- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
Friday, Aug. 01, 2008 at 11:59 AM
Free Speech News' Plans to reform itself with content paralleling mainstream Public Radio and commercial news, shown by its July 30, 2008 "Taliban War Propaganda Tools in Pakistan," mystifies listeners
Listener concern over developments at Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) and its move to parallel the mainstream coverage of National Public Radio and commercial news sources grew Wednesday, July 30, 2008, with a six minute news segment entitled "Taliban War Propaganda Tools in Pakistan." "Taliban War Propaganda Tools in Pakistan"
FSRN has been appealing to listeners with funding requests to make up a loss of funding from Pacifica that has never been explained publicly. Listeners in Los Angeles could not understand how anyone at FSRN would think that abandoning and insulting its left-wing, progressive base would advance the broadcast and organization. A broad base supports a national radio daily alternative news program and has concern over FSRN's move from that goal.
KPFK runs Free Sppech Radio News at 6:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.
In FSRN listener and progressive circles, accurate understanding of the Afghan war has long existed. "Let's Speak the Truth About Afghanistan" ; "NATO Genocide in Afghanistan" ; "Afghanistan: The Brutal and Unnecessary War the Media Aren't Telling You About" . The U.S. and its Nato Allies, Britain, Canada, Germany, and France, have recruited and financed the Tajik and Uzbek tribes, former allies of the Soviets, to fight a tribal war against the Pashtuns, former allies of the U.S. against the Soviets.
The Pashtun live on both sides of the Afghan Pakistan Durand line border. Per one source:
"The line devised by the British was worked by the British Colonial Officer Durand and thus became known as the Durand Line. The document was to be ratified by the legislative body in Afghanistan. It never happened. It was to remain in force for one hundred years. It has not been revived on the deadline, which was 1993 either. ... Legally the Durand Line remains as an imaginary line dividing families on both sides. It has never been demarcated either, especially from Khyber Agency north to Chitral. "The Unholy Durand Line"
Living on adjacent territory, the Tajik, Uzbek, and Pashtun tribes have fought for centuries. Generally speaking, the level of conflict among them has ebbed and flowed with external financing of their wars, British, Soviet, and American. When they have to pay their own bills for their battles, they tend to get more agreeable.
The Pashtuns learned of 9/11 when everyone else did. The Pashtuns and the Pashtun Taliban regime had no knowledge that Osama was planning anything like 9/11 and offered to extradite him to the U.S.or a third country if the U.S. provided some evidence against him. "Bush rejects Taliban offer to hand Bin Laden Over" Extradition treaties uniformally require a prima facie showing of guilt, a level beyond mere probable cause.
The Taliban Afghan government had rejected a deal for the Trans Afghan pipeline with an American Company, Unocal, in favor of one with Bridas Corporation of Argentina, a front for non-U.S. oil interests. "From Afghanistan to Iraq: Connecting the Dots with Oil" Just like when some Central American political leader talked of taxing the United Fruit Company and Smedly Butler was a general in the Marine Corps, Bush sent in the Marines.
As seen by ordinary Pashtuns, they were minding their own business with their usual conflicts, when Bush comes in, for no reason to them, with smart bombs that tend to land on women, children, and wedding parties. After six years of this, they are sick and tired of America and its attacks and bombs. "US-led forces kill more Afghan civilians" ; "CIA death squads killing with
"impunity" in Afghanistan" ; "US offensive displaces thousands of civilians in Afghanistan"
In a tradition dating back to Alexander the Great, if you start a tribal fight the Pashtuns, you have to fight the whole tribe, the ones in Pakistan and the ones in Afghanistan. As stated in "Fall back, men, Afghanistan is a nasty war we can never win; Britain's commanders ignored every warning that the Taliban were the toughest fighters on earth" :
"To have set one of the world's most ancient and ferocious people on the warpath against both Kabul and Islamabad takes some doing. But western diplomacy has done it. . . .
"There is no sensible alternative to ending military operations against the Pashtun.
Obama's call for two more divisions for Afghanistan is as big a joke as is McCain's call for three divisions. Neither has the least understanding of the unwinable, externally financed tribal war into which the Afghan conflict has become and which has no connection to true American national security.
Neither shows any understanding that a tribal war with the Pashtun undermines the U.S. strategic goal of a pipeline through Afganhistan.
Neither shows any understanding that Pakistan holds a trump card here in its geographic control of U.S. supply lines to Afganhistan.
And now we get to the Free Speech Radio News version of the world: "Taliban War Propaganda Tools in Pakistan":
"Meanwhile, a growing black market of anti-US propaganda is emerging in Pakistan's tribal areas, with unlicensed FM radio stations and pirated DVDs regularly reaching thousands of villagers. According to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), more than one hundred pirate FM channels operate at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area.
Wow! People making Anti-U.S. propaganda. They don't like us? Sounds like we need Obama now to go in and clean up Pakistan.
With crap like this, FSRN RIP.
Report this post as:
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018
Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018!
Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018!
Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A.
Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released
Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups
After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video
Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights
What Big Brother Knows About You and What You Can Do About It
Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down
Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29
Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf
Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development
Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine
Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents
Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters
City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre
Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling
Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present
Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police
LA Times Homicide Report
More Local News...
What does the Quran Say About Islamic Dress??
Biodiversité ou la nature privatisée
The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion
Book Available about Hispanics and US Civil War by National Park Service
The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 Listen Globally!
The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder
Paraphysique de la dictature étatique
Book Review: "The New Bonapartists"
The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia
Théorie générale de la révolution ou hommage à feu Mikhaïl Bakounine
The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally!
“Lost in a Dream” Singing Competition Winner to Be Chosen on April 15 for ,000 Prize!
The World Dependent on Central Banks
Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine
March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update
Apologie du zadisme insurrectionnel
ICE contract with license plate reader company
Black Portraiture(S) IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba No...Cambridge Yes
Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges
Prosecutors treat Muslims harsher than non-Muslims for the same crimes
Amy Goodman interview on cell phone safety
Mesa, Arizona police officer kills unarmed white man
Israeli leaders should be prosecuted for war crimes
Paraphysique de l'autorité
Two Podcasts on fbi corruption
Fbi assassins assault & try to kill DAVID ATKINS
More Breaking News...