Tag Archives: Afghanistan

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on | Heather Linebaugh | Comment is free | theguardian.com

What the public needs to understand is that the video provided by a drone is a far cry from clear enough to detect someone carrying a weapon, even on a crystal-clear day with limited clouds and perfect light. This makes it incredibly difficult for the best analysts to identify if someone has weapons for sure. […]

Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan: More than half of the world’s terrorist attacks happen in just three countries.

While the total number of terrorist attacks around the world has been steadily rising, it is also an increasingly concentrated phenomenon. New data released today by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism based at the University of Maryland shows that just three countries for the year 2012—Pakistan, Iraq and […]

The man who said Dr. Martin Luther King would have Supported the Iraq/Afghan Wars confirmed as homeland security chief

The Senate approved Johnson on a vote of 78-16 as part of a raft of confirmations pushed forward after a recent rule change stripped Republicans of their power to block nominees with a procedural roadblock known as a filibuster.Obama said in a statement he was pleased that Johnson was confirmed with broad bipartisan support.\”Jeh will […]

Camerons Afghanistan Mission Accomplished Claim Slammed

Asked if  troops would leave next year with their mission accomplished he said: \”Yes I think they do. I think they can come home with their heads held high.\”His remarks were immediately criticised for echoing US President George W Bushs triumphalist comment at the end of the Iraq war in 2003 which preceded that countrys […]

WikiLeaks Criminal Complaint Claims U.S. Seized Leaked Garani Bombing Video – Forbes

“I am informed by my legal advisors that this formal document may trigger an investigation and that independent judicial bodies may seek explanations of the responsible authorities as a result,” writes Assange in his statement to the Swedish government. “I request that Swedish judicial authorities act swiftly to question and arrest if necessary those who […]

U.S. House urges adding Haqqani group to terrorist list – AlertNet

U.S. officials have accused the Haqqanis of high-profile strikes including an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in September and an earlier truck bombing that wounded dozens of U.S. troops. Despite those accusations, the militant group is not on the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organizations list. Inclusion in the list would bring sanctions such […]

Afghanistan’s My Lai

[wsws.org] The action of the unidentified US staff sergeant in Panjwai district in Kandahar province, slaughtering at least 18 innocent civilians, including nine children, is a demonstration of both the brutality and the deepening crisis of American imperialism’s war of aggression in Afghanistan and Pakistan.The atrocity recalls, in both its horror and its potential political impact, […]

War and neglect leaves 500,000 Afghans homeless: Amnesty | The Raw Story

Half a million Afghans displaced by war have been left homeless and struggling to survive because of government and international neglect, Amnesty International said Thursday.Around 400 people join makeshift shelters around the country every day, Amnesty said in a report entitled “Fleeing war, finding misery”, based on three years of research.The Afghan government estimates that […]

Taliban reportedly behead four men as suspected spies – latimes.com

REPORTING FROM KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — The bodies were discovered on Sunday evening. It is not unusual for it to take several days for provincial authorities to learn of killings that have taken place in remote areas. Daoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Helmand governor, denounced the beheadings, saying the men had no connection to the government. “They […]

Child Slave Labour in NATO’s Afghanistan – English pravda.ru

And to cap it all, we now have UN reports of slave labour. And child labour. Well actually forced child labour…or to be more exact, child slave labour. In Afghanistan, under NATO’s nose.The latest report “Buried in Bricks: Rapid Assessment of Bonded Labour in Afghan Brick Kilns” reveals that most workers in the brick kilns […]

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