told To Back Off From The Brother Of Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Source: BI Ahmed Wali Karzai was an influential power broker in Afghanistan before he was assassinated in July 2011. In June 6, 2007 email, titled “RE: Humint – Afghanistan – Karzai (Strictly Protect – Confidential,” Stratfor vice president of intelligence Fred Burton wrote:… Continue Reading

Operation Martillo: 200 US Marines deployed to Guatemala to combat cartels

Source: AP A team of 200 U.S. Marines began patrolling Guatemala’s western coast this week in an unprecedented operation to beat drug traffickers in the Central America region, a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday. The Marines are deployed as part… Continue Reading