Tag Archives: War

Memorial Day 2009 : Ashes, Stones and Flowers

In Memory of All Victims of War and Terrorism:Ashes, Stones, and Flowers By Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Rev. Patricia PearceThe Rag Blog / May 25, 2009 For vibrant lives suddenly and shamelessly sacrificed, we lift up the ashes of our … finish reading Memorial Day 2009 : Ashes, Stones and Flowers

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Englehardt: The Expanding Afghanistan-Pakistan Conflict

Bodies of some of 25-30 Afghan civilians killed in NATO air strike, October 16, 2008. Obama has escalated the Afghanistan war. Photo: Abdul Khaleq/Associated Press.Going for Broke: Six Ways the Af-Pak War Is ExpandingBy Tom Engelhardt / May 21, 2009 … finish reading Englehardt: The Expanding Afghanistan-Pakistan Conflict

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Blowing It in Afghanistan, Just the Same As in Iraq

Top Ten Ways the US is Turning Afghanistan into IraqBy Juan Cole / April 3, 2009 1. Exaggerating the threat. An Afghan army foot patrol was attacked by guerrillas in Helmand Province on Wednesday, according to AP. US and Afghan … finish reading Blowing It in Afghanistan, Just the Same As in Iraq

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Justifying Afghanistan: Obama’s Got It Wrong

President Obama announces a new comprehensive strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Friday. Behind him, from left, are policy advisor Bruce Riedel, Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen, National Security Advisor James Jones, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. AP … finish reading Justifying Afghanistan: Obama’s Got It Wrong

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PTSD Meds: Killing Soldiers When the Battle’s Over

Veterans’ families question cause of deaths: Post-traumatic stress syndrome treatment citedBy Julie Robinson / March 1, 2009 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Stan and Shirley White’s son Andrew, a Marine reservist, died at home 2 1/2 years after he returned from Iraq. … finish reading PTSD Meds: Killing Soldiers When the Battle’s Over

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US Policy in Afghanistan: Destined for Failure?

An Afghan boy walks by a destroyed Soviet made helicopter in Kabul in this picture taken February 5, 2009. February 15th marks 20 years since the last Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan. Moscow’s forces pulled out of the country in … finish reading US Policy in Afghanistan: Destined for Failure?

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Current Gaza War Part of Israel’s Regional Plan

From Left to Right: Meir Dagan, Ariel Sharon, Efraim HalevyThe Invasion of Gaza: ‘Operation Cast Lead,’ Part of a Broader Israeli Military-Intelligence AgendaBy Michel Chossudovsky / January 4, 2009 The aerial bombings and the ongoing ground invasion of Gaza by … finish reading Current Gaza War Part of Israel’s Regional Plan

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Are Civilian Casualties in Gaza Higher Than Stated?

See video of Norwegian doctor describing conditions in Gaza below. Is the UN Complicit in Israel’s Massacre in Gaza?By Omar Barghouti / January 02, 2009 A friend forwarded to me the most original greeting for the New Year: “I wish … finish reading Are Civilian Casualties in Gaza Higher Than Stated?

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Blum on America’s ‘Stability Operations’ Around the World

The Anti-Empire ReportBy William Blum / January 2, 2009 America’s other glorious war The Pentagon pushes hard for a large increase in troops for Afghanistan. Barack Obama has been calling for the same since well before the November election. Listen … finish reading Blum on America’s ‘Stability Operations’ Around the World

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US, Russia, China Refuse to Sign Cluster Treaty

Just a reminder: this is what cluster bomblets do to people.Cluster Bomb Treaty and The World’s Unfinished BusinessBy Ramzy Baroud / December 13, 2008 The United States, Russia and China are sending a terrible message to the rest of the … finish reading US, Russia, China Refuse to Sign Cluster Treaty

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Afghanistan: Breaking from BushCo Policy and Catastrophe to a Viable Future

The Afghan government says that at least 70 people including women and children were killed in the ‘careless’ attack by US forces on Azizabad village in northwest Afghanistan. Photo: AP.Operation Enduring Disaster: Breaking with Afghan PolicyBy Tariq Ali / November … finish reading Afghanistan: Breaking from BushCo Policy and Catastrophe to a Viable Future

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The Misrepresentations About the War in Georgia

Photo: Time.Why did the West ignore the truth about the war in Georgia?By Mary Dejevsky / November 12, 2008 The US and UK left the impression that Russia was the guilty party Thank goodness, they might be thinking at the … finish reading The Misrepresentations About the War in Georgia

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