The recent establishment and operation of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) signals the militarization of U.S. foreign policy in Africa.
This report is about American and British involvement in the Afghan drug trade in opium, focusing on the history of such involvement, and the nature of the drug trade since the 2001 occupation of Afghanistan. Today, Afghanistan supplies more than 90 per cent of the world's illicit opium, from which heroin is made. So who’s profiting from the trade?
British intelligence confirms the Dalai Lama’s claim that China incited the March 14th Lhasa riots in order to discredit the Tibet independence movement while China says the US supported Dalai Lama is the mastermind of efforts to sabotage the Olympics and destabilize China, paving the way for a US foothold in the geo-strategically important Himalayan region.
Recent events suggest that plans are being implemented by the United States to attack Iran.
China is selling small arms to Sudan, which are used in the Darfur conflict to maim and kill civilians, in exchange for access to Sudanese oil. The violence in Darfur will continue as long as China continues its oil-for-weapons trade with Sudan.
Rising tensions between Israel, Hamas and Hezbollah have prompted both diplomatic support for and condemnation against Israel’s isolation of Gaza, expansion in the West Bank and possible plans for a large-scale military operation.
The recent collapse of investment bank Bear Stearns, the lack of market liquidity and the sub prime mortgage crisis are all representative of more fundamental flaws in the financial system and American economy.
The broad response to the March 1sth Columbian air and ground attack on Ecuador to assassinate FARC leader Raul Reyes is reflective not of a threat of war but rather a new South American alliance against US regional influence.
China and Russia's consent to the new UN Security Council resolution against Iran reflect the modest nature of the resolution and an underlying desire by both countries that Iran not aquire a nuclear deterent, rather than a more fundamental shift in geopolitical alignment.
This report examines the current war and genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which started in the mid-1990s, placing emphasis on the roles of Western covert operations, corporations and the plundering of resources that has resulted.