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The Risks Of Clearly Defining The Law. (tags)

analysis and implications of Hedges v. Obama et al.

America's Lost War (tags)

anti-war

Several Reasons to Oppose Obama's Use of CIA Drone Strikes (tags)

Despite promises of "change" from the GW Bush regime foreign policy of interventionism, President Obama has chosen to follow the path of his predecessor GW by continuing the use of CIA drones to attack terrorist and "accidental" civilian targets. By killing innocent civilians along with their targets, CIA drones increase anger and thus aid in recruitment to terrorist organizations ("blowback"), thereby making more enemies and justification of an expensive military strategy that only benefits military weapons contractors.

We Can Do Better (tags)

A video showing US Marines urinating on dead Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan came to worldwide media attention just this month. Apparently, the dead Taliban soldiers were killed by the US soldiers. At this point it is not known what precisely the video was intended for, outside of demeaning the Taliban fighters. Not much is publicly known about the US soldiers themselves, but from the video they appear to be young and obviously not thinking clearly.

Most Taliban bombs are just ammonium nitrate fertilizer (tags)

According to this Washington Post article most of the bombs the Taliban use against the Americans are simple bombs made out of nothing more then ammonium nitrate fertilizer which is set off with a blasting cap made out of a acid filled pen or glass tube.

Withdrawing but not Capitulating (tags)

NATO has lost the war... Since the Afghan executive is hated and becomes the problem instead of the solution, NATO supports an illegitimate government and falls into a situation that is hardly tenable... The presuppositions for a negotiated peace exist.

Afghanistan: Eight police killed at Helmand checkpoint (tags)

Correspondents say that in recent months Taliban militants have carried out several attacks, some of them high profile, by infiltrating the Western-trained Afghan security forces.

The Afghanistan War and International Law (tags)

From the standpoint of the invaded, this war was and is a brutal violation against the basic principle of international law in Art 2 of the UN Charter which strictly prohibits the threat and use of force in international relations. This war was and is a war of aggression and a crime against peace.

Are the United States and NATO are losing the War in Afghanistan? (tags)

In this study I will examine whether NATO and the United States have failed in their War in Afghanistan against Islamic terrorism between 2001-09. To do this I will compare their objectives against measurements of effectiveness (MOE’s) as provided by both political and military sources as prescribed by the intervening forces.

The War On Terror (tags)

"Pakistan warned Washington against future attacks. However, US military officials, under pressure from Obama to show progress in the endless Afghan war, responded to Pakistan’s warning by calling for expanding the Afghan war into Pakistan. On October 5 the Canadian journalist Eric Margolis wrote that “the US edges closer to invading Pakistan.” In his book, Obama’s Wars, Bob Woodward reports that America’s puppet president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, believes that terrorist bombing attacks inside Pakistan for which the Taliban are blamed are in fact CIA operations designed to destabilize Pakistan and allow Washington to seize Pakistan’s nuclear weapons."

New War Rumors: U.S. Plans To Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal (tags)

"“The free-wheeling access to US covert military and intelligence operatives, both officials and private contractors, is another destabilising factor that we seem to be unable or unwilling to check. And now there are the NATO incursions into our territory and targeting of even our military personnel, which shows how servile a state we are living in at present. [10] As the war in Afghanistan, the largest and longest in the world, proceeds with record casualties among civilians and combatants alike on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistani border, plans are afoot to further expand the war into Pakistan and to threaten Iran as well. Comparisons to Washington’s war in Indochina have been mentioned. [11] But Pakistan with its 180 million people and nuclear weapons is not Cambodia and Iran with its population of over 70 million is not Laos."

Bradley Manning: An American Hero (tags)

He needs and deserves our support

Neoconned Bush regime covered up fatal Taliban Chinook missile strike (tags)

Neoconned Bush regime covered up fatal Taliban Chinook missile strike

War in Afghanistan: illegal, Untenable and Unwinnable (tags)

war now being escalated

Using Alleged Terrorism to Escalate Wars and Homeland Repression (tags)

NY bomb incident may unleash a wave of homeland repression

Who is the Enemy in the Afghanistan "War"? (tags)

In 1994 the US brought to power the Taliban, Koran students raised in Pakistan's refugee camps. Attacking Afghanistan on account of Al Qaida would be like bombing Germany on account of skinheads. Do German soldiers only defend the US' superpower claim, not our security?

"War never serves peace" (tags)

War never serves peace just as lies never serve truth and cats are not dogs. We wage war against the nature that we exploit and against the starving whom we drive into misery. As soon as one says war, we fall back thousands of years to the Stone Age and lose the option for the future.

Afghanistan: Nothing is Good (tags)

The Security Council did not give Americans any blank check. The strongest military alliance of the world threatens to break down after eight years of war in Afghanistan.

“Rethink Afghanistan” Screens in San Diego (tags)

The Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest recently screened Robert Greenwald’s hard-hitting 2009 documentary “Rethink Afghanistan,” which meticulously lists all the reasons given for the U.S.’s continuing and escalating military involvement in Afghanistan — from the alleged need to deny al-Qaeda “sanctuary” in the country to the supposed “liberation” of Afghan women — and demolishes them all. The March 18 screening was followed by a talk-back session with three members of the San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace, who talked about their own experiences in Korea and Viet Nam and the similarities between how those wars were justified and sold to the American people and the current campaign to legitimize our Afghan campaign.

Obama's War Crimes Same as Nazi War Crimes (tags)

On March 23, 2010, at age 88, a former Nazi iwas convicted of war crimes perpetrated over 65 years ago which the perpetrator, Henrich Boere, called justifiable under international law as a response to violent acts of resistance against the German occupiers as he was told the victims were partisans, terrorists.

STOP THE WAR, END THE SENSELESS ATTACKS ON THE AFGHAN PEOPLE. (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) vehemently condemned the US-NATO forces for its indiscriminate air strikes against Afghan civilians. This incidents spiked during the combined US-NATO operations against the Taliban. Yesterday, 27 Afghan civilians were killed and 14 wounded in yet another round of NATO air strikes. Their convoy of three vehicles, which included women and children, was hit on its way to Kandahar province.

AFGHANISTAN: THE DEFEAT OF THE EMPIRE (tags)

The shame of the defeat.

Defeat U.S. War on Afghanistan and Iraq! (tags)

On December 1, President Barack Obama officially announced a massive escalation of the U.S. war on Afghanistan, tripling the number of American military personnel there since Obama took office. This move marks a decision by Washington to continue the colonial occupation of Afghanistan indefinitely, and with it the bloody slaughter of the Afghan people. Obama’s claim that he would “begin the transfer” of U.S. forces by mid-2011 was just sucker bait for gullible liberals. “Afghanistan Is Now Obama’s War,” proclaimed the media from New York to London to Mumbai. But Afghanistan has been the Democrats’ war since the moment it was launched, in September 2001, and together with the war on Iraq, it is a bipartisan imperialist war. No one in Washington thinks the Afghan puppet army will be able to handle the Taliban. The actual U.S. strategy is not to defeat the Taliban but to weaken it enough so that elements of the Islamists can be brought into a political deal. It is striking that in the United States, a majority of the population is turning against the war even though there hasn’t been a major national antiwar march in more than two years – ever since the start of the last presidential election campaign. At protests following Obama’s announcement of more troops to Afghanistan, organizers carefully avoided any signs mentioning the president by name. Our Internationalist contingent, in contrast, carried signs including, “Hey Obama, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today? Defeat Imperialist Slaughter in Afghanistan, Iraq.”

What Obama ment to say (tags)

At West Point.

Behind the "debate" over Afghanistan (tags)

October 7 marked the eighth year of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, making it one of the longest wars in U.S. history, and the end is nowhere in sight. Instead, today the imperialists are facing mounting difficulties and staring into the abyss of possible defeat.

Afghanistan; Our Alpine Quagmire, 8 Years is Enough! (tags)

After eight years of hunting OBL throughout the mountains of Afghanistan with no luck, can we finally say "enough is enough" and begin the process of U.S. troop withdrawal from this alpine quagmire??

US OUT OF AFGHANISTAN! US OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES! (tags)

Today, October 2001, the Bush regime’s armed forces launched “Operation Enduring Freedom” by carpet bombing Afghanistan and then invading and occupied the whole country after a minimal resistance from the existing Taliban regime. Like when Bush proclaimed “mission accomplished “ in Iraq, Afghanistan was an easy victory to their delight in 2001 but later it became their worst nightmare several years later.

The Reaction Will Be Televised (tags)

If you want to stop their Beckistas, unplug their televisions.

In Afghanistan, NATO Has No Military Goals (tags)

Population sectors open initially to the western invasion are turning today to the Taliban. The Karsai government is hated as never before on account of its corruption, cronyism and the brutality of warlords supporting the government.

Dugard Rape-Kidnap Case Highlights Anti-Women Government (tags)

Article with comments questions possible CIA involvement in the Garrido-Dugard child kidnapping ring, and what people can do to prevent these acts from continuing..

VIDEO: The "Safe Haven" Myth (tags)

President Obama defended the expansion of the war by calling it a "war of necessity." Harvard Prof. Stephen Walt takes on Obama's justification for escalating the Afghanistan war.

Marriages and Funerals in Afghanistan and Pakistan (tags)

A discussion of the great propensity of American bombers and drones to hit weddings and funeral ceremonies in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Largest drug bust in history in Afghanistan 92 tons (tags)

Most of it is turned into heroin and smuggled to markets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The vast province is a known stronghold for the Taliban and al-Qaeda insurgency.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

Change Colin Powell can believe in is exactly the kind of change we should fear.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

It was Mr. Obama who seemed more aligned with President Bush's current policy of authorizing American special forces to cross the Afghan-Pakistan border into Pakistan's tribal areas that Al Qaeda and the Taliban have used as a sanctuary.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

U.S. General: "We are not losing, but we are winning slower in some places than others."

Al Qaeda and Taliban takeout Islamabad Marriott (tags)

The Islamabad Marriott was believed a relatively safe haven and a favorite place for locals and foreigners to stay and socialize, despite repeated militant attacks. In January 2007, a security guard blocked a suicide bomber who triggered a blast just outside the Marriott, killing the guard and wounding seven other people.

Obama, McCain urged to unite against terrorism (tags)

In spite of reports in The Washington Post and Pakistan's DAWN newspaper that Pakistani troops fired at a U.S. helicopter that was raiding an Al Qaeda safehouse in Southern Waziristan, the defence establishments in the two countries denied the incident. Realpolitick and business interests of the military-industrial complex seems to be blocking a sound U.S. policy on defanging Pakistan's military.

The Taliban Rule Man (tags)

Those were not the words of the Taliban. Omar the Just would simply ask Canadians to stop dying cowardly for Heroin pushers who insanely hate women because We are more intelligent, and instead, as Real Men would, support the arrest of those who actually committed 911. Like General Ahmad

Free Speech Radio News Credibility Takes Dive (tags)

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

US military action on Pakistan advocated (tags)

* Analysts say likely dangers include collapse of Pakistan govt * Propose Special Forces operation to prevent nukes from falling into wrong hands * Suggest supporting army

U.S plans to arm Pakistani paramilitaries (tags)

The New York Times has reported that U.S. military officials want to enlist Pakistani paramilitaries along the border with Afghanistan. At a military strategy meeting of the United States Special Operations Command, the strategy was formulated as a means of expanding the ongoing battle against the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

Ethnic cleansing new American policy in Afghanistan (tags)

Pashtuns to e ethnically cleansed ino Pakistan

Afghanistan, the CIA, bin Laden, and the Taliban (tags)

The U.S. government was well aware of the Taliban's reactionary program, yet it chose to back their rise to power in the mid-1990s. The creation of the Taliban was "actively encouraged by the ISI and the CIA," according to Selig Harrison, an expert on U.S. relations with Asia. "The United States encouraged Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to support the Taliban, certainly right up to their advance on Kabul," adds respected journalist Ahmed Rashid. When the Taliban took power, State Department spokesperson Glyn Davies said that he saw "nothing objectionable" in the Taliban's plans to impose strict Islamic law, and Senator Hank Brown, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia, welcomed the new regime: "The good part of what has happened is that one of the factions at last seems capable of developing a new government in Afghanistan." "The Taliban will probably develop like the Saudis. There will be Aramco [the consortium of oil companies that controlled Saudi oil], pipelines, an emir, no parliament and lots of Sharia law. We can live with that," said another U.S. diplomat in 1997.

Korean hostages to b released (tags)

Taliban leaders,Nasrullah and Bashir say so

The Lashkar Gah massacre (tags)

We are now slaughtering the babies

100,000 Russian troops (tags)

could not do it...and Bush thinks he can

Women, please be patient - still (tags)

I posit the radical notion that the denial of rights and oppression of women is equally important as the denial of rights and the oppression of any other group in a society. Underlying this notion is that women ARE those other groups and one cannot separate them out from “the rest of the population” seeking a better life.

The War On Freedom by Nafeez Ahmed E-book (tags)

This is an E-Book edition of Nafeez Ahmed's 2002 book, The War On Freedom: How and Why America was Attacked, September 11th 2001

Dick Cheney Nearly Killed by Pervez Musharraf through Mullah Dadullah (tags)

Castro says “Close but no cigar.”

Taliban chief hasn't seen Osama (tags)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar has added to the mystery over Osama bin Laden, saying he hasn't seen his ally and fellow fugitive since U.S.-backed forces ousted the Taliban from Afghanistan in 2001.

Watchdog warns NATO on civilian deaths (tags)

An international human rights group criticized NATO-led troops in Afghanistan, saying their tactics increasingly endanger civilians and are turning the population against the Western alliance.

New tool in fighting terrorists: smoking Afghani marijuana? (tags)

Smoking dope to help the war in Afghanistan? I don't know? But I will smoke to that.

The Taliban Aren't Gone, Women Haven't Been Liberated: Afghanistan Reconsidered (tags)

The October 7 anniversary of the war on Afghanistan passed virtually unnoticed on U.S. soil. Mainstream news outlets spared the Bush administration the embarrassment of accounting for the subsequent fate of Afghanistan's 30 million people five years after the U.S. launched the first "regime change" in its never-ending war on terror.

Operation Cyclone & Terrorism (tags)

The CIA's "Operation Cyclone" - Stirring the Hornet's Nest of Islamic Unrest

AFGHANISTAN - THE OTHER LOST WAR (tags)

HOW THE US PLUNDERED AFGHANISTAN IN THE NAME OF LIBERATION

Musharraf says Pakistan faced U.S. 'onslaught' (tags)

Is'nt it amazing how the U.S. government can screw up the world?

U.S.-led coalition losing Afghanistan (tags)

Time to "cut and run" - Almost five years after a U.S.-led coalition attacked Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks, experts warn that the country is slipping away.

BTL:Five Years After 9/11, Taliban Fighters Regaining Strength in Afghanistan (tags)

Interview with Sonali Kolhatkar, co-director of the Afghan Women's Mission conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Mass rioting reveals depth of Afghan opposition to US occupation (tags)

The mass rioting that broke out in the Afghan capital of Kabul Monday has exposed the intensity and breadth of popular opposition to the four-and-a-half-year US-led occupation of Afghanistan and the fragility of the hold on the country by Washington and the puppet regime of President Hamid Karzai. According to official and press reports, at least 20 people died Monday in clashes between demonstrators, US troops and Afghan security forces, while more than 140 were wounded. A doctor at the Khair Hana Hospital in northern Kabul told the New York Times that a seven-year-old child was among the dead, while several other school children were severely wounded.

Why They Hate Us: Reason #1003 and Counting... (tags)

How is nighttime bombing of a village (when all the kids are sure to be home and tucked in bed) supposed to be “bringing democracy” to anybody? And what are these villagers supposed to do when armed Taliban fighters demand refuge in their houses? Turn them out and tell them to go away?

Bush&Co: Making America Safer One Released War Crime Victim at a Time (tags)

There has been no word about apologies from the U.S. to these captives, but you’d think it would be a smart idea to hand each victim a fat wad of cash before sending them on their way.

Whoops! ..Ah Islam!, Hidden again (tags)

Whoops! Another honest mistake I guess. Funny how that keeps happening when the stories' perpetrators are muslim. Hmmm? Just as any peice of news about oh, say, an Israeli attack on a hamas enclave, would be kept up as long as it wasn't racist or defamatory, as this simple bit of reporting CLEARLY isn't, I'm sure it's fair to say that an honest mistake was made. So here it is again, presented as a fascinating sociological insight into the peace-loving and wholly humanistic fundamentalist muslim culture.

BTL:Taliban Attacks and Election of Warlords Spark Concern about America's... (tags)

...Forgotten War in Afghanistan ~ Interview with James Ingalls, co-director of Afghan Women's Mission, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Bush's unwelcome gift to NATO: Afghanistan (tags)

Economically, most Afghans see neither an improvement in their personal lot, or view the rebuilding of their country happening at an acceptable pace.

Onward, Christian theocrats: the Yankee Taliban on the attack (tags)

“Our goal is a Christian nation,” says Terry Randal. “We are called by God to conquer this country.”

Free John Walker Lindh! (tags)

The young man imprisoned as an “American Taliban” was one of the first victims of American torture in Afghanistan. He was framed, tortured into writing a confession, and gagged for 20 years to keep him from talking. Now that we know his true fate at the hands of his American captors, it’s time to demand his freedom, and to hear his story in his own words.

A NEW DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (tags)

from Skeeter Sanders' blog

Remembering Afghanistan: 3 Years Into the War on Terrorism (tags)

Anniversary / Fundraising event for the Afghan People

Lies and Misleading Statements from the Debates (tags)

Both Kerry and Bush, in their own ways, were prevaricators in the debates. Bush lied more often and bigger, but Kerry did his share. His biggest lie may have been to say he’ll fight the war and win in Iraq.

The Continuing Struggle of Afghan Women: A Three Part Film Series (tags)

Part 2 of a film series to help save a refugee High School from closure in Pakistan.

THE CONTINUING STRUGGLE OF AFGHAN WOMEN: A THREE PART FILM SERIES (tags)

Part one of a film series dedicated to raising awareness of Afghan women, while also raising funds to save a refugee high school from closier in Pakistan.

Activists Report on Afghanistan, Iraq (tags)

Global Exchange's Medea Benjamin questioned the ongoing war in Iraq, and KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar spoke of the how commercial news media neglects to report on the suffering of the people of Afghanistan in a May 27th forum.

U.S. Forces Appeal to Afghans against Taliban (tags)

Up to one third of the country, mainly the south and east, is effectively off-limits to foreign aid workers due to the security threat posed by Islamic militants.

Dreamers & Idiots (tags)

Britain And The US Did Everything To Avoid A Peaceful Solution In Iraq And Afghanistan

On Tactics and Strategy: How Bush has Misunderstood Military Strategic Doctrine (tags)

You know you never defeated us on the battlefield, said the American colonel. The North Vietnamese colonel pondered this remark a moment. That may be so, he replied, but it is also irrelevant.

9-11 Commission Covers Up Bush Family Ties (tags)

You expect maybe to find suck revelations in the New Yuk Times? Yeah, right. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

Afghanistan, Now Godforsaken (tags)

  The government headed by Hamid Karzai still controls just part of Afghanistan's territory. So-called field commanders who consider themselves heroes for overthrowing the Taliban regime have distributed the authority among themselves. It is not ruled out that only thanks to field commanders the regime was overthrown.

But wait a minute GWB sez we won. (tags)

WASHINGTON -- President Bush will soon declare an official end to combat in Iraq, White House officials said Friday, previewing an address that also will outline his plans to rebuild the war-torn nation and sustain the global war on terrorism. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apwashington_story.asp?category=1151&slug=Bush

General Truth (tags)

A poster below suggested the US was aiding the Taliban. The reality is the US was aiding NGO's (non-governmental organizations) in providing humanitarian relief to the Taliban's victims.

(Move over 9-11 families) Meet the 'Fort Hood Families'! (tags)

A 'war blog' ... Make way '9-11 families' for the new rising stars, 'the Fort Hood Families'. As well as this new little propaganda toy of the extreme right wing, we are also being fed huge amounts of perjury and falsehoods during the war, just as we were in the lead up to the war, all intended to convince people that the war is something that its not. However the documents of the Extreme Right illustrate quite clearly that the war in Iraq should actually be renamed 'Operation Iraqi Oil'.

Anyone Remember Afghanistan? (tags)

Rumors about the death of the fanatics in Afghanistan were premature. Local bosses and drug traffickers are entering the vacuum created by the Karzai regime. The U.S., eager to bring the message of the West to Iraq, seems to be turning a blind eye...

Liberated From Life (tags)

In early October, an Afghan woman, Nurgessa, roaming the deserted streets of Kandahar accompanied by her little boy said the following for the 'liberation' efforts of the United States of America:   "Last night, while we were sleeping the Americans bombed our homes. When I woke up I saw Agha Gul [her husband] shattered into pieces and my other two sons had their heads blown away....

Was 'Mastermind' Really Captured? (tags)

Was 'Mastermind' Really Captured? By Robert Fisk The Independent | The Toronto Star Monday 3 March 2003

Greetings from Afghanistan (tags)

A US military officer writes from Afghanistan

Perpetual Death From America (tags)

"If they had killed us once, it would not be so bad. But what the Americans have brought upon us is not only depriving us but our future generations of our basic god given human right, the right to live. They will be killing us for generations to come" (An Afghan Victim of US-UK bombing) The War Hawks keep trying to downplay the lingering death created by Depleted Uranium munitions. The death toll contiues to mount.

Chew On This My Leftist Comrades (tags)

TheStranger.com January 21 2003

WAR CRIMES IN AFGHANISTAN COMING TO LIGHT (tags)

If you thought those recently released Pentagon photos of Taliban POWs bound and gagged by American military forces was bad, you ain't seen nothing yet. James Doran's documentary "Afghan Massacre" is now revealing more about what has really occured in Afghanistan under American rule.

the innocent in camp x-ray(Guantanamo bay) (tags)

a pakistani held by US in camp x-ray says he and many others are blameless

George Orwell Exposed Pacifists' Political Motives (tags)

An exposure of the timeless 'peace activist'.

Taliban Foreign Minister's Advance Warning of 9/11 Ignored, sez UK Independent (newspaper) (tags)

Weeks before the terrorist attacks on 11 September, the United States and the United Nations ignored warnings from a secret Taliban emissary that Osama bin Laden was planning a huge attack on American soil. ..The warnings were delivered by an aide of Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil, the Taliban Foreign Minister at the time, who was known to be deeply unhappy with the foreign militants in Afghanistan, including Arabs.

"Liberated" Afghanistan (tags)

Not long ago, the war propaganda machine crowed about how happy the Afghanis were to be "liberated" by U.S. forces. But the truth is that the overthrow of the Taliban and the intrusion of U.S. troops has plunged Afghanistan into chaos, and worsened and deepened the poverty there. Karzai's puppet regime controls only Kabul, and Karzai himself has to be guarded by Americans. Rival warlords contend for influence, and would be fighting each other even more if not for U.S. troops. Meanwhile, the U.S. bombing continues, having recently massacred the guests at a wedding party.

20 Things learned after 9-11 (tags)

Twenty Things We've Learned Nearly A Year After 911

Enron - 9-11 (WTC) connection -- DEMAND FULL Congressional Inquiry! ACT NOW!! (tags)

* The Enron Corp. did the feasability study on the oil pipeline that Bush Admin was negotiating with Taliban. According to the French reporter's new book the Bush Admin threatened the Taliban with a choice between "a carpet of gold . . . or a carpet of bombs." ACTIVIST KIT ENCLOSED!!!

Victorious warlords set to open the opium floodgates (tags)

Ali expects the new rulers of the province to encourage him to grow as much opium as possible. 'Before the ban the government used to collect taxes on my poppies, now the warlords will collect them. We will have no problems from them,' he said.

Dec 10 Anti War Demo Reports (tags)

A summary of RAWA support demonstrations for peace.

"THE RELATIVITY OF LOUTISM" by jim hightower (tags)

his newest column

The Unwinnable War (tags)

Now with the near collapse of the immediate foe, the Taliban government, and the approach of winter, the window of opportunity is closing to get food to those facing starvation before they get snowed in. Yet America is determined to finish off the Taliban as first priority, while the Northern Alliance celebrates victory, executing prisoners and interfering with food shipments. As the old saying goes, with friends like these who needs enemies. Imagine the shock if America were to get smart, learning from some of its past mistakes, shaking up its foreign policy, and withdrawing obvious unwarranted affronts.

Resident CokeHead Taliban Bush (tags)

Bush continues following the orders from those who placed him in position. Democracy, what democracy?? Perhaps a couple of eight-balls, or Belushi specials are in order.

Afghan Women: Solution for Afghanistan's Future (tags)

The Feminist Majority released this call to work with women in Afghanistan to rebuild the country.

RAWA's Statement on the Northern Alliance's Entry into Kabul (tags)

RAWA acknowledges, in the below statement, that the retreat of the Taliban from Kabul is, indeed, a positive development. However, the Northern Alliance has a very bloody history of its own; and RAWA calls on the world community to assist the people of Afghanistan in their efforts to build a peaceful future where basic human rights become a cornerstone of Afghan society.

Total Media Domination Hinders One World Government (tags)

'Infinitely more shameful - and unethical - were the disgraceful words of Walter Isaacson, the chairman of CNN, to his staff. Showing the misery of Afghanistan ran the risk of promoting enemy propaganda, he said.

9 Children dead in latest U.S. bombing of Kabul (tags)

An Afghan man lifts the head of a child who along with 11 other civilians died during U.S. air raids in Kabul on October 28, 2001, witnesses said. A man and his seven children were killed when a bomb crashed through their home, according to the family's mother. (Sayed Salahuddin/Reuters)

Bombings That Hit Wrong Targets in Afghanistan (tags)

Following is a list of non-military installations allegedly bombed, apparently in error, by U.S. forces since they launched attacks on Afghanistan on Oct. 7.

U.S.WAR ALLY RETREATS AGAIN (tags)

A war can not be won by air strikes alone. So far the U.S.ground force ally, the Northern Alliance, has failed to do U.S.any good even with massive U.S.air support. Bush says it may take 2 years- some say NEVER!

U.S.WAS ALLY RETREATS AGAIN! (tags)

In any war a victory can't be won by air strikes alone. Ground action in Afghanistan, the U.S. admits, will be tuff at best.So far U.S.s ground ally, the Northern Allaince has failed in every effort so far even with massive U.S. air support. In three weeks the Muslim holiday and winter will become major hurdles. Bush says 2 years. Some say NEVER!

Taliban Bombs US Terrorist Traning Camps (tags)

Afghanistan Bombs US Terrorist Training Camps at the unpopular Republocrat Regime that harbors them

U.S. Chopper shot down by Taliban? (tags)

Monday October 22, 2001 Taliban, U.S. Clash Verbally Over Helicopter. Photo shows Taliban troops with wreckage of Chopper.

U.S.BOMBS STRENGTHEN TALIBAN! (tags)

The globelized corporations, driven by intense competition for control of foreign markets and low cost natural resources and cheap labor make the same mitakes now that they did in the Korean and Viet wars.

U.S.BOMBS STRENGTHEN TALIBAN! (tags)

In spite of the U.S. bombing in the Korean and Viet wars that united their people against the invader the Globelized corporations still are driven by intense competition to fight for the competitive advantage of controling foreign markets,cheap labor and natural resources.

U.S. Army propaganda flyers (tags)

The U.S. Armed Forces are using radio broadcasts and flyers to demoralize the Taliban of Afghanistan. CNN has published a collection of these propaganda flyers currently being dropped all across Afghanistan.

Al-Quaida, Taliban vow revenge as air raids continue (The Frontier Post) (tags)

WASHINGTON (APP): US planes punish Afghanistan but draw fire during a daylight raid Wednesday on the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, as prime terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden renewed his call on all Muslims to attack US targets worldwide.As the United States claimed air supremacy over Afghanistan, Arab nations gave support to the fight against global terrorism but were cautious about the US action in Afghanistan.

Bush offers Taliban 'second chance' (The Times of India) (tags)

Cough Bin Laden up and we will reconsider' WASHINGTON: President George W Bush gave the Taliban a "second chance" on Thursday, saying if they hand over Osama Bin Laden immediately, he may halt US-led military strikes against them.[ 8:48:20 AM Friday, October 12, 2001, AFP ]

U.S. Attack on Afghanistan Could Provoke Dangerous Backlash Across Muslim World (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report, who assesses reaction in the Muslim world to the U.S. bombing campaign and the possible repercussions for governments supporting the U.S. war against terrorism.

Thu, Oct 11: Latest Updates from Afghanistan (tags)

**Latest Updates from Afghanistan Thursday, October 11 **For More Updates and information, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/S11/Updates.htm and No War for 'Revenge' main page: www.ActionLA.org/S11

The UN calls Northern Alliance "main opium producer" (tags)

AFP, Oct.6, 2001 story featured at the RAWA site.

Wed Oct 10: Latest Information on Afghanistan (tags)

Latest Information on Afghanistan Wednesday, October 10 No War for Revenge!: Information for national antiwar movements. www.ActionLA.org

US cruise missile 'kills Kabul civilians' (tags)

· Houses destroyed, says Taliban · Afghan militia backs Bin Laden · Blair meets troops in Gulf

1st casualty = rule of law (Guardian) (tags)

Apparently Afghans in Britain are not all so happy that the US and UK are bombing their homeland. The US press seems to promote the opposite view for our domestic Afghan nationals. Why the discrepency?

Afghan King Asks US to 'Spare Innocents' (tags)

Former King Mohammad Zaher Shah: "Although we recognise the United States' legitimate right to pursue and seek justice against those who perpetrated the criminal acts of September 11, our paramount objective is the safety, integrity and dignity of the Afghan nation and the Afghan territory… We urge the United States and its allies to respect the territorial integrity of Afghanistan and the safety and the life of our innocent people."

The Guardian: US and Britain Begin Attacks on Taliban (tags)

The "international alliance" consisted of just two countries--the US and the UK--as the first military strikes were launched today. This account comes from one of the most informative sources inside the second country in this alliance: "Minutes after the strikes on Kabul, the Taliban's stronghold of Kandahar also came under attack, provoking a mass exodus from the city. Jalalabad was next, and there were reports that smaller towns in the north as well the major city of Mazar-i-Sharif had come under fire. There were no immediate reports of casualties."

Taliban Propose[d] Osama Extradition to Pakistan (tags)

On the verge of US airstrikes, the Taliban made a gesture that the US & the world ignored: Afghanistan's ruling Taliban are proposing to turn over Osama Bin Laden to Pakistan for trial, but only on condition that Islamabad will not extradite the Arab dissident to any other country, a top Taliban official told Online on Saturday."The proposal aimed at avoiding large-scale devastation has been received by Pakistani officials and they are considering it before sending to the USA", the official said.

UPDATE: UNOCAL still pushing Afghanistan pipelines (tags)

So much for the PR

Osama bin Laden and Taliban Products of Cold War Battle Against Soviet Union (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Sonali Kolhatkar, vice president with the Afghan Women's Mission, who summarizes the history of U.S. relations with Islamic fundamentalist groups in Afghanistan, while expressing concern about the character of new U.S. allies there.

US Allies Are Killers and Drug Dealers (tags)

Pakistan's shadowy intelligence service, one of the main sources of information for the US-led alliance against the Taliban regime, is widely associated with political assassinations, narcotics and the smuggling of nuclear and missile components - and backing fundamentalist Islamic movements.

SALON: Our Scary New Best Friends (tags)

The Northern Alliance may be the enemy of our enemy -- the Taliban -- but it has its own grim history of violence and abuse of power.

US role in WTC attacks - Investigation called for (tags)

Evidence is mounting that the Bush administration may have deliberately provoked a terrorist attack on the U.S. as a means of justifying its plans to replace the Taliban in Afghanistan with a puppet government friendly to gas and oil development in the region.

BUSH'S FAUSTIAN DEAL WITH THE TALIBAN (tags)

US CA: Column: Bush's Faustian Deal With The Taliban

Too Touchy (tags)

Our Enemy's Enemies Are Not Our Friends

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