Author: Friends of The Fifth Column

Bahrain: “Undeclared Martial Law”

Bahrain (OpenDemocracy) – The outright militarization of the security apparatus has infected more and more sectors of Bahraini society. In fact, it’s now been written into the country’s constitution itself. Six years ago, New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof described his…

Surging Corruption in Afghanistan

Afghanistan (SCF) – Associated Press reported that on April 24 «a senior US military official speaking on condition of anonymity said in Kabul that Russia was giving machineguns and other medium weight weapons to the [Taliban]». No evidence was offered, and there was…