What happened to Khaled Samy Abdallah Ismail?

Wikileaks has uncovered a mystery worthy of a Hitchcock film, involving a Canadian, the infamous Bagram prison, schizophrenia and the disappearance of a man into thin air. Khaled Samy Abdallah Ismail is an Canadian-Egyptian mistakenly captured in Kandahar in 2006 and detained for 18 months in Bagram while authorities decided what to do with him. ...

RedBedHead: Taliban Makes Itself Popular By Killing NATO-Backed Crooks

I’m sure there will be paeans of praise for the now late mayor of Kandahar, particularly in the North American median. The Globe & Mail, for instance, suggests that Mayor Ghulam Haidar Hamidi was a reformer who was trying to root out corruption. However, it seems that local Afghans didn’t feel the same, and saw ...

RedBedHead: The Disaster That Is Afghanistan

This week’s slaying of Ahmad Wali Karzai, brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a warlord/mobster with extensive power in Southern Afghanistan is a reminder that NATO and the Americans haven’t got the situation in Afghanistan under control. Not by half. That they needed to rely upon a man with money in drugs, corruption, influence ...

World Headlines Review: Afghanistan: War, Power and Illusion

Canadian LAVs, Afghanistan, by isafmedia This week, Project Censored has released its annual list of top 25 censored news stories in a volume entitled Censored 2011: The Top Censored Stories of 2009-2010.  An astounding article published by The Nation on November 11, 2009; How the US funds the Taliban, resurfaces as the main source for ...