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The Afghan People Will Win #27

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Why I Refused to Return to Fight in Afghanistan's Brutal Occupation - by Joe Glenton

http://presstv.com/usdetail/241516.html

"Recent events in Kabul confirm the occupation is falling to pieces. The argument that Afghans are rejecting the Taliban falls flat. BY refusing, I clawed back some honor from an honorless war.."

 

Inquiry Into Veteran's Suicide Derailed as MacKay Gag's Military Lawyers

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/langridge/6661833/story.html

"Defence Minister Peter MacKay's gagging of military lawyers brought an inquiry into an Afghan veteran's suicide to an often bizarre and grinding halt Tuesday..."

 

Seepage and Suffering: Obama's Civil War Scenario For Afghanistan  - by Chris Floyd

http://chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/2245-seep...

"So now we know the grand plan of the Peace Laureate (and his wag-tail pack of lapdogs in NATO) [*That's YOU Canada!] for the people of Afghanistan: civil war - facilitating an all-out, full-scale-never-ending-hydra-headed civil war to tear the country to shreds.."

 


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NDPP wrote:

"So now we know the grand plan of the Peace Laureate for the people of Afghanistan: civil war - facilitating an all-out, full-scale-never-ending-hydra-headed civil war to tear the country to shreds.."

 

It's no grand plan, civil war after the US and NATO leaves is inevitable; the Northern Alliance tribes of the north will fight the Pashtun dominated "Taliban" of the south just like they always have.

 

The Afghan people will not have won; they will be back to business as usual.

 

 


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Taylor: Ottawa Happy to Fork out Millions to Prop Up Corrupt, Hated Regime

http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/101159-taylor-ottawa-happy-to-fork-...

"The unelected regime of President Hamid Karzai is one of the most hated and mistrusted governments on the planet. WIthout an alternative, NATO has been forced to create a massive security apparatus to keep his government in power. At present, there are close to 400,000 Afghans on the payroll of either the police or the army. The basic costs to maintain this massive establishment comes to about $4.1 billion per year, not including the current expense of untilizing NATO trainers and advisors.

Now that NATO is committed to pulling out in 2014, the central question at the Chicago summit was, who will finance the $4.1 billion cost of the Afghan security forces beyond that date? Happy to oblige, Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged that Canada would contribute $110 million for at least three years, beginning in 2015.

Just like that, Canada has offered to spend millions to finance a corrupt and incompetent security force to prop up a hated regime for three more years..."

and just like that Canadians will swallow it - even as their social safety net disappears before their very eyes.


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The Authoritarian Mind  -  by Glenn Greenwald

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/27/the_authoritarian_mind_2/singleton/

"Yet another Afghan family (and a bakery in Pakistan) is extinguished by an airstrike: unleash the justifications..."


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Operation Enduring Freedom: A Civilian's View  - by Ian Pounds

http://warisacrime.org/content/operation-enduring-freedom-civilian%E2%80...

"I'm out. This will be the first presidential election as an adult I will not vote in. It is, I am saddened to believe, virtually meaningless who wins. Afghanistan is the size of Texas, with only 29 million people. You tell me, Mr President, what ten years, 46 nations, 130,000 troops and half a trillion dollars have done to help the Afghan people build a strong and peaceful democratic society? It could have been different..."


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Canada Accused of 'Complicity' in Torture in UN Report

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/06/01/pol-un-report-torture-c...

"...The committee's report condemns Canada's practice, during the Afghan mission which ended last year of handing prisoners over to Afghan security forces despite a 'substantial risk' that they would be tortured. In addition, the UN committee recommended that Canada promptly approve the transfer of Omar Khadr from Guantanamo to Canada's custody. The UN panel refers to 'Canadian officials' complicity in the human rights violations of Omar Khadr while detained at Guantanamo.."

and no domestic remedy to either could be achieved by our pols - shocking and shameful


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India's Role in Afghanistan

http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/165438/

"...And while the Americans had been keeping Pakistan out of the loop of even their now-collapsed peace negotiations with the Taliban, they had nudged Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign on to a strategic partnership pact with India. This American wish for India's prominent role in Afghanistan has always been there.."


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When War Comes Home  -  by Chris Cobb

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/When+comes+home/6753206/story.html

"Battle hardened from tours in Afghanistan, many of the 6,000 soldiers at CFB Petawawa returned from combat emotionally scarred and in need of help they can't seem to get. There are worries the base has become a powder-keg.."


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Our stand against NATO

Malalai Joya wrote:
Recently, Barack Obama travelled to Kabul to meet Afghanistan's so-called President Hamid Karzai. Both leaders used this meeting to pretend that they are ending this war when they are really trying to prolong it. Obama knows that the American people are turning against the war, and both men also know that the Afghan people are against not only the war, but the continued occupation of their country.

Both claim that the war will end in 2014, while saying simultaneously that American troops will remain in some capacity until 2024. As 2024 nears, they will probably say they mean to remain in Afghanistan until 2034.

Canadian professor blows lid off of America's phony "war on terrorism"

NATO ♡ Taliban ♥ ♥ "Al-Qa'eda"


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Peace Mission Hurts: NATO Will Leave Afghanistan With 'Wounds' (and vid)

http://www.rt.com/news/nato-civilian-deaths-afghanistan-199/

"...I think that without exaggeration, it would be safe to say now that the vast majority of the Afghan people have really rebelled against the foreign occupation of their country. The only reason you're seeing more courageous resistance attacks against the coalition forces in Afghanistan, is because the ordinary Afghans are providing sanctuary, providing protection, providing access to the resistance fighters - the Al Qaeda, the Taliban - whatever you want to call it - whatever NATO wants to call them.

And everything you hear, frankly, about winning 'the hearts and minds' is really ancient history. The Americans have absolutely lost it as far as the Afghan people's hearts and minds are concerned...No one has undermined the international system in the 21st century more than NATO and the US, and this is very dangerous..."


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Yeah, like they left Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Philippines etc. The Atlantic Alliance has coveted non-Atlantic real estate since way before a cold war got started. The Yanks have been meddling in Asia since before the October Revolution and since Vietnam. This is a map of Central Asia, and Afghanistan is smack dab. How can the US Military leave Afghanistan in a few years if they are embroiled in another war? Afghanistan would be a wonderful staging country for waging blitzkrieg over Iran.  It's like making a deal with renowned liars and war criminals. Nothing they say is worth one thin dime. And we can tell they are lying. Whenever their lips move, it's a sure bet they are lying. And lapdog newz media backs-up the lies. The public is lied to constantly.


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US Military Thought Canadian Efforts Fell Short in Kandahar  -  by Mitch Potter

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1216132--u-s-military-thought-...

"American reluctance to confront Canada over its weak military hold in Kandahar province was among the costlier blunders of teh war in Afghanistan, a new book alleges. Excerpts published Friday by the Washington Post describe the rising concerns of a team of US military advisers who were stunned in 2009 when an unnamed senior Canadian intelligence officer in Kandahar told them 'I have no idea what's going on inside the city.'.."

there goes some more bs canucklhead mythology of our stellar accomplishments in Afghanistan....


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Unfriendly Fire: How the Taliban Mastered the Operational Art of Modern War

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/unfriendly-fire/

"The greatest intellectual challenge in Fourth Generational war against opponents that are not states - is how to fight it at the operational level. NATO in Afghanistan, like the Soviets three decades ago, has been unable to solve that riddle. But the Taliban appear to have done so.

Like the Soviets, we can take and hold any piece of Afghan ground. And doing so brings us, like the Soviets, not one step closer to strategic victory. The Taliban, by contrast, have found an elegant way to connect strategy and tactics in decentralized modern warfare.."

and why the Canadian 'Training' mission is doomed to fail and should be ended asap.


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Resistance to the Endless War Interview with Saba Maher, Suraia Sahar and Samira Sayed-Rahman of Afghans for Peace

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Ashley Smith: If the U.S. is not developing the country, why is Obama committed to continuing the occupation till 2024?

Samira Sayed-Rahman: I don't believe that it's for any of the reasons that they claimed, whether that's fighting al-Qaeda, enforcing democracy, promoting women's rights or training the Afghan army. There are fewer than 100 al-Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan, so that is a huge joke for us. These are just excuses to stay in Afghanistan longer.

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Saba Maher: Maternal mortality is the highest it's ever been in Afghanistan. It's actually the highest rate in the world.

2024. And that will turn out to be a terrible lie because the U.S. Military rarely if ever gives up a colonial outpost toehold if they can help it.

The U.S. Military is there for the long haul. And they intend to continue propping-up the most ruthless motherfuckers they can find in Afghanistan same as they have since the 1980's. Afghans are not winning today. Ordinary Afghans haven't been winning for the last 30 years and counting.


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Taylor: New Book Shows Rewriting of Afghanistan War Story Has Begun

http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/113008-taylor-new-book-shows-rewrit...

"In Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan, author Rajiv Chandrasekaran reveals that senior American commanders believe their Canadian military counterparts dropped the ball in Kandahar province.."


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Taliban's polio vaccine ban places 241,000 kids at risk 

It's difficult to tell who the biggest morons are in Afghanistan, Uncle Sam or his former proxies. Assholes!


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 'Bye Bye Miss American Pie'(vid)

http://www.rt.com/news/american-pilot-target-video-582

Hannibal Lector is a music lover - let it be a requiem to their dying empire...


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'Private Contractors are Whacking People like Crazy over in Afghanistan for the CIA'

http://www.legitgov.org/Private-contractors-are-whacking-people-crazy-ov...

"...While Blackwater's covert unit began as a Bush administration story, President Obama now owns it..."


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'US Has Never Been Straight With Its People About Its Foreign Policy Aims' (and vid)

http://rt.com/news/taliban-jere-van-dyk-captive-policy-interview-154

"Jere Van Dyk is a former TV correspondent and Taliban expert (and was once held captive by them) He believes the Taliban is poorly understood in the West..."


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NATO air strike kills eight women

This of course was NATO's hysterical reaction to this:

Afghanistan 'rogue' attack: Four Nato soldiers killed

 


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Taliban Outflanks US War Strategy  -  Gareth Porter, Shah Noori

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/NI22Df01.html

"The Taliban appear to have achieved a strategic coup with the US-NATO decision to halt joint operations with Afghan security forces and the rising toll of deaths caused by locals turning on their foreign mentors..."

So where does this leave Canada and its remaining troops' mission? Apparently Canada's involvement is to be allowed to quietly fade into the history books, and the national memory hole, before it is even over...


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Afghan Government Could Fall Apart After NATO Withdrawal - Report

http://rt.com/news/afghanistan-government-nato-withdrawal-894/

"The Afghan govenrment is unprepared to assume security responsibility following the withdrawal of NATO forces in 2014 and could potentially collapse, the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned in a new report. The fragile security situation in Afghanistan is expected to dominate the agenda during a meeting of defense ministers from NATO member states on October 9-11.

As NATO prepares to transfer security functions to the Afghans, there is growing concern over the wave of 'insider' or 'green on blue' attacks in the country which have killed over 50 coalition troops this year..."

 

Canada's Training Mission in Afghanistan Nearing an End

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2012/10/06/canadas-training-mission-in-afghan...

"Canadian soldiers were among the first to set combat boots on the ground in Afghanistan in October of 2001. Around 40 Canadian commandos from the highly secretive JTF-2 anti-terrorism unit were deployed after Sept 11, 2001, with British, US and American special forces troops around Kandahar. Now, over ten years and 158 casualties later, troops from the Land Forces Western Area and Joint Task Force West (LFWA-JTFW) are preparing to land in the desert of Afghanistan one final time..."

we will see...


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US Mercenaries Drunk, Shooting IV Drugs in Afghanistan (and vid)

http://cryptogon.com/?p=31843

'every other night..."

no wonder the Taliban are winning


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Atrocities in Afghanistan: A Troubling Timetable - Updated

http://vcnv.org/atrocities-in-afghanistan-a-troubling-timetable-updated-1

"Since April of 2009, Voices activists have maintained a partial listing of civilians killed by US led ISAF/NATO troops in Afghanistan..."

'We've shot an amazing number of people and killed a number and, to my knowledge, none has proven to have been a real threat to the force,' said General McChrystal.


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Western patriarchy has met its match and then some in Afghanistan, finding only defeat there once again without ever having put forward a convincing argument as to why they thought it might turn out different this time around. The problem is that neither side can ever admit to being wrong, and so it does come down to pure economics being the catalyst and culmination to this debacle, as people have said all along.


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Where is the press coverage of these children.  Where is the none stop CBC reporting on the sorrow of their families.  Sorry I forgot these kids were called called Collateral Damage and our MSM doesn't report on those kinds of insignificant children. 

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KABUL | Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:29am EDT

(Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday condemned a NATO operation that he said killed four children in the country's east, a claim the coalition said was possible.

 


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Military Investigating Video of Racially Charged Skit (and vid)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/11/07/ns-greenwood-...

"The Canadian military has launched a formal investigation after a racially charged video was leaked to CBC News. The video features an unidentified member of Canadian Forces Base Greenwood in Nova Scotia. The man is in brown makeup and wearing a turban pretending to be Osama bin Laden's brother..."

You can kill them or bomb them, burn their wives and kids, but CF has  'zero tolerance' for 'culturally insensitive and inappropriate' behaviour. What a perfect metaphor for PC Canada.

Canadian Forces in Afghanistan A Distant Memory for Official Ottawa?

http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2012/11/07/canadian-forces-in-afghanistan...

"...the last group of Canadian soldiers are to leave Thursday for Kabul, where they will participate in the second rotations of Operation ATTENTION. From mid-October to mid-November 2012, approximately 850 CF members have deployed to form the next Canadian CONtribution Training Mission - Afghanistan (CCTM-A). Serving as part of Operation ATTENTION, the soldiers will provide support for training and professional development of Afghanistan's national security forces until June 2013..."


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Future of Afghanistan (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/12/09/277077/future-of-afghanistan-us...

"The US corporate sector will join the Taliban to control the governance of Afghanistan, a political activist says..."


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NDPP wrote:

Military Investigating Video of Racially Charged Skit (and vid)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/11/07/ns-greenwood-...

"The Canadian military has launched a formal investigation after a racially charged video was leaked to CBC News. The video features an unidentified member of Canadian Forces Base Greenwood in Nova Scotia. The man is in brown makeup and wearing a turban pretending to be Osama bin Laden's brother..."

You can kill them or bomb them, burn their wives and kids, but CF has  'zero tolerance' for 'culturally insensitive and inappropriate' behaviour. What a perfect metaphor for PC Canada.

Canadian Forces in Afghanistan A Distant Memory for Official Ottawa?

http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2012/11/07/canadian-forces-in-afghanistan...

"...the last group of Canadian soldiers are to leave Thursday for Kabul, where they will participate in the second rotations of Operation ATTENTION. From mid-October to mid-November 2012, approximately 850 CF members have deployed to form the next Canadian CONtribution Training Mission - Afghanistan (CCTM-A). Serving as part of Operation ATTENTION, the soldiers will provide support for training and professional development of Afghanistan's national security forces until June 2013..."

 

And CBC got Shaun Majumder to champaion their crusade?  Did they over look all the Osama Binladden videos he made himself lol


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Serviam6 wrote:

And CBC got Shaun Majumder to champaion their crusade?  Did they over look all the Osama Binladden videos he made himself lol

Nice comment. In so many different ways.


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